Visiting the Cu Chi tunnel systems – the nerve center of an underground war
Having a better understanding about the history and the heroic spirit of Vietnamese nation
Tasting some typical foods that communist soldiers living in the tunnels must have eaten in wartime
- Duration: Half day
- Departure date: Contact
Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city. The trip to Cu Chi will take you an approximately one and a half-hour bus drive. Before exploring the tunnels, you will watch an introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how Vietnamese people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time exploring the remaining areas and tunnel system which include the special 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. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for the security purpose during the war. Afterwards, special tea and cassava (guerillas’ food during the war) will be served.
Break time is for relaxing or trying your hand at the real shooting gun. Return to Ho Chi Minh city. End the trip.