Discover the intricate, undergroung network of tunnels during the French and American Wars
Departing early to keep away from the crowds at the tunnels. Enjoy a two hour drive northwest of Saigon, through the city skyline, rice paddies, villages, and typical lush southern Vietnamese countryside, to the famous Cu Chi tunnels. The tunnel complex was initially started in 1948 to protect the Viet Cong guerrillas from the French air and ground sweeps.
The tunnels also served as communication routes, storage facilities for food and weapon caches as well as hospitals and living quarters for guerrilla fighters throughout the American war. A visit to the underground villages will provide a better understanding of the tunnels’ history, the hardship of life in the tunnels and the Vietnamese resilience during combat. Throughout the trip, the tour guide will explain the impact of war on the local community and the country as a whole. In the late morning journey back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Differences between 3 Options
Private tour: Flexible for departure and return time and unlimitedly located hotels for pickup and drop-off in Ho Chi Minh city. Selecting your preferable tunnels (Ben Dinh or Ben Duoc), Selected tour guides
Small Group tour: Suitable for solo traveller Scheduled itinerary, centrally-located hotels for pickup and drop-off, Reasonable price
Big Group Tour: Departing at the meeting point , The guide’s spoken english and knowledge is so-so and entrance fee (110,000VND~5USD) excluded.