The Shore Excursions - Phu My Port: Discover original tunnels in Saigon
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 Cu Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War. 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.
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 2. 5 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
Minivan: Innova (1-2 persons).
Minibus: Mescedes Printer, For Transit (3-12 persons).
Bus: Isuzu ( above 12 persons)
-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...
-Drinks are not included with any meal
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Lee picked us up from Phu My Port. He was reliable, friendly, trustworthy and very knowledgeable. The lunch included on the tour was very nice and we had a thoroughly enjoyable day.