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Cu Chi Tunnels Experience from Ho Chi Minh City
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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Discover the secret world of the Cu Chi freedom fighters on an explorative half-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Accompanied by a guide, descend into the subterranean network of tunnels and gain insight into the remarkable history of the 124-mile (200-kilometer) labyrinth. Hear how the tunnels functioned as busy underground cities, and learn the pivotal part the structure played in the Vietnam War. Enjoy the convenience and personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
  • Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels on a small-group tour
  • Learn more about the ingenuity of the inhabitants of the Cu Chi tunnels
  • Interact with the local people from the Cu Chi region
  • This small-group tour offers a unique and intimate adventure experience
  • This tour is carbon neutral, operated by the world’s largest travel B Corp accredited company
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Join a Local English speaking guide
Take a 2.5 hours ride with a private transportation towards the Cambodian border
Visit a local family to gain an insight into local life in the area.
Take a fascinating visit of the Cu Chi tunnels memorial park (Entrance Fee included)
Walk past huge bomb craters, discover hidden entrances right beneath your feet
Get a greater understanding of the local impacts of the conflicts of the 20th century
Get tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Sai Gon Central Post Office , 02 Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 70000, Vietnam

Pick up at front entrance of the Central Post Office - 2 Cong Xa Paris St, District 1 (next to Notre Dame Cathedral).

7:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Escape the metropolitan mayhem of Ho Chi Minh City and journey west towards the Cambodian border. Appreciate the scenic sprawl of the countryside as you travel to the Cu Chi Tunnel. Your guide sets the historical scene of the subterranean structure's past.

Enrich your knowledge of the Vietnam War and discover how the tunnels were built by fighters as a base from which the Viet Cong could operate. During your exploration of the 124-mile (200-kilometer) underground network, hear how schools, hospitals, meeting rooms, and sleeping quarters comprised the city, and learn of the hardships faced by the Vietnamese people living below ground.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Central Post Office
We will meet our guide there.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cu Chi Tunnels
Journey 2.5 hours west towards the Cambodian border. Before arriving at the Cu Chi tunnels, we'll visit with some local friends and gain an insight into local life in the area, both past and present. Learn about their lives, culture, and customs and get an insight into the recent past through local eyes. Continue on to the Cu Chi tunnels. The location of the tunnels was of significant strategic importance: they're at the end of the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail, and within striking distance of the southern Vietnam capital. Your local guide will take you on a fascinating tour of the Cu Chi tunnels, where you'll learn more about the conditions the people lived in, the hardships they faced, and the amazing ingenuity employed to maintain life in the tunnels. We walk past huge bomb craters - evidence of the heavy bombing campaigns in the region during the Indochina conflict, discover hidden entrances right beneath your feet, wander past tiny little chimneys in the ground that dispersed smoke from the underground kitchens, sample some of the simple cuisine that local fighters would have survived on, and have an opportunity to venture into the tunnels and explore the complex.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Ho Chi Minh City Museum
You'll end this historical Ho Chi Minh City tour with a greater understanding of the local impacts of the conflicts of the 20th century.​
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Light and comfortable clothing is recommended with shoes appropriate for walking in the tunnels.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: By visiting and paying an entrance fee to Cu Chi tunnels, this tour helps preserve the local historical heritage.
  • You'll visit a local family in the area on the way to Cu Chi to gain an insight into local life in the area. Part of your tour fee is used to directly support the family
  • Travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at urbanadventures.com/vaccine.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Intrepid Urban Adventures - Vietnam
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the social distancing policy during Cu Chi Tunnels Experience from Ho Chi Minh City?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cu Chi Tunnels Experience from Ho Chi Minh City?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Cu Chi Tunnels Experience from Ho Chi Minh City.

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  • "Don’t come to Ho Chi Minh and miss the tunnels!" See review
  • "Overall a good tour although can be skipped if you do not have the time." See review

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star-5
Outstanding
anthony_i
, Feb 2020
Johnny was a great tour guide. My wife was on crutches and he was very attentive and understanding. Great tour. Regards Tony
star-5
Thanks for a great day
Capqwerty
, Sep 2019
Tan thanks for a great tour. We never felt rushed with plenty of time to explore the tunnels. Recommend for anyone.
star-5
Cu Chi Tunnels
Nicole_K
, Sep 2019
The guide was excellent and able to answer all my questions and provided plenty of information about the tunnels.
star-5
Excellent tour - don’t miss this one!
Mary_B
, 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!
star-4
Nice tour
Hakim_L
, Jun 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.
star-4
Cu Chi Tunnels - interesting part of Vietnam history
Jamie S
, 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.
star-5
Tunels with Ruby
Vojtech_S
, Jan 2019
Great trip, interesting, the transport was totallz fine, Ruby gave us nice intro, with her cute English and poisitve energy. The only thing I did not like was the shooting range. Of course full of non Asian people. No offense, but going for a shooting range at such place is like trying to light a fire in crematorium on Auschwitz, Poland, just to enjoy the experience. Really?Weather was good, not super hot, clear sky. The whole trip was just great. Only recommendation: I deciced to take long sleeves because I read that is polite and kinda respectful to Vietnam culture. But then I saw majority of people was in shorts. Which, honestly, I definitely recommend :)
star-5
Excellent sense of history
Julia E
, Dec 2018
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!
star-4
Educational
Edralin_M
, 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.
star-5
Great tour! Fabulous guide Recommend...
ADITYA H
, May 2018
Great tour! Fabulous guide Recommend strongly
star-5
Linda was an amazing tour guide, and...
Ellen W
, Apr 2018
Linda was an amazing tour guide, and the tunnels were really interesting and teeny. Definitely worth a visit!
star-5
Gave us good understanding of the...
katie.durham1
, Mar 2018
Gave us good understanding of the American War from the Viet point of view.
star-5
Tri, our guide, was amazing He...
Jeffrey K
, 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
star-5
This trip doesn't include hotel pick...
Babara_H
, Jan 2018
This trip doesn't include hotel pick up, which we didn't spot when we were looking, not a problem for us but beware. Guide was very charming and knowledgeable and her English was superb, a lovely guide to have. Apart from the one tunnel that everyone has the opportunity to go through, we were able to go through tunnels connecting the kitchen and meeting room as well. As said before, although busy, the guide was able to navigate us round so we had chance to see everything without being overcrowded. Driver did an excellent job negotiating the HCM traffic.
star-5
This was a great trip! Our guide was...
Rakel D
, Jan 2018
This was a great trip! Our guide was very enthusiastic! he tried to talk me out of the shooting range experience but other than that I think he was great. Overall, good experience.
star-5
The guide was amazing and very...
Jacquelyn S
, Jan 2018
The guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. Despite a crowded day at the tunnel, she managed to circumvent the crowd and tell us stories about each important component of the tour without us waiting too long.
star-4
Very educational and insightful...
cshmva
, Nov 2017
Very educational and insightful. Great tour and the live gun fire you can do is an added bonus
star-5
Great day. Jerry the guide was the man...
Christopher G
, Nov 2017
Great day. Jerry the guide was the man! Extensive knowledge and very friendly and helpful.
star-4
It was a great day and our guide was...
Hana W
, Oct 2017
It was a great day and our guide was really knowledgeable. It was a lot of driving and be sure to bring some food with you, as the tour doesn't include any and I was starving by the end! A good chance to see more of Vietnams countryside.
star-5
This tour was easily arranged and...
Jessica G
, Sep 2017
This tour was easily arranged and very well organized from the pick up, to the transportation, to the actual tour. It was a nice small size so it felt personal. The guide was engaging and very sweet. Would definitely recommend!

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