Cu Chi Experience

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4.5 Based on 7 Reviews
  • duration 6 hours
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Ends Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Delve into an underground world of guerrilla warfare in the incredible Cu Chi tunnels
  • Gain insight into the tenacity and resourcefulness of the Vietnamese
  • Visit the former Viet Minh underground stronghold at Cu Chi
  • Visit with a local family to better understand local life, past and present
The Cu Chi Experience tour starts and ends in Ho Chi Minh City. The Cu Chi Experience is a cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 6 hours.

Good Morning Vietnam! Start the day the right way - with an up close and personal history lesson on guerilla warfare. Climb into the underground tunnel system that played a crucial part in the war and imagine what it would have been like to eat, sleep, work, cook... even go to school underground as a conflict raged above.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 7 reviews
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5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Shanna R.
  • On Aug 22 2016
“Nhi was an excellent, enthusiastic, knowledgeable guide.”
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4.5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Marcey B.
  • On Aug 12 2016
“Our trip was very pleasant and informative. Our guide was very enthusiastic. We enjoyed the local farm we visited on the way. We will definitely do Urban Adventures again and will recommend them to friends. We live in NYC and may recommend them to out of town guests.”
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5 - Excellent
  • Mr. DARYL B.
  • On Aug 09 2016
“Our guide Linda was so informative and so friendly and spoke very good English . She made our trip very enjoyable. I would recommend this tour to anyone.”
Excellent
4.5 - Excellent
  • Mrs. Kathryn W.
  • On Jul 12 2016
“There were only two of us on the tour, so it was a very personal experience. Given that it was such a long day and long bus ride, it would have been nice if water bottles were provided, similar to other tours we did in Vietnam with other companies, but otherwise the trip was great. We enjoyed the quick stop with the local family to make rice paper and feed the pigs too.”
ITINERARY

Built by local fighters during the Indochina conflict, the Cu Chi tunnels served as a base from which the Viet Cong could operate from close to the Southern Vietnamese capital. For this HCMC tour, leave the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City to explore one of the relics from one of the most significant local historical events in recent memory.

Journey 2.5 hours west towards the Cambodian border. Before arriving at the Cu Chi tunnels, we'll visit with some local friends and gain an insight into local life in the area, both past and present. Learn about their lives, culture, and customs and get an insight into the recent past through local eyes.

Continue on to the Cu Chi tunnels. The location of the tunnels was of significant strategic importance: they're at the end of the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail, and within striking distance of the southern Vietnam capital. Initial construction started in 1948 when the Viet Minh required somewhere to hide from French air attacks, and by 1965, the tunnel complex was estimated to consist of 200 km of tunnels. It included, hospitals, schools, meeting rooms, kitchens, and sleeping quarters. Life was difficult for the inhabitants, and to protect against outside intruders, booby traps were laid throughout the complex.

Today, the Vietnamese government have preserved approximately 75 km of the Cu Chi tunnels as a memorial park, and in some areas the tunnels have been widened and low powered lights installed so that tourists can now fit through the complex.

Your local guide will take you on a fascinating tour of the Cu Chi tunnels, where you'll learn more about the conditions the people lived in, the hardships they faced, and the amazing ingenuity employed to maintain life in the tunnels. We walk past huge bomb craters - evidence of the heavy bombing campaigns in the region during the Indochina conflict, discover hidden entrances right beneath your feet, wander past tiny little chimneys in the ground that dispersed smoke from the underground kitchens, sample some of the simple cuisine that local fighters would have survived on, and have an opportunity to venture into the tunnels and explore the complex.

You'll end this historical Ho Chi Minh City tour with a greater understanding of the local impacts of the conflicts of the 20th century.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Transport
  • Return transportation
Guide
  • Local English-speaking guide
Others
  •  Local family visit 
Entrance
  •  Entrance fees: Cu Chi Ticket
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Items of a personal nature
  • tips / gratuities for drivers or guides.
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CANCELLATION

Cancellation for this Cu Chi Experience tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.

Payment

Full payment of 39 USD is required to confirm this tour.

Travel Insurance

Cu Chi Experience tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Cu Chi Experience tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Pick up at front entrance of the Central Post Office - 2 Cong Xa Paris St, District 1 (next to Notre Dame Cathedral). Important note: Local house visit in Cu chi will be closed from 12th to 26th Mar.

Meeting end point :

Drop off centrally located hotels in Ho Chi Minh City.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
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