Make the most of your trip to Ho Chi Minh City with a full-day tour that allows you to discover the best of the city, and takes you to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, the very same tunnels that played an integral part in the Vietnam-American war. On the day of your tour, start the day early with a pick-up from your hotel or by meeting up with the rest of the tour group. The first leg of your tour will be the city tour. Visit some of the most popular sites, including the Reunification Palace, a top choice for travelers who are looking to dig up some of Vietnam’s history. Next up: Notre Dame Cathedral, which was established by French colonists in the 1860s. Famous for its beautiful French-inspired architecture, and towering bell towers that reach 190 feet, it’s truly a sight to behold. Afterward, you’ll be taken to the Central Post Office, then the War Remnants Museum for a more in-depth look at the history and culture of Vietnam. From there, you’ll take a 2.5 hour drive all the way to Cu Chi Tunnels. Crawl through the tight tunnels, walk around the subterranean village built by the Viet Cong, and learn more about the Vietnam-American war.
07:30- 07:45 Pick-up at your hotel. Take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known at the Reunification palace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum the museum has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars. Have lunch at local restaurant. Depart for Cu Chi tunnel, the trip will take approximately one and a half hours bus driving. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the wartime. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purposes during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served. Break time for relaxation or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun. 19:00: Return to Saigon. End trip.