1. Vietnam
  2. Ho Chi Minh City
  3. Cholon, Ho Chi Minh City

Hidden Treasures of Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour

Product ID: 99723
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Head off the beaten path in Saigon, beyond tourist attractions. Experience local life as you check out popular markets and discover hidden gems.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Browse the vendor stalls at Ban Co Market
  • Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese coffee at an old coffeehouse
  • Visit 2 authentic Chinese-style temples
Full description
Get an overview of the real lifestyle of Ho Chi Minh City on a 3-hour tour. Meet your guide and take the bus to Chinatown, where you’ll stop at a market to taste local fruit.

Head to the iconic Binh Tay Market and visit the 19th-century Cha Tham Church. Continue to the Dai Quang Minh Market, with shops offering accessories for sewing and crafting.

Take in the sacred atmosphere of the Thien Hau Temple, built in the 19th century and dedicated to Thien Hau, the goddess of seafarers.

Stop for a coffee break at Cheo Leo, one of the city’s oldest cafés. End your private tour with a visit to Ban Co Market, a local favorite filled with stalls of clothing, jewelry, handbags and food.
Includes
  • Local Guide
  • Private Tour
  • Fruit tasting
  • Vietnamese coffee
  • Taxi costs
  • Local bus tickets
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup or drop-off
  • Additional food or drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The meeting point is exit/gate 3, Ben Thanh Market.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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Walking tour with a local

Before the tour the local guide (in our case a student) contacts you to see if you have any specific interests so it can more tailored to your needs. We did a lot of walking and occasionally took a local bus, so good walking shoes are a must. The guide was pleasant and it was nice to hear some personal aspects of living in a city like HCMC. All in all a nice experience.

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June 18, 2018

Our guide Lam was very motivated and guided us through places where we would have not gone otherwise. It was really helpful to have some additional explanations and not only walk through Chinatown and some other roads. I enjoyed that he is not a professional guide and works during the week as a professional in a industry company. He uses the tours to get additional inspirations from foreign countries and to further improve his english. He was very knowledgable on local fruits and in case he didn‘t know the english translations quick in googling them and showing the results. Although the tour is officially only planned for 3h Lam took some extra time to folllow our wishes and take time for photos ending up with more than 4h in total. We really enjoyed the time with Lam.

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December 6, 2019

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i enjoyed the textiles and notions, handicraft items. the temples were great as well.

January 5, 2019

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Product ID: 99723