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A Taste of Vietnam provided by Back of the Bike Tours

A Taste of Vietnam
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
17
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Driver/guide
  • Beverages
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Use of helmet
  • Insurance
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up and drop off at any accommodation in District 1 or the Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon Opera House) at 07 Cong Truong Lam Son, District 1 Some other select locations in D3, D5, and D4. To see if your accommodation is in our select area, please contact us.
  • Ports:
  • Bach Dang Port
  • Rainbow Bridge Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers
Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Driver/guide
  • Beverages
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Use of helmet
  • Insurance
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up and drop off at any accommodation in District 1 or the Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon Opera House) at 07 Cong Truong Lam Son, District 1 Some other select locations in D3, D5, and D4. To see if your accommodation is in our select area, please contact us.
  • Ports:
  • Bach Dang Port
  • Rainbow Bridge Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Ho Chi Minh City
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
2,826 reviews
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Claudia L.
7 contributions
We just returned from 2 weeks touring around Vietnam and by far our most favorite experience was our "A Taste of Vietnam" Back of the Bike tour! We were all a little bit nervous prior to the tour because the traffic in Ho Chi Minh is CRAZY! Our 4 drivers/hosts (Lam, Sang, Phung1 and Nhi2) were not only fantastic drivers but were super friendly. They gave us great information but not in a "tour guide way" more like "friends showing you around their city way". They took us to places we would have never tried on our own and each place was different and delicious. They had advised us not to eat for at least 3 hours prior to the tour and frankly I wish I hadn't eaten for 8 hours before because we were all SO FULL by the end. I also liked the fact that they took us to different Districts in Ho Chi Minh City so we go to venture out of the areas that we had stuck to previously.

This tour is a must for anyone visiting. I would have liked to have taken another tour with them again but we didn't have enough time. I would definitely do it again if (when!) I return to Vietnam.

Two last things...

1) All four hosts spoke English really well so we had no communication issues at all and it made the tour more pleasant because they were able to joke and laugh with us.

2) I was a little concerned prior to the tour because the men in our group are pretty big guys and one of the drivers was a petite girl on a small scooter, but these guys were experts and had no trouble at all driving us around. In fact my husband is a very experienced motorcyclist and he was super impressed with his driver's skills and bike handling.
Written February 19, 2020
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Hello littleclau, As a small tour operator in Ho Chi Minh City, we can not thank you enough for taking your time to leave us a review of our Taste of Vietnam food tour. It makes all of the difference to us that other travelers can hear about the experience we have developed along with the skill level and friendliness of our team of guides & support staff. We asked one of your guides to leave a reply: “Claudia L, It's beautiful when knowing you guys had great experiences with us on the tour that night. I feel so grateful because of your kindness to make us, even more, be excited to share stories about Vietnamese culture, lifestyle, etc. All in all, thank you very much and I wish you the best in everything! ❤️” - Sang Again, Thank you so much for recommending us to other travellers. Back of the Bike Tours - Ho Chi Minh Food & City Tours appreciates you choosing us from the many other options available during your trip to our city. If you need any help during the rest of your trip or into the future, please do not hesitate to call or drop us an email. Fredrick & Trinh Back of the Bike Tours Ownership Team Whatsapp: +84 93 504 69 10 Landline: (028) 2221 5591 Inquiries please contact us at: info@backofthebiketours.com
Written February 25, 2020
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Anonymous Photographer
2 contributions
Zipping through Saigon's manic traffic on the back of a bike through several precincts while stopping to snack on five different types of street food is a brilliant way to see this fascinating city. I'd thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone who has just arrived in Saigon and wants to get a quick feel for its character and highlights, which you can then explore later on. Oh, and the food is wonderful!
Written January 12, 2020
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Christine T
54 contributions
Our family of four absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED this tour! The food was great and the guides even better. Five stops on the tour (four savory, one sweet) with nonstop conversation with our guides both at the restaurants and on the scooters between restaurants.

All dishes were uniquely different and/or uniquely presented from other local favorites we'd experienced over the course of our two-week trip. Riding on the back of a scooter was fun and a way to get a fresh perspective on the city.

Definitely one of the highlights of our trip.
Written January 3, 2020
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ComingtoaCityNearYou
Washington DC, DC21 contributions
We did the Back of the Bike tour with Thanh and Diep and had the most incredible time! They are so sweet and very knowledgeable about the cuisine we tasted as well as sharing lots of information about their country. They made to the tour so much fun! Their English is superb and their energy and positivity is infectious! We felt totally safe with them behind the wheel of the bikes. Driving in HCM City is pretty scary to a westerner, but they are professionals and made safety a top priority. We went to a total of 5 restaurants in several districts around HCM City and are the most exquisite food. It’s hard to pick a favorite, as the all were so delicious. We were even invited to participate in a few places to learn more about the cuisine we’d be eating. This was such a special & memorable experience and I would highly recommend it. A huge thanks to Thanh and Diep for taking such good care of us & to the photographer for the fun pictures. Everything about this was professional & top-notch!!!
Written January 13, 2020
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Hello ComingtoaCityNearYou, Thanks so much for reviewing our of our Taste of Vietnam Food Tour. We are happy to show off great Vietnamese Food in a comfortable atmosphere in our wonderful city and we couldn’t do it without you! A reply from your driver and guide from the tour: “So sweet, Tiffany! We did have a great time gossiping together in and out of Vietnam and seeing how well Doron could cook and practice to serve his princess back home hahaha. Thank you so much for going with us and seeing it as a part of your journey. I wish you two all the best lucks in your life and career. See you soon!!!!” - Diep Back of the Bike Tours - Ho Chi Minh Food & City Tours appreciates your business very much. We know you have a ton of options out there when it comes to Saigon Food Tours like our Taste of Vietnam and we appreciate so much that you chose us for your experience. We hope to see you again in the future and if you need anything else do not hesitate to let us know. Fredrick & Trinh Back of the Bike Tours Ownership Team Whatsapp: +84 93 504 69 10 Landline: (028) 2221 5591 Inquiries please contact us at: info@backofthebiketours.com
Written January 14, 2020
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ainwonderland12
New York City, NY3 contributions
I booked back of the bike after hearing my friend rave about her experience. It was definitely a highlight of my trip. The team was very professional and friendly. Before I hopped on the motorbike, my guide Khanh instructed me to remove my gold jewelry and she put my purse away before going to the local eateries. I got to try a wide variety of Vietnamese food and even tried Balut. We didn't go to any touristy places which was a plus. I will say however that the tour was on the pricier side compared to other food tours on airbnb.
Written February 24, 2020
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Todd G
13 contributions
My wife and I went on a Back of the Bike tour on our recent trip to Saigon. We had a truly wonderful experience, from the extensive and diverse food, to traveling to parts of the city that we otherwise would not have gone to. Our guides were great drivers, spoke perfect English, and shared with us plenty of interesting details about Vietnamese food and culture. The restaurants we went to provided a variety of delicious food - we were stuffed by the end. The tour that night ended up being quite large, but the fact that there is 1 guide/driver for every person meant that the experience did not overcrowded. If you enjoy food and want to experience Saigon a little off the beaten path, then I would highly recommend this tour.
Written January 13, 2020
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Christopher Williams
9 contributions
Solo
We had an incredible time on this tour! Our hosts Quynh2 and Hieu were simply sensational, along with the other guides. We travelled in small groups and it was easy to get chatting with the other people.
Quynh2 and Hieu were full of fun facts and stories, I really feel that they went above and beyond to make sure that we all had a good time, which we all did! They even joined us for some karaoke after :)
Travelling by bike through the city was so much fun. A wonderful way to see the city. And the food! The food!! You just need to try it.
Go on this tour. You won't regret it. One of the best things I did in HCMC.
Written January 4, 2020
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Hello chris_williamsmusic, Reviews have helped us so much over the years grow Back of the Bike Tours into what it is today. We thank you for offering your review of our Taste of Vietnam Tour and letting everyone know about your experience. A reply from one of our team members from your tour: “Hi Chris! We all have a wonderful time with you and Victoria too. You guys so easy to please and friendly. Thanks for inviting us to join the Karaoke. Victoria has the best voice I"ll never forget. And here's wishing you the very best for all the new ventures!” - Quynh2 Thank you again for choosing to come out and experience our menu of Vietnamese food on our Taste of Vietnam. We can’t thank you enough for choosing Back of the Bike Tours. Please let us know if we can be of any more help in the future. Fredrick & Trinh Back of the Bike Tours Ownership Team Whatsapp: +84 93 504 69 10 Landline: (028) 2221 5591 Inquiries please contact us at: info@backofthebiketours.com
Written January 8, 2020
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A Smith
19 contributions
Friends
Our group of 3 adults had an absolute blast on the taste of Vietnam tour. I was a little hesitant to book because of the cost and I was uneasy about riding on the back of the bike. Have no fear, the cost is 100% worth it and riding on the back of the bike is a total thrill that you must try while in Saigon.
We were treated to a private tour as it was only the three of us on the tour that evening. (Had there been more people I'm confident it would have been just as fun.) We cruised around the city to 5 different food stops. At each location we had unlimited food and drink, discussed ingredients, cooking and of course eating. They also had a guy (I cant remember his name, sorry!), who took photos the entire night and made sure everything ran smoothly. It was like having your own photographer. Lol. This company has thought of everything!
The food was fantastic and we got to try things we had never had before and now look for on menus. We also had the chance to cook some of the food ourselves which was so much fun.
The highlight of the tour was our guides. They were such a riot!! We had so much fun getting to know them and sharing so many laughs.
I have travelled all over the world and never had so much fun on a tour. A big shout out to our amazing, guides Hung1, Van and Thuy2 who taught us about vietnamese food, culture and fun. We lovvvvvved our time with you and haven't stopped talking about you guys for the last 5 days. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I cant imagine anybody, young or old not having a blast on this tour. It really feels like a great night out, eating with friends!
Written February 24, 2020
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Hello ainsleycampbellsmith, Thanks so much for reviewing our of our Taste of Vietnam Food Tour. We are happy to show off great Vietnamese Food in a comfortable atmosphere in our wonderful city and we couldn’t do it without you! A reply from your driver and guide from the tour: “It's so great to start a new day with your sweet words. It's our pressured to drive and share with all of you that night. Thank you so much! We hope that you have enjoyed your long holiday and had a blast in Vietnam.” - Van Back of the Bike Tours - Ho Chi Minh Food & City Tours appreciates your business very much. We know you have a ton of options out there when it comes to Saigon Food Tours like our Taste of Vietnam and we appreciate so much that you chose us for your experience. We hope to see you again in the future and if you need anything else do not hesitate to let us know. Fredrick & Trinh Back of the Bike Tours Ownership Team Whatsapp: +84 93 504 69 10 Landline: (028) 2221 5591 Inquiries please contact us at: info@backofthebiketours.com
Written February 25, 2020
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XavierNY
New York City, NY189 contributions
I did this the very first night in HCMC and I recommend you do too. First off, it was so fun riding through the traffic with the experienced drivers, such a great experience, and safe!. Each guests has their own driver and mine was awesome and I liked him a lot. The restaurants they bring us to are very Vietnamese and it's great to taste the local flavor and dishes with the expertise of the tour hosts (they know a lot). You even get to make some of your own and try some foods you thought you might never try (Balut?!). Pace yourself along the way, don't eat too much in the first couple of places or you might not truly enjoy everything! Only thing I wish they done is introduce all the guests more formally before starting the tour. In any case, I would 100% do this! Have fun!
Written January 28, 2020
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KidSanuk
Reston, VA3 contributions
If you believe as we do that food and culture are related and important, then put this on your "must do" list. Our guides, Khoa, Hanh and Sang, were outstanding. They were knowledgeable, outgoing and enable to convey their wonderful personalities because they possess outstanding language skills. Two of us are in our 80s and we felt absolutely comfortable on the back of their motorbikes, a view of Ho Chi Minh at night we wouldn't have had otherwise. My wife is a restauranteur and cookbook author, specializing in Asian cuisine, and she found the food and presentation at all five stops, as we three did, delicious, interesting and new to her (and our palates). There are less expensive tours of this type, but in this case you really get what you pay for.
Written February 29, 2020
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Great foodie tour
My partner & I did the tour with the lovely Kim & Hoa. From the moment we met the girls they were so delightful & e
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Worth the price
I took the night street food tour. Everything is so delicious so be careful not to fill up at one location because
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Back of the bike tour
We did this on our last night in Saigon and are so glad we did! It was recommended by Anh at Wide eyed tours. It is
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Street Foods Tour on the Back of the Bike
We were a group of 19 celebrating my 50th birthday in January and our tour operator, Wide-Eyed Tours included this
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A must must must do! BRILLIANT!
Absolutely amazing! I was a little scared before our hosts arrived. I had never been on a scooter before. Within
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We did a strstreeteet food tour with Back of the Bike Tours in Saigon. Well all we can say is that we had the best
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Excellent evening, worth every penny. DO IT!!
We had a great evening with BOBT on the Food tour around HCM. Simply the best thing we did in Vietnam by a mile. Ca
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Absolutely brilliant!
My husband and I really enjoyed the tour! It was absolutely one of the best things we did in Vietnam. Hung and Ni w
NicolatheKiwi
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Great food and guides!
A really great value trip. I booked a group tour but it ended up just being me. My driver/guide Nhung was very nice
Susanna E
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Back-of-the-bike food tour
This tour was one of our best experiences here in Vietnam. The organization was flawless, and our drivers, Kim Ahn
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Take this tour!!
We had an amazing time with Nia and Hung. They picked us up from our hotel and explained everything (including saf
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A Unique Food Adventure
We did the Chef’s Tour over five hours of buzzing across the city from one delicacy to the next. As much as we’re i
Libby C
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Amazing tour! Delicious, informative and true cultural experience.
My mum and I absolutely loved our street food tour with Nhung, An2 and Khoi. They made sure we were comfortable fro
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Highlight of our trip!
The Back of the Bike tour is the best way to explore Vietnamese food and culture. We were lucky enough to have Diep
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Awesome tour - a must do in Saigon
This was a great experience for all our family. Although we were initially nervous about riding the scooters they a
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