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Cu Chi - Ben Dinh Tunnels Tour
Half-Day Tour - Morning or Afternoon
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.
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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From $38 per person.
- 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.
We operate all year round, except for Vietnamese New Year, which runs from February 11th-14th, 2021
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.
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.
- All Entrance Fees
- All Taxes
- Fully Air-Conditioned Vehicle
- Two Bottles of Water
- English-Speaking Guide
- Booking fees
What to bring
- Insect Repellent
- Light Jacket
What to wear
Please be sensitive to the local customs and ensure you dress respectfully
Loose, free-flowing clothing is preferred given we will be visiting local communities. Knees and shoulders should be covered at all times.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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I now refer my friends, family and colleagues, as well as book all of my tours, accommodation and flights with Maika because I feel very lucky to have finally found an organisation in Asia that gives me the confidence to do so.
The tour was very well organized, and the guide spoke very good English. We got to see and experience so many things: Besides visiting a pagoda and Buddha statue, we also went on a boat ride (with a stop to enjoy a coconut drink) and visited local businesses producing rice paper, conical hats and mats. We had fresh fruit and tea for a snack and Pho soup for lunch which was delicious! We had such a good day and would highly recommend this tour!
We went on this tour, two families of four, with children aged 9-12 years old. We were really happy with it and highly recommend. Lin was our guide and she was fantastic, would really do a trip with her again. It was nice to do this privately and easy to adjust with Lin if needed. Maika helped us book the accommodation in Can Tho which we really appreciated. Would highly recommend and for sure do again.
You did a great job looking after all of our family of 7. The kids enjoyed all the tours and especially the Mekong cruise …as did we……because the kids were so happy we got to enjoy some time to ourselves too. I would recommend Maika Tours if your thinking of visiting Vietnam!