• Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 85.00 View price calendar

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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 lunch, or dinner (depending on departure selection).

Highlights

  • Half-day tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels by luxury speedboat
  • Zip gracefully over the Saigon River through knots of floating water hyacinths on a scenic boat ride
  • Visit the underground labyrinth of the Cu Chi Tunnels, preserved as a war memorial park, with an expert guide
  • 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

What You Can Expect

Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City by Luxury Speedboat

Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City by Luxury Speedboat

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 and afternoon tours have a late-morning snacks.

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.

Customer Reviews

Ina L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

I highly recommend this tour our guide was excellent and the trip was well organized. We were supplied with continuous drinks and snacks, a delicious lunch was provided . The boat trip was amazing in itself but the tour was very interesting and educational got to go into the tunnels themselves.10 out of ten!

Teresa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Fabulous tour. Guide was lovely and very knowledgable. Food was way better than we expected. Really interesting, enjoyable day.

Lee F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great trip. Decided to take the speedboat option to the cu chi tunnels and really enjoyed it. Guide was excellent and much more interesting to spend an hour on the speedboat than that and more in a coach. Would definitely recommend a trip to the cu chi tunnels and this tour.

Genevieve P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The speedboat tour was a great alternative to the usual car/boat transfer to the cu chi tunnels - no traffic and we got to see the country side cruising down the Saigon river. Our guide Chau was very knowledgeable and extremely professional, making sure our whole morning ran very smoothly. The story of the tunnels was informative and we got a great insight into how the people survived in the war. Lunch to finish off the morning was delicious with plenty of food and drinks. Highly recommend the 7am start to beat the crowds and the heat!

pauline S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The whole day was fab. Picked up on time with a very friendly tour guide. Most enjoyable. Food was spot on. Would definitely recommend this trip. Thank you.

Johnny L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was an awesome tour, I had a day of downtime on my business trip. The tour was very informative and we had a very friendly tour guide. Plus I had a chance to let loose on a machine gun. The speed boat was definitely comfortable and well worth it, considering after crawling through the tunnels I did break quite a bit of sweat...Nonetheless, I highly recommend this tour.

Caroline Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Fantastic tour with Andy Anh as our guide. The boat trip is the best way to get to CuChi the only downside is it is loud and you cannot hear any information on the way. Lots of drinks and fruit to enjoy on the trip - both ways. We went in the afternoon and the lunch was ready when we arrived and it was plentiful and delicious. The walk through the site was quite amazing. Over 250 miles of tunnels dug in such inhospitable terrain and heat over 20 years it is hard to understand the fear the locals went through for so long. Going into the tunnels to experience the heat, darkness and size is well worth doing even if you are a little claustrophobic. The hardest part is dropping into the first pit inside the tunnel ... adrenaline is a wonderful thing when you are apprehensive. You can pay for a package of bullets for a variety of gun if you want to complete the experience. Not for everyone but there is no pressure to participate. Highly recommend this tour to gain a greater understanding of the life lived by the Vietnamese people so recently.

frederick P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Excellent tour,great boat ride up the river, great food on arrival and a very good guide showing us around the tunnels. Would thoroughly recommend this tour.

mercer.skinner

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great trip. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable

david n

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Transport to the Cu Chi tunnels via the speed boat was excellent. Very good info provided during boat trip nice sandwich and drink provided for breakfast. Tour of tunnels area was good, guide very knowledgeable about the war and tunnel area. Would recommend the morning trip as it was getting very busty when we left after a very nice lunch that was provided on site.

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