Ho Chi Minh City and More Realistic & Less Touristy Cu Chi-Ben Duoc Tunnels 1day
We are one of the rare operators who offer those customers with tight schedules a combination tour within the day to visit most of the famous buildings/spots in the city and extension to Cu Chi Tunnels in the afternoon.
Buildings in Ho Chi Minh City have a huge influence on foreign countries, especially French, one that has a long time ruled over Vietnam during history. Learning about these buildings not only gives you knowledge in terms of art and architecture but also helps you understand further Vietnamese history and culture.
Once you have seen it all in the city, get off the beaten path and explore the Cu Chi Tunnels. Situated in the northeastern part of Ho Chi Minh City and only about a 70-kilometer drive from the city, it is an elaborate, interwoven network of hand-dug tunnels created by Vietnamese in their fight against US soldiers. We shall take you to Ben Duoc Tunnels, not Ben Dinh, for its more realistic and no-touristy character.
Just go with us now!
per adult from
11 to 12 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Air-con transportation for tour and transfer including pick up and drop off at a hotel
- Lunch with Vietnamese food, Asian Food
- All entrance fees for City and Cu Chi Tunnel
- English-speaking guide
- Cool tissues and Mineral Water
- Entry/Admission - War Remnants Museum
- Entry/Admission - Ben Duoc Memorial Temple
What's excluded :
- Travel insurance, additional food, and drinks, tips/gratuities for the local guide.
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: War Remnants Museum, 28 Vo Van Tan Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City 700000 Vietnam
War Remnants Museum of Vietnam is one of the best destinations suggested by the Star newspaper of Malaysia. Of all the things to do in Ho Chi Minh city, visiting War Remnants Museum will offer you an in-depth insight into Vietnamese history.
War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh city documents all the appalling legacy of the US-Vietnam war. The museum featured American atrocities, highlighting the horrors of war. Graphic and confronting as it can be, the museum provides visitors with the truest picture of the pain war victims have to suffer until today.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, 01 Cong xa Paris Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000 Vietnam
Notre-Dame Cathedral Saigon is one of the architectural remnants of the French colony in Ho Chi Minh city. The cathedral’s architecture was based on Notre-Dame de Paris. It possesses numerous historical values and also cultural values.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Central Post Office, 125 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000 Vietnam
Sai Gon Central Post is one of the remaining buildings from the French Colonial period and a prominent example of French architectural influence. Go inside the giant cylindrical dome to enjoy the fascinating interior emblazoned with intricate iron work and pay tribute to the beloved leader of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater), 07 Lam Son Square Street District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000 Vietnam
Centrally located on Dong Khoi street, Ho Chi Minh City Opera House is a multi-functional theater, used for organizing big art performances such as plays, Vietnamese traditional songs, ballet, opera performances, fashion shows and other events.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Nguyen Hue Street, Nguyen Hue, Ho Chi Minh City 70000 Vietnam
Upon approaching Nguyen Hue Walking Street, we shall have chance to look at the Ho Chi Minh City Hall.
Ho Chi Minh City Hall was built between 1898 and 1909, designed by the French architect Femand Gardès, shaped like a casting bell with a sharp roof, which was popular with the architecture of Northern France at that time. The whole architecture was a smooth combination between France and Italy’s cultures during the Renaissance period.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Ben Duoc Memorial Temple, Ben Duoc, Phu My Hung, Cu Chi, Ho Chi Minh City 700000 Vietnam
After lunch, you will be transferred to Cu Chi – Ben Duoc Tunnels with a one and half hour drive. This is a rare chance to escape the bustle of the city and explore the rural scenery along the way.
Once you reach Ben Duoc Tunnels, you could see some of the most famous underground networks of pathways, hideouts, sleeping quarters, meeting rooms, hospitals, and Hoang Cam Stove. These narrow tunnels provide barely enough space for a single person to crawl their way through, though some are now wider to accommodate visitors. We also learn that the mere 10–13 feet (3–4 m) thick level of upper soil can support the bearing weight of a 55 ton (50 mT) tank and the explosive damage of bombs.
Then we can watch an insightful film about the wartime experience before further exploring the tunnel’s trap doors and underground quarters. Then make a visit to huge bomb craters left from the war, the Garment-factory Ammunition and Souvenir Shops, and the Museum of Self-made Weapons.
Finally, savor the local tapioca recipe before the comfortable ride back to your Ho Chi Minh hotel.
Duration: 5 hours
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Our guides and van shall be at your lobby from 07:00 am to 07:30 am. Pleased be advised that the pick-up order shall be carefully chosen by our drivers/guides to ensure the convenience of the route and timing.
Departure Time :7:30 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.