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  • Address: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • 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, Ho Chi Minh City, null
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Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City by Luxury Speedboat

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 204 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 $85.00
Cu Chi Tunnels Experience: Small Group Tour, Ho Chi Minh City, Day Cruises
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Cu Chi Tunnels Experience: Small Group Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

Have you ever experienced the tunnel systems that were made by the Cu Chi guerrillas these were made without machinery, GPS, architects or engineers? The ...  Read more

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

From USD $26.00
Cu Chi Tunnels and Countryside Tour by Luxury Speedboat, Ho Chi Minh City, Historical & Heritage ... 
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Cu Chi Tunnels and Countryside Tour by Luxury Speedboat

4.5 star rating: Recommended 27 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 $89.00
Half-Day Afternoon Cu Chi Tunnels Tour, Ho Chi Minh City, Day Cruises
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Half-Day Afternoon Cu Chi Tunnels Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 48 Reviews

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 $20.00
Cu Chi Tunnels Small Group Adventure Tour from Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Half-day Tours
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Cu Chi Tunnels Small Group Adventure Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 386 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 $39.00
Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels by Luxury Speedboat, Ho Chi Minh City, Day Trips
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Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels by Luxury Speedboat

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Located about 70 km to the northwest of HCMC, Cu Chi tunnel is the miniature of the creative and transformed battle of Cu Chi people and soldiers in the fierce ...  Read more

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

From USD $80.00
Private Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnels Full-Day Trip, Ho Chi Minh City, Day Trips
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Private Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnels Full-Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

This full-day private tour from Ho Chi Minh City combines visits to the Cu Chi tunnels and the Mekong Delta. You will experience Vietnam’s wartime ...  Read more

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $109.00
Full Day Ho Chi Minh City and Cu Chi Tunnels Tour with Lunch, Ho Chi Minh City, Private Day Trips
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Full Day Ho Chi Minh City and Cu Chi Tunnels Tour with Lunch

4 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Start your day with a remarkable visit at some of the famous sights in Ho Chi Minh City such as the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Post Office built during the ...  Read more

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

From USD $35.00
Private Cu Chi Tunnels Half-Day Tour, Ho Chi Minh City, City Tours
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Private Cu Chi Tunnels Half-Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Located about 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, the Cu Chi tunnels consist of a vast network of 155 miles (250 km) of tunnels connecting ...  Read more

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

From USD $36.00
Small-Group Cu Chi Tunnels Half-Day Trip from Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Private ... 
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Small-Group Cu Chi Tunnels Half-Day Trip from Ho Chi Minh City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Squeeze into the maze of tunnels and imagined how a community once lived completely underground during times of war.

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

From USD $18.00

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