Saigon Local Sightseeing Free Walking Tour

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Guru: Nana
Quality Verified Registered on March 12, 2022

Hello! I'm Bao Ngoc (Nana) - a local Saigonese. I was born and live in Saigon (HCMC), i'm a smilling and happy girl with small eyes. Learning and sharing culture is my hobby, i would like to become your local friend to show how much i love my country and share you a lot of recommendations of cuisine, history and local life when you will be here. I have been a local guide of street food and culture for 6 years, i believe that i would bring you enjoy the real local area, history points, where you couldn't find it by yourself. I will be so so so glad to meet you and let you know that how beauty of my beloved city. Welcome to Saigon !!!

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Tour description

SOS: This walking tour will bother you around 10,000 steps of walking. Please consider before you book 😉

🏴‍☠️WARNING: The weather in HCMC is HOT and SUPER HOT (very humid). IF you have problem with the HEAT, this walking ISN'T for you !!!

Xin chào! Welcome to Saigon 😊

Most tourists come to HCMC (Saigon), they will definitely visit some famous destination as Notre Dame, War Museum, Independent Place,.....Why don't do walking sightseeing different from them to see what hidden beauty Saigon is? I would show you hide Saigon gem and real local life in Saigon.

I gonna pick you up from the Highlands coffee shop (187 Pham Ngu Lao street, district 1). Then we gonna walk around there. At the end of the tour, I will help you take a cab to get back to your hotel.

Where would we visit?

  1. The story of Thích Quảng Đức, the Burning Monk.
  2. Visit the secret weapon bunker. 
  3. Enjoy coffee in the local coffee shop (optional) .
  4. Visit one of the old apartments in HCMC to see real local life.
  5. Fresh flower market.

*Other things to note:
- This is a joined group tour so we will leave ON TIME and I will do the tour at least from 3 people in the schedule. 
- One of our destinations in our tour is a monument. Please note that NO revealing clothes allowed in that place: no short, no skirt, no pyjama, no sliveless attire.
-Pick up at Highlands coffee shop at 187 Pham Ngu Lao street, District 1. 
- During the tour, we could enjoy some street foods, snacks, drinks. So you could enjoy it and pay it by yourself :).
-When you booked the walking tour with me, i gonna share you stories under looks as a local, who live in Saigon. Please don't expect me like a tour guide in tourist company. I'm just your local friend.

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  • Meeting point:
    187 Đ. Phạm Ngũ Lão, Phường Phạm Ngũ ...
    187 Đ. Phạm Ngũ Lão, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
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    We gonna meet in front of the Highlands coffee shop at 187 Pham Ngu Lao street, District 1.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Lena 27 Feb 2024
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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
It's a not to be missed tour! Nana is a wonderful guide: extremely knowledgeable, as well as fun, warm and enthusiastic.
Heddwyn 25 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Nana was a very passionate about Saigon and it's history. She showed us local life as well as some of the main sights.
Marco 25 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
This tour is brilliant! Nana took us to places that as tourists, I would easily pass by. I especially love a local museum we visited and was truly impressed by how resilient the Vietnamese were during the war. Also considering the complex history of the Vietnam War, Nana did a great job of providing us with insightful historical facts, making it more understandable after the tour.
Hanna 23 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
I'm so glad we did this tour as it showed us the authentic Saigon, off the beaten path! Nana was born to be a tour guide, bursting with energy and enthusiasm and explains everything very well. She's also such a joy to be around, and goes above and beyond to give tips for things to do and food recommendations for your stay after the tour. She really does become a local friend and I cannot recommend this tour enough!
Martine 22 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
Nana was informative, energetic, and caring. She shared the history of the city and took us off the beaten path, so we got to see the real Saigon. Her love of the city came through. I highly recommend this tour. Thank you, Nana.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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