The Cu Chi Tunnels are an incredible network of hundreds of kilometers of narrow tunnels that were built during the resistance to French colonization and used extensively during the Vietnam War. The Tunnels give an amazing insight into life during the war and you will enjoy a guided exploration of the complex network
You will be picked up at the reception of your hotel for the short journey into Saigon’s suburbs where on arrival, you will enjoy a short introductory film to demonstrate how the tunnels were built and gain a better understanding of the perseverance, intelligence, and fortitude of the Vietnamese people showed in their resistance against a stronger power. You can take a guided exploration of this complex network, seeing underground storage rooms, make-shift hospitals and sleeping quarters used to evade bombing.
Please note: crawling inside the Chu Chi Tunnels involves a confined space. It is a really worthwhile experience which needs only takes 15 minutes – or longer depending on how much you want to explore. There are also several interesting things to see and discover at ground level.
We have time for a lunch of authentic South Vietnamese delicacies
Our afternoon will be in the city center of HCMC. Saigon is one of my customer’s favorite cities! It’s the 2nd city of Vietnam and is wealthy, modern and expanding rapidly but still offers its visitors an amazing and long history! We continue our private tour with all the key sights in Saigon city including the Reunification Hall and War Remnants Museum, the Central Post Office, Opera House, and Notre Dame Cathedral and an interesting shopping experience with locals at Ben Thanh market where we can help you negotiate your purchase (or alternatively you can visit the ‘fixed price’ area).
Finally, time and traffic permitting, you visit the lovely Rex Hotel where during the war military briefings for journalists were known as the “Five O’Clock Follies”, before returning you safely to your hotel.
- a full 8 hour private guided tour in English
- all entry fees
- cold, bottled mineral water
- moist towelettes
- use of a modern air
- conditioned vehicle & my professional driver.
- meals & drinks etc taken during the tour (bottled water is free of charge)
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