Cu Chi Countryside

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US$ 180
1 Day
40 km
Tour Code
Next departure
Number of Cycling Days1
Average Distance Per Day: 40
150 Km
Total Cycling Distance40 kilometres
Bike HireIncluded

About this Cycle Tour

An early departure by vehicle from Ho Chi Minh City takes us out of chaotic Saigon to the Cu Chi countryside where we begin cycling. Once on our bikes, we pedal through peaceful villages, fertile farmlands and quiet canals. We pay a visit to a pagoda to learn about Buddhism and spend time riding on backroads before we arrive at the Cu Chi, a complex of tunnels more than 250 km long and three levels deep. They played a vital role for the VC (Viet Cong troops) as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous North Vietnamese fighters. The tunnel systems were of great importance to the Viet Cong in their resistance to American forces, and helped to counter the growing American military effort. While U.S. forces relied on artillery support from fixed “Fire Bases” the VC would used their tunnel system to move around, making it difficult for U.S. troops to locate them.

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I want to let you know that the tour today was spectacular. It was thoughtfully designed, but most importantly exceptionally executed by Hai (and Dai, of course). Hai is so personable and so knowledgeable; I learned so much today. He also was patient and encouraging throughout our biking and other adventures, and I cannot praise his work enough. You are indeed lucky to have him represent your company.

Elizabeth LargeOctober 2016

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