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“Fascinating and chaotic”
Review of Saigon Unseen

Saigon Unseen
Ranked #79 of 390 Tours in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Saigon Unseen is a new business on the scene with a view of taking people to places they aren't likely to see on a standard tour. Our concept is to show travelers a different side to Saigon, it's not always pretty but it is pretty amazing.Our aim is to provide a unique view that combines traveling on the back of a motorbike through the mayhem and chaos that are Saigon streets.At Saigon Unseen we now offer Motor Bike Tours, Walking Tours and Photography Tours, full details can be found on our website.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Fascinating and chaotic”
Reviewed 29 November 2013

Skilfully winding their way through a horde of motorbikes, our knowledgeable guides took us to some well-off-the-beaten-track places in and around Saigon. We visited shacks and skyscrapers. I never felt in danger. The food was excellent. I know a lot more about the city now than I did. Highly recommended.

Visited November 2013
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SaigonUnseen, Owner at Saigon Unseen, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write a review! Great to hear you enjoyed the madness of Saigon, just as much as we do!!

Our drivers are awesome and a big reason why we get super cool reviews like yours.

Thanks again and hope to see you back in South East Asia soon!

Adam @ Saigon Unseen
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“Tops experience”
Reviewed 29 November 2013

Communication before the day was excellent. Adam is a top bloke, rocked up on time (a little early actually),took me outside the immediate area, recommending places. went through the military surplus market, which was awesome. Over to district 4, got an amazing insight into the back alleys and markets. Got a delicious sugarcane drink, I fell in love with Vietnamese coffee, and had an amazing lunch of Bun Cha, took some amazing photos.

I would recommend this to anyone and everyone. It's a great set up and I honestly had a fantastic time.

Visited November 2013
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SaigonUnseen, Owner at Saigon Unseen, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Hi thanks for taking the time to write a review! And thanks for calling me a top bloke!!

Great to hear you had an excellent time and really, how good is Vietnamese coffee???
And don't be shy in posting some photos on TA for us all to see!!!

All the best and I hope your tour through Vietnam was just as awesome!!

Adam @ Saigon Unseen
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Absolutely Marvelous!”
Reviewed 29 November 2013

My wife and I did this tour with Adam (and Chow) on our first day in Saigon, and found it an excellent way to get our bearings of the city. Adam's lowkey , but friendly and knowledgeable, manner was just the ticket......we went to so many off-beat places, little lanes and areas amongst locals that we would never have found ourselves.......especially the busy market areas which we found fascinating. Adam scheduled plenty of stops to check out interesting views and refreshment stops.....particularly enjoyed the lunch stop where we had authentic and best tasting pho soup ever! Highly recommended for all ages!

Visited November 2013
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SaigonUnseen, Owner at Saigon Unseen, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Bruce, thanks for taking the time to write a review! Great to meet you both. The markets, lanes and alleys are always the best places to hang out...............!

Thanks again and hopefully you're not to upset over the League World Cup results...........just saying...........;-)

All the best and hope to see you both back in Saigon soon!

Adam @ Saigon Unseen
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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Great introduction to the city”
Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

Adam the guide was very punctual, and led us to the less touristy areas around the hotel. He also gave us lots of good recommendations for eating etc! We walked through 2 districts so completely different from each other.
A great way to get your bearings in such a confusing city, we toured the morning after we arrived, having got from the airport in the dark, we didn't really know where we were!

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SaigonUnseen, Owner at Saigon Unseen, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Hello thanks for taking the time to write a review!

Walking is a great way to take in Saigon and work out where things are! Great to hear you enjoyed the morning out and hopefully we'll see you back again...........maybe on the bikes?

Cheers

Adam @ Saigon Unseen
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Gold Coast Australia
Level 6 Contributor
507 reviews
355 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Great time.”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

I booked this trip for 6 (ladies) from Australia and had very quick replies from Adam via email. He picked us up at our hotel at 8.30am and off we went. As I am a motorbike rider and have been to Viet Nam before I was comfortable. The other ladies were very nervous at first, because of the traffic and being on a scooter. After a short while, everyone felt comfortable and loved it. So even if a bit nervous, give it a go. We toured around the good, bad, pretty and ugly. We stopped for a coffee break, visited a temple, stopped for lunch. It rained on our day, The drivers and Adam supplied us with raincoats. Even though we got a bit wet, we still had fun. Kudos to Adam, very informative. Drinks and lunch were included. I am vegetarian, but no problem, I was provided with a great meal. Righly recommend. Thanks Adam.

Visited September 2013
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SaigonUnseen, Owner at Saigon Unseen, responded to this review, 24 October 2013
Thank you ladies for the review and kind words! It was great to meet you all, and even a with a little bit rain the best way to see Saigon is like a local - on motor bike!!!

Thanks again and hope to see you back in Vietnam soon!

Regards,

Adam @ Saigon Unseen
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