Uncover the secrets of the Cu Chi Tunnels (some foreigners might pronounce Chu 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 Saigon’s northern districts. Les Rives offers six informative tours to this historic site, which lies an hour outside of the southern hub, by boat, bicycle, vintage Vespa or motorbike. Learn about the tenacious and ingenious spirit of Vietnamese culture as you experience the area’s thriving commerce, quite open spaces and hidden trails.
Discover the intricate system of canals and tunnels, some complete with underground kitchens, hospitals, living quarters and more. Explore a traditional cricket farm. an organic herb farm and learn how rice paper is made in an authentic Vietnamese house. As an add-on to this insightful excursion, experience the unique architecture of a Cai Dai Temple, the spiritual home to the Caodaists. Because Cu Chi Tunnels is a popular attraction with Vietnamese school children and holidaymakers, we set out early to avoid large crowds, ensuring that our boats arrive before everyone else.
Our specialized combined boat and motorbike tours allow you to visit the historic Cu Chi Tunnels and the Secret Mekong Delta – a lush agricultural area whose verdant fields and charming markets make it a more convenient alternative to the actual Delta – in the same day. To experience both the natural beauty and city life, explore the Cu Chi Tunnels and the buzzing metropolis of Saigon from the back of a vintage Vespa with our Cu Chi Tunnels and Hidden Ho Chi Minh Day Tour.