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.
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, 3 m 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. Includes: (L).
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