I am a licensed, freelance, tour guide who has been working in Ho Chi Minh city since 2015. Therefore, I understand the city as only a local can, and will guide you through some incredible tourist attractions as well as some hidden gems that may surprise you. I have been studying French since 2012 and still seeking for an opportunity to sharpen it, so I will not mind han...
I am a licensed, freelance, tour guide who has been working in Ho Chi Minh city since 2015. Therefore, I understand the city as only a local can, and will guide you through some incredible tourist attractions as well as some hidden gems that may surprise you. I have been studying French since 2012 and still seeking for an opportunity to sharpen it, so I will not mind handling French-speaking tours besides English. I am an open-minded person who love reading as a habit and a hobby. My favorite reading fields are Culture, Travel, Psychology, History and Geography so if you have any questions about any of those topics I am more than happy to answer.
"Xin Chao" and welcome to Ho Chi Minh City
Formerly (and still commonly) known as Saigon, it is the largest city in Vietnam and is well-known for its modern and dynamic vibe. Besides Cu Chi Tunnels, which most newcomers will pick as a part of their schedule, a walking tour of the city center will give you an excellent introduction to the city's history, including, but not limited to, the history of the Vietnam war.
In this tour, we will meet up at the back of Ben Thanh Market, which is an easier meeting place as the front of the market is currently occupied by the construction work of the new metro system. From the market we will walk to the War Remnants Museum to learn about the Civil War that occurred in Vietnam from 1954 to 1975.
Next, we will enter the Reunification Palace (the former Presidential Palace) which was the working and living place of the president before the war ended in 1975.
After that, we will visit the Saigon Central Post-Office which lies next to the Notre Dame Cathedral, two French architectural highlights of the city.
The walk will then continue to the City's Square and the front of the City Hall before we finish at our meeting point where you will be free to explore the market on your own.
The approximate length for this tour is 3 hours.
Important information for the traveler:
- Minimum: 4 people for the tour to start.
- Entrance fee for The War Remnant Museum and the Reunification Palace is 1,4 euros (40,000 vnd) for each, which is not included in the guide's fee.
Meeting point: Open in Google Maps
How to find me: I will be sitting in Local Saigon Cafe (12 Thu Khoa Huan), at the back of Ben Thanh Market.You will recognize me with my arm tattoos and the logo of GuruWalk :D
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A great tour around Ho Chi Minh, with a very knowledgeable and friendly guide! Thank you Louis !!
Louis was very knowledgeable, gave us interesting insights and perspectives into the Vietnam history!
Loved our tour today and our guide Louis was amazing. He's entertaining informative and makes the entire tour lively as well as educational... Overall loved it.
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