Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels by Speed Boat from Ho Chi Minh City - 1 Day

Overview

Cu Chi Tunnels tour by speedboat is one of Les Rives best selling half-day tours, you will travel like a VIP and arrive hours before the large bus tour groups to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels historical site (also pronounced as Chu Chi Tunnels by some foreigners ). Because this is a popular attraction with Vietnamese school children and holiday-makers, we set out early to avoid large crowds, ensuring that our boats arrive before everyone else.

You will have an opportunity to uncover the secrets of the Cu Chi Tunnels, a vast network of underground passageways built and used by the Viet Cong to evade detection as they moved troops and supplies throughout Ho Chi Minh City’s northern districts. During the speedboat trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, Les Rives English-speaking guide will introduce you to life along the banks of the Saigon River as your boat gracefully slips through knots of floating water hyacinths on this scenic boat trip. You will have a chance to enjoy a window into traditional Mekong river life and wonderful photo opportunities.

After a short documentary, Les Rives guide will lead you through the historic Cu Chi, dug by resourceful guerrilla fighters to provide communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters during numerous conflicts.

After you visit the tunnels, a traditional Vietnamese lunch of local specialties like lemongrass chicken and caramelized clay pot pork will be served.

Speed boat
Cu Chi boat trip

Itinerary

Day 1
Morning Half Day Program (5-6 hours)

We pick you up at hotel (Please note we only pickup and drop off at hotel located in district 1 and district 3 )

7:00 am: Early in the morning, Les Rives guide will meet you at your hotel’s lobby and bring you by car to our speedboat at Bach Dang pier.

7:20 am: Then you will depart Saigon by speedboat. Within 15 minutes, the banks of the river change from city sprawl to lush jungle. A light breakfast of sandwiches or pastries, fresh tropical fruits and Vietnamese iced coffee (Ca phe sua da) is served, as your guide explains rural traditions and aspects of riverbank life.

8:50 am: You will arrive at the Cu Chi Tunnels site before the majority of larger bus tours arrive. Watch a brief introductory ‘propaganda’ video to the Cu Chi area.

9:00 am: Explore the tunnel site, which includes weapon and booby trap exhibitions, navigating authentic Viet Cong tunnel, visiting different underground bunkers (kitchens, meeting rooms, ammunitions etc.), a firing range and much more. Try the local cassava root that sustained Viet Cong fighters for years.

11:00 am: Enjoy a delicious traditional Vietnamese lunch by the river, consisting of authentic fried spring rolls, chicken and beef dishes and soup.

11:30 am: Say goodbye to Cu Chi Tunnel and return to Ho Chi Minh City.

01:00 pm: Arrive back at Bach Dang’s pier. Les Rives staff will take you back to your hotel by car.

Afternoon Half Day Program (5-6 hours)* Les Rives also offers an afternoon schedule which departs at 11:00 am and returns to Ho Chi Minh City at 5:00 pm.

Please note that due to the individual nature of the tours, times are approximate and can vary slightly.

Inclusions

  • Light breakfast & lunch (morning departure), lunch (afternoon departure), unlimited refreshments and local fruit, English-speaking guide, all entrance fees, pickup and drop off at centrally located hotels.

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks (unless specified), gratuities (optional), bullets at shooting range (optional), surcharge for halal meal options (if required)

Children’s Ticket Policy:

– Children from 11 years old up: Full ticket
– Children from 5 up to 11 years old: 75% of the ticket
– Infants under 5 years old: F.O.C (Children’s expense on the Tour shall be paid by their parents)

Refund Policy

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No refunds are available once a tour or service has commenced, or in respect of any package, accommodation, meals or any other services utilized.

If you wish to cancel a reservation made via the Website, this cancellation policy will apply to, and govern the terms of, your cancellation and any refunds. When canceling a booking, you will need to contact us and raise your demand of the total refund amount you will receive.

The standard cancellation policy for Hana Tourist is:

  1. a 100% refund for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  2. Cancellations made within 24 hours of the start date of the experience will receive no refund. However, we will have full rights to decide if the Refund Claim is reasonable for the cancellations made during this timeline.

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Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels by Speed Boat from Ho Chi Minh City
From $89
per Adult
From $55
per Child

Trip Facts

  • Daily
  • 4 hours
  • Join Luxury Group Tour
  • Speed Boat
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • 7:00 or 11:00
  • 13:00 or 17:00
  • We pick you up at hotel