A Morning like a Local Saigonese
Spend the morning exploring the local side of Saigon, winding your way through the alleys, stopping off to sample local snacks, chatting with traders and visiting colorful markets. This is a great introduction to Vietnam's most lively city.
Accompanied by your own English-speaking guide, start the day at a Vietnamese bread stall, believed to be the first one which opened in the city. The food is simple but appetizing, and this is a popular spot with locals. From here, continue through the side streets to a nearby market, where you will stop for a cup of coffee or tea at Saigon's oldest café. Meet the owner and learn about the traditional coffee brewing method, originally introduced by Chinese traders.
Enjoy the rest of the morning venturing through the local markets. Watch the vendors and their customers haggling over fresh produce, and take in the kaleidoscopic colors of city's biggest flower market. You will also continue to stop and sample local snacks and desserts.