Homestay
6 hours
Bicycle
Boat
Car
Tour guide
 

Overview

Tales of Cho Lon is a 3-hour walking tour to explore the history, food, and culture of Ho Chi Minh
City’s largest Chinatown, the Cho Lon area. Once a separate city with its own identity, modern
Cho Lon is rich in stories of the Chinese communities, the influx of migrants, the diversity of culture and religious practices, and a variety of foods & drinks.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Taste a local delicacy. 
  • Deeply understanding communities and social life.  
 
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Itinerary

Our guide welcomes you to the meeting point.


Visit Nghia An assembly hall and Tue Thanh assembly hall with interesting stories about different Chinese community groups in Cho Lon. Understand more about their life, culture, and beliefs from past to now.


Then, we walk to a narrow alley to take a look totally different side in the city

Next, taste Hokkien street food before walking to Quan Am pagoda and exploring another glance of traditional religion.
We go on the tour with a roaster Coffee shop and enjoy ‘Ca phe sua da’ at a local market. The Tales of Cho Lon program ends there and says goodbye to you.

See you next time!

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Prices & Offers

NOTICE:

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

PRICE $36 USD/person
- Applied for a group of 4 or above
- Kids and adults are same price
INCLUDED
- The program as above with English speaking guide
- Street-food tasting
- Drink at the coffee shop
EXCLUDED
- Transportation before/after the program
- Insurance
- Tips/gratuities
IMPORTANT TO KNOW
- Walking distance: 2km with hot and humid weather. Bring your hat and comfortable
shoes.
- Mask is compulsory throughout the trip. This is strictly enforced by all temple/ assembly
halls.
- Wear proper attire, cover your shoulders and knees.
- Bring your own water bottle to avoid dehydration.

PRICES

  • Rates are in USD per person.
  • 30% surcharge applies for: Apr 30 & May 1;   Sep 2;   Dec 31, 2022 &  Jan 1, 2023

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:

  • Free drop off in District 1, 3 (some exclusions apply),
  • 1 bottle of water/passenger,
  • Lunch,
  • English – speaking game supporter.

Excluded:

  • Breakfast,
  • 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?

The walking distance is approximately 4 km. You will be walking mostly on streets through directions of includes with flat terrain and regular uneven steps so it might be not suitable for minors (less than 7) or travelers that need an accessible facility. 

Children under 7?

Our tour is designed for adults and children from 7 as it involves intensive walking the tour by own travellers which is not suitable for children under 9. 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 us once you booking the tour.

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:

  • 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.

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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