Half-day Exploring HCMC in a Unique Way


The Traveling Foodie

Half-day Exploring HCMC in a Unique Way

Spoken in: English, Vietnamese

( 59 reviews ) star City tour Ho Chi Minh City 1 - 7 watch_later 5 hours
  • Explore culture & lifestyle of locals
  • Get a glimpse of Vietnamese food
  • Bargain in a local market
  • See the highlights through local eyes
  • Private tour: only you & your local host
  • 100% customized around your wishes

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 than 100 years pagoda situated in the heart of the city. Here you can show your respect to the King of Heaven. And I will show you how to make a wish for your own luck. This is a unique thing in my tour to make sure you have something in my city.

Once we are done with the historical part of the city, 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.

Then we will head towards a local market where you can admire the stalls bursting with exotic products & locals life. Be ready to practice your bargain skills - I am here to help you obtain the best deals!

On our way back to the city center, We will visit The Independent Palace & take a walk on Ho Chi Minh Square & Saigon River bank, considered one of the most beautiful streets in HCMC & admire the booming of city.

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....at one of my favourite underground food town where you can find all asian cuisines.

Your tour end near backpacker area where we have some local beer - Saigon Beer & I'll give you some recommendations for the rest of your trip in Vietnam.

Note: 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. The schedule can be changed to flexible based on your starting time. If there's any other place you would like to visit, let me know. I can 100% personalize this tour for you.

This is the plan

Stop 1
Pick up at your hotel
Stop 2
Visit Saigon Post Office central & nearby.
Stop 3
Visit local temple & make a wish.
Stop 4
Take a break at coffee shop & exchange language.
Stop 5
Head to local market to see local life & business. Be ready to shop.
Stop 6
Turn back the city center to visit The Independent Palace & take a walk on Ho Chi Minh Square, Saigon River bank.
Stop 7
Enjoy Vietnamese Food at underground food town.
Stop 8
Tour end near backpacker area.

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City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Publictransport (cost included)
5 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 7 persons
Meeting point
Guest pick-up
included (free of charge)
within 48 hours
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkEntrance tickets
checkPrivate guide


The Traveling Foodie

59 reviews

I am just a guy who passionate about travelling & meeting new people, not truly professional tour guide. I have been living in Saigon for 4 years. I love my city because you can be anybody you want to be here. In my tour, you will get introduced Ho Chi Minh city the local way, the unique way. What I do is to make sure you have a good time in my city and experience the history, foods, cultures & lifestyle as well. One more thing is I really hope to be your friend . I believe I can show you the other side of the city you may be interested in exploring. If this do NOT meet your expectation, you can pay me a half then."

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