Saigon Essentials by Vintage Car (morning tour)

Daily departure: 9:15AM from your hotel in the city center.
Duration: approximately 2h15mn

Our morning drive will make you dive into Saigon’s deliciously hectic and busy streets, while the activities are still in full swing!

It’s the perfect opportunity for first timers to get an overview of the city’s essentials in a short time.

Get your hat and your sun cream and be ready for the adventure!

1.200.000 VND/adult – 900.000 VND/ child (5 to 11 years old) – Under 5 years old: 200.000 VND/child*

* excluding VAT

Our morning itinerary

This 2.15 hour long itinerary departs every morning from your hotel. It offers an exceptional overview of Saigon’s essentials.

Pickup from your hotel at 9:15 AM by one of our colorful Citroen cars (2cv or La Dalat).

Upon meeting with your driver and tour guide you will begin your journey through the heart of the city. The open roof offers great views on the buildings and lots of opportunities for great photographs.

Your trip will first take you to Vĩnh Nghiêm pagoda in District 3, then you will head to the popular and busy area of Hoang Sa, stretching along a nicely restored canal lined with many local restaurants. Then the Citroen will cross different areas of the city to catch a glimpse of Saigon must-see landmarks: Tân Định area and its fabric stores, Turtle Lake, Saigon Notre Dame Basilica, Saigon Central Post Office and the Opera House.

Several stops are scheduled along the way to get out of the car. You will get some refreshment in a lively street market at the beginning of the tour; at the end of the tour when you are back in District 1, you will get a coffee and some local snacks.

Price per person for the MORNING DISCOVERY TOUR*:

  • Adults:                             1.200.000 vnd
  • Children (5 to 11 y-o):    900.000 vnd
  • Children (under 5 y-o):  200,000 vnd

(extra 350,000 VND per group if you request a French speaking guide)

excluding VAT

We have selected 3 restaurants where you can enjoy a 10% discount when dropped directly after our morning tour.


::: Bep Me In – 136/9 Le Thanh Ton, District 1 (Vietnamese cuisine) :::

Bếp Mẹ ỉn is nestled in an alley steeped in history and culture. From the seemingly inconspicuous entry, near Ben Thanh Market, follow the path and be met by a uniquely styled dining experience. 

Whilst downstairs captures the heart and soul of a street-food eatery, the upstairs provides the comfort of a more contemporary home dining room. Both offer the best of Mama’s home cooked dishes, from the street & countryside, and promise the diner a chance to reflect on the beloved comfort food of old Vietnam.


::: Hoa Tuc – 74/7 Hai Ba Trung, D1 (Vietnamese contemporary cuisine) :::

Hoa Tuc Restaurant – which translates as Opium Poppy – takes contemporary Vietnamese cuisine to a whole new level with a menu designed to excite the senses, offering new ways to assemble Vietnamese ingredients.  

Making great use of its location, Saigon’s old opium refinery, Hoa Tuc feels like an Art Deco peaceful retreat in the centre of the city.


::: Propaganda  – 21 Hàn Thuyên, Bến Nghé, D1 (Vietnamese bistro) :::

Located in the heart of Saigon, Propaganda is a colourful bistro characterised by a hand-painted propaganda mural along one wall and offering a wide range of classic Vietnamese cuisine and Vietnamese street food with a western twist.

Unique kitsch decor, warm service and fresh and creative food are the main ingredients to make it successful.