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Premium Tour: Cu Chi with Ben Duoc Tunnel – A realistic tunnel system

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half-day

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Daily Tour

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Group Size

12 people

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Overview

Cu Chi Tunnels 

The rural district of Cu Chi, located 60km outside of Ho Chi Minh City, is known for its tunnel systems that spans over 220km. The Cu Chi Tunnels were of great importance to the Viet Cong in their resistance to American forces during the Vietnam War and has become a popular tourist site for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Navigate through an authentic Viet Cong tunnel
  • Watch a documentary film explaining the history of the tunnels and the war from a Vietnamese point of view.
  • Learn more about the living conditions and the hardships of those who lived in the tunnels

Itinerary

Option 1 (Morning Tour)

8:00 AM
We will leave the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City behind to embark on a 1.5-hour journey to the peaceful and rural district of Cu Chi. Once we arrive at the Ben Duoc Tunnel, you will watch a short documentary film explaining the history of the tunnels and the war from a Vietnamese point of view. After, a tour guide will walk you through the actual tunnels where you will learn more about the living conditions and the hardships of those who lived in the tunnels, including the clever ways to survive the war, such as weapon workshops and booby traps. You will have the opportunity to navigate through an authentic Viet Cong tunnel; visit bunkers designed as kitchens, meeting rooms, weapon areas; take your best shot at a gun range; and much more. You will also get a chance to try a local specialty snack, cassava (a starchy root), which helped sustain Viet Cong fighters for years.

2.30 PM
This will be the end of the tour, and we will return to Ho Chi Minh City, where we will drop you off at the War Remnants Museum or your hotel.

Ben Duoc Tunnel

The Ben Duoc Tunnel is one of the two sets of Cu Chi tunnels that is open to the public.
Compared to its counterpart, the Ben Dinh Tunnel, the Ben Duoc Tunnel is five times larger
and is less touristy. By visiting the Ben Duoc Tunnel, you will get an authentic look into the
life of the complex tunnel system used during the Vietnam War. You’ll discover the vastness
of the network of tunnels which was set up by Viet Cong guerrilla fighters as hiding spots
during combat, as well as communication and supply routes.

Option 2 (Afternoon Tour)

1:00PM
We will leave the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City behind to embark on a 1.5-hour journey to the peaceful and rural district of Cu Chi. Once we arrive at Cu Chi, you will be led by a tour guide to visit the Ben Duoc Tunnel. First, you will watch a short documentary film explaining the history of the tunnels and the war from a Vietnamese point of view. After, a tour guide will walk you through the actual tunnels where you will learn more about the living conditions and the hardships of those who lived in the tunnels, including the clever ways to survive the war, such as weapon workshops and booby traps. You will have the opportunity to navigate through an authentic Viet Cong tunnel; visit bunkers designed as kitchens, meeting rooms, weapon areas; take your best shot at a gun range; and much more. You will also get a chance to try a local specialty snack, cassava (a starchy root), which helped sustain Viet Cong fighters for years.

5:30 PM
This will be the end of the tour, and we will return to Ho Chi Minh City around 7 PM. We will drop you off at your hotel in the central area of District 1.

Ben Duoc Tunnel

The Ben Duoc Tunnel is one of the two sets of Cu Chi tunnels that is open to the public.
Compared to its counterpart, the Ben Dinh Tunnel, the Ben Duoc Tunnel is five times larger
and is less touristy. By visiting the Ben Duoc Tunnel, you will get an authentic look into the
life of the complex tunnel system used during the Vietnam War. You’ll discover the vastness
of the network of tunnels which was set up by Viet Cong guerrilla fighters as hiding spots
during combat, as well as communication and supply routes.

Included/Exclude

  • English-speaking guide
  • One bottled water
  • Entrance fee (5$)
  • Modern A/C bus
  • Food
  • Personal expenses

Tour's Location

FAQs

Do you offer hotel pick-up service?
Yes we do have but only hotels located in center of District 1 (Near Ben Thanh Market) or Pham Ngu Lao, Bui vien Street.
What are the payment options?
1) You can drop by our office for the payment.
2) You can pay online. Please let us know if this is your preferred payment method so we
can provide you with a link to process the payment online.

Cash or Credit card? We accept both cash and credit card. However, for the online payment,
please let us know, so we can send you a link to process the payment for a secure online
transaction.

USD or VND? We accept both USD and VND currencies. Our conversion rate is $1USD =23.000 VND. You can pay in USD or VND to our tour guides.
Do you need a deposit to book this tour?
No we don't ask any deposit or cancelation fee.
Is it possible to book this tour without using a credit card?

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The best travel partner in Vietnam.

Paul

10/10/2019

Great trip to Cu Chi tunnel

We loved this small group tour to the cu chi tunnels in Ben duoc. Our tour guide, Laughing, was very knowledgeable and fun. Would definitely recommend!
The best travel partner in Vietnam.

Natalie

08/24/2019

amazing experience

Cu Chi tunnels is must visit when in South Vietnam, especially Ben Duoc Tunnel. The whole history of it is so incredible showing the will of human kind to fight for there rights. Its an incredible structure built barely by hands and basic tools. Tunnels are very narrow and going thru them is an adventure even though tourists move only from 2 mtr to max 30 mtrs across 4-5 tunnels but even so less was so hectic for us and we can just imagine how Vietnamese use to crawl for kms. We did with Pioneer Travel, small group tour, cost price is cheaper than other operated companies, our guide Michael is super funny, luckily having him as our tour guide. The van will pick up and drop off you at the hotel, highly recommend!!!
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