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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: Morning or Afternoon Guided Tour (Ben Duoc Option available)

Hear stories of the American-Vietnam war as you discover the maze-like Cu Chi Tunnels, a 136-mile (220 kilometer) 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.
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Morning Cu Chi Tunnels Luxurry Speedboat

Skip the long drive with speedboat transport from Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi to visit one of Vietnam’s top destinations. You’ll zip along the Saigon River to Cu Chi, then take a guided tour of the vast network of tunnels used by the north Vietnamese army during the Vietnam War (American War). Upon your return, opt for drop-off at the War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh Market, or your hotel.
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Small-group Cu Chi - Ben Duoc Authentic Tunnels (6 - 7 hours)

We are the only company in Ho-Chi-Minh city to offer a small-group tour to Ben-Duoc tunnels, a non-touristy route for those who want to get insight of the Vietnam War.
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Private Cu chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta 1 Day

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 in Vietnam!The tunnel system wasn’t only created for hiding and fighting the enemy, but it was also a safe hidden city for long term living with smoke-free kitchens, storage, handicraft and tailor stores, weapon factories, healthcare rooms, meeting rooms and command centers which connect together with thousand tiny-warming houses where local people could live, get married and raise their kids.Mekong Delta, a green and peaceful landscape with the expanses of rice fields contains duck and buffalo alongside the road, nipa palm canals, coconut and orchard gardens.Infant (0-8): free of charge when she/he is accompanied by his/her parents or 2 adults, he/she will be uncharged for the service and shared meals & accommodation with the two adults.
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Day Trips

VIP Group (max 10 pax) - Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day

If you're interested in Vietnam's military history, a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels is a must during your time in Ho Chi Minh City. This small-group tour eliminates the hassle of advance planning by arranging all transfers and entrance fees, and providing local insight into the effect of the Vietnam War. Plus, hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off mean you won't have to worry about finding a meeting point. 
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Cultural Tours

Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta Small Group 1 Day

Discover Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta are 2 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City- Located over 50km from Ho Chi Minh city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for Original tunnels system of 250km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.- Mekong Delta is known as The Nine Dragon river delta since it is formed by nine rivers. The background of this area is the largest site of endless paddy rice fields, coconut farms, tropical fruit gardens. It is very easy for you to catch sight of children riding on the back of the water buffaloes and farmers working on the fields, trading on the floating markets.  
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Cu Chi Tunnel - Mekong Delta Private Tour 1 Day From Ho Chi Minh City

• Learn the in-dept history of the war from Vietnamese sights • Sightseeing villages, rubber plantations and rice paddies by local transport • Experience what it was like living inside the tunnel system • Go on a jungle walk in the tunnel area • Crawl inside the tunnels • Try cassava root that sustained Viet Cong fighters for years • Chance to shoot the AK47, M16, M30, M60, Garand M1, Carbine (at your own expenses)• Traditional coconut candy workshop • Honey bee farm • Riding horse-cartridge • Traditional folk music • Experience the incredibly lush beauty of the Mekong Delta• Take a private cruise along the Mekong River and see what life is like on the Delta• Savour tropical fruit on an island• See how local coconut candy is made• Explore the bustling port city of My Tho• Feast on Vietnamese cuisine at a local restaurant• Row in a sampan along the canals through shady, breezy canal under the green canopy of water coconuts trees
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Private Jeep Tour To Cu Chi Tunnels 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.
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Half-day Tours

Half-Day Afternoon Cu Chi Tunnels Tour

Spend half a day some 37 miles (60 kilometers) 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.
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Cultural Tours

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[FRESH CRAFTED] CU CHI - BEN DUOC TUNNELS & MEKONG DELTA FULL DAY

Crawling through the Cu Chi Tunnel into the pastPaddling through the MEKONG DELTA CANAL todayDefinitely do it if you find yourself with one full day without an agenda! A good mixed of history and culture experience at the same time of the day.Departure: dailyDuration: full dayStarting time: 7:300 AMFinish time: 19:30 PMTransportation: Mini Van and BoatMeeting point: HanaTourist Office or your desired place upon requested.
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Cultural Tours

Cu Chi Tunnels Small Group Tour Morning or Afternoon

Benefit from a small-group tour from Ho Chi Minh City to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, one of southern Vietnam’s top destinations. Learn how the North Vietnamese army used the vast network of tunnels during the Vietnam War (American War), and duck underground to view facilities built inside the tunnels. With morning and afternoon departures available, it’s easy to fit this comprehensive tour into your itinerary.
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Cultural Tours

Cu Chi Tunnels - Morning or Afternoon

Visit one of southern Vietnam’s top destinations on this 6-hour tour from Ho Chi Minh City to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Learn from your guide about the Vietnam War (American War) and how the north Vietnamese army used the vast network of tunnels. You can go underground to see facilities built inside the tunnels, and sample cassava, a staple food during the war. Pickup and drop-off is included from centrally located hotels.
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Private Half Day Authentic Cu Chi Tunnel Tour

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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.
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Cu Chi Tunnels By Motorbike

The Cu Chi Tunnels, which display the loyalty, wisdom and creativity of Viet Cong Soldiers during the struggle for Vietnam independence, is one of the most remarkable attractions in the South of Vietnam. This connecting underground system took nearly 25 years to be built, it included everything needed for the life of local inhabitants: command center, meeting rooms, kitchens, hospitals, factories, weapon storage,...
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Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta tour full day

Experience two of the most popular activities in Ho Chi Minh on one convenient tour. Travel to Cu Chu tunnels, an elaborate network of underground passages used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Learn about the importance of the tunnels and the role they played in history. After lunch (included), take a river cruise on the Mekong Delta where you can admire the scenery and interact with locals.
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Cu Chi Tunnel Half Day Tour

The Chu Chi Tunnels are part of a massive war museum in Ho Chi Minh. They offer visitors a sneak-peek at the underground life of Vietnamese soldiers back in 1948. The site has over 120km of underground tunnels, with trapdoors, living areas, kitchens, storage facilities, armoury, hospitals, and command centres. After the war against the French, Vietnamese soldiers expanded the tunnels and included effective air filtration systems, which helped them survive the Chu Chi carpet-bombings.
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Ho Chi Minh City and Cu Chi Tunnels Private Tour 1 Day

• Luxury buffet lunch• War Remnants Museum• Jade Emperor Pagoda• Marvel at colonial architecture at the Notre Dame Cathedral• Historic Ho Chi Minh City's cultural sites• Guided exploration of ancient Reunification Palace• Visit to historic 18th-century General Post Office • Enjoy the lively atmosphere at the local market and travel down back streets• Visit a vintage collection of military equipment• Learn about Vietnam fascinating history• Admire the Colonial-era architecture• Learn the in-dept history of the war from Vietnamese sights • Sightseeing villages, rubber plantations and rice paddies by local transport • Experience what it was like living inside the tunnel system • Gain insight into the tenacity and resourcefulness of the Vietnamese • Go on a jungle walk in the tunnel area • Crawl inside the tunnels • Try cassava root that sustained Viet Cong fighters for years • Chance to shoot the AK47, M16, M30, M60, Garand M1, Carbine (at your own expenses)
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Big Group Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day

Discover the Tunnels of Cu Chi, a historic region of the Vietnam/US War. Stretching from Saigon to the Vietnam-Cambodia border, the network includes countless trapdoors, entangled living areas, storage facilities and weapons factories, mini military hospitals, command centres and even kitchens.Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving visitors a unique experience and a sense of how life during the wars was like. Of course,the tunnels have been widened for the sake of nowadays' travelers.
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Bus & Minivan Tours

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This package is designed for those who have just one free day in Sài Gòn and want to experience two most popular destinations nearby the city, Củ Chi tunnels and Mekong Delta. It will be a long day and you will spend almost 5 hours on a van travelling from city center to the Củ Chi district, the Mekong Delta, and back to Sài Gòn. So if you have more than a day, we recommend you to make 2 different day tours to enjoy each tour at its best.
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Half Day Cu Chi Tunnels Tour from Ho Chi Minh

Discover one of the more unique relics of the Vietnam War during this 5-hour trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels. This sprawling network of underground tunnels, covering more than 155 miles (250 kilometers), contained a virtual subterranean city of living areas, kitchens, field hospitals and command centers that once housed thousands of Viet Cong fighters. During your visit you’ll tour two sections of these fascinating tunnels now open to visitors, learning about their role in the 1940s Vietnamese struggle for independence and again during the Vietnam War. This Cu Chi Tunnels trip includes a guide, round-trip hotel transport, entrance fee and bottled water.
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Cultural Tours

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.
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Cu Chi Tunnels Luxury Group Tour Half Day

Constructed by Communist guerrilla fighters, the Củ Chi tunnels are a symbol of the Việt Cộng’s struggle against the French in 1940s and the American War in the 1960s.  Built in three layers, the fighters lived in the underground network of tunnels. Hidden under leaves and trapdoors, the tunnels are complete with weapons facilities, hospitals, command posts, kitchens and ventilation.  Take this tour to see how the Việt Cộng lived.
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Private Cu Chi Tunnels Tour

• Private tour: only you & your local host!• Flexible time to start• 100% personalized experience to your wishes• Explore truly local neighborhoods• Receive last minute booking.• Infant (0-4) is complimentary• Get To Local Areas To See Real Life Of The People• Enjoy the lively atmosphere of a local market• Learn about Vietnam fascinating history
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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