Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day – Private Tour
(Ask for a specific departure time and meeting location.)
Private Cu Chi Tunnels Half-Day from Ho Chi Minh City is a legendary underground system with over 220 kilometers of tunnels that is a must-see for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors interested in Vietnam War history. The tunnels are now considered a Vietnam historical structure and a heroic district for their role in the resistance to US forces during the Vietnam War.
The tunnels are about 60 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City. In a private vehicle, the tour departs from our office or from your hotel. Enjoy the scenery as we pass through lush, endless rice fields and rivers teeming with ducks and water buffaloes. You might find it difficult to believe that Cu Chi was once a “free target zone” before it was nearly completely destroyed by wartime bombs and mines.
You will have the opportunity to walk through some of the tunnels, discover hidden corners, and imagine what life was like for the resistance soldiers once we arrive. Try cooking with the smokeless stoves that Vietnamese soldiers used to cook during the war. You can even sample some of the foods that the soldiers ate. You can even try your hand at shooting an AK-47, one of the weapons used during the war, if you’re feeling brave or curious.
Return to the city; the tour will end at your hotel.
“Strategies to Avoid the Crowds at Cu Chi Tunnels”
The Cu Chi Tunnels attract visitors daily, becoming particularly congested on weekends and Vietnamese holidays. It’s not uncommon to find long lines at every stop, making for a packed experience on any given day.
Here’s how you can make the most of your visit with us:
For Families: We recommend starting early. This allows us to get to the tunnels before the influx of larger tour groups, resulting in extensive queues. Wrapping up your day by mid-afternoon helps you avoid the evening rush. This timing is especially beneficial for families with elderly members and young kids, ensuring you return to the city in time for lunch.
For Kids: Our tours are designed to be both safe and entertaining for the younger travelers.
For Couples and Adult Groups: A half-day usually suffices. Aim to reach the tunnels either before 8:30 AM or around 2:30 PM. By this time, the morning queues have dwindled, and the afternoon temperature is more pleasant.
- Pick up & Drop off at your hotel
- Air- conditioned car or van
- English speaking tour guide
- Mineral water
- Entrance fee
- Travel insurance
- Personal expense
- Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
- Child under 04 years old: FOC
- Under 12 years old: 75% of adult fare
Thing To Carry
- Personal medicine
- Sun-hat, sunglasses
- Insect repellent cream
- Rain-coat in case of the rainy reason
- Camera (optional)