Cu Chi Tunnels

  • Port

    Phu My, Vietnam

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD USD

    Price between $101-$150
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 9.5 Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

A comfortable motor coach will transport you out of the port of Phu My and into the surrounding countryside.

As you approach Cu Chi, it is hard to believe you are entering what was a war zone of incredible strategic importance. This tour focuses on the ingenuity and resilience of the Vietnamese fighters who both lived and fought from underground tunnels. Originally constructed as a means to fight against the French by the Viet Minh, the tunnels were later expanded up to 36 feet below ground in hard soil using only rudimentary tools. Most tunnels were only 2 – 2½ feet wide and 4½ feet tall, with thick roofs capable of withstanding the weight of tanks or the impact of bombs.

Watch a short video that traces the history of the tunnels, their origins, construction and design. Then, a military guide will explain, with the use of dioramas, the underground network. On display are some of the tools and weapons used by the guerrilla fighters. Much of the tunnel complex has been opened and ventilated so that you can more easily experience the underground meeting rooms, kitchens, hospital and sleeping areas.

More adventurous and agile tunnel explorers can experience an unlit passage, which has not been enlarged for the comfort of visitors. See if you can find the hidden tunnel entrances and learn about the ingenious methods Vietnamese soldiers employed to remain undetected and frustrate their enemies.

Lunch is served during the tour. Refreshments (at your own expense) and souvenirs are available in the nearby parking area, which also displays some military paraphernalia.is served during the tour. Refreshments (at your own expense) and souvenirs are available in the nearby parking area, which also displays some military paraphernalia.

Notes:

The information is presented from a Vietnamese perspective. While the portrayal of their story may be at odds with American sentiment, it is nonetheless an interesting visit. It is important to note that, after the fall of Saigon, the guerrilla fighters were considered heroes, and still are by many older Vietnamese people. Wear sturdy shoes, sunscreen and insect repellent. Guests visiting lower levels of the tunnels may get dirty. Travel time to Cu Chi Tunnels is approximately three hours each way. Minimum height is 2 feet. Maximum age is 70 years.