Pick up from the hotel then transfer to the historic Cu Chi tunnels on a private air-conditioned vehicle with cold water and wet tissue for refresh, with max of 8 guests per van. Cu Chi is an outskirt district of Saigon where the Viet Congs used as a spearhead for the Tet offensive attack in 1968. Upon arrival, explore the underground network of tunnel systems by crawling through the fighting bunkers, the secret entrance then the water well. Next, walk through the system of deadly traps set up by the VCs to against the attacks organized by US troops on Cu Chi land. Discover the Hoang Cam kitchen and later the shooting range, you can shoot different types of riffles legally in Vietnam. Watch the 1967 documentary film of Cu Chi land before the drive back to your hotel with stop at the rubber tree plantation for quick photo if you wish.
Start from your hotel in the early morning to catch the first sun ray on the way to Cu Chi heroic land. Explore the tunnels with local guerilla’s escort through the first level of the massive system which stays 4 meters underground. Walk through the jungle to discover the secret entrance, fighting trench with termite mounds carmourflaged where the air-ventilation got hidden. Shoot the famous AK47 or M60, a type of machine gun widely used during the fight in Cu Chi land. Stop by Hoang Cam kitchen to experience the unique smoke chimney system, and taste some local steamed tapioca. Depart Cu Chi tunnels to Cao Dai Holy See in Tay Ninh, to attend the 12:00 Cao Dai mass with colorful religious uniform dressed by the followers. Each of the color represents for Confucianism – Red, Taoism – Blue and Budhism in Yellow, and normal followers dress in White. After the Cao Dai ceremony, drive to a local restaurant and enjoy the local delicacies then drive back to the city.
This exclusive tour will start in the afternoon from your hotel, then take 1.5 hour drive to the land of Cu Chi where 250km of underground tunnels dug by hands. Upon arrival, get explained all details of the map, watch the 1967 documentary film about the land and people of Cu Chi during the war. Walk through the jungle with focus on the secret entrance, bamboo traps, fighting trech, military workshop then delve inside the tunnels with local guerilla’s escort. Visit the kichen invented by Hoang Cam, a soldier in the Cu Chi land. Next, drive to the veteran’s home where he lives with his family since the war. Listen to his untold stories of a soldier life when living underground for most of the time. Enjoy the family sharing style dinner with his family then drive back to the hotel in the evening.
This amazing fullday excursion will take you to visit the must see historic Cu Chi tunnels, Ben Dinh where most VC guerillas spent their whole day underground and just come out when the night comes. You will first start with the documentary film made in 1967 then get explained what happen during the war in Cu Chi district, which used to be called the gateway to Saigon city. Explore the secret entrance, which was well camouflaged with leaves and grass, then visi the B53 bomb craters. Experience the personal fighting bunker, the shooting range and the rice-paper house. Tour down the original tunnels with local guerilla’s escort through 20m, 40m till 100m, then end your history tour at the Hoang Cam kitchen which was designed with an unique smoke chimney. Back to your private vehicle, then transfer to the local restaurant in the Mekong Delta for lunch before taking the cruise to Thoi Son island where you will enjoy some fresh seasonal fruits with Don Ca Tai Tu. Continue your adventure with small sampan rowing along small cannals with water coconut trees then visit the bee farm to drink some tea and taste some local snacks before heading back to Saigon city.
Early depart from the hotel then transfer to Tan cang pier for the private cruise along the Saigon river on your private speedboat. Fruits and drinks served along the way while sitting back, relax and enjoy your scenic cruise. Learn the daily life of local people at the present then relate to the past when the war was very deadly serious in Cu Chi land. Upon arrival, experience the 1967 documentary film about the Cu Chi land and its famous underground network up to 250 kilometers. Visit the secret entrance where only the commander-in-chief and his assistant knew. Explore the fighting trench then crawl down the personal fighting bunker which suits only the guerilla size. Next, discover the military weapon gallery and then the shooting range before your crawling adventure down the first level 4m underground. Choices are 20m, 40m up to 100m for those who are willing to explore till the end. Stop by Hoang cam kitchen to taste some Vietcong’s food during the war, then head back to your private boat for the cruise back to bustling Saigon.
Depart the hotel on a private vehicle to experience the well organized chaos of Saigon traffic, traveling through historic city landmarks as the City Hall, Rex hotel, Opera house and the famous Presidential palace. Arrive at Ben Dinh tunnels in Cu Chi district after 1.5 hour drive through small villages, local wet markets and rubber tree plantation. Explore the amazing underground network dug by hands, and used as main supply routes for food, weapons and human power to prepare for the Tet offensive in 1968. Visit the secret entrance where local guerillas used as an escape way to the underground, shoot AK47 or machine gun leagally at the national sport shooting range, and delve into the original tunnels where health bunker, food and weapons storage locating. Cruise back to the Saigon city on a private speedboat with free flowing drinks, fruits and local snacks served while enjoying the breeze and scenic journey.
Be prepared with a list of questions to ask when your private meeting with uncle Chia starts upon your arrival at the heroic land. Uncle Chia is an alive evidence with untold stories and also veteran who started living underground during the war when he was just a 14 years old boy. Today, you will take your private transfer to the famous Cu Chi underground tunnels network in Ben Dinh where the total length was up to 250 km if combining all small and big parts together. You will be hosted by a veteran upon your arrival in a private room for an introducion about the land of Cu Chi, followed by the Q&As. Next, you will explore the tunnels with your guide to see what left behind when the war was over in 1975. You will have an opportunity to crawl through the original size tunnels with local guerilla’s escort though 20m, 40m and up to 100m where the security bunker located. Enjoy the Viet Cong snacks at Hoang cam kitchen, a special smoke chimney was invented in 1950s. Back to the city for lunch in late afternoon then drop off at the hotel.
Depart the hotel on a private air-conditioned van to Tan Phu Trung village where you will start your 40 km cycling adventure through small villages, rubber tree plantations. Stop by a local farmer’s house for a quick visit, enjoy some local snacks then continue your trip to the famous historic Cu Chi tunnels, once considered to be the gateway to Saigon city. Watch the 1967 documentary film then walk through the jungle to explore the secret entrance, deadly bamboo traps, personal fighting bunker and the famous fighting trench where these local guerillas faced with the smart detection by the dogs from West of Germany. Delve into the tunnels with guerilla’s escort through 20m to 100m at your wish, then sit down to fill your stomach ith VC food, steamed tapioca. Head back to the city after lunch on your private transportation with free flowing drinks: local beer, mineral water, soft drinks…and some local snacks from Cu Chi land.