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Cu Chi Tunnels Tour Afternoon Trip

1. Cu Chi Tunnels Tour Afternoon Trip

Depart from Ho Chi Minh City and head towards the Cu Chi Tunnels. Traveling to this destination will take you about 1.5 hours. Before you arrive, get to understand part of the Cu Chi’s history and the hardships Vietnamese suffered in the past through an introductory video. This overview also shows you information about the process of making the tunnel system and the Vietnamese’s endurance. When reaching Cu Chi Tunnels, begin discovering the permitted areas of the tunnel systems like the living areas, such as bedrooms and kitchens, and the martial facilities such as the storage, fiend hospitals, weapon factories, and command center. Crawling through the tiny tunnels to explore the system is actually a great experience. After exploring, sip tangy tea and enjoy cassava, the main food of former Vietnamese guerillas. The final activity is to try your hand at the real shooting gun. After this, you are taken back to Ho Chi Minh City, where you will arrive at 19:00 - 19:30 PM for the afternoon tour.

From Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels Adventure

2. From Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels Adventure

Leave behind the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and head 2.5 hours west towards the Cambodian border bound for the Cu Chi Tunnels. Enjoy an action-packed day of history, culture, adventure and tradition, led by an expert guide and in small groups of no more than 12 people. After being collected from your hotel head towards Cu Chi. Upon arrival visit a local family and gain an insight into daily life both past and present. This is a great opportunity to learn about the traditions and cultures of the Thai people. Continue on to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Local fighters built these during the Indochina conflict as a base from which the Viet Cong could operate. This network of over 200 kilometers of tunnels became legendary during the 1960's when they played a vital part in the American War, allowing the Viet Cong to control a large rural area close to Ho Chi Minh City. The tunnels are extensive and in their heyday included, hospitals, schools, meeting rooms, kitchens and sleeping quarters. Today the Vietnamese government has preserved approximately 75 kilometers of the tunnels as a memorial park. Learn about the conditions the people lived in, the hardships they faced and the ingenuity employed to maintain life in the tunnels. You will also sample some of the typical cuisine that the inhabitants would have eaten. Afterwards return to the chaos of Ho Chi Minh City.

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What people are saying about Ho Chi Minh City

The Cu Cui Tunnels were a great experience and very enlightening. The venue was quite busy when we went but we were rushed through by our guide and got to experience it all, the constant noise of the guns being fired certainly helped with the ambience. Crawling through one of the tunnels was incredible, how they managed day in and day out is infathomable

The trip was well organised and at great prices. Even the customer support helped me a lot to coordinate with service provider due to language issue.

So fun!!!! Lan Unicorn was an amazing guide! Super nice, funny and always smiling! Loved it ! I highly recommend it!!

Must have done! You may not be able to get into the rush hour with the tour in the morning!

Very nice tour and nice guide, we had a lot of fun.