I hired a tour guide to show me around the city when I first came to Saigon. She is a very cool person, who is still my friend. She was able to tour me around the city to all the must-see spots on the back her swank motorbike~ and was very good at helping me avoid being cheated by all the market vendors!
She runs her own freelance tour guide business and her rates vary depending on where you want to go and for how long (she also provides day-tours to places outside the city like the the Me Kong Delta and the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels).
Anyways, I thought I would toss up her info her for anyone interested in traveling to Vietnam. I was very lucky to find someone so trustworthy when I first passed through.
Her name is Thu (pronounced like 'Two').