Saigon Student City Tour

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Team Onetrip

The Experience

Looking to orient yourself in Saigon? We’ve got a student-volunteered city tour made just for you…literally!

We simply set you up with local university students who are experts at navigating their beloved city and you can request where you would like to go. This is a great way for the students to gain some experience while sharing their unique culture with people from around the world. It’s like having a new friend to show you around, so why not?

Recommended sites: Reunification Place, Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, War Remnants Museum, and other popular hang-out spots.

Detailed itinerary

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM / 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Our student-volunteered guide(s) will pick you up at your accommodation by scooter, taxi, or walking. It's up to you, but we highly recommend hopping on the back of their motorbike for a real Saigon experience.

This can be done in the morning hours from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, or after lunch from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Our guide(s) will take you to most of the famous tourist spots such as the Notre Dame cathedral, Central Post Office, Reunification Palace, and War Remnants museum.

If you have already been to the locations above, then simply tell our guides where else you would like to visit or what interests you in Saigon and they will work with you to see how you can make the most out of your time.

Important notes


This is a donation-based tour that benefits the students directly. Guests will directly pay for all expenses during the tour. However…

  1. For the safety of our students, a non-refundable verification charge of USD1 will be required for each booking. All net proceeds will go towards training activities to prepare the students to be tour-ready.

  2. For those choosing the motorbike option, we recommend a minimum donation of USD5 to be given directly to the students at the end of the tour to cover motorbike expenses. It's not an obligation but we would hate to see any students incurring out-of-pocket expenses to provide you with an awesome time.

Pick-up & Drop-off Locations:

Free Pick-up and Drop-off at your accommodations in district 1, 3 and 4.

Otherwise, let's make your way to our office at 55/4 Le Thi Hong Gam Street, Nguyen Thai Binh ward, District 1, HCMC.

478 reviews


Had an awesome morning tour with Henry today, who is seriously the king of tour guides! He came with an itinerary but was totally flexible with it and made suggestions based on your interest. Typically the tour starts after breakfast at 8am, but I hadn’t eaten yet so he took me for some awesome banh mi at a local favourite spot, Hong Hua. I recommend the #1 and #2 banh mi — the bread is so soft you would sleep inside it! We went across the river to another local favourite spot where we ate our banh mi and got a great view of the city. From there we hopped over to the Unification Palace, the Post Office, and the Catholic Church. Henry was able to give great insight on their historical significance and is a great story teller. Overall a great introduction to the city and doing it all on a motorbike gave it that extra bit of local flavour. Travelling by motorbike is safe and Henry is a great driver and made sure I was comfortable the entire time. Thank you Onetrip for a great morning!

Our trip was really a lot of fun! We went to some places that show us about local people cultures. Our guides, Dat and Hieu were very knowledgeable and passionate! They told us about Vietnamese history, habit and other interesting things about their country and Ho Chi Minh City in specifically. They took us on local coffee shop as well ! Thank you Dat and Hieu for the experiences and laughter! See you

My friend Kevin, and I booked a Student City Tour with Onetrip and we hanged out with Liz and Key for about 5 hours! The students come to your accommodation with their motorbikes and hit Saigon's most important landmarks: the Post Office, the Independent Palace, Notre Dame and the Jade Emperor Pagoda. There is a sweet old man at the Post Office who has retired as a public letter writer that still hangs out at the place. Liz and Key were so informative about Vietnam's rich history and culture, and taught us a little bit more about the Vietnamese people. If you have any places you wanted to see either than the main landmarks they will gladly take you there. We went to the Pink Church, Tan Dinh! At the end of the day we relaxed by going to Saigon's Oldest Coffee Shop, Che Leo Cafe and we saw how they brewed their coffee very specifically passed down by family generations. It was so much fun getting to know Liz and Key, while riding around Saigon in on their motorbikes and we are so excited to be making new friends that we can visit whenever we come back to Vietnam! CAM ON NHIEU!

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