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“Amazing Experience! Highly Recommended!”
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XO Tours
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: XO Tours is the first all-female motorbike tour company in Vietnam, offering the most unique, safest and highest ranked tours in Vietnam for over 6 years running. Our "Foodie" tour is the original Vietnam street food tour and was recently named one of the top 9 food tours in the world by Forbes. Whether you’re interested in food, culture, shopping, or sightseeing, book a tour with us to see why over 70,000 guests have chosen XO Tours to provide them with their best memories in Vietnam!
Reviewed April 1, 2013

We heard about this tour through Trip Advisor & decided to give it a go on our first night in Saigon. What a fantastic introduction to this amazing City! Ben and the girls were great fun. The girls constantly provided us with interesting information whilst driving effortlessly among the HCMC traffic. It was a bit intimidating at first to be on the back of a bike amongst what felt like chaos but I can honestly say after just 5 minutes I felt incredibly safe and was able to just sit back and take it all in! We learned so much about the City, food and people that we wouldn't have otherwise been able to had we tried to attempt this on our own. Ben and the girls made everyone feel so comfortable and the food was superb. Throw in some games and great senses of humour and you have the perfect tour! Highly recommended.

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Glad that the good reviews here have somewhat made this into one of the 'MUST DO' thing in HCMC. I really enjoyed the foodie tour (which also includes a city tour around the other 5-6 Districts). Food and drinks were served in abundance and staff (motorcycle tour guides and tour leader) were professional with their roles and responsibilities. My colleagues were also impressed with the tour contents. Special mention to Tai Dang (our Tour Leader) and Vi (my guide) for their impressive job! Money and time well spent!!!

1  Thank MJ-NORA
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Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

This tour was recommended by a friend and was well worth it. I would not have been game enough to sit in the poorest district of Saigon and eat seafood from a street stall so this is a must if you want to truly experience what the locals eat. It is also a great way to see the city screaming along on the back of a moped weaving in and out of traffic.

1  Thank Runawayjane
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Ben and the girls were amazing. They are really fun, informative and helpful. Thrilling from the first minute to the last. You see some really different and interesting sides to the city and the food is delicious. We went on the foodie tour and loved it. Don't let the bikes put you off. They are excellent riders and it is safe and fun.

1  Thank zulqster
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

We literally had about 1 hour for our initial exploration of our district before being collected in the foyer for our XO Foodie Tour. I discovered this tour group on TripAdvisor, and we had a fantastic night out. These tours happen on the back of scooters in groups (or privately, if you prefer) and you are taken to various outdoor eating places throughout the city over a period of about 4 hours (with about 4 of the stops being eating stops). All the drivers are young women in traditional Vietnamese dress, all are excellent moped manoeuvrers through the crazy Saigon traffic, and our particular hosts, Thuong and Tram, were attentive, witty and fun girls who made the night so very memorable.

Our guide for the evening was Ben, the owner and tour manager; and his charm, humour and knowledge of this city and its food were spot on (and being vegetarian proved no obstacle – our needs were catered for). When booking this tour from Australia, we were tossing up whether to go with a group or on our own, but are really glad we did the group tour – being with a whole bunch of people fanging along on the backs of the bikes grinning like dogs with our heads out the car window was terrific fun!

During the various courses, our scooter drivers even acted as our personal servers, making sure we were getting the best pieces of food and plenty of it! They escorted us back to the bikes, holding our arms and watching traffic like hawks so we didn’t stray into the path of oncoming vehicles after consuming too much local beer! We were definitely in safe hands!

An important thing to note is that security was very good as well – while the girls always keep a sharp eye open for any possible risk, there are several buff young men on scooters of their own as our guard. This company have thought of everything! For us, this was the perfect way to introduce us to Saigon – in amongst it all, driving through many of the districts, seeing the sights and meeting new and interesting people while huddled over bowls and plates of an endless supply of delicious street food.

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