Private Tour: Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing Tour And Cu Chi Tunnels

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Your Ho Chi Minh City hotel
  • 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

See the highlights of Ho chi minh city formerly Saigon on a private sightseeing tour including Cu chi tunnels. Youll hear captivating stories about Vietnams history, from French colonization to the Vietnam War, as you explore the city and the elaborate tunnel complex of Cu Chi. Visit the Saigon Central Post Office, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica and Chinatown (Cholon) before heading underground. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle are included in this full-day excursion.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

Know More about this tour

After hotel pickup, your private sightseeing tour begins at two famous French-style architectural landmarks the Saigon Central post office and Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica. One of the oldest buildings in Ho chi minh city, the Saigon Central post office was designed by Gustave Eiffel in the late 19th century, when Vietnam was part of French Indochina.


Admire the neoclassical-style of the post office interior as your guide points out the ainted maps of former Saigon, once the capital of South Vietnam. Afterward, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere inside the iconic Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, located on Paris Square and renowned for its neo-Romanesque architecture.

Next, visit Thien hau temple, built by the Cantonese Congregation in the early 19th century. Dedicated to Thien Hau the goddess of seafarers for her protection during Chinese migration to Vietnam, the temple is situated in the center of Chinatown. Explore this exciting quarter with your guide, including the dynamic Central Market, where the Hoa (Chinese minority) have achieved success trading a variety of goods and communicating in both languages.


After lunch in Saigon, relax on a 2.5-hour drive northwest to the Cu chi tunnels, one of the few remaining monuments to the Vietnam War (known in Vietnam as the American War). At its peak, prior to the Tet Offensive of 1968, the 125-mile (200-km) tunnel complex dug by hand was used as a military base for almost 10,000 Viet Cong troops. The tunnels housed schools, hospitals, kitchens and military war rooms, and served as hiding places for food, people and weapons.


The Vietnamese government has preserved approximately 46 miles (75 km) of the Cu chi tunnels as a war memorial park. Although the tunnels remain largely untouched, some have been widened and installed with lights so that visitors can fit through the underground labyrinth. While above ground, learn about the construction and historical importance of the tunnels through displays and a photo gallery before discovering what life was like down below. Explore narrow passageways on a private tour with your guide and hear stories about Vietnamese resilience underground!


At the end of your tour, youll be driven back to Ho chi minh city by private vehicle with drop-off at your hotel in the late afternoon.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional guide

Lunch

Entry/Admission - Cu Chi Tunnels

Entry/Admission - Ba Thien Hau Temple

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 20-Jul-2016

    We had a great time. The guide explained a lot about the Vietnam war and was a nice guy. The car had air conditioning. The exposition at the War Museum was very impressive.

  • 05-Dec-2014

    Our tour guide was amazing. Ebela was simply awesome. She took and showed great pride in showing us her homeland. Her English was very good and we could clearly understand all that she said. We think she went out of her way to make sure we were able to see all we could see in the time allowed. The tour itself was also amazing. We give Ebela five stars and recommend this tour highly.

  • 06-Nov-2014

    Our guide was "OK", but could have been so much better. The quality of her english was minimal. I don't expect that english should be spoken well by everyone in a non english speaking country.....but, I expect that a GUIDE on an english speaking tour will speak english well. And, there was so much more information that the guide could have provided about Vietnam and life in Ho Chi Minh City. I understand that Vietnam is not a democracy and that there might be some self censoring of comments a wise business person might make, but, still, there were things I think could have been said and talked about.

  • 05-Oct-2014

    Cu Chi Tunnels was amazing and well worth the visit. Loved it very much. The Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing tour did not live up to expectations and was just ok. I highly recommend the tunnels (that's the 4 stars) tour but do not recommend the city tour.(2 star)

  • 03-Mar-2014

    Visit to Cu Chi tunnels was enlightening but very anti American

    Waste of time touring Ho Chi Minh city - there's only the Post office and Notre dame to see :-)