So, you’ve arrived in Ho Chi Minh City (still lovingly called Saigon by locals), and what’s the first thing you see? Millions of motorbikes, all cheerfully dashing down the multi-lane roads with nary a traffic light in sight! Not to worry, this is part of Saigon’s magic.
The main mode of transportation in Saigon—the motorbike—is an incredibly efficient form of transportation, as well as a wonderful way to see this vibrant city with its vast network of roads and alleys. And what’s a more iconic motorbike than a vintage Vespa?
Think Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday—there you are on the back of a vintage Vespa, seeing the sights of a world-class city in the open air! Our fellow travelers love exploring Saigon by Vespa, and we offer a safe way to make it happen: an expert guide and driver—a local who knows Ho Chi Minh City like the back of his hand—will drive you past the main sites, down the charming back alleys, and through the intricate network of roads just waiting to be explored. We’ll provide helmets, while your professional driver will guarantee a safe ride. It’s an exciting and immersive way to see the city as the locals do.
On our vintage Vespa tour of Ho Chi Minh City, you can choose either a two- or four-hour trip that takes you to the city’s hard-to-reach places, as well as to favorite local haunts. On our night tour of Ho Chi Minh City, your vintage Vespa driver explores the city’s lively nightlife. You’ll sample the best street food, hit a sidewalk beer bar (bia hoi), visit a traditional Vietnamese coffee shop and wrap up the night at a local club. Throughout, you’ll rub shoulders with the throngs of local people who gather all over the city after sundown.
If you’re an early rise, another option is our vintage Vespa morning tour, where you’ll head to Tao Dan Park for some early-morning bird watching, enjoy a local coffee, check out the elegant shops of Dong Khoi Street, pass the iconic Opera House and stop by the colorful Ho Thi Ky flower market, among many other pit stops. Because our insider tours of Saigon have no rigid structure, you’ll have plenty of chances to interact with locals, shop, and take pictures.
So, hop on! Tour Ho Chi Minh City via vintage Vespa, to get a unique, authentically Vietnamese perspective on this city’s culture, architecture, and history. To start planning your own vintage Vespa tour, contact one of our locally based Travel Specialists.