Cu Chi Tunnels And Saigon City Highlights Tour - Ho Chi Minh City

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick from any hotel in district 1,3,4,5
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Ho chi minh city, still popularly referred to as Saigon by the locals, is a cultural melting pot with something to offer every traveler. While the city passes through a remarkable and rapid phase of transformation, there's no better time to visit. Above all, experiencing the heartfelt warmth and humor for which the Saigonese are renowned will stay with you long after youve departed for home. The alleys walk is designed to enable you to experience the real Saigon, which will surely catch you by surprise. For more than a century, millions of Saigonese have been living and earning a living in thousands of alleys, which surprises many.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

Know More about this tour

At 7:30am, you will be picked up from your hotel in Saigon, and then enjoy a pleasant 40-mile (65-kilometer) drive through some nice country areas northwest of Saigon. You are going to visit a massive underground network located near the area once called "Iron Triangle," which served as the termination of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The tunnels were designed by local guerrillas as a springboard for attacking Saigon. The area was used for infiltrating Saigon intelligence agents, part cadres, and sabotage teams.

The Tet Offensive of 1968 was prepared and the necessary troops and supplies assembled in the Cu chi tunnels. The tunnels were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during combat, and also served as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches, and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters. The role of the tunnel systems served an important part in the Viet Cong resistance.

The morning will end with an authentic Vietnamese lunch at a Pho Hoa, one of Vietnams best pho (rice-noodle soup with beef or chicken) restaurant.

After lunch, start unveiling the highlights of one of Asias most vibrant and welcoming cities. Saigon (as it is still popularly known) is a cultural melting pot with something to offer every traveler. Above all, the heartfelt warmth and humor for which the Saigonese are known will stay with you long after youve departed for home. Youll be introduced to the enormous variety of exotic local produce at the sprawling Binh Tay Market in Cholon, the citys bustling Chinatown, and the colorful Thien hau pagoda. District 1 remains the heart of Saigon still with its many historic French-built landmarks the Opera House, Notre dame cathedral, Central post office, and Hotel de Ville, to name but a few. You will also visit the former Presidential Palace and the sobering War remnants museum.

Note: Some of the Cu chi tunnels have been made larger to accommodate passengers of size. Low-power lights have been installed in several of them to make traveling through them easier, and booby traps have been clearly marked.

Inclusions

Lunch

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by modern, air-conditioned minivan

Professional English-speaking guide

Entry/Admission - Central Post Office

Entry/Admission - War Remnants Museum

Entry/Admission - The Independence Palace

Entry/Admission - Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

Entry/Admission - Chinatown (Cho Lon) - District 5

Entry/Admission - Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)

Entry/Admission - Cu Chi Tunnels

Exclusions

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Soft-drinks

Personal expenses

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Children must be accompanied by an adult

French-speaking guide only for private tours

Minimum 4 people required for tour to run

Maximum 8 people per tour

One English-speaking guide for whole the trip

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

  • 08-Jan-2017

    Enjoyed a full day traveling around Ho Chi Minh city and surrounding areas with a very small, friendly group and our guide, Mr. An. He fought in the Cu Chi tunnels for 11 years when he was a child, and had some amazing insider knowledge of the area and the tunnels. We spent all morning at the tunnels., arriving before the larger tour groups and bypassing the introductory film so we could get up close views and experiences of all the sights. We watched the video before we left for the day, and then stopped for pho at a very nice and clean restaurant before driving through China Town for a while. Next we stopped at the War Remnants Museum, where we had plenty of time to look around at all the exhibits. After the museum, we went to Reunification Palace and were once again given some very detailed and interesting information as we explored the building. And finally, we stopped at the Saigon Norte-Dame Cathedral for a few photos. It was great experience, and I'd highly recommend this tour to anyone with a day to spare in Saigon. Well worth the cost and the time!

  • 22-Jun-2016

    Quang was a fantastic tour guide. Very knowledgeable and speaks English well. The Cu Chi tunnels and displays were fascinating. But you need to be prepared for learning the horrors of the war. The lunch was generous and delicious. The tour in the city was equally interesting. We enjoyed the day

  • 01-Dec-2015

    Excellent tour. Enough time at all of the locations visited. Very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide Mr. Hung and a comfortable brand new air conditioned mini-bus. Thank you!