Cu Chi - Ben Dinh Tunnels Tour

Half-Day Tour - Morning or Afternoon

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 explaining all about their importance, significance, and functionality.

Highlights

Visit the Fascinating Underground Bunkers

Crawl Through and Fully Experience the Famous Cu Chi Tunnels

Experienced English-Speaking Guides

Visit a Local Family Home

A Visit to a Rubber Tapping Facility Included

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Tour Details
Price

From $38 per person.

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  • 1 person $120
  • 2 people $75 per person
  • 3 people $65 per person
  • 4 people $50 per person
  • 5-7 people $45 per person
  • 8 people $42 per person
  • 9+ people $38 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 7:30 am or earlier to avoid the crowds, and to finish around 1:00 pm. 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 be sensitive to the local customs and ensure you dress respectfully

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Loose, free-flowing clothing is preferred given we will be visiting local communities. 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. As we continue our journey out of the city, we will briefly stop at a local rubber plantation before heading to the tunnels.

cu chi ben dinh tunnels tour

 

The Tunnels

Upon arriving at Ben Dinh Tunnels, we’ll go through the subway 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.

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. As we move through the unique location you’ll also get the chance to shoot some guns, such as bazookas, AK47’s etc. This comes at an additional cost.

woman crouching in tunnel

 

Local Interaction

Before going back to hustle and bustle Saigon, we go to visit a local family to experience their local real life here. The owner, who is very open and welcoming, will show us her house and how to make ricepaper and we will also have a chance to make ones of our own!

family feeding pigs

 

Back To The City

After what promises to be an unforgettable and memorable morning, we will begin our journey back to Ho Chi Minh City. Our team will drop you off at your accommodation or War Remnants Museum, upon your request. Before the farewell to your guide, please make sure you get good recommendations from him/her for more ideas on where to explore in the city.

camouflage army plane

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