Indulge in the mind-blowing flavours of Vietnamese cuisine on this food tour of Ho Chi Minh City. Discover the French influence and visit the best street food stalls.
Ho Chi Minh City Food Tour Itinerary
At the time chosen, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. From then you'll climb on board a motorbike and your guide will take you around the lively city in search of the best food trucks, stalls and shops.
Depending on if you wish to go on this food tour in the morning, at lunchtime or at night, the routes are slightly different.
Morning and Lunchtime Food Tour
We'll start the tour with a typical Vietnamese dish; broken rice. This dish has a variety of ingredients such as barbecue pork, broken rice, vegetables, pickled carrots and fish sauce.
Next, we'll continue through the old quarter of the city, where we'll be able to see the buildings built during the US occupation, before heading towards our next stop where you can try a delicious cup of local coffee. As you enjoy the drink, your guide will tell you all about how it is prepared and its qualities.
After your caffeine fix, we'll make our way to the Flower Market, this is the biggest in the country and here you'll be able to take photos and learn about Vietnamese flower-buying traditions.
After visiting the market, we'll head to Chinatown to discover all about China's influence on Vietnam. We'll explore the neighbourhood, visiting the Chinese Lantern Market and the Chinese Medicine Market and we'll stop at the oldest, most beautiful Chinese temple in the country to learn more about Chinese cultures in Vietnam.
After visiting the temple, we'll make our next food stop. Did you know that Vietnam was controlled by France for many years, and the heritage and influence of French Indochina is evident in the cuisine of the Southeast Asian country? Crepes may not seem very traditional in this part of the world, but you'll soon see how Vietnam has made them its own as you taste them on the first stop on your tour. The crepes of Ho Chi Minh City - or Saigon, as it was formerly known - are filled with Asian vegetables, meats and seafood - truly delicious!
With our energy replenished, we'll visit the floating market and discover how locals do business there. You'll also be able to enjoy fresh coconut water, drank directly from the fruit. Then we'll ride through the old mafia area, and your guide will tell you stories about the country's mafia past.
For the finishing touch on your food tour, you'll enjoy a traditional Vietnamese beef noodle soup. Full and happy, you'll be dropped back off at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Nighttime Food Tour
If you decide to take the tour at night, the route will be similar to the morning option, but with a few changes to make it more suitable to the time of day.
The tour will begin the same as the morning tour, enjoying broken rice and then going to the old city of Ho Chi Minh. At this time of the day, we'll skip the coffee and head straight to the Flower Market, where you can enjoy the range and beauty of the flowers.
Afterwards, we'll ride through the mafia territory and then try the delicious Vietnamese crepes. Then the tour changes more drastically, and our next stop will be to try a banh mi: the Vietnamese baguette sold on almost every street corner. In contrast with their European counterparts, these sandwiches are full of exotic flavours: they may be different, but they're equally tasty.
We hope you're still hungry! Because our last stop will be to try BBQ fish and seafood, which you'll be able to wash down with a Vietnamese beer - cheers! After this final stop, we'll drop you back at your hotel.
Hotel Pick-Up Service
We offer hotel collection from accommodation located in districts 1, 3 and 5 in the city. If your hotel is in another district, you will be able to agree on a different meeting point with the guide or pay a 3 USD supplement in cash on the day of the tour.
|Adults||Children between 6 and 10 years||Children under 6 years|
Children between 6 and 10 yearsUS$ 20
Children under 6 yearsFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by motorbike.
Food tasting as indicated in the tour description.
One Vietnamese beer per person.
Rain poncho (if needed).
Additional food and drinks.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Ho Chi Minh).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).