Saigon Free Walking Tours

Activity 8 Nguyen Van Trang, Ben Thanh, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh Published on: 17-06-2016

08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
First-time visit
4 hour
Customer hotel
Highlight of the city
Half day Tour
0.00 USD

Saigon Free Walking Tours is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Saigon Free Walking Tours is a non-profit organization, which is managed by Hospitality & Tourism students at Hoa Sen University, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.

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Why Saigon Free Walking Tours is special ?

Saigon Free Walking Tours' vision is to take you closer to the real Saigon. They offer FREE city tours for tourists with English-speaking guides. (excluding personal fees) Our guides will be your FELLOWS on walking tours - RIDERS on bike tours.

Ho Chi Minh City formerly known as Saigon is one of the most important commercial and tourist centers in Vietnam. Saigon was once praised as the “Pearl of the Far East”. The Downtown (district 1) of Saigon still remains some colonial architectures which are must-see whenever you arrive this city. Take a walking tour with us, then give you a chance to immerse yourself in the combination between western buildings and eastern lifestyle.


What to explore at Saigon Free Walking Tours?


8:00 AM: Picking up and gathering at the meeting place.

The tour will start with a visit to Downtown (District 1) of Saigon.

You will visit People’s Committee Building, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica and Saigon Central Post Office, which are beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period.

Then, you will visit one of two destinations below:

Reunification Palace: It is used to be the house and workplace of the President of South Vietnam, also the site of the end of the Vietnam War.

War Remnants Museum: It primarily contains exhibits relating to the Vietnam War.

Finally, we will pay a visit to Ben Thanh Market, where you can see almost necessaries of life that locals may need in their daily lives, moreover the local handicrafts, textiles, áo dài and souvenirs.

The tour ends at around 12:00 PM.



Free Tour Guide


All meals and entrance fees

Selling points

  • A delightful way to see Saigon
  • Great tour, great tour guides
  • Nice tour guides and very caring
  • Great way to experience Saigon with the locals
  • Fabulous introduction to HCMC & Vietnam
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8 Nguyen Van Trang, Ben Thanh, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh

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Tips for you

  • Things to carry with you: Sun cream, hat/cap and Bottles of water.
    What to bring
  • If you’d like to do the walking tour at afternoon, please make reservation 24 hours in advance.
  • Besides the free walking tour, you can also join their Saigon street food tour, The Oriental tour, The light up the night tour, China town tour.
    Things to do


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We did the tour today. Meeting point was at Ben Thanh Market. The two girls waited already. We met at 8am and went to the City Hall, to the Notre Dame Basilica, we also walked in the cathedrale, to the Post Office where we also had a look inside and after that we went to the war remnants Museum where we had 1 hour to look around. This was very impressive! We payed the entrance fee by ourselves but it is just 15000dong. After that we past the Independence palace and went back to the Ben Thanh Market where we had also had a look inside and drank a delicious fresh made sugar cane drink. The girls Hong and Vi (hope this is the correct spelling) were very nice and they know a lot about the City. We talked to each other during the whole walk. We highly recommend this tour if you have just a few days to see the city. Of course, we gave them tip at the end because they are still students and did really a good job!

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