The best walking guided tour of Ho Chi Minh city

Duration: 3h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Thanh
Quality Verified Registered on August 01, 2022

Goooood morning Vietnam! I am Thanh,45 years young. I live in Ho Chi Minh city. I have been guiding tourists for 20 years and I am a people person. I love meeting new people, taking them around Ho Chi Minh city and Vietnam, getting off the beaten tracks, discovering the hidden gems in the city and the beauty of our countryside villages. I am happy and proud to show you the best of Ho Chi Minh City on behalf of a local expert.

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

Tour description

Begin at The President Ho Chi Minh Statue which is located in front of the City Hall and end at the most popular Bánh Mì in town with 4 km or 2,48 miles of walking distance  in the SHADE

  • Get a complete overview of Ho Chi Minh City on a 3-hour walking guided tour.
  • See the best the city has to offer with a perfect combination of typical highlights:Independence Palace,Central Post Office,Notre Dame Cathedral,Saigon Opera House,The City Hall and hidden gems with storytelling(hear unique insights that only a local guide would know)
  • End the tour near by the Ben Thanh market by enjoying a special treat at a local eatery: BÁNH or PHỞ and PHÊ SỮA ĐÁ

Book the tour and pay at the end of it according to your experience.Some people PAY US$ 10 per person, some people PAY US‎$ 20, you choose the price. 


  • Please bring some water and a hat with you.
  • This is a joined small group tour so we will leave on time.
  • If you can not join the trip, please cancel the slot so other travelers can book.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    110 Nguyễn Huệ, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, T...
    110 Nguyễn Huệ, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
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    I will be standing behind the Statue of President Ho Chi Minh which is in front of the city hall and I will be standing by an orange Guru Walk sign board.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Đường Nguyễn Huệ
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Ho Chi Minh City Opera House
  • 3
    Free admission
    Sai Gon Central Post Office
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Independence Palace
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Le Quy Don High School
  • 7
    Outside visit
    War Remnants Museum
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Tao Dan Park
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Bánh Mì Huynh Hoa

    Well earned rest:Enjoying a special treat at a local eatery: BÁNH MÌ and a local beer or fruit smoothies

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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Robyn 25 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Thanh was a wonderful tour guide. Nothing was too much trouble for him.. Very informative. Would thoroughly recommend this walking tour.
Shazia 18 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Great walking tour - our guide, Thanh, was super knowledgeable and he started off with the group introducing themselves, which helped in getting to know each other. The tour covered all the main parts and Thanh recommended many places to re-visit - coffee places, bakery, museums etc. We ended with a small introduction to Vietnamese language and then finished with Banh Mi! All in all, a super time with a fun and well informed tour guide who loves what he does! 100% recommend :)
Vince 17 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Definitely one of the best free walking tours we have been on, and we have been on a lot of them throughout the world. Thanh was exciting, thorough, creative, and at times his stories were quite moving as well. Anyone who comes to Saigon should take Thanh’s walking tour
Kyle 16 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Fantastic tour! We've done free walking tours all over the world and Thanh's was one of the best. We learned a lot, saw the highlights of the centre, and shared delicious food at the end (I even won a beer in the competition!). There were 8 of us and Thanh was very conscious of making sure everyone could hear and was comfortable. He also made sure we weren't blocking the sidewalks for locals, which was an impressive touch. Thanh answered all my questions and he seemed legitimately happy for the entire tour. You can tell he is proud of country and that he enjoys showing visitors around. I'd highly recommend spending the morning with Thanh, you won't regret it.
Karl 16 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
We’ve been lucky to do many walking tours around South East Asia and we can honestly say that this was one of our favourite tours to date! Thanh’s knowledge and expertise was outstanding-a real insight to a beautiful city with so much history! He went above and beyond in every aspect!
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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 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require 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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