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From Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels Guided Tour

From Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels Guided Tour

From US$ 39 per person

Escape the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and head west towards Cu Chi to visit a local family and explore the historic underground tunnels. Learn about the impact of the tunnels in the American war with Vietnam. Led by an expert guide.

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Duration 5 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the former Viet Minh underground stronghold at Cu Chi
  • Delve into an underground world of guerilla warfare in the incredible Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Visit a local family and gain an insight into local life, past and present
  • Learn about the history of Vietnam led by an expert English-speaking guide
  • Join a carbon neutral tour, organized and led by an eco-certified tour operator
Full description

Leave behind the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and head 2.5 hours west towards the Cambodian border bound for the Cu Chi Tunnels. Enjoy an action-packed day of history, culture, adventure and tradition, led by an expert guide and in small groups of no more than 12 people. After being collected from your hotel head towards Cu Chi. Upon arrival visit a local family and gain an insight into daily life both past and present. This is a great opportunity to learn about the traditions and cultures of the Thai people. Continue on to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Local fighters built these during the Indochina conflict as a base from which the Viet Cong could operate.

This network of over 200 kilometers 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. The tunnels are extensive and in their heyday included, hospitals, schools, meeting rooms, kitchens and sleeping quarters. Today the Vietnamese government has preserved approximately 75 kilometers of the tunnels as a memorial park. Learn about the conditions the people lived in, the hardships they faced and the ingenuity employed to maintain life in the tunnels. You will also sample some of the typical cuisine that the inhabitants would have eaten. Afterwards return to the chaos of Ho Chi Minh City.

Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transport
  • Entrance fees as indicated
  • Local family visit ​
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for driver or guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present proof of full vaccination. Participants aged 6-17 must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of Covid-19 infection in the past 9 months, or a negative PCR or lateral flow Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

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

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour is organized and led by the world's largest travel B-Corp certified company. B-Corp Certification measures a company’s social and environmental impacts and responsible tourism practices
  • Light and comfortable clothing is recommended with shoes appropriate for walking in the tunnels
  • Children must be between 6 and 11 years of age inclusive
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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Wonderful Guide Miss Linda

Miss Linda was our tour guide. Besides that she was a very nice and funny person, she convinced with her deep knowledge about Cu Chi and all tour related things. Her guidance was very professional. At the end of the tour I forgot my cell phone in the bus. Ms Linda spent some hours of her private time to find me in Ho Chi Minh City to return my phone. All in all the tour guide Miss Linda was above all expectations Thanks so much and I will definitely recommend the tour an the guide Marcel

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October 5, 2017

Great excursion

Nice excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels. The guide knew a lot and his information gave more insight in the battle that has been fought at this place.

August 7, 2016

Great informative experience and come back with a different perspectiv

It was worth every rupee. Tan was a great guide with a great sense of humour. Wish they had a Plan view of a portion of the tunnel system to better understand it.

January 12, 2016

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