With this Ho Chi Minh city tour you will visit the main monuments of Ho Chi Minh City. Get to know the history of Ho Chi Minh City, visit the most famous sites and make your own way to the Cu Chi tunnels located 70 km from the Ho Chi Minh City Center to the Northwest which known as a legendary for its network of tunnels, and is a popular destination for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
Ho Chi Minh City formerly known as Saigon is one of the most important commercial and tourist centers in Vietnam. It is 1,730km by land from Ha Noi capital and 50 km from the East-Sea. Saigon was once praised as the “Pearl of the Far East”. With the Saigon city tour, you will visit the most beautiful places of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city)
Located 60Km from HCM city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for Original tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, When Cu Chi was “A Free Target”. The remnants visitors will see, show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there and visitors will see the remnants.
|Small group tour (2-15 pax)||42$/person|
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please stay at hotel’s lobby around 7:30 Am|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 5:00 PM|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing with shoes or flip flop (for climbing up), hat, umbrella.|
Children policies: Ho Chi Minh city Cu Chi tunnels
- Children from 5 to under 9 years old are charged at 75% based on adult rate.
- Children from 9 years old are charged at 100% based on adult rate.
100% adult ticket will be charged for 2nd child
What to bring: Ho Chi Minh city Cu Chi tunnels
- Sun block
- Camera Film
- Original Passport
- A wide brimmed hat
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 seeingthe 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 light 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 war time. 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 purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.
Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun.
Return to Saigon. End trip Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi Tunnel.