SAIGON JEEP TOUR TO CU CHI TUNNELS AND AROUND DOWNTOWN
updated: January 12, 2017
By Minh Hoang
This can be an unforgettable trip of discovery the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels – the underground world built by simple tools & even bare hands during wartime and meet a local veggie expert. You will visit the Headquarter of NLF (National liberation front of south Vietnam during Vietnam War) by US Army’s Jeep. This gives you the answers for many questions not only about Cu Chi but Vietnam in general. Visit various mantraps, the remains of an American tank and numerous bomb craters; you even can explore the tunnels by yourself to have the feeling of living underground.
This 1 day SAIGON JEEP TOUR TO CU CHI TUNNELS AND AROUND DOWNTOWN
Your army Jeep and guide will meet you at hotel and take a drive for 2 hours to Cu Chi Tunnels. After first hour, you will turn into small roads running through towns, schools, markets, rubber farms.
Upon arrival, you will watch a short introductory video about land, people of Cu Chi during the war. This gives you the answers for many questions not only about Cu Chi but Vietnam in general. Visit various mantraps, the remains of an American tank and numerous bomb craters; you even can explore the tunnels by yourself to have the feeling of living underground. (If you like to try out war-era guns, check it out at shooting range at own expense).
Leaving Cu Chi Tunnels, you will visit Mr. Mushroom’s farm & restaurant. Mr. Mushroom is a chef, vegetation, traditional medicine and mushroom expert. Talk and share with him his passion of agriculture. He will then escort you to visit his farm with clear explanation about what he has been doing. After the farm tour, enjoy your meal with fresh ingredients picked from his farm.
Get back to Saigon, you will start city tour visiting the major attraction sites.
You visit the must-see sites in Saigon. They are: Re-Unification Palace, the former residence of the President of South Vietnam, hear the stories about Saigon Government and the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975; Central Post Office, a classic French colonial structure, is still a functioning post office today and features huge ceilings, a giant portrait of Hochiminh, and many beautiful details; Notre Dame Cathedral built between 1877 and 1883, Saigon’s Vietnam, one of the city’s major landmarks and the War Remnants Museum, which contains countless artifacts and photographs graphically representing the war and its devastating impacts. Neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral is a major centre of Catholicism in modern.
Trip ends at your hotel.
Jeep with driver (one Jeep can carry 2 adults plus guide, or 2 adults and 1 child plus guide) English speaking local guide Lunch with local foods 01 bottle of water and 03 cans of beer or soft drinks per person per day Entrance fees
Meals not listed in the itinerary Drinks, other than water on activity days Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tips, etc) Travel insurance High season surcharge if any All other services not listed in “Prices Include”
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* ACCOMMODATION: – We endeavour to select a combination of good quality hotels that reflect the character of the local area as well as being as centrally located as possible, all the while striving to keep the cost affordable.
– Your trip will stay in a range of hotels / guesthouses with standardized quality.
– Please be aware that some hotel rooms, especially those in major urban centres or older cities, may be smaller than what you are used to in other parts of the world. Standards and ratings may also be different to your home country.
– Rooms are en-suite and either twin- or triple-share, depending on what you have booked. If you are a solo traveller, you will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex otherwise you can pay a supplement to possess a single room
– If you are traveling as a couple and would prefer to have a double bed, please officially request a double room with us. We never presume that two people traveling together are a couple, even if you share the same surname, unless informed otherwise.
* MEALS: – Your included meals are detailed in the ‘More Inclusions’ section of this document.
– Breakfasts are included every day in the hotel (except on the first morning). They are usually ‘continental breakfasts’, which are typical in most countries. A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink. It is rare to get a hot breakfast in Asia, though on some occasions there may be some hot food available as well. Included evening meals are in local restaurants or accommodation places, and are either two or three courses. In most cases table water is provided with the meals, and if you wish to purchase additional drinks you can do so at your own expense.
– If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent when you book, or make note by email before you set out. But please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs, particularly in Asia. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.
* Ten Tips to Survive Vietnam’s Traffic: + DON’T spend hours waiting to cross the street on foot: that constant tide of traffic won’t stop until late at night, so
+ DO as the Vietnamese do: take the plunge and inch slowly across. Observe the Miracle of the Red Sea, as the traffic parts like magic, flowing smoothly in front of you or behind, meeting up again on the other side.
+ DON’T make any sudden or unpredictable movements: freeze if you have to, but never lunge forward or backward towards the safety of the sidewalk. In fact, you can do just about anything, but do it with conviction!
+ DON’T forget, if you’re riding or driving, to look where you’re going – all the time: if you hit anything in front of you, then it’s your fault.
+ DO give way to any vehicle bigger and noisier than yours. Trucks and buses are particularly dangerous: often old, sometimes unsafe and usually all over the road.
+ DO watch out for unfamiliar obstacles: water buffaloes, rocks of various sizes, broken-down trucks…, people sitting in the road, missing bridges, girls in ao dai cycling five abreast, slow-moving mountains of farm produce, dog fights, impromptu football matches, piles of building materials – and almost no light on anything at night..
+ DON’T hesitate to take evasive action – even if this sometimes means leaving the tarmac or coming to a dead stop.
+ DO try to avoid getting involved in one of the all-too-frequent minor accidents that plague Vietnam’s roads (and the major ones as well, of course), but if you are unlucky,
+ DON’T lose your cool, in spite of the interference of the large and vocal crowd that may gather: try to settle things amicably and swiftly. Sometimes, paying a reasonable amount of money will save you a lot of hassle.
+ DO remember that the only rule is: you’re not allowed to bump into anybody… irrespective of what they did or should have done, or of what the road signs or traffic lights were telling them to do. Some people still seem to think that anything red means forward, comrade
* Tipping for guides & mechanic: Our crews never expect tips themselves and will not ask for any; that’s not what friends do! However, so if you are really satisfied with all of what they did for you, please don’t mind tipping them a bit with a normal norm of US$ 7 – US$ 10/person for a guide per day and US$ 3 – US$ 5/person for a mechanic per day. (just don’t forget Mum’s souvenir).