Explore one of South Vietnam’s most important wartime sites, the impressive Cu Chi Tunnels. This tour from Ho Chi Minh City includes an in-depth introduction to the history and significance of the tunnels and plenty of time to explore the myriad of underground alleys and structures.
- 5 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 8:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English,Vietnamese
Just 40 miles (60 km) outside of metropolitan Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most important historical sites in southern Vietnam. The Cu Chi Tunnels are a network of man-made tunnels and caverns that stretch over 120 miles (200 km). The Viet Cong built them during the Vietnam War and used them for shelter, supply routes, and weapons stores.
The tunnels gave the Northern Vietnamese soldiers a strategic edge to a war they were mostly ill-equipped to fight. This strategy spelled disaster for American troupes.
Today, what is left of the tunnels is open to the public as an open-air museum. It isn’t an easy place to visit and stories from the time are harrowing to hear, but it is somewhere you cannot miss. Exploring the tunnels, you will be astounded by the ingenuity and resilience of the North Vietnamese army.
Drive a little ways outside of Ho Chi Minh City to discover what remains of the Cu Chi Tunnels. These tunnels were crucial to the North Vietnamese resistance.
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What to Bring
Comfortable shoes and a camera.
Transportation, English speaking guide, entrance fees, bottled water, and snacks (if desired).
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Wow- this is an very humbling trip and so interesting. The children loved the hands on element. It was amazing to be able to actually go in the tunnels- not for the claustrophobic though! Our guide, Mr T, was brilliant at navigating us around and giving us the historical background to these incredible tunnels. He managed to take us around avoiding any crowds and giving us a very detailed overview.
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After breakfast, you will take the drive to the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City for a visit to the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels, a well-known historical vestige of the Vietnamese revolution. As a distinctive architecture, this cobweb-like tunnel complex is a network of underground dug-outs of over 200 kilometers long, consisting of many layers and turnings with meeting, living and fighting quarters where we learn the first hand how the Viet Cong survived the extraordinary underground existence during the Vietnam War.
In the afternoon, Start the trip at restaurant for visiting the War Remnants Museum, Reunification palace which was the residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of the war in April 1975 and the Old Central Post Office. After visiting the City Hall, take a break-time at Ben Thanh market where anything and everything is for sales. Return to your hotel.