Best of Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour

Best of Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour

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( 241 reviews ) star City tour Ho Chi Minh City 1 - 8 watch_later 3.5 hour
  • 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

You will meet here: Đài tưởng niệm Bồ tát Thích Quảng Đức

What you can expect

Enjoy Saigon at its fullest during this private tour with a twist. Especially for you we combined the popular attractions and beautiful hidden gems in this “must do” trip. Explore the city on foot and enjoy the attention from your local guide on this private tour that can be 100% personalized to suit you.

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.

So, are you ready to discover the best of HCMC? Check out all host videos, pick your favorite local guide and get ready to visit the highlights & hidden gems of this beautiful city! Best part? You can always personalize the tour to suit your preferences, just let your host know.

This is the plan

Meet your host at the statue of the Burning Monk and hear its impressive story
Stop 1
Check out the premises of the War Remnants Museum
Stop 2
Pass by the Independence Palace and let your guide tell you all about it
Stop 3
Have the most authentic "cafe" experience in HCMC, and try out coffee and exotic fruit
Stop 4
Stroll between the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Saigon Central Post Office and get inspired by the colonial architecture
Stop 5
Get a view of the famous Opera house
Stop 6
Take a relaxed walk down the pedestrian street
Stop 7
Discover a true hidden gem, "the old apartment building"
Stop 8
Stroll alongside the river bank having the beautiful view of Hotel Majestic
Stop 9
Go through a very authentic local street market with fruit and vegetables and locals everywhere!
Stop 10
Shop for unique pieces on the antique shops street
End the tour with tour of the renowned Ben Thanh Market

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
3.5 hour
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Đài tưởng niệm Bồ tát Thích Quảng Đức
Guest pick-up
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkEntrance tickets
checkPrivate guide
checkExotic mango fruit tasting
checkDelicious Vietnamese coffee
checkEntrance tickets to War Remnants Museum
check1 non alcoholic drinks
Not included

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
    of the city

  • With the host of
    your choice

  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.


How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.