Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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On your guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels, you’ll learn about the history of this underground system. The tunnels were dug during the Vietnam War by Viet Cong soldiers as a way to move undetected and launch surprise attacks. Experience the tight squeeze firsthand by crawling through the tunnels, and fire assault rifles at the shooting range after. Pack bug spray and dress for hot and humid weather, arriving earlier in the day to beat the crowds and the afternoon sun. It's not recommended to visit the tunnels after a downpour, as the area will get very muddy.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Couron
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Intricate Guerrilla Warfare Hideout
    The Cu Chi Tunnels of Vietnam offer a unique and fascinating glimpse into the ingenuity of the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. These intricate and hidden tunnels provided a safe haven for the guerilla warfare tactics employed by the Viet Cong, and they remain a testament to the resourcefulness of the people of Vietnam. Spanning over 120 miles, the tunnels were constructed with earthen walls and covered with leaves and branches to remain hidden from the enemy. They were equipped with living quarters, storage, communication and weapons facilities, and even a network of underground hospitals. Visitors to the tunnels can explore the hidden passageways and experience what life was like for the Viet Cong during the war. The Cu Chi Tunnels are a must-see for anyone interested in the history of Vietnam and the ingenuity of guerrilla warfare.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 1, 2023
  • Arands
    Sydney, Australia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see
    Cu Chi Tunnels is a unique and educational experience that offers a glimpse into the secret underground network used by the Vietnam Military during the war. Visitors can explore the intricate network of tunnels and experience the challenges faced by the soldiers. The tour guides are knowledgeable and provide an in-depth explanation of the tunnels and the military strategy used by the Vietnamese. The tunnels are a must-see for anyone interested in learning more about the Vietnam War. The experience is both educational and entertaining, making it a great way to spend a day in Vietnam.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 19, 2023
  • Voyageur
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Private Tour
    The tour with Bảo was amazing, I had a very good time in the tunnels and the Cao Đài temple where she took the time to explain every detail of their ceremony and temple. I would recommend her as she is nice, interesting, polite and caring. Thank you, Bảo!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 24, 2023
  • Andrew D
    Singapore, Singapore399 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Experiential
    A tour to Cu Chi Tunnels is certainly not for everyone. It is steep in war history which may appeal only to select segments, but I personally find it very informative as it is a pivotal part of Southeast Asian history. However, most important to note is that the tunnel itself requires you to bend down to enter the dark tunnels, which may not be suitable for everyone. It was really testing my knees and some section of the tunnels can be quite long. Nonetheless, you get to relive history and imagine how life must have been like if you were in the war zone. It's a unique experience, for sure.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 2, 2023
  • Brian T
    Indianapolis, Indiana1,348 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unbelievable!!!
    If you put aside the reasons for the Vietcong, they were extremely adaptive to their environment and resourceful. The tunnel system, along with its traps, were ingenious. I can’t image creating/building, traveling or living within the tunnel system. It was too constrictive for me to travel a short distance within the tunnel system but my partner accomplished the feat. However, one tunnel crawl was enough for my partner.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 10, 2023
  • vjb56
    Plymouth, United Kingdom168 contributions
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    Cu Chi Tunnels
    Really quite interesting. Our guide Jacky was full of information about the Tunnels and the Vietnam War, which was something I didn’t really know much about. However looking around and seeing the traps, the underground living areas, hospitals etc you can’t help feel impressed at the ingenuity of it all, not to mention the resilience of those that lived and fought there. You don’t have to go down into a tunnel but there is the option should you wish to. Quite a lot of tourists around. I think it’s worth a look.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 26, 2023
  • Quintas
    Chino Hills, California4 contributions
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    It was truly impressive!
    This unique and historically significant underground city is incredibly well-preserved and fascinating. Booby traps, secret passageways, battle strategy rooms, trap doors, and underground bunkers - it's like stepping back in time! Even if you aren't an avid historian, this unforgettable place is an absolute must-see while in Vietnam.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 3, 2023
  • Barb N
    Port Coquitlam, Canada311 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    Did a private tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels. Very informative and interesting. Amazing network of tunnels. Excellent displays and films on how they were built and used, including strategy and booby traps. A major piece of history not to be missed.
    Visited February 2023
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Chris S
    Sydney, Australia324 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tunnels so worth seeing
    Visited this site with our local guide and we found it so interesting to see how these people were able to build such a massive underground complex with nothing more than hand tools and woven baskets. They showed how resourceful and ingenious the people were at defending and living in such cramped conditions. They even have a live fire range where you try various weapons- I tried the AK47 and 10 rounds costs around $40.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 9, 2023
  • World Traveller
    London, United Kingdom199 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting insight to the war with Vietnamese viewpoint
    A fascinating insight to the war from the Vietnamese viewpoint. Building of the tunnels with a mere hoe, hiding the soil dug out, creating air vents, camouflaging the entrances to the tunnels, creating traps, the whole network of lives lived underground. The thought process and endurance involved with barely any access to modern weapons. A frustrated American side who could not understand where the fighters were appearing and disappearing to, resulted in use of Agent Orange! The place also has a shooting range. Apparently the only one allowed in the country for tourists. Wish it was a fair distance from the common area. The loud noise from exploding guns is quite daunting for the fair hearted!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 16, 2023
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Rajesh Kumar
Palampur, India29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Ticketing and cost factor.
a. I booked through Klook and paid 834000 VND, for a half day trip to Cu Chi Tunnel. This is much cheaper than any of the local travel agents and I must say they had an excellent guide and a luxary bus.
b. It was a group tour with meet up option at 22 Bui Vien Street, which was hardly 150 mtr from my hotel in Bag packers Street.

Do's and Don't
a. The tour veh stops enroute at a handicraft factory which has lots of local Vietnamese craft work, specialty is the pottery work using egg shells. I recommend Not to buy it as they are exorbitantly high. you can easily pick up same stuff from Bin Tay market or from Ben Than Market at not even half the price.

b. Do not miss to enter the modified tunnel. They have developed it so that tourists can enter the tunnel and get real life feel of how the Vietnamese operated from the tunnel. It is slightly challenging as tall guy like me had to crawl all through, but something not to be missed.
Written February 18, 2020
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NZ Mark
Hamilton, New Zealand20 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Family
We did the Cu Chi tunnels with a tour and tour guide which was very good because we got to learn the history and many interesting things. Cost VND 400-500k depending on what's included. The AK47 ammunition/ bullets are overpriced VND 600k for ten but it's a once in a lifetime. If I did it again, I would take the public bus from HCM City and do it on a much lower budget. Also, would be good to do the river boat up but not sure if cost.

Written February 18, 2020
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Davethepubsinger
Tenerife, Spain264 contributions
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Feb 2021
My wife and I used Asiana Link Travels and opted for the morning tour in Feb 2020. We paid 1.1million dong (around £38) for the two of us. Our guide Tri (pronounced tree) was very helpful and spoke very good English. On the way we stopped at a factory where disabled people made lacquered gifts. The process was explained and the various items were most impressive.
We continued on to the tunnels and Tri explained how the Viet Cong survived in the network of tunnels and the ingenious ways they avoided the US and allied troops. There was an option to pay extra to fire live rounds at the firing range from different weapons. Next to the firing range was a good sized cafe. We were surprised that the cafe had been placed right next to the firing range as it was LOUD.
We were then given the chance to go down one of the tunnels at no extra charge. We had the option of doing 20, 40, 100 or 160 metres. After 20 metres my wife and I had had enough. I am not the slimmest person and I found it too hot down there. However, one of our group did the full 160! He took so long the guide was about to go and find him (in case he’d taken the wrong turn and was heading for Cambodia), but he came out saying he’d been taking selfies! After the visit there was the option to go to a restaurant for lunch (included in the price) or return to your hotel. I would recommend Asiana Link Travels as the guide was friendly and informative not only about the tunnels, but also life in modern day Saigon.
Written June 21, 2021
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Csaba
Diosd, Hungary51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
We visited Cu Chi tunnels on 25th Jan 2020 - cost 350k Dong per person. They picked us up with bus at our hotel. The tour guide Lam was very kind, professional and led the tour nicely. We were in the morning tour so it wasnt crowded. We could go through in a comfortable speed. We could go into the tunnel - could choose 10meters, 20meters, 60 or 100 meters. There were also bunkers with museum Stuff to see. You can also fire with Guns if you want - 60k Dong per bullet, 600k for 10. In the End we could also try tapioca that Vietkongs ate in the war. Lam also explained some tactics they used. Nice tour, I recommend to everybody who visits Vietnam.
Written February 3, 2020
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chrissy777
north yorkshire39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
What an eye opener. 2 ways to visit The tunnels. Speedboat 30 mins or road 1 hour and 20 mins. Both interesting journies.
We arrived by taxi from HCMC and a guide from the tunnels showed us round. He was informative , very very interesting and great at English. We expected a 'bill' but not the case . We generously tipped him. Tip. The guides you pre pay for are very expensive and we got same information for much less. Majority of tour is above ground with easy access. The main tunnel has been significantly enlarged for our 'stouter' western visitors. My partner went down to experience the tunnel. Again, lots of history , relics, footage and demonstrations . The original bunkers underground now have thatched rooves so you can see inside from ground level. There is a cafe area and a shooting range but we didn't opt to shoot the rifles. This was one of our favourites . Highly highly recommended. I'm currently using a crutch following surgery and this trip was perfectly fine. People we spoke to had declined to visit as they envisaged it being underground. This is not the case. Entry fee was around £6 per person. Well worth it.
Written February 9, 2020
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welltravelledteacher
Perth, Australia79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This place is one of a kind and an essential visit when coming to Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City. We went with a tour guide as part of a small group of 7 (Vietnam Adventure Tours). You get to go into the original tunnels if you want to. They are 100 metres long with options to exit every 20 metres. I wouldn’t visit here as part of a large tour group as you’d barely get to see or hear the tour guide. There is an amazing, large restaurant as you exit the Cu Chi Tunnels tourist site. It is on the water and the food is good.
Written January 14, 2020
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Miles S
San Francisco, CA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Tuan is a Vietnam war veteran that knows so much history about the tunnels. He works with Vietnam adventure tours that provide a very cheap price. If you want to visit the cu chi tunnels I highly recommend requesting Tuan as your guide. He is funny, respectful, and most of all very knowledgeable about the war and tunnels. I would definitely book this tour again in the future with other friends to show them some of the history of the Vietnam war!
Written January 2, 2020
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Julie
United Kingdom195 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Couples
We booked a half day tour, it was about £20 pp so good value for money, it is a long half day ! Our guide was very informative and spoke really good English, (Vietnam Adventure Tours). The tunnel area was laid out well, the guide doesn't rush you around and engages in conversation answering any questions. On the way back the guide picked up some snacks for us to try - fried savoury filled and sweet pancakes (more like dumplings), very nice and a nice touch. I would recommend this tour and the company.
Written February 1, 2020
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Jennifer L
114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Fascinating glimpse into the elaborate tunnel system used by the Viet Cong both before and during the Vietnam War. We visited the Ben Duoc area and had a fantastic tour guide. Our boys loved crawling through the tunnels. We took a couple public buses to the site. Entrance was $5 US per person (they measure kids by height to determine if they pay) and includes the tour guide.
Written January 15, 2020
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Culinelle
Zaandam, The Netherlands193 contributions
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Dec 2019
Visiting the Cu Chi tunnels is a very popular daytrip from Ho Chi Minh city. We booked our trip through Tam Global Travel at our Hotel in Bui Vienstreet. We were picked up at our hotel and on the two hour trip to the tunnels (with a stop at a handicraft store), our guide Rio told a lot about the Vietnamese war. The tunnels were very inventive and very narrow. You can also see some simple but effective traps and you can shoot with real weapons.
Written March 23, 2020
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