Cu Chi Tunnels, which highlight the ingenuity of Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam War, are a must-see destination in Southern Vietnam. The tunnels are about 200 km long from the center of Ho Chi Minh city. On this Cu Chi Tunnels Tour Half Day, you will spend half-day wandering the vast underground complex that was once buzzing with thousands of soldiers. The site is a startling contrast to today’s Vietnam, a fast developing country where the legacy of war is almost forgotten.
Cu Chi Tunnels Tour Half Day is the best choice for you to explore the legendary tunnels. Escape busy and noisy Ho Chi Minh city, you will have a chance to zip through beautiful countryside with rice paddies, orchards, and villages on main roads and dirt laneways. Let’s enjoy cool wind, fresh atmosphere, and nice view. The guide will tell you about the heart-breaking war in Vietnam, including lesser-known while crawling the tunnels. You will see by your eyes bomb shelters, chimneys, traps, kitchens, hospitals, schools which served numerous Viet Cong. You will learn more how hard it is to live without sunlight, lack of foods, water, and clothes…
- Explore the Cu Chi tunnels;
- Learn more about war history in Vietnam;
- Learn about the courage & ingenuity of the Cu Chi people;
- If you want, let fire a real wartime rifle;
- Enjoy the nice view on the way from Saigon to Cu Chi.
Morning Cu Chi Tunnels Tour Half Day starts at 7:45 – 8:00 AM; Afternoon Cu Chi Tunnels Tour Half Day starts at 1:10 – 2:00 PM; Duration: 6 – 8 hours. If you choose the private tour, you can choose what time to start.
Detail itinerary of Cu Chi Tunnels Tour Half Day:
You will be picked you up at your hotel and depart from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) to Cu Chi. It’s a chance for you to relax on the way from Saigon to Cu Chi. On the way, you can see the nice view of South Vietnam’s countryside. You can see lush orchards and green or yellow rice fields along the main roads.
Arriving in Ben Dinh, you will spend your time watching a documentary film about Cu Chi Tunnels and the Vietnam War. Then it is time for inspecting the tunnel site, visiting the gates, traps, underground hospitals, worship rooms, kitchens and bunkers, and many other interesting things. One of the highlights is Hoang Cam stove, which was named after its inventor, diffused and dissipated smoke from cooking. On display are booby traps, the remains of a US army tank and huge craters left by American B52 bombs. You will be able to admire lots of compelling photos and personal effects left behind. Our guide will tell you about heart-broken war history and information about the tunnels including less-known stories.
The most exciting part of your trip is going through a section of the tunnel. In fact, the original tunnels are wet, dark, stuffy, and about 0.5 – 1 m wide, just enough for one person to go through. The sections of tunnels were expanded to accommodate tourists. Some sections are lightened with lights but some are not. You will be surprised and understand the clever and heroic characters of Cu Chi as well as Vietnamese locals and soldiers who could live in the tunnels in bad conditions with low light, heat, humidity, and lack of air for some months, even a few years. You can also try firing M-16, AK-47 and carbine rifle at the National Defence Sports Shooting Range.
On the way back, we will stop at Vuon Cau restaurant where we serve you the famous Sugar cane juice with mung bean – a specialty drink of Cu Chi. Most travel agencies do not take you to this local place and this is a huge plus and makes our tour different from others of its kind.
At the end of the tour, we will drive you back to your hotel. Cu Chi Tunnels Tour Half Day will leave a memory forever in your heart.
If you would like to visit not only the tunnels but also the mysterious Cao Dai Temple, book Cu Chi Tunnels & Cao Dai Temple Tour.
Private Cu Chi Tunnels Tour by Motorbike: 70 USD/person.
Private Cu Chi Tunnels Tour by Car:
- Private air-conditioned car/van/bus/speedboat, hotel pickup and drop off;
- Cu Chi tunnels entrance ticket;
- English speaking tour guide, 1 bottle of water; sugar cane juice;
- Pictures from your tour (emailed to you later).
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More info: If you would like a to join a Cu Chi Tunnels Tour & Cooking Class, please add 40 USD to the price of Cu Chi Tunnels Tours.