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Escape the metropolitan area of Ho Chi Minh City and head toward the Cambodian border. Delve into the underground world of tunnels built under the Cu Chi district by Viet Cong guerilla fighters during the Vietnam War.

After meeting your guide, get comfortable in your private car and enjoy the ride to Cu Chi, around 44 miles (70 km) from Saigon. On arrival, your tour starts with a visit of the Liberated Area simulation, a place where the historical period of 1960 to 1975 is simulated. The area is divided into the liberated area, disputed area, and no man's land. Your private guide will give you an introduction to Cu Chi and its legendary history.

To gain a deeper understanding of the tunnels and how fierce the war was, watch the documentary about the mystery of the Cu Chi Tunnels and enjoy a real history lesson. After watching the documentary, you and your local host will move on to the next stop, Ben Duoc, the impressive labyrinth of tunnels. Here you'll have a genuine experience of the tunnel; it’s a place mostly for Vietnamese tourists.

Once you are here, listen to the local stories about how the tunnels were built by fighters as a base from where the VC could operate. During your exploration of the 200-km network, you’ll be guided through the tunnel system, including the weapons factory, kitchens, hospitals, and crawling under the tunnels. Your private guide will tell you more about how the Vietnamese people lived below ground, and you’ll get a glimpse what life was like for those who called these tunnels 'home.'

By now, you have gotten the feeling of this historic site and heard the stories behind it. After experiencing the tunnels, enjoy the VC's staple food called tapioca, as well as hot tea, before heading back to Saigon.

On the return to the city, make a final stop for another snack and a local drink. You can listen to your host's recommendations and try a sugarcane drink, which is the extracted juice from pressed sugarcane. Enjoy the ride back to your hotel, and ask your host for any tips you might find helpful for the next days.
Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels on a 5-hour tour with a guide who provides an authentic look at the role the vast tunnel system played during the Vietnam War (or American War, as it's also known). You'll learn about how they were created by Viet Cong fighters and how they were used for living quarters, underground communication, and more. This tour also offers you a glimpse of what life was and is like in rural southern Vietnam.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Cu chi tunnel private tour

Having Thien as our guide in Ho Chi Minh/Saigon was the best landing for us ever in this new place. As we travelled with 3 kids and 2 seniors, Thien made sure that everybody could adjust to the pace. She could tell us everything about...More

Thank Kaway C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome visit with Jecky ro Cu Chi tunnels

Went to cu chi tunnels with Jecky. Jecky was very knowleadgable but even better was great company. Very energetic and witty. Took us to the non touristic part! We (family of 4) were really Lucky to spend a day with our him. Impressive and great...More

Thank Marco d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome day!

Thien. I can not thank you enough for the amazing experience that you have given to us today. You have been kind, informative, humorous and supportive so that we were all able to fully understand and empathise with the people who lived and died in...More

Thank dmshep66
Reviewed 10 July 2018
Thoroughly worth the visit

We travelled with our two teenage children and all thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our guide was really informative. Such an interesting place. There is a portion of the tunnel widened for those of us who aren't tiny (like the Vietnamese!!). I didn't partake which was...More

Thank Maddi555
Reviewed 3 July 2018
Excellent tour, highly recommended.

What a fantastic tour. From beginning to end Thien was professional, informative and fun. We learnt so much about the area, Thien gave use amazing insight into the history of the area and Vietnam in general. She was prompt, very flexible and great company. I...More

Thank Jane W
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