Vo Thi Bao Vi and Team Private tour guide in Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam

Vo Thi Bao Vi and Team

Guide profile:

Hello, I'm Vi. I'm born and raised in Vietnam and I love to show people my country. I'm just starting my tour company but I've already given many successful tours in HCM and the greater countryside. Our team has well knowledge about Vietnam include geography, people, culture and tradition. We always to the best to bring the great experience for tourists when visiting Vietnam. We bring travelers to local site with small streets, villages, market…see real life of Vietnam.

A good trip is not only made by good visiting places, it's also coming from the experience and the friendship with our staff and people you meet.

We'd be happy to provide you with references of people that have used our service.

-custom tour guide based on your preferences (city, museums, countryside)

-shopping, food and hotel recommendations based on your preferences

-in addition to translation I can help you get the best deals and negotiate fees

-reserve car and driver to take you around I will build and manage your approved agenda

- Business assistant: Please contact me if you need local person to help you with your business. It is possible to do either business research or arrange factory visitation for you.

I don't really have a fixed time I will start or end. I take great joy making sure you have a relaxing and fun trip. Contact me you have an interesting trip to Vietnam

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars ERAL D.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

+ Amazing Hochiminh city tour, a city with million motorbikes and strange things which you never see in any else cities: Half day (4h), full day included lunch(7-8h)

+ Tours for tourist from Cruise ship, this tour will customize base on time you arrive. I did a lot cruise tour before so that I know how to manage the tours which you can see most in the limited time.

+ Around Hochiminh city:

- Cu chi tunnels: for those who are interested in history and war sites.(6-7h)

- Mekong delta tour: discover South East Asia culture and beautiful sightseeing in the delta. Moreover, you will visit local workshop, tropical fruit garden, meet local people, take a boat along the canal.

+ Eating tour: discover Vietnam cuisine with its delicious dishes. This tour may be combined with a cooking class.(Full day eating tour with some stopovers for taking pics).

+ Customized Tour: let tell me your taste, i will tailor your tour matching it!

+ Tour for other regions besides Saigon like Nha Trang, Da Nang, Hoi An, Hue, Ha Noi, Ha Long, Sapa….: Yes, i will take care your plan and recommend with my experiences to make your tour memorable.

+ Guide services or business assistant: let me be your companion for your vacation or business per day or per hour, you would have a local friend, a trip advisor, an interpreter and friendly guide!

Transportation by tour guide:

-Vehicle does or does not include depend on you. Some tours especial tour for tourists from cruisers do not move a lot so you may not need a car, van.

-For my long journey package tours, i will help you to book flight/ train/Bus tickets or hotel if you want.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

History Tour Price Per Group 212.50 USD
Mekong Delta Price Per Group 240.00 USD
Messy but amazing hochiminh City tour Price Per Group 190.00 USD
Tour for shopping Price Per Group 160.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

I like to discover about history and culture so I would like to meet people from different countries to listen your stories.

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars ERAL D. 21 Nov 2018

5 stars Katelena C. 29 Apr 2018

My teen son and I have traveled to 10 countries this year, so we’ve seen a LOT of tour guides, and Vi and her team rank among the very best. Vi responded quickly, asked all the right questions, listened carefully and customized non-tourist-y private tours to help us in our study and give us unique experiences. Each day's guide was chosen for their special subject knowledge; each friendly, on time and a good conversationalist w/great English. Rates reasonable for area and service. Will use again!

5 stars robert K. 04 Feb 2018

Terrific! Knowledgeable, a great sense of humor and very friendly. YOU CANNOT GO WRONG WITH VI!!

5 stars Larry T. 09 Dec 2017

We loved Vi. She has a great sense of self and her country as well as the city.The day we spent with her passed too soon. Great guide and even better person.

Tour Guide Comment: thank you very much for your review. I did have a great time with you

5 stars MASAKO Y. 07 Oct 2017

She gave me useful information before and after the tour.Also,her tour was very interesting and impressive. We had a wonderful


5 stars Kristina W. 18 Mar 2017

Vi showed us the sights that one should see when you are in HCMC plus the non tourist areas. She was able to take us up on roof where the helicopter evacuation took place during the fall of Saigon. Loved walking around Chinatown. But we most enjoyed hearing about the history of HCMC and living there. It was a great day and would highly recommend Vi. Her is English is excellent.

Thanks, Mark and Kristina

5 stars Olav S. 22 Feb 2017

Obviously I haven't tried other guides in Ho Chi Minh. But why would I? Vi is fantastic, professional and above all, she will assess her visitor(s) and make sure the itinerary fits. Strongly recommended!

5 stars Kathryn N. 19 Jan 2017

Tina was our guide and was awesome. She was funny, knowledgeable, and very helpful. She made our tour of the Chu Chi Tunnels the best possible experience. Also, both Vi (owner) and Tina we're excellent at communicating prior to the tour to ensure the smoothest possible experience.

5 stars Johannes P. 15 Jan 2017

Don't know where to start...! Vi is very charming guide, knowledgeable about Saigon and showed us the best places in her city. She took us for a perfect lunch in a local restaurant with fabulous food. She recommended some places for dinner and drinks...simply great! If we could...more than 5 stars!!!!! Thabks again!

5 stars Alfons M. 24 Mar 2016

Vi arranged for us a guided tour from Phu My to Ho Chi Minh City. Our guide was Thuy. She picked us up in the port and we drove to HCMC. During the trip she explained a lot of the history and the way of living. In the city we visited the most famous landmarks , had a very nice lunch. After visiting a lacquerware shop, we had a riksja ride in Chinatown and visited the famous Thien Hau temple. Thuy was really a guide. Her English was really good. She did everything to give us an unforgetagle day.

5 stars Gabrielle D. 23 Jan 2016

Our tour guide Nguyen was excellent, he was very accommodating and knowledgeable, we had a great day, very relaxed and a very good itinerary allowing us to learn a lot about Vietnam history. The food was also excellent, I would definitely recommend to anyone intending to visit Vietnam.

5 stars Pe M. 15 Jan 2016

Vi was great! She was very flexible and accommodating. She speaks very good English . Highly recommended tour guide for anyone who wants to visit Saigon

5 stars gerardo L. 14 Dec 2015

Vi did a great job with our first day. She did everything that i asked for. A perfect day for us. Great timing with our activities. I will recommend her. I give her 5 glowing stars. 😊

5 stars Cheryl S. 04 Oct 2015

Our family has just spent three wonderful days with Vi. We never envisaged that we would enjoy Saigon like we did and its all thanks to Vi. She took us places that were not the typical tourist places with less people. She has a wonderful understanding of the history of Vietnam. Her English is great and very easy to understand. But most of all she is fun. We would recommend her to anyone planning to visit Saigon. She makes the trip so worthwhile. Thanks Vi

5 stars Michael C. 31 Jul 2015

5 stars Robert H. 14 Jul 2015

Vi was the most excellent guide . She gave us a tremendous insight in to the history of Vietnam and we had a pefect time

5 stars Rebecca M. 04 Jun 2015

Darting through Saigon on the back of Vi’s motorcycle is a decadence that shouldn’t be missed. Our foodie adventure started with banh mi with pig liver spread and ending with a riotous meal of snails, clams, and other creatures of the sea.

My favorite moment was visiting the monument to the monk who committed suicide through fire during the Vietnam War. As Vi explains, his heart was still red after the flames subsided. When I asked where he is now, she simply replied, “He is the Buddha.”

5 stars Sharyn T. 21 May 2015

Vi provided a wonderful tour with car and driver that my husband was able to fine-tune, thanks to her flexibility and amazing knowledge of Ho Chi Minh City. The 4-hour city tour was great fun, as well, because Vi has a super sense of humor and we could tell how much she enjoyed sharing her love of her city and country with visitors. We highly recommend Vi and when we return, we'll contact her again.

5 stars Ellie F. 21 May 2015

Vvery very flexible and interesting tour

5 stars Phil W. 09 Apr 2015

We booked a 2 day tour with Vi, she was wonderful, she looked after us so well and made our visit to Ho Chi Minh memorable, she organised everything and made all the right choices. I would strongly recommend booking with Vi, she is fun to be with and took all the ;angst' away from visiting a new city, she helped us shop, eat and organised 2 great days of visits to get the most out of this wonderful city. We would definitely book Vi again, she is such a nice lady.

5 stars Clem W. 18 Mar 2015

Vi guided us for 3 days. Vi is expert on HCMC/tourist sites/history, easy to do business with, a lot of fun! Plus good car/driver. Late scheduling flexibility a plus. She goes the extra mile, helped us solve serious bank & travel issues. Flights cancelled, she quickly knew airline office location, taxi’d us over, helped translate and stayed hours til all was fixed. With her city knowledge we filled in downtime with targeted shopping/restaurants. Vi was great, a friend to us, and we'll miss her!

Tour Guide Comment: Dear Clem Whitman, I had so much fun with you and Sandy. I hope to see you again

5 stars Grant B. 05 Feb 2015

We contacted Vi only one day in advance for Cu Chi tunnel and Mekong delta tour a week later. She replied me immediately then arrange us tours.

She was great and we had a fantastic trip, we loved the floating market and bicycle tour. She was always tell us about the history and made many funny jokes. The cars have all been great, clean and comfortable. It was very nice to have our own boat that was a nice surprise. All the drivers have been nice. The food on the trip was very good and we liked

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you very much for your review. It was so nice to meet you both

5 stars Ivar H. 04 Feb 2015

I used Vi as an interpreter and Tour Guide in and around Saigon . Vi did research re potential suppliers prior to my visit .

For the whole trip Vi accompanied us and gave us a huge amount of info about the culture and history of Vietnamese people.

Vi went to great lengths to set up experiences for us that were tailor made to our requirements.

My group of three had a great trip and Vi made sure we had good fun every step of the way.

Vi is a reliable , honest and very funny lady . Thankyou

5 stars Joseph W. 01 Dec 2014

Vi is the perfect guide for anyone visiting Vietnam for the first time. She was very responsive when I was planning the trip and everyday she arrived ahead of her appointed time to meet us. She's very knowledgeable about the history of the country. Her friendly disposition made my daughter's first trip to Vietnam pleasant and memorable. I would recommend Vi to anyone visiting HCMC. Thanks Vi.

5 stars Jim L. 18 Nov 2014

Vi is a very knowledgeable and informative guide!! I would recommend her 150% or more!!!!

5 stars Michelle M. 06 Sep 2014

Vi was a very good tour guide. She will bring you to nice places in Ho Chi Minh. What I liked most with Vi is that she makes recommendations, does not only rely to what the tourist wants.

Thank you Vi, for a great time in Ho Chi Minh! We will recommend you to our friends. And when we get back there to Saigon with our parents, we will surely see you again. =)

5 stars Bentley B. 31 Aug 2014

Vi was excellent!! She was personable, knowledgeable, prepared and timely. We had a wonderful time with her and would highly recommend her as a tour guide!

5 stars lin C. O. 30 Jul 2014

Family tour with 6 Members. Excellent tour guide. She is very punctual, patient and lenient.

We have many first time experience in our tour that she arranged. All were cheap and good.

1) Wonderful lacate food.

2) Drink coffee in a very special place.

3) Washing hair and nail painting locate style.

4) Massage .

5) Very flexible schedule.etc

Vi tour was very special that you will never experience from tour agency. I strongly recomend her to be your guide.

5 stars Maike D. 22 Jul 2014

Familytour with 4 members. Individualy adaopted tour wich was perfect for us. We hope to see her again.

5 stars A M. 15 Jun 2014

Great tour company. Vi is extremely knowledgable about the country and region. Very flexible. Speaks perfect English. They were able to make last minute changes to make sure we saw everything we wanted in Ho Chi Minh. Best tour company in Vietnam.

5 stars Carol K. 15 May 2014

We had the most wonderful tour with Vi, she is cheerful, friendly, knowledgable and speaks very good english. She took us to the Cu chi tunnels and various other sites in Ho Chi Minh City. There will be other cheaper ways to visit all these places, but for us and peace of mind, we opted for a private tour and were very happy. We ate from the street, were treated to wonderful vietnam coffee, lunch at a fabulous restaurant and on an on. Do the tour and ask for Vi, it's worth it.

5 stars Lee C. 02 May 2014

Vi did a wonderful job for us while in Ho Chi Min City. With only a couple of days notice we were able to book Vi which is unusual as she is booked well in advance most of the time. We were able to spend a day on the Mekong Delta and another day in and around Ho Chi Min City. Vi put together an itinerary with options that gave us the flexibility we needed. Her english was excellent and a pleasure to be with. She is engaging and understands the places we visited. When in HCMC you to will use Vi!

5 stars Vo T. B. V. A. T. 19 Apr 2014

My guide is very professional. She is on time, friendly and well-know about her city. Highly recommend.

5 stars Stephen B. 18 Apr 2014

I have used the services of Vi on two previous occasions. Once for a four day tour of Saigon and early this year for a week tour of Vietnam and Cambodia. Last Friday I needed Vi to organize a car and reserve a table for a business lunch as I was only visiting for a short time (Work). Vi is very capable, efficient and excellent company. I would without any hesitation recommend her as a tour guide.

5 stars Judi C. 05 Apr 2014

We only had one day in Saigon and could not have asked for a better guide. Vi's communication was excellent before and during the tour, she delivered a very high standard experience and understood exactly what we wanted to do. Our lunch experience was fantastic - beautiful, fresh Vietnamese food in a lovely setting. Vi has a great sense of humour as well as being very knowledgeable about her city. Highly recommended. Thanks Vi!

5 stars Philip S. 02 Apr 2014

A very nice day. Took us to do what we had talked about.

5 stars Ben B. 21 Mar 2014

Her English is excellent and she gave us a great tour. I would recommend her.

5 stars Tosun B. 03 Dec 2013

I had been in HCMC before seeing the usual highlights so I wanted to have a guided day-tourin HCMC seeing different things. Vi was a terrific guide in this respect taking me to many places off the beaten path. She knew the city very well and designed the tour very professionally. She was knowledgeable, dependable, friendly, humorous and memorable.Her selection of the restaurant serving Vietnamese dishes was super. All in all, it was a wonderful tour with her.

5 stars peter Ö. 11 Nov 2013

we was in ho chi minh city 5 Days in november and had this Lovely lady as a tour guide. she picked us up at the hotel and we take a trip to cao dai temple , cu chi tunnels and we eat lunch in a fantastic restaurant. next day we walked with her around the city and she tell us about the city. dinner and nightclub in the evening. she is an exellent guide and we will have her again when we come back to Vietnam m.v.h peter and matthias

5 stars Sandra S. 10 Jun 2013

Vi did a wonderful job of guiding and interpreting for our family of 6 on our one day (cruise ship) visit to Ho Chi Min City. She is such a joyful person to spend time with! We liked her so much we even invited her to visit us in the USA! We can recommend her wholeheartedly. She even arranged a van for transport in HCMC after we to the RCCL bus from the ship which docked 2 hours away in Phu My.

5 stars Jay J. 08 Apr 2013

friendly, knowledgeable, would use again

5 stars Michael C. 04 Apr 2013

Vi is my favorite! She knows her city, but more importantly she made my tours (yes more than one) fun! Vi adjusts to all situations and was always available. Highly recommended!

5 stars Yvonne T. 02 Apr 2013

Bao Vi is a fantastic tour guide & a lovely person to go with it. She couldn't do enough for me. Really making sure I had a brilliant time. Genuinely lovely person. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Vi. If I ever visit Vietbam again which I am sure I will, Vi will be my 1st choice as my tour guide. If she isn't available for those dates I plan to return I would rather re arrange those dates! Thoroughly recommend Vi 100%. Thank you so much for looking after me Vi.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you for your comment. I am happy that I help you to done your work in Vietnam. Thank you very much for inviting me for dinner the last night. I am highly appreciated.

5 stars Klaus T. 30 Mar 2013

One of the best two tourguides I ever had! A perfect planned individual tour especially for me. I enjoyed the time at Vietnam very much. We had not only a lot of information but also a lot of fun and very delicious food. I can only highly recommend. If you wanna spend a perfect time, not only having a look but taking part in the Vietnamese life, this is the right adress for making your holiday wishes come true.

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Klaus Thiem, Thank you very much for great reviews. Also, thank you very much for treating me so kind. We have a lot of fun with you. Keep in touch and see you again

5 stars Dean L. 26 Dec 2012

Vi was great! Highly recommend for a private guide in Saigon. Good handle on English and very familiar with the city.

5 stars Tracy S. 21 Dec 2012

Vi is the best!!! I rate people and places by how well they exceed my expectations. Vi provided me and my family an experience here in Vietnam that is beyond measure and there were not enough stars to give our tour, our experiences, and Vi a high enough rating. She was able to show my family of 5 all around the city and made us feel welcome, safe, and excited the whole time. All I can say if you choose Vi to be your guide you are making the best possible choice in guides. Thank you, Vi!

5 stars ninfa G. 21 Nov 2012

I am very pleased with vi, she did a great job, even prepared in a short notice a car for a bigger group. And the place she took us to lunch was fantastic and so tasteful, i will defenetly highly recommend vi.

Thank you vi. For giving us a great time in ho chi minh.


5 stars Stan D. 29 Sep 2012

Vi was great-punctual, very helpful, intelligent, speaks good English, is knowledgeable and most important, a very nice person. Before we met we exchanged many emails and her responses were extremely prompt. We did a private tour of Saigon on her scooter where I told her what I wanted to see. I hired her for the next day but went by cab because of extreme humidity and torrential downpours. Having a local like Vi is just great-she helped me buy a cell phone and Simcard to call US-total $35

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Stan, It was great to meet you. Thank you very much for your terrific review and teaching me how to use words in English. Hope to see you again

5 stars Dana Z. 13 Jun 2012

Vi is a delightful and highly competent tour guide. She promptly met up with us in Saigon and led us on a Walking Tour of Saigon, tactfully discussing, culture, and Vietnam's recent progress and growth. She carefully navigated our group across busy intersections. We had a delicious lunch at a local restaurant (remarkably inexpensive). Vi brought us to a local laquerware factory that quickly became the highlight of our afternoon. We highly recommend Vi to anyone visiting Ho Chi Minh city.

Tour Guide Comment: Hi Dana, Thank you very much for your nice review. I was so happy to meet you and your familly. I hope you could stay in Ho Chi Minh longer to discover our city more.

4 stars Sy F. 05 Apr 2015

Highly professional

4 stars Joanna K. 09 Apr 2013

4 stars Jenny R. 17 Sep 2011

Vi conducted a perfect tour for me and my friends. We did full day tour (12 hours!) instead 2 x half day tours, and it was great! The food recommendation also fabs, we really miss the rice paper rolls! Thanks to Vi and Ngau, surely will recommend it to our friends!



3 stars Cristian P. 16 Mar 2017

2 stars Bekyee L. 24 Nov 2013

Vi did not explain most of the sights to our group eg. at notre dame she just pointed at it and say here it is, take pictures...no more info, i could have done that with a guide book or wiki travel info. The last straw was she recommended a restaurant for dinner and told us we don't need to book a table even though there were 7 of us, it was insanely packed and we had to wait a long time. The staff there kept telling us we should call ahead and book and said its packed like this every night.

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