Be whisked away to Cu Chi by luxury speedboat on a tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Learn about the tunnels built by Viet Cong soldiers and the transformative battle in the fierce fight for independence. A light breakfast is served as well as a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
Cu Chi Tunnels tour by speedboat from Ho Chi Minh City
Learn about the Viet Cong fighters who built the underground network
Following hotel pickup in Ho Chi Minh City, you're transferred by minivan to Tan Cang pier. Travel with your guide and small group by luxury speedboat to the Cu Chi Tunnels, located about 43 miles (70 km) northwest of the city. During the ride, a light breakfast is served, including seasonal fruits and pastry with bottled water. Feel the fresh breeze while you listen to your guide's commentary about daily life along the riverbanks.
On arrival at Cu Chi, watch a documentary film about one of history's most sophisticated human-made tunnels and hear wartime legends. Then walk into the jungle with your guide and crawl into the tunnels to see traps, secret entrances, bunkers, and underground hideouts from a restored part of the 155-mile (250-km) labyrinth, complete with trenches and sites for eating, sleeping, meetings, military activities, food storage, and more.
You can shoot a rifle at the on-site gun range (ammunition is your own expense), then get a look at local industries such as rice-paper and rice-wine production. Following a break for green tea and tapioca — the main food served during the Vietnam (American) War — you're taken to Tan Cang resort for a traditional Vietnamese lunch including seven main courses.
You'll arrive back at your hotel in the afternoon.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Best way to see the Cu Chi Tunnels
, Jul 2019
Our family did the Luxury Speedboat tour and had a great time. The guide, Kate was amazing! She was so knowledgeable and friendly. We loved touring the tunnels and learning all about the area. Probably our favorite tour of all three weeks in VN. It was so easy and well-thought out. It was geared to the comfort of the passengers and I would recommend it to anyone. Well done, Kate, etc.
A great trip led by our fantastic guide Kate, she was informative, funny and made the whole day a wonderful experience for myself and my family. We were worried the children aged 4 & & would get bored but we have a great time.
This was such a unique experience. It was great to skip the traffic and have fun traveling via speedboat. The tour itself was really informative and interesting. Jesmine is a great tour guide, really sweet and very knowledgeable about the area. This is a must-do experience if you are visiting Ho Chi Minh City!
This trip was everything they said it would be and our guide was great and very happy to help anyone the boat trip itself was an experience defo recommend this tour thanks for making our day a one never to forget well done Kate
Was a fantastic way to go to Cu Chi tunnels, the tour guide was great and the morning tea and lunch was really good too. The boat ride was really relaxing and nice and cool - a great way to escape the heat. Highly recommend!!
Absolutely AMAZING, the speedboat is the ONLY way to go down the stunning Saigon river to get to the Cu Chi tunnels, its a faster way and a picturesque way to get to the there instead of wasting that time in a bus, our tour guide was clear, knowledgeable and a whole lot of fun- terrific personality would suggest this tour to ANYONE that has some time in Ho Chi Ming City - any war buffs its a MUST