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Cu Chi Tunnels Authentic Tour with a Local

Cu Chi Tunnels Authentic Tour with a Local
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Experience the authentic side of the vast tunnel network created by Viet Cong guerrilla fighters during the Vietnam War. Learn about the role of these underground channels and Vietnamese history.
From US$33.48
10am Cu Chi Tunnels Tour
Experience the authentic side of the vast tunnel network created by Viet Cong guerrilla fighters during the Vietnam War. Learn about the role of these underground channels and Vietnamese history.
From US$33.48
9am Cu Chi Tunnels Tour
Experience the authentic side of the vast tunnel network created by Viet Cong guerrilla fighters during the Vietnam War. Learn about the role of these underground channels and Vietnamese history.
From US$33.48
Overview
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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (33)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Cu Chi Tunnels with a Local

Thien a Vietnamese Local took my wife, son and I on a most informative and enjoyable Cu Chi Tunnels Tour, our third, organised tour. For the whole day Thien entertained us with stories of the history of the Tunnels and Vietnam, the pace of the...More

Thank Spaitor-Astrum
Reviewed 13 October 2018
Excellent Day

Ted was a great host. Very informative, knowledgeable and accommodating. Thanks for looking after our party of 6, it was a great experience. We would highly recommend Ted. He was on time, the day ran smoothly, great English and very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank banko14
Reviewed 3 October 2018
Bad experience with tour guide Ted from withlocals

We booked a tour with a local tour guide called Ted from withlocals and he is by far one of the worst tour guides I have come across. He was totally not interested in us and was always on his handphone. To those who are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank shiningbracelet
Reviewed 1 October 2018
Personal and knowledgeable

Susan made our trip to the Cu Chi tunnels to a memorable day. Susan is very friendly and easy to like. We had lots of interesting discussions on our way to the tunnel. She was keen on letting us experience everything once we got to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Maria E
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile
With Vi to the Cu Chi tunnels

We went to the Cu Chi tunnels with Vi. It was really a plus to do this with a private guide. Vi knows a lot of the history and also gave good tips for the following evening and day in Saigon.

Thank arnevanginkel
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