Vibrant, energetic, crazy, chaotic, whatever you want to call it Saigon is buzzing metropolis of hi-octane traffic, teeming markets & ancient pagodas. A city where crossing the road is an art form & people watching a main attraction; Saigon is an experience like no other.
Start your Adventure with a group welcome dinner followed by a night tour of bustling backpacker district Pham Ngu Lao. Then end (or begin) your night with a few drinks as we explore the multitude of bars & nightclubs that characterize this backpacker haven.
The following morning your Adventure Leader will take you on a tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels; an immense network of underground passageways used by the Vietcong to combat enemy forces during the Vietnam War. A local guide will describe how the tunnels were used as a base of operations, supply route & even a hospital to great effect. Those who dare can squeeze their way through a small part of the tunnels to catch a real glimpse of life inside this underground maze.
Your local guide will also show you some of the gruesome homemade traps used by the Vietcong to snare & dismember enemies during the war. Finally, you can test your shooting ability with a variety of Vietnam War era weapons at the local shooting range. With supervision of course!
Use your free time wisely the next day by visiting the War Remnants Museum, wandering through Bến Thanh Market or taking a cyclo tour of the city. You have the option to spend a day exploring on your own or join your Adventure Leader as he/she traverses the main hotspots of Saigon City.
- Accommodation Type: Hotel
- Highlights: Cu Chi Tunnels Tour, Vietnam War Museum Tour, Backpacking District Party Tour
- Volunteers who arrive early in the day or at an earlier date may explore Saigon at their own leisure
- Accommodation is based in Pham Ngu Lao; the main tourist centre of Saigon