The Cu Chi tunnels were used as hiding spots during Viet Nam war by Viet Cong soldiers and were also a base of operation to transfer communications, supplies, foods and weapons for the Viet Nam army. They also used the underground to continue practising their daily life such as eating, sleeping, having a plan for their attacks, healing their sick, teaching children and even giving a birth.
The tunnels have been converted into a large war memorial complex consisting of two main display sites at Ben Dinh and Ben Duoc. The Ben Duoc site contains part of the original tunnel system, while the Ben Dinh site features reconstructions that provide tourists with a fascinating experience of what the tunnels must have been like.
Start the tour at 08.00 Am at your hotel, we depart for Cu Chi.
Cu Chi Tunnels tours will help you discover area resides at the end of the Ho Chi Minh Trail and served as the base from where Vietnamese guerilla soldier attacked Saigon. The fighters of Cu Chi took the war underground by developing a network of tunnels that stretched as far as Cambodia, which included: meeting rooms, kitchens and ventilation systems. These tunnels served as an effective network for engaging in guerilla warfare against U.S troops.
Don’t miss the experience of a short, exciting trip through this labyrinth of interlaced tunnels. In addition, we can see green paddy fields along the road to Cu Chi tunnels, and see how local peasants at work and buffaloes led by children…These are great pleasant sights and will offer you some insights into Vietnamese agriculture as well (Extra: you can use the gun here!).
We will spend time to explore the maze of tunnels with countless trap doors, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers, kitchens, and more. Besides, we will enjoy the most popular food during war days at Cu Chi tunnels – the cassava
Back to Ho Chi minh city and have lunch around 13.00 - 13.30
Tour ends at your hotel after lunch.