Shore Excursions: Cuchi Tunnels & City Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

266544


Categories

Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (advanced), Malay (conversational)

From Phu My Port: Discover original tunnels in Saigon


Note: ***This tour must be depart at 7:00am (around 10-12 hours, including driving time)

CuChi tunnels are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Cu Chi district which are 70 kilometers North West of Ho Chi Minh City. They are part of a much larger network of tunnels of around 200Km long that is well known nationwide and worldwide. The tunnels are between 0. 4 to 1m wide, just enough for a person to walk along by bending or dragging. However, parts of the tunnels have been modified to accommodate visitors. The upper soil layer is between 3 to 5m thick and can support the weight of a 60-ton tank and the damage of light cannons and bombs. The underground network provided meeting rooms, sleeping quarters, commanding rooms, hospitals, and other social rooms. Visit to the Cu Chi tunnels provides a better understanding of the prolonged resistance war of the Vietnamese people and also of the persistent and clever character of the Vietnamese nation.

Itinerary

7:00AM-7:30AM The driver and I will welcome you with a sign (your name) at Phu My port gate (7 to 10 minute walk from the ship) and depart to Cuchi Tunnels around 3 hours with 125km drive through the beautiful countryside rubber plantations. You are going to visit a massive underground network located near by the area once called "Iron Triangle" and was the termination of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The tunnels were designed by local guerrillas as a "springboard for attacking saigon". The tunnels were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters. After Cuchi Tunnels we will enjoy lunch at local restaurant and we continue for City tour such as:
• City Hall, Opera House
• Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office
+ My tour itinerary is flexible and changeable to make you have local most experiences.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Phu My Port - Vung Tau City (Outside)
The driver and I will wait for you at the GATE of Phu My Port with WELCOME BOARD. Please step up to the gate around 7 minutes walking from your cruise.

End location: Phu My Port - Vung Tau City (Outside)

Duration: 10 hours

Transportation

Minivan: Innova (1-2 persons).
Minibus: Mescedes Printer, For Transit (3-12 persons).
Bus: Isuzu ( above 12 persons)

What’s Included

Other: -Private transportation with A/C
-Local English speaking tour guide; other languages are -available on request
-Lunch at a local restaurant
-Bottled drinking water on the car/bus
-All entrance fee

Estimated Local Cash Needed

60 USD - To buy some souvenirs, shooting fee and personal expenses: local foods, drinks...

What’s Extra

Other: -Personal expenses.
-Travel insurance.
-Drinks are not included with any meal

A Recent Review of this tour

Lee gave my wife and sister and me a wonderful day's tour of Ho Chi Minh City and the Chuchi Tunnels. His conversation showed his love for his country, knowledge of the historical background to the city and tunnels, and an understanding of what we as tourists would find interesting. As my wife uses a collapsible wheelchair, both he and his driver were very attentive to her needs and pace of walking. I have no hesitation in recommending Lee, and our choice of a private tour from our cruise ship.
David Russell

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