Vietnam was the longest war in American history and the most unpopular American war of the 20th century. The Vietnam War was a very costly war. It not only affected those in battles, but it also left behind long term effects on people everywhere in the world.
Get a general look at Vietnam – American War history with full day tour of Cu Chi tunnels, the Independence Palace, War remnants museum, the Thich Quang Duc monument.
In the morning to the northwest of Ho Chi Minh City. Located 37 miles (60km) from Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi tunnels is now considered a heroic district for its role during the American war in Vietnam. The tunnel complex was initially started in 1948 to protect the Viet Cong guerrillas from the French air and ground sweeps. The tunnels also served as communication routes, storage facilities for food and weapon caches as well as hospitals and living quarters for guerrilla fighters throughout the American war. A visit to the underground villages will provide a better understanding of the Cu Chi tunnels’ history, the hardship of life in the tunnels and the Vietnamese resilience during combat. In the late morning return to Ho Chi Minh city for a visit to the War Remnants Museum for a vivid insight of the American war through the local’s eyes (Please note that some of the photos are very graphic).For the Vietnamese lunch, we recommend, Broken rice (Com tam) – one of the best Vietnamese eateries at Com Tam Ba Ghien or National noodles (Pho). After lunch, we are visiting to Thich Quang Duc monument, located in Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street where this Buddhist monk whose self-immolation on 11th June 1963 precipitated the end of Diem’s reign that is a knot in initiating the fall of the Saigon regime. We continue to walk to the Secret Weapons Cellar to meet the Saigon family stockpiling secret arsenal for Tet Offensive.At the end of trip, we will pass the Ho Chi Minh city museum formerly-known Gia Long Palace showing some archeological evidence, but mainly photographic material that depicts the resistance of Vietnam against the foreign invaders. Afterwards, simply amble or stroll through the French Colonial area, Reunification place, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post office, the former Supreme Court, city Hall… Back to the hotel
Transport: Private Car
Meal as mentioned/Lunch, Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle, Excellent English speaking tour guide, Entrance fees for mentioned visits
Other meals than mentioned, Other services than mentioned, International and Domestic Flights, Tips, personal expenses and Travel insurance
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