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Original Cu Chi Tunnel half day

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This half day tour will take you to historic Cu Chi tunnel, 200 kilometers under ground networks built by Viet Cong during Vietnam war. You’ll learn an insight into the war, explore the maverous unique network includes the shooting range and military workshop

Destinations included:
Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi tunnel - Ho Chi Minh

Original Cu Chi Tunnel half day

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Explore the tunnel with 200,000 Vietnamese living during Vietnam war

See hidden spots

Learn more about Vietnam war in depth

Enjoy hands-on workshops of rice paper making

 

The tour begins as soon as you are picked up from your place of accommodation and together, we will drive through the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh city’s streets. Your guides will provide information on the history of Vietnam, setting the scene for the lead up to the creation of the tunnels. The tour will briefly stop at a local rubber plantation, before heading out of the city.

The Ben Dinh tunnels are situated in thick forest, with beautiful trees and bamboo all around. Upon arrival, the tour will go through the subway entrance and enter into the once secret base of the Viet Cong.  Whilst being shown around by your guide, all the ingenious methods employed in building the tunnels and their vital ventilation systems will be pointed out and explained. The ever amazing and captivating booby traps scattered all around the base will be on shown displaying the resourcefulness of the Viet Cong.

The Tour then turns subterranean, allowing for the visitors to get a more hands on experience of the tunnels. The tunnels were originally made to just about accommodate for the short, thin stature of the average Vietnamese fighter, however the tunnels had to be slightly widened to accommodate for tourists, but the original snug feel of the tunnels have not be lost.

At the end of the Cu Chi tunnel experience, you will be taken to the kitchens of the Viet Cong, hidden deep inside the tunnels, yet essential for feeding the troops. The tour will get the chance to taste the food that the troops lived on. As the location was once an active military zone, tourists have an opportunity to test out some real-life weapons, such as the AK 47 rifle and the RPG 7 bazooka, this of course come at an additional cost.

On the way back to the busy streets of Saigon, the tour will stop at a family home, where you can experience the daily lives of the locals. The owner of this house is an expert in the craft of rice paper making, and will set up a hands on workshop, where the visitors can see and make their own rice paper.

What makes us different is that we believe the Cu Chi tunnels to be the most historically relevant and fascinating site in the county, and as such, deserve a more in-depth look than the typical tour operator provides. This is why our operators chose to take tourists to the authentically preserved Ben Duoc rather than the altered Ben Dinh tunnels. With ample time to take in the historic and natural sites, we will show you why the Cu Chi tunnels became the shining symbols of human resilience in the face of overwhelming adversary.

Inclusions: English speaking guides, transportation, entrance fees.

Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities for drivers or guides.

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With this tour you can:

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  • Adjust activities to cater to special interests
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