Cu Chi Tunnels Tour with Saigon River Speedboat Cruise from Ho Chi Minh City
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Duration: 8 hours
Departs: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Price from USD 112.50
Experience the Cu Chi Tunnels of Vietnam on this small-group day tour from Ho Chi Minh City with an informative guide. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle as well as speedboat on the Saigon River, youll explore the vast network of underground tunnels used as hideouts for fighters, food and weapons during the Vietnam War. Your trip is combined with a tour of a cricket farm or a home where rice paper is traditionally made your choice. With a small group of no more than eight people, enjoy a delectable Vietnamese lunch, and learn a lot about the countrys history and culture along the way!
After hotel pickup by your guide in the morning, head to Cu Chi Tunnels, traveling to or from the historical site by speedboat, depending on the days schedule (subject to change).
When you arrive at Cu Chi Tunnels, watch a short introductory video about the construction of the tunnels and life in the region during the Vietnam War (known in Vietnam as the American War). Then, as you explore narrow passageways with your guide, learn about the crucial role the Cu Chi Tunnels played in resistance to American forces and securing military victory for Vietnam.
The immense web of underground tunnels served as a base of operations during the war, particularly for several military campaigns like the Tet Offensive of 1968. These tunnels were used as communication and supply routes, living quarters and hospitals, as well as hiding places for food and weapons for Viet Cong guerilla fighters.
**Due to an increase in water hyacinth growth the cruise portion of the tour may take longer than expected. In some cases, the boat may dock at a nearby pier and passengers will be transported to their destination by car.
Hear stories about Vietnamese resilience underground as you tour this historical site, a 75-mile-long (121-km) complex preserved as a war memorial park, where youll pass military conference rooms and clearly marked booby traps!
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