In the morning, departure for Cu Chi Tunnels by private vehicle. During the wars, over 16,000 Vietcong guerrillas used this incredible system, covering almost 250km in length, as their shelter. Initially they started to built it in 1948. In that time the tunnels were just used as shelter against the French air and ground sweeps. Throughout the American war, the network even contained supply hospitals, storage facilities, communication routes and living quarters for Vietnamese fighters. Vietcong guerrillas used to live there and they had to face such harsh conditions. If you are interesting, descend into the tunnels and you will have a closer look to their situation. Lunch is served at a local restaurant when return to the city (your expense).
Ho Chi Minh City, once and still known as Saigon, was the former capital of French Indochina. This afternoon we take a city tour to visit the Old Saigon post office, Notre Dame Cathedral, the War Museum – all around Saigon’s famous historic landmarks. Afterwards visit the Reunification Palace, once was the headquarters of the Saigon Government in the 60s during the American war. Finish your day with Binh Tay market of the ethnic Chinese district of Cholon. Have your own dinner. Night at the hotel.