Pick up/ Drop off location: the Port gate of Saigon port.
Guests have to walk out or take a port shuttle bus (if available) about 100m -700m (depend on the terminal). If you wish to be picked up inside the port please contact us or note on your booking form. It will cost 22 USD/ pax surcharge for pickup permit.
Our experienced tour guide will take you on Cu Chi private shore excursions on.
On the 90-minutes ride to Cu Chi tunnels you will hear the tour guide introduce about the Vietnam war in the past and how the country has changed for now. You will get through the main streets of the city with many of French constructions built during colonial times.
Photo stop at Saigon Notre Dame Church and the Reunification Palace, the icons of Saigon.
Visit rice paper workshop, join local people on making their products.
Visit the Cu Chi tunnels where you will have an opportunity to experience the underground life of guerilla fighters during the past war. The crawl through 50–100 meters of the tunnel system is unforgettable. You will be amazed at the tunnels with their underground story including trap-door, living areas, storage, weapon factories, field hospitals, kitchen, command center, etc. Local rice paper workshops and nice paddy fields are pleasant sights on the way.
Free time to get some shooting with the legend AK47.
Transfer back to the Sai Gon port
13:00 Drop off at the Sai Gon port and finish your shore excursions in Cu Chi Tunnels
Note: Our tour guide will pick you up at the port gate. If you wish to be picked up inside the port please contact us or note on your booking form. It will cost 22 USD/ pax surcharge for pickup permit.
Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking. All areas visited are wheelchair accessible; however, guests must be able to embark/disembark the van.
This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility. You must be ready for a long walk about 3km in Cu Chi tunnels.
Lightweight, comfortable clothing and rubber-soled shoes are recommended.
Bring local currency for any purchases; US dollars and credit cards are accepted in many stores.
Located about 60 kilometers to the northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, it is an extensive labyrinth of underground tunnels that stretch all the way to the Cambodian border. The Cu Chi Tunnels network was built within 25 years from 1948 during the war against the French. It served as a means of communication between villages and helped the Vietnamese to evade scouting French soldiers.
The tunnel network of Cu Chi became legendary during the 1960s for facilitating VC control of a large rural area only 30km to 40km from HCMC. At its peak, the tunnel system stretched from the South Vietnamese capital to the Cambodian border; in the district of Cu Chi alone, more than 250km of tunnels honeycomb the ground. The network, parts of which were several stories deep, included countless trapdoors, constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapon factories, field hospitals, command centers, and kitchens.
The tunnel network was extended over an area of 250 kilometers during the Vietnam War. Therefore, it became one of the important parts of Viet Cong fighting troops’ strategy and also the home for thousands of soldiers.
Currently, about 120 km of the tunnels are preserved and work as a captivating attraction in Ho Chi Minh City.
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