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Cu Chi Tunnels Tours

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Cu Chi Tunnels
Built by the Viet Cong in the 1940s as protection from French air raids during the Indochina conflict, the Cu Chi Tunnels extend underground for more than 155 miles (250 km) in the vicinity of Ho Chi Minh City alone. This network of subterranean passageways later provided vital access to and strategic control over the rural areas surrounding the city during the Vietnam War (also known as the Second Indochina War or the American War), when the tunnels housed living quarters, hospitals, booby traps, and storage facilities for the Viet Cong. 

The Basics
A visit to what remains of the Cu Chi Tunnels offers a poignant reminder of the hardships of war. Today, two areas are open to visitors, both with tunnels that have been expanded in size. They’re still a tight fit, but that adds to the experience of discovering what it must have been like for the soldiers living and operating here. Many visitors come to the tunnels on a half- or full-day trip from Ho Chi Minh City, sometimes combined with a cruise along the Mekong Delta or Saigon River.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • This site is a must for history buffs.
  • Touring the tunnels involves hunching over to walk underground. If you’re prone to claustrophobia, consider giving this one a pass.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared for uneven surfaces. 
  • Don’t forget to bring insect repellent to fend off mosquitoes.

How to Get to the Cu Chi Tunnels
A guided private or small-group tour is the most hassle-free way to visit the tunnels, given the entrance’s distance from Ho Chi Minh City (about 30 miles, or 50 km). It’s possible to visit independently (though you’ll still need a tour guide to enter the tunnels) by taking bus 13 from BEN CV 23/9 bus station.

When to Get There
The main factor in determining when to visit the underground tunnels is the weather. The dry season (December to April) is the hottest time of year, with an average temperature of 82­° F (28­° C). With higher temperatures comes lower humidity and an escape from the usual stickiness of this tropical climate (and fewer bugs). Monsoon season (May to November) brings higher humidity and daily rains, but it’s also slightly cooler.

A Tale of Two Tunnels
There are two areas of the Cu Chi Tunnels available for tours. Most visit Ben Dinh, the more popular section. It’s often crowded, and the nearby shooting range is close, so it can be loud. The second site, Ben Duoc, is about 30 minutes further away from Ho Chi Minh City, but it also has the Ben Duoc Martyr’s Memorial Temple on its grounds, which is surrounded by quiet gardens.


Address: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Hours: Open daily 9am - 5pm
Admission: VND 75,000
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Cu Chi Tunnels: Morning or Afternoon Guided Tour (Ben Duoc Option available)

Cu Chi Tunnels: Morning or Afternoon Guided Tour (Ben Duoc Option available)

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Hear stories of the American-Vietnam war as you discover the maze-like Cu Chi Tunnels, a 136-mile (220 kilometers) network of underground tunnels used by the Viet Cong soldiers. Step back in time as you peek into the old storage areas, poke your head through camouflaged trapdoors, and crawl through military supply tunnels.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta Full-Day VIP Tour from Ho Chi Minh city

Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta Full-Day VIP Tour from Ho Chi Minh city

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Visit two major attractions of southern Vietnam—one historical, one natural, both cultural—on this full-day tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels and the Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh City. Explore the tunnel system and learn about its role as a hospital, living quarters, storage, and more during wartime, and then cruise through the canals of the delta on a motorboat and rowboat to visit a village.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.00
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$69.00
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Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City by Luxury Speedboat

Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City by Luxury Speedboat

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Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City on a morning or afternoon tour that travels round-trip by luxury speedboat. Go underground with your guide in Cu Chi to discover the vast tunnel network built by resourceful guerrilla fighters during the Vietnam War. Learn about the war from the Vietnamese perspective and see authentic war relics that remain on-site. Travel with a small group limited to 14 people for a more personalized experience. Your tour includes breakfast and/or lunch (depending on departure selection).
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.12
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$85.12
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Cu Chi Tunnels VIP Tour from Ho Chi Minh with Transfer by Limo including Lunch

Cu Chi Tunnels VIP Tour from Ho Chi Minh with Transfer by Limo including Lunch

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Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels on this 6-hour tour from Ho Chi Minh City. The tunnel network played an important role during the Vietnam War for Viet Cong forces, who used it for food storage, living quarters, and a hospital, among other things. Along the way, stop by a rubber plantation for a look at a local industry. When booking, you have the option to choose the group tour (maximum 20 people) or upgrade to a private tour. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.00
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$48.00
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Shared Cu Chi Tunnels Tour

Shared Cu Chi Tunnels Tour

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Visit one of southern Vietnam’s top destinations on this 6-hour tour from Ho Chi Minh City to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Learn from your guide about the Vietnam War (American War) and how the north Vietnamese army used the vast network of tunnels. You can go underground to see facilities built inside the tunnels, and sample cassava, a staple food during the war. Pickup and drop-off is included from centrally located hotels.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$13.33
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$13.33
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Morning Cu Chi Tunnels Luxury Speedboat

Morning Cu Chi Tunnels Luxury Speedboat

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Skip the long drive with speedboat transport from Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi to visit one of Vietnam’s top destinations. You’ll zip along the Saigon River to Cu Chi, then take a guided tour of the vast network of tunnels used by the north Vietnamese army during the Vietnam War (American War). Upon your return, opt for drop-off at the War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh Market, or your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.22
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$49.22

Cu Chi Tunnels Luxury Group Tour Half Day

Cu Chi Tunnels Luxury Group Tour Half Day

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Constructed by Communist guerrilla fighters, the Củ Chi tunnels are a symbol of the Việt Cộng’s struggle against the French in 1940s and the American War in the 1960s.  Built in three layers, the fighters lived in the underground network of tunnels. Hidden under leaves and trapdoors, the tunnels are complete with weapons facilities, hospitals, command posts, kitchens and ventilation.  Take this tour to see how the Việt Cộng lived.
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  • 6 hours
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$17.43
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Half-Day Afternoon Cu Chi Tunnels Tour

Half-Day Afternoon Cu Chi Tunnels Tour

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Spend half a day some 37 miles (60 kilometers) outside of Ho Chi Minh City on this epic historical tour of the famous Cu Chi tunnels. Learn from your expert guide about the role these underground channels played in protecting people during the American War in Vietnam and gain a deeper understanding for the daily life that took place far below the surface of the earth as you wander the tunnels with your local guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.00
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$19.00
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Cu Chi Tunnels Small Group Tour Morning or Afternoon

Cu Chi Tunnels Small Group Tour Morning or Afternoon

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Benefit from a small-group tour from Ho Chi Minh City to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, one of southern Vietnam’s top destinations. Learn how the North Vietnamese army used the vast network of tunnels during the Vietnam War (American War), and duck underground to view facilities built inside the tunnels. With morning and afternoon departures available, it’s easy to fit this comprehensive tour into your itinerary.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.45
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Morning Cu Chi Tunnels Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

Morning Cu Chi Tunnels Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

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Travel the rural roads of Vietnam just outside Ho Chi Minh City and venture back in time to the American-Vietnam War on this Cu Chi Tunnels tour. Learn about the incredible network of underground tunnels and walkways that cover some 136 miles (220km) and hear how villages kept themselves safe during the war by hiding in communities far below the surface. See why this historic destination is a popular stop for travelers from across the globe.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.00
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$19.00
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Cu Chi Tunnels Small Group Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

Cu Chi Tunnels Small Group Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

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Discover the secret world of the Cu Chi freedom fighters on an explorative half-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Accompanied by a guide, descend into the subterranean network of tunnels and gain insight into the remarkable history of the 124-mile (200-kilometer) labyrinth. Hear how the tunnels functioned as busy underground cities, and learn the pivotal part the structure played in the Vietnam War. Enjoy the convenience and personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$39.00
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$39.00
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Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day Experience with DeluxeGroupTours

Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day Experience with DeluxeGroupTours

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Take a look inside the elaborate network of tunnels created by Viet Cong guerrilla fighters during the Vietnam War. Stretching all the way to the Cambodian border, the Cu Chi Tunnels served as a base and included living quarters, meeting rooms, kitchens, weapons, and supplies. Learn about the poor conditions underground, see handmade booby traps, and consider the tunnels' place in Vietnam’s history. This small-group tour includes round-trip transport from Ho Chi Minh City.
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  • 5 hours
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$26.67
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The History of Cu Chi Tunnels by Luxury Speedboat

The History of Cu Chi Tunnels by Luxury Speedboat

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Be whisked away to Cu Chi by luxury speedboat on a tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Learn about the tunnels built by Viet Cong soldiers and the transformative battle in the fierce fight for independence. A light breakfast is served as well as a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00
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Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta Small Group 1 Day

Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta Small Group 1 Day

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Discover Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta are 2 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City - Located over 50km from Ho Chi Minh city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for Original tunnels system of 250km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors. - Mekong Delta is known as The Nine Dragon river delta since it is formed by nine rivers. The background of this area is the largest site of endless paddy rice fields, coconut farms, tropical fruit gardens. It is very easy for you to catch sight of children riding on the back of the water buffaloes and farmers working on the fields, trading on the floating markets.   
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.33
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Full-Day Ho Chi Minh City and Cu Chi Tunnels Tour with Lunch

Full-Day Ho Chi Minh City and Cu Chi Tunnels Tour with Lunch

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Tour the sites of Ho Chi Minh City and travel back in time on a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels on this full-day tour that includes lunch. See the Notre Dame Cathedral from the outside and visit the famous Post Office that was built during colonial times. Then tour the War Remnants Museum and the Reunification Palace. Finally, head outside of the city to the Cu Chi Tunnels, where you head far underground with a local guide and learn how thousands of people survived far below the earth's surface during the Vietnam War.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.00
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VIP Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh (Private Option available)

VIP Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh (Private Option available)

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The Cu Chi Tunnels are an integral part of Vietnam’s history, making them a must-see attraction. Opt for a luxurious experience of the tunnels on a tour that includes round-trip transport by luxury limousine and a cruise on the Mekong River. In an intimate group limited to seven, travel in air-conditioned comfort, explore the tunnels with a guide, and explore the Mekong Delta on a rowboat and motorboat to discover rural life
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00
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Cu Chi Tunnels and Countryside Tour by Luxury Speedboat

Cu Chi Tunnels and Countryside Tour by Luxury Speedboat

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Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels by luxury speedboat then discover the daily life of rural southern Vietnam on a full-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, explore the vast tunnel network built under the Cu Chi district by guerrilla fighters during the Vietnam War. Take a speedboat down the Saigon River to reach Cu Chi, observing life along the river en route. Numbers are limited to 14 to ensure a small-group experience, which includes a riverside Vietnamese lunch.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.80
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$111.80

Private LUXURY Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnels from HCM city

Private LUXURY Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnels from HCM city

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Visit the Cu Chi tunnels and Mekong Delta on a private full-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Gain insight into daily life in the rural districts at the mouth of the Mekong River, and experience Vietnam’s wartime history. Includes private guide and vehicle, lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.00
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$109.00
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Day Trip to Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnels, Including Lunch

Day Trip to Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnels, Including Lunch

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If you only have time for one day trip from Ho Chi Minh City, visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels is a must. This full-day tour combines a tour of the historic Vietnam War site with a unique spiritual experience at Cao Dai temple in Tay Ninh, plus a traditional Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Private Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta: Full-Day Guided Tour

Private Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta: Full-Day Guided Tour

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Get a closer look at Vietnam’s wartime history with a visit to the Cu Chi tunnels. On this private day trip from Ho Chi Minh City, combine a tour of the underground network with a boat ride through the upper Mekong Delta from My Tho province. Witness contemporary daily life in this agricultural region, located at the mouth of the mighty Mekong River. Stop along the way for tastings of honey tea, fruit and coconut candy.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00
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$119.00
Price varies by group size

Private Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day Tour

Private Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day Tour

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See a piece of Vietnamese history on this tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels with a private guide. Get a look at where soldiers lived and fought underground, and learn about the role the tunnels played during the fight against the French in the 1940s and the Vietnam War, aka  American War, of the '60s and '70s.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00
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Small-Group Cu Chi Tunnels Half-Day Trip from Ho Chi Minh City

Small-Group Cu Chi Tunnels Half-Day Trip from Ho Chi Minh City

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Uncover the secrets of underground Vietnam on this half-day tour of the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City. Explore part of the 250km underground tunnel network used by Viet Cong soldiers during the American war, and learn how the tunnels served as war bunkers, weapon stores and military supply routes. You’ll even get chance to crawl through some of the narrow tunnels and take the quintessential photo peeking out of one of the camouflaged trap doors!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.99
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$20.99

War Remnants Museum - City & Cu Chi Tunnels Day Tours

War Remnants Museum - City & Cu Chi Tunnels Day Tours

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Combine two popular tours in one day: the War Remnants Museum and Cu Chi tunnels. First, get a look at preserved artifacts and documents from of Vietnam War, the go underground to explore the vast network at Cu Chi. The peaceful rural scene belies the area’s violent history, and visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage, and defoliation that took place over the area in the 1960s. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport are provided from Ho Chi Minh City.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.16
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$46.16
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Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta Full Day Tour

Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta Full Day Tour

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Experience two of the most popular activities in Ho Chi Minh on one convenient tour. Travel to Cu Chu tunnels, an elaborate network of underground passages used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Learn about the importance of the tunnels and the role they played in history. After lunch (included), take a river cruise on the Mekong Delta where you can admire the scenery and interact with locals.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.22
Price varies by group size
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$49.22
Price varies by group size

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What are Cu Chi Tunnels hours of operation?
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Cu Chi Tunnels hours of operation: Open daily 9am - 5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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