Ho Chi Minh City and Cu Chi Tunnels

A day trip full of activities and visits to some of the most significant not-to-be-missed Ho Chi Minh city. Located 70 km from Ho Chi Minh city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its tunnels system of over 200km long, parts of which was several stories deep, consists of innumerable trap doors, constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command center and kitchens. This day tour also covers all highlights of Saigon (HCMC) city.

Tour Itinerary

What to expect.

  • Tour the historic monuments of Ho Chi Minh City
  • See famous buildings from Vietnam’s French colonial past
  • Visit museums and sites that help tell the story of the American War
  • Admire the magnificent Old Post Office and imposing Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Go underground to explore the network of Cu Chi Tunnels

Itinerary

8.00 Pick up at your hotel and head out for Cu Chi tunnels – used to be a VietCong base during America war, a network of legendary tunnels. Watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. Also on displaying are various man-traps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. We then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels to see the first hand how the Vietcong communists were able to survive in this underground network.

For those who are interested, there’s even an opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range (option only, fee not included).

11.30 Return to Ho Chi Minh City and have lunch at restaurant, enjoy delicious local food.

Afternoon Saigon city tour begins at the century-old Reunification Palace, which witnessed the growth of Ho Chi Minh City during peacetime and throughout the Vietnam War until its end in 1975.

Continue to the nearby French colonial area, including a stop at the impressive Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral, discover the magnificent neon-Romanesque architecture as you take in the tranquil atmosphere inside. At the opposite Central Post Office, one of the oldest buildings in Ho Chi Minh City, learn about this significant landmark – the busiest post office in Vietnam. Time permits, visit Ben Thanh Market, a lively market in central District 1 of Ho Chi Minh city before ending at your hotel.

Tour price

GROUP TOUR HCMC and Cu Chi tunnels $46/person

PRIVATE TOUR HCMC and Cu Chi tunnels day tour:

No of travelers 2 pax 3-5 pax 6-8 pax 9 pax up
Price in USD/person $69 $56 $46 $38

Not fit your requirement? Feel free to contact us to plan this trip and get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

Tour inclusive

  • Private car/bus transferring, hotel pick-up/drop off
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Sightseeing fees
  • Vietnamese set lunch at restaurant
  • Mineral water

Tour exclusive

  • Drinks, other meals not mentioned above
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Travel insurance

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