Cu Chi Tunnels
Half Day Tour - from £46
A half day tour, visiting the vast network of tunnels built during the Vietnam war. Marvel at the ingenuity of secret trapdoors and underground living areas. The more adventurous may explore the deeper tunnels or those preferring to remain above ground can view the excavated areas.
Your Tour Includes:
- Explore the Cu Chi tunnels
- Knowledgeable guide
Your Day Tour
Synonymous with the Vietnam War and a testament to the determined spirit of the Vietnamese, the underground network of passages at Cu Chi is a fascinating experience.
Work on the tunnels began during the war against the French in the 1940s and over the next 25 years as the conflict with America escalated, they were improved and expanded to create an underground city of meeting areas, storerooms, living quarters and much more. The tunnels allowed the Viet Cong to control a vital area of South Vietnam and at their height, extended for more than 200KM in length and stretched from what was then Saigon to the Cambodian border.
Preserved as a memorial park, two sections of this remarkable network are open to the public. Visiting the area at Ben Dinh, there is the option to go below the surface and visit sections of the tunnels first hand. The more adventurous may go deeper and your guide will be on hand to give guidance on the degree of expected difficulty.
Pick up from: Saigon hotels
Approximate Time: 08:00 or 13:00
Duration: 3.5 hours