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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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icon5 to 6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

See a piece of Vietnamese history on this tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels with a private guide. 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.
  • Cu Chi Tunnels tour by private vehicle from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Learn about the history of the tunnel network, which dates back to the 1940s
  • See where Viet Cong soldiers lived, hid, communicated, and recovered
  • Enjoy personalized attention from a private guide
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Private air-conditioned vehicle
English-speaking guide
All sight-seeing and relevant admission fees
Tapioca & tea
Mineral water & wet tissue
Personal expenses & Beverages
Shooting range fees
Tips

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Your tour starts as you depart Ho Chi Minh City by private vehicle for the drive northwest of the city to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a 155-mile (250-km) network of underground channels that were used for living, cooking, storage, field hospitals, command center, and weapons factory for the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, also known as the American War in Vietnam.

The tunnels were initially built for the fight against the French in the 1940s but were expanded in the 1960s, becoming a multistory underground city with hiding spots and trap doors. When you arrive, your visit starts with a short video documentary; then you have time to explore the Ben Dinh section of the tunnels. Learn about the history of the tunnels and the ingenuity of their inhabitants, and crawl through them yourself if you want. You also have the option to fire rounds from an assault rifle at the shooting range (own expense).

Your tour ends with a tasting of traditional boiled tapioca and hot tea before the drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Cu Chi Tunnels
Situated 40 km away from Ho Chi Minh City, the Cu Chi tunnels consist of a vast and ingenious network of underground tunnels connecting living and cooking areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers but also hundreds of trap doors, that played a strategic role in the resistance of the Viet Cong soldiers during the war, helping them to control a large rural area around Ho Chi Minh City.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Ginkgo Voyage

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.


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CU Chi tunnel Tour
Tourist15629461782
, Aug 2019
Our tour guide Tam was very good and accommodative. Also was very convenient as we were picked up at a easy time for us. Tam was also very good he even adviced on places for us to visit in HCM and for things to watxh out for.
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Perfect tour
Tamara T
, Aug 2018
Jun, our guide, has been realy kind and explained us in a perfect English the political history of Vietnam.
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A must see place while visiting HCM...
Jim M
, Apr 2018
A must see place while visiting HCM City. A fantastic tour. Our guide was great and in total the Cu Chi visit is very humbling.
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I would highly recommend taking this...
Duc T
, Mar 2018
I would highly recommend taking this tour with Mr. Cuong. What made this tour incredible was the knowledge that Cuong had to share with us about Vietnam's history, the local history and the history of the Cu Chi Tunnels. His honesty and great personality made our half day tour enjoyable and memorable. Cuong was on time picking us at our hotel and did everything to make our tour easy and effortless. Cuong has left a lasting impression on me and my wife, if there is anyone to take this tour with while in Ho Chi Minh, Cuong from Gingko Voyage is the one to do it with.
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Definitely recommend you do this...
Gary P
, Mar 2018
Definitely recommend you do this trip in a small group as it's very busy at the tunnels with coach party's etc and being just the 2 of us made it easier to see the sights quicker we saw various weapons from the Vietnam war and even shot an AK-47 rifle the tunnels were definitely built for the smaller person but I did manage to get through 20 meters of the 100 meters you could go through. I bottled it after that but it's definitely an experience I'll never forget our guide was great this is a must do trip
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This was one of the highlights of our...
PIERS C
, Dec 2017
This was one of the highlights of our trip thanks to our great guide.
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The tour was very interesting and...
Sarah D
, Dec 2017
The tour was very interesting and was extremely informative with a great tour guide called Jack. The collection from our hotel was prompt in a comfortable vehicle with air con which was much appreciated on a hot day. Jack was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the tunnels and also Vietnam and provided lots of interesting facts regarding the tunnels. I would highly recommend this trip as it was good value for money and is a very worthwhile place to visit when in Vietnam, its a must do trip ! Many thanks to Jack for making this such an enjoyable day and trip.
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This tour was amazing and our guide...
Michael M
, Oct 2017
This tour was amazing and our guide was wonderful. We had a great, safe driver as well. We would definitely recommend this company and tour for anyone visiting the area.
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Take this tour and step back into...
Rhbaldry
, Jul 2017
Take this tour and step back into the the world of the Viet Congo and the tunnels that they lived in and fought from. If you are staying in Ho Chi Minh and do any tour outside the city you have to do this one. The Cu Chi tunnels take around 1 and a half hours to get to purely because the traffic within the city is absolutely crazy, when you get there you see everything from all the different types of trap to how they made rice paper and cooked. Our son fired rounds on an AK 47 and an M1 and was in heaven, actually winning a baseball cap for hitting a target. Each round cost between 40 and 50,000 vend, so if shooting is your thing this is well worthwhile. You can crawl through a tunnel and come out at 20, 40, 60 or 100m, there are no lights but a local guide accompanies you with a torch, again make sure that you give it a try. Our trip was in great comfort in a large Toyota four wheel drive vehicle and Ben our guide was really good, his English was excellent as well as his local knowledge. Make sure you do this tour it is well worth it.
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The half-day tour was more then I...
William S
, Jul 2017
The half-day tour was more then I had expected. I was greeted promptly at my hotel by my tour guide Xung and our driver...also with the name Xung. The ride outside of the city was fun with views of the countryside and rubber tree farms. Xung and I connected immediately. He was fun and polite and knowledgeable. We were more like friends going on this tour. I am a single guy and booked the single private tour. It was so inexpensive and well worth the personal connection of felt with Xung. The tunnels span a larger section then I had expected and crawling in the tunnels was a thrill of a lifetime. So much history and so much loss in these jungles, but today I hope we all can remember the loss and respect the struggle. I completely enjoyed this tour and would HIGHLY recommend Viator to book your reservation. Thank you all so much for memories I'll keep for a lifetime.
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