Cu Chi Tunnels Small Group Tour From Ho Chi Minh City

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  • Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Saigon Central Post Office, 2 Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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 the 1960's when they played a vital part in the American War, allowing the Viet Cong to control a large rural area close to Ho chi minh city. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities.

Highlights

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  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

Leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho chi minh city behind, take a 2.5-hour journey west towards the Cambodian border bound for the Cu chi tunnels. The Cu chi tunnels were built by local fighters during the Indochina conflict as a base from which the Viet Cong could operate from close to the Southern Vietnamese capital. Initial construction started in 1948 when the Viet Minh required somewhere to hide from French air attacks and by 1965, the Cu Chi tunnel complex was estimated to consist of 200km's of tunnels. It included, hospitals, schools, meeting rooms, kitchens and sleeping quarters. Life was difficult for the inhabitants and to protect against outside intruders bobby traps were laid throughout the complex.

Your local guide will take you on a fascinating tour around the Cu chi tunnels where you'll learn more about the conditions the Vietnamese people lived in, the hardships they faced and the amazing ingenuity employed to maintain life in the tunnels.

Inclusions

Transport from meeting point by air-conditioned minivan

Small group tour

Local English speaking guide

Entry/Admission - Cu Chi Tunnels

Exclusions

Food and beverages

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 6 years

Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 30-Sep-2019

    The guide was excellent and able to answer all my questions and provided plenty of information about the tunnels.

  • 05-Aug-2019

    Wow! This was an amazing tour! Our guide, Tan, shared SO much history and background regarding Cu Chi and Vietnam in the 19th and 20th centuries - I was transfixed by it all! To see and learn about this history firsthand is truly an incredible experience and he made it very easy and pleasant for us. Don’t come to Ho Chi Minh and miss the tunnels!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Overall a good tour although can be skipped if you do not have the time. I think we got bored mainly because of the heat and also we could not understand our tour guide THANH very well.

  • 05-Mar-2019

    A nice trip to the tunnels. Efficient pickup and relaxing drive out. Tanh was a good guide and very kind. The tunnels themselves are full of tourists and this sort of detracted from my trip, but this has no bearing on the tour and our guide.

  • 01-Jan-2019

    Tan provided an excellent overview of the Cu Chi tunnels, as well as providing context around what led to their creation. He shared that his parents were actually former Viet Cong and shared important details that helped bring to life what it meant to survive underground. Tour was timely, well run, and conducted with key historical detail. Helpful for day 1 in HCMC!

  • 04-Oct-2018

    Linda was our tour guide—she was very knowledgeable and made sure all of our questions were answered. She did not rush but explained thoroughly the details of the cu chi tunnels. We were impressed and signed up with her for the next day’s tour to the Mekong Delta.

  • 17-May-2018

    Great tour! Fabulous guide

    Recommend strongly

  • 14-Apr-2018

    Linda was an amazing tour guide, and the tunnels were really interesting and teeny. Definitely worth a visit!

  • 28-Mar-2018

    Gave us good understanding of the American War from the Viet point of view.

  • 17-Mar-2018

    Tri, our guide, was amazing
    He had a great knowledge of the Vietnam war and was very responsive to our wishes
    If you book this tour try to get Tri as your guide

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