Full Day Cu Chi Tunnels and Saigon

Full Day Cu Chi Tunnels
and Saigon

Tightly knitted to the atrocities of war, a story of unification and hardship that shaped present
Vietnam unfolds. From the trenches of the Cu Chi Tunnels to the role of the Reunification
Palace on the road to peace, this is a story that must be told.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Details slowly fading away, but the main atrocities never are forgotten; the marriage of Vietnam and its war-torn history may not be an elated event but one that is connected with the country. For years, this outstretched country was divided; an epicentre of horrific events that unified the country from north to south, and turning it into a nation strong than ever.

Deep South, in and around Ho Chi Minh City, landmarks and buildings that have survived and are under protection as a part of Vietnam’s heritage, are bundled together into an impressive touring option. When keen to know the stories and tales of heroism behind the country’s past, one has to listen, see and experience its stories of war.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Full Day Cu Chi Tunnels and Saigon

08:00 - 17:00

In the morning, your guide and drive will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby to start a comfortable ride in a north-western direction towards Cu Chi. Just 70 kilometres outside Ho Chi Minh City the Cu Chi tunnels are one of the best-preserved examples of Vietnamese warfare ingenuity. Built by resistance fighters to the French occupation, and later further expanded by the Viet Cong as war raged across Vietnam during the 1960s and 1970s. A vast underground network of tunnels, you will marvel at their ingenuity and resilience with various secret trapdoors, underground kitchens, living areas and meeting rooms. For those preferring to remain above ground, there is ample opportunity to view excavated areas from above. A local lunch is included before heading back to Ho Chi Minh City.

In the afternoon, we make our way back to Ho Chi Minh City and visit the former Presidential Palace. Now called Reunification Palace, it was here where the war came to an end in 1975. Visits to this palace museum include seeing to the underground communications bunkers, headquarters for the Saigon Government during the American War.

At the end of the day, you will visit the War Remnants Museum with its display of grim realities of the war. Formerly known as the War Crimes Museum, the War Remnants Museum is by far the most well-known museum in Saigon, exhaustively documenting the horrors of the long Vietnam- American war. Newly housed in a modern building, exhibits include explicit photographs of civilian casualties and a collection of tanks, planes and weapons in the yard outside.

Within a day’s drive, we will cover several attractions well-worth the trip and that is a constant reminder about the Vietnam past. By the end of the day, we will transfer you back to your hotel.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Ho Chi Minh City centre. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the city, harbour and the Ho Chi Minh’s International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Customers are advised that during the TET celebrations (celebration of Vietnamese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • Entering Cu Chi Tunnels may not be suited for visitors with claustrophobia, pregnant women, people with neck and back problems and those with limited mobility.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.

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