Local Experience

There's nothing wrong with relaxing while on vacation but one would be remiss if they didn't experience the local cultures and flavors in the streets and alleys around their hotels. Urbanist Travel specializes in crafting tours that provide travelers access to destinations usually reserved for locals. From street food tours designed by foodies to architecture walks curated by local architects, we will show you things that normal tourists never get to see.

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Saigon, Vietnam, Southern Vietnam, Cho Lon
Half Day

A Cho Lon Story

Dubbed "the largest Chinatown in Vietnam," Cho Lon allows us to clearly see the parallel development of two urban-architectural forms: ancient buildings and blocks built in modern style. During this tour, you will admire the unique French-Chinese architecture as well as engage with some of its human history and culinary delights.

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Saigon, District 1, Southern Vietnam
Half Day

The Modernist Gems of District 1

Vietnamese modernist architecture not only represents the Modernist Architecture movement, but also has typical indigenous elements. During this tour, you will immerse yourself in stunning examples of modernist architecture in Saigon, admiring a unique style that you'll cherish.

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Vietnam, Southern Vietnam
1 Day

Cu Chi Tunnels Tour

Explore the secret world of the Cu Chi freedom fighters, how the tunnels functioned as busy underground cities and the conditions experienced by the people living within them.

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Vietnam, Southern Vietnam
1 Day

Cu Chi Tunnels & Tay Ninh Holy See Tour

Discover the unique Cao Dai religion and learn about its beliefs, culture, and organization. At this temple, followers of the eclectic religion worship saints such as Victor Hugo, Joan of Arch, and even Shakespeare. Continuing to the Cu Chi Tunnels where you will learn more about the secret world of the Cu Chi freedom fighters, and how the tunnels functioned as busy underground cities.

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Mekong Delta
1 Day

Mekong Delta: A Watery Wonderland

Dedicated to exploring the watery wonderland of the Mekong Delta, we'll bring you to meandering canals, local gardens and local culinary traditions.

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Vietnam, Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An, Central Vietnam
3 Days / 2 Nights

The Historical Gems and Traditional Flavors of Central Vietnam

The tandem of Da Nang and Hoi An's ancient histories are the foundation of this your. From Da Nang's Marble Mountains, Buddhist pilgrimage sites and sanctuaries to Hoi An's sublime food, local experiences and historic architecture, this tour is the perfect balance of exploration and relaxation.

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Saigon, Vietnam, Southern Vietnam, Cho Lon
1 Day

Chợ Lớn Hẻm Gems Tour

Coming to Saigon without visiting to Chợ Lớn would be a source of great regret for tourists. The biggest and oldest town in the world. its where you can find out more about the traditional values and the lifestyles of the mixed cultures in Saigon. It highlights Vietnam's street stalls, family-owned restaurants, hidden cafes, and everything in between. Chợ Lớn Hẻm Gems Tour will show you the stories of the fascinating food and drinks in the legendary Chợ Lớn.

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Half Day

The Natural Beauty and War History of Cần Giờ

The Cần Giờ Mangrove Biosphere Reserve is one of Vietnam's most important forests. You'll enter the habitat of at least 8 mollusk, 27 crustacean, 45 fish and three amphibian species call this place home. You will also be guided to the Guerrilla Base in Sac Forest and Sac Forest Museum to learn how North Vietnamese soldiers made use of the forest during the American

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Hanoi, Vietnam, Hue, Hoi An
7 Days / 6 Nights

Experience Vietnam’s Ancient Centers Of Power

Starting off by zipping around Hanoi in vintage military vehicles to take in Ho Chi Minh's eternal resting place, the wreckage of American bombers and some of the capitol's best food, you'll then be transported to one of Vietnam's former capitols - Hue. Here you'll visit the tombs of some of Vietnam's most prolific emperors, its Forbidden Purple City and other historic sites before visiting the UNESCO-designated ancient trading port of Hoi An, famous for its architecture, food and walking streets.

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Hanoi, Sapa
5 Days / 4 Nights

Sapa’s Green Valleys and Misty Mountains

Arriving at the mist-blanketed landscape of Sapa graced by crisp weather and soft sunshine in the early morning, you will have a chance to admire romantic scenes of majestic mountains and picturesque terraced rice fields as well as explore the lifestyle, cuisine, and culture of local people. 

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Siem Reap
Half Day

Spiritual Siem Reap

Located in northwestern Cambodia, Siem Reap - which is considered "the land of monuments," is a cheerful city that embraces visitors like old friends. During this tour, you will have a chance to explore this city by tuk tuk, admire the famous historical monuments as well as learn about Cambodian art, culture, religion and lifestyle.

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Siem Reap
3 Days / 2 Nights

The Sacred Angkor Complex City

The royal city of Angkor Thom covers an area of 10 square kilometers and was built during the reign of King Jayavarman VII from 1181 to 1201. Inside, you will take winding paths, traverse steep stairs and admire ancient sculptures and temples. Of course, no experience like this would be complete without a visit to Angkor Wat - one of the largest and most complete sacred structures in the world.

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Cambodia
6 Days / 5 Nights

The Splendors of Cambodia

This tour will bring you to Cambodia's top attractions - Phnom Penh's palaces and pagodas, the colonial architecture of Battambang, the sprawling ruins of Angkor, floating villages and much more.

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Laos, Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Vang Vieng
9 Days / 8 Nights

The Laos Experience for Explorers

Studded with limestone spires and gilded temples, riddled with caves and home to rare wildlife, Laos contains a unique charm for adventurous travelers. The oft-overlooked nation is one of the region's leaders in ecotourism and ethnically diverse populations with Luang Prabang standing as perhaps the county's crown jewel.