Even today, the tragedies of the Vietnam war still hit home, both on local and American soil. Amputees and scar riddled veterans are left with the obvious physical and underlying psychological trauma acquired from the war which started in the early 1960s. The fight against communism began in Southern Vietnam, however construction of the Cu Chi tunnels began in the 1940s during the war of independence against the French colonials. The Vietnam war against the Americans caused the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and Viet Cong troops to expand these tunnels. In modern times, they now stretch from the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City to the border of Cambodia, a distance of roughly 250 kilometers.
One of our Vietnam Tour Packages takes you to the heart of the Cu Chi tunnels, where you will learn first hand about the devastation endured during this monumental era of history. The Vietnamese armies were not as well funded or supplied as their enemies, who had the advantage of chemical weaponry and aerial assault units.. This caused the Vietnamese to go underground and rely on guerrilla warfare. The Cu Chi Tunnels Vietnam Tour Package will give you a glance into the lifestyles adopted by these soldiers and their families. That’s right, even women and children lived in these tunnels, some of them for years. These Vietnam tour packages are designed to shed light on the close quarter conditions that many families had to maintain. Some of them lived within these tunnels for years and led fairly normal lives, which included raising children and getting married.
These Vietnam Tour Packages will be quarterbacked by English commentary from a Vietnamese native and you will be able to visit different areas of this amazing underground system. In essence, this network was an armada of villages and command centers, some of which you will see during these eye opening Vietnam tour packages. You will have the opportunity to visit some of the command centers and even a number of neutralized booby traps. A firing range is also present close to sections of Cu Chi tunnel system open to the public. Here you will be able to fire real assault rifles such as AK47s and M16s, weaponry which played a huge part in the Vietnam war against the American forces.