Explore and experience the world of the Cu Chi freedom fighters on a tour to their famous tunnel system, a network of over 120 miles (200 kilometers) of underground tunnels that played a vital part in the American War.
What to Expect
Leave the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City behind, and take a 2-hour journey west towards the Cambodian border. You are bound for the Cu Chi Tunnels, built by local fighters during the Indochina conflict as a base from which the Viet Cong could operate close to the Southern Vietnamese capital.
Initial construction started in 1948 when the Viet Minh required somewhere to hide from French air attacks. By 1965, the Cu Chi Tunnel complex was estimated to consist of 120 miles (200 kilometers) of subterranean passgeways and chambers.
They included, hospitals, schools, meeting rooms, kitchens and sleeping quarters. Life was difficult for the inhabitants and to protect against outside intruders booby traps were laid throughout the complex.
Your local guide will take you on a fascinating tour around the Cu Chi Tunnels, where you'll learn more about the hardships the Vietnamese faced, and the amazing ingenuity employed to maintain life in the tunnels.
- Transportation by air-conditioned minivan/bus/car
- Hotel pick-up (selected hotels only)
- Entrance fees
- English-speaking guide
What's Not Included
- Food and beverages
- Gratuities (optional)
Know Before You Go
• Cancellations at least 5 days in advance of the scheduled departure incur no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 4 days in advance, there is a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations within 2 days of the scheduled departure incur a 100% cancellation fee