08:00 am: Morning departure to the small town of Cu Chi, located 35 km from Saigon (1h30), an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence.
Visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels Network which became legendary during the 1960s for its role in facilitating Viet Cong control of a large rural area. At its height, the tunnel system stretched from the South Vietnamese capital to the Cambodian border; in the district of Cu Chi alone, there were over 250 km of tunnels. The network, parts of which were several stories deep, included innumerable trapdoors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers, and kitchens. The tunnels of Cu Chi were built over a period of 25 years beginning in the late 1940s.
Return to Saigon for Saigon city tour.
Visit: Reunification Palace and Ben Thanh Market.
Visit Notre Dame Cathedral (1877-1883) right on the square and the beautiful French-style Post Office (1886-1891), with its glass canopy and iron structure designed by Gustave Eiffel.
Then, visit the famous War Remnant Museum, with armored vehicles, artillery pieces, bombs, and infantry weapons displayed both outside and inside.
Overnight in Saigon.
Ho Chi Minh Central – Cu Chi: 50 km => 1-hour 20-minute transfer