Travel is all about eye and mind opening experiences, and there are few more so than a trip to Vietnam. Take the unique chance to uncover this amazing country for yourself and experience Vietnam’s past first-hand with a visit to the Cu Chi tunnels – descend into the tunnels and learn about the vast underground network that the Viet Cong once inhabited. Come and discover a little bit of Cu Chi tunnels with us!
TNK Travel office (220 De Tham street, District 1, HCMC)
You are picked up at TNK Travel office and depart for Cu Chi Tunnels. It will be a 1.5 hour journey on the bus to hit Cu Chi Tunnels. Before penetrating deep into the tunnel system, you will be introduced to a short video of the Cu Chi Tunnels’ legendary history and the hardship Vietnamese people must suffer during the war era. This documentary film is supposed to be an overview which helps you know about the tunnels in advance.
Right after reaching the expected destination, you are led to directly discover the tunnel system at the permitted zones, comprising field hospitals, weapon storage facilities, command centers, kitchens, and bedrooms. Especially, a short glimpse at crawling through narrow and dark tunnels, which former Vietnamese guerillas frequently did for their underground life.
Tasting flavorsome manioc – the staple food of the former Vietnamese guerillas in Cu Chi is surely what you get excited; this brings home to you the life of famine in this area during the war period. Another interesting part of the itinerary is to try becoming a sniper with an AK47 or MK16 or any other machine gun at the shooting range nearby. Return to the bus and trip back to Saigon. End the tour.
TNK Travel organizes 2 trips to the tunnels every day.