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Best of Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour

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Best of Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour

From US$ 86.15 per group up to 2

Discover the bustling streets of Saigon and its vibrant atmosphere on this private walking tour. Visit popular sites, delve into the fascinating history & experience a Vietnamese snack like locals do

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Wander through timeless streets
  • Get a personal introduction to HCMC attractions
  • Visit a vintage collection of military equipment
  • Enjoy the lively atmosphere of a local market
  • Learn about Vietnam fascinating history
  • Admire the Colonial-era architecture
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Enjoy Saigon at its fullest during this private tour with a twist. Especially for you the popular attractions and beautiful hidden gems in this “must do” trip are combined. Explore the city on foot and enjoy the attention from your local guide on this private tour. Meet your local guide in front of the statue of the "Burning Monk" and start your tour with the intriguing story of this statue. After you will hear all about the background of this statue, your guide will take you on a sizzling tour.  Wander past all famous monuments while you get historical facts about the rich Vietnamese history. Take in the exhibitions displaying old military equipment including the famous Huey helicopter as your guide sets the historical scene of the city. The good news is that with the same ticket you can come back later and explore this famous history museum. Pass the Reunification Palace, also known as Independence Palace, a place that served as home and workplace of the president during the Vietnam War. On your way to the next must-see spot, you’ll make a stop at Bet Cafe, which is a park where street vendors set up stalls and sell snacks and coffee. You’ll enjoy a yummy delicious snack and a drink in a unique way: sit down on a newspaper and take a seat on the ground. Watch the local people interact while enjoying this very bohemian place. Stroll on through the great history of Saigon. French colonists in the late 1880s built the Notre Dame, considered to be a symbol of Saigon. This place is one of the few remaining proofs of Catholicism in the largely Buddhist Vietnam. Continue with a stop at the Central Post Office and admire the elegant French architecture of this building, constructed in the late of 19th century. But what do you know about the hidden gems of this amazing city? Thanks to your local host, you’ll also discover the places less-known. Head to your next stop and take a walk on Nguyen Hue Street, considered one of the most beautiful streets in HCMC. On your way to the Old Market, make a little detour and walk along Saigon River Bank. Listen to your private host stories about city’s areas and ask them more questions about the places you have visited. But what would be HCMC without taking a look at local handicrafts at Ben Thanh Market? Admire the colorful stalls, take in the amazing smells and practice your bargaining skills. Don’t forget to ask your private guide about the market’s interesting origin. Your tour ends here, but feel free to continue exploring the market independently. They can also help you to find a taxi or recommend you the best route to get back to your hotel.
  • Private tour
  • Local guide
  • 1 local drink/tasting
  • Tickets for War Remnants Museum included
  • Small-group tour option available
  • CO2 emissions offset
  • Pickup or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Additional food or drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Monument of the Venerable Monk Thich Quang Duc (corner of Cach Mang Thang Tam and Nguyen Dinh Chieu street)

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 18 reviews

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Brilliant, informative and accommodating

We had a fantastic tour with Jecky, he was very knowledgeable and funny. A great way to start our time in Vietnam. He was also very accommodating for our group, we have 4 kids from 12wks-12yrs and he made sure everyone was happy and comfortable the whole tour. Thanks Jecky!

July 10, 2019

Thomas was an excellent guide. His city tour was very informative. He kept us moving at an easy pace. We learned a lot of interesting Vietnamese history and enjoyed seeing various types of the older architecture in the city. We were treated to Vietnamese street coffee in a lovely city park. Thomas is very personable and his English is impeccable. We thoroughly enjoyed his tour. I highly recommend Thomas.

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March 4, 2019

So much fun

Jecky was a terrific guide very knowledgeable and cheeky. Felt like we had no feet left after all that walking. Wear comfy shoes. Highly recommend

July 22, 2019

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