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4 hours
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Overview

Ho Chi Minh city is one of the largest cities in Vietnam and it’s the economic engine room. Still affectionately known as Saigon. Though it has an entrepreneurial spirit that hums day and night, Saigonese is so chill and happy in such a  metropolitan city. The answers will surprise you after the tour.

Saigon stirs up the morning with different kinds of activities in the most vivid way. Positive energy becomes a great source of a high-effective day. When you are in Saigon, do as Saigonese do. The Good morning Saigon tour will engage you in the most typical but essential morning routine of local life.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Join a morning walk around Saigon downtown

Experience Saigon morning vibe when locals go out for daily morning habits

Enjoy the iconic Vietnamese breakfast

Discover the hidden gems in Saigon

SCHEDULE DETAILS

DURATION

4 hours

TOUR TYPE/SIZE

Small group/ Private (Minimum group size is 2 people and the maximum is 8 people)

MEETING/ENDING POINT

Opera House

DEPARTURE/ENDING TIME

7:00 AM-11:00 AM

 
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Itinerary

7:00 AM
The tour guide will pick you up at the Saigon Opera House. Then you will stroll down Dong Khoi, the fancy and luxurious street as it was since the French colonial times. We will pass by the city hall and Nguyen Hue walking street to see the city’s pride.

Our first stop is one of the oldest Pho restaurants in town where the original taste of Pho remains unchanged for over 70 years. After filling our stomach with hot delicious Pho, we are ready to visit the Ton That Dam market, the market for the upper class, the few downtown markets that sell everything for the local essential needs.

Then we discover the old and charming apartment and stop for a morning drink- Coffee. It is a must-drink for Saigonese in the morning. Sip coffee and talk about life and watch traffic going around is what we do to get ready for a day.

After that, we will head to the Quang Trieu Assembly Hall to learn about Chinese history as well as the spiritual life of Chinese- Vietnamese in Saigon.

11:00 PM

The walk will end with lunch at the local restaurant. There is nothing better than delicious local food to get the introduction of Vietnamese cuisine. 

We will drop you off at your hotel after the tour.

 
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Prices & Offers

NOTICE:

This tour is only applied to the children from 7 years OR above.

PRICES

  • Rates are in USD per person.
  • 30% surcharge applies for: Apr 30 & May 1;   Sep 2;   Dec 31, 2020 &  Jan 1, 2021

SMALL GROUP TOUR POLICIES:

  • Please note that the price applies to the number of people per booking and NOT the number of people in the combined group (minimum group size is 2 and maximum is 8 people) on the date of the tour.
  • Although we do accept solo travelers (WITH / WITHOUT children), we’ll need to match you up with other travelers who wish to take the tour on the same day as you. The tour is only guaranteed to depart with a minimum of 2 adult travelers. In this case, please contact us by either phone or email to confirm the availability.

FEATURES& INCLUSIONS:

Included:

  • 2 bottles of water/passenger,
  • Breakfast (a special local food: Pho/ Hu Tieu),
  • Lunch at a local restaurant,
  • 1 light snack and coffee or soft drink,
  • English speaking guide,
  • Transport by car back to your hotel in District 1,3.

Excluded:

  • Additional food and beverage,
  • Personal expenses,
  • Tips/gratuities or the local guide, insurance.
 
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Important Notes

CONFIRMATION OF BOOKING:

When you submit your booking, it does NOT mean your tour is booked. You will receive a confirmation email from our booking staff shortly. 

If you do not hear back from us within 24 hours of your booking request, please check your SPAM or JUNK mail folder or contact us again via info@innoviet.com or call us at (+84) 83 439 1331. Thank you!

TOUR FAQS:

How far is the whole trip?

Walking distance is approximately 5 km. You will be walking mostly on streets and alleys with flat terrain and regular uneven steps so it might be not suitable for minors (less than 6) or travelers that need an accessible facility. We will make a few stops during the trip to try some local foods, take photos and interact with locals.

Children under 7?

Our tour is designed for adults and children from 7 as it involves intensive walking on streets, which is not suitable for children under 7. The regular uneven terrain along the tour means that it is also not suitable for stroller or baby carrier as well.

Can you cater to my food allergies/ restrictions?

Since we are provided prior notice, we can adapt the dishes on the tour to fit your food restriction which should not be a problem. So, we can cater to vegetarians OR vegan travellers. Please inform your local guide about any food allergies you might have.

What happens if it rains before/ during the tour?

During the rainy season, heavy and short downpours usually occur in mid-afternoon or evening. Rain showers usually are very short-lived and haven't affected our tours very much in the past few years. So, if the rain is light, we will provide you a poncho to continue the tour :). In case, the bad weather occurs near our scheduled departure, we have the authority to cancel our tours to guarantee the safety of tourists. Here is our cancellation policy:

If the cancellation is informed before you leave for the tour, (you have not used any service yet) and we cannot find another date you wish to go on a 100% refund. If the cancellation is informed during the trip (you have already used some services). The fee of these services will be charged and we will refund the remaining amount. In case you want to cancel the tour in the last minutes due to unpleasant weather BUT our tour still goes out with other clients, here is our cancellation policy:

  • 30% cancellation fee for any cancellation made less than 24 hours prior to the tour date since we have to book many services in advance.
  • Otherwise, there is a 5% transaction fee for bookings that are canceled 24 hours prior to the departure in order to cover for transaction processing costs.

In case unfavorable weather conditions happen during the tour which leads to cancellation for safety reasons: If the tour has lasted 2 hours or more: you can opt to join the tour again on the next available date, or refund of 25%. If the tour has lasted less than 2 hours: you can opt to join the tour again on the next available date, or refund of 50%.

What should I wear and bring on the tour?

Since the weather in Saigon is usually hot and the tour requires a lot of walks, you should wear comfortable clothes and shoes that suitable for walking. For safety reasons, valuables should not be brought on tour. During the rainy season, a poncho will be provided in case of rain but it is advisable that you should wear waterproof clothes and shoes.

 
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