Travel by a spacious, smooth, and comfortable speedboat to the famous Cu Chi tunnels. Different from other classic tours on an endless stuffy vehicle ride, this water journey is a unique experience to get away from the busy streets and witness the scenery change from the glittering skyscrapers and busy commercial centers to green paddy fields and peaceful rural areas.
Originally dug as a base to organize guerrilla-style actions against the French, the Cu Chi tunnels were expanded during the Indochina War to become an ingenious and incredible underground network to protect the Viet Cong guerrillas from the French air and ground sweeps. There are more than 200 kilometers of subterraneous complexes containing storage rooms, kitchens, hospitals, sleeping quarters and even schools, once occupied by more than 10,000 people. Tour the vast network of underground passageways to gain an insight into the tunnels’ history, life in the tunnels as well as the tenacity and resourcefulness of the Vietnamese during combat.