Explore the famous Vietnam War tunnels and the highlights of Ho Chi Minh City
If you are interested in a shore excursion from Phu My Port, you can take my combined private tour of Cu Chi Tunnels and Ho Chi Minh City.
The first half of the day is spent at Cu Chi Tunnels, one of Vietnam's most popular attractions for travelers. The journey is about 3 hours from Phu My Port. The tunnels are part of a massive and elaborate tunnel system of more than 200km used during the Vietnam War. Today, this place offers a sneak-peek at the interesting underground life of Viet Cong soldiers during the wars against the French and the Americans.
The second half of the day is spent in Ho Chi Minh City also commonly known as "Saigon". The largest city in Vietnam, it is home to 10 million people and 7 million scooters! Saigon has since risen from the devastation of the war period. We can still see well-preserved colonial buildings and war relics in the city. On the other hand, high rise and modern buildings are making their presence felt.
The journey to Cu Chi Tunnels is about 180 minutes from the Phu My port. At the tunnels, we will see booby traps and trapdoors, kitchens and even experience walking through the cramped and narrow passageways. There are now reconstructed chambers for you to see, as it was in the time of war. For refreshment we will taste some steamed tapioca and drink hot tea.
After Cu Chi Tunnels, we will journey back to the city. We will basically do the following activities in the city:
* Lunch in a local restaurant.
* Visit a temple.
* Visit the War Remnants Museum.
* Tour around Dong Khoi area which includes the General Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the former CIA headquarters, the Rex Hotel, and the City Hall.
If you are interested, we can visit the shooting range. Please ask for a quote.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The driver and I will pick you up from Phu My port gate.
End location: The driver and I will return you on-time to board the cruise ship.
Duration: 10 hours
Transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned Toyota car (groups of 2-3) or Ford Transit van (groups of 4-10).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 USD - Use of the shooting range.
Should you wish to buy souvenirs.
Note: 100 USD equal approximately 2,300,000 VND.
Although I do not drive, my private guided tours include the rental of a vehicle.