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Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon Secret Gems - Day 3: What Happens Underground?

Saigon Secret Gems - Day 3: What Happens Underground?

(99 reviews)
Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Secret Gems of Saigon Series - Day 3: What Happens Underground? Getting to know a country’s history is the very first step in discovering the foundations of what it was built upon. This time, with Spring and Hieu, you will hear stories about Vietnamese history, and enjoy the beauty of old Vietnamese architecture by exploring: • A Seven Stories Tall Vietnamese National Pagoda. • A Special "Bunker" Cafe and stories about the Viet Cong soldiers. • Thich Quang Duc Memorial Park (known as the monk who burned himself). They will share with you untold stories that were told by the Saigonese elders. Spring and Hieu are pretty fun to hang out with and can make you laugh and relax a little. They love their job and can do it for 60 years so when you come to Saigon, you can catch up with them for coffee and/or book their tours to explore all the gems of Saigon. You will love Saigon even more after this trip, add color to your postcard collection and learn about the Vietnamese way of life! ✏ Some parts of this tour may make you feel sad. This is not a typical fast-paced and fun tour like their other tours. ✏ Be bold and ask Spring and Hieu every question that pops up in your mind (including personal ones)! The couple wants to make your e-tour as interactive and engaging as possible so answering your question creates joy in their hearts. ✏ Stay open-minded. Just a little bit is good ♥


Meet your local guide

Hieu & Spring

Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon, is the financial heart and the most chaotic city in Vietnam. Sometimes Saigon feels like its own separate country with its well-defined districts, its sprawling urban landscape, and the sheer size. You can live a lifetime in Saigon and still explore new spots every weekend, it’s dynamic yet ancient. Spring and Hiếu (pronounced almost like Hugh) are a Saigonese couple who have been guiding tours for more than 5 years in the city. This e-tour is a condensed version of Vietnam's untold history and culture from their Vietnamese perspective and is based on their experiences face to face with more than 3000 guests over 5 years. History made them realize how grateful they are to have a better life than their people did. They have it 1000 times easier than their older folks did. Vietnamese people were the strongest, smartest and most courageous people back then. Book their virtual trip and you just might feel the same. All their tours got 750+ excellent reviews on Airbnb and 4,98/5 ratings for their online tour, so it may not be perfect but still pretty darn good. They are always finding new ways to do it better than last time. Covid sucks but Spring and Hieu are here to give you value and maybe make you decompress a little. When not guiding guests, Spring loves lifting weights, listen to K-pop and watch Korean dramas. Hieu loves doing yoga taught by his teacher Sadhguru and reading different kinds of stuff.

Hieu & Spring has been guiding since Jul 2015


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Ho Chi Minh City with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Ho Chi Minh City. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Coralee M.

14 April 2021

Very interesting tour

Steph S.

13 April 2021

Wonderful guides! Very interesting and informative tour. We are excited to do another one

Anne P.

13 April 2021

Hieu give a very clear understanding of Vietnamese history and culture. This tour was fabulous. I was fascinated by the coffee shop/ bunker in the heart of Ho Chi Ming City.

Carrie G.

13 April 2021

Love all your tours! They are so interesting and you make them real fun!

Susan H.

13 April 2021

Delightful guides who gave us a wonderful tour incorporating such interesting facts about their city. Well worth staying up late for !


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