HO CHI MINH

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HO CHI MINH, VIETNAM

Solo Tour Guide Services

Book a Solo Tour Guide, your local friendly tour guide, to show you the highlights and places off the beaten track. He will look after your safety and welfare at all times.

Eric

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Eric is a graduate of environment technology. However he decided to change career, and pursued a 6 month tourism course. He currently works as a tour guide for a couple of tour companies. Tours that he covers include the Mekong tour, Chu Chi Tunnel tour, and HCM city tour. He can also book transport for you to go to these places. Eric describes his strengths as culture and cuisine. Indeed in his spare time, he loves to cook Vietnamese food. In his own words,”I want to be a local friend and show them my beautiful country with its culture, people and history.”Eric is 30 years old, a non smoker and speaks Vietnamese and English.

Total cost for 1 full day (8 hours) with Eric = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) and 1,200,000 dong (approx. USD 52) in cash to Eric after his services. Total approx. 97 US dollars.

Total cost for half a day (4 hours) with Eric = a non refundable deposit of USD 25 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) and 600,000 dong (approx. USD 26) in cash to Eric after his services. Total approx. 51 US dollars .

This does not includes transport, food & beverages nor entrance fees.

Eric’s Local Foodie Night Tour

Eric also does a local foodie night tour. This consists of 5 courses + coffee with music + transport to/from your hotel in District + guide fees. Total cost for the night foodie tour with Eric for one person = a non refundable deposit of USD 25 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) and USD 70 in cash to Eric before the tour. Total 95 US dollars. For two people, the local foodie night tour = a non refundable deposit of USD 25 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) and USD 85 in cash to Eric before the tour. Total 110 US dollars.


Testimonial:

“First of all, thanks Eric for your flexibility when I asked to change my plans.  Eric understood my point that I preferred not many foreign tourists, and took me to temple and pagoda with detailed explanations. The pagoda was in a very local residential area, which was beside people’s life. Also he took me to the flower market where I was able to see plenty of daily life. We also visited again in the evening to sample some street food. ” Tatsuhito, Japan

We had the food tour with Eric. He took us to 3 different places, where the menu was excellent. He also provided us with information on Vietnamese cuisine, and cooking, all that with very good English. To top it all he took us to a place for a drink with live music, where the performers were superb. In conclusion, it was a great tour with an excellent guide.“, Joseph, UK.


Son

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Son has been working in the travel industry for more than 8 years. He graduated in 2009 at the School of Hotel & Tourism with Hotel Management. And then Son continued his studies for 4 more years at Ho Chi Minh University where he studied foreign languages and information technology. Although Son has experience within the hotel, restaurant and travel industry, he keeps coming back to the tourism sector where his true interests lie. Throughout his study period, he has always been a guide. He loves travelling. Moreover he enjoys food, culture, nature and places that are off the beaten track.

Son is 30 years old, a non smoker and speaks Vietnamese and English.

Total cost for 1 full day (8 hours) with Son = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) and 1,200,000 dong (approx. USD 52) in cash to Son after his services. Total approx. 97 US dollars. He is only available Saturdays and Sundays for day tours.

Son can also do a night foodie tour starting from 7 pm to 10 pm. The total cost includes the local food, going on his motorbike (no insurance) if a single traveller and his guide fees. First a deposit of USD 21 paid by paypal, and then a payment of 1,100,000 dong (approx. US48) in cash directly to Son at the beginning of the tour. Total approx. 69 US dollars.

This does not includes transport, food & beverages nor entrance fees.


Testimonials:

We had a day tour (8hrs) of HCM city with Son. Son is very knowledgeable and in addition to the sights he also helped us with practical information. In the afternoon he took us around the 5th District (Chinatown) where he gave us a superb tour of the neighbourhood. Son is very friendly and interesting, his English skills are very good, and to sum it up we enjoyed the day a lot.“, Joseph, UK.


Charles

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Charles or “Tra” has a Masters degree in History. Furthermore putting his knowledge to good use, he has been a licensed tour guide for 19 years. In addition he also has experience of lecturing on Tourism at a local University. Passionate about his work, Charles says,”I always work with all my heart, my head and highest responsibility”. Charles likes to explain to his guests the logical transition of what has happened in his city, with a smile. His hobbies are collecting wrist watches and doing motorbike tours on his Yamaha Cruiser. For an informative understanding of Ho Chi Minh, book Charles.

Charles is 41 years old and speaks English, German and Vietnamese.

Total cost for the guide services of Charles for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS 1,500,000 dong (approx.USD 65) in cash to Charles after his services. Total approx. 110 US dollars.

Alternatively the total cost for the guide services of Charles for half a day (4 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 20 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS 1,000,000 dong (approx. USD 45) in cash to Charles after his services. Total approx. 65 US dollars.

This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.


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Our other destination in Vietnam is Hanoi.

Make the most of your holiday in Ho Chi Minh, and book one or more of the activities below. 


Highlights of Ho Chi Minh

notre dame cathedral, ho chi minh

notre dame cathedral, ho chi minh

Formerly Saigon, Ho Chi Minh is a vibrant city filled with motorbikes. Certainly not an easy city to drive in and renting a car is not recommended. Best to hire a driver.

Parks come alive in the morning as workers attend their morning fitness classes before going to work. Go to the Botanic Garden and Zoo at 7.30 am and you will see what I mean.

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The place to be is definitely in District 1. It is the home of the major buildings such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Post Office and the Opera House. The War Remnants Museum is a must see and reflects the horror and futility of past wars. For a more in depth insight into this, you can always take the Chu Chi Tunnel Tours.

There are shows to be seen as well. The A O Show is well recommended and so are the Water Puppet Theatres.

Don’t think that Vietnam is behind the trends. With department stores such as the Parkson Mall, top brand name shops and a shopping centre called the Vincom Centre, your shopping addiction can be satisfied. But you don’t have to go far to go shopping.

The Ben Thanh market will tax your bargaining skills and is renowned for their persistent sellers. There are also many street vendors that will try to sell you their wares from motorbike helmets to cut out cards.

There are all types of restaurants available and at all prices. Go local for spicy beef noodle soup or fine dining at a French restaurant such as La Villa French Restaurant. Cruise dining is also possible on the Saigon River.

Hi Chi Minh is a vibrant city full of surprises catching up with the latest shopping trends and many interesting tourist attractions, but throttled by a huge traffic problem. You cross the road at your own risk. Dynamic, bustling, historic, beautiful and charming.

     

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