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Private Saigon's History_ Adventurous Sightseeing By Scooter

Duration: 3h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Benjamin
Quality Verified Registered on August 15, 2023

Great to meet you, I'm Binh. My English name is Ben I am a founder of A Local Guide Team with knowledgeable and passionate co-guides. I first discovered Saigon while studying at University after leaving our hometown in rural Vietnam. I immediately became fascinated by the city's unique blend of culture, history, and delicious cuisine. My education focused on tourism, and I have extensive experience working as a local English-speaking guide for various companies. But, I finally decided it was time to bring my custom-tailored experiences to my guests, so I started this local experience. I believe that great things in work are never accomplished by one person but by a team. Thanks for our team’s dedication to providing exceptional hospitality to guests. Why choose us? 1. Our slogan is "SATISFACTION - WE LIVE IT. YOU'LL LOVE IT" 2. We are licensed tour guides with knowledge, passion, and personal perspectives. 3. Connect: Warmly welcome guests, turning strangers into friends. We are so grateful to our guests who have supported us by booking our experiences so that we can generate jobs for local guides from rural areas of Vietnam studying in Ho Chi Minh City. It is to help them earn money to make their parents feel less burdened financially and to have a tourism and English environment to practice during their studies at their tourism university. Similar to what I used to experience during these tough times while studying at the university, we are grateful that this job gave us a lot of opportunities to learn English, get money to pay for school fees, meet a lot of people around the world to change our mindset,... Thank you for stopping by, and we look forward to connecting with you more! Our Team ❤

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

Tour description

Hop on the back of our motorbikes like the locals. Follow me as we traverse through the city's districts, witnessing the shift from affluent areas to vibrant local neighborhoods, exploring bustling outdoor markets and winding alleyways. This experience offers not only a glimpse into the city's history but also an opportunity to taste local drinks and cuisine while engaging in discussions about Vietnamese culture

Here is the highlight of what you will do with us.

1. Notre Dame Cathedral.

2. Central Post Office.

3. Independent Palace. ( standing outside)

4. A Memorial Monument.

6. Drinking Coffee at The oldest apartment area in Saiogn. ( cost 1,5$)

7. Flower Market and Cambodia market.

8. Trying a delicacy dish. ( cost 1,5$)

9. One of the oldest Temples of Chinese folk beliefs

10. Driving along the Saigon rivers to see the entire beautiful city center
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This is itinerary:
 

1. I provide a deep dive into the history of some of Saigon’s most famous locations with historical photos through the whole story behind such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Independent Palace, and The Burning Monk Memorial

2. Next locations, discover some local points that are off the beaten path. Catching your breath by drinking a cup of Vietnamese coffee. Visiting the complex old apartments and explore local life here.

3. Visiting flower and outdoor markets, you will learn some Vietnamese words for fun to practice bargaining prices with vendors and sample some fruits (morning slot) and local drinks - a shot of local rice wine or sugar cane juice. For the food menu, you will choose broken rice with BBQ pork or noodle soup

4. In Chinatown, you will be blessed with one of the oldest and most fascinating TEMPLES and zipping around through the buzzing Silk Street and Lanterns Street of this colorful, incredible Chinatown.



This tour is operated by SCOOTERS, so I have trained my co-guides to help me, each tour guide will drive each guest and you guys just sit behind of our scooters. Therefore, I need at least a few hours to arrange the scooters, after you book the tour successfully, can you please send me the message to confirm that you will join the tour. If you would text me close to the starting time, I could not arrange the scooter in time for you.



Note:

- The RENTED SCOOTER FEE is 8$ = 200 000 VND, please pay it for yourself.

Safety first:
- Including Accident Insurance: 20 000 000 VND/ Per Guest
- My co-hosts who are excellent licensed drivers, licensed tour guide, and fluent in English

Thank you so much. We are looking forward to doing the tour with you.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    07 Công Trường Lam Sơn, Bến Nghé, Quậ...
    07 Công Trường Lam Sơn, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 710212, Vietnam
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    Because the tour is by SCOOTER, so we can pick you up at your hotel address as long as it is in a central area like districts 1, 3, or 4. Otherwise, we will meet at the meeting place, Saigon Opera House. After you book, please send us your hotel address to pick you up.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    District 1

    1. I provide a deep dive into the history of some of Saigon’s most famous locations with historical photos through the whole story behind such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Independent Palace, and The Burning Monk Memorial.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    District 3

    2. Next locations, discover some local points that are off the beaten path. Catching your breath by drinking a cup of Vietnamese coffee. This coffee place is known as Spy House of VC with Weapon Bunkers, with a secret experience to go down the tunnel to the third floor.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    District 10

    3. Visiting flower and outdoor markets, you will learn some Vietnamese words for fun to practice bargaining prices with vendors and sample some fruits (morning slot) and local drinks - a shot of local rice wine or sugar cane juice. For the food menu, you will choose broken rice with BBQ pork or noodle soup

  • 4
    Outside visit
    District 5

    4. In Chinatown, you will be blessed with one of the oldest and most fascinating TEMPLES and zipping around through the buzzing Silk Street and Lanterns Street of this colorful, incredible Chinatown.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Saigon Riverside Office Center

    5. We will get on the scooter and drive you around Chinatown. Next, we will drive you along the Saigon River to see the amazing views of the city. And then we will drop you off at your hotel.

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).

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Santiago 07 Jun 2024
Perth

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Best experience in Ho Chi Min my far! Our guides were excellent and the most friendly people in town. Five stars
Zivile 31 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Nice and efficient way to have sightseeing to save your time and explore it with the local guide.
Chris 31 May 2024
Paris

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Amazing experience! I really enjoyed the tour with the guide Yang ! He is a great guide, funny and passionate about the city
Albert 28 May 2024
Denver

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Super fun scooter tour with Urii! It was a great way to see parts of the city and try some of the food and drinks. Would absolutely recommend.
Rohan 26 May 2024
London

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Great fun! Our guides were local and so friendly, it felt like we were out with mates who just wanted to tell us about their city and gave us great recommendations for other places to eat and enjoy. Strongly recommend! Thanks Emmie & Peter!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 8 people.
Pets
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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