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6 Hours
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Overview

Our small group tour Cu Chi tunnels half day - 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.

BEN DUOC TUNNEL HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

SCHEDULE DETAILS

 
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)
DEPARTURE/ENDING TIME
07:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Itinerary

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. 

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Prices & Offers

FLASH SALE: DISCOUNT $10 USD per adult for the bookings departing on NOV

Terms & Conditions:

  • Booking is required to depart on November
  • The offer is only available for the booking of a minimum of 4 people.
  • Limited spaces are available on the offer. All offers can be removed at any time without notice and will not be offered again after this time.

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

PRICES

  • Rates are in USD per person.
  • 30% surcharge applies for: Apr 30 & May 1;   Sep 2;   Dec 31, 2019 &  Jan 1, 2020

SMALL GROUP TOUR'S POLICIES:

  • Please note that the price applies for the number of people per booking and NOT the number of people in the combined group (minimum group size is 2 and maximum is 8 people) on the date of the tour.
  • 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. 

FEATURES & INCLUSIONS

Included:

  • 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

Excluded:

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

CONFIRMATION OF BOOKING

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 info@innoviet.com or call us at (+84) 834391331. Thank you!

ESSENTIAL TRIP INFORMATION

  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.

ITINERARY DISCLAIMER

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.

TOUR FAQs

What to prepare for the trip?

Bring?
  • Hat
  • Sun cream
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Appropriate footwear
Wear?

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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Review


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John Whang
10:51, 28/11/2019
Amazing experience

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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.

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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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Jciao
18:48, 23/10/2019
Our family had a great morning with Innoviet. Hai was our guide. He was friendly, polite and knowledgeable. Ben Duoc tunnels located far away than the main tourist ones. Not crowded at all and you can have time to try everything. The big guys would struggle to get into the tunnels. They have to crawl.

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Evie J
18:46, 23/10/2019
Booked the Cu Chi Tunnels tour to Ben Duoc one day before the tour started. We were the only people in tour, which was brilliant! Thinh was a great guide providing us tons of information in the car making the journey quicker than ever. The tunnels were less busy. Thinh and his knowledge made it one of the wonderful tours we have during 3 weeks in Vietnam.

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Aislinn
18:46, 23/10/2019
We really enjoyed our Ben Duoc Chu Chi Tunnel tour. It was not busy and no need to wait for the crowd. San was a really knowledgeable and lovely guide, he gave us the untold stories about Vietnam was, things we would never know even we visited the war museum. Completely recommend this tour for anyone looking for a less touristy experience at the Chu Chi Tunnels!

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Nickarino
18:43, 23/10/2019
Great tour of the Cu Chi tunnels. Went to the Ben Duoc tunnels, which is the site that is not overrun with buses and hoards of tourists. Cuong, our tour guide, spoke amazing English and really gave us authentic information, it was a pleasure having a chit chat with him. Highly recommend this tour and the company!

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Thelevines
18:42, 23/10/2019
We had a great visit to the Cu Chi tunnels in Ben Duoc. Hao, our tour guide, had good knowledge about the tunnels and Vietnam history and war and he was super friendly. We enjoyed talking to him, which made the round trip seem quicker than 2 hours. Definitely recommend a tour of the Cu Chi tunnels.