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Private Cu Chi Tunnels & War Remnants Museum-Shore Excursion

By Maika Tours
Free cancellation available
9h
Mobile voucher
Instant confirmation
Multiple languages

Highlights

  • Pick-up & Drop Off From Nha Rong/ Hiep Phuoc/ Phu Huu Port

  • Explore the War Remnants Museum

  • Visit The Fascinating Underground Bunkers (And Crawl In!)

  • Visit A Local Family Home

  • Rubber Tapping Facility and Rice-Paper Making Included

About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    All Entrance Fees and All Taxes

  • What's included

    Fully Air-Conditioned Vehicle

  • What's included

    Unlimited Bottles of Water

  • What's included

    English Speaking Guide

  • What's included

    Lunch - please contact in advance for any dietary requirements.

  • What's excluded

    Gratuities

  • What's excluded

    Personal Expenses

  • What's excluded

    Port Permit Service (25 USD)

Know Before You Book

  • Duration: All private tours are approximately 8 hours or longer depending on your time constraints. At the end of the private tour, we always make sure that you return on-time to board the cruise ship.

  • Meeting Point: Nha Rong Port/ Hiep Phuoc Port/ Phu Huu Port/Phu My Port

  • Port Permit Service: For a fee of 25USD/person, our guide and transport can go inside the port, right to your cruise ship for pick-up and drop off. This requires passport details such as full name, passport number, DOB, expiry date and nationality.

  • Max Group Size: We can accommodate a big group of up to 35 people. However, we recommend a max of 15/group to get the best experience.

What you can expect

Crawl In The Cu Chi Tunnels!

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh! Our team will be waiting with name signs, big smiles and a Maika Tours T-Shirt at your port to take you to your cool air-conditioned transport. For many cruises, HCMC is the first dock in Vietnam, so we are well equipped to collect you and take you to the incredible network of war bunkers known as the Cu Chi Tunnels. These networks are a reminder of the ingenious designs needed to survive in these tight-squeezing tunnels during war-torn times. Opt to crawl through the 100m tunnels to get a feel for what the soldiers had to endure, or simply walk around the scenic site, taking in the historical and cultural importance of this war remnant. Discover the kitchens hidden around the tunnels and sample the food the Viet Cong ate during the war. Nowadays the tunnels have been widened slightly for tourists, so it won’t be such a tight squeeze! This experience offers an inspiring insight into human perseverance and the challenges of war.

Visit A Family Home & Rubber Tapping Facility

Our next stop gives you the opportunity to meet with afriendly localand to get a sense of the traditional way of life that is very much preserved here. Take a walk around her farm and even take part in a rice paper lesson! This is a fantastic opportunity to get off the beaten tourist track and to become acquainted with the local people and way of life.

Then, we make our way to a rubber tapping facility where we will learn how latex is extracted from a rubber tree. Vietnam is the world’s third biggest natural rubber producer, and this stop offers a fantastic insight into the process! We will make a short stop to sample a traditional lunch of Pho or Banh Mi.

Learn About Vietnam’s Turbulent Past

The War Remnants Museum is a shocking exhibit of the horrors of war. Offering an alternative perspective, the war museum shows the devastating effects of war on the civilian population. The museum is a favourite with tourists as it offers never-before-seen material and an entirely alternate perspective. The Requiem gallery is the gem of this Museum, where you can see historic photos taken by famed international war photographers such as Tim Page or Larry Burrows. Although sometimes upsetting, the display is essential for understanding the horrors of the Vietnam War, but also the endurance and perseverance of a nation.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Mutiple Locations Visited
  • Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Nha Rong Port
  • 107/1 Nguyễn Tất Thành
  • Ho Chi Minh Hồ Chí Minh
  • Hiep Phuoc Port
  • Lot C-17, Hiep Phuoc IP
  • Ho Chi Minh Hồ Chí Minh
  • Phu Huu Port
  • Cảng Tân Cảng - Cát Lái
  • Ho Chi Minh Hồ Chí Minh
  • Phu My Port
  • phường phú mỹ thị xã tân thành
  • Ba Ria Vung Tau Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu
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