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Fiona B

Fiona B

New Zealand

Aug032010

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Cu Chi Tunnels Small Group Adventure Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
Our friendly guide 'Dang' Pronounced Darng picked us up at 7.45am for our 8 am tour. There were 4 other people to collect for our tour, so we got to see through part of Ho Chi Minh City. Dang pointed out the highlights. It took about an hour and a half to reach the tunnels. Our driver Keit was a very experienced driver. The traffic was crazy, but he negotiated the scooters, cars and people expertly. The minivan was lovely and cool with great airconditioning. Dang joked with the guests on the way there. The whole complex for the tunnels was very well set up with good displays and a movie very biased against USA. Everything was prepaid and the only cost was souveniers and cold drinks and gun shooting, which were all optional. There were a total of 4 tunnels that you could go through. A Cu Chi guide took you through the first one. He rushed a bit, and a couple of our group did not like the hot clautrophobic feel and got out half way along. The second tunnel was pitch black and no guide. This was quite an experience - it was easier just to shut your eyes and feel with your hands. The last 2 tunnels were quite mild, but most of the group had had enough by then. Each tunnel only lasted a few minutes. On the way back we stopped optional at a factory for laquerware that was run by victims now third generation of agent orange. The prices were very high, but any purchase was a donation to help the victims. Overall a very professionally run tour with no hassles. Great guide.

My Photos

  • making rice pancakes
  • our guide Dang
  • crawling through first tunnel

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