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Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels

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18,861 Reviews
Open daily 9am - 5pm
Phu Hiep TL15 Phu Hiep, Ho Chi Minh City

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.

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

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Cu Chi Tunnels: Morning or Afternoon Guided Tour (Ben Duoc Option available)
$35.00 per adult
Great tour guide!
Our tour guide pho was amazing! Gave us a great history of Vietnam and cu chi. His English was grand and he was funny!
Hannah_K, Oct 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Ho Chi Minh City

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Best Tour Company
David_M, Mar 2020
Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City by Luxury Speedboat
Hang was an excellent tour guide and boat to Cu Chi tunnels was great fun. Well looked after by all staff. A great experience. Will be sure to take another tour with this company.
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Entertaining Tour Guide!
Cory_J, Mar 2020
Cu Chi Tunnels: Morning or Afternoon Guided Tour (Ben Duoc Option available)
We had a fantastic afternoon experience to the Cu Chi Tunnels. We were picked up from our hotel even though our hotel wasn't on the list of pickups. We were greeted by the friendliest of guides who took us to the bus. When we got on the road the guide gave very useful information on the history of Vietnam and Saigon. Not only did we learn a lot, she presented it in a very entertaining way! The jokes continued throughout the tour and we really enjoyed the whole experience. Thanks guys!
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Cu Chi Tunnels
shendrickson2018, Jan 2020
Morning Cu Chi Tunnels Luxury Speedboat
We had an excellent day to the Cu Chi Tunnels by speedboat. Ting was an awesome guide who kept the group wanting to hear more. So much history.
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Good trip to cover everything that Ho Chi Minh has to offer
bsaru96, Nov 2019
Cu Chi Tunnels & Ho Chi Minh City in One Day Tours
Cu Chi tunnels was well worth it. Really not much to see in Ho Chi Minh. Lunch was decent. Wish Nortom Cathedral was open and not closed for renovation.
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Amazing
Geoffrey_B, Feb 2020
Cu Chi Tunnels: Morning or Afternoon Guided Tour (Ben Duoc Option available)
What a interesting trip and phu was such a good guide with a wealth of knowledge. Would recommend this if you want to see the cuchi tunnels.
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Must Visit
maruthireddy, Nov 2019
Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day Experience with DeluxeGroupTours
Very Informative and Friendly Guide. Very Thing Went Very Smooth and Cu Chi Tunnels Is Lit, it's a must Visit.
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YESSS
Jessiquita13, Oct 2019
PRIVATE COMBINED Mekong delta & Cu Chi Tunnels Full Day
I really loved this tour! The tour guide was really flexible and accommodated me. My flight was re-scheduled and really made an effort to go out of his way for me to still be able to do the tour at a later time. Cu chi tunnels was my favorite- a must see!
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Great Visit
Dream730098, Sep 2019
Cu Chi Tunnels - Cao Dai Temple Full Day Tours
Great to see the Cao Dai temple and Cu Chi Tunnels. Weather was a bit wet so we went able to spend a lot of time in the tunnels. Mr T our tour guide was a very good host and his knowledge of the areas visited was exceptional. Enjoyed very much. Would be good if there was a cover for our shoes at the temple as we had to leave them outside and when it rained we all had very wet shoes.
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Informative and interesting afternoon
suecasey21, Feb 2020
Cu Chi Tunnels: Morning or Afternoon Guided Tour (Ben Duoc Option available)
Excellent trip to the Cu Chi tunnels. Well organised and the tour guide (Pine) was very informative and knowledgeable. Would recommend.
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Fab Trip by Speed Boat
QueenOfHols31, Jan 2020
Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City by Luxury Speedboat
This was our option to go to see the Cu Chi tunnels and it didn't disappoint. Punctual, informative, decent Vietnamese lunch and a great experience all round. Would highly recommend. Thanks
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Exactly What I Wanted
Greg G, Jul 2019
Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta Full Day Tour
Perfect tour of both the Cu Chi Tunnels and going along the Mekong Delta. Especially the cruise down the river will be something I will remember for the rest of my life. Guide was wonderful.
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Great tour - but I struggled
Jon_B, Feb 2020
Cu Chi Tunnels: Morning or Afternoon Guided Tour (Ben Duoc Option available)
Worth the extra distance to go these tunnels . Lovely guide . Unfortunately at my age and disposition , I struggled with the tunnels . Heed the health and safety warnings !

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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