Cu Chi Tunnels by Speedboat
Cu Chi Tunnels - an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. It took about 25 years to build this underground city, which has living rooms, kitchens, hospitals, weapon factories, storage facilities and command center. The tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by the Americans and home to around 10,000 people who lived underground for several years. You should visit Cu Chi Tunnels Historical Monument to understand what the protracted and arduous struggle is.
Take a special way heading west to visit the network of Cu Chi Tunnels: a speed boat. This means of transportation brings comfort and relaxation on cruise instead of sneaking hard out of daily traffic jam in the morning. The network became legendary during the 1960s for its role in facilitating Viet Cong control of a large rural area only 30km to 40km from HCMC. History, the tunnels were built over a period of 25 years beginning in late 1940s. They were the improvised response of a poorly equipped peasant army to its enemy’s high-tech ordnance, helicopters, artillery, bombers and chemical weapons. A first glance there is little evidence here to indicate the intense fighting, bombing and destruction that occurred during the war. To see what went on, you have to dig deeper underground! What lies beneath is worth your visit and time.
We offer both of morning and afternoon schedule:
1/ Half day Morning
Departure time: 7:00 am
End time: 1:00 pm
2/ Half day Afternoon
Departure time: 11:00 am
End time: 5:00 pm
It gives a close insight into the fascinating rural and riverbank life.
Get experience with speedboat and avoid contributing to City Traffic Congestion.
Visit Cu Chi Tunnels (Ben Dinh) and have a chance to crawl around a portion of the 75-mile (121 km)-long complex of tunnels.
You’ll learn how thousands of guerrillas managed to stay underground many days at a time, also their great technique to conceal smoke from their cook.
Above-ground attractions include caged monkeys, vendors selling souvenirs, and a shooting range where you have a chance to fire a number of assault rifles, such as the M16 rifle or AK-47, as well as a light machine gun like the M60.
Entrance fee as mentioned in the itinerary.
Light breakfast (sandwiches & coffee), lunch by the river.
Cold disposable towel & 1 bottle of mineral water.
English speaking guide.
Pick up/drop off at Ho Chi Minh/Saigon centre.
Tips for guide, driver, porter.