Cu Chi tunnels are known as the military base of Vietnamese during the war with US. Located in the large area with long tunnels system running underground, it was the steady and secure shelter in the war. Attending this tour, you will have an overview about the tunnels system and know more information how they could build it and live almost the time inside it for the survival and the struggling to the enemies.
Season : Year around
City Of Departure : Sai Gon
Tour Code : SG2
Escape the bustle of the city to explore the rural scenery and the famous Cu Chi Tunnels in Southern Vietnam. Step in the shoes of a Viet Cong fighter, as you climb through an impressive 155-mile (250-km) long tunnel network, and visit a typical gun shooting area.
Enjoy a convenient hotel pickup at from your guide as you depart for Cu Chi. Along the way, watch as the frantic city scenery transitions to a more peaceful, rural setting. Witness passing rice paddy farms, quaint roadside vendors, and increasingly lush greenery.
Once you arrive, begin with a tour the Cu Chi Tunnels, some of the most famous underground networks of pathways, hideouts, sleeping quarters, meeting rooms, hospitals, and Hoang Cam Stove. These narrow tunnels provide barely enough space for a single person to crawl their way through, though some are now wider to accommodate visitors. Also learn that the mere 10–13 feet (3–4 m) thick level of upper soil can support the bearing weight of a 55 ton (50 mT) tank and the explosive damage of bombs.
Following, watch an insightful film about the wartime experience before further exploring the tunnel's trap doors and underground quarters. Then make a visit to huge bomb craters left from the war, the Garment-factory Ammunition and Souvenir Shops, and the Museum of Self-made Weapons. Get the exhilarating opportunity to fire a M-15, AK-47, and a carbine rifle at the National Defense Sports Shooting Range for a true wartime experience. Finally, savor the Vietnamese traditional soup, Pho, and a local tapioca recipe before the comfortable ride back to your Ho Chi Minh hotel at around 2:30 PM (for morning session) or around 6:30 PM (for afternoon session).
- Modern Air-con van for tour and transfer including picks up and drops off at hotel in District 1.
- Meals as mentioned in the itineraries with famous Vietnamese Noodle Soup “Pho”
- All entrance fees.
- English-speaking guide (other languages available upon request depending on availability. A small surcharge may apply to some languages)