Full day Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Underground Tunnel

Besides historical sites of the city, the highlight of this tour is Cu Chi Underground Tunnel that is located 60km from Ho Chi Minh city.

Cu Chi is the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.

Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone".

Full itinerary

Day tour

Take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known as the Reunification Palace, which was built on the site of the former Norodom palace. The Independence Palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial era, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral and the historic Central Post Office. The remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum follows, with a vast display of both Indochina wars.

Have lunch at a local restaurant.

Depart for the Cu Chi Tunnel; the trip will take approximately one and a half hours of bus driving. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have a short introduction followed by an introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems, which included the specially constructed living areas with kitchens and bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers, helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. There were many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purposes during the war. Then, special tea and cassava (the guerillas' food during the war) will be served.

It's time for relaxation or for those who want to try a real shooting gun (at their own expense).

Return to Saigon. End trip.

Price and Condition

What's included:

  • A/c van/bus sightseeing as per program
  • Pick up and transfer (centrally located hotel in Dist1 , HCMC),
  • All entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Local lunch with set menu

What's excluded: 

  • Other food and beverage not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tip

Price and Condition

  • Tour type: module tour
  • Duration: 1 Days
  • Participants: From 1 Persons
  • Price: $ 50
  • Day tour:

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