Saigon

Student City Tour

62 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.


62 reviews

5.0
Kevin K
May 2017

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

perspective.

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

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

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!


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