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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 140 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

Small-Group Tour of Ho Chi Minh City Including Cu Chi Tunnels

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

See the historical and architectural highlights of Ho Chi Minh City on a full-day tour with an expert guide. After visiting the outskirts of town to tour the ...  Read more

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

From USD $65.00

Cu Chi Tunnels and Countryside Tour by Luxury Speedboat

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 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

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 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

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 50 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 $56.00

Private Tour: Cu Chi Tunnels, Cao Dai Temple and Wildlife Rescue Station

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 10 Reviews

This private day trip from Ho Chi Minh City takes you to three intriguing locations: Cao Dai Temple, the Cu Chi Tunnels and Wildlife at Risk (WAR) Rescue ...  Read more

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

From USD $49.00

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 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 $112.50

Small-Group Cu Chi Tunnels Boat and Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

On this full-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City, combine a speedboat ride on the Saigon River to the Cu Chi Tunnels with a 2.5-hour bike ride in the southern ...  Read more

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

From USD $160.00

3-Day Small-Group Best of Ho Chi Minh: City Sightseeing, Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta Tour

See the highlights of southern Vietnam during three days of private tours, including Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta and the Cu Chi Tunnels. You’ll arrange ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $125.00

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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