In the morning, pay a visit to Cu Chi, a historic region of the Vietnam War. This private half-day tour takes you to Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground system that is three levels deep and stretches from Saigon to the Vietnam-Cambodia border. You'll travel by private vehicle and learn about the Viet Cong fighters who built the network to launch the Tet Offensive.
After hotel pickup, depart Ho Chi Minh City in the morning and pass by typical southern Vietnamese scenery en route to the Cu Chi district. As your private vehicle escapes the city, see rice paddies and traditional village life unfold, providing a marked contrast.
Upon arrival, get an up-close look at the Cu Chi tunnels, which were vital to the Viet Cong resistance during the Vietnam War (American War). The vast network provided essential supply lines, make-shift hospitals, cover from enemy attacks, and weapons factories. At their most prolific, the tunnels stretched more than 155 miles (250 km) between Ho Chi Minh City and the Cambodian border.
During your half-day tour, you can explore the Ben Dinh or Ben Duoc sections of the tunnel to appreciate what life might have been like for a Viet Cong soldier fighting from the depths. For the adventurous, there is an opportunity to visit a shooting range to fire off a few rounds with an AK-47 or Russian Carbine rifle (not included).
Afterward, your personal guide returns you to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.