The best walking guided tour of Ho Chi Minh city

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

Xin Chào! I am Thanh,46 years young.My wife and I have a wonderful family with two children.We 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 the 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 by walking in the SHADE

  • Get a complete overview of Ho Chi Minh City on a 3-hour walking guided tour.The tour is a great way to learn about Vietnamese culture and to discover the city’s colorful history, from the founding of the city, through the French colonization and the time of the Vietnam war up until the 21st century.
  • 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 about)
  • Talk about the do’s and dont’s in Ho Chi Minh city,while I will also recommend where and what to eat and drink
  • 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 experiences.Some people PAY US$ 10 per person, some people PAY US‎$ 20, you choose the price. 


  • Please come with:a bottle of water,a 🧢 and an umbrella ☔️ 
  • 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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    You can easily see me 20 meters 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. Please reach out me via WhatsApp for further information:+8498 9577246

  • 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 Hồng Hoa

    We sit around each other, enjoying a hot loaf of bread fresh from the oven and many choices of cool drinks. We chat happily before parting.

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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Yvonne 18 Jun 2024
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Stop scrolling, book Thanh now to experienced his AMAZING tour. Thanh is a FUNtastic guide!
Anna 18 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Very amazing, friendly, and genuine guid. You can tell he has a passion for the city and loves sharing stories of how he grew up. Best walking tour I’ve been on, 100% recommend!
Svarnim 17 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Thanh was an AMAZING tour guide - highly recommend. It was our first day in HCMC and he covered all the landmarks a tourist must see during their time here. Along the way, he shared a lot of interesting facts about the history of some not so famous buildings and the local culture. While he takes us to 11 spots, if you want to spend time at them, you will have to come in your own time later. He comes equipped with a lot of personal stories about the city and its people too - and had a great sense of humour. Thanh also went the extra mile to recommend things for us to do during our stay, and helped us book a tour to Cu Chi tunnels the next day. The tour itself wasn’t great but that aside, Thanh is your go-to man for all things Saigon!
Sandi 15 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Amazing tour guide! Thanh is a lovely person with a great sense of humor. He shared a lot of amazing information that you otherwise would've missed when being here on your own. I definitely recommend! Thank you Thanh :) it was a pleasure discovering the city with you.
Daniel 10 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Thanh was great explaining about Saigon and the tourist points on a very easy way to understand about the history. At the end, he took us to a bahn mi restaurant where we had the best sandwich we had in our trip. Totally 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 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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