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Cu Chi Tunnel Tour

Product ID: 202681
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On this trip you’ll learn how Viet Cong guerilla fighters lived in an ingenious underground labyrinth during the Vietnam War. Your English speaking guide will explore the Cu Chi tunnels with you while explaining all about their historical significance.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Pick-up included

We will collect at any hotel located within Ho Chi Minh City. If you are staying out of the city we can collect you for an extra charge depending on the distance. Please get in touch for prices.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the fascinating underground bunkers
  • Travel with an experienced English-speaking guide
  • Crawl through extensive underground networks
  • Visit a local family home and a rubber tapping facility
Full description
Enjoy a pickup at your accommodation, then set off through the hustle and bustle of HCMC’s extraordinary streets. Your tour begins as soon as you’re aboard your private transport, where a knowledgeable guide will give you some information on Vietnam’s political history in preparation for the tunnels.

Your first stop is the Liberated Area, where you can see life of Viet Cong guerrilla fighters during the most intense time of the war, from 1961-1972. Wander around here, and imagine how peaceful it was despite the raging war. Then, keep moving to the Ben Duoc Tunnels.

Upon arriving at Ben Duoc Tunnels, you'll enter into the old base of the Viet Cong. You will be surrounded by thick forest, shaded by beautiful trees and bamboo. Your tour guide will show you around the location while explaining all about the magnificent and cleverly built tunnels. Prepare to be amazed by the cunning traps and the sheer resourcefulness of the Viet Cong. From camouflaged entrances into the tunnels and bamboo booby traps amongst the forest, to the intricate ventilation system, you’ll see it all!

Now, it’s your turn to experience everything up close! Embrace this amazing experience of descending underground and exploring the tunnels.The Viet Cong were particularly small and slim, so the tunnels were originally built so they could just fit in. Nowadays, for educational purposes, the tunnels have been widened to accommodate every type of traveler. Nevertheless, prepare for a snug adventure as you move through the underground networks.

To end your Cu Chi tunnel experience, you’ll get to learn about the amazing hidden kitchens that were inside the tunnels, and even try out some typical Viet Cong food. You’ll also get the chance to shoot guns, such as bazookas and AK47s. This comes at an additional cost.

After what promises to be an unforgettable and memorable morning, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before your journey back to Ho Chi Minh City. The team will drop you off at your accommodation, or any spots within downtown at your request.
Includes
  • All entrance fees
  • All taxes
  • Fully air-conditioned vehicle
  • Two bottles of water
  • English speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Booking fees
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Tours operate all year round, except for the Vietnamese New Year which runs from February 1-10, 2019
• Tour is recommended to start at 7:30 AM or earlier to avoid the crowds, and will finish around 1:00 PM
• Bring sunscreen, a hat, insect repellent, and a light jacket
• Please ensure you dress respectfully, knees and shoulders should be covered at all times
Organized by

Maika Tours

Product ID: 202681