The tunnels of Củ Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Củ Chi district of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, and are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country. The Củ Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the Viet Cong’s base of operations for the Tết Offensive in 1968.
The tunnels were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters. The role of the tunnel systems should not be underestimated in its importance to the Viet Cong in resisting American operations and protracting the war, eventually culminating in an American withdrawal.
7:30 AM pick up from your hotel and transfer out of Saigon city to Tan Phu Trung village, bike ride comes through villages where you can see the changes of Cuchi village today, after 3 decades liberation. Many nice paved roads are covered the dirt paths, the bomb craters, etc. Ride through the rubber plantations to see making rice paper, rice wine by local people.
Watch movie of war in 1967 to learn more before having explanation from your personal guide.
Walking in the former historical battle site
Going down to the original tunnel, 3m underground. You can try gun fire with real bullet that only allowed public in Vietnam.
Enjoy the Viet Cong tapioca food and pandan tea in the tunnels site. Lunch at local restaurant or picnic. A ride from 25 to 40 km to ride in this day. Back to the bus, and transfer to Ho Chi Minh city.
Cycling Distance : 35 km cycling
Meals : Lunch
Accommodation : None
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- Back up air conditioned bus/van
- Truck to carry bikes for big group
- English speaking cum biking tour guide
- Entrance fees
- Pick up & drop off at your hotel
- Meals as mentioned (L = Lunch)
- Bike/Helmet/Tool kit/First aid kit/Mechanic
- Water, snacks, cold towers, soft drinks and fresh fruits for cycling day
- Travel insurance
- Gun fire bullets
- Personal expenses