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Backyard Travel introduces Insider's Tour of Ho Chi Minh City

Backyard Travel has announced the introduction of a new insider's tour that explores the depths of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The four-day tour takes travellers on visits to the city's local markets, restaurants, museums, exhibitions, the 'Artists' Village' and includes cooking classes and a bicycle ride around 'Thanh Da Island'.

Backyard Travel introduces Insider's Tour of Ho Chi Minh City

Backyard Travel has released details of a brand new tour that gives travellers an insider’s guide to Ho Chi Minh City.

The four-day tour provides a unique insight into the vibrant city in Vietnam and tourists will have the chance to visit local markets, museums, exhibitions, and parks, as well as dine in local restaurants and savour Vietnamese cuisine.

The first day of the trip takes travellers on a tour with a local writer who will take them to parts of the city that are off the tourist track where they can discover its history and heritage. Later that evening, participants will take to the streets of Ho Chi Minh City on vintage Vespa scooters, followed by a night of dinner and dancing with the locals.

Throughout the tour, holidaymakers can enjoy a guided tour through an "artists' village" where local artists use the houses as art studios; a bicycle ride around "Thanh Da Island", which is provides a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city; trips to the green spaces of Saigon such as Tao Dan Park where they can watch locals practising Tai Chi; and culinary classes where they will learn techniques to prepare a range of traditional Vietnamese dishes.

This new tour gives a real insider's perspective on Saigon and is perfect for anyone looking to see a different side of the city.

Explained Maeve Nolan, the General Manager of Backyard Travel. Mr Nolan also commented:

"Across the four days travellers will not only have the chance to learn about the fascinating history and culture in the city, but also experience some popular local spots, that won't be mentioned in every guidebook.

The four-day, three-night tour costs $859 USD per person, based on two people travelling and sharing a double or twin room. The package includes daily breakfast and dinner, and one lunch; tours and transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles; entrance fees to attractions; and all guided excursions.

Backyard Travel is an online company that specialises in travel to Asia and tailor-made tours. The company’s itinerary covers travel to numerous countries in South East Asia including Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam., Indonesia, Japan and China.

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