Back of the Bike Tours
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Enjoy the best Street Food Tours in Saigon by Motorbike! Here at Back Of The Bike, we have been, tasting, researching, and recording all of the best street food in Ho Chi Minh City. We offer you the chance to experience Saigon comfortably and safely on the back of our bikes. Our local, knowledgeable, and English-speaking guides offer you the chance to indulge yourself in our favorite spots for a truly cultural immersive experience.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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2023

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ourtravelandcruise
Byford, Australia18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We were a group of 19 celebrating my 50th birthday in January and our tour operator, Wide-Eyed Tours included this amazing tour in our itinerary. What can I say about our evening apart from WOW!!!! We had people who were nervous about being on the back of a bike in such a busy city but I talked everyone into having a go and this tour ended up being one of the highlights of the trip. Every tour guide/bike rider was sensational, negotiating the traffic while chatting away with you on the back, was crazy but brilliant. The food we had was so varied and delicious, well most of it if you don't count the fertilised duck egg which I tried to eat and got most of the way through but just couldn't finish it. Everything else was just mouthwatering and a heap of fun. This tour is an absolute must if you are in Ho Chi Minh and don't be scared, these guys and girls know what they are doing and you will find yourself having the most amazing night of your life!
Written March 9, 2020
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Rebeccamc0412
Brisbane, Australia56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
We loved this.
We were picked up at our hotel by our lovely 3 young lady guides. They were so friendly and they really looked after our 13 year old daughter who quite nervous.
The food was great - 5 stops with different types of food. They catered well to my daughter and I, who don’t eat seafood. Nothing was too much trouble.
Riding on the back of the motorbikes was SO much fun and we felt very safe at all times.
The best part: The guides (Hanh2, An2, Ai) were wonderful - they taught us about the food, the culture, the city and the people. They were kind, friendly, enthusiastic and helpful. I would thoroughly recommend this tour. Thank you ladies!
Written January 4, 2020
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Hello Rebeccamc0412, 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: “Your review made our day. We're very glad that you loved being at the back of the bike, and the food. Have a nice trip in Vietnam, Laif, Rebecca and your beloved daughter.” - Hanh2 Again, Thank you so much for recommending us to other travelers. 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 January 8, 2020
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Ken
New York City, NY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
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 into local cuisines, we never would have been able to locate so many extraordinary dishes on our own.

Neither of us had much experience with motorbikes. The no-rules traffic in Saigon is overwhelming at first—especially when you’re just trying to cross the street--but seeing Saigon as bike passengers gave us a real appreciation of the city as locals experience it.

Ky and Linh2 were great food guides—fun, knowledgeable and flexible about preferences. Before we started, we thought five hours seemed like a long time. By the end, we were just sorry we were too full and the tour was over.
Written January 21, 2020
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Rayofsun
97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Our family of 4 including our two son’s, ages 9 and 14, had an amazing time on our private tour. In our opinion, this is definitely the best way to experience the city day or night, but especially at night. We were able to see much more on this tour then, we could have ever accomplished on our own. They took us to amazing spots all over the city and helped us enjoy the nightlife well beyond the normal tourist experience. All of our guides were great. They were all excellent motorbike drivers and were also, very kind and attentive and provided us with excellent pictures from our tour. We couldn't recommend this tour enough. Thank you for an amazing experience and wonderful memories!
Written January 3, 2020
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Greg G
Hunting Valley, OH23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This tour company is amazing. Being from America, the barrier to entry for a lot of places in Asia is high since we don't know most of the menu, or even how to find some of these locations. We did the Chef's Tour and our two guides were amazing. I would have paid just to have them drive us around on motorbikes for the night, but this also included stops at 9 stalls/restaurants and they were amazing. They tailor the visit to anything you may want to try (snails/clams) as well as add things on you don't even know exist, it's a great mix. We also had a "fixer" who runs ahead to each place and secures seating and gets everything set up so you don't have to worry about anything. Make sure to be hungry, it's a lot of food. Can't recommend enough.
Written February 27, 2023
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Jarrah D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
This tour was an amazing way to see Ho Chi Minh City, and experience some delicious local food without having to worry about food safety! Our family of four (two teenage boys) each felt very safe on the back of our guides’ motorbikes. Our guides were friendly, informative, and very professional, with the easy-going attitude that we Australians love. The food was incredible, and even cruising the city to get to different destinations was amazing. Being immersed in the traffic under the expertise of a local guide was the perfect way to explore Ho Chi Minh. We would highly recommend this tour!
Written January 7, 2023
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Fiona R
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
My partner & I did the tour with the lovely Kim & Hoa. From the moment we met the girls they were so delightful & enthusiastic, and their English was great. The tour apart from being some of the most delicious food we tried in Ho Chi Minh it was also a great way to see the city and the girls made us feel very safe amongst the hectic traffic. I would highly recommend this tour for any visitors ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Written August 5, 2022
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Michael BJ
Brisbane, Australia115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
An absolute highlight of my families 2 week tour of Vietnam. Really really good fun, great guides (all of whom are girls) and something I’d highly recommend for anyone going to
Saigon.

It all kicked off with our 4 guides rocking up to our hotel on these scooters, intros were done, helmets issued, and we were given a short safety brief on the tour which was about to unfold. We kicked off, the girls drive, you just sit on the back as they weave their magic charging through the bustle known as Ho Chi Minh. It’s initially, like ‘what the heck, are we going to be ok or are we gonna eat asphalt’!!! I’m normally the one on the front, so to be a pillion was weird, but after only a few minutes I was like, this is cool. Cat, my driver has it all in hand. The girls, yes they are all girls, can ride, drive; call it what you will. My wife was with her rider, my son and daughter with theirs respectfully as we motored through town heading for our first destination. All of which were outside of District 1, so we got to see where the locals actually tend to eat.

We were amongst a larger group of around 25-30 people. If you don’t feel comfortable being on the back of a bike, we also noticed that they have the option of being driven in a car and joining the rest of your group at each stop, but in our case, we loved being amongst the traffic so didn’t require this options.

We went to 5 restaurants tasting their individual speciality dishes (complete with free flowing drinks). We stayed for around say 30-45 mins in each location, trialling different food whilst slotting a quick beer, juice, ice tea or whatever your preference is, before we pressed onto the next restaurant. Also just to note, my wife is allergic to shellfish which we let them know in advance and they were easily able to accommodate this.

One of the other great things about this tour is that they have multiple people riding bikes alongside you who are taking photos & videos all the way. We ended up getting over 40 photos/videos emailed to us the next day which was fantastic.

All up I think the tour went for around 4.5 hours which sounds like a long time but in reality, it whizzes by as its such good fun.

Let me just say that you will not leave this tour hungry, and you will end up with photos/videos of your experience. Well worth the investment in my opinion.
Written April 17, 2024
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Tom Bugden
Sydney, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
My girlfriend and I did this tour on our first day in Saigon and it was fantastic. Our drivers, Hop and Song, were great fun and really safe. We spoke about all sorts of things and ate great food, including the duck egg!

Honestly, all the reservations I had about HCMC went out the window on this tour as the girls showed us around their city. Both Song and Hop spoke great English and were very informative. We had an absolute blast and cannot recommend this enough!!
Written January 13, 2020
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Hello TomBugden6, 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 Tom, thank you so much for your great words about us. It was our pleasure to be a part of your trip in Vietnam. Enjoy your time in Vietnam and I hope you have a good time at the prawn fishing pond. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help when coming back to Vietnam again. All the best.” - Hop 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 14, 2020
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A_World_Well_Travelled
Madrid, Spain39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Spent last night on possibly one of the best 'sight seeing' trips my husband and I have ever done. Ever. We booked the Chef's Tour which is a personalised tour just for ourselves. It is well worth the additional cost and then some. For that you get 2 wonderful drivers (Lan and Tiem), a photographer and (Mr) Frederick himself. Frederick's love of cuisine and Vietnam is infectious and the 5 hours (7 food stops) we had together flew by. The food was amazing. Never in a million years would I have tried the things I ate normally but it pushed me out of my comfort zone and I am so grateful for that as I felt I got a proper taste of Ho Chi Minh, not least in all the amazing districts we visited where we felt totally immersed in this amazing city. Frederick has a brilliant product here but I have so much respect that he still keeps so close to the business to ensure the service he is offering is to his high standards. We felt incredibly safe (not only on the food front but on the bike - another first for me - and in how they looked out for us as we migrated through districts) and spoilt rotten. Do not hesitate in booking this tour: there are other food tour options but this is the most authentic you will find. Thank you Frederick, we will see you again when we return with the boys!
Written October 23, 2022
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Hi Guys! Thanks so much for the reivew and coming out with us. Absolutely a blast last night! Can't wait to see you when you make your next trip back over with the whole family! I'll have a whole new batch of street food goodies for us try :) I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip and get to check out some of those food recommendations in Hoi An! -Fredrick
Written October 23, 2022
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