Visit Cu Chi on a trip from Ho Chi Minh City, a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 200 km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War.
What to Expect
Pick-up at centrally located hotels in Saigon (group tour) or any hotel (private tour) and transfer to Cu Chi. Located 60 km from Ho chi Minh city, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 200 km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road.
However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone". Before entering the tunnels you watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You 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. After the visit, return to Saigon, drop off at city center (group tour) or hotel (private tour).
- 1 water
- Entrance fee
- Lunch (private option)
- English speaking guide
- Transfer in air-conditioned vehicle
What's Not Included
- Gun shooting
- Travel insurance
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses, bar, drinks
Know Before You Go
Note: Lunch is excluded in group tour, included in the private tour with lunch.