Student City Tour

209 reviews
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.


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.

209 reviews


I recommend onetrip to anyone who wants a save, authentic, not too touristy and most of all personal and fun adventures with excellent guides and itinerary! Cu Chi Tunnels: We booked our day trip to the Cu Chi tunnelsystem just the evening before and chose the shared minivan option which runs twice a week. We got super lucky as we were the only two participants we got to enjoy a private tour in a really nice car (very good driver btw). We started the day with a delicious breakfast and coffee at a local place. Then had a quick stop to take picture of a field of drying rice paper and a second stop to see the rubber tree plantation and harvest (not too touristy at all, but quite interesting!). Onetrip visits the tunnel entrance which is NOT the tourist trap so there are less people. This is perfect as you will crawl (or squad) through the tiny tunnels and you don't want anyone freaking out/ pressuring you/ etc. in front or behind you. If you're worried that you will fit in, my boyfriend is 1.85m tall and he managed to fit in just fine (apparently a 2m tall guy managed to fit in as well). I'm not a fan of tiny spaces but I really wanted to see the tunnels and if I can do it, I'm sure that you can too ;) So after exploring the tunnels and surrounding we got to enjoy some delicious tapioca with some sugar-salt-coconut-dip. And also a super delicious local lunch!!!!! We had an amazing day, full of adventure, great food and a lot of interesting information thanks to our tour guide (and new friend:) Ten Dat, who did an amazing job and beyond!!! Student city tour: Dat recommended their free (donation based) city tour to us, which we happily booked to explore Saigon on our last day. I really didn't want to miss the experience of being in a scooter in Vietnam so we decided to do the tour by motorbike. We got picked up (very much on time) by two super nice students- Billy and Mia- , super polite and helpful! They drove very save and made sure that we are comfortable (they had an extra helmet for us). We were provided with the perfect amount of information and it was a very personal and fun tour - we had a great time!

The student tour was excellent. Great way to see districts in saigon where the students know the “cool” local spots to take you. My guide Loan was very knowledgable and rode me around the Chinatown district. Highly recommend for any visitors even if it’s your second time in saigon like me.

My husband and I booked this to get a quick overview of the city and to get an impression of it from the young generation. Minh and Pi were two wonderful and thoughtful guides and excellent drivers. They were very considerate, knowledgeable and took pains to ensure that we were comfortable and enjoying our day. I highly recommend this bike tour to any intrepid visitor. It is great to experience zipping around the city on a nimble bike like a local. We also enjoyed very much chatting to these two youngsters.

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