Morning, meet our guide at your hotel and transfer about 75 km North-west of downtown Ho Chi Minh City to visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels. The driving time is approximately 2 hours.
Arrive in Cu Chi, we explore the tunnels which were once a major underground hideout and resistance base of Viet Cong forces during the two wars against the French and the Americans. The tunnels, entirely hand-dug, formed a highly intricate network of interlinked multilevel passageways at times stretched as far as the Cambodian border and totaling over 120 km in length. Its complexity was beyond imagination containing meeting rooms, kitchens, wells, clinics, schools, depots, trenches and emergency exits all aimed for guerrilla warfare. The tunnels were deep and strong enough to withstand destructive bombings and self-contained enough to outlast prolonged sieges. Afterward, transfer back to make a stop on the way at a small village in Hoc Mon which is famous for betel and areca tree growing. Take a horse cart for 15 – 20 minutes to a traditional house. Enjoy a home hosted lunch at the house and chat with the host for the tradition of Saigon outskirt people, their daily life. Afternoon, get back to Ho Chi Minh