If you travel to Ho Chi Minh city, you should not miss Cu Chi tunnels system. As you will understand much more about local life during the war time in the past. How is locals living underground in hard life’s condition? Please let us helping you exploring!
The tunnels are a great destination located 70 km from the Ho Chi Minh City Center to the Northwest. Cu Chi was known as the “area of steel” in the war time, and the tunnel systems were over 200km, which was considered the unbreakable underground village in the Vietnam-American war. It is legendary for its network of tunnels, and is a popular destination for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
07:45-08:15 am: ( Or 12:30 – 13:15 ): Tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in District 1 in Ho Chi Minh city and depart for Cu Chi tunnels trip. The trip to Cu Chi will take approximately one and a half hours bus driving.
Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.
Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun.
14:00 ( Or 17:30 ) Return to your hotel in Sai Gon. Trip ends.