Top things to do in Phu Quoc


The reasons that you should not miss Phu Quoc in 2019 summer – Travel to Phu Quoc.

Cable car Phu Quoc

Cable car Phu Quoc

Introduction

Resort in Phu Quoc

Resort in Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc island is a part of Kien Giang province, which considers the largest island of Vietnam, at about 574 square kilometres. Besides the stunning & pristine beaches, this place is also famous for being the largest camp for prisoners of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Nowadays, many people come here for a quick escape to the beach town or to get closer to mother nature while trekking or camping in the national park.

Phu Quoc resort by Night

Vinpearl Phu Quoc

When is the best time to visit Phu Quoc?

The ideal time is from November to April. During this time is the dry season in southern Vietnam, and the sea will be calm and the weather perfect for outdoor activities, which is the best time to unwind and relax on the beach or take a dip in the fresh water. Moreover, backpackers and those who want to go on an adventure should be mindful and bring enough water and sun-protection gear since things can get hot.

Travel to Phu Quoc

Vinpearl Phu Quoc

After this period, from April to October is the rainy season, but it is also the peak season on Phu Quoc since it is the summer vacation, and the island gets exceptionally crowded, and all prices go up.

Phu Quoc Beach

Phu Quoc Beach

How to get there?

Phu Quoc International Airport

Phu Quoc International Airport

First of all, the fastest way to travel to the island is by plane, both Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh city have direct daily flight to Phu Quoc International Airport. All you have to do is check the current airlines (Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar Pacific and Bamboo Airways for further information), or contact with a reliable travel agency to aligns your ticket.

Phu Quoc International Airport

Phu Quoc International Airport

Another point is, visitors from Ho Chi Minh city can choose other options for example sleeper bus, private car to get to Kien Giang province, then catch a ferry (Ha Tien Province) or speedboat (Kien Giang) as a means of transport on sea. Usually, it takes about 6,5 hours travel by bus or car to Kien Giang and 7,5 hours to Ha Tien approximately. The bus fares costs around 150K – 230K vnd depending on the operators.

Speed Boat to Phu Quoc - Ha Tien Ferry

Speed Boat to Phu Quoc – Ha Tien Ferry

When visitors arrive in Rach Gia, take a speedboat to get to the island. The boat departs daily at 8:00, 8:45 and 13:00, which a ticket costs 230K – 250K and takes about an hour. On the other hand, if visitors are a person can get seasick with a speedboat, consider a ferry from Ha Tien at Thanh Thoi wharf to Da Chong Port (Bai Thom, Phu Quoc). Furthermore, the ship takes almost 3 hours to the island and costs 185K.

Speed Boat tour Phu Quoc

Speed Boat tour

Last but not least, great news for everyone who loves want to have a road trip, that visitors can ride a motorbike from Ho Chi Minh City to Rach Gia, and transfer to Phu Quoc by speedboat. The 300km route can separate into the two-day trip, which the first day you can stop in Can Tho city for a night, then wake up to experience floating market before taking over the journey to Rach Gia province.

The top seven reasons to travel to Phu Quoc.

Natural beach

Natural beach

  1. Mesmerising pristine beaches.

The islands are always perfect for a getaway trip for those who want to keep themselves away from the bustling atmosphere of the urban cities of Vietnam. It’s the ideal spot to be lazy, to lie on a beach all day, and sip a fresh coconut from a tree. It might seem obvious, but one of the things, if not the first, visitors should do is jump in and take a dip in the ocean. In Phu Quoc, there are many beautiful beaches with clear blue water, gentle waves and water that is shallow and safe to swim in such as Truong, Sao, Dai, Khem, and Ong Lam. Each has its character, so try them and pick your favourite.

Dinh Cau - Phu Quoc Island

Dinh Cau

  1. Watching the sunset & catching the sunrise.

Sunrise in Phu Quoc Resort

Sunrise in Phu Quoc

First of all, Phu Quoc was named by National Geographic as one of the best places in the world to watch the sunset. One of the best places on the island to behold this glorious moment is Mui Dinh Cau (Cape Dinh Cau). Here, visitors can get an unobstructed view of a sky painted with splashes of red, orange, purple, and blue as the sun slowly sets in the distant horizon.

Sunset in Phu Quoc

Sunset in Phu Quoc

Another point is, waking up early and catching the first rays of the sun on the ocean is a worthwhile experience. Not only will visitors get to see another beautiful display of colours and light, but it is also an opportunity to see the fishing villages transform from peaceful little places into bustling markets.

Night Phu Quoc

  1. A place for water – sports addicted.

Scuba Diving

The water – sports are a must when taking a beach holiday. Not only swimming but also there are numerous water activities such as kayaking, surfing, kitesurfing, jet skiing or scuba diving and snorkelling, which can be doing at Bai Sao, Bai Dai. On each resort has its offer a reasonable price starting at 100K for equipment.

Water Sport

  1. Explore the Phu Quoc National Park

Located in the northeast of Phu Quoc, the Phu Quoc National Park is home to many unique species of flora and fauna, evergreen forests and mountains. Most parts of the park can fill through tourism activities such as camping, hiking, bird-watching, and photography are allowed in some places. Here is the 565-meter Mount Chua, the highest point on the island. From the top, visitors can get a fantastic panoramic view of the whole island.

Phu Quoc National Park Waterfall

  1. Phu Quoc’s cuisine.

Phu Quoc National Park Waterfall

Splendid beaches aside, the next best thing in Phu Quoc is gastronomy. Combine the signature tastiness of Viet food with freshness no one could rival and you would soon be adding these Phu Quoc dishes to your bucket list. Keep in mind that seafood on this island is inexpensive, so eat as much as you can. The island offers a variety of dishes such as raw herring salad, mackerel noodles, grilled sea urchins, king crab, squids, shrimps and many more. Take time to visit is worth well a try.

Phu Quoc National Park Waterfall

  1. Visit historical sites.

Take a step back and learn about the gruesome things that happened on the island during the war at Phu Quoc Prison. The French built this notorious old prison in the late 1940s. Now, much of the site comprises eerie dummies of Vietnamese soldiers reenacting the torture that was once routine here. There is also a war memorial to the south of the prison.

  1. Local charm and culture.

Fish Sauce Factory

Fish Sauce Factory

With an economy still based around fishing and agriculture, the island is dotted by sleepy villages whose claim to fame is fish sauce, which makes the Vietnamese cuisine distinctive. When the fish sauce became the first Vietnamese product was imported by the European Union, which recognises local goods “whose quality of properties are significantly or exclusively determined by the geographical environment.

Black Pepper farm in Phu Quoc

Black Pepper farm

Moreover, the island also boasts the best organic pepper, producing around 1000 tonnes each year using traditional farming methods and sustainable agricultural technologies. Tourists can access tours of both the fish sauce factories and pepper farms for a closer look at local life, or explore pockets of local charm at the night market in Duong Dong, one of the island’s main towns, where you can sample local delicacies.

Black Pepper farm

Black Pepper farm

The last tip before you reaching to Phu Quoc in this summer. 

  • Do not visit Phu Quoc during the storm season
  • If you plan to visit during the peak season, consider booking accommodation a month in advance due to the high demand.
  • There are a few areas in Phu Quoc where visitors are not allowed to enter, so please be mindful and do not trespass.
  • Check the schedule for the high – speed boat and ferry to Phu Quoc.
Phu Quoc from sky

View from Sky

Vietnam Locals offer private car / private tour to Phu Quoc from Ho Chi Minh.
Contact us to get more information: https://vietnamlocals.com/en/contact/

Travel to Phu Quoc

Hai Van pass & Lang Co beach

Seaplane Hue and Da Nang – Sightseeing from sky


Hue view from above - tour seaplane Hue - photo by Thanh Toàn

Vietnam Locals Travel & Transport just announce that: Hai Au Aviation is pleased to announce new, daily flights between Hue and Danang starting 25th April, 2019. The intercity flights last 40 minutes, including a bonus aerial sightseeing tour of the destination city before landing at the international airport (Phu Bai in Hue or the Danang International Airport).

Inside the seaplane Hue - Da Nang

Passengers can also choose 30-minute sightseeing flights only over Danang or Hue. All flights will be aboard a 12-passenger Cessna Grand Caravan 208B-EX, one of the industry’s safest, most powerful single-engine airplanes.

The modernest seaplane 2019

The Hue – Danang flights are an excellent alternative to the two-hour road trip, usually undertaken by car, bus, train or motorbike. The flight takes travelers over some of Vietnam’s most beautiful coastal scenery, including the stunning Hai Van (Sea Cloud) Pass, described as “a deserted ribbon of perfection, one of the best coast roads in the world” in the 2008 television program “Top Gear: Vietnam Special”.

HaiVan Pass & Langco Beach

Travelers can also select 30-minute scenic flights over either Hue or Danang. The aerial sightseeing flight over Hue takes in city and coastal highlights including the UNESCO-listed Citadel and Imperial Enclosure as well as the bamboo fish mazes of the Tam Giang Lagoon where the Perfume, Bo and O Lau Rivers empty out to the sea.

Fantastic view from seaplane

The scenic flight over Danang affords stunning views over the city’s 30km-long coastline, from the lush Son Tra Peninsula, home to Monkey Mountain and Vietnam’s tallest Lady Buddha statue, along the Han River spanned by picturesque bridges, and down to the Cham Islands, near Hoi An before circling back over Danang’s newest attraction, the sensational Golden Bridge seemingly held up by giant god-like hands in the Ba Na Hills.

Danang from sky - by Kim Liên

Book seaplane from Hue to Danang or Da nang to Hue to see most fantastic view from the sky, contact Vietnam Locals for more information.

Golden Bridge view from seaplane-photo by Kim Liên
Beautiful scenes from sky:









Welcome the first Tourists to Hue city, Vietnam in 2019


Vietnam Locals Travel and Transport bases in Hue city. We offer transfer service with driver from Phu Bai airport to Hue hotel by private car, Vietnam. Vietnam Private Car, Vietnam VIP Car, Vietnam Limousine Car transfer service, Vietnam Helicopter Tour as well as Vietnam Local Tours.

Vietnam Locals Travel & Transport
Vietnam Locals Driver

On new year day Jan 1st 2019, we cooperated with Thua Thien Hue province Department Tourism, Hue Tourism Association for welcoming the first Tourists arrived at International Phu Bai airport.

Helicopter Tour by Vietnam Locals Travel
Helicopter Tour by Vietnam Locals Travel

Hue is old capital of Vietnam, where the Nguyen’s Dynasty was established with a complex of monument of Heritages. To express Hue people hospitality, friendliness, Hue Tourism Department, Hue Tourism Association, Vietnam Airlines Hue Branch office, Vietnam Locals Travel and Transport and some Hue Tour Operators, Hue Travel Agents welcome the first Tourists to Hue by airway at Phu Bai international airport on Jan 1st 2019.

Welcome the Vietnam Airlines Crews
Welcome the Vietnam Airlines Crews

The event was organized at arrival gate A3 at International Phu Bai airport. The chairman of Thua Thien Hue Tourism Department Mr Nguyen Van Phuc and Mr Dinh Manh Thang chairman of Hue Tourism Association, Mr Le Hong Thuy (known as Mr. Bean) CEO of Vietnam Locals Travel and Transport presented flowers, souvenir gift and perform Dragon Dance to the first Tourists arrived at Phu Bai airport.

Mr Bean - CEO of Vietnam Locals with Hue Tourism Department
Welcome first tourist to Hue – 2019

Mr Bean – CEO of Vietnam Locals with Hue Tourism DepartmentOne of the first tourist arrived at Phu Bai international airport is couple Alex Ebtedaei and Nicolas Triballeau from French.

Mr Bean welcome first couple arrived at Phu Bai airport
Mr Bean welcome first couple arrived at Phu Bai airport

Francesco Prato, Angela Molinaro from Italia, Mr Bruno Finazi were the next tourists travel to Hue by airway.

Welcome first tourists to Hue city at Phu Bai airport
Welcome first tourists to Hue city at Phu Bai airport

These lucky tourists got a complimentary voucher Domestic flight in Vietnam from Vietnam Airlines validity until 31.12. 2019.

These lucky tourists got a complimentary voucher Domestic flight
These lucky tourists got a complimentary voucher Domestic flight

Beside that, more than other 200 tourists on flight number VN1543 from Noi Bai International airport to Phu Bai airport also received welcome flower, souvenir gift as well as the performance traditional Dragon dance.

Welcome first tourists to Hue city at Phu Bai airport
Welcome first tourists to Hue city at Phu Bai airport

The program welcoming first tourist to Hue city is one of the annual event. It is starting for promoting, introducing image of Hue city, Hue people in particularly or Vietnam country and Vietnamese people in general speaking to inbound tourist and domestic tourists.

Traditional Dragon performance to welcome the first Tourists to Hue in 2019
Traditional Dragon performance to welcome the first Tourists to Hue in 2019

In 2019, Thua Thien Hue tourism department try to welcome 4,5th – 4,7th million travelers. It increased 8% as 2018.

In details, International tourist got 40% – 45%.

Welcome first Tourists to Hue city in 2019
Welcome first Tourists to Hue city in 2019

In details, International tourist got 40% – 45%.

Accommodation traveler got 2,2th – 2,3th million. It increased 7% compare with 2018.

Total Revenue in tourism business suppose to go up 10% as 2018. It gets 4,700 – 4,900 billion VND.

HUE ROYAL ANTIQUITIES MUSEUM


Hue Citadel
Hue Citadel

Hue Royal Antiquities Museum is one of the most attractive museums in Vietnam. We can see overview of Hue’s royal life in the past. The museum is in a nicely maintained building constructed over one century ago. Definitely worth a visit for you.

Hue Royal Antiquities Museum
Hue Royal Antiquities Museum

Hue Royal Antiquities Museum is located at No. 3, Le Truc St., Hue City. It’s in Long An Palace, inside the Citadel, which is a beautiful complicated built structure of wood with 128 columns.

The Museum with hundreds years old
The Museum with hundreds years old

The decoration is extremely artistic and elegant. Artifacts in the museum were collected and stored from 1913 till now. The number of artifacts has about 10,000 units, mostly royal furniture, royal daily implement, imperial furniture, artwork in the palace … made by many kind of materials like: gold, silver, jade, bronze, ivory, glass, fabric, paper, …

Artifacts in Hue Royal Antiquities Museum
Artifacts in Hue Royal Antiquities Museum

Also, Hue Royal Antiquities Museum has stored thousands of local produced artifacts, gifts from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of other countries..

Artifacts in Hue Royal Antiquities Museum
Artifacts in Hue Royal Antiquities Museum

After visiting Hue Royal Antiquities Museum, we understand part of royal life in the Nguyen Dynasty, how talented and creative of Vietnamese artists that time was.

To explore more about Hue City, you can contact via Hue Deluxe Group Tour or Hue Sightseeing Tour or Glimpse Of Hue City.

SOME SPECIAL THINGS INSIDE THE NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL


Saigon is a dynamic city, so when traveling in this city, you need to be very sensitive to be able to choose the sights. With experiences in Saigon tourism for many years, we would like to introduce you a gorgeous place to visit, it’s The Notre Dame Cathedral.

The Notre Dame Cathedral
The Notre Dame Cathedral

The Notre Dame Cathedral was built and completed in 1880 by French with a capacity of 1,200 people, become one of the architectural icons of HCMC. With the aim of building a place for French’s Christian, this construction was be built to show off the greatness of the civilization of France before colonists.

 Gravestone under The Notre Dame Cathedral floor
Gravestone under The Notre Dame Cathedral floor

Under the floor of the church is ancient Western Catholicism tombs, of whom have first contributed to the church. Due to Vietnam’s terrain and weather, the monks had buried his death, engraved gravestone directly on the floor surface.

Giant Bell in The Notre Dame Cathedral
Giant Bell in The Notre Dame Cathedral

The Notre Dame Cathedral also has the “antiques” specials. Inside, there are two high bell tower nearly 58 meters with 6 large bell with a total weight of nearly 30 tons. All bells were cast in France, moved to Saigon in 1879. It’s really gorgeous and has quite intricate motifs.

The old organ in the Cathedral
The old organ in the Cathedral

Above the main entrance, opposite to the altar of the church was piano steeple, they put the pipe organ there – is said to be one of the oldest two piano in Vietnam. The piano is handmade, designed to sound big enough for the church to hear.

In the middle of the two bell tower, it’s a giant clock made in Switzerland in 1887, Brand RA, about 2.5 meters high, 3 meters long and more than a meter high cross , more than 1 ton. The clock quite rudimentary, old but it works pretty exact.

Pictures by Sun light in the Cathedral
Pictures by Sun light in the Cathedral

Furniture of cathedral is illuminated at night by electricity (no candles) since the inauguration. In the daytime, with excellent light distribution design, harmonious interior with furniture created in the cathedral a mellow light, creating a sense of peace and holiness.

If you want to explore more places in Saigon, you can book our tour at Saigon Private Taxi.

Nha Trang to Sai Gon by private car transfer


Nha Trang Beach
Nha Trang Beach

Nha Trang has always been one of the most attractive tourist destinations for both domestic and foreign tourists.

From Nha Trang, you can move to Sai Gon by sleeping bus, by train or by flight. But you  should know another special way to come there, it’s by Private Car of Saigon Private Car.

Using private car transfer, you will get picked from your hotel or anywhere with any time in accordance to your need and convenience. Moreover our drivers are friendly and with basic English, which makes it easier for you to communicate with them.

Sunrise on Phan Rang Bay
Sunrise on Phan Rang Bay

You can stop on the way for some break or taking photos from coastline in South Vietnam.

Safe and sound is the main criteria of drivers. They will make sure that you get a safe and smooth riding. If you need to stop for some shopping or visit local attractions, drivers are always willing to help you.

Nha Trang Private Car
Nha Trang Private Car

It’s a nice experience if you get Private Car for your journey because of the convenience and comfort. Get the service if you have a passion for the roads, the beaches, life experience via photos, a full preparation will make your trip a lot easier. Wish you fully enjoy the journey through using private car!

EXPERIENCES IN TRAVELING NHA TRANG


SHARING SOME EXPERIENCES IN TRAVELING NHA TRANG

Are you looking for a transfer service to go to Nhatrang? Saigon Private Taxi will share some experiences when traveling Nhatrang. Located on the South Central coast of Vietnam, Nha Trang is the most popular beach destination – beach city in Vietnam. If you are into beaches, Nhatrang is an excellent choice! But traveling to Nhatrang, what we should note? Saigon Private Taxi would like to suggest some tips as below:

  1. Time:
  • From January to August, Nhatrang’s weather is good. However, on July, August and September is the best.
  • On October and November, you should not go there because your trip will be stopped by rainning.
  1. Transportation:
  • Bus: cheap, but not comfortable.
  • Train: cheap & safe, but maby miss some destinations on the way.
  • Airplane: fast, more exspensive.
  • Private taxi: more exspensive, but flexible, stop for relax and enjoy some highlights on the way.
  1. Entertainment Center:
    a. Vinpearl Land:

    Vinpearl Land-Nhatrang
    Vinpearl Land-Nhatrang

    b. Hon Mun Island:

    Hon Mun Island-Nhatrang
    Hon Mun Island-Nhatrang

    c. Hon Tam island:

    Hon Tam island-Nhatrang
    Hon Tam island-Nhatrang

    d. Ninh Van Bay:

    Ninh Van Bay-Nhatrang
    Ninh Van Bay-Nhatrang

    e. Institute of Oceanography:

    Institute of Oceanography
    Institute of Oceanography

    f. Ponagar Tower:

    Ponagar Tower-Nhatrang
    Ponagar Tower-Nhatrang

    You can also book the transfer service right now:

    Private taxi from Saigon to Nhatrang
    Private taxi from Dalat to Nhatrang
    Private taxi from Mui Ne to Nhatrang

ENTRANCE FEES IN SOUTH OF VIETNAM


ENTRANCE FEE IN SOUTH OF VIETNAM

Are you traveling in Vietnam, South of Vietnam exact? Are you wondering about entrance fees of destinations? Do not worry, Saigon Private Taxi will provide you the Entrance fees in South of Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh - Saigon city
Ho Chi Minh – Saigon city
HO CHI MINH ENTRANCE FEES NOTE
VND/adult VND/child
1 Reunification Palace 30,000   20,000vnd/pax (more than 20pax in a group)
2 Botanical Garden 50,000 30,000  
3 Ho Chi Minh Museum 25,000    
4 Nha Rong Harbor 2,000    
5 Cu Chi Tunnels 110,000    
6 War Remnants Museum 15,000    

Ba Ria-Vung Tau

VUNG TAU ENTRANCE FEES NOTE
VND/adult VND/child
1 Bach Dinh 5,000    
2 Binh Chau hot waterfall 30,000 20,000 Child < 12years old
3 Ho May Tourist Area 300,000   Inclusion: cable car all of entertainment & visiting service

Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Phu Quoc, Vietnam

PHU QUOC ENTRANCE FEES NOTE
VND/adult VND/child
1 Coi Nguon Museum 20,000   Free if staying at Coi Nguon hotel
2 Phu Quoc prison FOC    
3 Vinpearl Land 500,000 400,000 Child < 1.4 meters
4 Vinpearl Land + Vinpearl Safari 700,000 550,000 Child (1-1.4 meters)
5 Vinpearl Safari 500,000 400,000 Child (1-1.4 meters)

Floating Market in Can Tho

Floating Market in Can Tho

CAN THO ENTRANCE FEES NOTE
VND/adult VND/child
1 Floating market-Cai Rang Boat     350,000-400,000/boat
2 Huynh Thuy Le Old House 30,000    
3 My Khanh Tourist Area 50,000  

Dong Thap-Vietnam

Dong Thap-Vietnam

DONG THAP ENTRANCE FEES NOTE
VND/adult VND/child
1 Xeo Quyt 5,000 2,000  
2 Gao Giong 10,000    
3 Tram Chim National Park 40,000  

Ha Tien

Ha Tien

HA TIEN ENTRANCE FEES NOTE
VND/adult VND/child
1 Da Dung Mountain 5,000    
2 Mui Nai beach 10,000  

An Giang, Vietnam

An Giang, Vietnam

AN GIANG ENTRANCE FEES NOTE
VND/adult VND/child
1 Nui Cam Tourist Area 50,000    
2 Nui Cam (Cam mountain) 10,000    
3 Cham village – Chau Doc Raft 150,000    
My Tho, Vietnam
My Tho, Vietnam
MY THO ENTRANCE FEES NOTE
VND/adult VND/child
1 Cu Lao Tour 50,000    
2 Dong Tam Snake Farm 25,000    
Ca Mau, Vietnam

Ca Mau, Vietnam

CA MAU ENTRANCE FEES NOTE
VND/adult VND/child
1 Ca Mau Tourist Area 10,000    
2 Silver Stone – Hon Da Bac 25,000    

Besides, you can see the Entrance fees of the North of Vietnam and the Entrance fees of Central Vietnam.

THIEN MU PAGODA – HUE, VIETNAM


Hue Imperial City is really quiet and ancient that suits people who is interested in history, tombs, pagodas and dream-like landscape. Therefore, it makes a nice stop on your journey to discover Hue’s cultural and historical richness. And Thien Mu pagoda (also known as Linh Mu Pagoda) is an icon of Vietnam and as potent a symbol of Hue as the Citadel.

Thien Mu pagoda-Hue Vietnam
Thien Mu pagoda-Hue Vietnam

Thien Mu is located on the north of the Perfume river around 3km west from Hue’s Old Citadel. It opens daily from early in the morning till 17:00pm. We would like to suggest tourists should come here early in the morning to see the fresh beginning of daily activities in the pagoda, or at sunset when the sky and the river combines to create a picturesque scene.

Avoid wearing tight and short clothes like short skirts when visiting the pagoda, since entrance to the main hall Dai Hung is not allowed for those wearing these costumes. Also, don’t make noise when visiting the pagoda. You can visit this site on 1-2 hours and need a tour guide to know exactly interesting information about it. We would love to give you our beautiful photos about it:

A beautiful photo about Thien Mu pagoda
A beautiful photo about Thien Mu pagoda
Thien Mu Pagoda, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam
Thien Mu Pagoda, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam
Ancient place in Thien Mu pagoda
Ancient place in Thien Mu pagoda
Place to pray in Thien Mu pagoda
Place to pray in Thien Mu pagoda
One of the unique statues in Thien Mu
One of the unique statues in Thien Mu
A relic car of Thich Quang Duc at Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue, Vietnam
A relic car of Thich Quang Duc at Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue, Vietnam

You can book  a Hue Deluxe Group Tour if you also want to explore Hue Citadel.

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Cu Chi Tunnels – a must see while traveling in Ho Chi Minh City


Do not miss out the amazing historical site near the central of Ho Chi Minh City. Cu Chi tunnels is a complicated system underground. Your visit is not just about trying the actual tunnel which is small but also knowing the great value of history of Vietnam war.

Take a photo in Cu Chi tunnels underground
Take a photo in Cu Chi tunnels underground

Frist of all, we would like to take note about transportation. Many ways to transfer from Ho Chi Minh central to Cu Chi. By local taxi, it is already whenever you want but you have to pay per km and maybe surcharge. By bus, maybe cheaper, but you can not stop on the way. Therefore, we decided using Saigon Private Taxi Transfer Service. Stop on the way, only pay per way and friendly driver are good points of Saigon Private Taxi.

Upon arrival at the Cu Chi Tunnels after 1,5 hours for transfer, join in the tour:

  1. Watch a short film to know about history of tunnels and the horrors of war.

    Cu Chi tunnels
    Cu Chi tunnels
  2. Listen our guide talk about how the tunnels work and visit command center.

    How Cu Chi tunnels work
    How Cu Chi tunnels work
  3. Enjoy local food, it is named steamed tapioca.

    Viet Cong food
    Viet Cong food
  4. Explore Hoang Cam smoke-less stove.

    Hoang Cam smoke-less stove
    Hoang Cam smoke-less stove
  5. Explore the fighting bunkers, dangerous booby traps and visit rice paper workshop.

    dangerous booby traps
    dangerous booby traps
  6. Try to fire off a gun (50,000vnd/60 mins – 3,000vnd/per bullet)

    Fire off an AK47 at the shooting range
    Fire off a gun at the shooting range

Besides, there are three places you must try famous local foods. You can ask

  1. Minh Quy pork noddle: far from An Suong Bridge about 7km. It is full of pax, so you have to come there early if you want to try it.

    Minh Quy pork noddle
    Minh Quy pork noddle
  2. Xuan Dao heifers: on 22 National Highway.

    Xuan Dao heifers
    Xuan Dao heifers
  3. Durian sugarcane juice: far from An Suong Bridge about 3km.

    Durian sugarcane juice
    Durian sugarcane juice

You can see and book like our tour at: https://saigonprivatetaxi.com/cu-chi-tunnels-tour-half-day/