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  • Hours: Open daily 9am - 5pm
  • Admission: VND 75,000

The Cu Chi Tunnels are a network of underground passageways that run to more than 120 miles (200 kilometers) in total length in this area alone. Work by the Viet Cong commenced in 1948 as a means of shelter from the French air attacks during the Indochina conflict.

The network provided vital access and strategic control over the large rural area surrounding Ho Chi Minh City; over the following two decades the tunnels became a complex underground city including hospitals, defenses and living quarters. This meant despite all the bombings in the area many of the local people could still continue to live underground. In its prime and at its most impressive the Cu Chi Tunnels stretched from the southern Vietnamese capital all the way to the Cambodian border to the west, and in places was dug to 3 stories deep.

Much of the original tunnel system was destroyed in bombing raids during the 1970s but existing parts have been restored and opened as a poignant and fascinating reminder.

Practical Info

Located approximately 20 mi (30 km) northwest of central Ho Chi Minh City, off the road to Tay Ninh town. 

Many of the Cu Chi Tunnels vary greatly in size and accessibility allowing a leisurely visit for the curious or a challenging exploration for the more intrepid visitor.

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Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City by Luxury Speedboat

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 46 Reviews

Zip along the Saigon River by luxury speedboat to the Cu Chi Tunnels, round-trip from Ho Chi Minh City. Select an early or late morning departure and enjoy a ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 5-6 hours

From USD $84.46

Cu Chi Tunnels Small Group Adventure Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 317 Reviews

Experience the world of the Cu Chi freedom fighters with a visit to their famous tunnel system. This network of over 200 km of tunnels became legendary during ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $38.00

Private Tour: Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple Full-Day Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 45 Reviews

The private tour to Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai is a great day trip from Ho Chi Minh. Visit Tay Ninh, home of the unique Cao Dai sect which is a mix of ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.99

Cu Chi Tunnels Tour with Saigon River Speedboat Cruise from Ho Chi Minh City

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

Experience the Cu Chi Tunnels of Vietnam on this small-group day tour from Ho Chi Minh City with an informative guide. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle as ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.25

Cu Chi Tunnels and Countryside Tour by Luxury Speedboat

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Take a swift, luxurious ride by deluxe speedboat to the Cu Chi Tunnels and discover a vast underground network built by guerrilla fighters during the Vietnam ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 7-8 hours

From USD $89.16

Half Day Cu Chi Tunnels Tour from Ho Chi Minh

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

Cu Chi Tunnels is so well-known worldwide but remains a myth and excite many visitors. Come and see it with your own eyes and understand why and how the ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.00

Half-Day Afternoon Cu Chi Tunnels Tour

Located 37 miles (60km) from Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role during the American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $18.00

Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple Full Day Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

This full day tour from Ho Chi Minh City allows you to experience history and culture of Vietnam by enjoying a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai temple ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.00

Cu Chi Tunnels and Ho Chi MInh City Full Day

Enjoy this full day Cu Chi Tunnels tour that visit's the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels, the underground shelters of the Viet Cong during Vietnam War and Ho Chi Minh ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.00

Private Tour: Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing Tour and Cu Chi Tunnels

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

See the highlights of Ho Chi Minh City – formerly Saigon – on a private sightseeing tour including Cu Chi Tunnels. You’ll hear captivating stories about ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.99

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