Ben Duoc ‘Less-Crowded’ Cu Chi Tunnels Half-Day Tour

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Operated by: Joy Journeys

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  • 6-7 Hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Less Touristy
  • English


  • Visit the handicraft workshop – Watch the documentary film
  • Experience the secret entrance – Discover the hidden traps
  • Experience crawling into the tunnels – Taste the tapioca and pandan tea

Pick-up: 7:00-7:30 AM or 12:00-12:30 PM
Drop-off: 2:00-2:30 PM or 7:00-7:30 PM
For the best experience, book this tour one day in advance


  • We always care for our client’s experience. All of our tours have a small group with maximum of 10 guests visiting Cu Chi Tunnels. Our group will spend most of the time at Ben Duoc Tunnels which is well-known as the less-crowded, less-busy, and more authentic experience time in Cu Chi.
  • Our tour offers a unique opportunity to witness the war history of Vietnam by exploring the underground Cu Chi Tunnels. You’ll have the chance to see the booby traps used during the war and explore the ex-US Army tank from the Vietnam War by touching it.
  • Additionally, you’ll be able to crawl inside the tunnels of Cu Chi and taste the locally grown Viet Cong food, tapioca, next to the tunnels. Finally, you’ll witness the propaganda of Viet Cong soldiers in Tan Phu Trung Ward and experience the underground Hoang Cam kitchen.
  • The highlight of the tour is when you can experience crawling into the Tunnels to feel what it was like during the war.

What we’ll do: 

  • Get picked-up at your accommodation, drive to Cu Chi – Ben Duoc Tunnels, and stop at a handicraft workshop for a break.
  • Upon arrival, watch a documentary propaganda film to have the insight into the background of the Cu Chi war zone.
  • Discover specially constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms, storages, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers, helping whoever lived inside Cu Chi tunnels meet their basic needs.
  • Discover many hidden left behind trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels and learn more about the handmade weapons and traps used during the Vietnam War.
  • Highlight of the trip is to crawl and experience the underground town of Cu Chi Tunnels. This is the best part of the trip when you actually crawl into it to feel what it was like in the war. Guests with claustrophobia are afraid of crawling inside the tunnels; you can still see it from above the ground.
  • Taste pandan tea and tapioca (guerilla’s war food) during wartime.
  • Break at the shooting range to shoot some real guns with Ak47, M16, M30, and M60 (shooting fee is paid separately). Then head back to Saigon.

Cancellation Policy

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 48 hours before the experience’s start time.
    If you cancel less than 48 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 48 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund. This experience requires a minimum number of travelers (We will get you updated after booking). If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

Hoa Binh Primary School, Across Notre Dame Cathedral Church
1 Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam


Request pickup

Guests will be picked up from the accommodation in Districts 1, 4, and selective pickup for district 3 before the tour starts.

We offer pickup services from selective locations in district 3, such as La Vela Hotel, Mai House Saigon Hotel, Orchids Hotel, Aristo Hotel, Sherwood Residences and Citadines Regency Saigon, etc.

Please contact us to confirm if pickup is available in your area. It takes around 30 minutes to pick up all the guests in the pick-up zone.

Price Includes

  • A/C 16-seater van (pick-up and drop-off in districts 1, 4, and selective pickup for district 3, please contact us to confirm availability at your location).
  • Well-experienced English-speaking guide
  • 02 bottles of water
  • Snack - sweet bread
  • Tapioca and pandan tea tastings
  • All fees and taxes

What's not included

  • Gratitude and Tips
  • Anything not mentioned above


Ho Chi Minh City

You will be picked up from accommodations in Districts 1 and 4, with selective pickups available for District 3, before the tour starts. Please contact us to confirm if pickup is available in your area. The pickup usually takes around 30 minutes.

For the best way, please meet us at the meeting point: Hoa Binh Primary School – Across from Notre Dame Cathedral Church (1 Cong Xa Paris Street)

Ben Duoc tunnel complex

The Cu Chi Tunnels, located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, were an extensive network of underground tunnels that served as a critical strategic location during the Vietnam War. Constructed over several years, the tunnels spanned more than 250 kilometers and were made up of multiple layers, including living quarters, kitchens, meeting rooms, hospitals, and even schools.

The tunnels were dug by hand, using rudimentary tools such as shovels, hoes, and picks, and the workers would remove the soil from the tunnels and conceal it in nearby fields to avoid detection. Navigating through the Cu Chi Tunnels was a complex task, requiring specialized knowledge and training. The tunnels were narrow, with a height of only a few feet, and were often filled with traps and obstacles, such as spike pits and hidden doors. The Viet Cong soldiers were trained to move silently and quickly through the tunnels, using their knowledge of the terrain to avoid detection.

Ho Chi Minh City

The tour will ends back to your Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Traveler who wish to be dropped off near the airport, please inform us anytime possible.

Additional Information

  • Free pick-up & drop-off right at your hotel at districts 1, 4 and selective pickup for district 3
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Infant seats available
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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