Visiting Cu Chi war tunnel helping you understnad much more the local people’s life during the war time in the past. From surprising to other surprising, you might not beleive that local people could live in the tunnel system.
Exploring Ho Chi Minh City by visiting the most famous sites in the city, 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.
From 07:30 – 08:15 am: Tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Sai Gon center ( District 1), then go 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 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.
18:30: Return to your hotel in Saigon. End trip.
Air-conditioned van/bus pick up and drop off (centrally located hotel)
Transfer & sightseeing as per program
English-speaking tour guide
Pure bottled water
Meal as lunch.
Tips & personal expenses (shooting gun, telephone calls…), Other services not mentioned in the inclusion