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Premium Cu Chi Tunnels Tour with Local Expert

Quận 1, Vietnam

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  • 6 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City on a morning or afternoon tour that travels round-trip by luxury speedboat. Go underground with your guide in Cu Chi to discover the vast tunnel network built by resourceful guerrilla fighters during the Vietnam War. Learn about the war from the Vietnamese perspective and see authentic war relics that remain on-site. Travel with a small group limited to 14 people for a more personalized experience. Your tour includes breakfast and/or lunch (depending on departure selection).
  • Choose an early or late morning departure from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Enjoy refreshments plus breakfast or lunch (depending on time selected)
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off by comfortable coach
  • Small-group limited to 14 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour includes an early-morning option that departs before many others to help beat the crowds and heat.

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional tour guide with international license
  • Unlimited refreshment and local fruits
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • WiFi on board
  • Snacks
  • Optional activities such as shooting range (minimum age 18)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Saigon Waterbus Station
    10B Đ. Tôn Đức Thắng, P. Phú Thuận, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We provide pickup from all locations in District 1 and 3

What To Expect

Start your your with hotel pickup and transfer to Ho Chi Minh Pier where you board a luxury speedboat made of high-quality teak wood.  Zip along the Saigon River to the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels, a ride that takes about one hour along tree-lined waterways.

Get great photo ops of life along the river and enjoy unlimited refreshments served on board your speedboat. Morning tours include a light breakfast with lunch while afternoon tours include lunch.

Upon your arrival at the historic Cu Chi Tunnels complex, watch a short introductory film then follow your guide into the winding, underground network for approximately two hours of exploring the war memorial park.

Visit underground bunkers that housed kitchens, meeting rooms, ammunition depots and hospitals, part of the 75-mile-long (121-km) tunnel complex built by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War (known as the American War by the Vietnamese). View authentic relics from the war such as camouflaged tunnel entrances and a bullet-riddled tank.

After your Cu Chi Tunnels tour, enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch at a riverside restaurant, with a menu that may includes spring rolls, chicken and beef dishes, and soup. If you take the later tour, dinner is provided.

After your meal, depart Cu Chi and return by speedboat to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival at the central pier, you will be driven back to your hotel.

Les Rives Authentic River Experience (Pass By)

Cu Chi Tunnels

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. A surcharge may applied for any special meal accommodations
  • A light jacket is recommended between November and February
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Good guides, nice to miss the traffic and take the boat out there.
Faster way to get around and the earlier session was better as there were less tourists who were all on their way on the bus.


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Great 👍
Mark_M, May 2023
Was pretty good, only prob was when it rained while travelling in the boat , even with the plastic screen pulled down the rain came in from the gaps on each side of the screen, needs to be closed off a bit more. Other than that it was great.😄
Great Tour; Worth the price; Bring Mosquito repellant
Pamela_A, Jul 2020
Taking the boat ride up and down the river was totally worth the extra money! (1.25 hours each way as opposed to up to 2 hours on the bus). We would strongly recommend taking this tour! Our guide, Hang, had us believing we were Saigon River experts as she shared tidbits going down river toward the tunnels. Once on the site, Hang did a great job explaining the different viewpoints of history by sticking to the facts, always patiently answering questions. In addition to leading us through the woods to see the structures, techniques, and tunnels, she agilely gave demonstrations on how the Vietnamese nationals would so easily attack and avoid the American forces. Going through the tunnel as a nearly 2-meter tall male was enlightening. Bring mosquito repellant!!! And be prepared for the firing range; it is loud. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic the restaurant at the Cu Chi boat dock is closed. So we had to eat lunch at the ROS Yacht Club. The staff was very rude and clearly unhappy that people who had been crawling around in tunnels were in their restaurant. Otherwise, we highly recommend this tour.
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Best Tour Company
David_M, Mar 2020
Hang was an excellent tour guide and boat to Cu Chi tunnels was great fun. Well looked after by all staff. A great experience. Will be sure to take another tour with this company.
Half day Cu Chi tunnels by speedboat
Colin_H, Mar 2020
Fantastic and very professional excursion, picked up from hotel, informative guide on the Saigon river pointing out interesting points and then to the tunnel system, the same guide was fantastic and come across with a true passion for everything within the trip, we got there early and had a head start before the crowds massed, this was a fantastic way to experience the tunnels and escaping the crowds. book it! you won’t be disappointed.
Tunnels by speed boat
garymoule201, Feb 2020
From start to finish this was an experience to remember. Prompt pick up from our hotel to the river welcomed on board our speed boat and offered refreshments as we departed Wonderful traffic free journey along the river about 1 hour 20 minutes Our experience around the tunnels and other exhibits were enhanced by our expert guide (Boa ) who thoughtfully narrated each part You have the freedom to take part in any or all of the various exhibits including the tunnels and a firing range Following the tour we were given a wonderful lunch before returning by speed boat I thoroughly recommend this trip which is excellent value for money
Fab Trip by Speed Boat
QueenOfHols31, Jan 2020
This was our option to go to see the Cu Chi tunnels and it didn't disappoint. Punctual, informative, decent Vietnamese lunch and a great experience all round. Would highly recommend. Thanks
Highly recommend
Coastal426434, Jan 2020
A great morning out, very efficient & we had an excellent guide. Would highly recommend, best thing to go early (we did the 7am pickup) as it gets very busy once all the buses arrive.
Poor value for money
Richard_S, Jan 2020
Speedboat transfer was good although “breakfast” was poor. Guiding was average and although the guide had knowledge it didn’t come across too well. Video history documentary sound quality was virtually inaudible. Poor value for money.
Well worth it!
iloveservice, Oct 2019
Amazing from start to finish. Pick up time from our hotel was promot l. We got on the boat and were given croissants fruit and water for the journey. The boat took a little over an hour and was very relaxing. The tour guide was amazing (I think his name was hai). He answered every question with great confidence and kept us very much on schedule. We were given an amazing lunch at the end that included a soft drink. On the way back we were given more fruits. The value for money was excellent. Would highly recommend
Cu Chi Tunnels - Mesmerising Experience
Kannan_R, Oct 2019
I was in Ho Chi Minh City for the weekend with my cousin. Since we had 2 days, we thought of going on a day trip to see some of the sightseeing places recommended by tourists and that's how we decided on Cu Chi Tunnels' trip. We were searching for a travel partner who could help us in booking and finally landed on the Viator page. Since I have travelled through Viator in the past, I was pretty sure about the quality of service provided by them and hence decided to book through them. As always, it was a seamless experience booking through their portal and we did choose the trip which was for about 6-7 hours through Speed Boat. This was the best decision we made! We were promptly picked up from our hotel at 7 am sharp by a Air-conditioned coach, by Kha Nguyen, our Tour Guide from Les Rives - the local partner of Viator. We were dropped at the Pier within 10 minutes and thereafter our journey began in the speed boat with Kha as our guide. It was such an amazing experience cruising in the Saigon River and since we left early, there wasn't much traffic in the waters! We were served breakfast on the cruise, which was tasty and sumptuous! It took about 1 hour and 20 minutes before we reached the Cu Chi Tunnels pier. When Kha started explaining about Cu Chi Tunnels and its history, that is when I realised what the Vietnamese have gone through for about 20 years (1954 - 1973). Cu Chi tunnels is all about Vietnam War and how they fought their enemies. Cu Chi Tunnels covers a distance of about 100+ miles going up to 3 levels underground with its own medical facilities, workshop, kitchen, etc. Kha is one of the best tour guides I have ever come across. He speaks excellent English and has complete knowledge about Vietnam's history and particularly Cu Chi Tunnels. After a good 2-hour guided tour of Cu Chi Tunnels, we were served tasty lunch as per our requirements. After lunch we left Cu Chi Tunnels by 12.15 pm and reached Ho Chi Minh City by 1.30 pm. For all tourists out there who are planning to visit Ho Chi Minh City sometime in the near future, please make it a point to visit Cu Chi Tunnels for sure and that too with this travel partner (Viator-Les Rives and tour guide - Kha Nguyen).
Excellent tour.
Desikan_R, Oct 2019
Kha Nguyen was awesome.. so well organised and was full of energy within a lot of warmth.. he ensured all the tourists where comfortable 👍
Quite moving
Joyclyn_S, Oct 2019
Great tour, very organised. David from Les Rives was excellent, very knowledgable. We went on 7am tour to beat crowds, lunch was very good.
Tunnels via speed boat
Robyn C, Oct 2019
Great trip great guide lunch and all included. Would recommend terrific way to get to the tunnels. Guide was wonderful and informative.
Tour guide was great!
Mary_J, Aug 2019
I loved my tour of Cu Chi tunnels. Going by speedboat early in the morning is definitely the way to do it. The ride is a little over an hour. I enjoyed the nice breeze and the lovely scenery along the river as well as the fresh fruit and croissants. Our tour guide was awesome. His English was very good and he was knowledgeable and funny. We were one of the first groups there and by the time we left the place was overrun by huge tour buses. Lunch was also very good. Highly recommend.
great day
Susanne_H, Aug 2019
This tour was so informative. Getting to the tunnels early, before the tourist crowds arrived was great. The boat trip there and back gave us a great view of the city and an insight into the lives of those who live on the banks of the river.
Number 1 for Cu Chi
Penny_C, Jul 2019
Must do speed boat for the Cu Chi tunnels. Comfortable speedboat with fresh fruits. Arrived early so less visitors and great guide. Must do trip. Good lunch recommend to all.
Amazing tour with great historical value
Gustav_G, Jun 2019
We went on the morning tour and skipped the human traffic. We almost had the Cu Chi area all to ourselves. And with our great guide (Kha was his name) he led us through the area and showed us all to see while giving us amazingly interesting info on everything related to the Cu Chi tunnels and the war. We had a chance to use the firing range too that had an assortment of weapons. Everything was there except for the m60 sadly, but I had a great time nevertheless. I highly recommend this tour.
High speed
Stephen_H, May 2019
Great day out pick up from your hotel and taken to a small hotel to get your speedboat time to use the toilets to On board the boat plenty of drinks. Water and coke etc and lovely fresh fruit. It’s about just over a hour to the tunnels but the speedboat was worth the trip weaving in and out of the plants growing on the river When we got to the tunnels we had a nice lunch and then got taken round to see the tunnels and all the traps they done really interesting. We were there for about 2 hrs and then the great speedboat trip back home. All in all a great day out
Fantastic half day CuChi Tunnels speedboat trip
ANDREW_B, May 2019
Fantastic service from hotel pick up to great speedboat ride with fresh fruit and drinks provided. The host was great, she was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. The Vietnamese meal we had at the Cu Chi restaurant was lovely. All in all a great trip, well organised. The staff at Le Rive are brilliant. Would recommend this trip to anyone. thank you .
Great tour with passionate tour guide
GianLouis_Y, Apr 2019
Enjoyed my trip to the tunnel. The pick up at the hotel was smooth and the ride to the tunnel was good. Tour guide is very knowledgeable and passionate.


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