This day tour from Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi Tunnels takes you around the prominent attractions of the largest city of Vietnam. The one-day tour is a chance to understand more about Vietnamese history in the War Remnants Museum and the Reunification Palace, admire French-colonial architecture at the General Post Office, Opera House and Notre Dame Cathedral, and discover the complicated system of Cu Chi tunnels constructed by Vietnamese people during the War.
Tour Route: Reunification Palace – War Remnants Museum – Notre Dame Cathedral & Saigon Old Post Office – Ben Thanh Market – Cu Chi Tunnels
Duration: 1 Day
Departure Date: Any Time You Wish
Start/ End: Ho Chi Minh City/ Ho Chi Minh City
Experience your Tour With
- Guides: Hand-pick from the best local guides, mature, acknowledgeable, all are licensed, great senses of humor
- Drivers: Friendly, responsible, reliable with many years of driving experience, and door-to-door services
- Vehicles: Comfortable, spacious, air-conditioned, big window
Full-Day Ho Chi Minh City Tour to Cu Chi Itinerary
Ho Chi Minh City Tour – Morning
Follow the hotel pick-up at Ho Chi Minh City, we start our day tour off to the Reunification Palace – the former Presidential Palace for the president of the South of Vietnam. After that, we pay our visit to the War Remnant Museum, where we can see countless artifacts, photographs, and pictures documenting the Vietnam War. The Notre Dame Cathedral, the Opera House and Old Post Office are also deserved our visit to get good shots of the modern city that still well maintains ancient structures from previous centuries. We conclude the morning city tour by dropping by Ben Thanh Market – the earliest surviving building in Saigon and an important symbol of Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy a savory Southern Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant.
Cu Chi Tunnels Discovery – Afternoon
After lunch, get on our bus to head to Cu Chi Tunnels known as the “Iron Triangle” or “Iron Land”. On the way to get there, we will drive through the pleasant countryside, rubber plantations, and rice paddies. Before entering the tunnels, we will have a look at a short introductory video showing how tunnels were constructed, followed by an exploration of the maze of tunnels, some of which have been widened to allow tourist to access. Also, it has displayed the variety of mantraps and the remains of an American tank, as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500lb bombs, dropped by B52 bombers. After that, we will transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City for lunch.
Transfer you back to your hotel in Saigon. Finish off the day tour at around 18:00. Depends on the weather conditions, Cu Chi tunnels might be visited in the morning. Your Ho Chi Minh City tour ends.