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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 222 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 $42.00

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 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 $106.66

Small-Group Day Trip to Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

Escape the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and explore the rural countryside of Tay Ninh on this small-group day trip. Visit great Cao Dai Temple and ...  Read more

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

From USD $69.00

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

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

4-Day Southern Vietnam Tour: Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing Tour, Mekong Delta Cruise and Cu Chi Tunnels

Navigate the urban streets and rural outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City on this four-day tour with a local guide. See the southern capital’s top attractions on a ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights

From USD $520.00

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 40 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

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