SAIGON HIGHLIGHTS & CU CHI TUNNELS
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".
Discover historic sites of Ho Chi Minh city and challenge yourself by crawling through small tunnels at Cu Chi. Especially, the Ho Chi Minh city and Cu Chi tunnels tour will bring home to you the Vietnam’s glorious history.
- War Remnants Museum
- Reunification Palace
- The Notre Dame Cathedral
- Saigon Post Office
- Jade Emperor Pagoda
- Cu Chi Tunnels
THE ITINERARY: SAIGON HIGHLIGHTS & CU CHI TUNNELS (L)
The morning, 8:00Am, Our car and tour guide will pick you up at the hotel and we start the Ho Chi Minh City Tour. We will visit the War Remnants Museum: Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, this is a poignant display of the futility of war. Some of the black and white photography in the ‘Requiem’ exhibit is particularly touching, dedicated to both foreign and Vietnamese journalists and photographers who perished during the conflict. The courtyard outside contains the spoils of war, namely rusting jets, tanks and cannons captured from the American military machine.
After that visitors can visit The Reunification Palace: This is one of the most important buildings in the city. Here on April 30th 1975 the ‘American War’ officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam.
And then you can sight-seeing the Notre Dame Cathedral : Built between 1877 and 1883 this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Remarkably every stone used in its creation was shipped from France to Vietnam. Her two 40m towers, topped with iron spires dominate the city’s skyline. After that we visit Jade Emperor Pagoda and Saigon Post Office. The Old Post Office is another example of French colonial architecture and is also the country’s largest post office.
We have a lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon around 13.00, we will go to Cu Chi tunnels, visitors will arrive Cu Chi tunnels after a drive of 1,5 hours. Our tour guide will give you an overview introduction of Cu Chi tunnels and its legendary history. A documentary film about the tunnels will explain you about the tunnels histories and how fierce the war was in the area. You will be guided to the tunnels system including the weapon factory, hospitals, kitchens and crawl under the tunnels…..
After that travelers can try delicious manioc which was the main food for guerilla-warriors in Cu Chi during the war. Visitors can try to fire off an AK47 or MK16 or machine guns at the nearby shooting range. Leave the Cu Chi Tunnels and back Sai Gon, we will drop you off at your hotel around 6:30 pm.
End of your trip.
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Rates are in
- Children under 5 years old are FOC.
- Children from 5 - 11 years old are charged at 75% based on adult rates.
- Children above 12 years old are charged at 100% based on adult rates.
Tour Price Includes:
- Private transportation with air-conditioned vehicles
- Professional English speaking Tourguide
- Lunch as per itinerary
- All entrance fees
- Mineral water
Tour Price Excludes: