Start 8:00 AM – END 2:30 PM
Cu Chi Tunnels is a legendary underground system of over 220 km of tunnels, a must-see for both Vietnamese and foreign travelers who are interested in the history of the Vietnam War. The tunnels are now a historical structure of Vietnam and considered a heroic district for the role they played in the resistance to US forces during the Vietnam War.
The tunnels (BEN DUOC) are located approximately 70 km from Ho Chi Minh city. The tour departs at 8:00 am or 12:45 from Vietnam Adventure Tours office or from your hotel in district 1. Enjoy the scenery along the way, as we pass the lush, endless rice fields and the ducks are water buffaloes swimming in the rivers. You might find it hard to imagine that once the area was almost completely destroyed by bombs and mines from the war, when Cu Chi was a “free target zone “.
Once we arrive, you will get a chance to walk through some of the tunnels, discover the hidden corners and imagine what life was like here for the resistance soldiers. If you like, try to cook with the smokeless stoves used by Vietnamese soldiers to cook during the war. You can even try foods which the soldiers lived on. If you’re feeling brave, or curious, you can even try your hand at shooting at AK-47, one of the guns used during the war.
Head back to the city in the afternoon; the tour finishes at 2:30 PM
- Air-con van (max 12pax)
- English speaking tour guide
- Mineral water
- Entrance fee
- Pick up and Drop off at selected hotels in Central District 1 only.
- Tip ( not mandatory)
- Travel insurance
Sam Heesakkers –
Highly recommend this tour of the Cu Chi tunnels. Mr Tuan was a fantastic tour guide. He is a Vietnam war veteran and Cu Chi tunnels survivor with a wealth of knowledge to share. He explains in detail
how the Vietnamese people survived in the tunnels and fought while outgunned and outnumbered. He shares his own personal story of survival and stories of his time in the Vietnamese armed forces. A must do for anyone visiting Vietnam.
Laureline Van Damme –
Tuan was a very kind and experienced guide on our trip to the tunnels.
Drawing from his own time during the war, he offered some insights that we could not have gotten by just visiting. He also was very honest about some elements, told us when truths were a bit embellished but also made sure we understood the severity of the situation. Explaining far more than could be registered by looking.
Sure, his English is not the best ever, but it’s a lot better than most English I’ve heard on my stay.