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Cu Chi Tunnels Tour Half Day - Ho Chi Minh Tunnels from Vietnam War

This Cu Chi Tunnels tour is not just for history-buffs or those fascinated by the Vietnam War, but also for anyone looking to explore one of the most unforgettable things to do in Ho Chi Minh. Experience life for the Viet Cong first-hand as you crawl through the intricate network of the Cu Chi Tunnels, sample the staple food in their diet and even fire the same guns at a nearby shooting range. There is no better way to understand history than to live it – and you will certainly leave this Cu Chi Tunnels tour with a new appreciation for the intensity of life during the Vietnam War.
  • Departure: Ho Chi Minh City
  • Type:
  • Duration: Approximately 5 hours
  • Meeting time: 07:45
  • Meeting point: 220 De Tham Street, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Highlights
  • Understand a new perspective of the Vietnam war
  • Watch an exciting historical documentary
  • Explore the narrow passageways of the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Eat the chosen food of the Viet Cong and learn how they operated
  • Test your gun skills at the shooting range
Getting to the meeting point
Meet your tour guide at 220 De Tham street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh. This location is easily accessible by taxi or motorcycle taxi.
General
Itinerary may be subject to change due to weather or local conditions without advanced notice.Firing an AK47 or MK16 is an additional option to be paid on the spot at the tour.
Includes
  • Vehicle
  • Driver
  • Gas
  • Entrance fee
  • Guide (English)
  • Bottle of water
Excludes
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Other expense

Looking for unique things to do in Ho Chi Minh? Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels and shoot an AK47 at the shooting range

Get to know Vietnam's underground scene, literally. On the Cu Chi Tunnels Tour, you’ll head beneath the forest floor in the Cu Chi district of Ho Chi Minh City through a sprawling labyrinth of passageways built during the Vietnam War. The Cu Chi Tunnels help teach us more about this dark chapter in history and what it might have been like to be a soldier of the Viet Cong. On this tour, you will put yourself in their shoes and see how they survived in times of combat by burrowing deep within the Cu Chi Tunnels.Upon arrival, you’ll watch a short but engrossing documentary explaining the origins of the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn the integral role this mazework played in evading American troops during the Vietnam War. An experienced guide will then lead you on your journey into the depths.See where the Viet Cong cooked, slept, performed surgery, stored their weapons and hid during battle – entirely underground. Some areas are so narrow you'll need to crawl, just as the soldiers did. It's a haunting experience, but you will surely gain a deeper understanding for what both the Viet Cong and Americans endured during the Vietnam War.Become even more immersed in their reality by trying manioc (cassava), a starchy root vegetable that the Viet Cong favoured down in the Cu Chi tunnels. And, for those looking to really channel their inner soldier, you have the option to fire an AK47 or MK16 that would have been used during the Vietnam War at a nearby shooting range. Safety is the number one priority and staff will lead you through all the necessary instructions and precautions.After this, you’ll have time to reflect on the Cu Chi Tunnels tour and all you learned about the Viet Cong and the Vietnam War as you head back to Saigon. So, which Ho Chi Minh City tour is next?
Travel Reviews
flag/ind.svgDeepak
04/13/2018
I like the deep tunnel an shoot big gun"Trip is nice fast & easy, we go deep in the tunnel and guide said is deeper than go with somone before. Is amazing how diaphonous and slim tunnel is, cannot believe so many crawling there before. My wife like thisa trip too and when I shooting the big gun."
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flag/ind.svgDeepak
04/13/2018
I like the deep tunnel an shoot big gun"Trip is nice fast & easy, we go deep in the tunnel and guide said is deeper than go with somone before. Is amazing how diaphonous and slim tunnel is, cannot believe so many crawling there before. My wife like thisa trip too and when I shooting the big gun."