We will leave the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City behind to embark on a 1.5-hour journey to the peaceful and rural district of Cu Chi. Once we arrive at the Ben Duoc Tunnel, you will watch a short documentary film explaining the history of the tunnels and the war from a Vietnamese point of view. After, a tour guide will walk you through the actual tunnels where you will learn more about the living conditions and the hardships of those who lived in the tunnels, including the clever ways to survive the war, such as weapon workshops and booby traps. You will have the opportunity to navigate through an authentic Viet Cong tunnel; visit bunkers designed as kitchens, meeting rooms, weapon areas; take your best shot at a gun range; and much more. You will also get a chance to try a local specialty snack, cassava (a starchy root), which helped sustain Viet Cong fighters for years.
This will be the end of the tour, and we will return to Ho Chi Minh City, where we will drop you off at the War Remnants Museum or your hotel.
Ben Duoc Tunnel
The Ben Duoc Tunnel is one of the two sets of Cu Chi tunnels that is open to the public.
Compared to its counterpart, the Ben Dinh Tunnel, the Ben Duoc Tunnel is five times larger
and is less touristy. By visiting the Ben Duoc Tunnel, you will get an authentic look into the
life of the complex tunnel system used during the Vietnam War. You’ll discover the vastness
of the network of tunnels which was set up by Viet Cong guerrilla fighters as hiding spots
during combat, as well as communication and supply routes.