SAIGON ON FOOT ⭐️ Culture & Lunch

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Experience hosted by Nguyen & Tien

4.5 hours, Hosted in English

What you'll do

This WALK is designed to answer the question "WHAT MAKES THIS CITY UNIQUE?" and to prove Saigon is more than just another Southeast Asian city.

If you have visited all the major attractions and don't want to see any more tourists, we'll take you for a memorable exploration walk to really "see" and understand Saigon.

HIGHLIGHTS:

- Explore the old MAFIA DISTRICT
- Walk the CHINA TOWN
- Understand the traditional remedies at the HERBAL MEDICINE STREET
- Admire the beauty of the FISH AQUARIUM STREET
- Take amazing photos at the colorful CHINESE-STYLE BUDDHIST temple
- Taste a cup of HERBAL TEA
- Learn about the Vietnam War at the Burning Monk site
- Go down the Secret Weapon Cellar at the COMMANDO SAFE HOUSE.
- Eat the tasty Vietnamese home-cooked lunch.

Get your answers of the never-ending list of questions about Saigon & Vietnam.

* Vegetarian/Vegan are available.
Other things to note
Please dress comfortably as we will walk 5,5-6km. Also, this tour can be customized to accommodate dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary needs.
This WALK is designed to answer the question "WHAT MAKES THIS CITY UNIQUE?" and to prove Saigon is more than just another Southeast Asian city.

If you have visited all the major attractions and don't want to see any more tourists, we'll take you for a memorable exploration walk to really "see" and understand Saigon.

HIGHLIGHTS:

- Explore the old MAFIA DISTRICT
- Walk the CHINA TOWN
- Understand the tr…

What's included

  • Food
    We will taste the herbal tea, fresh seasonal fruits bought from the market....
  • Transportation
    We will take the Grab car to move between stops ( 2 times, 10 mins each)

Meet your Host, Nguyen & Tien

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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Hey, we're Nguyen & Tien, an active couple who love exploring the maze of Saigon alleyways on bicycles, talking with street vendors and listening to their stories.

We love the city from all its aspects: the incredible history of the Vietnam War, scooters, energetic streets, chaotic scenes, tasty street food, scooters, multicultural lifestyle, strong-as-death coffee, colonial architecture, and scooters.

Together with our best friend - Hoang, we would love to share all the stories we know about the city, the country and listen to yours.

Our Whatsapp number is +84934486985 if you ever need to reach us.
* Feel free to message us if you want to arrange another time.
* Our Instagram: @saigon_walking_tours, @seeyouinvietnam
Hey, we're Nguyen & Tien, an active couple who love exploring the maze of Saigon alleyways on bicycles, talking with street vendors and listening to their stories.

We love the city from all its aspects: the incredible history of the Vietnam War, scooters, energetic streets, chaotic scenes, tasty street food, scooters, multicultural lifestyle, strong-as-death coffee, colonial architecture, and scooters.

Together with our best friend - Hoang, we would love to share all the s…
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From $37
/ person

Where you'll be

We will do 3 walks in 3 different districts.
1. The 3km-walk through the tiny alleys in District 4, to see where most of the locals living.
2. The 1,5km-walk in China town to the Aquarium street, Herbal Medicine Street, a colorful Chinese-style Buddhist temple and a herbal tea shop
3. The 1km-walk to learn about the Vietnam War at the Burning Monk Site & the Commando Safehouse before having a home-cooked meal. Finish the experience after lunch.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 25 reviews.

Wakana
September 2020
This tour gives us deep knowledge of Ho chi minh city instead of another tour which visits famous sightseeing places! Although I've been living here for 2 year and half year, guide took me unknown attractive places. Highly recommend this tour!
Giovanni
February 2020
Anyone wanting to explore Saigon away from the tourist trail would be well advised to book this tour. Many things were explained to us about the history of this vibrant city and we got to see and interact with parts of the city we would never have found on our own. Our guide Huang was knowledgeable and had excellent English. He loves his city and now so do we. Be prepared to be moved by what you will learn about Saigon.
Robin
January 2020
This tour was exactly what we were looking for: to see some “not in the guidebook” parts of the city through the eyes of a local! Hoang, our guide, is enthusiastic, genuine and a lot of fun, and did a great job answering our many questions about local history and community life. The home cooked meal (and the setting) were amazing, and a great way to complete the tour. We travel a fair amount, I wish this type of experience was available in other cities!
Lynn
January 2020
We really got to experience the true vietnam. Very helpful with getting my phone fixed and helping me talk to a doctor. Very informative and truly loves her culture. Impressed by her wisdom and maturity. Great tour.
Paul
January 2020
Tien was very accommodating and pleasant to deal with. She was very informative about Vietnam ( Ho Chi Minh City ). My wife and I would not only go with her again , but would also recommend her to everyone who want a great experience. Thank you again
Mackinley
January 2020
What a great day! This tour was such a fantastic way to experience Saigon. We learned so much, saw neighborhoods and met people we never would have, and ate delicious food. The pace was perfect for our family, and our guide was so friendly. I highly recommend this experience!

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 6 and up can attend, up to 8 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Sunscreen, hat, comfy walking shoes, water container, we try not to buy plastic water bottles.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.