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The History of Cu Chi Tunnels by Luxury Speedboat

Quận 1, Vietnam
The History of Cu Chi Tunnels by Luxury Speedboat

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icon6 hours  (approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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
  • Pastry and fruit breakfast on board
  • Traditional set lunch served at Tan Cang resort
  • Bottled water and wet towel
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group tour ensures personal service
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English-speaking guide
Lavie water and wet towels
The Sugar Town bakery cake & seasonal fruits
Vietnamese traditional set lunch at Tan Cang resort
Optional activities such as shooting range (minimum age 18)
Food and drinks, unless specified
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Du Thuyền Trên Sông Sài Gòn , Số 10B Đ. Tôn Đức Thắng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Du Thuyền Trên Sông Sài Gòn , Số 10B Đ. Tôn Đức Thắng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
This activity will end right where it started.
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.
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  • 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
  • An umbrella is recommended from May to October
  • A light jacket is recommended from November to February
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Saigon River Tour
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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  • "No issues with the tour itself, but the tunnels are a bit of a mission to get to for how 'interesting' they are," See review


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The tunnel experience
, Feb 2020
The trip was extremely knowledgeable and a great half day experience . Our guide was informative and he tried to answer as many questions as we put to him. The lunch that was supplied was very good and we weren’t rushed to finish it. It was another’s great experience from Viator and we will continue to use wherever we end up on holiday. Thank you.
Awesome trip!
Richard N
, Dec 2019
Excellent and easy way to get to the tunnels from the city, good fun with Chi, an excellent guide! Couldn’t fault it!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Nice Tour, Great Explanations!
, Dec 2019
We have a great time on our tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels! The Speedboat option was such a great choice - we were picked up at our hotel, brought to the docking station, and set off for about an hour on the boat. Snacks (fruit and croissants) were offered on the boat, and our guide told us about the area we were boating through, as well as the history of the tunnels and the people who built them. When we arrived at the tunnels, our guide made sure the entry process was seamless, and confidently explained to us each station that we visited, being careful to avoid crowds and ensuring we had time to explore. At the Cu Chi Tunnels, you do have the option of using the shooting range for an additional fee - though even if you aren't using it, it is very loud and can be heard throughout your visit (be mindful for young children or those who are sensitive to this!). The tour concluded with lunch (plentiful! They also did a great job accommodating a vegetarian diet), and we were then brought back to our hotel. What a great time!
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.
Highly Reccomend
, Jun 2019
I had such a fun time on this tour. We were well looked after by Phuong (Kate), everything was entertaining and informative!
Cu chi boat tour
, Dec 2018
Our guide Steven was great, very informative, accepted and answered questions, afternoon tour great lunch, snacks, relaxing going by boat than van, no traffic, highly recommend
Cu Chi Tunnels
, Oct 2018
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...
Samantha C
, Sep 2018
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!
No issues with the tour itself, but the...
Aidan T
, Sep 2018
No issues with the tour itself, but the tunnels are a bit of a mission to get to for how 'interesting' they are...
This trip was everything they said...
robert B
, Apr 2018
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

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