What you'll do
Saigon – Tales of the City, is a small group, half day, walking tour, designed for travellers seeking a deeper understanding of Ho Chi Minh City – aka Saigon. We set off each morning (or afternoon) for a unique experience of this booming city, exploring history, architecture, food and contemporary life from a unique local perspective. Our route has been selected for its evocativeness, and for relative ease of walking. Groups are small (8 or less) to maximise flexibility and interaction.
Duong, your guide, was born in the central province of Nghe An. Nghe An is one of Vietnam’s poorest provinces – but it’s also the proud home of Ho Chi Minh. Like so many Saigon residents, she moved to the city as a child in the post-war period. Duong loves art, design and her country’s incredible history. She’s worked with furniture design and production, architecture and in art galleries. She co-owns Old Compass Travel and The Old Compass Cafe in Saigon.
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Where you'll be
We start at Saigon’s botanical gardens and zoo – a perfect place to discover the origins of the modern city. We’ll explore lesser known tales of the city, but we’ll also visit city icons such as the Post Office, the former French Lieutenant Governor’s residence, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Reunification Palace. We’ll be stopping at some of the city’s cool cafes along the way. We do not enter any museums.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 5 guests ages 14 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This is a join in tour. We will have other travellers join our small group. Please let us know if you want to have a private one. We also can arrange for that. Bring a hat, sunscreen and walking shoes
Saigon Heritage Walking Tour