Saigon Tales of the City and Cu Chi combined

An alternative look at the historic Vietnam War tunnels at Cu Chi.

Saigon Tales of the City and Cu Chi combined

Saigon Tales of the City and Cu Chi combined

Combine our two popular Saigon tours. Join us for a walk through the historic streets exploring history, architecture and the tales of this amazing city. Then head to the Cu Chi tunnels (can be done on a single big day or over 2 days – 2 days recommended).

Saigon Tales of the City

Saigon – Tales of the City, is a half-day heritage walking tour that tells the incredible story of Saigon through its bustling streets, and its most evocative historical sights. It’s a unique Saigon experience of history, architecture, food and contemporary life, designed for travellers wanting to dig deeper than a standard city tour. Groups are small and personalised. Duong and Nhi are insightful guides and great company for your walk.

We head off each afternoon at 3PM in small groups (8 or less) as the day cools and the light softens. Our route has been selected for its evocativeness.

We’ll explore lesser known tales of the city, but we’ll also take a fresh look at city icons such as the Post Office, the former French Lieutenant Governor’s residence, the former US Embassy, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Reunification Palace. We’ll stop for a drink at one of the city’s cool cafes.

Read more about Saigon Tales of the City here.

Saigon motorcycle taxi rider @ Mark Bowyer
Saigon motorcycle taxi rider delicately balanced and catching up on the news

Cu Chi Tunnels – the alternative tour

Our small group tour of the Vietnam War era Cu Chi tunnels, focuses on the history and solemnity of the site. Most tours treat the tunnels complex like a theme park. We’ve created an experience that looks at the terrible events that occurred here in war and the remarkable achievement of determination against the odds, that the tunnels represent. 

For the best, least-crowded experience, we start early. Please note that we do not visit the firing range. 

If your interest is history and discovering the amazing stories of the Viet-Cong tunnels at Cu Chi, join our small group experience.

Read more about our alternative tour of Cu Chi here.

US military leftovers, Cu Chi
Our alternative Cu Chi tour departs downtown Saigon (Pasteur St) at 7AM sharp returning in time for late lunch). Saigon – Tales of the City walk begins at at 3pm.


Cost $165USD per person (two tours) incl. VAT expert guides, small group (max. 8 travellers), quality transport, entrance fees and meals. Tours operate with a minimum 2 people. 


Mandatory travel insurance not included. 


Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, water bottle. If you are crawling through tunnels, clothes can get a little dirty. Modest clothing (no short shorts and covered shoulders) as we enter temples.


The tour is available to anyone over 12 years of age with average fitness and mobility (ask us about family walks and walks for the less mobile). We walk around 3000 steps over 1.5 hours. There are some hills and stairs.

We operate in most weather conditions. If we cancel due to weather or another externality, we will provide an alternate tour date or a full refund. One date change (subject to availability and operation) can be made up to 48 hours prior to the tour without penalty. Refunds are not possible for cancellations within 48 hours of travel. Cancellations between 14 days – 48 hours attract a 50% cancellation fee.


You can put your own tour group together. We can also tailor a walk to your interests. Special discounts apply to private tours of more than 5. We also run specialised walks for High Schools and Universities.

For special bookings, contact us at

[email protected].

Tour Brief

  • Combines our two popular Saigon tours in a single day or over 2 days (2 days recommended)
  • $165US (4.2 mill VND) per person
  • Local expert guides, small groups (max 8), unique insights, quality transport
  • 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • An overview of history, culture and Saigon stories
  • Operates most days – minimum two travellers per group (single travellers welcome).