Free tour

Private Cu Chi Tunnels and Sightseeing Countryside Tour

Duration: 4h
Languages: English
Guru: Benjamin
Quality Verified Registered on August 15, 2023

Great to meet you, My name is Ben. My brother Peter, and I are founders of a Local Guide Team with our co-hosts Daniel, Emmei, Hani, and more in Ho Chi Minh City. We first discovered Saigon while studying at University after leaving our hometown in rural Vietnam. We immediately became fascinated by the city's unique blend of culture, history, and delicious cuisine. Our education focused on tourism, and I have extensive experience working as a local English-speaking tour guide for various companies. But, We finally decided it was time to bring our custom-tailored experiences to my guests, so we're starting this local experience. We are so grateful to our guests who have supported us by booking our experiences so that we can generate jobs for local guides from rural areas of Vietnam studying in Ho Chi Minh City. It is to help them earn money to make their parents feel less burdened financially and to have a tourism and English environment to practice during their studies at their tourism university. Why choose us? 1. Specialized: Knowledge, passion, and personal perspective 2. An experience like a local: Something guests can't find anywhere else 3. Connect: Warmly welcome guests, turning strangers into friends Thank you for stopping by, and we look forward to connecting with you more!

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

The Cu Chi Tunnels Tour provides an introduction to its historical significance during the Vietnam War. It offers a unique opportunity to explore the renowned underground tunnel system, which gained fame after the war. Visitors can learn about its intricate workings and how it effectively withstood the destructive power of numerous bomb attacks from the US military.

These are the highlights of the trip and what you will do with me:

1. Explore an underground system of rooms, hospitals, and weapons factories
2. Crawl through the very narrow tunnels, Gain more knowledge of Vietnam's history, tradition, and culture as well
3. Taste the local foods that Vietnam soldiers ate during wartime
4. Watch a short documentary film about Cu Chi Tunnels during the war
5. Try to shoot with AK47 or MK16 riffles in a well-supervised area (optional with surcharge)

The itinerary of the tour:

Get picked up at the meeting place or your hotel address and then we will travel beyond the typical city tourist spots to a local neighborhood of Cu Chi, where you feel tranquil, peaceful, and happy while driving through many green rice fields, rubber plantations, and water buffalos.

When you arrive, we will do the following activities:

1: Watching a documentary film about the Vietnam War. Subsequently, we show you the diagram of Cu Chi tunnels and how it constructed with kitchens, bedrooms, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers.

 2. We will see booby traps and trapdoors. The trip's highlight is to experience of crawling and walking through the cramped and narrow passageways. There are now reconstructed chambers for you to see, as it was in the time of war

 3. Learning more about the handmade weapons and traps used during the Vietnam War. Learning how the local guerrillas made the sandals from truck tires too

 4. Drink hot tea and eat tapioca (guerilla food during the war) at the last stop. And last but not least, if you are interested, we can visit the shooting range, at an extra cost.

5. Lastly, We will return to Ho Chi Minh City.

- This tour is run by local bus, it will be 8 hours tour. 
- If you choose to book for a private tour,  it will be 6 hours.
- It is not included the entrance ticket at tunnels, please it for yourself, it is just only 5$ = 125 000 VND

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    07 Công trường Lam Sơn, Bến Nghé, Quậ...
    07 Công trường Lam Sơn, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 710212, Vietnam
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    We can pick you up at your hotel address in central districts 1,3, and 4. For other local districts, we will meet at the meeting place, Saigon Opera House.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    District 1
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Cu Chi Tunnels
  • 3
    Outside visit
    District 1

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Lia Trotti 05 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
La visita a Cu Chi sarebbe più interessante se non fosse densa di turisti. Non mi sembra rispettosa del luogo l’attività di sparo con Ak47 e nei pressi la vendita di cibarie
Sandrine 01 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Kim was very nice and knowledgeable. The tour was a bit on the rapid side but otherwise very good.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 8 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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