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Halfday Biking Cu Chi Tunnels

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Vietnam  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 68 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 182 US Dollar (USD)

The tunnels of Cu Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Cu Chi district of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, and are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country. The Cu Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the Viet Cong's base of operations for the Tet Offensive in 1968.

The tunnels were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters. The role of the tunnel systems should not be underestimated in its importance to the Viet Cong in resisting American operations and protracting the war, eventually culminating in an American withdrawal.

Tour Itinerary:

Transfer out of Saigon city to Tan Phu Trung village, bike ride comes through villages where you can see the changes of Cuchi village today, after 3 decades liberation. Many nice paved roads are covered the dirt paths, the bomb craters, etc. Ride through the rubber plantations to see making rice paper, rice wine by local people.

Watch movie of war in 1967 to learn more before having explanation from your personal guide. Walking in the former historical battle site. Going down to the original tunnel, 3 m underground. You can try gun fire with real bullet that only allowed public in Vietnam. Enjoy the Viet Cong tapioca food and pandan tea in the tunnels site. Lunch at local restaurant or picnic. A ride from 25 to 40 km to ride in this day. Back to the bus, and transfer to Ho Chi Minh city. Includes: (L).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:

- Back up air conditioned bus/van
- Truck to carry bikes for big group
- English-speaking cum biking tour guide
- Entrance fees
- Pick up and drop off at your hotel
- Meals as mentioned (L = Lunch)
- Bike/Helmet/Tool kit/First aid kit/Mechanic/Doctor(10 travelers)
- Water, snacks, cold towers, soft drinks and fresh fruits for cycling day.

Price Excludes:

- Travel insurance
- Gun fire bullets
- Personal expenses.

About This Supplier
Location: Vietnam
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2011

Our family-run company is a pioneer in individualised cycling tours. Climate changes. Ride a bike. In 2010 the founder Ngo Trong Huy started the company in Ho Chi Minh City with just three secondhand bikes and a determination to build a first class cycling tour company in Southeast Asia. Now more than one...

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