Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Cu Chi Tunnels Excursion Reviews

Experience the world of the Cu Chi fighters with a visit to this vast network of more than 124 miles of underground tunnels, about 45 miles northwest of Ho Chi Minh City.
Very informative.
Sail Date: March 2019
Very informative. Lots of walking and sweating(Hot & Humid)
Very informative. Lots of walking and sweating(Hot & Humid) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
I wasnt keen on going on this but my husband wanted to, ut i must say i enjoyed it as much as he ...
Sail Date: October 2018
I wasnt keen on going on this but my husband wanted to, ut i must say i enjoyed it as much as he did, so informative and makes you realise how much both sides suffured
I wasnt keen on going on this but my husband wanted to, ut i must say i enjoyed it as much as he did, so informative and makes you realise how much both sides suffured Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We docked at Phu My, about 1.5 hrs from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
Sail Date: February 2018
We docked at Phu My, about 1.5 hrs from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). With only one day, and the distance, we originally booked a tour through the ship to the Cu Chi Tunnels about 3 hours away from the port. However, once on board, they ... Read More
We docked at Phu My, about 1.5 hrs from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). With only one day, and the distance, we originally booked a tour through the ship to the Cu Chi Tunnels about 3 hours away from the port. However, once on board, they offered a slightly longer tour that included both the tunnels and tour of Saigon, so we switched. It was a 12+ hour day. We drove to the Cu Chi Tunnels, where our guide led us around. It was crowded with other groups and felt extremely rushed, as our guide was on a tight schedule. The tunnels were very interesting and really gave me a sense of what it might have been like for American soldiers fighting the Viet Cong. I actually got quite emotional. Of course, the story and exhibits are told from a Vietnamese perspective and heavy with propaganda. There was an opportunity to go into a couple of very tight tunnels in the dark. Some people went down and came back up immediately. My partner and I both went in. At 5'2" I was able to crouch over and walk through, but he (at 5'11") had to crawl at a couple of places. Having read other's reviews about how dark it was, I actually packed and wore a head lamp. If nothing else, a flashlight/flashlight app is needed to maneuver. The tour allows people to shoot on an artillery range for an additional fee. We did not participate, but I did bring ear plugs, which were very handy. After a rushed tour of the tunnels, we drove to lunch, which was in an open-air facility next to a river. The food was served family style. On our way back toward the ship, we drove into Ho Chi Minh City. It's a very large and modern city. The bus drove by major sites like the former American embassy and stopped for 45 minutes of free time near the Notre Dame cathedral. Then it drove to the central market and near the large flower market for 1.5 hrs of free time. Then back on the bus to return to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Very interesting place - but tour rushed due to travel time back to boat, 4hr return trip.
Sail Date: February 2018
Very interesting place - but tour rushed due to travel time back to boat, 4hr return trip.
Very interesting place - but tour rushed due to travel time back to boat, 4hr return trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Great information about the tunnels during the war time.
Sail Date: January 2018
Great information about the tunnels during the war time.
Great information about the tunnels during the war time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
This tour was ok.
Sail Date: January 2018
This tour was ok. It was again a long drive (3hrs) from the port which I think was called Phu My. The tour guide was interesting and engaging and talked non stop the whole day giving important info, facts and stories. The tunnels ... Read More
This tour was ok. It was again a long drive (3hrs) from the port which I think was called Phu My. The tour guide was interesting and engaging and talked non stop the whole day giving important info, facts and stories. The tunnels themselves are somewhat interesting, but did not have the wow factor I expected. I did appreciate how brave and tenacious the Vietnamese were and did not feel any anti American or Australian sentiment at all. In fact the guide stressed that they do not blame anyone for the horrors of the war, but they do not want to forget this important part of their history and far enough. Yes, you can go down a section dug out for tourists, but as it is not part of the original tunnels to be honest I did not see much point. It was very hot and I was recovering from a cold so elected to stay above ground. Those that did go down told me that they did not see much anyway. The lunch provided was very ordinary and as it was very early (11am) it was not that enjoyable. Recommended for people interested in history, particularly the Vietnam War. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We found this a fascinating tour.
Sail Date: December 2017
We found this a fascinating tour. You learn so much and there is no need to go down the tunnel if you don’t feel comfortable doing it.
We found this a fascinating tour. You learn so much and there is no need to go down the tunnel if you don’t feel comfortable doing it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Not that far from the ships berth but because of the traffic and the roads the trip out to the ...
Sail Date: November 2017
Not that far from the ships berth but because of the traffic and the roads the trip out to the caves was long. Glad I went but wouldn’t do it again. Too many painful memories
Not that far from the ships berth but because of the traffic and the roads the trip out to the caves was long. Glad I went but wouldn’t do it again. Too many painful memories Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Cu Chi tunnels an amazing network of very claustrophobic tunnels but well worth the visit
Sail Date: October 2017
Cu Chi tunnels an amazing network of very claustrophobic tunnels but well worth the visit
Cu Chi tunnels an amazing network of very claustrophobic tunnels but well worth the visit Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Ponant
We did a private tour of Cu Chi Tunnels, lunch, and then we took the kids to the Water Puppet show ...
Sail Date: April 2017
We did a private tour of Cu Chi Tunnels, lunch, and then we took the kids to the Water Puppet show - they had a good time. Traffic is crazy in HCM! And the port is 1 hour away from the city...so LOTS of driving again in this port
We did a private tour of Cu Chi Tunnels, lunch, and then we took the kids to the Water Puppet show - they had a good time. Traffic is crazy in HCM! And the port is 1 hour away from the city...so LOTS of driving again in this port Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Really interesting tour and history with this one.
Sail Date: April 2017
Really interesting tour and history with this one. We again would have liked more time to explore, but it was interesting and scary to be n the tunnels and imagine living there during the war.
Really interesting tour and history with this one. We again would have liked more time to explore, but it was interesting and scary to be n the tunnels and imagine living there during the war. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Very interesting excursion and ability to use firing range was a highlight of the whole cruise (for ...
Sail Date: February 2017
Very interesting excursion and ability to use firing range was a highlight of the whole cruise (for me personally).
Very interesting excursion and ability to use firing range was a highlight of the whole cruise (for me personally). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Even if you don't want to go into the tunnels, it is a very interesting tour.
Sail Date: February 2017
Even if you don't want to go into the tunnels, it is a very interesting tour.
Even if you don't want to go into the tunnels, it is a very interesting tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
This was an insight into Vietnam and the American war.
Sail Date: January 2017
This was an insight into Vietnam and the American war. I enjoyed the trip to the tunnels, as I was able to take many photos that I will use in my classroom as they are studying Vietnam. I would recommend this excursion as you see both ... Read More
This was an insight into Vietnam and the American war. I enjoyed the trip to the tunnels, as I was able to take many photos that I will use in my classroom as they are studying Vietnam. I would recommend this excursion as you see both sides of Vietnam, the poor and the developed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Overall a disappointing tour.
Sail Date: January 2017
Overall a disappointing tour. The tour guide wasn't the best and we felt rushed on the tour and expected to get more out of it given the 3hr travel each way to the site.
Overall a disappointing tour. The tour guide wasn't the best and we felt rushed on the tour and expected to get more out of it given the 3hr travel each way to the site. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great Day - a long way from the port, but very glad we have done this trip as it is an amazing ...
Sail Date: December 2016
Great Day - a long way from the port, but very glad we have done this trip as it is an amazing place and so interesting to learn about this Vietnamese history.
Great Day - a long way from the port, but very glad we have done this trip as it is an amazing place and so interesting to learn about this Vietnamese history. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was the best day of the cruise without doubt.
Sail Date: November 2016
This was the best day of the cruise without doubt. Even the long 3 hour drive to the tunnels was OK as we viewed the varied landscape and the thousands of motor bikes on the road. We drove right through Saigon which was really ... Read More
This was the best day of the cruise without doubt. Even the long 3 hour drive to the tunnels was OK as we viewed the varied landscape and the thousands of motor bikes on the road. We drove right through Saigon which was really interesting. The tour of the tunnels was absolutely fascinating and our guide explained the extraordinary story really well. I even ventured into one of the (short section) tunnels myself - it was very difficult, but I'm glad I did it. Part of the tour was a traditional Vietnamese lunch at a riverside restaurant. All up, a great day which I highly recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This is the one tour every one takes and it does give you history of Viet Nam war and feel of what ...
Sail Date: November 2016
This is the one tour every one takes and it does give you history of Viet Nam war and feel of what tunnels were like. The city it self is very busy with lots of traffic we stayed an extra day that we would have enjoyed more at Siem Reap,
This is the one tour every one takes and it does give you history of Viet Nam war and feel of what tunnels were like. The city it self is very busy with lots of traffic we stayed an extra day that we would have enjoyed more at Siem Reap, Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
Very informative and well worth it
Sail Date: October 2016
Very informative and well worth it
Very informative and well worth it Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
On my bucket list.
Sail Date: September 2016
On my bucket list. So glad it was offered
On my bucket list. So glad it was offered Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Really valuable to understand some of the history of the Vietnam war.
Sail Date: August 2016
Really valuable to understand some of the history of the Vietnam war.
Really valuable to understand some of the history of the Vietnam war. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
Interesting look at a different type of historical site.
Sail Date: March 2016
Interesting look at a different type of historical site.
Interesting look at a different type of historical site. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Bit of a long drive Not enough time to see all Too much time spent waiting for those who want to ...
Sail Date: October 2015
Bit of a long drive Not enough time to see all Too much time spent waiting for those who want to shoot guns and having to wait nearby putting up with the gunfire noise. Overpriced
Bit of a long drive Not enough time to see all Too much time spent waiting for those who want to shoot guns and having to wait nearby putting up with the gunfire noise. Overpriced Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Wonderful experience
Sail Date: October 2015
Wonderful experience
Wonderful experience Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Hubby went to the tunnels with his friend, and he found it very interesting to hear about the war ...
Sail Date: March 2015
Hubby went to the tunnels with his friend, and he found it very interesting to hear about the war from the Vietnamese prospective of things...very rewarding and one of the best excursions by Celebrity.
Hubby went to the tunnels with his friend, and he found it very interesting to hear about the war from the Vietnamese prospective of things...very rewarding and one of the best excursions by Celebrity. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises