Cu Chi Tunnels Tours

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Cu Chi Tunnels
Built by the Viet Cong in the 1940s as protection from French air raids during the Indochina conflict, the Cu Chi Tunnels extend underground for more than 155 miles (250 km) in the vicinity of Ho Chi Minh City alone. This network of subterranean passageways later provided vital access to and strategic control over the rural areas surrounding the city during the Vietnam War (also known as the Second Indochina War or the American War), when the tunnels housed living quarters, hospitals, booby traps, and storage facilities for the Viet Cong. 

The Basics
A visit to what remains of the Cu Chi Tunnels offers a poignant reminder of the hardships of war. Today, two areas are open to visitors, both with tunnels that have been expanded in size. They’re still a tight fit, but that adds to the experience of discovering what it must have been like for the soldiers living and operating here. Many visitors come to the tunnels on a half- or full-day trip from Ho Chi Minh City, sometimes combined with a cruise along the Mekong Delta or Saigon River.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • This site is a must for history buffs.
  • Touring the tunnels involves hunching over to walk underground. If you’re prone to claustrophobia, consider giving this one a pass.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared for uneven surfaces. 
  • Don’t forget to bring insect repellent to fend off mosquitoes.

How to Get to the Cu Chi Tunnels
A guided private or small-group tour is the most hassle-free way to visit the tunnels, given the entrance’s distance from Ho Chi Minh City (about 30 miles, or 50 km). It’s possible to visit independently (though you’ll still need a tour guide to enter the tunnels) by taking bus 13 from BEN CV 23/9 bus station.

When to Get There
The main factor in determining when to visit the underground tunnels is the weather. The dry season (December to April) is the hottest time of year, with an average temperature of 82­° F (28­° C). With higher temperatures comes lower humidity and an escape from the usual stickiness of this tropical climate (and fewer bugs). Monsoon season (May to November) brings higher humidity and daily rains, but it’s also slightly cooler.

A Tale of Two Tunnels
There are two areas of the Cu Chi Tunnels available for tours. Most visit Ben Dinh, the more popular section. It’s often crowded, and the nearby shooting range is close, so it can be loud. The second site, Ben Duoc, is about 30 minutes further away from Ho Chi Minh City, but it also has the Ben Duoc Martyr’s Memorial Temple on its grounds, which is surrounded by quiet gardens.


Address: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Hours: Open daily 9am - 5pm
Admission: VND 75,000
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Cu Chi Tunnels Small Group Adventure Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

Discover the secret world of the Cu Chi freedom fighters on an explorative half-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Accompanied by a guide, descend into the subterranean network of tunnels and gain insight into the remarkable history of the 124-mile (200-kilometer) labyrinth. Hear how the tunnels functioned as busy underground cities, and learn the pivotal part the structure played in the Vietnam War. Enjoy the convenience and personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Half-Day Tour: Cu Chi Tunnels by Boat from Ho Chi Minh

Skip the traffic and crowds at Vietnam’s popular Cu Chi Tunnels with this exclusive, small-group 5-hour boat trip and tour. Glide through the water hyacinths of the Saigon River as you make your way to the Cu Chi site, learning about life along the banks of this famous aquatic waterway. Then reach the Cu Chi Tunnels, enjoying a guided tour of this sprawling network of 155 miles (250 kilometers) of subterranean space. This small group trip, limited to a maximum of 14 guests, also covers transport, a light breakfast on the boat en route, lunch, entrance fees, and a guide.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$90.00 USD
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Private Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

Learn about the the role of the Cu Chi Tunnels, dug by Viet Cong fighters during the Vietnam War. This half-day private tour with a personal guide lets you explore the subterranean system in the morning or afternoon. Hear about the heroic struggles and ingenuity of the Cu Chi people who inhabited the legendary site. Includes private hotel transport from Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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$26.00 USD
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Small-Group Tour of Ho Chi Minh City Including Cu Chi Tunnels

Combine all the best bits of Ho Chi Minh City on this 8-hour sightseeing tour, including hotel pick-up. Head straight for the city’s star attraction, the notorious Cu Chi Tunnels, where you can learn about their use during the Vietnam War and even pose for a photo peeking out from a camouflaged trapdoor. After a typical Vietnamese lunch (included), admire architechtural highlights like the Reunification Palace and Notre Dame Cathedral, then browse the colorful stalls of Ben Thanh market. This small-group tour is limited to seven for a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$59.00 USD
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Private Tour: Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple

Visit some of Ho Chi Minh City's most intriguing sites on a full-day tour to the Cao Dai Temple and the Cu Chi tunnels. A private guide helps you discover the Cao Dai sect during a ceremony within the temple; revitalize with a traditional Vietnamese lunch; and explore underground tunnels used during the Vietnam War. Round-trip transport in an air-conditioned vehicle from your Ho Chi Minh hotel is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$49.00 USD
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Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta VIP Tour with Transfer by Limo

Visit two major attractions of southern Vietnam — one historical, one natural, both cultural — on this 11-hour tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels and the Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh City. Explore the tunnel system and learn about its role as a hospital, living quarters, storage, and more during wartime, and then cruise through the canals of the delta on a motorboat and rowboat to visit a village.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City by Luxury Speedboat

Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City on a morning or afternoon tour that travels round-trip by luxury speedboat. Go underground with your guide in Cu Chi to discover the vast tunnel network built by resourceful guerrilla fighters during the Vietnam War. Learn about the war from the Vietnamese perspective and see authentic war relics that remain on-site. Travel with a small group limited to 14 people for a more personalized experience. Your tour includes breakfast and/or lunch (depending on departure selection).
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Cu Chi Tunnels: Morning or Afternoon Guided Small-Group Tour

Hear stories of the American-Vietnam war as you discover the maze-like Cu Chi Tunnels, a 136-mile (220 km) network of underground tunnels used by the Viet Cong soldiers. Step back in time as you peek into the old storage areas, poke your head through camouflaged trapdoors and crawl through military supply tunnels.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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VIP Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh (Private Option available)

The Cu Chi Tunnels are an integral part of Vietnam’s history, making them a must-see attraction. Opt for a luxurious experience of the tunnels on a tour that includes round-trip transport by luxury limousine and a cruise on the Mekong River. In an intimate group limited to seven, you’ll travel in air-conditioned comfort, explore the tunnels with a guide, and explore the Mekong Delta on a rowboat, which causes minimal disturbance to the local wildlife.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Cu Chi Tunnels VIP Tour with Transfer by Limousine including Lunch

Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels on this 6-hour tour from Ho Chi Minh City. The tunnel network played an important role during the Vietnam War for Viet Cong forces, who used it for food storage, living quarters, and a hospital, among other things. Along the way, stop by a rubber plantation for a look at a local industry. When booking, you have the option to choose the group tour (maximum 20 people) or upgrade to a private tour. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Black Virgin Mountain, Cao Dai Temple & Cu Chi Tunnels 1-day tour by private car

Discover the popular attractions in southern Vietnam’s Tay Ninh province on this all-day private tour. First, catch expansive views after climbing up Black Virgin Mountain and learn the religious significance of the Cao Dai temple. Then, explore the historic Cu Chi tunnels, an underground network used by resistance fighters. Plus, visit the Ba Den pagoda via cable car.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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$75.00 USD
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Small-Group Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

Visit the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the historical highlights of Vietnam. Venture underground to learn how the Viet Cong built and utilized this intricate subterranean network, which played a vital part in their victory during the Vietnam War. Your 6-hour small-group tour includes your choice of Vietnamese baguette or ‘pho’ (noodle soup) plus round-trip hotel transport by minivan from Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels by Luxury Speedboat

Be whisked away to Cu Chi by luxury speedboat on a 6.5-hour tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Learn about the tunnels built by Viet Cong soldiers and the transformative battle in the fierce fight for independence. A light breakfast is served as well as a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$80.00 USD
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Morning Cu Chi Tunnels Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

Travel the rural roads of Vietnam nearly 40 miles outside Ho Chi Minh City and venture back in time to the American War in Vietnam on this Cu Chi Tunnels tour. Learn about the incredible network of underground tunnels and walkways that covered some 136 miles and hear how villages kept themselves safe during war by hiding in communities far below the surface. See why this historic destination is a popular stop for travelers from across the globe.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta: Full-Day Guided Tour

Get a closer look at Vietnam’s wartime history with a visit to the Cu Chi tunnels. On this private day trip from Ho Chi Minh City, combine a tour of the underground network with a boat ride through the upper Mekong Delta from My Tho province. Witness contemporary daily life in this agricultural region, located at the mouth of the mighty Mekong River. Stop along the way for tastings of honey tea, fruit and coconut candy.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Day Trip to Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnels, Including Lunch

If you only have time for one day trip from Ho Chi Minh City, visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels is a must. This full-day tour combines a tour of the historic WWII site with a unique spiritual experience at Cao Dai temple in Tay Ninh, plus a traditional Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Half-Day Afternoon Cu Chi Tunnels Tour

Spend the day some 40 miles outside of Ho Chi Minh City on this epic historical tour of the famous Cu Chi tunnels. Learn from your expert guide about the role these underground channels played in protecting people during the American War in Vietnam and gain a deeper understanding for the daily life that took place far below the surface of the earth as you wander the tunnels with your local guide.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Full-Day Ho Chi Minh City and Cu Chi Tunnels Tour with Lunch

Tour the sites of Ho Chi Minh City and travel back in time on a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels with this full day tour that includes lunch. You'll see Notre Dame Cathedral and the famous Post office that was built during colonial times. Then tour the War Remnants Museum and the Reunification palace. Finally, you'll head outside of the city to the Cu Chi Tunnels, where you'll head far underground with a local guide and learn how thousands of people survived far below the earth's surface during the Vietnam War.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Cu Chi Tunnels and Saigon City

Cu Chi Tunnels - the unique underground village with the complex network of over 250 km long, a must- see destination for every first time visitors!Visit Cu Chi Tunnels one time of your life to understand more about the strong will, tenacity, intelligence, creation, and the pride of inhabitants over there and see clearly a symbol of Vietnamese revolutionary heroism.Saigon - the biggest dynamic and non-sleep city in Vietnam and also a promised land for many people from other provinces who want to find any chance for the life change.Take yourself to explore Saigon to understand more about our beautiful country, to see our developing time after war, to immerse in our warming hospitality with beautiful architecture and taste delicious Vietnamese food that you will never forget!
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Cu Chi Tunnels Half-Day Tour

See a piece of Vietnamese history on this 6-hour tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels with a private guide. You'll get a look at where soldiers lived and fought underground, and learn about the role the tunnels played during the fight against the French in the 1940s and the Vietnam War, aka  American War, of the '60s and '70s.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Cu Chi Tunnels Tour by Army Jeep from Ho Chi Minh City

The Cu Chi Tunnels are one of the most important remnants of the Vietnam War and taking a tour by 4×4 Army Jeep means you can venture off-road and explore the countryside along the way. This private half-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City includes hotel pickup, round-trip transport, and a guided tour of the tunnels, bunkers, and trapdoors.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Ben Duoc: The Ultimate Cu Chi Tunnel Tour

Step foot inside the Cu Chi Tunnels and explore the underground passageway at Ben Duoc, a less developed—and less visited—section. A guide sheds light on what daily life was like within the Cu Chi system and the ingenuity of the people who used it during the Vietnam War. Lunch and hotel transport from Ho Chi Minh City are provided.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Ho Chi Minh City: Luxury Highlight Cu Chi Tunnel & Mekong Delta Cruise Top Site

Combine tours of the Mekong delta and Cu Chi Tunnels into one day with this trip from Ho Chi Minh: ideal if you’re short on time. Descend into the Viet Cong tunnels used during the Vietnam War, and learn how they housed troops and provided bases for surprise attacks. After lunch, explore the Mekong’s fruit farms and islands before riding a rowboat along its canals. Air-conditioned transport, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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$46.00 USD
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Private LUXURY Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnels Full-Day Trip

Visit the Cu Chi tunnels and Mekong Delta on a private full-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Gain insight into daily life in the rural districts at the mouth of the Mekong River, and experience Vietnam’s wartime history. Includes private guide and vehicle, lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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$79.00 USD
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