Saigon, known affectionately as the Pearl of the Orient, retains a charm reminiscent of its French heritage in the midst of rapid commercialization. This vibrant metropolis is an eclectic mix of old and new, where steel and glass skyscrapers tower above crumbling French colonial villas, imposing Soviet-style facades stand beside ancient pagodas, and beautiful women in traditional dress and elbow-length gloves drive through the streets on motorbikes.
On this tour, enjoy a single-person pedicab ride from the pier, meandering through the small sidestreets of Saigon to experience the heartbeat of the city. Riding in a pedicab, or cyclo, pronounced see-klo, offers a charming and intimate way to experience the hectic pace of modern Saigon. Be pedaled through this animated and bustling city, and enjoy numerous opportunities for photos of the industrious vendors, streets full of motorcycles and pedicabs, local markets and colonial buildings. A route map will be supplied to each participant for this non-guided tour, with the sites of interest pointed out by the pedicab drivers.
Please note: This tour is not available to wheelchair guests. Weather appropriate clothing; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable shoes are recommended.