Cu Chi tunnels private tour from Ho Chi Minh City
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Cu Chi tunnels private tour from Ho Chi Minh City

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 5 hours to 6 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Delve into an underground world of guerrilla warfare in the incredible Cu Chi tunnels
  • Visit the former Viet Minh underground stronghold at Cu Chi
  • Meet with a local family to better understand local life, past and present. Part of your tour fee directly supports them
  • Have the guide all to yourself for a more intimate and personal experience
What to expect

Get a personal history lesson on guerilla warfare by climbing into the underground tunnel system of Cu Chi that played a crucial part in the war and imagine what it would have been like to eat, sleep, work, cook... even go to school underground as a conflict raged above.

Built by local fighters during the Indochina conflict, the Cu Chi tunnels served as a base from which the Viet Cong could operate from close to the Southern Vietnamese capital. Journey 2.5 hours west towards the Cambodian border. Before arriving at the Cu Chi tunnels, you'll visit with some local friends and gain an insight into local life in the area, both past and present. Continue on to the Cu Chi tunnels, a 200km tunnel complex built in 1948 when the Viet Minh required a hiding spot from French air attacks. By 1965, it included hospitals, schools, meeting rooms, kitchens, and sleeping quarters.

Today, the Vietnamese government has preserved approximately 75 km of the Cu Chi tunnels as a memorial park, and in some areas, the tunnels have been accessible to tourists. Your guide will take you on a fascinating tour of the tunnels. You'll walk past huge bomb craters, hidden pathways, sample some of the simple food that local fighters survived on, and have an opportunity to venture into the tunnels and explore the complex.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Guided 5/6-hour private tour
    • Private transportation
    • Entrance fees as indicated
    • Local family visit
    What's not included
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Gratuities for driver or guide
    Reduced price
    • Children (ages 0-5): free
    Where
    Meeting point:

    The tour includes pickup at hotels in Ho Chi Minh City. Please email the provider to reconfirm your booking and pickup location 24 hours prior to departure

    What to remember
    • For the safety of you and other guests, we strongly recommend you bring a mask with you to the tour. Your guide will inform you of the latest government recommendations, and whether a mask is required
    • The guides may ask to collect your contact information at the start of the tour, for contact tracing purposes only
    • The itinerary and routes may be modified to avoid crowds
    • Please refrain from joining the tour if you are experiencing any symptoms associated with Covid-19
    • This tour is priced for a minimum group size of four travellers. A solo traveller or group smaller than four may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for four travellers
    • Light and comfortable clothing is recommended with shoes appropriate for walking in the tunnels
    • Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform the provider after booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Urban Adventures
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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