Secret Saigon Walking Tour

We tailor holidays for your specific needs. From excursions to flights to hotels, we’ve got you covered.

Speak to an expert on

01242 253 073

or add this excursion to your online quote

Saigon is best explored on foot and this half-day walking tour takes you deep into off-the-tourist-trail local neighbourhoods. You are collected from your hotel and taken on a short drive to the starting point. The rest of the tour is on foot. It begins at a charming local market – buzzing throughout the day – and then the route weaves through tiny back alleys into some of the friendliest localities in the city. Families have set up businesses on the street and it’s a true culinary adventure walking down these rarely-visited side streets. Its worth skipping a meal before the tour!

Eventually you arrive at a small temple honouring 5 mother goddesses and next you visit a monastery where the monks are very genuinely welcoming, happy to show you their home and explain their beliefs. From here it’s a short stroll to one of the oldest parts of the city, where French era villas punctuate a teak tree lined street. Hidden away from the main districts of the city, the culture thriving in these hidden streets is fascinating and absorbing. The tour will take about 3 hours and a vehicle is made available at all times, should you need it.

Where to stay

Holidays featuring this excursion