Your tour begins with pickup from your central Ho Chi Minh City hotel in time for an 8.30am departure. After meeting your guide and small group of up to 15 people, hop aboard the air-conditioned tour bus for the around 1.5-hour drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels.
On arrival, follow your guide on a walking tour of the historic site, which is one of the most renowned remnants of the Vietnam-American war — a vast network of underground tunnels and bunkers, which stretch for over 124 miles (200km). Hear how the underground war bunkers, command centers, and weapons stores were used by the Viet Cong guerilla fighters during the war, and perhaps even venture underground to crawl through one of the narrow solider tunnels. Before you leave, don’t forget to pose for the classic souvenir photo — peeking out of a camouflaged trapdoor.
After enjoying lunch (included) at a local restaurant, return to Ho Chi Minh City, where you can soak up the atmosphere and shop for souvenirs at the huge Ben Thanh Market. Continue to the War Remnants Museum to learn more about Vietnam’s turbulent history, then explore the French Colonial district on foot, pausing to admire historic buildings such as the old Central Post Office and Notre-Dame Basilica.
Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel around 5pm.