Saigon

Student City Tour

138 reviews
Donation-based
Experience by
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

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.


138 reviews

5.0

Hi, sorry about the location confusion. We did three tours with Onetrip in Ho Chi Minh, but I've just discovered you can only review the same company once! I don't know if Onetrip has student tours in Hoi an, but if they do I'm sure the quality would be the same given Onetrip/Christina's ethos.We did a half day motorbike tour of Ho Chi Minh City with volunteer uni students - Pi, Vinh and Trinh. We visited Independence Palace (approx 2 hours), Post Office and Cathedral. We finished the tour with Banh mi (Vietnamese bread roll/sandwich) and took it to eat at a local coffee shop. We fell in love with Vietnamese coffee, often served with the filter on the cup, and condensed milk (see photo). And unlike in Australia, we've found cafe's, and possibly other food/drink outlets, don't mind if you bring in outside food.We had a great time, Pi, Vinh and Trinh were excellent guides, very knowledgeable and no real problems with communication. If highly recommend doing a student tour. It's great fun meeting and mingling with them and learning things along the way. And it helps them too, improving their language skills and of course uni students generally struggle financially. The cost (at time of writing) was US$1 to Onetrip to cover training, and a donation to the students to cover their motorbike expenses and obviously their time as guides (We gave them 200,000VND each).Thank you for reading this novel size review!


Thomas, Jenny, Min and Lynne took our family of four (including a 10 year old) on a tour of Ho Chi Minh City. It was tremendous fun weaving in and out of the traffic on scooters, and really feeling part of the local culture. We went to a lovely old cafe for coffee at the end of the tour and enjoyed some time just chatting with our wonderful hosts. An excellent experience that we will not forget.


Kuddos to Lynne, Billy, Ben, Iris and Bruce! Best One Trip crew. Rich in the history of Vietnam and a bunch of cool cats! Totes a lot of FUN!


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