Cu Chi Tunnels Small Group Tour Morning or Afternoon – Tour Highlight
Benefit from a small-group tour from Ho Chi Minh City to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, one of southern Vietnam’s top destinations. Learn how the North Vietnamese army used the vast network of tunnels during the Vietnam War (American War), and duck underground to view facilities built inside the tunnels. With morning and afternoon departures available, it’s easy to fit this comprehensive tour into your itinerary.The tunnels are a great destination located 70 km from the Ho Chi Minh City Center to the Northwest. Cu Chi was known as the “area of steel” in the war time, and the tunnel systems were over 200km, which was considered the unbreakable underground village in the Vietnam-American war. It is legendary for its network of tunnels, and is a popular destination for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
Learn more about the daily life of the locals in the area in both past and present.
Explore and understand deeply the hidden manmade underground world of Vietnam’s complicated network of tunnels.
START and FINISH TIME: the time depends on customer’s hotel/ accommodation’s exact position
07:30 – 08:00 AM
12:30 – 13:00 PM
ROUTE: HCMC – Cu Chi district – HCMC
ITINERARY: Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city center, District 1 and depart to Cu Chi will take approximately one and a half hours bus driving.
Upon arriving at Cu Chi tunnels, you will learn more about the mystery of Cu Chi Tunnels by watching a documentary film. The video will partly show you how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time.
Next, you will have a chance to know, see and discover the system of tunnels deep underground, can withstand the destructive power of the bomb attack from the US military. The air is taken into the tunnel through the vents. It includes 3 levels: from the ground to the first floor is 3m deep, next the second floor is deep 6m and the third floor is deeper than 12m. Tour guide will show how the tunnel works.
Discover Hoang Cam smoke-less stove, secret hide-outs, fighting bunkers, dangerous booby traps and rice paper workshop
Then, you will be served special tea and cassava which are guerrilla’s food during the war.
You have a break time to relax or try shooting a variety of Vietnam War era weapons such as the M16 rifle or AK-47, as well as a light machine gun like the M60
Finish the tour, the bus will take you back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city center
Return to Saigon. End trip. (Drop off time is subject to traffic, weather…so the finished time could be later than expecting)
NOTE: We just do the pickup and transfer for the centrally located hotel/accommodation in Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City. If you are out side of that area, please contact us for pick up (surcharged) or come to meeting point.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults, otherwise they will be subject to the adult rate. A surcharge maybe applied to the bookings with 2 or more children.
PRICE: USD/Person (Join Group Tour)
Small Group 12 paxs: 26 USD/Pax
Medium Group 25 paxs: 18 USD/Pax
Mineral water (1 bottle/pax/day)
All the Entrance fees
English speaking Guide during the trip
Tips & personal expenses (shooting gun, telephone calls…), other services not mentioned in the inclusion.