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Ho Chi Minh City: Half-Day Tour of Cu Chi Tunnel

1. Ho Chi Minh City: Half-Day Tour of Cu Chi Tunnel

The day starts with hotel pick up at 8:00 AM for the morning tour and 1:00 PM for the afternoon tour. Enjoy a scenic drive northwest towards the Cambodian border while learning about the history of this 125-mile network of subterranean passages.    Upon arrival, watch a short documentary on the tunnels and the pivotal role they played before climbing inside to see trap doors, storage facilities, weapons factories, and kitchens used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. After the tour, enjoy a light local snack of rice tapioca and hot tea – foods many relied upon during the war, and even have the opportunity to fire an AK-47 or M16 at a nearby shooting range (entrance to shooting range not included in tour price). Hotel drop-off will be at 2:00 PM for the morning tour and 7:00 PM for the afternoon tour.

Ho Chi Minh: Ben Duoc Tunnels and Paintball Shooting

2. Ho Chi Minh: Ben Duoc Tunnels and Paintball Shooting

Following pickup from you hotel in District 1, you will head to the Cu Chi Province. You will travel past the Tan Binh District before arriving to Cu Chi, with a rest stop at a lacquer factory included along the way. The factory is a workplace of disabled people who were victims of Agent Orange Toxic used during the war. Whilst there you can see how they work and witness the beauty of the final products created by them. You will also have the opportunity to purchase their products to help them sustain themselves. Following the factory you will reach the Ben Duoc Tunnels. The tunnels' system is so complex that it stunned many military advisors from all over the world. It is a hidden gem which is today mainly used for educational purposes for Vietnamese students and foreigners alike. It has been recognized by the Ministry of Culture as a National Cultural and Historical Relic as of April 29, 1979. In addition to the historic monuments which serve the propaganda and education of the traditional revolution, when visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels you can visit a simulated area of Cu Chi where you can discover the architecture of the houses. This will provide you with an insight into the lives of the army and the people of Cu Chi between 1961-1972.

From Hanoi: 2-Day Lan Ha Bay With Luxury Cruise Balcony

3. From Hanoi: 2-Day Lan Ha Bay With Luxury Cruise Balcony

Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay 08:00: Pick up at Old Quarter area and transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay (request transfer service). 11:30: Arriving at the Halong check-in lounge. You will have time to refresh yourself after the long drive from Hanoi and wait for check-in. 12:15: After taken to the Halong Cruise, you will be checked-in. While enjoying welcome drinks, you will be introduced the itinerary and safety briefing by Cruise Manager 13:00: You will have time to savor your delicious buffet lunch and enjoy the stunning views as the boat cruises towards the southeast of Halong Bay, passing Fighting- Cock and Finger Islet. 14:30 – 16:00: Your first excursion is a visit to Tung Sau Pearl Farm, an area in Halong Bay dedicated to growing pearls and practicing a handmade technique based on Vietnamese tradition and Japanese technology. This is also an ideal destination for kayaking. 16:00 – 17:00: Hike to the top of Ti Top Island for stunning panoramic views of the Bay. After your hike, go for a refreshing swim in Halong Bay’s emerald waters or sip from a coconut in the shade. 17:30 – 19:00: Back on board, you can enjoy sunset party with HAPPY HOUR (from 17:30 – 19:00) – buy 2 get 1 free on drinks at Aquamarine Thalassius Bar or Sundeck. 19:15: Delight in the shimmering atmosphere of thousands of stars while eating a fantastic, expertly prepared dinner. 20:30: This is the perfect time to relax with karaoke or enjoy the drink at Thalassius Bar. Besides, we provide free for squid fishing tools at reception DAY 2: Halong-Hanoi 06:00: Warm up your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with a breathtaking view as the sun rises on Halong Bay. 07:00 – 07:30: Light breakfast is served at the restaurant. 07:30 – 08:30: Your next stop is the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest caves in Ha Long Bay with beautiful stalactites. You will be surprised by the breathtaking panoramic view across the Bay once you exit the cave as well as the stalactites and stalagmites formed over millions of years which have taken on fascinating shapes. 08:30 – 09:30: Back on board, you settle your bill, check-out and return to Tuan Chau Island 09:45 – 10:45: Brunch is served at the restaurant while the boat heads back to the harbor. 10:45 – 11:00: Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina, return to Hanoi.

Ho Chi Minh: Private Cu Chi Tunnels Tour from Phu My Port

4. Ho Chi Minh: Private Cu Chi Tunnels Tour from Phu My Port

The Cu Chi Tunnels are the well-known tunnels system that contributed to the great victories of Cu Chi troops. Visitors from all over the world come here to see the tunnels which are connected to each other like a miniature underground village. Throughout this tour, you can discover the incredibly secret network of Cu Chi Tunnels and crawl through the narrow tunnels which were all crafted by hand during wartime. You can later watch a short documentary film about the Cu Chi Tunnels during the war, which will help you gain more knowledge of Vietnam's history, tradition, and culture. Later, you will taste local foods which Vietnam soldiers ate during the war, including boiled tapioca with hot pandanus tea. You will also have the chance to explore the local region, enjoying the beauty of the countryside on the way with rubber tree plantations and jungle sightseeing. Towards the end of your tour, you will visit a spontaneous countryside wet market and try some fresh tropical fruits.

From Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels Private Trip

5. From Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels Private Trip

The Cu Chi Tunnels are the well-known tunnels system that contributed to the great victories of Cu Chi troops. Visitors from all over the world come here to see the tunnels which are connected to each other like a miniature underground village. Discover the incredibly secret network of Cu Chi Tunnels and crawl through the very narrow tunnels which were all made by hand during wartime. Gain more knowledge of Vietnam's history, tradition, and culture. Taste local foods which Vietnam soldiers ate during the war, including boiled tapioca with hot pandanus tea. Watch a short documentary film about Cu Chi Tunnels during the war (in a number of foreign languages). You will also have the chance to explore the local region. Enjoy the beauty of the countryside on the way with rubber tree plantations and jungle sightseeing. Visit a spontaneous countryside wet market and try some fresh tropical fruits.

Planning Your Visit

  • When to visit?

    You can visit the tunnels throughout the year, however make sure to book a place on a tour in advance as they do get busy. You can choose from half or whole day visits.

  • How to get there

    There is a bus from Cu Chi to Tay Ninh: Bus no. 70-1. From Cu Chi – Tay Ninh: Cu Chi station – Highway 22 – Trang Bang station – Highway 22 – – Go Dau Tay Ninh station.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Tour times vary, with half day tours leaving twice a day, full day tours once a day.
  • Is it expensive?
    Ticket prices vary by company, so shop around!
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    If you're not doing a tour, check private car/taxi prices from your location. A public bus can take 3 hours.
  • Additional information
    ** The two tourist entrances are at Ben Duoc and Ben Dinh. | English-speaking guides and food options are available on site.*

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Absolutely worth it!

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