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  • Ho Chi Minh City: Full-Day Tour of Cu Chi Tunnels

    1. Ho Chi Minh City: Full-Day Tour of Cu Chi Tunnels

    Begin your one-of-a-kind historical experience in Ho Chi Minh City with a visit to the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels. Spanning a formidable 250 kilometers, Cu Chi is one of the most renowned historical sites of the Vietnam war.  The tunnel system was created in 1948 to assist the Viet Minh as they fought the French for independence. It became legendary during the 1960s for playing a pivotal role in the war by allowing the Viet Cong to control large rural areas just 65 kilometers away from Ho Chi Minh City. The elaborate tunnel system is made of clay mixed with laterite and consists of hospitals, kitchens, store areas, and working rooms, all of which you’ll get to explore completely underground. Later in the afternoon, visit some other major attractions in Ho Chi Minh City: the War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Old Post Office, fascinating buildi...

  • Cu Chi Tunnels and 30 Minute Foot Massage

    2. Cu Chi Tunnels and 30 Minute Foot Massage

    Be collected from your accommodation then head to Cu Chi. Along the way, watch as the frantic city scenery transitions into a more peaceful rural setting. See the rice paddy farms, quaint roadside vendors, and increasingly lush greenery.  Once you arrive, begin with a tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground network of pathways, hideouts, sleeping quarters, meeting rooms, hospitals, and Hoang Cam Stove. These narrow tunnels provide barely enough space for a single person to crawl their way through, though some are now wider to accommodate visitors. Learn that the mere 10 to 13 feet (3 to 4 meter) thick level of upper soil can support the bearing weight of a 55 ton (50 metric ton) tank and the explosive damage of bombs.  Watch an insightful film about the wartime experience before further exploring the tunnel's trap doors and underground quarters. Then make a visit to huge bomb crater...

  • Full-Day Cu Chi Tunnels & Cao Dai Temple Tour by Speedboat

    3. Full-Day Cu Chi Tunnels & Cao Dai Temple Tour by Speedboat

    Explore the winding, underground passageways of the Cu Chi Tunnels. The Cu Chi Tunnel Historical Site Tour will include visiting an American weapons gallery, and later on, even a bullet riddled tank. You will be shown a variety of ingenious and rather brutal booby traps used by the VC. Try to discover secret entrances hidden by fake termite mounds and other creative disguises. You’ll learn everything from how the kitchens fed up to 10,000 fighters in the tunnels (and how they disguised the smoke), to how they defended the tunnels from American bombs and infiltrators. You’ll even see the huge crater formed by an American B52 bomber. An of course, you’ll be able to explore the 1 meter high tunnels themselves. These tunnels have been enlarged slightly, but it can still be a pretty claustrophobic experience – imagine living down there for months. Fortunately, there are regular exits that al...

  • Ho Chi Minh: Ben Duoc Tunnels and Paintball Shooting

    4. Ho Chi Minh: Ben Duoc Tunnels and Paintball Shooting

    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 ...

  • Cu Chi Tunnels: Morning or Afternoon Guided Tour

    5. Cu Chi Tunnels: Morning or Afternoon Guided Tour

    The morning tour will begin at 8:00 AM and finishes at 2:30 PM, the afternoon tour starts at 12:45 PM and concludes at 6:45 PM. Both tours finish in Ho Chi Minh City. Depart the City for Cu Chi Tunnels, just 60 kilometers. Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its 220 kilometer-long tunnel system and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreigners to visit. The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery is home to ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers along the side of road. You will find it hard to imagine the destruction and damage all over the area caused by bombing and mines when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone." The remnants in Cu Chi are evidence of the fierce battle that took place. You will even have chance to fire an AK-47. At the end of the tour, the bus will take you back to Ho Chi Minh City. S...

    Wow! Absolutely hands down..THE BEST! “ “UNCLE” CONG TUAN! It’s as real as it can get! A true veteran/survivor of the it all! Heart felt and passionate! I couldn’t ask for a better guide! Thank you for the experience and raw knowledge!

  • 2-Day All Inclusive, Flexible Package: Cu Chi & Mekong Delta

    6. 2-Day All Inclusive, Flexible Package: Cu Chi & Mekong Delta

    For most travelers, Ho Chi Minh City, still known as Saigon by locals, is primarily the gateway to the Mekong Delta and the nearby Cu Chi Tunnels. From the heartbreaking War Remnants Museum to luxe shopping strips, gourmet restaurants and delectable street stalls, HCMC is a taste of all that Vietnam has to offer.  Day 1 consists of a Cu Chi Tunnels Tour, a water puppet show and dinner on a cruise. At 8:00 AM on the first day, you will be picked up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City to start the Cu Chi Tunnels Tour. Enjoy a fascinating tour of the Cu Chi tunnels, where you'll learn more about the conditions the people lived in, the hardships they faced, and the amazing ingenuity employed to maintain life in the tunnels. Walk past huge bomb craters - evidence of the heavy bombing campaigns in the region during the Indochina conflict, discover hidden entrances right beneath your feet, wan...

    Tour was good. They conduct us to many different places. Gifts are super expensive at those places. You can buy them at the city with 1/100 the price at tour places. When we meet with local activities, the guide force us to pay a tip for local people. Then, guide pay local people by deducting the tip which we gave to local people. That's how guide himself make a side profit. So, better not to give tips to local people.

  • From Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta VIP

    7. From Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta VIP

    This VIP full-day tour takes you from Ho Chi Minh city to two popular attractions, the Cu Chi Tunnels, and the Mekong Delta.  7:30 AM - You will be picked up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city by a VIP Car (with seats luxuriously designed in a passenger cabin) and head to Cu Chi tunnels, where you will explore and learn about the Vietnam War resistance the US Forces. 11:30 AM - You will depart for Mekong Delta, stopping at a local restaurant on the way to enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese Cuisine. 1:30 PM - You will arrive at Mekong Delta, where you will take a rowboat to paddle along the small canals under the fronds of the coconut trees lining both sides. Afterward you will board the motorboat to cruise to the coconut island. You will disembark at a local family's residence to enjoy tropical fruits, taste honey tea and wine, see how the local products are made, and enjoy a live local music...

    Excellent tour! Our tour guide Mr Phu was awesome. So informative and he made the tour flow so well. The bus is luxury- Really nice to travel in. Feel like we got a real feel for the places we went. But... Don’t think it needs the horse ride part. It was too hot for the horses and they were very skinny.

  • Ho Chi Minh: Full-Day Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta Tour

    8. Ho Chi Minh: Full-Day Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta Tour

    After being picked up from your Ho Chi Minh accommodation at 7:30AM by a luxurious mini van, you will head to the Cu Chi tunnels where you will explore and learn about the Vietnam War resistance to the US Forces. At 11:30AM, You will depart for the Mekong Delta, stopping at a local restaurant on the way to enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese cuisine. Following lunch at 1:30PM, you will arrive at Mekong Delta, where you can take a row boat to paddle along the small canals under the fronds of the coconut trees lining both sides. Afterwards, you will board a motor boat to cruise to the coconut island. You will disembark at a local family's residence to enjoy tropical fruits and taste honey tea and wine, and see how the local products are made. Whilst here you will also enjoy a live local music performance performed by the villagers. At 4:00PM, you will enjoy some time strolling along the countrys...

    I arrived in Ho Chi Mihn City with a bad case of food poisoning. I spent two of my three days in the city recovering, so on the last day I decided to book this tour to make the most of my final day in the city. Mario was a great tour guide and I really got a great bang for my buck and time on this tour. There are some parts that feel a little touristy and cheesy, but overall it's a fun experience and I learned a lot.

  • Cu Chi Tunnels: 5-Hour Private Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

    9. Cu Chi Tunnels: 5-Hour Private Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

    At the height of the American-Vietnamese War, the Cu Chi tunnel system covered a distance of more than 250 kilometers, from Saigon to the Cambodian border, and was 3 levels deep. The network included numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers, and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving visitors a unique experience and a feeling of underground life during the war. The tunnels have been widened for the benefit of visitors. For those interested, there’s an opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range. On this half-day tour you’ll be picked up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City at around 08:00-08:30 before heading out on the 1 hour 45 minute drive to Cu Chi. The drive will take you through pleasant countryside and rubber forest....

    I am really glad to have done this trip although it is difficult with the subject matter to say that I enjoyed it. The guide was extremely well informed and happy to share information and answer all questions. He also took great care of us throughout the trip even helping us to cross the road safely on the way back to the hotel! It is a very well organised tour so you get to see everything at the site. An interesting and deeply moving tour.

  • Cu Chi Tunnels & VIP Speedboat Tour

    10. Cu Chi Tunnels & VIP Speedboat Tour

    Take a trip on the Saigon River Express, offering you a luxurious tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels with five star service aboard one of our modern and luxurious speedboats. Forget tour buses; this tour will depart from Ho Chi Minh City for a scenic 1.5-hour boat trip to Cu Chi. Upon arrival, a private screening of the official Cu Chi Tunnels video will be shown with commentary and additional information from your English-speaking guide. Learn more about this immense network of underground tunnels that were used by Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam War. A traditional Vietnamese lunch or dinner of local specialties like lemongrass chicken and caramelized clay pot pork will be served after your visit to the tunnels. Vegetarian or Halal meals are also available on request.

    Great fun on speedboat Fresh fruit and soft drinks Right on time Lovely lunch Knowledgeable guide Pick up and drop off

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 4,770 reviews

I arrived in Ho Chi Mihn City with a bad case of food poisoning. I spent two of my three days in the city recovering, so on the last day I decided to book this tour to make the most of my final day in the city. Mario was a great tour guide and I really got a great bang for my buck and time on this tour. There are some parts that feel a little touristy and cheesy, but overall it's a fun experience and I learned a lot.

Excellent in every respect. Ethan the guide was great and everything went According to plan from the pickup to the boat ride, tunnels and lunch. Ethan passed on masses of knowledge and was a great guide. If you only do one trip out of Saigon, do this one with Kim Travel.

Wow! Absolutely hands down..THE BEST! “ “UNCLE” CONG TUAN! It’s as real as it can get! A true veteran/survivor of the it all! Heart felt and passionate! I couldn’t ask for a better guide! Thank you for the experience and raw knowledge!

Brilliant great tour guide Jackie nothing was to much trouble great stories

great experience. Knowledgeable and friendly guide and driver.