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Half Day Saigon City Private Tour

Experience the essence and explore Saigon's history, culture and key attractions

Half Day Saigon City Private Tour
Half Day Saigon City Private Tour

Bustling Saigon Through Your Lens

Experience a unique walking journey through Saigon's vibrant streets and bustling markets. Taste local flavors amidst the lively atmosphere of a hidden market, diving into the authentic culinary scene.
Discover the spiritual side of Vietnam at a serene temple, learning about different beliefs and traditions. Explore the city's wartime history at the Secret Bunker, gaining insights into guerrilla warfare tactics. Reflect on Vietnam's past at the War Remnants Museum, surrounded by powerful exhibits. Admire Saigon's historic landmarks as you stroll through the colonial area, envisioning the city's rich heritage.
  • Trip type
    Private tour for a minimum of 2 people
  • Duration
    Half day
  • Starting Location
    Ho Chi Minh City
  • Ending Location
    Ho Chi Minh City
  • Country
  • Price
    Each tour is priced individually, as prices vary depending on the number of people, selected hotels, and attractions. Get a personalized quote tailored to your dream vacation.
What’s included
  • Hotel transfer in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Entrance tickets to listed attractions
  • English-speaking guides
What’s not included
  • Private travel insurance
  • Visa to Vietnam
  • Flight tickets
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks during meals

Experience Highlights

  • Dive into a lively market filled with vendors selling fresh food and handmade items

    Wet market - Half Day Saigon City Private Tour
  • Find a secret temple in the city, where you'll learn about different religions and beiefs

    Temple pagoda - Half Day Saigon City Private Tour
  • Enjoy a delicious meal of Vietnamese dishes such as bún thịt nướng (Vietnamese grilled pork & rice noodles)

    Bun thit nuong - Half Day Saigon City Private Tour
  • For a true taste of Saigon, drink Vietnamese coffee, famous for its bold flavor and intense aroma

    Vietnamese coffee - Half Day Saigon City Private Tour
  • Discover a secret bunker where nearly three tons of weapons from the Vietnam War still remain in this hidden museum

    Secret bunker - Half Day Saigon City Private Tour
  • Take in the beautiful French-style buildings throughout the city, and learn the intriguing stories

    Saigon central post office - Half Day Saigon City Private Tour



    Our guide will meet you at the hotel, and our adventure begins. We'll kick off with a unique walking tour in the heart of the city center. This is not your typical shopping experience. You will navigate a maze of alleyways to discover a hidden market. Here, join the locals and dine at an aromatic 'bun thit nuong' stall. This incredibly popular dish features savory grilled pork, fresh herbs, and rice noodles, creating a perfect blend of flavors.


    After the delicious meal, our adventure will take us deeper into the market to see what the vendors sell and how they spend their day. But the surprises don't end there. We will also visit a hidden temple where Buddhist, Animist, and Taoist deities are worshipped. Learn how different beliefs complement one another in Vietnam and the spiritual richness of the Southern region.

    Let’s continue our journey to the extraordinary Secret Bunker to learn about the guerilla warfare back in the day. Figure out how they hid themselves and their weapons in underground shelters right in the middle of Saigon.


    The War Remnants Museum is our next stop. This deeply meaningful place holds outdoor exhibitions and a three-story exhibition building, clocking in at 4,522 square meters. Inside, 20,000 photos and artifacts documented the First and Second Indochina Wars. On the way to the museum, we will also stop by the Thich Quang Duc Monument and hear about his self-immolation story.

    To clear the atmosphere, let’s take a scenic walk to the colonial area of the city. Admire the iconic architecture of the Independence Palace, the Central Post Office, and the Notre Dame Cathedral. These grandiose monuments are over a hundred year old and mark Saigon's history and heritage.


    Although we're concluding our Snapshot of Saigon tour here, you can always see more of Saigon with us! Curious on how the city changes as night falls? Hop on the motorbike and let us take you around to see the radiant nightlife of Saigon.

    If you’re looking for a change of scenery, Mekong Delta is always a great choice to discover Southern Vietnam’s riverscape. For food lovers, discover more of Vietnamese cuisine with our Cu Chi Culinary program!

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