Discover the Tunnels of Cu Chi, a historic region of the Vietnam/US War. Stretching from Ho Chi Minh City to the Vietnam-Cambodia border, the network includes countless trapdoors, entangled living areas, storage facilities and weapons factories, mini military hospitals, command centre 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. Its a great insight into the Cu Chi tunnels history.
Of course, the tunnels have been widened for the sake of travellers. Joining this tour to Cu Chi, any of those interested can also take the opportunity to fire an AK-47 or M16 at the nearby Cu Chi tunnels shooting range.
Depart from Ho Chi Minh City, bright and early. Make sure you've had your morning coffee because you don’t want to miss the typical southern Vietnamese scenery en route to the Cu Chi District. As the bus escapes the busy city, rice paddies and traditional village life will provide an interesting contrast to frantic nature of Ho Chi Minh City.
Arrive and start the visit of the famous Cu Chi Tunnels which consist of an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters (Viet Cong) during both the French and American wars. During this tour, you will explore the Ben Dinh sections of the tunnels where you can begin to appreciate what life might have been like for the average Viet Cong soldier, scheming and fighting from deep underneath the Vietnamese ground.
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 M16 rifle.