Morning visit Reunification palace where witnessed the fall of Saigon and end of Vietnam War on 30 Apr 1975. tour in the city starting with Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, a neo-Roman cathedral built over 130 years ago by the colonial French with materials entirely imported from Marseilles and stained-glass windows from Chartres. Next, visit Sai Gon Post Office, a fine colonial building which was designed and built in the early 20th Century by the famous French architect Gustave Eiffel.
Afternoon, meet your guide and transfer about 75 km North-west of downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Discover the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, which were once a major underground hideout and resistance base of Viet Cong forces during the two wars against the French and the Americans. The tunnels, entirely hand-dug, formed a highly intricate network of interlinked multilevel passageways at times stretched as far as the Cambodian border and totaling over 120 km in length. Its complexity was beyond imagination containing meeting rooms, kitchens, wells, clinics, schools, depots, trenches and emergency exits all aimed for guerrilla warfare. The tunnels were deep and strong enough to withstand destructive bombings and self-contained enough to outlast prolonged sieges.
Try crawling in 1 part of this 31km stunning underground system and know how Vietnamese soldiers (Viet Cong) had lived and fought against American troops during 20 years of Vietnam War. We will return Ho Chi Minh City at 17:30. Enjoy special dinner on Saigon river cruise where you can enjoy views at the city splendid at night.