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Private Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day Tour

The remarkable Cu Chi Tunnels highlight the dedication and ingenuity of Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam War and are a must-see destination in Southern Vietnam. Tick them off your bucketlist on this no-hassle private tour.

The Cu Chi Tunnels, which highlight the dedication and ingenuity of Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam War, are a must-see destination in Southern Vietnam.

This private tour begins with a collection from your hotel at 8:00am. Today you are off to the Cu Chi Tunnels, which were pivotal to the Communist’s victory over the Americans and the South Vietnamese Armies as they allowed the Viet Cong to control a large rural area around Saigon.

At its height, the tunnel system, parts of which were several levels deep, stretched over 200kms from Saigon to the Cambodian border. Today the remaining tunnels of this intricate network have been widened to accommodate visitors and has now become a major attraction giving a unique experience of what underground life in the American war must have been like and a deep appreciation of the courage and ingenuity of the Vietnamese people.

This is where guerilla warfare is exemplified and you will learn about the clever design of the tunnels and the strategic use of trap doors. Even with B-52 bombers dropping 30-ton loads of explosive, turning the jungle into a pockmarked moonscape, 30 thousand American troops failed to conquered the area!

You will be offered the opportunity to crawl around a portion of the 121 km long, multiple-layered tunnel and learn how thousands of guerillas managed to stay underground for many days at a time, also their great technique to conceal smoke from their cooking. There’re a lot more to enjoy and even a chance to fire with real weapons like AK47 for an additional fee (payable locally). After the tour you will be returned to your hotel by private car.

Experience Includes

  • Half-day visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels site
  • Private tour exclusive for your party
  • Chance to actually walk and crawl through actual tunnels
  • Pick-up and drop off from Ho Chi Minh City hotels
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees and government taxes
  • One bottle of water per guest

Experience Excludes

  • Food and beverages not stated
  • Gratuities


Daily, all year round.

Departure location

Ho Chi Minh City hotels located in district 1, 3 or 5.

Start times



Approximately 4.5 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • The itinerary may be changed due to weather, un-foreseen building closures, tidal and other operating conditions without notice.
  • Please note you will be visiting muddy tunnels, so you might get a little dirty... its all part of the adventure!
  • Timings are subject to occasional variations due to traffic conditions.
  • During festivals, crowds and queuing may be experienced.
  • Children aged two years old or less may participate in the tour free of charge.
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 72 hours of the scheduled departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee.
  • Hotel transfers are available to Ho Chi Minh City hotels located in district 1, 3 or 5 only.
  • Please be on time for the pick-up at your hotel.