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Explore a remarkable historical site just a short drive from Ho Chi Minh City with our Half-Day Tour in Cu Chi Tunnels. Uncover the hidden treasure trove beneath the earth - a testament to the enduring courage and surprising resilience of the Vietnamese people.
Your journey commences as our guides navigate you through the verdant landscapes enveloping Ho Chi Minh City, leading you to the Cu Chi district. Upon arrival, step back in time, immersing yourself in the elaborate network of tunnels that once stood as a strategic bastion during the Vietnam War.
- Explore the historically significant underground tunnels of Cu Chi during a half-day excursion, delving into the strategic importance they held in modern Vietnamese history.
- Descend into specific sections of the tunnels, gaining firsthand insight into the ingenious underground network.
- Learn about the weapons and traps used during wartime, understanding the tactical innovations employed.
- Take a break to indulge in a light meal of boiled cassava, paired with soothing tea.
- While not included in the official itinerary, we recommend an optional activity: shooting AK47, M16, M60, and M30 rifles. The cost is $2 per bullet (10 bullets per line). You can experience the thrill of firing these historic weapons under expert supervision.
- You can participate in this tour either as part of a group (join tour) or as a private tour. Please let us know your preference beforehand.
Half-Day Itinerary in Cu Chi Tunnels
- Our driver and experienced tour guide will pick you up from your hotel. We'll travel to Cu Chi within 1.5 hours.
- Watch a brief documentary introducing Vietnam's historical underground bunker system, designed for shelter, protection against bombs, living, healing, and meetings, etc.
- Walk into the forested base area to explore the actual locations previously introduced, experiencing firsthand how the Vietnamese military and people utilized underground hiding techniques, disguised entrances, and various allocated areas for traps, meetings, activities, and medical care.
- Learn about and discover the different traps and weapons used during the war, and visit a rice paper workshop (if available).
- After the tour, you'll have some downtime to relax and try the locals' familiar specialty, boiled cassava, accompanied by hot tea.
- Return to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City around 2 PM.
- Comfortable AC mini-van
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Admission fees
- Complimentary mineral water (1 bottle per tour)
- Wet wipes, Cu Chi boiled cassava, and local tea provided
- Details not mentioned in the above section