Explore the difficult network of underground tunnels used during the American war. Learn how it was used by Viet Cong soldiers.
What to Expect
The tunnels of Cu Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Cu Chi district around 70 km from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). The Cu Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War.
The tunnels were used by Viet Cong soldiers as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving 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 against the American forces and helped to counter the growing American military effort.
A guide will pick you up at your hotel at 08:30 morning. Get on an a/c coach and travel to the tunnels which will take around an hour a half. The underground network stretches 250 km. You will visit a short portion of the tunnel network and get down underground, crawling around in the safer parts of the tunnel system.
After exploring the tunnels, you will have time to shoot at the shooting range. Then enjoy tea and "cassava," the main food for soldiers of the era. Return Ho Chi Minh City at around 14:00 pm.
- Entrance fees
- Mineral water on the bus
- Free pick-up/ drop off at hotel in the center of Ho Chi Minh
- Tea and cassava in Cu Chi
What's Not Included
- Food and drinks
- Optional activities
- Personal expenses
- Tips & gratuities (optional)