4 hours
Tour guide


The Untold stories of Saigon is a half-day walking tour bringing you to the very central, yet unfamiliar, area of the city. A melting pot of Vietnamese, French, Chinese and Indian cultures, the journey takes you through the historic as well as contemporary corners, interacting with local people, tastes the good food and gets to know the city better than just a stop-over and the country’s economic hub.


Taste a local delicacy. 

Discover the local traditional way of life, culture, and beliefs.

Enjoy sightseeing in Saigon and tasting some Vietnamese cuisine.

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Our guide welcomes you to the meeting point. 

We start walking to the breakfast venue - a family food stall sits behind the shiny office towers. Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), still contains the visible influence of various communities, namely Vietnamese, French, Chinese, and Indian, in architecture, people and foods. 

Get to know the city better through a touch of its colonial history which still exists until the modern day. Our journey concludes at Ben Thanh Market, the iconic trading venue and a must-see for many, with well-known roll-and-dip Vietnamese dishes. 

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Prices & Offers


  • Rates are in VND per person.
  • This is applied for a group of 2 adults or above
    - Children 5 years old or above count as one adult.
    - Children 4 years old or below are free of charge. 
  • 30% surcharge applies for: Apr 30 & May 1;   Sep 2;   Dec 31, 2022 &  Jan 1, 2023


  • The group tour departs every Wednesday. 
  • Please note that the price applies to the number of people per booking and NOT the number of people in the combined group (minimum group size is 2 and maximum is 8 people) on the date of the tour.
  • Although we do accept solo travelers (WITH / WITHOUT children), we’ll need to match you up with other travelers who wish to take the tour on the same day as you. The tour is only guaranteed to depart with a minimum of 2 adult travelers. In this case, please contact us by either phone or email to confirm the availability.



  • The program as above with English speaking guide,
  • Street-food tasting,
  • Drink at the coffee shop.


  • Breakfast,
  • Transportation before/after the program
  • Insurance,
  • Tips/gratuities.
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Important Notes


When you submit your booking, it does NOT mean your tour is booked. You will receive a confirmation email from our booking staff shortly. 

If you do not hear back from us within 24 hours of your booking request, please check your SPAM or JUNK mail folder or contact us again via [email protected] or call us at (+84) 83 439 1331. Thank you!

- Walking distance: 2km with hot and humid weather. Bring your hat and comfortable
- Mask is compulsory throughout the trip. This is strictly enforced by all temple/ assembly
- Wear proper attire, cover your shoulders and knees.
- Bring your own water bottle to avoid dehydration.


How far is the whole trip?

The walking distance is approximately 2 km. You will be walking mostly on streets through directions of includes with flat terrain. 

Children under 5?

Because our walking tour is just around 2 kilometers long, it is suited for adults and children of all ages.

Can you cater to my food allergies/ restrictions?

Since we are provided prior notice, we can adapt the dishes on the tour to fit your food restriction which should not be a problem. So, we can cater to vegetarians OR vegan travellers. Please inform us once you booking the tour.

What happens if it rains before/ during the tour?

During the rainy season, heavy and short downpours usually occur in mid-afternoon or evening. Rain showers usually are very short-lived and haven't affected our tours very much in the past few years. So, if the rain is light, we will provide you a poncho to continue the tour :). In case, the bad weather occurs near our scheduled departure, we have the authority to cancel our tours to guarantee the safety of tourists. Here is our cancellation policy:

  • 30% cancellation fee for any cancellation made less than 24 hours prior to the tour date since we have to book many services in advance.
  • Otherwise, there is a 5% transaction fee for bookings that are canceled 24 hours prior to the departure in order to cover for transaction processing costs.
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11:24, 01/03/2023
I would give the guide at least a 6 out of 5 stars ⭐️ This experience is a great way to explore HCM city with charming & knowledgeable tour guide. Super impressed with whole experience. I would highly recommend this trip if you want to see HCMC/Saigon locally with guides from SaigonWalks !!!

11:20, 01/03/2023
I had a great Sai Gon Tour with Tuan - one of the tour guides. He has full of passion for the city's history. It was a sunny day but his friendly and passionate vibe made me forget about the sun! I just remember how fun it was to learn and explore!!! never forget that experience

Thao Ngo
11:17, 01/03/2023
Thanks guys for the interesting walk through Saigon’s markets. I got the knowledgeable guides I needed.

12:10, 29/12/2022
It's a must do in Saigon I decided to book a tour while having a very short time in Saigon. Having no idea what to do in town but turned out it was my best decision ever. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. On the other hand, I also very much enjoyed the coffee tasting at the local shop. One thing you should be well- prepared is that the heat of Saigon. Always make you have bottle and hat.

11:50, 29/12/2022
Highly recommend the tour to everyone who love Saigon. I have a good time with Tuan (our guide), he really wonderful to explain everything to us. Thank you!