Coming to Saigon without visiting to Chợ Lớn would be a source of great regret for tourists. The biggest and oldest Chinatown in the world, it's where you can learn more about the traditional values and the lifestyles found in Saigon. The tour highlights Vietnam's street stalls, family-owned restaurants, hidden cafes, and everything in between. Chợ Lớn Hẻm Gems Tour will provide you with stories of the fascinating food and drinks in the legendary Chợ Lớn.

We've handpicked a selection of our favorite street food gems. Some of them have fascinating backstories while others are more straightforward, but they all have one thing in common - delicious food and drinks. Begin your adventure with a drink at one of Saigon's most elegant rooftop bars or hẻm bars, where you'll be captivated by breathtaking panoramic views of the city's stunning skyline, then we will take you across historic Cho Lon - from our favorite sui cao and Chinese sweet soups to steaming bowls of Hong Kong-style beef noodles to a goat curry finale.


Important Information

Minor program changes are sometimes necessary, depending on road- and weather conditions 

Included in the Prices are: 

  • English-speaking guide 
  • Motorbike with an experienced driver 
  • Pick up/drop off in downtown Saigon (either D1 or D3) or at Urbanist Travel office (56/1 Nguyen Thong, D3) 
  • Entrance fee 
  • Food and drink at each stop on the tour 
  • Insurance 
  • VAT 

Not Included in the Prices are: 

  • Services not mentioned in our Itinerary 
  • Expenditure of a personal nature such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, tipping, etc 
  • Tips to drivers/ guides / local eateries
  • Clients are encouraged to bring their own bottles of water. 
  • Additional water/beer/soft drinks (first drink at each stop is covered in the tour fee) 
  • Surcharge applied for having another language-speaking guide such as Spanish - French - Chinese

Fantastic evening!

Fantastic Saturday evening with Urbanist Travel doing Chợ Lớn Hẻm Gems Food Tour. We went with empty stomachs and left very full! Great little peek into the Chinese influence in Saigon.

Tracy Anderson