My Experiences on My First Trip to Vietnam – Private Vietnam Tour Guide

by Dwight

Private Vietnam Tour Guide – My Experiences on My First Trip to Vietnam

Here’s a Vietnam traveler’s first hand experience with hiring a Private Vietnam Tour Guide.  He saved US$50.00 a night on his hotel room alone.

May 21, 2011, 10:01 PM

Private Vietnam Tour Guide client

Steve J. & Bao Loc

I just completed my first trip to Vietnam. I did a lot of research on the Internet to try to maximize my positive experiences and minimize the negative. In the end, I ended up hiring a guide which really worked out well for me. I did a Google search and of course there are a bazillion guides to choose from. I came across a nice looking ad that made me curious, at So I contacted Mr. Loc and we agreed on the daily rate and what it included.

Loc got to know me quickly after I arrived. I love adventure and did not want to be on a huge bus with a bunch of tourists. I’d rather spend less on lodging and more on adventure. He offered me a lot of cost saving alternatives and options during my visit.

I made hotel reservations in District 1 for about $65 per night. I know there were less expensive hotels (and a lot of more expensive too) but I decided on this one due to the TA reviews and location. Loc told me I could stay for $15 per night at a simple and clean hotel outside the tourist area. It was less than a 10 minute motorbike drive away. What a great deal and that worked out perfect for me.

He had arranged a hired car for part of my visit but said a significant cost saving option would be to just use his motorbike. I decided to take that offer and although it was not nearly as comfortable as an air-conditioned car, I saved money and it fit well into my adventurous nature.

I felt lucky to have found Loc. He is very professional, knowledgeable, honest, and has a great personality. Whether you want a luxurious, adventurous, or a budget tour, he can make your trip to Vietnam a great one.

Here’s how you can find him –

Good luck and happy travels.

Steve Jennings, Texas, USA

Ho Chi Minh City Video

I think the first thing that you notice about Ho Chi Minh City is the traffic, elbow to elbow, a constant drone of motorcycle motors and horns. In Saigon, I interviewed video artist, Tran Dan asking him where he finds inspiration in such a bustling city. Translation – Vu Khac Hao Music – *Discovery Sound loops *Original composition by David Nicholson *Le Tuan Hung and Dang Kim Hien


Experience Ho Chi Minh City: a travel guide (2011)
publisher: Dolphinbooks, published: 2011-02-20
sales rank: 125700

This ebook is a handy and usable travel guide to Ho Chi Minh City. It was adapted for the Kindle from, which was named by Time magazine as one of the 50 best websites of 2008. This ebook has been prepared by Dolphinbooks specifically for the Amazon Kindle, and includes careful formatting and a hyper-linked table of contents.

This ebook contains no advertising. Dolphinbooks is not paid to endorse any products or services.  Among other things, this guide provides:information about traveling to from and within Ho Chi Minh Cityuseful telephone numberslists of events, landmarks, museums, and things to do, information on shopping, dining, drinking, and hotels.

Look into hiring a Private Vietnam Tour Guide.




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