⭐️ Saigon Sites and Stories - Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on February 18, 2022

Hello, We are Momo Travel, A group of Vietnamese with different backgrounds as Tour Guides, Teachers, NGO worker who speak fluent English and love to share our culture with people from all over the world. We've created these unique experiences from our Heart-Head-Hand of walking around the Old Town, trying Vietnamese foods, learn about the local life in a most fun-interactive way to bring travelers an authentic experience. We are open-minded and happy to host you. Join our tour we will discover Vietnam hidden gems together. Let's explore Vietnam like never before!

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

Hi there,

Welcome to Saigon! Or as you may know it, Ho Chi Minh City.

Join us on this walking tour as we share our love for the city while strolling to significant landmarks and hidden spots that every first-time visitor to Saigon (or even Vietnam) needs to know.

You'll gain a better understanding of the city and the country through the events that have occurred here. Dive deep into local cultures, immersing yourself in stories known only to the locals. But we don't stop there; we go beyond the standard narratives by sharing contemporary insights, observations, and our personal opinions to provide you with a well-rounded perspective.

Here are the places we'll visit on this tour:

  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • 📮 Saigon Post Office
  • 🏰 Independence Palace
  • 🌳 Tao Dan Central Park
  • 🥇Shuttlecock Kicking sport game
  • 🗺️ Hung King Temple - Legend of Vietnam Nation
  • 🧚 Five Nature Goddess Temple - Folk mythology
  • 🥬 Local Market
  • 🕵 Secret Weapon Bunker !!!!!!

We highly recommend joining this tour upon your arrival in town. And as a special treat, at the tour's conclusion, we'll send you a PDF packed with local recommendations for food, activities, rooftop bars, etc.

Don't miss out on this exhilarating journey through Saigon's past, present, and future! Book now for an unforgettable experience! 🎉

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    1 Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Th...
    1 Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 70000, Vietnam
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    In front of the Mother Mary Statue (Look out for the blue paper fan!)

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon

    Marvel at the grandeur of this iconic French colonial-era church, a symbol of Saigon's rich history and cultural heritage.

  • 2
    Free admission
    Sai Gon Central Post Office

    Step into a time capsule of architectural splendor, where colonial charm meets bustling modernity, in this functioning post office adorned with stunning interior design.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Independence Palace

    The iconic building, originally the presidential palace, features elegant 1960s architecture and used to be labelled as "The White House" in Vietnam

  • 4
    Free admission
    Tao Dan Park

    Take a tranquil stroll through lush greenery in the heart of the city, where locals gather for leisurely activities, experience the sports game with local people by Shuttlecock Kicking

  • 5
    Free admission
    Temple of the Hung Kings

    Know more about the mythical of Nation founder and Agriculture of Vietnam. Get more suggestions of local foods made from rice, which are integral to Vietnamese culture.

  • 6
    Free admission
    Five Elements Goddess Temple

    Visit a sacred space where devotees venerate the harmony of earth, metal, fire, water, and wood. Deep understanding of folk beliefs and mythology about Mother Nature.

  • 7
    Free admission
    Saigon Special Force secret weapon bunker

    Uncover a hidden gem as you descend into the depths of a clandestine bunker, shrouded in mystery and intrigue on The Tet Offensive, offering a glimpse into Saigon's clandestine past and resilience in the face of adversity.

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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Kathleen 17 Jun 2024

Guided by Emma
Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Emma is very nice. We enjoyed talking with her and learning about the culture. She was also very helpful in helping us find places to eat, etc. She is a very good guide.
Pushpa 15 May 2024

Guided by Emma
Travelled in couple - May 2024
It was so much fun walking on this tour with Emma. A lot of insight on the history and culture of Vietnam. We thoroughly enjoyed it
Edyta 27 Apr 2024

Verified booking
Travelled alone - Apr 2024
The tour was great! I've decided to do the tour very spontaneous. Emma is so nice and know a lot to say about saigon. And she know to integrate the people. It was like a nice walk with friends. For me the perfect start to get to know a bit about saigon.
Michele 27 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
We had a great tour with helpful and authentic information. Our guide Mi, shared local stories and history. What a great way to give you a feel for a city. Highly recommended
Robert 13 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Thank you for the helpful, fun and informative tour! A great way to explore the city and understand the history and culture. Highly recommend.
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Who is this tour for?

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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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