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.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Cu Chi Tunnels
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Cu Chi Tunnels Tours
View more tours
Cu Chi Tunnels Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
19,910 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • Do not recommend if you are afraid of dark confining spaces. Tunnels a small & narrow, if you are a large person, will have difficulty navigating the tunnels. Glad i had a flash light with me. I found...  more »
  • Did not had much time and had to rush through the route. Different from what I expected but got a good idea of the impossible circumstances that soldiers survived in, Design of tunnels ingenious. Shou...  more »
  • We had a day in hcmc to spare so booked a tour. It is a long drive out (2hrs each way really) but tours are cheap and only vary in price according to your mode of transport and guide. Personally I thi...  more »
Google
  • This place is very well preserved and impressive as well as depressing at the same time! If you realize that these tunnels (and the traps etc.) were really used, your breath will stop for a second. We had a really good guide with us who explained everything in details and in the end we could literally crawl on all fours through the tiny tunnels. Watch out if you suffer from asthma or claustrophobia - it is really sticky, dark, hot and small inside! Once you are down, there is an exit every 20 meters. But keep im mind that there are many people behind you and don‘t force anything if you are insecure!
  • Best way to learn about guerrilla warfare. Take the time to visit both the village and the tunnels. Two separate entrance fees but is totally worth it. Plan to stay 4 at least 3 hours if you do so. Very knowledgeable tour guides. No English guided tour nor signage on the village side. Impressive mannequins with real props such as fruits and incense sticks. We were told someone is still staying in the village to upkeep the grounds. A lot of centipedes, scorpions, butterflies, and mosquitoes around if you like insects.
  • Well worth a visit and guides give you good information. Really shows how resourceful, inventive and resilient people can be. Very interactive, you can get into a tunnel entry hole and go and do a 20, 40 or 60 meter section. You can also shoot an AK47, M16 & a few others for $35 for 10 shots.
  • Amazing historical tour, great for anyone you get to see the remnants of the Vietnam war and even crawl through some tunnels. The tour guide was very informative and also had a good sense of humor. Definitely enhanced my trip to Vietnam I would love to visit again
  • Great piece of history. Amazing what these people went through to survive and retaliate. The tunnels were small and cant imagine loving in the heat of them for an hour let alone years. Ingenious people
Places to stay near Cu Chi Tunnels

Plan your trip to Ho Chi Minh City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Cu Chi Tunnels by other users

6 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Ho Chi Minh City BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA October, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 43 days in Asia BY A USER FROM CROATIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Ho Chi Minh City BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Ho Chi Minh City & Nikko BY A USER FROM VIETNAM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC January, teens, popular PREFERENCES: January, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Ho Chi Minh City BY A USER FROM EGYPT October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Asia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 27 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans