Ben Duoc - Authentic Cu Chi Tunnels

Full-Day Tour

Private Groups

Kid-Friendly

On this trip, you’ll learn how Viet Cong guerilla fighters lived in an ingenious underground labyrinth during the Vietnam War. Your English-speaking guide will explore the Cu Chi Tunnels with you while explain all about their importance, significance and functionality.

Highlights

Visit The Fascinating Underground Bunkers

Crawl Through The Tunnels Themselves

Experienced English-Speaking Guides

Visit A Rubber Tapping Facility

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Tour Details
Price

From $50 per person.

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  • 1 person $155
  • 2 people $95 per person
  • 3 people $75 per person
  • 4 people $70 per person
  • 5-8 people $65 per person
  • 9+ people $50 per person

Please note – Children up to 3 years old are free of charge, while children 3-11 years old will be required to pay 75% of the adult rate. Please see our FAQs page for further pricing details.


Season

We operate all year round, except for Vietnamese New Year, which runs from February 11th-14th, 2021


Trip specifications

Tour is recommended to start at 8:00am, finish around 3:00pm. However, this is a private tour so we can be flexible to meet your interests.


Pick-up & drop-off

We will collect and return you to any hotel located within Ho Chi Minh City.

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If you are staying out of the city we can collect you for an extra charge depending on the distance. Please get in touch for prices.


Included
  • All Entrance Fees
  • All Taxes
  • Fully Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Two Bottles of Water
  • English-Speaking Guide

Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Booking fees
  • Lunch

What to bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Insect Repellent
  • Light Jacket

What to wear

Please ensure you dress respectfully. Knees and shoulders should be covered at all times.

Itinerary
Let’s Go!

We will pick you up at your accommodation then set off through the hustle and bustle of HCMC’s extraordinary streets. Your tour begins as soon as you’re aboard your private transport, our knowledgeable guide will give you some information on Vietnam’s political history, in preparation for the tunnels.

cu chi ben dinh tunnels tour

 

Liberated Area

After one and half hour drive, we arrive at our first stop – Liberated Area, where you can see life of Viet Cong guerrilla fighters during the most intense time of the war from 1961-1972. Wandering around here, it’s hard to imagine what it was like during the fighting because it’s so peaceful nowadays. Then we keep moving onto the Ben Duoc Tunnels.

farm area

 

Camouflaged Entrances and Bamboo Trap!

Upon arriving at Ben Duoc Tunnels, we’ll go through and enter into the old base of the Viet Cong. You will be surrounded by thick forest, shaded by beautiful trees and bamboo. Your tour guide will show you around the location while explaining all about the magnificent, clever tunnels. Prepare to be amazed by the cunning traps and the sheer resourcefulness of the Viet Cong. From camouflaged entrances into the tunnels and bamboo booby traps amongst the forest to the intricate ventilation system, you’ll see it all!

woman climbing out of underground tunnel

 

Experience The Tunnels For Yourself!

Now, it’s your turn to experience them up close! Embrace this amazing experience of dipping underground and exploring the tunnels. The Viet Cong were particularly small and slim so the tunnels were originally so they could just fit in. Nowadays, for educational purposes the tunnels have been widened slightly. Prepare for a snug adventure as you move through them.

inside of tunnel lit up

 

Taste Viet Cong Food and Back To The City

To end our Cu Chi tunnel experience, you’ll get to learn about the amazing hidden kitchens that were inside the tunnels and even try out some typical Viet Cong food.
After what promises to be an unforgettable and memorable morning, we will board our private transport and drive back to Ho Chi Minh City. Our team will drop you off at your accommodation or any spots within downtown beyond your request. Before farewell to our guide, please make sure you get good recommendations from him/her for more explorations of the city.

tea and tapioca

 

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