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Ben Duoc: The Ultimate Cu Chi Tunnel Tour provided by Kim Tran Travel - Private Day Tour

Ben Duoc: The Ultimate Cu Chi Tunnel Tour

Ben Duoc: The Ultimate Cu Chi Tunnel Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
9
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    9
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
At KIM TRAN Travel, we believe the Cu Chi tunnels to be one of the most historically interesting site in the country, and deserving of a more in-depth, authentic look than the type usually offered to tourists. This is why our private tour guide you through the site of Ben Duoc where unlike the tunnels of Ben Dinh, the tunnels are not re-sized for foreigner. With plenty time to stop and take in the history, we'll show you the many and varied reason the Cu Chi tunnels are important symbol of human resilience, and Vietnamese's courage facing of adversity
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 11122P10
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Transport by modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Ben Duoc Memorial Temple
Exclusions
  • Soft-drink, meals and any incidental expenses not mentioned above
  • Firing range fees ( optional
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any hotel in district 1,3,4
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum of 2 people required. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • After check in your hotel in HCM city. Please check the hotel address to make sure the address you have provided us is correct. If there is any change please notify us by sending a message with the new address.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Transport by modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Ben Duoc Memorial Temple
Exclusions
  • Soft-drink, meals and any incidental expenses not mentioned above
  • Firing range fees ( optional
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any hotel in district 1,3,4
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum of 2 people required. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • After check in your hotel in HCM city. Please check the hotel address to make sure the address you have provided us is correct. If there is any change please notify us by sending a message with the new address.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Ben Duoc Memorial Temple
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    The trip begins at 8 am and take about two hour drive to the rustic rural of Cu Chi. Along the way we'll keep you entertained with tales about the area's turbulent history, about the lives and grinds of its people. Just about 20km further from the typically-visited tunnels of Ben Dinh, we will arrive in Ben Duoc, the one which other companies tend to avoid due to the extra longer distance. Here, you'll learn what life was truly as we guide you through the historic grounds - and into the ground, if you dare ! Model-home and display area shows of daily lives and survival means, and an ornate memorial temple commemorating those who dies make this site particularly enlightening. Enjoy a scenic lunch of the kind eaten in the area for centuries at a local restaurant which located at river-side. After lunch, we'll make our way back to Saigon on a different route to which we came, arriving at your hotel at around 4 pm
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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mgantman
Chicago, IL50 contributions
This was one of the ultimate highlights of my trip! Our guide, Hung, met us right in our hotel lobby on time and off we went. Since we started the day as our hotel’s breakfast started and didn’t get coffee before we left, they stopped for us to get some. Hung was a VC vet and our driver was a South Vietnamese vet. The stories they were able to tell were unmatched by any experience I’ve had on any trip. Ben Duoc itself was incredible. There were very few tourists, and the ones that were there that we met were all Vietnamese. If you do go to Ben Duoc, be sure to have a good guide, as everything is only in Vietnamese. Our guide had to translate everything, including the movies.
Written 9 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sue
Chesham, UK29 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Great day out.
Most people do not realise there are two different Cu Chi tunnel sites - Ben Duoc and Ben Dinh.

Ben Duoc is the original tunnel site and you go through the original tunnels, which have been re-inforced for safety. I would definitely recommend this site as it is far less touristy and there is more to see. It also has a Temple dedicated to all thise who lost their lives.

Our guide Hung, was a veteran of the Vietnam War, and was therefore able to give us indepth knowledge into life during the war and a very personal account of his own experiences. His philosophy on life is very humbling.
Highly recommended
Written 6 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tranbaoan
Dear Susan & Philip Sincere thanks to you for trusting and choosing our services for your trip to visit the Ben Duoc Cu Chi Tunnels. We are very pleased and honored to receive your appreciation for our service. Once again thank you very much and wish you and your family always happy and healthy Best regards Mr An
Written 6 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GemJol
Windlesham, UK16 contributions
Nov 2019
It was not easy to find a trip online to the much less visited Cu Chi tunnels at Ben Duoc so I was delighted when I found this trip through TripAdvisor and it didn’t disappoint. We had an excellent day. Our guide Hùng was an ex soldier who had fought in the tunnels during the war so all the information he gave us was first hand. It brought the whole experience to life and made us realise how harrowing life was during the war.

The area is vast and really well set up, there is a whole village reconstructed as it would have been at the time with tunnels between houses and the school, hospital etc. which we went through. We were the only ones there to start with so had a film show to ourselves. A group or two more arrived later on. This was in total contrast to the 20 or so busses that where already parked at Ben Dinh when we stopped briefly before continuing on to Ben Duoc. It was a really excellent and informative day.
Written 23 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tranbaoan
Dear Gemma Jackson Sincere thanks to you for trusting and choosing our services for your trip to visit the Cu Chi Ben Duoc tunnels. We are very pleased and honored to receive your appreciation for our service. Once again thank you very much and wish you and your family always happy and healthy Best regards Mr An KIM TRAN Travel, Manager
Written 10 December 2019
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Jiri Vyoralek
Prague, Czech Republic4 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Guide with driver was at our hotel exectly when we agreed and holds sign with out names. During the way by car to Cu Chi we received a lot information about Vietnam war and Vietnam in general. When we arrived to Cu Chi tunnel we visited some kind of open-air musem with illustration how people lived. And then finally went inside tunnels - it's not for anyone - in a couple of places is very narrow, but still you could try at least the biggiest tunnels. On the way back we had a dinner and slowly returned back to our hotel. Amazing day.
Written 9 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Zero_Alpha1
Melbourne, Australia71 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
As a war history junkie, this was pretty much the ultimate private tour for me. Our guide Hein was himself a historian who has been a guide for over 20 years, and taught and lectured students during that time.

As well as the detail of the VC use of the tunnels themselves, during the 2 hour drive to and from the tunnels we also discussed the wider geo-political context of the Vietnam War with its earliest origins coming from Ho Chi Minh's overseas travels in his formative years where he saw the 1917 Russian Revolution under Lenin through to the IndoChina War which the French lost and were sent packing, and the US escalation from 1954 onwards.

It was also brilliant to put the tunnels and the war in their historical context of the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror in neighbouring Cambodia which is only 20 kms away from the tunnels (and where the VC used to escape to when the tunnels were raided, if they couldn't get back to Saigon) and how the two conflicts related to each other.

The section of the tunnels covered by this tour are far less crowded or mainstream than the tunnels usually visited by Western tourists, and most of the tourism to the Ben Duoc section is Vietnamese (from all over the country). But nothing too hectic. Again our guide was brilliant.

Other high points of the day was seeing various re-constructed bobby traps, collections of spent US ordinance (bombs), going into some of the tunnels (which is not for the faint hearted or fat) and also firing any of a selection of weapons from the era - in my case an AR15/M-16 and AK-47. M-60s are available too. Cost for those are additional to the tour (60,000 dong per bullet, minimum of 5 bullets).

The visit also includes a walk around a completely reconstructed traditional jungle village of the type which would have been in the areas in the late 1960s; including commentary on life in the village and how the VC were recruited and usually lived locally themselves. This was particularly impressive as the entire area was basically like a lunar landscape when the war ended in 1975 through a combination of being doused in Agent Orange defoliant and carpet bombed extensively by US B-52s.

The whole site is controlled by the Vietnamese Army, and clean and well maintained. The soldiers we met along the tour were friendly and happy to show us whatever they could.

The lunch was a nice Vietnamese set menu cooked in the style of the local Cu Chi district (hot pot broth of pork, shrimp, vegetables; prawn spring rolls; BBQ pork, BBQ crispy chicken and steamed rice).

One tip (especially for the ladies) is to ask the guide for some toilet paper (or take your own wipes) as none of the toilets we went to, had any. There were no shortage of toilets throughout the site and the air conditioned car included iced water all day.
Written 20 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Zero Alpha Sincere thanks to you for trusting and choosing our services for your trip to visit the Mekong Delta. We are very pleased and honored to receive your appreciation for our service as well as Cu Chi tunnels tour Once again thank you very much and wish you and your family always happy and healthy Best regards Mr An KIM TRAN Travel, Manager
Written 14 August 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mike K
Minneapolis, MN77 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Our guide, Mr. Le Duy Nhut (Nick) was perfect for our tour. He is a South Vietnam Navy veteran who worked as an interpreter with the US during the war. He has so much information and insight into one of the most pivotal times of modern history. He was adamant that this was a history tour and not a tour where he would try to get us to buy souvenirs. He avoided the touts and explicitly told us not to buy souvenirs as we exited through the gift shop in Ben Duoc. His reasoning is that it is cheap low quality product and not worthy of us buying. Most refreshing.

He is very proud of his service and regularly guides returning veterans. I mentioned that my uncle served in Rach Kien and he excitedly offered to take us for a nominal additional fee. It was money well spent. It was humbling to visit the location where my uncle served and was medevaced from. Nick spoke with some locals who were there at the time and told us where the base was and pointed us to a memorial to the NVA which is placed where the US helipad existed. Unfortunately, the museum was closed for Tet. We also met a local man who was excited to see us. He explained in English that he worked on the US base as a house boy in 1969. He was 13 at the time and remembers everything and was able to point to us where things were. It is quite possible that my uncle knew him as they were on the base at the same time. It was quite an emotional moment.

Ben Duoc itself was very interesting. It is incredible to see how they lived and experience being in the unaltered tunnels. I'm 5'10" and it got pretty tight for me in a couple of spots. The Vietnamese have done a good job preserving the sight and setting up displays explaining how they worked and lived at the time.

I must also mention that our car and driver were great. It seemed like a brand new car and there was cold water and air conditioning.
Written 19 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Mr Mike, Sincere thanks to you for trusting and choosing our services for your trip to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. We are very pleased and honored to receive your appreciation for our service as well as Ben Duoc tunnels tour Once again thank you very much and wish you and your family always happy and healthy Best regards Mr An KIM TRAN Travel, Manager
Written 23 February 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jelena S
Bloemendaal, The Netherlands29 contributions
We had a wonderful experience today at the Ben Duoc tunnels with our guide Le Duy Nhut and driver Mr Tan.
Pick up was right on time in a comfortable sedan. We were lucky to be the only two passengers on this tour.
Our guide is very experienced and know to tell us a lot about the history of Vietnam, specifically about the war between North and South.
We really enjoyed meeting Le Duy Nhut. He also gave a tip and information about our further trip through Vietnam.
Thank you!
Jelena & Frits
Written 18 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear, Sincere thanks to you for trusting and choosing our services for your trip to visit the tunnels of Cu Chi. We are very pleased and honored to receive your appreciation for our service as well as Ben Duoc tunnel tour Once again thank you very much and wish you and your family always happy and healthy Best regards Mr An KIM TRAN Travel, Manager
Written 23 February 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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