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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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

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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What will we visit on this tour?

  • 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.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Highlands Coffee

    This is our meeting place.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Thích Quảng Đức Monument
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Nguyễn Đình Chiểu

    Visit secret weapon bunker.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    District 3

    Having some coffee drinks in a local coffee shop. Then visit an old apartment in town.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    District 10

    Visit the wholesale flower market.

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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Jenny 08 Jun 2024
Ho Chi Minh City

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Great time! Very interesting and thorough historical context provided of the vibrant Saigon city. Nana has excellent street food knowledge and I’m grateful that she’s imparted such delicious local wisdom. Highly recommend 😊
Nathan 04 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Exceptional guide - fun and knowledgeable
Jordy 03 Jun 2024
New York

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Nana has a great personality, she explained in detail each historical fact. It was really easy to understand. She loves her city.
Ivy 28 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Nana was a wonderful guide and we absolutely loved this tour. It was our 4th walking tour in Vietnam and it was, BY FAR, the most informative and well-done one we participated in. Nana was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Highly recommend!
Justine 27 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Nana is such a good guide! We had a great time with her! Definitely recommended
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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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