On this half-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City you’ll have a chance to explore the tunnel system at Cu Chi that once stretched for over 250 kilometers and played an integral role in the American-Vietnamese War. Learn how the tunnels were constructed.
What to Expect
At the height of the American-Vietnamese War, the Cu Chi tunnel system covered a distance of more than 250 kilometers, from Saigon to the Cambodian border, and was 3 levels deep. The network included numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers, and kitchens.
Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving visitors a unique experience and a feeling of underground life during the war. The tunnels have been widened for the benefit of visitors. For those interested, there’s an opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range.
On this half-day tour you’ll be picked up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City at around 08:00-08:30 before heading out on the 1 hour 45 minute drive to Cu Chi.
The drive will take you through pleasant countryside and rubber forest. When you arrive at Cu Chi you’ll see a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were ingeniously constructed, and then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Various mantraps and the remains of an American tank are on display. You’ll see a number of bomb craters made by 500-pound bombs dropped by B52s.
The tour will end at approximately 13:30.
- Transport by air-conditioned car/van
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- 1 bottle of water per person
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
Know Before You Go
What to bring:
We suggest a small, lightweight daypack for cameras, spare film, drinking water, and comfortable walking shoes.