Saigon is a fast growing city, which is changing day by day and recognized by high buildings and colourfull at night time. The ongoing changes in economy have given the city a really cosmopolitan and dynamic character. In 1859 the city was captured by the French and became the capital of Indochina. From 1956 until its dramatic demise in April 1975 it was the capital of the US-backed Republic of Vietnam. Today, Ho Chi Minh City is the heart of Vietnamese business and entrepreneurs. The city still retains its connections to the past, particularly in Cho lon. Here dozens of elegant temples and pagodas can be seen. The French also left their mark with some fine colonial-era buildings such as the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office.

Saigontourist Transport guide will interview for you about the city, with special emphasis on must-see attractions and popular entertainment venues.

 

Tour guide and driver pick-up you at Tan San Nhat Airport and go transfer to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. You relax in your hotel.

DAY 1(B-L-D): HO CHI MINH CITY FULL DAY

Morning:

Take a look around the Opera House, City Hall.
Visit the Central Post Office and Notre Dame, the French footsteps in Vietnam.
The Reunification Palace, a political and historical site in South Vietnam.
The War Remnants Museum, a show of what really happened at the war time (French and American)
At noon, we have lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon:

Transport ahead to Cholon, a Chinese area in Saigon, visit ThienHau Temple
The herbals market, take a walk through the medicine shops, where the Oriental medication is displayed
Visit BinhTay market, a commodity store of Mekong delta area in Vietnam
Visit a lacquer wares workshop, they made handicrafts and lacquer wares in front of you.
We are end the tour approximately at 5.00 PM.

DAY 2(B-L): CU CHI TUNNEL

Cu chi Tunnels is about 70 kilometers North West of Ho Chi Minh City, is a well-known historical vestige of the Vietnamese revolution. It represents the will, the intelligence and the pride of Cu Chi people and also symbolizes the revolutionary heroism of Vietnam. With such glory history, Cu Chi has officially been cited as “Vietnam’s land of steel and bastion of bronze”.

Highlights:

Visit the local house to know how they make rice paper.
Walking there to see: Shooting range area, Special Kitchen, Storage, Fighting bunker, a booby trap.
The extensive tunnel system here provides great insight into the tenacity and resourcefulness of the Vietnamese people. It is an underground world of guerrilla warfare in the incredible Cu Chi Tunnels.
Come to Rubber Plantation to know how the local can get latex.
About 1p.m go for lunch before go transfer to the Airport

Includes:

Private A/C transportation.
Hotel 3*
English speaking guide.
Meal for lunch and dinner.
Boat trip.
Entrance Fee.

Excludes:

Personal expenses.
Tip for tour guide & driver
Travel insurance.