Things to do in Ho Chi Minh city

The best private Saigon City & Food tour - 100% customizable!

128 reviews

  • 4 hours in total

  • Offered in English

  • Food tasting & transportation included

What To Expect

You don't know what to do in Ho Chi Minh city? Food is one of the best choices. No need looking for good Vietnamese restaurants or what to do on travel blog, you can enjoy the local path & try best authentic Vietnamese local street food ever, by joining our “night food tour”. This Saigon food tour includes 6-7 kinds of local Vietnamese food that no restaurants in touristy area offer…

What to do in this food tour?

At 5:30 PM, Our guides will come to your hotel and pick you up for discovering Vietnamese cuisine. There's insane traffic on the road but our professional drivers will keep you safe on the back of scooter in 4 hours.

1. Bun Thit Nuong- Rice noodles and BBQ pork

At the first stop, We will get a chance to try the Vietnamese noodles “Bun thit nuong” – one of the best noodles in Vietnam – which many tourists have not known about. If you have try “Pho”, this one is even better.

2. Banh Xeo and Banh Khot – 2 kinds of Vietnamese Pancake

In the local alley, Where we have many good foods there. We will bring you to the hidden shop and Enjoy “Banh Xeo and Banh Khot”. The Vietnamese pancake “Banh xeo” is one of the must-try in Ho Chi Minh. Called as the heaven of taste, “Banh xeo” is offered by many restaurants, however, the one we're going to try is a mix of Saigon taste and Mekong Delta taste, which is unique.

3. The biggest Flower Market in HCM city

After having many good dishes, you will feel full so we will stop the scooter and go around the flower market to digest the food and to see the flower market at night . You can capture some pictures to memory about HCM city.

4. Visit 45-year-old apartment – try “ Kem Xoi Dua”

We will sample a special treat from Saigon called “Kem Xoi Dua”. This is made at the shop which was opened from 1975. This is a good combination between conut ice-cream and other toppings such as sticky rice, corn, taro… Make sure you will satisfy with the awesome flavor and balance your temperature in a hot day.

5. Mini cooking class and try 2 unique food in HCM city

District 7, the place that no tourists know about, is hiding a secret food from the mountainous area of Vietnam. With the recipe that no restaurants in Vietnam have, these food are definitely satisfying every food lover. You will get a chance to cook a traditional food of Vietnam and sample 2 dishes in here

6. A beautiful view of the city at night on the bridge

Saigon at night is decorated with many lights and colors. We will stop at the bridge to take a gorgeous picture the nightlife. You can cover the city at night in one picture.

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  • At 5:30 PM, Our guides will pick you up from the hotel
  • Enjoy the noodles “Bun Thit Nuong” and try local drink
  • Sample the best “Banh Xeo and Banh Khot” in town
  • Walk around the flower market and digest the food.
  • Visit the paradise of street food and get a treat “Coconut ice-cream” at 43-year-old shop
  • Go through 3 more districts and stop at the shop for small cooking class and enjoy 2 dishes
  • Capture the city view at night
  • Head back to your hotel


  • Vegetarian menu is available upon request.

What's included

  • All food and drinks
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Accident insurance
  • Raincoat
  • Free pick-up and drop-off at districts 1, 3, 4, and 5 only. Other places are available at an extra cost of 3 - 5 USD.
  • And... lots of smiles!
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Plan your trip

Private tour
  • Customized itinerary
  • Last minute bookings available
  • Request now, pay later
  • Free cancellation - 48 hrs notice
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US$45  per person


128 reviews
Very good
Firstly, thanks to my guide Sunny. Your food tour on my...
Firstly, thanks to my guide Sunny. Your food tour on my first day in Saigon, having arrived a few hours earlier from Australia,was the best. I gained a good appreciation of the City Districts and key landmarks and attractions, which made later exploring and locating much more successful and less stressful. The food and variety were wonderful, as... Read more
Andreas M.
13 days ago
It’s rare to see an activity advertised as having a vegan...
It’s rare to see an activity advertised as having a vegan option, so of course I had to sign up for a tour. Son took me winding through the streets (and traffic) of HCMC to eat the most delicious food. We had mock meats, noodle soup, banh xeo, banh cuon, bananas in coconut milk, and more! Son is an absolute blast. I had a great evening! The tour... Read more
Helena R.
19 days ago
I was visiting the city alone and this was a great evening...
I was visiting the city alone and this was a great evening activity. It was a lot of fun zipping through the streets on the back of a scooter. Sunny was an excellent guide with lots of interesting info about Vietnam. Also, all the food was delicious! 
Ruth D.
22 days ago
Very knowledgeable and great spirited tour guide. Full of...
Very knowledgeable and great spirited tour guide. Full of energy and great navigator of the city. Definitely recommend to everybody that comes here to visit. 
Vanessa S.
a month ago
My guide, Thuy, was excellent. Friendly, funny and...
My guide, Thuy, was excellent. Friendly, funny and knowledgeable about the city, it’s people and of course the food. This is not just a food tour but also a tour of some of the off the beaten track neighborhoods in the city. Thoroughly recommended and I’m picky about what I like! 
Kaye J.
a month ago

Still have question?

How do I book on Inspitrip?

There are two options: Small Group and Private tour. For both options, you can chat with your local guide and other people in your group even before the trip takes place.
  • Small group tour: operates with a maximum of 8 people. If you like to make new friends, this is a great option. You would pay for the trip to confirm your slot, then join a chat group with your local guide as well as fellow travel buddies, everything would be on Inspitrip. Get to know them!
  • Private tour: maximizes your privacy and allows you to freely customize the itinerary. First, request to communicate any specific needs you may have, wait a couple minutes for these requests to be confirmed, and then you can proceed to payment.

What does my payment cover?

Your payment for this trip covers private transportation, a fluent, English-speaking guide, lunch, entrance fees, bottled water, fruit tasting, and all activities. Personal expenses such as extra food, drink, and tips are not included.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Our cancellation and refund policy is simple: if for any reason the tour cannot take place, you will get a full refund. We believe that this is the fairest way to ensure our travelers are happy.

Does the Small Group option still operate if there are less than 8 people signed up?

Yes, even if you are the only person who signs up for the trip on a given date, the tour will still take place.

My question is not listed here. What should I do?

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