The Reverie Saigon is offering a one-of-a-kind Cruising Saigon package that puts guests on a private two-hour sunset cruise with a private butler. At sundown, guests tour the city on a chauffeured vintage Vespa.
The cruise includes a picnic basket full of sweets and savories prepared by the hotel’s culinary team, served by one of its butlers, and paired with a bottle of Taittinger champagne. Guests can choose from five menus.
While the boat’s captain may decide to steer up lesser travelled canals and tributaries, the main event is the river itself, lined with an array of structures of Saigon’s past and present, including the landmark Dragon Wharf built in 1863 and the Gustav Eiffel-designed Rainbow Bridge.
After sunset, Cruising Saigon abandons the waters for roadways for an adventure that’s part night excursion, part street food fest. The excursion by Vespa Adventures lets travellers experience the city’s nightlife the way most locals do.
The tour begins with a pick-up at The Reverie Saigon and a chauffeured transit to the first stop, Café Zoom, to meet the guide and kick-off with drinks and appetizers. From there, the tour ventures to a popular street-side eatery, passes through Chinatown, and then into the busy streets of District 4 for street-side snacks, including banh xeo (savory Vietnamese pancakes), and more drinks. The four-hour tour also makes a stop at a hidden coffee house for live Vietnamese music, before concluding at a club with a local cover band.
The Cruising Saigon package also includes round-trip airport transfers via choice of a Mercedes-Benz S-class or BMW 7 series, breakfast daily at Café Cardinal, and access to the Reverie Lounge.
Package rates start around $1,150, based on a minimum three-night stay. All guestroom categories are bookable for single or double occupancy.
Booking requests must be received at least 5 days in advance and are subject to availability. Cruising Saigon and the Saigon After Dark Vespa tour do not have to be experienced on the same day.