Get up early, grab your camera, jump on Jeep and get driven to the different parts (even slum dogs) of Saigon to see how Saigonese start their new day. You will experience a different feeling about Saigon from what you smell, what you see, what you hear and what you taste. The Early Risers you may see on the way: old people doing morning exercise; playboys going home after a fantasy night; street girls resting after a tired night; kids going to school; “business women” rushing to market; “serious looking” government officers going to work. Enjoy the fresh morning in bustling Saigon before it is getting crazy not too long later. Stop at a local restaurant to enjoy breakfast and cafe just like the locals.
The Jeep will pick you up and start driving slowly to Tao Dan Park (Rough Guides said this is one of the world’s most spooky haunted places, so scary and locals even kids laugh at it:) where you will witness the variety of morning exercises from group practicing Tai Chi, jogging; playing badminton; training martial arts, aerobic and the noisiest but fun to see is dancing group (not sure to be seen everyday). There is “The Singing Birds” coffee shop located inside the Park. Every morning, aviculturists come to the café with cages in hands, talking amongst themselves with passion and sharing their experience of breeding birds, showing off their prizes or just listening to the birds’ chirping. Take some photos of bird club before driving on the boulevard which goes along the canal to China Town, among the oldest and most interesting parts of Saigon; this is where the large Chinese community has been settled for centuries. You will visit Binh Tay Market where you may see people hurrying up to finish their works before the market opens. On the driving, you must see many local people have breakfast outside with variety of choices from many kinds of cakes, sticky rice, stuffed baguette and the most popular is noodles so the restaurants have to be ready even from 6:00am. Flavors from street restaurants will make your tummy cry, choose a local restaurant to enjoy breakfast as local and a cup of coffee will be a happy ending for the short city adventure. Jeep sends you back to hotel when millions of citizens just start their new day. Trip ends at your hotel. Go back to sleep if you wish.
‘Trip Note: Starts at 5.30am and finish around 9.00am.
Meal: Breakfast with local coffee (black or with milk which is called brown, both can be with/without ices)
* Prices Include:
+ Jeep with driver (one Jeep can carry 2 adults plus guide, or 2 adults and 1 child plus guide)
+ English speaking local guide
+ Breakfast and coffee
* Not Included:
+ Meals not listed in the itinerary Drinks, other than water on activity days Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tips, etc)
+ Travel insurance
+ High season surcharge if any
+ All other services not listed in “Prices Include”
Please note all prices and tour itinerary are correct at the time of publishing. They are subject to change without prior notice and can only be confirmed upon submitting an enquiry.