Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day Tour
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.
Cu Chi Tunnels half day experience by bus
We will depart from Ho Chi Minh/Saigon for the half day trip to the famous Cu Chi tunnels. The drive takes 2 hours to reach the incredible underground network built by the Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence. Before we go underground, we watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. We then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. We then drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Departure time: 8:00am
End time: 1:30pm (ETA)
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.
Private air-conditioned transportation throughout the journey.
Cold disposable towel & 1 bottle of mineral water.
English speaking guide.
Tips for guide, driver, porter.