Cyclos, Ho Chi Minh City

22 Reviews

Know about this? Rate It!

hide
  • A cyclo ride through Ho Chi Minh City
    A cyclo ride through Ho Chi Minh City
    by SWFC_Fan
  • Cyclos in Ho Chi Minh City
    Cyclos in Ho Chi Minh City
    by SWFC_Fan
  • A cyclo ride through Ho Chi Minh City
    A cyclo ride through Ho Chi Minh City
    by SWFC_Fan
  • lavender23's Profile Photo

    A TRIP ON CYCLO

    by lavender23 Updated Nov 5, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The traffic in HCMC is considered as a "crazy" one in Vietnam accompanied with other big cities.

    Streets are narrow but the number of bikes as well as other transportation means is huge so it's not safe for tourists to ride on bike around HCMC expect those who are confident in their "riding tech"
    Therefore to be "safe" i recommend u to take a cyclo,it's really cheap

    Related to:
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • Fondest_Memories's Profile Photo

    Cyclos

    by Fondest_Memories Written May 15, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Cyclo or pedi-cab is probably the cheapest way to get around observe the city of Saigon (HCMC). Although, in certain areas of the city cyclos are restricted. There is an obvious hassle when using this form of transportation, that bargining. Make sure you work out a price with the driver before you get on...Cyclos usually wait around in groups, so if the bargining doesn't work out with one, there are still plenty to bargin with. I personally never used cyclos but my cousins who lives in Vietnam gave me some insight for this tip page.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo

    Cyclo

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Apr 7, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Cyclo

    In a city of Motorcycles and Bicycles this is Vietnam's answer to the taxi, The Cyclo. Unfortunately they are just as expensive as the cabs and not airconditioned. take one for the experience and then take cabs.

    Was this review helpful?

  • carstenj's Profile Photo

    Cyclo is my preferred method...

    by carstenj Written Aug 24, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Cyclo is my preferred method of transport in Saigon, it is easy, cheap and relaxing.
    Remeber that you shouldn't pay more than 10,000 Dong for a trip, and they will rip you off if they can.
    Taxis are available as well.

    Was this review helpful?

  • brewjohnson's Profile Photo

    By cyclo. This is a...

    by brewjohnson Written Aug 24, 2002

    0.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    By cyclo. This is a Vietnamese Rickshaw, and is a fun and very inexpensive way to explore the city. (see warnings and dangers above for a cautionary tip). Look how happy my friend Brad is looking through his Vietnamese phrase book while riding this cyclo (too bad he couldn't pronounce any of the phrases he learned).

    Was this review helpful?

  • chrisvandenbroucke's Profile Photo

    Cheap driving

    by chrisvandenbroucke Written Feb 23, 2004

    0.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Ho Chi Ming, driving a cyclo

    Letting you drive around in a cyclo has many advantages:

    it's safer than walking

    it's cheap

    it helps local people earn some money

    you can film while being driven

    Was this review helpful?

  • 34N118W's Profile Photo

    HCMC via Cyclo

    by 34N118W Written Sep 7, 2002

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Cyclo driver

    Cyclos are a good way to see the city during the day. However, I'd avoid using them at night. Some cyclo drivers have been known to take you down dark alleys at night and mug you.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Ho Chi Minh City

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

92 travelers online now

Comments

View all Ho Chi Minh City hotels