Guided tour

Saigon: Hidden Gems and Coffee with Local Student

Saigon: Hidden Gems and Coffee with Local Student

From US$ 19 per person

This tour isn't for everyone. Won't take you to tourist attractions, but to explore local areas, through back alleys, markets, temples and pagodas. We have many stories to tell you about locals' live

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Duration 3 - 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Free pickup is available in districts 1, 3, 4, and 5. In other districts there is an additional fee of 100,000Vnd (4usd) per person for pick up and drop off (payable at the time of pickup).
Small group available


  • Warning: Not going to the tourist places. You may be the only tourist there
  • Discover back alley hidden gems on a motorbike
  • Take a walk through a local wet markets and flower markets
  • Sip famous Viet coffee while having opportunity to ask all questions
  • Your safety is our first priority! Drive safe and make you comfortable
Full description
We drive you sit on the back and enjoy the views and the breeze, we will also walk together sometimes to relax our legs, a place to sit down enjoy coffee and chat with locals. Our tour is flexible, the plan could be slightly changed depending on the time and your needs. This is our typical plan: 1. Local wet market: walk around the market to see how people sell and buy their groceries and fresh ingredients 2. Old apartment area: we will walk deep to the alleys and places that people live and make money for their life. 3. Ten thousand buddha pagoda: then will visit a great designed pagoda by dragons and ten thousand Buddha statues. 4. Monument of a monk who burned himself to death: The story of a national hero 5. Discover local live while driving through back alleys: Get to know how locals live and learn some cultural facts along the way 6. Colorful Flower Market: the biggest wholesale flower market in the region.
  • Drinks, including Vietnamese coffee
  • Transportation by motorcycle
  • Driver
  • Helmet and poncho
  • Three food-tasting destinations (night tour option)
  • Gratuities are not included
Not suitable for
  • People over 270 lbs (122 kg)

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and footwear
  • If your weight is over 220 lbs, please inform the operator in advance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 52 reviews

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Very good Tour! A real "get down & dirty" way to see the sites and your hosts are Local students who were very knowledgeable, polite a good drivers who know the streets of Ho Chi Minh it's a "Win Win" for both parties as it's relatively inexpensive and the Students get to earn a bit of pocket money and you get to know a local!

March 1, 2020

One of the highlights of our holiday. Our student drivers, Nhu and Anh delivered an amazing overview of Saigon at night, with visits to important landmarks, markets, back streets, and night life in Saigon. Exceptional local street-food accompanied by a very knowledgeable commentary from our 2 students (engineering and medicine). Their driving skills were remarkable and we felt very safe. Prompt and efficient hotel pick-up and drop-off. I would highly recommend this tour.

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January 22, 2020

Today we had an excursion with Sierra and Long which was amazing, they were very helpful and understanding. Through this course we learned so much more about Saigon and the history of Vietnam. We visited different local places and had an amazing coffee at one of the local cafes where we chatted more and we got to know how the youth in Vietnam thinking and their ambition as well as a lot of other thinking that u cannot know as a tourist only when you mix with locals. A special thanks to the two hardworking students Sierra and Long for having us.

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December 18, 2019

Product ID: 175632