I Bike Saigon

Classic Cycling Tours

1.Historic city tour ( This tour runs every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) “65$”  1 Day 

Soak up cultural delights of bustling Ho Chi Minh City on this full day adventure. Ramble though the streets near Chinatown and bargain up a storm in some of the city’s most atmospheric markets. Refuel with a tasty traditional vegetarian lunch then discovery the many sights dotting downtown Saigon, from the fascinating War Remnants Museum to the beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral. Discover the real Ho Chi Minh City, from its traumatic past to its beautiful French-colonial architecture and discover the cultural heart and hidden treasures that dot this thriving metropolis.

We’ll cruise through Asia’s amazing city. Tell you all the history & unknown stories, ride through charming back streets, stop at a local bakery in downtown, and feel Saigon come alive in the process!

Tour Style: Local Life & Culture, Heritage & History
Inclusion:
English speaking guide; entrance fees as indicated; bike; helmet; rain coat; snacks and water at water stop; meals: 1 local vegatarian lunch.

Exclusion: Items of a personal nature; travel insurance; tips or gratuities for ride leader or guide.

Highlights:

  • Experience the authentic Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Explore ancient pagodas and beautiful colonial architecture.
  • Dive into noisy markets to strike bargains with the locals.
  • Feast on delicious traditional vegetarian food.
  • Enjoy 45 minutes massage.

Along the way, we’ll see:

  • Thien Hau Chinese Pagoda
  • The first Vietnamese who used courier pigeons
  • The Opera House
  • A hidden monastery in the center of Saigon
  • Saint Paul Convent
  • A Nursery School
  • Saigon’s ancient citadel hill
  • The Notre Dame Cathedral
  • General Post Office

2.Off road city tour (This tour runs Every Day – Rain or Shine!) “65$”  1 Day 

Our Saigonese Day Bike Tour lets travelers experience Ho Chi Minh City like a true Saigonese! We’ll cruise through Asia’s amazing city, tell you all the history & unknown stories, ride through charming back streets, stop at a local bakery in downtown, and feel Saigon come alive in the process!

We realize that most travelers will see the touristy areas on their own, so we focus our day bike tour on the back streets and local areas that we have discovered (don’t worry, we see the famous sites too)! We’ll also point you off to our favourite cafes, museums, and activities at the end of the tour!

This tour lasts approximately 4½ – 5 hours, but no need to worry- we ride at a very leisurely pace, which is appropriate for all fitness levels (Saigon is very flat as well). We only have one requirement: that you know how to ride a bike!

Tour Style: Local Life & Culture, Heritage & History
Inclusion:
English speaking guide; entrance fees as indicated; bike; helmet; rain coat; snacks and water at water stop; meals: 1 local vegetarian lunch.

Exclusion: Items of a personal nature; travel insurance; tips or gratuities for ride leader or guide.

Highlights:

  • Experience the authentic Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Explore ancient pagodas and beautiful colonial architecture.
  • Dive into noisy markets to strike bargains with the locals.
  • Feast on delicious traditional vegetarian food.
  • Enjoy 45 minutes massage.

Along the way, we’ll see:

  • Thien Hau Chinese Pagoda
  • The first Vietnamese who used courier pigeon.
  •  The Opera House
  • A hidden monastery in the center of Saigon
  • Saint Paul Convent
  • A Nursery School
  • Saigon’s ancient citadel hill
  • The Notre Dame Cathedral
  • General Post Office
  • Our favorite bakeries
  • Famous movie spots (remember all those movies filmed in Saigon?)
  • Our favorite back streets & local neighborhoods.

3. Cu Chi Tunnels Tour (1 Day) “95$”

The tunnels of Cu Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Cu Chi District of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, and are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country. The Cu Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the Viet Cong’s base of operations for the Tet Offensive in 1968.

The whole trip will take up most of your day, so be prepared for a long and exciting journey. To visit the tunnels, we’ll transfer out of Ho Chi Minh City to Tan Phu Trung Village. We’ll ride through rubber plantations, and see locals making rice paper and wine. You’ll get a chance to watch a movie about the war in 1967 before walking around the historical battle site. We’ll even go down to the original tunnel, which is 3m underground. As a plus, you’ll have a chance to get some target practice with real guns and bullets.

Tour Style: Local Life & Culture, Heritage & History
Inclusion:
English speaking guide; entrance fees as indicated; bike; helmet; rain coat; snacks and water at water stop; meals: 1 local lunch.

Exclusion: Items of a personal nature; travel insurance; tips or gratuities for ride leader or guide.

Highlights:

  • Experience the Historic Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Watch how rice paper and wine were made
  • Practice shooting a gun
  • Watch the war movie of 1967

4. Mekong Delta – My Tho (1 Day)

On this tour we will take you on a journey along the Mekong Delta known by the local as Song Me “Mother River” or the Song Cuu Long “Nine Dragons River”. It’s the world’s tenth-longest river and Asia’s seventh longest. It estimated length is 4,350 km (2,703 mi), and it divides into nine tributaries which meet the sea–thus Vietnam named them “the Nine Dragons”.

Our bus and guide will pick you up at yours Hotels early in the morning. Then we will take a car ride on our bus to Tan An City. Along the way our guide will get a chance to introduce his or herself a little bit and also to get to know a little bit about each of you to ensure that we have a fun and exciting journey. At IBS we have a lot of guides that are very friendly and professional with lots of experiences and knowledge about Vietnam to assist you in every steps of the way along the journey. Once we get to Tan An City we will unload and take a bike ride to My Tho. Along the way we will stop at Vinh Trang temple where we will visit and take pictures at this beautiful temple. It is one of the famous Temple in southern Vietnam. It’s also considered as a historic relic of the Vietnamese people and also one of a many famous tourist destinations in Vietnam. Once we get to My Tho, we will catch a small ferry boat to visit the floating market, it is one of our highlight in Mekong delta tours. You will get a chance to trade in the delta’s rich rice and fish stocks and to sample some of the lush fruit and vegetables unique to the area. After the tour our bus will pick you up and take you back to Ho Chi Minh city.

Tour Style: Local Life & Culture
Inclusion:
English speaking guide; bike; helmet; rain coat; snacks and water at water stop; meals: 1 local lunch.

Exclusion: Items of a personal nature; travel insurance; tips or gratuities for ride leader or guide.

Highlights:

  • Visit Viet Nam Historic relic – the Vinh Trang Temple
  • Experience the life on the floating market
  • Trade food with the local at the Floating market

5. Mekong Delta – Cai Be (1 Day)

On this tour we will take you on a journey to Cai Be City. Our bus and guide will pick you up early in the morning at your hotel .  We will be taking a ride from Saigon to My Tho where you will be drop off to ride to Cai Be. Along the way our guide will get a chance to introduce his or herself a little bit and also to get to know a little bit about each of you to ensure that we have a fun and exciting journey. At IBS we have a lot of guides that are very friendly and professional with lots of experiences and knowledge about Vietnam to assist you in every steps of the way along the journey. After we get to My Tho, we will begin the ride to Cai Be. Along the way you will get many chances to take pictures and enjoy many beautiful scenic. Once in Cai Be you will get a chance to board a small ferry boat to visit the floating Market. We will also stop by the local to see them making rice poppy and rice paper. After a long, tire but happy day, our bus will pick you up and take you back to Ho Chi Minh city.

Tour Style: Local Life & Culture
Inclusion:
English speaking guide; bike; helmet; rain coat; snacks and water at water stop; meals: 1 local lunch.

Exclusion: Items of a personal nature; travel insurance; tips or gratuities for ride leader or guide.

Highlights:

  • Enjoy the beautiful scenic of the country side
  • Visit the floating market
  • Try out your bargain skill with the local
  • Watch how the rice poppy and rice paper were made

6. Mekong Delta – Vinh Long (2 Days)

On this tour to Vinh Long City we will start from My Tho City so we will be picking you up early in the morning to drive to My Tho City. From there you will take a bike ride along the country side to Cai Be city where you are going to spend the night there and visit the local village where they are making rice poppy, rice cake called nugget, one of the village specialty. It’s not the plastic noodles make of young sticky rice like grains in the North Delta. This cake is made from sticky rice, glutinous rice or corn, roasted until it burn than pressed it into cakes. It’s a many steps process to make this cake. First is to choose the right material. They must choose the right type of grain, not too plastic or too dry for good and delicious noodles. Then roast the noodles (or nuggets), add sugar after that. Finally mix the noodles and package it. Each grate has a different processing know-how, making famous brands that visitors to Cai Be often buy as gift. We will be up early the next morning to board a small ferry boat and visit the busy life of the Mekong River. The Floating Market is one of the most significant source of income for the people living around the Mekong river therefore it’s a sight to see. Then we will be heading back to Saigon.

Tour Style: Local Life & Culture
Inclusion:
English speaking guide; bike; helmet; rain coat; snacks and water at water stop; meals: 1 local lunch.

Exclusion: Items of a personal nature; travel insurance; tips or gratuities for ride leader or guide.

Highlights:

  • Enjoy the beautiful scenic of the country side
  • Visit the floating market
  • Try out your bargain skill with the local
  • Watch how the rice poppy and rice cake were made
  • Visit local shop to buy souvenirs

7. Mekong Delta – Can Tho (3 Days)

This is the tour that will take you through many beautiful cities and provinces where you can get a chance to see many different type of fruit trees and plantations. We will start from Saigon where we are going to pick you up at your hotel and start riding through Cai Be, Vinh Long. Then we are going to spend the night at Homestay village. Homestay is a popular form of hospitality and lodging whereby visitors stay in a house or apartment of a local of the city to which they are traveling. The length of stay can vary from one night to even a year and can be free, in exchange for monetary compensation, in exchange for a stay at the guest’s property either simultaneously or at another time (home exchange), or in exchange for help on the host‘s property. The next morning we will ride to Can Tho and visit the floating market to give you a chance to witness the busy life of the Mekong River. There are many different species of fish in this river. More than 1200 species of fish have been identified and there could be possibly as many as 1700. Fishing is a very important part of the economic activities in the area and a vital source of protein in the local diet. Estimates indicate that some 120 fish species are commercially traded but most of the fishery is based on 10–20 species. Then we will be riding back to Saigon on the last day.

Tour Style: Local Life & Culture
Inclusion:
English speaking guide; bike; helmet; rain coat; snacks and water at water stop; meals: 1 local lunch.

Exclusion: Items of a personal nature; travel insurance; tips or gratuities for ride leader or guide.

Highlights:

  • Enjoy the beautiful scenic of the country side
  • Visit the floating market
  • Try out your bargain skill with the local
  • Watch how the rice poppy and rice cake were made
  • Visit local shop to buy souvenirs
  • Experience Homestay

8. Mekong Delta – Chau Doc (4 Days)

On this tour we will take you on a ride from Saigon to Chau Doc. The journey will start early in the morning where our company bus and guide will pick you up at your hotels and drive you to a set location chosen by our local guide.From there we will  ride through the country side to Vinh Long and show you the beautiful scene along the way. There will be many different types of fruit farms and plantations along the way. We will be spending the night at Homestay village. Then we are going to get up early the next morning to continue our fun and exciting journey to Can Tho. At Can Tho, you will get a chance to visit the floating market and witness the exciting and busy life of the locals at Mekong River. On the 3rd day we will ride from Can Tho to Chau Doc. We will start early in the morning and begin cycling toward Chau Doc. The hill along the road is quite steep, but the path is unique. The presence of Thot Not trees indicates proximity to Cambodia and the local people speak Vietnamese as their second language. Along the way, you will stop at the killing fields of Vietnam at Ba Chuc, where Polpot’s regime massacred over 3,000 peoples in Chau Doc. Those with energy to spare can climb Sam Mountain for a great view of the sunset! You will enjoy dinner and stay overnight in Chau Doc. After all the fun and exciting things we are going to do on the trip we will be heading back to Saigon on our last day.

Tour Style: Local Life & Culture
Inclusion:
English speaking guide; bike; helmet; rain coat; snacks and water at water stop; meals: 1 local lunch.

Exclusion: Items of a personal nature; travel insurance; tips or gratuities for ride leader or guide.

Highlights:

  • Enjoy the beautiful scenic of the country side
  • Visit the floating market
  • See many different types of fruit farms and plantations
  • Experience Homestay
  • Visit the field at Ba Chuc
  • Climb Sam Mountain

9. Mekong Delta – Ha Tien (6 Days)

This 6 days journey will start from Saigon where our guides and bus will be picking you up early in the morning from your hotels to drive you to Cai Be and drop you off so you can take a bike tour across southern Vietnam country sides to Vinh Long. There are lots of different types of fruit tree and plantation along the way like ( longan, pineapple, watermelon, rambutan, papaya, jackfruit and dragon fruit etc…). On the 2nd day we will ride on to Can Tho and spend the night over there. There will be lots of bridges along the way like the Can Tho Bridge (one of the longest bridge in S.E. Asia) over “Hau” / Tonle Bassac River stretching northwest to Cambodia, or our famous Monkey Bridge. This bridge construct of only a single log for you to walk over and a log for you to hold on to. It is very difficult to walk over but a lot of our clients like it because everybody like a challenge and it’s a fun experience for lots of people t0 try to cross it for the first time. On the 3rd day we will ride from Can Tho to Long Xuyen. There are lots of rice plantation along the way that you will get a chance to stop and spend time with the local to learn to rice was made. On the 4th day we will head out early in the morning to continue on to Chau Doc. You will get a chance to stop at the killing fields of Vietnam at Bachuc, where Polpot’s regime massacred over 3,000 Vietnamese in 1978. On the 5th day we will ride from Chau Doc to Ha Tien. Our guides will take you on a route through a bustling morning market along the banks of the very busy river. You’ll absorb sights of endless cottage industries, timber merchants, coconut shredders, small docks loading/unloading rice, and tiny vibrant markets.  We will spend our last night in Ha Tien city and you can get a chance to explore the city before we head back to Saigon the next morning.

Tour Style: Local Life & Culture
Inclusion:
English speaking guide; bike; helmet; rain coat; snacks and water at water stop; meals: 1 local lunch.

Exclusion: Items of a personal nature; travel insurance; tips or gratuities for ride leader or guide.

Highlights:

  • Enjoy the beautiful scenic of the country side
  • Visit the floating market
  • See many different types of fruit farms and plantations
  • Experience Homestay
  • Visit the field at Ba Chuc
  • Experience our famous Monkey bridge
  • Try your bargaining skill at the local market

 

Additional Information:

  • Voucher exchange details:
    Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
  • Bike deposit: all major credit cards such as VISA, Master Card, American Express, JCB, Union Pay..are accepted.
  • Confirmation of booking:
    Please contact G.H.T Office to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure (online booking).
  • Dress standard:
    Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.
  • Child policy:
    Children must be above 12 years of age.  Children below 12 years of age are not permitted on this tour. If you want to have a private family tour, please contact us by email.
  • Language: English

Your Trip: 
This trip is offered on a “join-in” basis. Maximum group size is 10.

Tipping: 
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip – though not compulsory – is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many other destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.