Guided tour

Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels Guided Tour with a War Veteran

Activity provider: TripGuru Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels Guided Tour with a War Veteran

Activity provider: TripGuru Vietnam

From US$ 30.96 per person

Join this unique half-day guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels and listen to the incredible wartime history from a local veteran of the Vietnam War.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
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Private or small groups available


  • Get a first-hand account of life in the Vietnam War from a local war veteran
  • Learn about the historical and cultural significance of the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • See replicas of booby traps and sleeping quarters at the Ben Dinh Tunnel
  • Explore a labyrinth of underground passages used for hiding and communication
  • Travel with ease and in comfort with included hotel pickup and drop-off
Full description

Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels on a guided tour. Learn about the history of the underground passageways from a Vietnam War veteran and, if you feel like it, try firing an M16 or AK-47 rifle at a firing range. Choose whether to take the tour in a small group or to book a private tour. 

Get picked up from your accommodation and travel in comfort to the Ben Dinh tunnel entrance with your tour guide. Here, you’ll find replicas of booby traps, sleeping quarters, and barracks to give you a feel for the reality of life during the war.

Listen to a detailed history of the Cu Chi Tunnels from a local Vietnam War veteran and wander around the labyrinth of passageways while learning about the history and importance of this site.

After touring the tunnels, you’ll arrive at a firing range where you’ll have the option to fire an M16 or AK-47. Then you’ll head back to Ho Chi Minh and be dropped off at your accommodation to end the day’s trip.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fees (if option selected)
  • Water
  • Rifle firing fee
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
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

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Umbrella
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash
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What a nice activity. Because of the lack of tourism yet in Vietnam, the tour was private at the same price. Sonny was a great guide, he's attentive, nice without pretending (some guides you can feel they see you as a sack of money to exploit but Sonny was definitely a great person and so professional at the same time). The tunnels were an awesome example of guerilla war and intelligence against power. The tour includes an interview with a veteran, the guide translates. You can ask completely anything and the old man seemed very happy to be asked, above all if questions are not the basic and you are respectful with a man who lived a life of battle from cradle to almost grave. There's this part of the tour where you can shoot a rifle, i thought it was cool but then i found out a bullet is almost $3 and you just can buy them in bunches of 10. I prefered to spend my money in a photobook of the guerillas which i recommend and tipping a fabulous guide which I also encourage to do.

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August 25, 2022

Product ID: 425349