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Private Cu Chi Tunnels Half-Day Tour

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Located about 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, the Cu Chi tunnels consist of a vast network of 155 miles (250 km) of tunnels connecting underground living and cooking areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command center but also hundreds of trap doors. Initially dug with simple tools and bare hands for the fight against the French in the 1940s, the tunnels were then extended by Vietnamese revolutionary soldiers during the "American War" in the 1960s and 1970s. It became a large, multi-story, deep underground city providing hiding spots, as well as communication and supply routes, helping the Vietnamese revolutionaries. On this tour, you'll get to experience what it was like for those who called these tunnels home and how they endured.
  • Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels with a guide for a more personalized experience
  • Incredible photo opportunities in the tunnels and trapdoors
  • Private tour: explore at your own pace
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off to Ho Chi Minh City
What to Expect
After pickup from your Ho Chi Minh City hotel, journey by air-conditioned private vehicle to the Cu Chi Tunnels. On arrival, watch a short video presentation and learn how the Viet Cong used the 155-mile (250-kilometer) network of underground tunnels as command centers, ammunition stores, field hospitals, and war bunkers during the Vietnam War. Follow your guide on a tour of the tunnels and experience the fascinating site firsthand as you crawl into the tunnels, pose for photos peeking out of a camouflaged trapdoor, and see an old American army tank. You also have the option to visit the shooting range (own expense) and sample some traditional tea and boiled tapioca, a common wartime meal for soldiers. Your tour ends with drop-off at your Ho Chi Minh City hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English/French speaking guide
  • Tapioca and tea
  • Bottled mineral waters and wet tissues
  • Entry/Admission - Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional beverages
  • Tips
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jason our tour guide was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and very caring. All the parts of the day trip were well organised with good selection of boats, tuk tuks,mangrove boat,other stops and the restaurant for lunch. It was a very enjoyable day and worth the effort of the
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I actually visited in February 2019, however due to travelling all over the world for the last 12 months, I am just in the process of writing all the reviews. We booked this tour through our hotel the day before. We were able to pay in dollars and get on the tour leaving the
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Booked this tour last minute based on the reviews here on TripAdvisor. The experience fell short of my expectations. The tour guide was soft-spoken and when combined with her average English, sometimes we could not understand her. We saw other groups and observed that we
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Our guide Jun picked us up from hotel and we made our way to the tunnel site we just stopped briefly at a charity workshop to get shown around also to have a small break then we continued .We arrived at the tunnel site and had the tour with plenty of time to look at everything
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We had a great time with our guide Jun, he was very knowledgeable, fun and friendly and shared very interesting insights about Vietnam's history and present. His English skills were also very good. The tunnels are def worth a visit, we really enjoyed the tour. Thanks Jun for a
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