About the Tour
Visiting Vietnam? Interested in photography? Want to see REAL Ho Chi Minh City with fantastic insights? Just skip the hotel tour and forget the laminated tourist traps on the back of your taxi seat. Enjoy an insider photography tour with a native and professional photographer.
The tour will take you away from the tourist areas to the streets that you may never discover by yourself, where you will meet curious but friendly locals who are happy to have their photo taken, and give you pointers about camera settings, composition, light and how to properly approach subjects.
Not only will you check out some traditional sights of Saigon, visit local markets, and grab a bite of local foods, but you also catch the daily life of Saigoneses and capture the best from your own experience with a camera.
- Drink coffee at the oldest coffee shop in Ho Chi Minh City
- Visit the place where an original Saigonese group live
- Stroll along the longest painting alley of Saigon and see local artists drawing
- See Saigon’s oldest church where the cemetery of Vietnamese latin alphabet writing system is situated
- Taste local food in Ben Thanh market
The experience will start at the oldest coffee shop in the city – Quán cà phê Cheo Leo, where you can take a great cup of coffee while seeing the female owners making her special coffee in a clay pot. At the same time, you and your host can get to know each other.
After that, go on foot to visit Nguyen Thien Thuat apartment, where you can see an original Saigonese group living their daily life.
On the way to the next stop, you will go through the biggest flower market in the city, which is famous for its Khmer-style houses, food and people.
Strolling along Saigon’s painting streets and alleys, the best places to know more about Vietnamese arts and immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle of today’s urban artists, who are mainly from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
We will then visit Saigon’s oldest church – Cho Quan Church, with a cemetery in which the father of Vietnamese alphabet writing system Truong Vinh Ky lies.
Hop on the bus to get to the oldest alley of the city populated by a small number of Chinese people. The area has not changed much in the 50 recent years, giving you a close glimpse into the traditional life in Ho Chi Minh City.
Wander through the bustling Ben Thanh market, a highly characteristic Vietnamese market, and chow down on local foods of your choice and your taste buds will not regret it.
Return your hotel and finish
- Private English speaking tour guide
- Snacks and fruit
- Bus tickets
- 01 non-alcoholic beverages
- Shuttle bus transfer
- Travel Insurance
- Domestic & International flight (if any)
- Vietnam visa arrangement
- Tips and Gratuities
- Personal expenses
- Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to experience date
- No refunds within 14 days of the experience date