Experience Old Saigon On Vespa Tour 1 Day
Experience Old Saigon On Vespa Tour 1 Day There is a special way to explore Saigon though you only have one day. Join this exciting motorbike tour is a great opportunity for you to ride vintage Vespas around the city of Saigon, travel back in time and visit historical places of Old Saigon, taste the local traditional coffee on the former Rue Catinat and complementary set of Old Saigon post cards.
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Experience Old Saigon On Vespa Tour 1 Day
There is a special way to explore Saigon though you only have one day. Join this exciting motorbike tour is a great opportunity for you to ride vintage Vespas around the city of Saigon, travel back in time and visit historical places of Old Saigon, taste the local traditional coffee on the former Rue Catinat and complementary set of Old Saigon post cards.
Destinations : Gia Long Palace, Reunification Palace, Saigon Central Post Office, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, former Rue Catinat, Ben Thanh Market
Our trip cost usually includes the following services. Please bear in mind JET Travel is specialized in tailor-made trips. Trip cost vary depending on group size and other details.
Quality Japanese Honda Motorcycles with spare things ( Honda XR 150cc or Honda CRF250L ) CRF250L cost extra;
Tour guide/Translator/Mechanic (He’s three in one!);
Standard hotel (double, twins or triple shared room) and/or homestay (sleeping bags, mosquito nets, sheets, pillows etc. are provided);
Third party motorbike insurance;
All food (Vietnamese food, Western food costs extra);
All entrance fees, permits, tickets, boat trips, ferries, bamboo rafts, etc;
Helmets/Gloves and Bright reflecting Jackets
Hotel pick up
Personal expenses, personal medical insurance;
Single room supplement if you request a single room;
Motorbiking protective pants, jacket, gloves, helmet, rain gear and other safety equipment at favourable rental rate;
Bike shipping and tour guide’s travel back to Hanoi (for Ho Chi Minh trail/road trips or tours that don’t end in Hanoi);
Train or flight tickets before and after your tour;
Breakfast on the departure day and dinner on the return day;
Accommodation and food in Hanoi;
+ Single stay will cost 20 USD extra/ day
+ We provide support vehicle and driver with extra price of 150 USD/day/ truck upon request!
+ Ho Chi Minh trail motorbike tours will cost more. Please CONTACT US for more details.
+ If tours are not depart/ end in Hanoi then surcharge for bike shipping to/ back: 120 USD/ bike.
Experience Old Saigon On Vespa Tour
Exciting Experience Saigon Motorbike Tours on Vespa – Tour detail:
Our motorbike tour begins at 8.00 AM when our Vespa riders come and pick up at your hotel. At a safe back seat (behind the Vespa drivers), you will eye witness the bustling of Saigon city in the morning when streets are filled up with traffics rushing to works.
Our first pause is at the former “Gia Long Palace” of the Cochin-china Governor, now known as the famous Revolutionary Museum of the city. The construction of the museum started in 1885 and was completed in 1890 under the design of French architect Alfred Foulhoux, who also designed the Saigon Court.
Next short ride is to the historical Reunification Palace, built on the site of the former Governor’s Palace, Which was firstly designed by The French architect Maître Hermite, in a magnificent renaissance style. Then this building was re-built based on the new design of the famous Vietnamese architecture Ngo Viet Thu in 1961.
Before doing a ride down to the former Rue Catinat, famous in Greene’s time, we stop at Saigon Central Post Office, which was built in the early 20th century under the design of Gustave Eiffel with a Gothic architectural style. Opposite the Post Office is the city’s main church “Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica”, also established by French colonists. It has two bell towers, reaching a height of 58 meters (190 feet).
Continue our ride to Rue Catinat, which is still a strip of boutique hotels (Majestic Hotel 1925, Continental Hotel 1880) and shops, now called Dong Khoi Street. Though the name has changed, the street is impossible to miss. We have short break here, at a Café to taste a cup of Vietnamese traditional coffee watching people passing by.
After visiting the Rue Catinat, we head Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, renamed from Ho Chi Minh City Hall or Hôtel de Ville de Saigon. Built in 1902-1908, the French colonial-inspired building, based on the Hotel de Ville in Paris, is adapted from Renaissance architecture.
Although city hall is not open to the public, it still is worth hunting it down to have a look at the beautiful architecture. Final quick stop is Ben Thanh Market, one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and today is considered one of symbols of Ho Chi Minh City. You can stop a while to do shopping by your own here before back to Hotel.
The Vespas will take you back to the hotel. Trip concludes.
General rules for motorbike riding in Vietnam & Other country
It is claimed that riding motorbike in Vietnam & other country is not easy, especially for the inexperienced ones. However, it would be much easier for motorcyclists if they follow the rules and traffic laws of Vietnam & other country rigidly. To ensure that you have a safe motorcycle trip and lifetime experience in Vietnam, there are some regulations that you need to bear in mind:
- Helmet is a compulsory equipment for motorbike riding
- You should use the high-quality helmet which was certified by traffic safety management bureaus or helmets following international standards. If you use the cheap helmet, it could be dangerous in case of injuries and accidents.
- In Vietnam, we follow the right hand side rule of traffic
- Be confident and decisive when riding. Don’t freak out or be nervous.
- Ride carefully and control the speed in different circumstances.
- In Vietnam & other country, it is acceptable in using horn. Therefore, using it smartly because it could help you avoid undesirable cases. In some routes, there might be blind corners or crossroads, so it would be useful to utilize horn.
- Give ways to bigger vehicles such as trucks, cars, buses or cart-transporting vehicles. It can ensure your safety and one thing for sure, they would take up for big parts of road surface.
- Ride slowly when making a turn. It is important for you to push the light signals and sound so the left-behind vehicles are aware of your turn. However, you are advised to use your hand gesture and body language also because it would be more noticeable (waving hand when you want to turn left or right)
- Show your respect and friendliness to people on the roads. Avoid conflicts with others because you don’t know who you are facing with.
- Be friendly and chummy to other vehicle controllers when they greet you.
- Be polite with the police. Don’t show out your abnormal or strange and suspicious behaviors on the road and the police will get no attention on you.
- Drinking and riding should not be gone along.