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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 from Ho Chi Minh city

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. During the day, you’ll also visit a Vietnamese rubber plantation.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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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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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.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
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Cu Chi Tunnels by Luxury Speed Boat half day

History enthusiasts will love this visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City. Your mode of transportation will be a speed boat, so you’ll save time by not having to wait in road traffic. Enjoy the views and refreshing breezes from the boat. After visiting the maze of underground tunnels, you can choose to be dropped at the informative War Remnants Museum or the Ben Thanh Market, to continue to explore.
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Cu Chi Tunnels Private Half-Day Tour

Just an hour’s drive from Ho Chi Minh City, the Cu Chi Tunnels are one of Vietnam’s most fascinating war sites. On this tour, travel in the comfort of a private vehicle and benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide. Venture underground to explore the tunnels, learn how they were used by the Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam War, and have chance to take photos inside the camouflaged trapdoors.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 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 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)
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Ho Chi Minh City: Top Tour Must Visit Cu Chi Tunnels

Now you can travel to Cu Chi as a VIP on one of our modern speedboats. Our English-speaking guide will give you interesting information about life on the riverside of the Saigon River as your boat gracefully slaloms through the water hyacinths. After the scenic one-hour boat trip, our guide will take you through the historic Cu Chi Tunnels. A light breakfast will be served on the departure way and a traditional Vietnamese lunch will be served after visiting the tunnels. This tour is all-inclusive and hassle-free. There are two options for Cu Chi Tunnels Tour, both go to and come back by boat or have a combine van & boat trip.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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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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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.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Tour Cu Chi tunnels - Mekong river by speed boat one day

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 fight, lasting for 30 years against the aggressors for independence, freedom of the country. Most of tour operator do a day trip by car or bus. Why you should do a day trip by speedboat on mekong river and Cu Chi Tunnels. A day trip by speedboat with small group is more convenient and more flexible, you can seeing there daily life of local citizens living along the river banks.
  • Duration: 7 minutes
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Private Cu Chi Tunnels Tour by air-conditioned car from Saigon

Visit the Cu Chi tunnels in an exciting way on a tour by private vehicle from Ho Chi Minh City. Sit back and relax while your guide takes you through lush rice fields and forests and provides interesting insight into the Cu Chi people and the history of the tunnels. Explore the tunnels, and enjoy local special food such as steamed tapioca and hot tea.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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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. 
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
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Sai Gon: Cu Chi Tunnels half day trip

The Cu Chi Tunnels are an elaborate network on underground pathways used by Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam War. Explore this vast labyrinth of sleeping quarters, kitchens, social rooms, and even hospitals, and learn about their historical importance. After the tour, shoot an AK-47 or M-16 at the National Defence Sports Shooting Range.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Afternoon Private Cu Chi Tunnels Half-Day Tour

Explore the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels and learn how the network of underground tunnels, bunkers, and ammunition stores were used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. On this tour, travel from Ho Chi Minh City in the comfort of a private vehicle and spend as long as you like touring the tunnels and taking photos.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Cu Chi Tunnels - Half Day

The tunnels are a great destination located 70 km from the Ho Chi Minh City Center to the Northwest. Cu Chi was known as the “area of steel” in the war time, and the tunnel systems were over 200km, which was considered the unbreakable underground village in the Vietnam-American war. It is legendary for its network of tunnels, and is a popular destination for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

Combine two popular Ho Chi Minh City activities into one day on this tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta. Learn about the wartime tunnels and explore them with a guide, then break for lunch before continuing to My Tho City. Board a boat for a relaxing ride down the Tien River, stopping for a short cycling trip around a local village.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Cu Chi Tunnel Waterway Trip (half day)

Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh via speedboat (departure) and air-conditioned coach (return) on this half-day tour. Take in the scenery on the Saigon River on the way, zipping along for an hour before reaching the “Area of Steel” and exploring the tunnels with a guide. Make the most of your visit by listening to guided commentary on the military history of the tunnels, learning much more than you would simply exploring on your own.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Speedboat to Visit Cu Chi Tunnels 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.
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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.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Cu Chi Tunnels Motorbike Excursion

Travel like a local on a 6-hour tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City by motorcycle. On the way, admire rural views of rice fields and possible water buffalo with your guide, and then explore the underground labyrinth of the Cu Chi Tunnels, used during the Vietnam War. Afterward, enjoy a traditional lunch at a lakeside restaurant.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Bike and Boat Tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City

Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels in a more interesting way than a typical bus tour with this boating and biking experience. You'll take a speedboat along the Saigon River followed by a bike ride along quiet roads for the chance to see a piece of rural Vietnam. Pass by a rubber plantation, rice paper factory, and a market, and take a walking tour of the tunnels to learn about their wartime history. Lunch included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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