Meet your private driver and guide at your Ho Chi Minh City hotel, and leave the city for a classic Vietnamese landscape of rice paddies and traditional villages. Enter the Cu Chi tunnels — which stretch from Ho Chi Minh to the Cambodia border — at Ben Dinh or Ben Duoc. Get a glimpse of what life was like underground as you go deeper into the tunnels, where Viet Cong built field hospitals, weapon factories, and supply lines.
Find out the ingenious ways that Vietnamese soldiers used air filtration systems and trap doors to make the tunnels safe, and learn about the sickness and infestations that swept through the enclosed networks. Squeeze yourself into passageways that are sometimes just 4 feet (1.2 meters) high and 31 inches (80 cm) wide. After touring the tunnels, you’ll have the option to visit a shooting range (own expense) before returning to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.