Ben Duoc - Authentic Cu Chi Tunnels
We will pick you up at your accommodation then set off through the hustle and bustle of HCMC’s extraordinary streets. Your tour begins as soon as you’re aboard your private transport, our knowledgeable guide will give you some information on Vietnam’s political history, in preparation for the tunnels.
After one and half hour drive, we arrive at our first stop Liberated Area where you can see life of Viet Cong guerrilla fighters during the most intense time of the war from 1961-1972. Wander around here, we can imagine how peaceful it was despite of a lot of fighting out there. Then we keep moving to Ben Duoc Tunnels.
Camouflaged entrances and bamboo trap!
Upon arriving at Ben Duoc Tunnels, we’ll go through and enter into the old base of the Viet Cong. You will be surrounded by thick forest, shaded by beautiful trees and bamboo. Your tour guide will show you around the location while explaining all about the magnificent, clever tunnels. Prepare to be amazed by the cunning traps and the sheer resourcefulness of the Viet Cong. From camouflaged entrances into the tunnels and bamboo booby traps amongst the forest to the intricate ventilation system, you’ll see it all!
Experience The Tunnels For Yourself!
Now, it’s your turn to experience them up close! Embrace this amazing experience of dipping underground and exploring the tunnels. The Viet Cong were particularly small and slim so the tunnels were originally so they could just fit in. Nowadays, for educational purposes the tunnels have been widened slightly. Prepare for a snug adventure as you move through them.
To end our Cu Chi tunnel experience, you’ll get to learn about the amazing hidden kitchens that were inside the tunnels and even try out some typical Viet Cong food. As we move through the unique location you’ll also get the chance to shoot some guns, such as bazookas, AK47’s etc. This comes at an additional cost.
Lunch and Back To The City
After what promises to be an unforgettable and memorable morning, we will have a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before our journey back to Ho Chi Minh City. Our team will drop you off at your accommodation or any spots within downtown beyond your request. Before farewell to our guide, please make sure you get good recommendations from him/her for more explorations of the city.
Collected and returned to Siagon hotel in new mini bus. Guide was 'River' (English translation of his name), a great guide, lots of interesting back ground information, excellent spoken English, well travelled , good sense of humour, experienced with times and order of visit
110% recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in the history and wants to learn more
It provides an opportunity to learn about some of the tactics of the Vietcong from during the Vietnam War, whilst also allowing you to experience the tunnels and taste some local food for yourself. Our tour guide was also great
Couldn't of asked for a better guide. River was so friendly, informative and knowledgable. His English is brilliant and his knowledge of the tunnels is spot on. He was always available to answer any questions. Thank you for a very interesting trip from start to finish.
Such a great experience; learning all about the history and climbing through the tunnels. The guide was so wonderful, he answered all of our questions in such detail and made sure we had a good time.