Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
Saigon City and Cu Chi Tunnels full day tour is one of our most popular day tours that include major attractions of Ho Chi Minh City and the amazing underground network Cu Chi tunnels.
8h00: You will be picked up by our local guide at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city. Enjoy a half day tour of Vietnam’s most busy business town. The tour includes such highlights as the War Remnants Museum. The museum was definitely worth a visit, it was firstly the view of the Vietnamese, secondly the horror of the chemical “agent orange”, and then last but not least a huge area on the top floor, showing both view, showing just how the war looked!
You move on then to the former Presidential Palace. The Reunification or Independence palace offers a glimpse of what could have been the president’s official residence, if not for the coup. Whoever has designed it and esp styled it, deserves an award.
Continue your discovery traveling by the Notre Dame Cathedral, officially Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception is a cathedral located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Established by French colonists, the cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880.
You pass by the Sai Gon Central Post Office, near Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, the city’s cathedral. The building was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the early 20th century.
You make a stop at lacquer ware workplace, and spend the rest of the morning exploring the Ben Thanh market.
Lunch is provided in a local restaurant in town.
In the afternoon, drive to Cu Chi tunnels, about 65 Km from Sai Gon ( 1½ hours).
The tunnels of Cu Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Cu Chi district of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, and are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country. The tunnels were used by Viet Cong soldiers as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous North Vietnamese fighters. The tunnel systems were of great importance to the Viet Cong in their resistance to American forces, and helped to counter the growing American military effort.
En route, you have the chance to see rural scenery, daily life activities – cashew nut farming, duck breeding, rice farming and production of rice paper, a key ingredient in Vietnamese cuisine.
17h00: Return to Saigon and drop you back at hotel. Trip ends.