Cu Chi Experience - Small Group Tour

Small group and the tour was an eye opener. Just have to keep an open mind to the lopsided commentary and you will marvel the ingenious ways the Vietnamese men fought the war. The shooting range was a bonus. ...Sheila D., Australia – See more reviews
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What To Expect

Visit a local family and gain an insight into local life, past and present. See the former Viet Minh underground stronghold at Cu Chi. The extensive tunnel system here provides great insight into the tenacity and resourcefulness of the Vietnamese people. Delve into an underground world of guerrilla warfare in the incredible Cu Chi Tunnels.


  • Explore an underground tunnel system and learn about guerrilla warfare

  • Drop by the former Viet Minh underground stronghold at Cu Chi

  • Visit a local family to learn about past and present local life in Vietnam


Tours in Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh City
Departs From:
Ho Chi Minh
Meeting Point:
Front Entrance of the Central Post Office
6 hours
daily at 7:30 AM
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Visit a local family and gain an insight into local life, past and present. Experience the world of the Cu Chi freedom fighters with a visit to their famous tunnel system. This network of over 200 km of tunnels became legendary during the 1960's when they played a vital part in the American War, allowing the Viet Cong to control a large rural area close to Ho Chi Minh City. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities.

Leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City behind, journey 2.5 hours west towards the Cambodian border bound for the Cu Chi Tunnels. Before arriving at the tunnels, visit some local friends and gain an insight into local life in the area, both past and present. Learn about their lives, culture and customs and see the recent past through local eyes.

Continue onto the Cu Chi tunnels built by local fighters during the Indochina conflict as a base from which the Viet Cong could operate from close to the Southern Vietnamese capital. The location proved to be of significant strategic importance, as it was at the end of the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail and within striking distance of the southern Vietnam capital. Initial construction started in 1948 when the Viet Minh required somewhere to hide from French air attacks and by 1965, the tunnel complex was estimated to consist of 200km's of tunnels. It included, hospitals, schools, meeting rooms, kitchens and sleeping quarters. Life was difficult for the inhabitants. To protect against outside intruders, booby traps were laid throughout the complex. Today, the Vietnamese government has preserved approximately 75 kilometres of the tunnels as a memorial park, and in some areas tunnels have been widened and low powered lights installed so that western tourists can now fit through the complex.

The local guide will take you on a fascinating trip around the Cu Chi Tunnels where you can learn more about the conditions the people lived in, the hardships they faced and the amazing ingenuity employed to maintain life in the tunnels. You will walk past huge bomb craters, evidence of the heavy bombing campaigns in the region during the Indochina conflict, discover hidden entrances right beneath your feet, wander past tiny little chimneys in the ground that dispersed smoke from the underground kitchens, sample some of the simple cuisine that local fighters would have survived on and have an opportunity to venture into the tunnels and explore the complex.

Following our step back in modern history we return to the chaos of Ho Chi Minh City.


  • Hotel drop-off at centrally-located hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

  • English speaking guide

  • Transport

  • Entrance fees as indicated


  • Hotel pick-up

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 16 guests.

  • As dress standards are conservative throughout Asia and as this trip visits religious sites, modest clothing is strongly recommended. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, light, and long clothing is both respectful and convenient in the predominantly warm Asian climate.

  • Children below 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.

  • Tour does not operate during the Tet Festival or the Vietnamese Lunar New Year.

  • Tour duration is approximately 5 to 6 hours.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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