Explore fascinating tunnels and cycle on quiet lanes and dirt paths, weaving in and out of villages and fields.
What to Expect
Pick up at the Phu My Port. A 2.5 hour drive will bring you to visit the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels. Just 65 km (40 miles) northwest of Saigon, the Cu Chi area lies at the end of the Ho Chi Minh Trail and was the base from which Ho Chi Minh guerillas used to attack Saigon.
The whole area became a "free-fire zone" and was carpet-bombed in one of many American "scorched-earth" policies. The residents of Cu Chi took their war underground, literally, developing a network of tunnels that, at their height, stretched as far as Cambodia and included meeting rooms, kitchens, and triage areas - an effective network for waging guerilla warfare on nearby U.S. troops.
The U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Division was just next door, and there are detailed maps denoting land that was either U.S.-held, Vietminh-held, or disputed. The site supports a small museum of photos and artifacts, as well as an extensive outdoor exhibit of guerilla snares and reconstructions of the original tunnels and bunkers. Wear your "play clothes" if you choose to get down in the tunnels; the experience is dusty and claustrophobic.
Time-permitting, our guide will quickly show you the main attractions in Ho Chi Minh city like the Saigon Notre Dam Cathedral, post office, opera house, and more.
Transfer back to port.
Arrive at Phu My port.
- Air-conditioned transportation.
- Informative, and friendly guide.
- All entrance fees.
- Port pick-up and drop off
What's Not Included
- Camera/video entrance fees.
Know Before You Go
• Please book your tour at least 48 hours in advance, as bookings made within 48 hours may not be guaranteed.