Saigon Free Day Tours
Saigon Free Day Tours
4.5
City Tours • Cultural Tours • Food Tours • Day Trips
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Saigon Free Day Tours (SFDTs) is a non-profit organization established in 2017 by a group of students who wanted to improve their English skills. So far, SFDTs has acted as a tourism ambassador to promote the image of Ho Chi Minh city, a.k.a Sai Gon, the business and financial hub of Vietnam, with a prominent history going back hundreds of years and maintain an environment to help students practice and improve their English skills.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Scott A
1 contribution
Apr 2018 • Family
Having had no experience in Vietnam it was a fantastic way to meet the locals and learn more about the area, country and culture. We experienced 2 x Saigon free tours ( morning tour around the city and evening street food tour) and our guides Dong, Quinh, Ding and Messio were excellent. Thouroughly recomend both tours.
Written April 24, 2018
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Christianuz
Cebu City, Philippines38 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
We're very lucky to be able to book a tour here with Saigon Free Day Tours. Although the organization is new, they do have lots of promising young student guides and we're very fortunate to have Long and My accompany us in the said activity.

They brought us to a popular local street food hub and let us try very tasty dishes from noodles to quail eggs to vietnamese pizza and coconut ice cream.

We so love everything that they served us especially the vietnamese pizza. They're also the friendliest guides ever. You're country should be really proud of you guys. We wish you the best luck with your studies and we hope to meet with you soon when we get back to Vietnam.
Written April 16, 2019
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bluealtec
Metro Manila, Philippines67 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
Being a first timer in Saigon, I decided to get three tours so I can really experience what the city offers - and I am happy I did because the experience is just phenomenal!

I had a morning City Tour with Quynh. She showed and took me to the City Hall, Independence Palace, the Cathedral - and she had interesting stories in each of the places we have been to.

I had an evening Food Tour with Thanh Lonh. He showed me great places to eat. I now know that Bun Bo Hue is better than Pho! He was very accommodating of my requests and I am grateful that he waited while I finished a short meeting.

I had an afternoon tour of Chinatown with Tam. We visited 3 amazing temples and he told me interesting stories about the different statues, deities and symbolisms found in the temple. We also made the tour somewhat of a food tour as we ate Xio Mai, Ha Kaw, Ta Hu and Hot Pot!

All of three guides were enthusiatic, very knowledgable and very eager in making sure that I was enjoying the tour! I am realy grateful to them for making my stay in Saigon truly memorable! Thank you so much guys!

I highly recommend this company to anyone and everyone. We help the students practice their english and we learn more about the beautiful culture of this country.
Written April 6, 2018
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Kuen Lim
Singapore, Singapore30 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
We booked the city tour in the morning and street food tour at night. Both groups of Uni students were great company! We had a good time chatting with them about everything. Do come visit us in Singapore !
Written November 13, 2018
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Dear kuenl2014, Thank you very much for this amazing review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed tour We all look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in the city. SFDTs operation team
Written January 12, 2019
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T Ngoc
5 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
As a member of this club , we want to practise English by being a tour guide , takes foreigners to new stuff in Saigon, we are willing to do that and happy with that . That's basic thing you should choose when you come HCM city .
Written April 28, 2018
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KierranC
Alexandria, UK38 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
Signed up for this not knowing what to expect. Trúc and Ling were waiting patiently at our reception as we had ran late in traffic. They had a well thought out list of places to visit and types of food to try. Trúc was full of knowledge about Saigon and Vietnam and had many interesting facts. Would definitely recommend it!
Written January 8, 2018
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Alex M
Dortmund, Germany36 contributions
Jul 2019
We booked this tour on short notice and were glad we could still make a reservation. Though communication with the agency is a bit slow (both via email and WhatsApp).
We were picked up at our hotel by two students. Long and Mi (don't know if I got the proper spelling).
We took a taxi to a local market, which seemed to be one of the smaller and unknown markets. And were introduced to lots of interesting and tasty food. Lemon grass skewers, rice paper rolls, bun cha, coconut water, coconut ice cream, grilled banana and some more (difficult to remember all of it). Always explained what it was, what it contained of or where it came from by our guides.
As the tour is a free tour the agency asks you to pay for your guides transport and food. But on the market everything is so incredible cheap.
Tour lasted for about 2 hrs (excluding transport).
We really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it for anybody being interested in local food and drinks.
And don't forget to tip your guides at the end of the tour as they're doing a marvelous job.
Written November 16, 2019
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Shahrul Nizam
4 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
Very good, friendly and polite tour by Miss Ha (Heiley) and Mr Duy..very nice war country and we did very good tour in saigon city..tqvm
Written November 2, 2019
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Gopinath N Pandalai
Bengaluru, India50 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We had the pleasure of taking a walking tour of Ho Chi Minh City's tourist district. Our guides, Hoy and Fo- both students were knowledgeable and spoke good English.

We started with the Ben Thanh market, and walked to the Opera House, followed by a visit to the city's main Post office. This is a fully functional post office with several souvenir counters. We could not go inside the Notre Dame cathedral as it is under renovation.

We walked past the Independence palace, which is a sprawling complex amidst lush greenery, to the War memorial museum. You can spend several hours there going through the exhibits. It is fascinating because unlike other government museums, the stories are told as seen by the eyes of war reporters from Japan, France, US and UK; among other countries. There is a poignant children's exhibits section.

We ended up having a great lunch at a restaurant recommended by our guides. Overall, a great experience.
Written July 22, 2019
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Mohammed D
Johannesburg, South Africa102 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
This proves that there are really some things in life that are free and still amazing. We are so grateful to Saigon free day tours and our two student guides that gave of their free time to show us some of their city.
We spent the better part of the morning at the War Remnants Museum which was a totally educational and emotional insight to this beautiful country and its people's brutal past.
Highlight's before and thereafter included the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame church and Post Office.
We did a fair amount of walking but managed quite nicely and had a small journey by car with no expense to ourselves. The only cost was the entrance fee to the museum.
The tour was slightly modified to meet our request and having someone explain everything along the way was extremely beneficial.
A huge thank you to our guides and Saigon Free day tours.
A must do for any tourist in Saigon that is interested in some history.
Written December 10, 2018
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Hi MohammedD1118, We're really glad to hear that you had a great experience with our guides. Your comment make us have more motivation to improve our service even better. Thank you and hope to serve you again in the near future. SFDTs operation team
Written January 12, 2019
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