Saigon Up Close & Personal - Private Tour

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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** All our tours are Exclusive Private Tours, so you will not be put together with other guests **

Join us on an exciting journey to explore the city of bright lights and motorbikes; the energetic and ever-changing Saigon. From the towering skyscrapers and French-Colonial architecture of district one, to the secret spots far outside the tourist districts, you will experience all aspects of Saigon life on our full day tour. Learn what the average day is like for a local, with cultural insights from our native, English-speaking guides, as we explore local markets and parks while meandering through historic landmarks in between.

What's Included

02 bottles of mineral water per person

Drive Vietnam Goody Bag containing travel guide + phrasebook & Ho Chi Minh City map

Fresh tropical fruits

Lunch at a local restaurant

Private transport by modern air-conditioned vehicle – Toyota, Honda or Ford, model 2016-2017

Professional English speaking guide

Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary including entrance fees

What's Not Included

Drinks, meals and any other incidental expenses not mentioned above.

Travel insurance

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 80

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Tao Dan Park
Our day begins among the Saigonese at 8:00am, along the shaded sections of Tao Dan Park where songbird hobbyists gather to show off their feathered friends. We will sit with a ca phe sua da (Vietnamese iced coffee) on little red stools, learning how traditional Vietnamese drip coffee is made, while the songbirds practice their morning chorus. Photo opportunities abound here and at a local market, far away from the hectic tourist areas. Here you’ll walk in among the women making deals along the corridors of weird and wonderful food. Your expert guide will teach and translate, narrating the scenes with insightful tales as the country’s culture unfolds around you.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

War Remnants Museum
Our trail will take us to the street-stalls and food-joints the city has become famous for. Hear about how four generations of women have sold the same family recipe in the same spot for 30 years as you eat the delicious results of their dedication. Fill your stomach with the kind of food most outside Vietnam never get to try – we won’t take you to eat the typical tourist offerings like Pho and Banh Mi sandwiches, just locally-loved meals you won’t find at home. History’s on the menu too with visits to the War Remnants Museum and the Reunification Palace, as well as to some lesser-known historical sites, such as the location where the last US helicopter left Saigon, and the memorial of the “Burning Monk”.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Ba Thien Hau Temple
Before our tour comes to an end at around 4:00pm, we will breathe in the incense at Chinatown’s Thien Hau Pagoda to experience the more spiritual side of Vietnamese life.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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