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
All Entrance Fees and All Taxes
Fully Air-Conditioned Vehicle
Unlimited Bottles of Water
English Speaking Guide
Lunch - please contact in advance for any dietary requirements.
Port Permit Service (25 USD)
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.
- Mutiple Locations Visited
- Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City