Ben Duoc Temple - Cu Chi: Our most recommended tours and activities

Cu Chi BEN DUOC Tunnel (Original Less touristy) -10 max

Cu Chi BEN DUOC Tunnel (Original Less touristy) -10 max

– At 7:30 AM, we collect tourists and leave for Cu Chi Tunnels; driving takes about one and a half hours and about 20 minutes at the Rest Stop for the restroom. – When you get there, you will see firsthand the remnants of wartime, the secret bunkers used as military shelters for Vietnamese soldiers, and watch the documentary to understand how Vietnamese people could fight bravely to gain our independence. – You can experience crouching, even crawling in those tunnels, to imagine how terrible people’s lives were in the past. Visit the shooting range at your own expense (Bullet cost excludes). – Before saying goodbye to this place, you will get to try tapioca and tea, which were the daily dishes of the soldiers in the past. After visiting Cu Chi Tunnels, we headed back to Ho Chi Minh City. – Finally, guests will be dropped off at the hotel. Tour ends.

From Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels and Agent Orange Tour

From Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels and Agent Orange Tour

Discover the Cu Chi Tunnels on a guided tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Learn about the Vietnam War and the Viet Cong soldiers who used the tunnels. Visit the Ben Duoc original tunnels, which are less crowded than the more popular Ben Dinh tunnels. Start your tour with pickup from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Listen to your guide as they share information about the Vietnam War, the Cu Chi Tunnels, and Agent Orange on the way to the first stop at the Agent Orange Center. See how lacquerware is made. Drive for 45 minutes to reach the Ben Duoc original tunnels. This is a special warzone kept by the government showing a part of the Vietnam War. Learn about the clever techniques used by Viet Cong soldiers during this particular period. Spend time exploring the underground well, secret entrance, bamboo traps, underground hospital, meeting room, commander in chief room, and kitchen. Decide to explore the tunnels, which are 15, 30, or 50 meters long. After the experience, understand how resilient the Vietnamese people are. Taste tapioca, a popular food of the Viet Cong soldiers. Visit the uniform bunker, Ho Chi Minh sandals made from car tires, weapon bunker, and trap bunker. You will have a chance to shoot real guns AK47, M16 but it costs 600,000 vnd (for min 10 bullets). You can pay by cash or credit cards. At the end of the tour, be driven back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Private Cu Chi - Ben Duoc Tunnels

Private Cu Chi - Ben Duoc Tunnels

Following pickup from you hotel in District 1, you will head to the Cu Chi Province. You will travel past the Tan Binh District before arriving to Cu Chi, with a rest stop at a lacquer factory included along the way. The factory is a workplace of disabled people who were victims of Agent Orange Toxic used during the war. Whilst there you can see how they work and witness the beauty of the final products created by them. You will also have the opportunity to purchase their products to help them sustain themselves. Following the factory you will reach the Ben Duoc Tunnels. The tunnels' system is so complex that it stunned many military advisors from all over the world. It is a hidden gem which is today mainly used for educational purposes for Vietnamese students and foreigners alike. It has been recognized by the Ministry of Culture as a National Cultural and Historical Relic as of April 29, 1979. In addition to the historic monuments which serve the propaganda and education of the traditional revolution, when visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels you can visit a simulated area of Cu Chi where you can discover the architecture of the houses. This will provide you with an insight into the lives of the army and the people of Cu Chi between 1961-1972.

From Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta Day Tour

From Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta Day Tour

Discover the Cu Chi Tunnels and the Mekong Delta on a full-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Explore the underground network of tunnels, learn about the Vietnam War, and visit the Ben Duoc Tunnels. Then, take a boat trip through the Mekong Delta, and visit a honey farm and coconut candy factory. Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and head to the Cu Chi Tunnels. On the way, learn about the Vietnam War and the Cu Chi Tunnels from your guide. Stop at the Agent Orange Center to see how lacquerware is made. Arrive at the Ben Duoc Tunnels, a special warzone kept by the government showing a part of the Vietnam War. Learn about the clever techniques used by Viet Cong soldiers during this particular period. Spend time exploring the underground well, secret entrance, bamboo traps, underground hospital, meeting room, commander in chief room, and kitchen. Then you will taste VC food tapioca, visit uniform bunker, Ho Chi Minh sandals made form car tires, weapon bunker and trap bunker. You will have a chance to shoot real guns AK47, M16 but it costs 600,000 vnd (for min 10 bullets). You can pay by cash or with credit cards. Decide to explore the tunnels at a length of 15, 30, or 50 meters. After the experience, understand how resilient the Vietnamese people are. Enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant before heading to the Mekong Delta. Arrive in My Tho and take a boat trip through the river, passing floating fish rafts, houses, and other great views. Arrive at Thai Son Island and visit a honey farm. Learn about the process of producing honey and how to collect royal jelly. Have a taste of wonderful honey tea on the spot. Take a tourist tram or tuk tuk to the next stop where you can enjoy fresh tropical fruits and watch a traditional form of western Vietnamese singing art performed by the villagers. Walk deep into the village, passing through fruit gardens, and reach the rowing boats. Travel on the rowing boats, then board big motorboats to continue your journey to the coconut candy factory. Finally, get back to the van and return to Ho Chi Minh City, ending an exciting and memorable trip.

Cu Chi Ben Duoc less touristy Tunnel & War Remnants Museum

Cu Chi Ben Duoc less touristy Tunnel & War Remnants Museum

♦ At 7:30 AM, we collect tourists and leave for Củ Chi Tunnels; driving takes about one and a half hours, about 20 minutes at the Reststop for the restroom. ♦ When you get there, you will see firsthand the remnants of wartime, the secret bunkers used as military shelters for Vietnamese soldiers, and watch the documentary film to understand how Vietnamese people could fight bravely to gain our independence. ♦ You can experience crouching, even crawling in those tunnels to imagine how terrible people’s lives were in the past. ♦ Shooting with different types of guns, especially the AK47, shall be available at your own expense if you want some ‘shooting time’ (Bullet cost excludes). ♦ Before saying goodbye to this place, you will get to try tapioca and tea, which were the daily dishes of the soldiers in the past. ♦ Around noon: Our group begins to return to the center of Saigon, followed by an activity of visiting the War Remnants Museum, where you will have approximately 1 hour to freely explore that destination by reading the information, seeing numerous photos, and watching videos demonstrating things relevant to the Vietnam War. ♦ Finally, guests will be dropped off at the hotel and end our tour.

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We really enjoyed the tour, our guide was friendly and informative and went out of his way to be helpful. However, the information online was not very clear and we had no luck communicating via email, telephone or What’s App so we had been unsure as to what to expect. The tour was about 6 hrs instead of the 1.5 stated ( it takes longer than that to get to the tunnels) and it stated lunch was included but it was not. There were three of us and we had a driver and a guide in a comfortable SUV. The shooting range was a highlight.

This tour was excellent. Jason was a brilliant guide. He gave so much information and was funny and engaging the whole day. He was fantastic with our two kids. For a long day it flew by. There was plenty of time to explore and an important historical experience. Thoroughly enjoyed it all. The small group was also fantastic. After the tour on the way home Jason sent us so many photos he had taken throughout the day. A wonderful day with a wonderful guide

Our tour guide, Ken, was fantastic! he really made it a party and was joking to keep the atmosphere going. The drive there is long, but manageable with the stopover. Do the afternoon tour! We were almost the only group there in the afternoon and that was very nice. From what we heard from Ken and others, the morning tour is much, much busier.

Ken was a very nice guide and you learned a lot about the caves and their history!

- Very good guide - Many opportunities to go into the tunnels