AM: HCM City
We start the trip by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by
exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum.
PM: Cu Chi Tunnels
Located 60km from HCMC, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists -
the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the
War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap
doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals,
command centers & kitchens.
Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However,
the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to
imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and
mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when
Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone".
Start our tour in the morning, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory
video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the
tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to Sai Gon.