Half-day Exploring HCMC in a Unique Way


The Traveling Foodie

Half-day Exploring HCMC in a Unique Way

Spoken in: English, Vietnamese

( 31 reviews ) star City tour Ho Chi Minh City 1 - 5 watch_later 5 hours
  • Explore culture & lifestyle of locals
  • Visit a local temple and make a wish for your luck
  • Get a glimpse of Vietnamese food
  • Learn some basic words in Vietnamese
  • Bargain in a local market
  • See the highlights through local eyes

You will be picked up anywhere in: Ho Chi Minh City

What you can expect

Join me for a half-day tour to explore my beautiful city - Ho Chi Minh City - one of the best destinations in Vietnam. Once known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is known for its rich cultural and historical heritage.

Start your tour by visiting the famous Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral that were built during colonial times. Admire the French colonial facades of the buildings and hear all the great stories about Saigon's old days.

Next, I will take you to one of the oldest temples in Vietnam, called Jade Emperor Pagoda. The building is an impressive more 100 years pagoda situated in the heart of the city. Here you can show your respect to the King of Heaven & make a wish for luck.

Once we are done with the historical part of the city, we'll head towards a local market where you can admire the stalls bursting with exotic products. Be ready to practice your bargain skills but also keep in mind that I'll help you to obtain the best deals.

But that’s not all. What is HCMC without tasting great food? Exactly, nothing. That's why we'll enjoy some traditional dishes such as spring rolls, noodles or famous pho.

On our way to Ho Chi Minh City Square, we'll stop for another treat: a true Vietnamese coffee. This coffee break is the perfect moment to tell you more about my city and the places we have visited. Also, I will teach you some useful sentences in Vietnamese that may help you to communicate easily with the locals.a

Your tour ends after a walk around HCMC's square and riverside. It's time to say goodbye and ask for the last personal recommendations for your next days.

If there's any other place you would like to visit, let me know. I can 100% personalize this tour for you.

P.S. If you are a solo traveler, you will explore the city on my own motorbike. If you are a couple or a group of traveler, we will take a taxi & walk to explore the city.

This is the plan

Stop 1
Pick up at your hotel
Stop 2
Visit Saigon Post Office central & nearby.
Stop 3
Take a break at street book, enjoy coffee & learn Vietnamese.
Stop 4
Go to the temple & make a wish for your luck.
Stop 5
Shop around local market & enjoy Vietnamese food.
Stop 6
Visit the stunning Reunification Palace.
Stop 7
Walk around Ho Chi Minh square & capture the view of downtown & riverside.
Stop 8
Say goodbye

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City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
5 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 5 persons
Meeting point
Guest pick-up
possible (extra charges)
within 48 hours
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checkTransportation (Taxi fare)
checkEntrance Tickets to The Independent Palace
Not included
closeFoods & Drinks
closePersonal expense


The Traveling Foodie

31 reviews

I'm huge fan of exploring new things. I love to meet people, make friend and share my travel passion. Come & join with me if you're ready."

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