Ho Chi Minh city walking tour | Ho Chi Minh half day walking tour | Small Group Saigon Walking Tour

Ho Chi Minh city walking tour | Ho Chi Minh half day walking tour | Small Group Saigon Walking Tour


(8 Reviews)

from/per person: $ 40.00 - 80.00
  • 3 hours
  • Min People : 2
  • Tour guide
  • Flexible
  • Min Age : +5
  • Homestay
  • Bicycle
  • Boat
  • Car


Tales of Cho Lon is a 4-hour walking tour to explore the history, food, and culture of Ho Chi Minh City’s largest Chinatown, the Cho Lon area. Once a separate city with its own identity, modern Cho Lon is rich in stories of the Chinese communities, the influx of migrants, the diversity of culture and religious practices, and a variety of foods & drinks.


  • Taste a local delicacy. 
  • Discover the local traditional way of life, culture, and beliefs.
  • Understanding the Chinese Vietnamese communities and social life in depth


Our guide welcomes you to the meeting point. 

Visit Nghia An assembly hall and Tue Thanh assembly hall with interesting stories about different Chinese community groups in Cho Lon. Understand more about their life, culture, and beliefs from past to now. Then, we walk to a narrow alley to take a look totally different side in the city. Next, taste Hokkien street food before walking to Quan Am pagoda and exploring another glance of traditional religion.
We go on the tour with a roaster Coffee shop and enjoy ‘Ca phe sua da’ at a local market.

Embark on an adventure through the pulse of the frenzied trading street, where you can bask in spiritual devotion at the magnificent Cha Tam church. Afterwards, be awestruck by the sheer size of the biggest wholesale market nestled within the vibrant Chinese neighborhood. The Tales of Cho Lon program ends there and says goodbye to you.

See you next time!

Prices & Offers



  • Rates are in USD per person.
  • This is applied for a group of 2 adults or above
    - Children 5 years old or above count as one adult.
    - Children 4 years old or below are free of charge. 
  • 30% surcharge applies for: Apr 30 & May 1; Sep 1-2; Jan 1, 2025


  • Please note that the price applies to the number of people per booking and NOT the number of people in the combined group (minimum group size is 2 and maximum is 8 people) on the date of the tour.
  • Although we do accept solo travelers (WITH / WITHOUT children), we’ll need to match you up with other travelers who wish to take the tour on the same day as you. The tour is only guaranteed to depart with a minimum of 2 adult travelers. In this case, please contact us by either phone or email to confirm the availability.



  • The program as above with English speaking guide,
  • Street-food tasting,
  • Drink at the coffee shop.


  • Breakfast,
  • Transportation before/after the program
  • Insurance,
  • Tips/gratuities.



Important Notes


When you submit your booking, it does NOT mean your tour is booked. You will receive a confirmation email from our booking staff shortly. 

If you do not hear back from us within 24 hours of your booking request, please check your SPAM or JUNK mail folder or contact us again via [email protected] or call us at (+84) 83 439 1331. Thank you!

- Walking distance: 2km with hot and humid weather. Bring your hat and comfortable
- Mask is compulsory throughout the trip. This is strictly enforced by all temple/ assembly
- Wear proper attire, cover your shoulders and knees.
- Bring your own water bottle to avoid dehydration.


How far is the whole trip?

The walking distance is approximately 2 km. You will be walking mostly on streets through directions of includes with flat terrain. 

Children under 5?

Because our walking tour is just around 2 kilometers long, it is suited for adults and children of all ages.

Can you cater to my food allergies/ restrictions?

Since we are provided prior notice, we can adapt the dishes on the tour to fit your food restriction which should not be a problem. So, we can cater to vegetarians OR vegan travellers. Please inform us once you booking the tour.

What happens if it rains before/ during the tour?

During the rainy season, heavy and short downpours usually occur in mid-afternoon or evening. Rain showers usually are very short-lived and haven't affected our tours very much in the past few years. So, if the rain is light, we will provide you a poncho to continue the tour :). In case, the bad weather occurs near our scheduled departure, we have the authority to cancel our tours to guarantee the safety of tourists. Here is our cancellation policy:

  • 30% cancellation fee for any cancellation made less than 24 hours prior to the tour date since we have to book many services in advance.
  • Otherwise, there is a 5% transaction fee for bookings that are canceled 24 hours prior to the departure in order to cover for transaction processing costs.

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11:36, 02/09/2023

The service quality is so good, the tour guide is very kindly and friendly with people, and he is knowledgeable about the Chinese community. Thank team.



11:23, 02/09/2023

There isn't a moment that I'm not enjoy walking through the street of Saigon. The guide are very knowledgable, the tour is private, very suitable for a introvert that into history and culture like me



11:20, 02/09/2023

Here, we enjoy ourselves. With the opportunities to see local culture in China Town, sample Chinese cuisine in Vietnam, and converse with locals, their program tour left us feeling content. This vacation was made more entertaining without being dull by the anecdotes shared. So, in my opinion, you should join this tour if you're looking for unique experiences.



11:07, 02/09/2023

Very good. We couldn't find this nice places. At least not in one day.



11:06, 02/09/2023

The tour is very interesting knowledgeable and fun. Suitable for family!



10:59, 02/09/2023

- Well-organized program, lots of useful information - Enjoyable culinary experience - Linh and Tuan are enthusiastic. Waiting for you Indian Tour



10:52, 02/09/2023

I had a great trip with Saigon Walks. We had a good time at there and I watched many things of ancient terms from people original China ....



10:50, 02/09/2023

I've lived in Saigon for 3 years and have visited Cho Lon on several occasions, yet there is always something more to learn and see in this colorful, multi- layered and historical part of the city. The tour brought a focused, informative point of view and some tasty snacks and treats along the way. The guides were knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Highly recommended.

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