Half-day Cu Chi Tunnels Tour, Saigon

Perfect as a stop either on your way to or from the airport, this half-day guided tour of the infamous Cu Chi tunnels offers an enlightening insight into the Vietnam-American war.

Your local guide will take you round the rugged grounds, an hour’s drive away from Saigon. Hear how the residents constructed an intricate network of tunnels, 120 miles long, used as hiding spots and living quarters for the Viet Cong army. Crawling into the tiny underground chambers you’ll get a real feel for what life was like for the soldiers and families that lived here, using the space as makeshift hospital and schools. Above ground, you’ll see defence methods including bamboo traps and camouflaged pits, and your guide will explain the impact of the wars on the local community and Vietnam as a whole, as you go.

Highlights

  • Learn about the history of the Vietnam-American war

  • Crawl into the underground chambers

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