See the cramped bases of the Vietcong north of Ho Chi Minh City
Things to know
Couples, Family, Friends
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Tickets to the Ben Dinh Tunnels and the Ben Duoc Tunnels are included
Type of tour:
Excursion with Driver tour - you will have your own luxury private vehicle accompanying you throughout the tour.
Free concierge service if you need any advice
Meeting points: Outside the Vietnam History Museum
What makes this tour special
· See how Vietnamese adapted to Western counter-insurgency techniques in the Cu Chi Tunnels
· Walk in the footsteps of Vietcong soldiers in Ben Dinh and Ben Duoc
An hour's drive north of Ho Chi Minh City lies an old bolthole of the Vietcong: the Cu Chi Tunnels. Originally built during the struggle against the French, new tunnels were built after they left when there was still fighting in Vietnam. Going into the extensive network of tunnels with your private guide, you will see how people lived, fought and died underground.
Working your way through the stalls above ground, which include a target range where tourists can experience firing weapons from the 1960s and 1970s, you will be taken into some reconstructed tunnels. These can be tough for tall people, and moving in the humid conditions will leave you with a great respect for the people who spent most of their lives in the tunnel complex. The tunnels, as you would expect, are very slanted towards the official Vietnamese perspective of the wars. However, soldiers of many nationalities fought over the area and your guide will be happy to talk about their experiences.
Distinctly less touristy than Ben Dinh further south, Ben Duoc brings you closer to the experiences of Vietnamese during the 1960s and 1970s. With tunnels that have not been heightened for tall Westerners, you will be able to learn about how warfare was adapted by both the people who used this place as a refuge; and those who tried to find them in what the American leadership labelled a “strike-free” zone where almost anything was an acceptable target.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.
Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.
For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.
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QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.
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QAm I able to book more than one tour?
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