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Discover unseen saigon with lee

Ho chi minh, Vietnam

  • Things to do in Ho Chi Minh
  • Local food Ho Chi Minh

  • Things to do in Ho Chi Minh
  • Local food Ho Chi Minh

The Activity


  • See a part of Saigon you otherwise wouldn’t see
  • Stroll through a local village and learn about growing rice & fishing
  • Visit a unique workshop where the traditions of Vietnamese hand embroidery is still practiced
  • Taste some amazing and unique local food
  • Have the chance of seeing a local worship
  • Finish the day with a typical Vietnamese coffee
  • Duration: 8 hours

I’ll take you on a unique journey through my city, Saigon. You will see things you otherwise wouldn’t see.


I’ll pick you up at 8 am at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh. We’ll start our journey to a local village on the riverside where I will show you how they grow rice and catch their fish. You can enjoy a lovely coconut juice along the way, a great booster for the start of this day.

Next I will take you to a local workshop where the traditions of Vietnamese hand embroidery is preserved and practiced. It stocks the most wonderful selection of embroidered "pictures", scarves and more, all painstakingly completed by hand and covering an amazing range of Vietnamese subjects.

Then we will stroll over a local wet market where you can see how local Vietnamese buy and sell local fresh produce that are unique to Saigon city. I can explain the various items that they sell. On the way you can try all delicious food that Saigon has to offer from Banh Mi (Vietnamese Sandwich) to “Bo La Lop” (Betel Wrapped Beef).

If we are lucky we can see an amazing local worship at Van Phat (10.000 Buddha temple) in the afternoon finishing off our day with a typical Vietnamese coffee while listening to the birds in the garden.

Price includes:

  • Transportation: Private Car/Minibus, including hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Mineral water during city experience
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees and excursions as per itinerary
  • Local food and drinks
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Meet Lee

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Xin chào!" I’m Lee from Vietnam. I was born in the Mekong River Region and grew up in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). I am proud of my hometown. The Mekong River and Delta Region is such an amazing green area. I've been working as a local tour guide for seven years. I love to learn more about the lifestyle, history, landscape, food and drinks. I really love to be a local guide, as it allows me to communicate with international travellers, knowing more about the world and share my country with them.


Lee is an incredible guide! We started the tour at a local market that looked like a village, but in fact, we were still in the city :) He was a big help when we were buying some local fruits, and was very kind to help us out with translation when we were talking to the locals. Lee took us to a few temples in the city where were minimum tourists and explained its history, customs and rituals performed inside the temples. We're vegans and Lee picked a fabulous local restaurant to get some lunch. He took us also to the Chinatown and to get some pretty panoramic views of Ho Chi Minh skyline, too. This tour is indeed about the unseen Saigon, because we discovered so many new places that we'd been actually passing by before and never noticed them in the city! It was much more than hopping from one site to another. Lee answered lots of our questions about Mekong Delta since he's living there, and about Saigon, naturally. Thank you very much, Lee! We had a fantastic time :)

01 Aug 2018

Lee picked me up at my hotel with his motorbike and we went on to discover the streets of Saigon. It was nice to take a break outside the noise and pollution of the city in this Mekong river styled park, then to eat delicious street food in the center of the city on low stools and to finish with a beautiful sunset over Saigon

27 Feb 2018

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