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Cu Chi underground tunnels half day tour

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What to Expect
Pick up from your hotel in district 1 in Ho Chi Minh City Depart for Cu Chi tunnels. Visitors will arrive Cu Chi tunnels after a drive of 1,5 hours. Our tour guide will give you an overview introduction of Cu Chi and its legendary history. A documentary film about the tunnels will explain you about the tunnels histories and how fierce the war was in the area. You will be guided to the tunnels system including the weapon factory, hospitals, kitchens and crawl under the tunnels…..

After that travelers can try delicious manioc which was the main food for guerilla-warriors in Cu Chi during the war. Visitors can try to fire off an AK47 or MK16 or machine guns at the nearby shooting range. Leave Cu Chi tunnels and back Sai Gon, End of your trip.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Ho Chi Minh
Departure Time
7:30 AM
Return Details
Ho Chi Minh
  • Bus A/C or van
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Mineral water (1 bottle/pax/day)
  • Beverage and food
  • Tips & personal expenses (shooting gun, telephone calls
  • Other services not mentioned in the inclusion.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
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By: Tour Cu Chi Tunnel Company
137 Reviews
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Best day trip!
Fantastic tour and our guide, Lan Unicorn, was excellent! He speaks good English, loves to sing, has a great sense of humor, and is very well informed. Lan continuously shared info about the local people, culture, war times, history, food and sites, and happily answered any questions we had. The highlight was definitely visiting the Mekong Delta and having a chance to interact with the locals. A long tour, but well worth the money and time. Thanks, Lan!
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Summer in Vietnam
Would recommend a trip to the war museum prior to this trip. The day started with an early Pick up to the annoyance of our teens 😂. Traveled by mini bus to a small factory that made some amazing art. It was home to second and third generation people who were affected by agents orange. People who had limited walking ability but an incredible ability to make art. After visiting the factory we took a walk through the shop and test area before travelling onto the cu chi area. Your shown 2 short movies on the mini bus. The guide had a very open perspective and said you need to watch both to see the American war from both sides. After the first American documentary we arrived in what can best be described as s jingle. It’s hot and humid so drink plenty of water. When you arrive you see some old American hardware, great photo opportunity and cool for your teens. Your then talked through weapons used and how the tunnel system worked. So glade I wasn’t part of that war! Your then asked / ushered to go down parts of the tunnel. We did and I’m pleased we did but it’s warm. You get the chance to go through a few more tunnels. I did one more 😢. I was pleased for a seat with refreshments before we took a look in the gift shop. Back to the mini bus for about a mile to the firing range. We all had a go, kids opted for AK47 and we took the M16. Loads more to choose from. It’s very safe as the guns are partially fixed when loaded 😳. Loved the experience and the kids loved the shooting range. Traveled back to hotel and watched a short movie from the North Vietnamese point of view. The whole experience really opens up your mind regarding the American war. The Vietnamese call it the American war as they’ve been part of so many wars over the decades right from the french to communism.
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Vietnam Family Holiday
What a truly informative and interesting tour of Cu Chi Tunnels (less touristy tour) through VIP tours and our guide Handsome Ben was great and very knowledgeable. These tunnels are a lot smaller then I envisioned don’t know how they lived in them really. Would totally recommend this tour.
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Franklin, Tennessee
Great tour and great information.
Ryan with TNK Travel was an excellent tour guide explaining all about the community as well as the tunnels itself. Very informative and a great experience.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Unicorn Tunnels
Great tour to Cu Chi tunnels. Picked up promptly from hotel by friendly guide, Lan who made us laugh, gave us lots of information and let us know what was going to happen. Stopped at handicap handcraft where the process was explained and we were able to purchase some art work, refreshments and use the toilets. There was plenty of cold water and towels on the bus. The actual tour was amazing! Would definitely recommend it!
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Melbourne, Australia
A day of history from a very passionate tourguide
We went on this one-day tour with Jackie. He was entertaining, captivating and quite the character from start to finish. We thoroughly enjoyed his story of his experience in the Vietnam War and his life in general. We felt that Jackie, having lived through the war, brought something extra-special to this tour and, through his stories, we almost felt as though we had been there ourselves! The tunnels themselves were fantastic. Very well structured exhibits and the “crawl” thorough the remaining 150m was well worth the effort and subsequent sore legs (We recommend going all the way to the end)!
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Sydney, Australia
Highly recommended half-day trip
Very interesting to see the tunnels first hand and learn about the horrors of the war. Crawling through the tunnels which have been widened for tourists is an experience which I won’t forget. It was scary enough just with a guide behind me. Very informative, highly recommend going to see this with a guide to explain the history as you walk around. A worthwhile half-day trip.
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Susan K
New York City
Cu Chi Tunnels - a rare opportunity to learn about the importance of the tunnels through the Vietnamese Perspective
The half day tour gives you an opportunity to develop an understanding of the creativeness of this type of warfare. You can experience the underground network built by the Viet Cong to control a farming area near Saigon. I took the opportunity of lowering myself into one of the hidden holes and could not get out without help. I also did the longer underground tour with my husband. You need to actually crawl at one point to try and get through as well as walk bent over for the entire length of the tunnel, minus the time you are crawling. These tunnels were first used during the French Vietnamese War and again used be the Viet Cong. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and showed us many fake termite hills that were used to hide soldiers, and some of the torture traps, that were very scary. There were several displays on view including how they let the steam out so not to be caught when they were cooking, making shoes from tires, etc. You can also buy bullets to shoot guns. This is not something I tried though other people on our tour did. There was a propaganda film when you first arrive, but our guide showed it to us on the bus so he could address any of our questions in a smaller venue.There were 125 miles of tunnels connecting to shelters, hospitals, etc. Half way through the tour, we were served tea and a typical starch.
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Very interesting place to visit
Although it is about an hours drive from Saigon, we felt that it was worth it! The tunnels and their networks were amazing - our guide Mr Nam was very knowledgeable about the history of the place.
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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Half day tour
Our tour was organised by our hostel- Lily's in the PNL area- this was my second visit. Our guide was a kind older man who was a veteran of the South Vietnam army. The tunnels are located in woodland and can get quite busy but it is so worth it- the grainy propaganda footage gives some impression what it was like. Some things are a revelation: how near to Saigon the NLF were and how resourceful they were at hiding even under the brunt of a well resourced foe. The visit to the handicapped craft centre is poignant, given the effect of toxic Agent Orange on the local population. Well recommended.
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Turin, Italy
Tour of Cu Chi Tunnels
We had a lot of fun with our tour guide Tim. The site is very interesting, you can go down in the tunnels and make photos at the bunker and traps of Vietcong army.
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East Maitland, Australia
Wonderful day at tunnels...
We had a wonderful day at tunnels today and our tour guide was Lockie... He did a great commentary on Vietnam and really made our day.... So happy to help us in anyway he could.... Many thanks Lockie for looking after us so well.... Hope we meet you again... Thank you vacation Indochina tours.... Noalene
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Nice day with Ut to cu chi tunnel
Ut is a good entertainer while we are at the road going tk cu chi tunnel and until the last stop. He is kind and knows not just his country but with ours. Though the experience was kind of exhausting because you are going to pass under the tunnel. You need to bring extra shirt because after the tunnel experience, for sure you are really sweaty.
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Fascinating tour from the first minute!
Always loved these kind of tours, and this one was really special. Not so similar as ordinary museums and cathedrals. You will be surprised of this excursion. I want to thank organizators and the guide first of all. All was magnificent! So many emotions and feelings I don’t remember before! Really cool and unusual.I’m sure, you’ll never regret about taking this trip!
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
Cu Chi Tunnels
Tony, our guide, was knowledgeable and kept us entertained. It is a must see when travel to HCM city.
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