Experience the world of the Cu Chi freedom fighters with a visit to their famous tunnel system. This network of over 200 km of tunnels became legendary during the 1960’s when they played a vital part in the American War, allowing the Viet Cong to control a large rural area close to Ho Chi Minh City. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities.
- Instant Confirmation
- Small group ensures personal service
- Led by a local guide
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
- Entrance fees
- Conducted in English
Leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City behind, take a 2.5-hour journey west towards the Cambodian border bound for the Cu Chi Tunnels. The Cu Chi tunnels were built by local fighters during the Indochina conflict as a base from which the Viet Cong could operate from close to the Southern Vietnamese capital. Initial construction started in 1948 when the Viet Minh required somewhere to hide from French air attacks and by 1965, the Cu Chi tunnel complex was estimated to consist of 200km’s of tunnels. It included, hospitals, schools, meeting rooms, kitchens and sleeping quarters. Life was difficult for the inhabitants and to protect against outside intruders bobby 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 conditions the Vietnamese people lived in, the hardships they faced and the amazing ingenuity employed to maintain life in the tunnels.
Departure Point: Tour departs from most Ho Chi Minh City hotels
Departure Time: 7:30am – 8:00am – Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation. Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 1:00pm
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This tour was great! Our guide was brilliant! He took the time to show us almost everything, great English and wanted to play photographer for me and my boyfriend at every opportunity! We went into the tunnel systems with a local guide, they are amazing, cant believe anyone lived down there.
Reviewed by: Anonymous, Australia