Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day Tour By Luxury Speedboat
To move troops and supplies throughout Saigon’s northern districts without detection, the Viet Cong relied on a vast expanse of underground passageways known as the Cu Chi Tunnels. The network proved pivotal in their military successes. Trusted tour-partner, Les Rives, offers six informative tours by boat, bicycle, vintage Vespa or motorbike to the historic site an hour north of the southern metropolis..
The tours provide an insightful glimpse into Vietnamese persistence and ingenuity while allowing guests to marvel at the life and landscape in a more rural area.
Authentic Mekong Delta Tour By Luxury Speedboat
Thanks to its fertile soil and resource-rich waters the Mekong Delta has served as a source of prosperity in Vietnam for centuries. From fruit trees to fish farms to verdant rice paddies, the largely rural landscape provides a welcome contrast to frantic city.
Aboard a modern speedboat, you’ll witness first-hand a quickly disappearing way of life. Sample fresh coconuts, try homemade rice wine, and enjoy lesser-seen sights such as a Cao Dai temple, Buddhist pagoda and river market. Lunch served in a local home includes the region’s famous fried elephant ear fish.
Can Gio Mangrove Forest Tour By Luxury Speedboat
The 75,000+-hectare Can Gio forest teems with more than 150 species including monkeys, gibbon, crocodiles and exotic birds. Visiting the unique mangrove UNESCO Biosphere Reserve located 40 kilometer south of Saigon lets guests connect with Vietnam’s native, natural splendors.
The speedboat tour is suitable for all-ages and includes a stop at a local fishing hamlet that allows people to witness a lifestyle intertwined with the Mekong Delta’s abundant resources. You’ll have an opportunity to row through a placid bat-filled lagoon, visit a crocodile reserve and enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch
The Insider’s Saigon By Vespa
Any proper tour of Saigon should include visits to all the major landmarks as well as some lesser-known locales that reveal the city’s authentic culture. A tour taken on the back of a Vespa achieves both by bringing you to a colorful flower market, the city’s Chinese district, a Buddhist pagoda and recognizable sights such as the Saigon Cathedral, Reunification Palace and the Central Post Office.
The tour includes historical information, plenty of photo opportunities, and a lunch at Café Zoom.
A Glimpse Of The Mekong By Vespa
Racing away from Saigon’s clamor-filled street, cruising across dozens of bridges, and zooming through rice paddies, markets and fields presents a different view of Vietnam. Whether driving your own or on the back of a Vespa piloted by a skilled driver you’ll encounter opportunities impossible in the modern metropolis.
The tour, which bypasses well-worn stops, will take you to local small-scale businesses producing everything from incense to rice wine and a variety of fresh foods and drinks. The day ends with lunch at a restaurant where you can drop a fishing line into the water or simply lounge in the shade with a cool beer.
Saigon Craft Beer Tour – Best Beer And Venues In Town
Like many cities in the world, Saigon has gotten in on the craft beer boom. Numerous breweries here combine time-honored techniques and styles with local ingredients and preferences for some brews bursting with flavor and Vietnamese character.
This tour takes you on the back of a classic Vespa to 4 of Saigon’s best craft breweries. At each stop, sample beers specifically selected for the tour by each master brewer while learning about the operations’ histories and methods. A variety of delicious food pairings are available including gourmet tapas and some Vietnamese-inspired snacks.