Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City

Spreading below Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnels connect to a broader network of tunnels that served the Viet Cong during the war against the United States. North Vietnamese fighters used the dark, insect- and disease-infested tunnels to avoid aerial attacks, hide, move troops and supplies, plan battles, and launch attacks. After the U.S. realized the importance of the tunnels to Viet Cong military strategy, it led a series of campaigns to infiltrate, bomb, and destroy them, a feat that proved largely unsuccessful. Numerous tour operators run visits to the tunnels; prepare for cramped spaces. Use our Ho Chi Minh City day trip planner to visit Cu Chi Tunnels on your trip to Ho Chi Minh City, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I did this trip by speedboat. Everything was arranged in good manner and area of tunnels was really interesting! You should go here if you’re even little eager to know something about VN war  more »
  • Incredible. Amazing. Creative and cruel. Great experience which is so very hard to believe - but yet a historical fact. Brought my kids. They childishly loved it, had a lot of fun but also valuable in...  more »
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  • Great tour of this with the Pioneer Travel company. They have speedboat to commute there which takes an hour. Our tour guide Sunny was amazing. The lunch afterwards was also great. Not rushed either. Better to do it in the morning for a half day. Was picked up from my hotel in city centre and then on the speedboat within half an hour of picking up the other tourists. A small group of 10 was perfect size. Awesome
  • Well kept and its touristy always. You can do it with the help of an guide so he will explain you about all the stuff. The stroll walk inside the tunnel was scary as well as exciting. 20,40,60,80 metres tunnel travel you can do. It is worth trying. If you are 6 ft tall it can become a bit tricky as you have to kneel down the tunnel. It has been made wider and longer for the tourists. Above all you can fire guns too here including M16,AK47 and Machine Gun
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