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Worthwhile visit to Cu Chi to gain an understanding of American War

Our tour was delivered by Vietnam Adventure Tours and our guide was "Duc" a young Vietnamese well-spoken English and humorous person. The bus was comfortable and our group of 20 or so fitted comfortably in the air-conditioned bus. It takes about two hours to travel from Ho Chi Minh to the tunnels and the pickup start from around 7.30AM. Its best to as this tour to book the smaller bus this mans you are taken through the site more easily. During the bus ride, old videos played about the Cu Chi Tunnel. At the site, your guide will purchase the tickets and you will make your way to the orientation map that explains visually the site the tunnels and the makeup of them, You will get an opportunity to see a model of the environment and created environment. The tunnels are 20,40,60 and 100 metres in total length and get more difficult as you progress there are escape exits at various points.

Friendly and informative guide and interesting 'museum'

Most of the tour is above ground through the jungle, with effective reproductions of living conditions and masses of information and stats about the war years and how the Vietnamese functioned and fought in the tunnels. It focuses on their resilience and resourcefulness, though there are stark reminders of the gruesomeness of this particular war. Visitors have an opportunity to go in to a small section of the tunnels to get an enhanced sense of how it would have felt to live in these conditions. Our guide Steven was knowledgeable, friendly and well organised keeping our small group of mixed ages and nationality together. He reminded us there were 'no winners' in this war - which is one of the main things I took away, although the propaganda film suggests different. I recommend for a different, immersive way of learning about the Vietnam war.

Cu Chi Tunnels: Morning or Afternoon Guided Tour Reviewed by Helen, 08/06/2019

Lan was a fun, interesting and engaging guide!

We were picked up at the hotel by Lan at 8 am and made it to the Cu Chi tunnels by 11.30 am after a rest break and a visit to a craft making site. Amazing workmanship and creativity by the disabled Vietnamese injured in the war. The Cu Chi tunnel experience was made very interesting through our informative guide Lan. He also had a wicked sense of humour and a humility when it came to explaining the war and it s atrocities from all sides. I would highly recommend the trip and the insight into just how horrid it would have been during the Vietnam war with such suffering for all - soldiers, children, mothers, families, dogs. Yes even the dogs had a roll to play in the war and suffered tremendously as in other world wars.

Cu Chi Tunnels: Morning or Afternoon Guided Tour Reviewed by Jenny, 08/28/2019

A great tour to get to known vietnamese Food ans culture

Thanks a lot to Steven, our tour giude for a fantastic private streetfood walking tour. We had a great tour though different parts of Ho Chi Minh City. In various streetfood restaurants and corners, we could try delicious vietnamese food. Steven showed us how to prepare the dishes and explained a lot about food, ingrediences and vietnamese lifestyle, culture and a lot more. After a very tasty and entertaining evening we want to thank Steven for the wonderful time and the good start for our trip in this country. We can kennly recommend Steven and the Tour. Alex & Stephan

Wonderful food - wonderful tour - wonderful people!

Great tour with very interesting sides of the city. Both Gia and Heidi were very lovely, made us feel very welcome and very safe in their bikes and company! We would absolutely recommend you book with them, they are great people that offered us an evening of fun and interesting discussion about all things Vietnamese! Thank you guys!

Ho Chi Minh City: Private Vegan Food Tour By Scooter Reviewed by Katerina, 08/21/2019