Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi Tunnel Exploration
- Ho Chi Minh City Overview
- Explore Cu Chi Tunnels
- War history
- Opportunity to fire real AK bullet in a shooting field
- Air-conditioned tourist bus join in basis
- English speaking tour guide
- Entrance fees
- 01 Bottle of water per passenger
- Service charge & government tax
Days of Operation
Please Contact *minimum of 2 passengers
8:10 AM - 8:30 AM
Ho Chi Minh City
Suitable discreet clothing must be work for entry into religious sites.
- Other drinks & refreshments not stated
- Personal expenditure
- Travel insurance
- Gun shooting
Know Before You Book
- For children: F.O.C for a child under 2 years old, from 2-under 12 years old: 50% applicable charge.
Know Before You Go
- The itinerary may be changed due to weather, unforeseen building closures, tidal and other operating conditions
- During festivals, crowds and queuing may be experienced.
- Special request (diet or vegetarian …) should be sent prior to your departure date and may not be available.
- Print your voucher: find the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail and show this voucher to your guide at tour commencement.
- Please be on time for the pick-up at your hotel.
- Dress code: Suitable discreet clothing must be work for entry into religious sites.
- If your hotels location is on the following streets you will be picked up for free at your hotel around 08.10am – 08.30am (please provide your hotel address and the name of hotel where you will stay at): De Tham St / Bui Vien St / Pham Ngu Lao St / Le Thanh Ton St / Bui Thi Xuan St / Thu Khoa Huan / Nguyen An Ninh St / Ly Tu Trong St.
- If not, please make your way to 28/13 Bui Vien St, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, HCMC, at 08.15am – 08.20am.
7:45 AM - 8:00 AM Pick up at the central meeting point to start the tour in downtown Ho Chi Minh touring along the famous Dong Khoi street, passing by the Opera House: one of the City's most prominent landmarks custom built in 1897 by the French architect Eugene Ferret.
Explore the city
Next, visit City Hall: although this elegant colonial building is not open to public it is a great photo opportunity, Notre Dame Cathedral: one of the few remaining strongholds of Catholicism in the largely Buddhist Vietnam, currently being renovated entry is not possible, General Post Office: constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the late 19th century and Independent Palace: also known as Reunification Palace was the site of the end of the Vietnam War during the ‘Fall of Saigon’ on April 30, 1975.
A traditional lunch at a local restaurant will set you up for the afternoons’ tour. Heading to Hoc Mon District the Cu Chi Tunnels are 70 kilometers North West of downtown Ho Chi Minh City.
Cu Chi Tunnels
The Cu Chi Tunnels were pivotal to the Communist’s victory over the Americans and the South Vietnamese Armies as they allowed the Viet Cong to control a large rural area around Saigon. At its height, the tunnel system, parts of which were several levels deep, stretched over 200kms from Saigon to the Cambodian border. You will learn about the clever design of the tunnels and the strategic use of trap doors. Even with B-52 bombers dropping 30-ton loads of explosive, turning the jungle into a pockmarked moonscape, 30 thousand American troops failed to conquer the area!
You will have a chance to crawl around a portion of the 121 km long, multiple-layered tunnel and also learn how thousands of guerillas managed to stay underground many days at a time, also their great technique to conceal smoke from their cooking. There’re a lot more to enjoy and even a chance to fire with real weapons like AK47 for an additional fee. Return back to your hotel in HCMC is in the late afternoon.