Saigon – Cu Chi – Half Day City Tour
Day 1: Saigon – Half day Cu Chi – Half day city tour
This morning, we leave Saigon for driving through pleasant countryside before arriving at Cu Chi. We then spend the next hours exploring the maze of underground tunnels where the Viet Cong stayed and mount surprise attacks. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by B52 bombers. Cu Chi was really a former battlefield. After that, we drive back to Ho Chi Minh city.
Today we have scheduled a special lunch for your taste of Saigon cuisines at a popular local restaurant in Saigon.
After lunch, you enjoy a half day city tour of Saigon highlights. This half day tour features the Notre Dame Cathedral church that was built between 1877 and 1883. This church is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. The nearby Old Saigon Post Office is another example of French colonial architecture and is also the country’s largest post office.
Then, we move on to see the Reunification Palace. This was one of the most important buildings in the city. Here on April 30th 1975 the ‘American War’ officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. After that, we continue to visit War Remnants Museum – Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, this is a poignant display of the futility of war.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Day 2: Sai Gon – flight to Hoi An
Breakfast is at hotel. You are free at leisure until being transferred to Tan Son Nhat airport to take one-hour flight to Danang City. Our guide will pick up upon arrival and transfer for almost an hour to Hoi An city. Stop en-route to visit the fascinating Cham Museum, the famous China Beach on the way to charming Hoi An.
Known as Faifo to early Western traders, Hoi An was one of South East Asia’s major international ports and today it still retains that special old-world feel. Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Quarter. Hoi An is also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to have a new wardrobe made up, here is the time to do it.
Check in to hotel, then you are at leisure for the rest of day.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An