Chu Chi is not as popular as many tourist destinations in Vietnam but is gradually making a name for itself. Chu Chi Tunnel is found in Southern Vietnam 40 km NW of Saigon. What is Chu Chi you ask? Chu Chi tunnel is a vast underground passage that is about 250 km that is just below the city.
What is fascinating about it is that it is formed during the French colonization era about 1940 that was dug using bare hands and simple tools and it expanded in the 1960s during the Vietnam War. They built this elaborate tunnel to provide relief, defense, and refuge from the conquering soldier of the US. Since during the Vietnam war, bombings are everywhere and people were able to survive and continue their lives. This tunnel played a vital element in their survival.
Half-Day Chu Chi Tunnels Tour by Bus
From Saigon also known as Ho Chi Minh City, you can see plenty of tour buses heading to Chu Chi tunnels tour every day. You can book the half day Chu Chi tunnel tour by bus through the tourism office. The usual fee for this tour is around $5 that is without admission to the tunnels but just the guided trip to the site of Ben Dinh. It is about 90 minutes touring time tot he area and almost about 120 mins travel time. You can check and book some Ho Chi Minh city tour here: https://vietfuntravel.com/ho-chi-minh-city-tours
How to go to Chu Chi Tunnel
Most buses leave Saigon at around 8 am, so if you are not a morning person consider renting a car. In Pham Ngu Lao tour operators usually charge a maximum of $75 or lower to return by private car.