Day Tour

Cu Chi Tunnels (5 Hours 30 Minutes)

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Saigon, Vietnam

Valid for Travel Now Through: 08 Dec 2018

Cu Chi Tunnels (5 Hours 30 Minutes)

Saigon, Vietnam

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Description

There isn't a better place to have an in-depth reflection on the Vietnam war than the Cu Chi Tunnels. Considered the most famous battlegrounds in the country, these tunnels represent the core of the guerrilla combat style used by the Viet Cong throughout the war. The initial purpose of the tunnels, beginning in 1948, was to protect their army from French air and ground sweeps but eventually turned into a intricate aspect of their war initiative. Serving as communication routes, food and weapon storage facilities, living quarters and hospitals, the Cu Chi Tunnels embody the life line of this regions Viet Cong.

Endless attempts were made by American troops to control the area surrounding the Cu Chi Tunnels but countless roadblocks popped up. From the use of napalm to the bulldozing of villages, every plan of attack to uncover the complex tunnel system just led to more confusion. After years of destruction the resilient area has now doubled in population with the still in tact tunnels serving as a reminder of its torrid past.

Departures:
08:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Wear comfortable walking shoes for the exploration of the area.
- Please note the Cu Chi Tunnels are 1.5 to 2 hours from the cruise ship pier or downtown Saigon.

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