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Off the Beaten Track in Ho Chi Minh: Private City Tour provided by Withlocals

Off the Beaten Track in Ho Chi Minh: Private City Tour

Off the Beaten Track in Ho Chi Minh: Private City Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Ready to experience a side of Ho Chi Minh like a local, with a local? This is a tour, unlike any other! If you want to take a step away from the touristy path, there's no better way than by diving into the city's alternative side. Welcome to Quân 6! If you're done with the main highlights, why not step away and take a less-traveled path that will show you an unexpected side of Ho Chi Minh? Follow a local guide on a private tour full of surprises and check out Ba Chien Hau pagoda and Binh Tay market, and more that let the true form of the city shine! Withlocals Off the Beaten Track Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 24380P262
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private guide
  • Due to post Covid-19 policy this tour has a limited amount of participants
  • Tips and tricks about the local way and information on Covid-19 regulations from our local guide
  • Your local host will reach you to make sure all precautionary measures are taken
  • Private experience only for you and your family/friends with social distance involved
  • CO2 Neutral: all tours carbon emissions are offset
  • Transportation
Exclusions
  • Extra food & drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Ben Thanh Market, Đ. Lê Lợi, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam Meet up at Ben Thanh Market, exit/gate 3, address: Phan Chu Trinh
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Post Covid-19 regulations are applied to this product with regards to the number of participants, delivery methods of the tour and content of the tour.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private guide
  • Due to post Covid-19 policy this tour has a limited amount of participants
  • Tips and tricks about the local way and information on Covid-19 regulations from our local guide
  • Your local host will reach you to make sure all precautionary measures are taken
  • Private experience only for you and your family/friends with social distance involved
  • CO2 Neutral: all tours carbon emissions are offset
  • Transportation
Exclusions
  • Extra food & drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Departure details
  • Ben Thanh Market, Đ. Lê Lợi, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam Meet up at Ben Thanh Market, exit/gate 3, address: Phan Chu Trinh
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Post Covid-19 regulations are applied to this product with regards to the number of participants, delivery methods of the tour and content of the tour.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Ben Thanh Market
    Đ. Lê Lợi, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
    Meet up at Ben Thanh Market, exit/gate 3, address: Phan Chu Trinh
    See address & details
  • 1
    Ben Thanh Market
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Lê Quang Sung
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Binh Tay Market
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Nha Tho Cha Tam (Cha Tam Church)
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Kim Biên Market
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Dai Quang Minh mall
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Quan Am Pagoda
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    Bà Thiên Hậu Temple
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 10
    Cheo Leo Cafe
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
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5.0
53 reviews
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Stacielee1967
3 contributions
I had a wonderful time with Joy. Her local knowledge is amazing and she is very personable. She made my trip fun and shared information only a local would know. Her love for culture, history and food is AMAZING!
Written 13 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

editionsofyou
Buckingham, UK252 contributions
Superb tour to Chinatown and a variety of heritage sights. Really interesting insights into the history and varied cultures we encountered. Relaxed pace but no dawdling and wrap up at a coffee haunt that was way off the beaten track. How on earth did I get persuaded to sing whilst she played the piano ? Remember the Wichita Lineman, Joy ! and thanks for the tip about Josh Turner.
Written 9 March 2020
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e m
Paradise Point, Australia34 contributions
Amazing insightful private tour by an amazing enthusiastic and
delightful host in Joy. I'm still buzzing with all the historical,
spiritual and educational information imparted by Joy, all shared in
an intelligent and impartial manner, yet feeling like old mates after
about 5 minutes. Cannot recommend highly enough, Thank you Joy, and
thank you WithLocsls for providing this great way to discover Saigon!
Written 6 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Helen H
67 contributions
Feb. 2020
Meeting Joy and our guided tour with her around parts of Saigon that
we would never have seen was the high;ight of our time in Saigon. We
went on a local bus to Chinatown and learned so much about the local
people, their way of life and so much more. It really helped us to
understand the city so much more and Joy was super fun to spend time
with.
Written 4 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PhilandViv
Stokesley, UK112 contributions
So very enthusiastic - and perhaps a little mad - that's what you need
for an entertaining and filling day. Add very good English and you
have a winning combination. Started at the coffee shop and then hit
the markets and pagodas of Chinatown. Throughout Thien gave an
insightful and personal account of the area. Great fun. Thanks Thien
Written 26 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sara
3 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Solo
I had a brilliant time with Joy. She showed me so many places and was
very knowledgeable about her city. I felt she went above and beyond to
give me a really enjoyable authentic experience. It was a wonderful
introduction to Saigon, lovely to meet you Joy, thankyou!
Written 7 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

msjohughes
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
This really was a hidden treasures tour - my mum & I seemed to be the only westerners around! Lam was a great guide, taking time to explain the way of life in the markets and religious sites we visited, plus Vietnamese history/life in general, and to answer our questions.

Ending the tour in a unique little coffee shop was a fun way to wrap up a great morning!

(Mid-30s & mid-sixties daughter & mother travelling together)
Written 5 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AdamGNorton
London, UK81 contributions
Jan. 2020
Thien took us to places we would never have see as a "normal tourist"!!! Friendly and fun. We loved our morning with her. You will too.
Written 4 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Annie
Fort Lauderdale, FL9 contributions
Dec. 2019
Joy was lots of fun, great personality, very energetic and
knowledgeable. She went above and beyond expectations! I would
definitely recommend her for your next trip.
Written 17 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Josh R
Southern Queensland, Australia9 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Couples
We had a great 4 hour tour on our first full day in HCM city. Joy was our wonderful guide and we took a bus to Chinatown, walked the back streets, witnessed local commerce, and learned about the culture and history of the place. Visited a couple of temples and a Catholic Church, had supposedly the best coffee in an 80 year old establishment and enjoyed a snack and cold drink at a laneway eating joint.
Don't miss this!
Written 17 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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341shanc
341shanc
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Great tour highly reccomend
Thien was awesome. She took my wife, my baby and I on an undiscovered tour of Saigon. Very accommodating, knew her
Jet613332
Jet613332
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Highlight of our Saigon trip!
This was a fantastic tour! Ram introduced us to some amazingly tasty vegan dishes which we would never have found o
Anthony M
Anthony M
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Insightful and intimate trip
A fantastic experience. Candy was such a great guide. She was informative, super friendly and very relaxed but very
Roman S
Roman S
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Saigon Tour
" I was traveling to Vietnam in September of 2018. I was very happy with Thien as a host of that photography tour.
oritripad
oritripad
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Saigon tour
We had a blast with Ted on two separate tours - Saigon tour and Mekong Delta tour. Ted is knowledgeable, speaks gre
LiaJam
LiaJam
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REAL Vietnam Experience
This experience was unlike any I have had before in my travel experiences. Vy is an AMAZING tour guide and we all h
DomoniqueJ
DomoniqueJ
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Thien was fantastic
We did the Non Touristy Mekong Delta trip and the whole day was amazing. Thien explained the day to us and kept us
Gala14
Gala14
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Perfect local experience
Phuong is the perfect guide, she takes us to local Cu Chi tunnels, less crowded and nice landscape. Also organized
freddy135
freddy135
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Awesome food trip in HCMC!
Being a big fans of Vietnamese cuisine already Anna showed us meals and places we wouldn't try ourselves. And, no s
beccaingram
beccaingram
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Amazing experience!!
We had such a brilliant day with Anh - she was incredibly knowledgeable, super friendly, and very efficient. Everyt
SouthAussie13
SouthAussie13
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Amazing experience
Jecky was an awesome guide. Such fantastic inside knowledge and great company. He even helped out with special t
Ted W
Ted W
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Worked really well.
" We were a group of six and cannot recommend Alexis highly enough. She was very accommodating and was happy to ans
nrlwc6
nrlwc6
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Highly recommend!
My fiance and I booked the Mekong Delta tour with Ted and had the best time! He was very knowledgeable about the ar
amberc368
amberc368
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Awesome!!
" Tien was awesome! She met us on time and surpassed our expectations. Tien was knowledgeable about her city. She t
seankilliner
seankilliner
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Amazing Tour
Thien was amazing. I was collected on time in a very comfortable 4WD. The tour through the tunnels was very persona
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