Student City Tour

Saigon··62 reviews


Looking to orient yourself in Saigon? We’ve got a student-volunteered, donation-based 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?


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.


This is a donation-based city tour so please make sure to cover all costs and consider giving back to the local students. At the minimum, we recommend a donation of USD 5 if you choose the motorbike option, as we don't want the students to incur any out of pocket costs for volunteering their time. Otherwise, it's up to your generosity as to how much you want to donate.


  • Motorbike, taxi, or walking.
  • Food stop available upon request.
  • Guests will cover entry fees.
  • An instant friend in Saigon, why not?

Payment method

Donation-based, benefits students directly.

62 Reviews

Kevin K
May 2017
Student City Tour
This has definitely been one of the major highlights of our trip to Vietnam. Pham and Brie our guides and drivers were very knowledgeable and great fun. Although the Ho Chi Min traffic looks like madness, I never felt unsafe at all and we thoroughly enjoyed this experience.
Our first stop was to the war museum and although it was a sobering experience, I think this was an important thing for us to do, to enable
us to see the Vietnam war from the Vietnam
The next stop was the palace
which was absolutely fascinating.
The tour is priced by donation.

We highly recommend this experience!
Jenessa C
May 2017
Student City Tour
We stayed at Christina's and the student tour was recommended so we chose to do the half day city tour. Ben was our guide and he was fantastic! We had fun and learned a lot about the city and about Vietnam's history, Ben was very knowledgable and we enjoyed his company!
Ron H
May 2017
Student City Tour
We took a student volunteer tour led by Lâm Chí Nghia (aka Teemol) and he was exceptional! No spot was left uncovered or unmentioned at the Independence Palace. Then we went to the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Saigon Central Post Office where Teemol introduced us to Duong Van Ngo, the Public Letter Writer, and we got to chat with him. This was a truly magic experience to be in the presences of such wisdom. From there, we walked down Book Strip and headed to the War Remnants Museum where history is not washed away or made palatable like it is often in the U.S. This was an eye-opening and humbling experience. Since we finished early, we all went to grab a quick bite of some local eats. I highly recommend this tour with Teemol!