Tunnels of Cu Chi, a historic region of the Vietnam/US War. Stretching from Saigon to the Vietnam-Cambodia border, the network includes countless trapdoors, entangled living areas, storage facilities and weapons factories, mini military hospitals, command centres and even kitchens.
Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving visitors a unique experience and a sense of how life during the wars was like.
Joining this tour to Cu Chi, any of those interested can also grasp the opportunity to fire an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range.
For the private tour, Enjoy a 1.5 hour drive northwest of Saigon, through urbanized areas 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. For the more adventurous, there is an opportunity to visit the Cu Chi tunnels shooting range to fire off a few rounds with an AK-47 or Russian Carbine rifle before you are going back to Saigon.