Saigon Back Alleys Tour: Explore Local Life with Street Food Tastings
3,270 Ratings
Ho Chi Minh City
Embark on a Saigon Back Alleys Tour and experience the authentic local life of Vietnam. Explore hidden gems, indulge in street food tastings, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture.
Duration: 4 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Saigon Back Alley Tours - We will pick you up by motorbike at your accommodation then walk, eat and explore deeply to Saigon’s real life through the craziness of Saigon’s traffic.\n*The menu could be slightly changed depending on the day and time and availability of local food stalls.\nLet’s do the 8 must-do to immerse yourself to local culture hidden in the back alleys:\nTasting 1 # Bun Bo Hue: Start your appetite with the famous beef noodle soup \nTasting 2 # Have a bit of walk and try some BBQ pork with rice noodle on the way \nTasting 3 # Try out the famous Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich at a place with tradition \nTasting 4 # Get refreshed with sugar cane drink! \nTasting 5 # Go to the best culinary hidden gem: Chuoi Nuong- Grilled Banana with coconut milk: a bit sweet and salty of of tropical fruits and coconut milk sauce\nTasting 6 # Enjoy a Saigon beer on the terrace of a local restaurant. \nTasting 7 # Banh Xeo- Vietnamese Savory Crispy Pancake: crispy pancake with a lot of flavors from herbs and sauce: Sit back and relax while watching your sizzling cake being done in front of your eyes \nTasting 8 # It’s time for dessert! They call it Sweet Soup Dessert and you are in for a treat. \n\nEnd the experience with a lot of fun and delicious street foods, you will get to know about local life when sit down and exchange stories with your local friends.
What's Included
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Dinner
  • Beverages
  • Tea and coffee
  • Food tasting
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

⭐Caution: We do not cater to typical tourist attractions.
⭐Plain and simple, yet authentic
⭐Your wellbeing is our primary concern! We provide safe and responsible drivers
⭐The price includes everything, from the tour to the tastings

We will collect you via motorbike from your location and then you will experience the local lifestyle through walking, eating, and in-depth exploration:
Engage yourself in local culture by performing these 8 essential activities:
1.Navigating the labyrinth of Saigon’s back alleys
2.Banh Xeo: Vietnamese Savory Crispy Pancake, distinctive due to its blend of herbs and one-of-a-kind sauce
3.Bun Thit Nuong:Grilled Pork with Rice noodle, acclaimed southern dish
4.Banh Cuon-Steamed rice roll: Get hands-on experience in making steamed rolls with minced pork and mushroom
5.Chuoi Nuong: Grilled Banana & coconut milk, a creation that melds the mildly sweet and salty taste of tropical fruits and coconut milk sauce
6.Bun Bo Hue: Vietnamese beef noodle soup. Now is your chance to sample the renowned broth that has been mastered for decades
7.Dessert Time: Would you prefer coconut ice cream or flan with caramel?

  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please provide hotel address for the pick up when you book (or via Whatsapp)
  • Free pick up in District 1,3, 4, 5. Small extra pick up fee of 120.000-150.000VND (5-7USD) per person for the other districts.
  • This tour is only for guest weight less than 120kg (265lbs). If you are 100-120kg (220-265lbs) please let me know after booking.
  • If you are afraid of being on the motorbikes, we have a food tour option by car and walking, check it when you choose the date.
Saigon Back Alley Tours
200/25A Xom Chieu Street
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Mar 19, 2024
A wonderful food tour - highly recommend - We had a fabulous time with Van & Arch our student guides. They spoke great English and we loved exploring some of district 3 & 10 with them offering really helpful insights into the areas. The food was some of the most delicious we had tasted in our 2 week time in Vietnam and the scooter experience was one to never forget - loved it! it was just the best way to spend our last night ❤️
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Mar 19, 2024
Amazing Vegetarian food tour from trustworthy and knowledgeable guides! - We had a wonderful experience! Our guide Quang was really friendly and took great care of us. We are Vegetarian and it was so great to have a local show us all the best veggie food In town! It was so nice to learn about the city as well and be shown the historical apartments and flower markets. We were able to relax and trust Quang to show us all the best food which he absolutely we did! 100% recommend this tour, we would absolutely do it again!
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Mar 19, 2024
fantastic!! - my guide long was awesome! i really enjoyed the food, the motorbike ride and the nice conversations! can only recommend!!
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Mar 18, 2024
Excellent street food tour with a touch of history - Phuoc(sic.) is a very nice guy. He always smiles and is very reliable. He knows the food in the market and knows how to lead tourists!
Review provided by Viator
Mar 18, 2024
Delicious and informative! - 5 out of 5 for an absolutely brilliant tour. Food was absolutely amazing and Anh Phi provided an in depth tour on the history of Saigon, not just a food tour. Absolutely would recommend!
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Mar 18, 2024
Great way to see Ho Chi Minh and sample the local food - Great way to see more of Ho Chi Minh and to sample the local food. Our English-speaking guide was very friendly and helpful, we would have been utterly lost without him!
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Mar 17, 2024
A+. I would highly recommend if you’d like to experience the real culture. We had so much fun. - This trip was awesome. A definite A+. My wife and I went with Thuon and Khoa and it was an absolute blast. We were picked up at our hotel and the journey began. Visiting several districts and sampled a variety of foods that were delicious and unique. We learned quite a bit. Make sure you are hungry because by the time you are done you will be full. It is also very fascinating to see the city from a completely different perspective. If I had to do this again I would recommend doing this trip at the beginning of your time in the city since it really gives you feel for the food and the chance to go back to some of these places if you really wanted to. I would highly recommend this company. They did a great job and the communication was excellent. Thank you and well done.
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Mar 16, 2024
Amazing food Tour - Had an amazing food tour with Jaden. Transportion was taken care, the food was delicious, and I got to learn more about the history and culture of the city. Would definitely recommend!
Review provided by Viator
Mar 16, 2024
HCM City food tour - We did this tour on our first night in HCM City. What a blast! The students were amazing and kept us safe on the motorbikes! We got to experience the city, and the fabulous food of Vietnam. This is a must do tour!
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Mar 16, 2024
Lovely afternoon with the best tour guides - We did the private tour because the two of us are vegetarian. It was such a nice experience as the tour guides were lovely and knew the city super well. We had a great time with them, learned about the local food but also about the city itself. It was a perfect day thanks to our two guides.
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up to 15 guests
April 2024