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The Cu Chi Tunnels by Car | Guided Day Tour

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Overview

Explore the famous Cu Chi Tunnels on a full-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City and immerse yourself in the history of the Vietnam War. Learn about the architecture of the tunnel system, see how the Viet Cong lived, and taste the food they ate. You cannot visit Ho Chi Minh City without taking a tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels.

Quick Facts

  • Learn the history of Cu Chi Tunnels
  • See the various booby traps used in the war
  • Try the food the Viet Cong ate in the tunnels
  • Crawl inside the Viet Cong tunnels (optional)
  • Shoot automatic rifles on the shooting range (optional)
  • Included
  • 6 hours
  • All year long
  • English

Activities

  • History
  • Sightseeing
  • Cu Chi Tunnels

Highlights

  • Chu Chi Tunnels

Description

The tour starts with a pick up at your hotel where you'll get introduced to your English speaking tour guide. From the hotel, you'll start your journey to Chu Chi. 

On the way to the tunnels, you'll be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of small villages, and green paddy fields. 

Before arriving at Cu Chi, you'll stop at a local handicraft village where you can see how the crafts are made and have an opportunity to buy some to take home.

Arriving at the Cu Chi Tunnels, you'll watch a short documentary about the tunnels before embarking on the tour. 

The guide will take you around the site, and educate you on the history and architecture of the tunnels, and how the Viet Cong spent their time in this underground city. 

You'll also get to taste the food they ate and see the booby traps they used.

The highlight of the tour for many people is entering and crawling through the actual tunnels. Even though sections of the tunnels have been enlarged to accommodate tourists, you'll still have to crawl on all fours. 

At the end of the tour, you'll have the option of shooting from various rifles used during the war, including AK47s and M16s. 

After an eventful day and informative tour, it's time to head back to Ho Chi Minh City, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel in the afternoon.

Good to know

What's included?

  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
  • Personal expenses