HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR & CU CHI TUNNELS
Considered as the “Pearl of the Far East”, Ho Chi Minh City is famous for having a diverse cultural and being the most important economic and political centers in Vietnam. Traveling to this more than 300 years old city, you can see not only an active and modern place with serried of high-rise buildings, glorious amusement park, crowded shopping center but also a historical site with many ancient villas, traditional markets that have existed for hundreds of years.
Try delicious traditional food of Ho Chi Minh city that is famous all around the world
Discover the historical site of Vietnam recalling Vietnam war – Cu Chi tunnel
Starting the one-day tour in Saigon, you will take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known as 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.
The journey continues by visiting one of the most famous religious sites whenever people talk about Saigon – the Notre Dame Cathedral – an attractive domestic and foreign tourist destination. The church built in 1877 following the proposal of the French bishop Isidore Colombert.
Another beautiful structure from the French Colonial times is the historic Central Post Office that is built during 1886 and 1891. Being a special tourist attraction, Central Post Office is the biggest post office in Vietnam. It was designed by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel with the roofed and arched windows reminiscent of the first railway stations in Europe.
Next, you will have a chance to visit the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum – the museum has a vast display of both the Indochina wars. As the Museum of World Peace and a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the War Remnants Museum is used for researching, collecting, storing, preserving and displaying materials, images, exhibits on the evidence of crimes and the consequences of the wars that the aggressors have caused to Vietnam.
After having lunch at local restaurant and enjoy the specialties of this region, you start to depart for Cu Chi tunnel that will take approximately one and a half hours bus driving. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by an 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 constructed living areas with kitchens, side by side bedrooms 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.
Before returning to Saigon, what is more exciting is that during break time, besides taking time to relax, you can try the real shooting gun. It is surely a great experience to end this journey.
Daily breakfast and meals as mentioned in the program
All land transfer by air-conditioned vehicles
All entrance fees and sightseeing fess as mentioned in the program
Local English-speaking tour guide
All local taxes and service charges
Visa approved letter if needed
Not mentioned international, regional and domestic flights
Tips for tour guide and driver
Personal Insurance (Highly recommend)
Optional tours and extra services
Other services not mentioned in the program
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