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Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels Guided Tour with a War Veteran

1. Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels Guided Tour with a War Veteran

Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels on a guided tour. Learn about the history of the underground passageways from a Vietnam War veteran and, if you feel like it, try firing an M16 or AK-47 rifle at a firing range. Choose whether to take the tour in a small group or to book a private tour.  Get picked up from your accommodation and travel in comfort to the Ben Dinh tunnel entrance with your tour guide. Here, you’ll find replicas of booby traps, sleeping quarters, and barracks to give you a feel for the reality of life during the war. Listen to a detailed history of the Cu Chi Tunnels from a local Vietnam War veteran and wander around the labyrinth of passageways while learning about the history and importance of this site. After touring the tunnels, you’ll arrive at a firing range where you’ll have the option to fire an M16 or AK-47. Then you’ll head back to Ho Chi Minh and be dropped off at your accommodation to end the day’s trip.

From Hanoi: 2-Day Lan Ha Bay With Luxury Cruise Balcony

2. From Hanoi: 2-Day Lan Ha Bay With Luxury Cruise Balcony

Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay 08:00: Pick up at Old Quarter area and transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay (request transfer service). 11:30: Arriving at the Halong check-in lounge. You will have time to refresh yourself after the long drive from Hanoi and wait for check-in. 12:15: After taken to the Halong Cruise, you will be checked-in. While enjoying welcome drinks, you will be introduced the itinerary and safety briefing by Cruise Manager 13:00: You will have time to savor your delicious buffet lunch and enjoy the stunning views as the boat cruises towards the southeast of Halong Bay, passing Fighting- Cock and Finger Islet. 14:30 – 16:00: Your first excursion is a visit to Tung Sau Pearl Farm, an area in Halong Bay dedicated to growing pearls and practicing a handmade technique based on Vietnamese tradition and Japanese technology. This is also an ideal destination for kayaking. 16:00 – 17:00: Hike to the top of Ti Top Island for stunning panoramic views of the Bay. After your hike, go for a refreshing swim in Halong Bay’s emerald waters or sip from a coconut in the shade. 17:30 – 19:00: Back on board, you can enjoy sunset party with HAPPY HOUR (from 17:30 – 19:00) – buy 2 get 1 free on drinks at Aquamarine Thalassius Bar or Sundeck. 19:15: Delight in the shimmering atmosphere of thousands of stars while eating a fantastic, expertly prepared dinner. 20:30: This is the perfect time to relax with karaoke or enjoy the drink at Thalassius Bar. Besides, we provide free for squid fishing tools at reception DAY 2: Halong-Hanoi 06:00: Warm up your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with a breathtaking view as the sun rises on Halong Bay. 07:00 – 07:30: Light breakfast is served at the restaurant. 07:30 – 08:30: Your next stop is the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest caves in Ha Long Bay with beautiful stalactites. You will be surprised by the breathtaking panoramic view across the Bay once you exit the cave as well as the stalactites and stalagmites formed over millions of years which have taken on fascinating shapes. 08:30 – 09:30: Back on board, you settle your bill, check-out and return to Tuan Chau Island 09:45 – 10:45: Brunch is served at the restaurant while the boat heads back to the harbor. 10:45 – 11:00: Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina, return to Hanoi.

Ho Chi Minh City: Half-Day Tour of Cu Chi Tunnel

3. Ho Chi Minh City: Half-Day Tour of Cu Chi Tunnel

The day starts with hotel pick up at 8:00 AM for the morning tour and 1:00 PM for the afternoon tour. Enjoy a scenic drive northwest towards the Cambodian border while learning about the history of this 125-mile network of subterranean passages.    Upon arrival, watch a short documentary on the tunnels and the pivotal role they played before climbing inside to see trap doors, storage facilities, weapons factories, and kitchens used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. After the tour, enjoy a light local snack of rice tapioca and hot tea – foods many relied upon during the war, and even have the opportunity to fire an AK-47 or M16 at a nearby shooting range (entrance to shooting range not included in tour price). Hotel drop-off will be at 2:00 PM for the morning tour and 7:00 PM for the afternoon tour.

Half day Tour Discovery Cu Chi Tunnels and shooting ranger

4. Half day Tour Discovery Cu Chi Tunnels and shooting ranger

Following pickup from you hotel in District 1, you will head to the Cu Chi Province. You will travel past the Tan Binh District before arriving to Cu Chi, with a rest stop at a lacquer factory included along the way. The factory is a workplace of disabled people who were victims of Agent Orange Toxic used during the war. Whilst there you can see how they work and witness the beauty of the final products created by them. You will also have the opportunity to purchase their products to help them sustain themselves. Following the factory you will reach the Ben Duoc Tunnels. The tunnels' system is so complex that it stunned many military advisors from all over the world. It is a hidden gem which is today mainly used for educational purposes for Vietnamese students and foreigners alike. It has been recognized by the Ministry of Culture as a National Cultural and Historical Relic as of April 29, 1979. In addition to the historic monuments which serve the propaganda and education of the traditional revolution, when visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels you can visit a simulated area of Cu Chi where you can discover the architecture of the houses. This will provide you with an insight into the lives of the army and the people of Cu Chi between 1961-1972.

Ho Chi Minh: War History Tour with Tunnel and Museum Visits

5. Ho Chi Minh: War History Tour with Tunnel and Museum Visits

Transport yourself to the times of Ho Chi Minh's many historic events on an eye-opening journey with a local guide. Travel to several major war sites and visit a war history museum, as well as a couple of cultural landmarks, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Enjoy pickup from your accommodation then head over to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a famous network of underground passageways used during the Vietnam War and the Tet Offensive. Learn what the locals used to engage in guerilla warfare and meet a war veteran, with the option to fire a rifle at an extra cost. Head back to the city and stop for a delicious local lunch before visiting the War Remnants Museum. Walk through the exhibits that showcase paraphernalia relating to the First Indochina War and the Vietnam War, and take in the rich history of the nation. Up next is the striking Independence Palace. Discover this iconic landmark, once the home and office of Vietnam's presidents, explore the grand hall and admire the stunning architecture. Afterward, marvel at the beautiful design of the 19th-century Notre Dame Cathedral, built by French colonists. Your last stop of the day is just across the cathedral at the Central Post Office. Stroll through another building with a heavy French influence and enjoy its striking structure and sweeping ceilings. Take some time to browse through the local vendors' stalls before driving back to your hotel.

Ho Chi Minh: Private Cu Chi Tunnels Tour from Phu My Port

6. Ho Chi Minh: Private Cu Chi Tunnels Tour from Phu My Port

The Cu Chi Tunnels are the well-known tunnels system that contributed to the great victories of Cu Chi troops. Visitors from all over the world come here to see the tunnels which are connected to each other like a miniature underground village. Throughout this tour, you can discover the incredibly secret network of Cu Chi Tunnels and crawl through the narrow tunnels which were all crafted by hand during wartime. You can later watch a short documentary film about the Cu Chi Tunnels during the war, which will help you gain more knowledge of Vietnam's history, tradition, and culture. Later, you will taste local foods which Vietnam soldiers ate during the war, including boiled tapioca with hot pandanus tea. You will also have the chance to explore the local region, enjoying the beauty of the countryside on the way with rubber tree plantations and jungle sightseeing. Towards the end of your tour, you will visit a spontaneous countryside wet market and try some fresh tropical fruits.

From Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels Private Trip

7. From Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels Private Trip

The Cu Chi Tunnels are the well-known tunnels system that contributed to the great victories of Cu Chi troops. Visitors from all over the world come here to see the tunnels which are connected to each other like a miniature underground village. Discover the incredibly secret network of Cu Chi Tunnels and crawl through the very narrow tunnels which were all made by hand during wartime. Gain more knowledge of Vietnam's history, tradition, and culture. Taste local foods which Vietnam soldiers ate during the war, including boiled tapioca with hot pandanus tea. Watch a short documentary film about Cu Chi Tunnels during the war (in a number of foreign languages). You will also have the chance to explore the local region. Enjoy the beauty of the countryside on the way with rubber tree plantations and jungle sightseeing. Visit a spontaneous countryside wet market and try some fresh tropical fruits.

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