Small group tour cu chi tunnels - Cu Chi tunnel half day tour - Ben Duoc Tunnel Tour

Small group tour cu chi tunnels - Cu Chi tunnel half day tour - Ben Duoc Tunnel Tour


(25 Reviews)

from/per person: $ 55.00 - 95.00
  • 6 Hours
  • Min People : 2
  • Tour guide
  • Flexible
  • Min Age : 4+
  • Homestay
  • Bicycle
  • Boat
  • Car


Our Cu chi tunnels experience small group tour - Ben Duoc tunnels tour will bring you to the original Cu Chi Tunnels Ben Duoc, avoiding the crowded buses at the more touristy Ben Dinh location.


  • Visit Ben Duoc tunnels, an almost exclusively local-only place.
  • Get an up-close and personal history lesson on guerilla warfare.
  • Gain insight into the tenacity and resourcefulness of the Vietnamese.


DURATION 6 hours
TOUR TYPE/SIZE Small group / Private (Minimum is 2 people and the maximum is 8 people)
MEETING/ENDING POINT Your hotel. Please note that we only offer free hotel pickup and drop off in District 1,3 (some exclusions apply)
07:00 AM - 1:00 PM


7:00 AM

We leave the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City behind and take a 1.5-hour journey to the now-peaceful rural district of Cu Chi.

8:30 AM

Upon arriving at the Ben Duoc tunnels, you will view a short documentary film that explains the tunnels’ history and the war from the Vietnamese point of view.

After that, your guide will take you on a tour through the actual tunnels where you'll learn more about the living conditions and the hardships the tunnel’s residents faced, and the ingenuity utilized to maintain life in the tunnels, which included weapon workshops and booby traps. You will have an opportunity to navigate an authentic Viet Cong tunnel, visit bunkers designed as kitchens, meeting rooms, weapon areas, give your best shot at a firing range, and much more.

For a snack, you can try the local specialty – cassava, a starchy root - that sustained Viet Cong fighters for years.

1:00 PM

We conclude the tour by returning you to the War Remnants Museum (outside)/ your hotel at around 1:00 PM. 

Prices & Offers

COMBO TOUR: You will receive the $10 USD off for the 2nd tour with Innoviet


  • Rates are in USD per person.
  • 30% surcharge applies for: Apr 30 & May 1; Sep 1-2; Jan 1, 2025


  • Please note that the price applies for the number of people in the combined group (maximum 8 pax) on the date of the tour. So, we will REFUND you if we have more customers joining with you. In case, there is only your group, the tour will be organized as a private option.

  • Although we do accept solo traveler (or solo adult with children), we’ll need to match you with other travelers who wish to take the tour on the same day as you. The tour is only guaranteed to depart with a minimum of 2 adult travelers. In this case, please contact us by either phone or email to confirm the availability. 




  • Free hotel pickup and drop off in District 1,3 (some exclusions apply)
  • Modern air-conditioned private vehicle
  • 2 small bottles of water/passenger
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee


  • Drinks (beers/soft drinks),
  • Lunch,
  • Insurance,
  • Personal expenses,
  • Firing range fee (optional),
  • Tips/Gratuities for tour guide & driver.

Important Notes


When you submit your booking, it does NOT mean your tour is booked. You will receive a confirmation email from our booking staff shortly. 

If you don't hear back from us within 24 hours of your booking request, please check your SPAM or JUNK mail folder or contact us again via [email protected] or call us at (+84) 834391331. Thank you!


  1. We only offer free hotel pickup and drop off as long as your hotel is located in District 1 (some exclusions apply). Pickup/drop-off outside of this area and airport transfers are subjected to extra charges.
  2. Although children under five are free of charge. 50% of the adult price will be charged for the second child (if there are more than 1).
  3. The trip concludes in Ho Chi Minh City at around 1:00 PM (morning trip) or 6:00 PM (afternoon trip). Please take this into account when making onward travel arrangements.


Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route.

Occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers' comments and our own research.

The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary from time to time.


What to prepare for the trip?

  • Hat
  • Sun cream
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Appropriate footwear

We do not have a dress code for our tours however, dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.

If you choose to crawl through the tunnels, please be aware that your clothes might get dirty. Appropriate footwear is recommended for this activity.

Is tipping customary in Vietnam?

Although our trips are inclusive of all costs and we ensure our guides and local staff are paid fairly, if you're happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels and inspires excellent service. Although can be difficult to source we advise you to carry small notes of local currency each day to make tipping easier.

The following amounts are per person suggestions based on local considerations and feedback from our past travellers:

  • Restaurants: Local markets and basic restaurants - round your bill up to the nearest US$1. More up-market restaurants we suggest 10% to 15% of your bill.
  • Drivers: You may have a range of drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for a few days. We would suggest a higher tip for those more involved with the group, however, we suggest US$1-US$2 per day for drivers.
  • Your Tour Guide: We suggest US$3-US$5 per day for your tour guide for outstanding service throughout your trip.

Of course, you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is NOT compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service. However, please don't tip with coins, very small denomination notes, or dirty and ripped notes. This is regarded as culturally as an insult.

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Jacqueline D

14:04, 02/03/2023

Must try experience at Cu Chi Ben Duoc Tunnels! Great half-day tour at Cu Chi Tunnels with tour guide Hannah! The experience was eye-opening and history-rich. We also got to try walking through the tunnels. Thank you Hannah for the history telling and explanations throughout the visit!


Lydia McLeod

14:04, 09/02/2023

We just did the Cu Chi tunnels with Long. Long was fantastic and taught both of us so much. He was very informative, friendly and interesting. We also visited a supported work facility for people had been disabled by agent orange. Whilst this was confronting it was an experience to see the beautiful works of art that the people are producing. Thank you so much along for the excellent morning you facilitated.



16:44, 28/12/2022

Ben Duoc Tunnels with Hue Oct 2022 • Couples We had a great tour with Hai. We visited the less touristy area of tunnels and there was only one other small group there at the same time. Hue was extremely knowledgeable and interesting and he made the car ride enjoyable with his stories and facts about Vietnam. The tour itself was fascinating and helped us understand the reality of the war. Thankyou Hue and our very safe driver Tang.



11:47, 06/12/2022

Reasonably priced Ben Duoc Cu Chi Tunnel tour We did the Ben Duoc Cu Chi Tunnel tour with Mr T. We 2 and my parents were given a luxury van. Ben Duoc tunnel is very less touristy and if you want a more authentic Cu Chi experience, Ben Duoc should be your choice. Mr T was an excellent guide and he showed us and explained to us every details possible. Ms Trung at the office was also very helpful and approachable and seem to take good care of clients. Innoviet Tour is one or the reasonably priced Ben Duoc tour - highly recommended.


April Clark

21:25, 29/08/2022

Hai our guide made the trip so much more enjoyable Review of: Private Half Day Ben Duoc Tunnels Tour My partner and I booked a tour to see the Ben Duoc tunnels. First of all our guide Hai was so great - chatty, excellent in explaining the tunnels but also was really generous when sharing info about Vietnam's history including a bit about his family's part in that which was really interesting for us. The tunnls themselves were fascinating and really quiet which was oddly calm. We had a flight out of Saigon in the afternoon so were dropped straight at the airport which was handy - thanks! Highly reccomend.



14:27, 21/04/2020

We went to the cu chi tunnels. Great service. Nice drive out of the city to the real tunnel-remnants, not to the touristy place Ben Duoc. We have an excellent English-speaking guide Clas. Would recommend both Clas and Innoviet!



22:08, 09/04/2020

We booked two tours with Innoviet and everything is wonderful. It started already with our first contact by email. They are very friendly, reply to emails quickly and they are really helpful in advising the right tour that you are looking for based on your request. Our first tour was the Cu Chi tunnels. They recommended the less touristic Ben Duoc instead of Ben Dinh a touristy area and that was really a good choice. The guide was very friendly, speaks good English and have depth knowledge about the war. If you combine this tour with a visit to the War museum you get a really good impression of the history of the country. Our second tour was the 3-day Mekong Delta. It was a great experience with cycling through villages, boat trips, floating market and local markets and of course a stay at a homestay. We really liked that one and stayed at a family with three generations. The boat trips were also very nice and they arranged a nice and decent hotel in Can Tho. The experienced guide had a lot of humor and knowledge about the country's culture and history. That really makes a difference. If you want to make sure that you book the right company for your tour time in the SouthVietnam, I really recommend Innoviet.


Jessica W

14:00, 11/02/2020

We booked the group tour (maximum 8 people). It turned out to just be my partner and I together with the driver and our guide, Huy, which was great. On the Cu Chi Tunnels, we are going to a much quieter place which I loved. Much better than crowds and lines. The tunnels were fascinating. Going into the tunnels made me a little nervous, especially with the bugs, but Huy made us both feel comfortable. Definitely crawl your way through the tunnels, it is an experience.


Stefania Lapietra

12:11, 15/11/2019

I would like to thanks a lot for the excellent service you provided.. The organization of the tour has gone beyond our expectations and Hao is a valid, professional and brilliant tour guide.


Hywel Roden

10:38, 12/11/2019

Visiting Cu Chi is on our bucket list because we love history and culture. Our guide Huy was unbelievably knowledgeable. Definitely recommend going in a small group to Ben Duoc because it is a lot easier when going through the tunnels and the area is much nicer to see when there aren't big tourist group around!

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