Private Cu Chi, Ben Dinh Tunnels, & War Remnants Museum Tour - Shore Excursion

All HCMC Ports

Port Pick-up & Drop-off

Private Groups

Get up close and personal with the unique culture and history of Vietnam with this insightful tour. Learn how the Viet Cong fighters navigated a network of war tunnels (even squeeze in yourself!) and get a different perspective on the Vietnam War in the War Remnants Museum. This trip is essential for anyone looking for true insight into Vietnamese culture!

Highlights

Pick-Up & Drop-Off From Nha Rong, Hiep Phuoc, Phu Huu, or Phu My 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

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Tour Details

Nha Rong Port

From $75 per person

  • 1 person $155
  • 2 people $115 per person
  • 3 people $105 per person
  • 4 people $95 per person
  • 5-8 people $85 per person
  • 9+ people $75 per person

Hiep Phuoc Port

Price from $95

  • 1 person $175
  • 2 people $135 per person
  • 3 people $125 per person
  • 4 people $115 per person
  • 5-8 people $105 per person
  • 9+ people $95 per person

Phu Huu Port

Price from $95

  • 1 person $175
  • 2 people $135 per person
  • 3 people $125 per person
  • 4 people $115 per person
  • 5-8 people $105 per person
  • 9+ people $95 per person

Phu My Port

Price from $170

  • 1 person $250
  • 2 people $210 per person
  • 3 people $200 per person
  • 4 people $190 per person
  • 5-8 people $180 per person
  • 9+ people $170 per person

Season

Year-round!


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, Hiep Phuoc, Phu Huu, or Phu My port


Port Permit Service

  • Opt to purchase port permit service: For a fee of 25 USD/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. We recommend this service for safety and comfort during the hot or rainy days, as well as a reliable transport service.
  • Opt not to purchase port service fee: Please walk out of the port for 15 minutes – 20 minutes where our guide and driver will welcome you with a sign and a smile. This does not include a fee.

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.


Included

  • All Entrance Fees
  • All Taxes
  • Fully Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Unlimited Bottles of Water
  • English-Speaking Guide
  • Lunch (please note we can cater for any dietary requirements, just be sure to get in touch beforehand)

Not included

  • Gratuities
  • Booking Fees

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Insect Repellent
  • Light Jacket
  • Flashlight or Torch

What to wear

Please ensure you dress respectfully. Knees and shoulders should be covered at all times. White or bright clothes are not recommended as we are crawling in the narrow tunnels and you may get dirty.

Itinerary
Crawl in the Cu Chi Tunnels!

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh! Our team will be waiting with name signs, big smiles, and a Maika Tour 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.

man climbing out of underground tunnel

 

Visit a Family Home & Rubber Tapping Facility

Our next stop gives you the opportunity to meet with a friendly local and 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 their 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.

tree being tapped for rubber

 

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. Unfortunately, this is our last stop on the tour but rest assured that your English-speaking guide will take you back to port, right up to your cruise ship if you so wish! We are expert time-keepers so rest in the knowledge you will return in plenty of time for your departure.

camouflaged plane

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