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Saigon - Ho Chi Minh
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$45.00

Duration

1 day

Max People

20

Min Age

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About This Tour

Ready to experience the best of Ho Chi Minh City and Cu Chi Tunnels in a day? Join Vela Vietnam Travel for an immersive small group tour where you can explore iconic landmarks, savor delicious Vietnamese cuisine, and gain a deeper insight into the rich history of this fascinating region.

Highlights

Included

  • A/c van pick up and drop off (centrally located hotel in Dist1 , HCMC), transfer & sightseeing as per program, English-speaking tour guide, entrance fee, pure bottled water, meal as lunch.

Excluded

  • Travel insurance, beverage, tips & personal expenses (shooting gun, telephone calls…), other services not mentioned in the inclusion; Tax.

ITINERARY

Take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known at the Reunification palace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum the museum has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars.

Have lunch at local restaurant.

Depart for Cu Chi tunnel, the trip will take approximately one and a half hours bus driving. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.

Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun.

Return to Saigon. End trip.

Please take notes:

**The Notre Dame Cathedral have been being restored, so the guests just visit outside.

***Drop off time is subject to traffic, weather…so the finished time could be later than expecting.

NOTE:

  • Pick up and transfer just for the centrally located hotel/accommodation in Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • We are not responsible for your lateness.
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat and the tour inclusions. Please advise the supplier if you have from 1 infant at time of booking.

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