Experience the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh and the historic outskirts of Cu Chi. Venture to the impressive network of tunnels in Cu Chi, and then make your way to the lively city for a tour some of its most popular destinations and markets.
Begin with a convenient hotel pickup at 7:45 AM by your guide before making the drive to Cu Chi. Along the way, stop at a rest stop for a quick break at the local handicraft lacquer workshop where you will have a great chance to meet local disability workers and witness their skill to create such beautiful products. It is not compulsory to buy anything there unless you want to support those local workers. Upon your arrival, explore how the Viet Cong lived and fought underground in these intricately constructed tunnels. As you head below the surface you see hidden entrances, traps, bunkers, hospitals, and kitchens.At midday stop for a traditional Vietnamese lunch before the drive back to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. Here you have the chance to tour the country's busiest city. Make your first stop at the famed Ben Thanh Market where you can find vendor-lined streets with colorful arrangements of produce and crafts. Take time to buy a few unique items and practice your bargaining skills. Next, follow your guide to the War Remnants Museum to view the vast collection of wartime images dedicated to journalists and photographers who died during the French and American conflicts. Step back in time as you witness renowned French colonial structures, including The Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Central Post Office. Observe the French architectural influence and beauty before being comfortably transported back to your hotel at 5:30 PM.* Please note that the orders of those landmarks listed above can be changed without notice but will ensure to visit all of those mentioned places.