Journey to Freedom
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Ho Chi Minh City
The Cu Chi Tunnels are an incredible story of hard fought resistance and a stark reminder of the challenges of war. A true history lesson and one that should be included in any visit to Vietnam, even if this is the only ‘war’ history you see.
You will be collected from your downtown hotel around for a short transfer to the pier, where your professional speed boat waits for the wonderful journey up River from Ho Chi Minh to the Cu Chi Tunnels.
Along the way you’ll pass lush green fields and small towns and be served refreshments such as sandwiches, pastries, fruit and coffee.
On arrival at Cu Chi a video demonstrates the incredible fortitude of the people who built this amazing tunnel network before your guide takes you around the area to show you the network of tunnels and underground bunkers that were used as kitchens, communal rooms, hospitals and more.
If you wish (optional) you can even have a go at crawling through an original part of tunnel that has been excavated to allow for our larger ‘western’ bodies.
After your visit lunch of traditional fried spring rolls and other Vietnamese dishes is served in a lovely setting by the river before your return journey back to Ho Chi Minh City. Tour ends approximately 1pm with a transfer back to your hotel.