Special shore excursion: Phu My port to Cu Chi tunnels & Saigon City


Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), Cantonese (basic), Japanese (basic), Taiwanese (conversational)

Learning about the Vietnam War and discovering Saigon

The distance between Phu My port and Cu chi tunnel is about 115 km. Cu chi tunnels is about 45 km northwest of Saigon center. During the Vietnam War, Cu Chi used to be a Vietcong stronghold. From here, Vietcong launched many surprised attacks on Saigon, the capital of republic of Vietnam. Joining this tour, you will learn about the tunnels system, V. C life under the complex tunnels system and his way of fighting the enemy. After leaving this tunnels, we visit Saigon considered as a place which attracts most of foreign tourists to Vietnam.

**Note: This tour is for pick up and drop off at Phu My port.
-The distance between Phu My port and the center of Saigon city is about 70 km (about 1 hour and 30 minute drive).
-The distance between Phu My port and Cu Chi tunnels is about 115 km (about 2 hours and 50 minute drive).
I am here to assist you with any inquiries. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


The driver and I will meet you with a sign(your name) at Phu My port gate (6 to 10 minute walk from the ship). Then we will take you to the Cu Chi tunnels. At the tunnels, you will watch a 20 minute documentary film about the Vietcong guerrillas and their way of fighting the enemy then I will tell you a little about the Cu Chi tunnel through the map and battlefield model. We will walk along the forest path to see bamboo traps, fighting trenches, air holes, etc. . . If you want to know how it feels, you can crawl into the tunnels. In Saigon, we will see the the market, the roof of an apartment building off where the last chopper picked up evacuees one day before the fall of Saigon, etc. . . If you wish to have lunch, I can recommend you the local restaurant where you can dine on delicious Vietnamese food with very reasonable price. For me, the most important thing is your satisfaction. I am very flexible about the itinerary to ensure you can see a lot of interesting things and enjoy the food.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Phu My port gate, Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.

End location: Phu My port gate, Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.

Duration: 10 hours

Arrival and departure time of your cruise ship as well as unforeseen circumstances (e.g heavy traffic, poor weather) may affect your tour duration and activities. However, we will ensure that you are back in time for your departure.


1 - 3 passengers - (7 seater car)
4 - 10 passengers - (16 seater minibus)

All vehicles have A/C.

What’s Included

-My tour guide and service.
-Pick up and drop off at Phu My port.
-A private air conditioned vehicle (see TRANSPORTATION above).
-Cold bottled water, moist towelette.
-Entrance tickets for sightseeing locations.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

70 USD - Souvenirs, lunch.

What’s Extra

-Personal expense.
-Shooting(m16,ak47,etc)at the Cu Chi shooting range.
-Travel Insurance.

A Recent Review of this tour

It was very easy to work with Khoa. He responded quickly to questions before we even booked our tour, and he met us where he described outside the port gate. Our tour went well, and we enjoyed our time with him.
Michael Ginsberg

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