The fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels can be found just a short drive from Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon. The tour itself shows bomb craters, American weapons and a selection of Vietnamese booby traps. Ho Chi Minh has many things to offer a traveller and the Cu Chi Tunnels is a highlight!
A guide showed us the hidden tunnels.
What makes this tour amazing is exploring the extensive tunnel network the Vietnamese soldiers had built during the war. The country have yet to know how far the tunnels lead to and you can make your way through some of the tunnels and marvel at the tiny spaces and routes the Vietnamese may have taken.
You will be guided along the tour up to a gun range area where you can practise your shooting skills. We found this slightly over priced and there was a long wait for spaces available but some people from our guided tour wished to take part so we discreetly moved off and followed the path through the rest of the tour by ourselves.
I am not sure if this was actually OK to do so but we found it much more enjoyable exploring the tunnels by ourselves and spending some proper time learning and enjoying the Cu Chi Tunnels.
Opening times: 7am to 5pm
Price: 110,000vnđ per person
How to get there: We opted for a private tour – when travelling in Asia you can book a tour with your hotel or hostel but if you want to book in advance, we always opt for Viator.
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