About this Tour:
- Duration 6 hours
- Printed or mobile voucher accepted
- Instant confirmation
- English speaking guide
- Pick up service
- Easy cancellation (Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for full refund)
- Explore the famous Cu Chi Tunnels with local guide
- Attain in depth knowledge on the history of the Vietnamese American War and local life in Vietnam in general
- Shoot out of an AK-47
- Stop at a local village nearby and try some village specialities
Escape the crowds and hop on a back of a motorbike with your very own private guide as they take you one hour out of Ho Chi Minh to the Cu Chi Tunnels.The Cu Chi Tunnels were a seriers of tunnels created by the Viet Cong during the Vietnamese American War, used to hide from their capitilistic South Vietnamese and American foes these tunnels are a testiment to the brutality and hardship endured during the war.
You will start by being picked up from your hotel by your guide, once on the motorbike your guide will begin briefing you on the stories behind the Cu Chi Tunnels and everything else related to that difficult time in history.The ride to the tunnels will take you through a beautiful countryside landscape overlooking many rice paddies and whizzing through small local villages. One stop will be made at the "Rice Paper Village" where you will learn the secrets behind making traditional Vietnamese Rice paper.
When you arrive in the tunnels your guide will walk you through the entire site, showing you this extensive labryinth of tunnels and detailing how life was here during the war. A series of booby traps can be seen here as well that were used to fight off the Americans and South Vietnamese which your guide will give you the details. Of course you will get to crawl in the tunnels yourself and get a infamous Cu Chi Tunnel picture to keep in your travel book.At the end of the tour you will get to shoot out of an AK-47! A great way to cap off a day talking about violent history. The drive back to Ho Chi Minh will then include a stop at a local village where our guides will take you to a favorite local restaurant where you will get to sample on some of the great food in this area, where we can recap our day.
8:00 AM: Pick up and local history time
Our guides pick you up at your hotel. We will drive out of Saigon through the charming countryside heading towards the Cu Chi Tunnels. You will be told stories about local culture & history in Vietnam & Ho Chi Minh City.
9:30 AM: Rice Paper Village
Our first stop will be at a village that is specialized in making rice paper. Rice paper is commonly used in Vietnamese cuisine, most notably in fresh spring rolls. This village is he last place that makes Vietnamese rice paper in traditional way. Learn how to make rice paper under the guided instruction of an expert.
10:30 AM: Cu Chi Tunnel Area Tour
Arriving in the Cu Chi Tunnels, our tour guides will take you around to see remnants from the wars. Stories will be told of the history of the Viet Cong and how they lived and survived during this turbulent time in Vietnams history.
1:00 PM: Gun Shooting
Get a chance to shoot out of a AK-47 rifle in the Cu Chi Tunnel firing range.
2:00 PM: Sample local food
Leaving the Cu Chi tunnel historical area, we will stop at a local restaurant in a nearby village and sample the village specialties.
3:00 PM: Return back to Ho Chi Minh
Finally we will return you safely to your acommodation in Ho Chi Minh
- entrance to Cu Chi Tunnels
- Private motorbike transport and guide
What's not included:
- Food and drink