Built by the Viet Cong in the 1940s as protection from French air raids during the Indochina conflict, the Cu Chi Tunnels extend underground for more than 155 miles (250 km) in the vicinity of Ho Chi Minh City alone. This network of subterranean passageways later provided vital access to and strategic control over the rural areas surrounding the city during the Vietnam War (also known as the Second Indochina War or the American War), when the tunnels housed living quarters, hospitals, booby traps, and storage facilities for the Viet Cong.
Cu Chi Tunnels
08:00am Far East Travel tour guide pick you up at your hotel in Saigon for a half day trip to the famous Cu Chi tunnels. The drive takes 2 hours to reach the incredible underground network built by the Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence.
On the way, stop en route to visit a local home with rice paste making. Back Saigon by Lunch (1:00pm). The balance of the day at leisure on your own.
End of service and welcome back.