Essential Free Tour Ho Chi Minh City

3.5 Hours
3.5 Hours

Essential Free Tour Ho Chi Minh City

  • Experience Ho Chi Minh City like a local on a fun free walking tour that will reveal the city from a unique perspective.
  • Discover all the must-see sights, including Independence Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera House, City Hall, and more!
  • Explore hidden gems that only a true local guide would know about. Discover secret alleyways, tucked-away cafes, and lesser-known historical sites!
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Tour Features

Ho Chi Minh Statue


Opera House


Central Post Office


Notre Dame Cathedral


Independence Palace


Le Quy Don High School

War Remnants Museum


Tao Dan Park

These are some of the features your tour might include, but please bear in mind that every guide creates their unique itinerary to provide the best possible experience.

Tour Calendar

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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.

Latest reviews

Tanh is amazing tour guide! Full of knowledge and great advices! Although it’s early in the morning I think it’s worth the time!!
Hi Tamar and Amit, TODA,Tamar,for your excellent feedback. All the best, Thanh
The best walking guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City
This was an incredible tour. Would give 6 stars if I could. AK was a wonderful tour guide and expertly relayed both historical and cultural information about Saigon/Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam more generally. He also showed us a number of spots off the beaten track that gave us an even more intimate insight into life in Saigon. A really lovely guy with so much amazing information to share. Excellent tour. Thank you AK!
Joining instructions could have been clearer. But guide was excellent & thoroughly enjoyable.
Hi Mark, Thank you,Mark,for your constructive feedback. All the best,Thanh
The best walking guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City
Nice tour and nice guide. Experienced and with a lot of knowledge about the recent history of Vietnam. Very good English level Recommended 100%
Hi Natalie, Thank you,Natalie,for your wonderful feedback. Much appreciated, Thanh
The best walking guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City
AK was a very experience and friendly tour guide. Thank you AK. Will recommend my friends for this tour.
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Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, a vibrant and bustling metropolis that has quickly become one of the top tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. If you're looking for a way to explore the city, then we highly recommend taking the Essential Free Walking Tour around the city center. This is an excellent opportunity to see the city's top attractions and learn about its rich history and culture from knowledgeable local guides. As you stroll around the historical center, you'll get to see some of the most iconic landmarks as you make new friends, discover local culture and even get a taste of street food!

On the Essential Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour your knowledgeable local guides will take you on a fun journey along the main landmarks of this wonderful place, such as the Ho Chi Minh Statue, Opera House, Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Independence Palace. These stops will give you a glimpse into the city's fascinating past and present, from its French colonial architecture to its modern-day hustle and bustle. You will also have the opportunity to discover the most authentic Southern Vietnamese lifestyle and the kindness locals are famous for.

One of the highlights of this free tour is a stop at the gate of Le Quy Don High School, one of the oldest educational institutions in the city. You’ll also stop in front of the War Remnants Museum, so you can learn more about the country's history during the Vietnam War. The tour ends near Tao Dan Park, where you can relax and take in the beautiful scenery or grab a bite to eat at the famous Banh Mi Huynh Hoa street food stall. Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore Ho Chi Minh City on foot and get a deeper understanding of the city's history and culture. Don't hesitate any longer, join a free tour today!

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