Cu Chi Tunnels & Vietnam Countryside Experience Tour


Departure Time: 7 AM

Finish Time: 3 PM

Experience the best of both worlds on our full-day Cu Chi Tunnels and Countryside Tour. This tour takes you beyond the typical tourist trail and offers a unique insight into Vietnam’s rich culture and history.

Journey down the Saigon River on a scenic speedboat ride through the lush countryside, offering you an opportunity to observe daily life along the waterways. Arriving at the historic Cu Chi Tunnels, you will delve deep into Vietnam’s wartime past, exploring the tunnels used by the Viet Cong soldiers.

After a fascinating history lesson, it’s time to indulge in traditional Vietnamese cuisine. A delicious lunch awaits you at a riverside restaurant, where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Next, choose your preferred mode of transport: a comfortable minivan or a rugged Jeep (there will be different in price between those options). Either way, you’ll venture into the stunning Vietnamese countryside, where you’ll discover an organic herb farm and learn about the traditional farming methods used in this region.

As the day draws to a close, you’ll visit a local country house, where you’ll see how rice paper has been made by hand for centuries. This is a rare opportunity to witness traditional Vietnamese life firsthand and to learn about the country’s unique culture.

Join us on this exciting adventure, and experience the perfect balance of history and culture on our Cu Chi Tunnels & Vietnam Countryside Experience Tour.

** Minimum 4 people is required for this booking. If your group size is less than 4 people, please contact us to check for availability.

Tour By Boat & Minivan

  • Adult

    2,899,000 VND*
  • Child

    4-12 years old

    2,099,000 VND*
  • Infant

    0-3 years old

    Free of charge

Tour By Boat & Jeep

  • Adult

    4,499,000 VND*
  • Child

    4-12 years old

    3,199,000 VND*
  • Infant

    0-3 years old

    Free of charge


7:00 am: Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and bring you by van to your boat at Saigon’s pier.

7:30 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.

9:00 am: Arrive at and explore the Cu Chi Tunnels site before the tour buses arrive after traveling the considerable distance by road.

9:15 am: Begin the guided Cu Chi tour taking in tunnels, ammunition caches, secret bunkers, command centers, a firing range and more.

11:30 am: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch in a pleasant riverside setting.

12:30 pm: You will be picked up by Les Rives’ minibus or Jeep (depending on the booked option) and explore the surrounding Vietnam countryside. Visit an organic herb farm and a local house that makes rice paper by hand in the traditional method. Head back to Saigon by Les Rives’ minibus or Jeep.

03:00 pmArrive back in Saigon and be dropped off at your hotel.

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

The itinerary can be changed subject to the actual operation of the attractions in Cu Chi. Please kindly contact us if you need more details.

Inclusions: Light breakfast, lunch, 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),  surcharge for halal meal options (if required).

Please note we only pickup and drop-off at hotel located in district 1 and district 3.

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Discover one of Vietnam’s most important historical sites during the Cu Chi Tunnels tour

Once arriving at Cu Chi, your guide will lead you through this fascinating region, providing commentary on the historical context and importance of different attractions.

You will explore tunnels and bunkers dug with hand tools by the guerrilla fighters, used as communication and command centers, makeshift triage hospitals, weapon arsenals, and kitchens that served up to 10,000 people.

You’ll take in a variety of ingenious booby-traps and war-relics including a tank and machine guns. You’ll see how the guerrillas forged traps from unexploded American bombs, how they concealed tunnels entrances from troops and sniffer dogs, and how they cooked food without alerting American soldiers with the smoke.

You’ll see the inner workings of this multilevel 250km maze of tunnels, and of course, you’ll get to experience what life was like down there for yourself! Don’t worry there are plenty of exits! A firing range at the end of the tour offers you the chance to shoot genuine war-relic weapons including M16s and Browning M1919s. The wartime story has never been as real as in Cu Chi.

You will then enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch at a riverside restaurant, including authentic dishes like caramelized pork and lemongrass chicken.

After lunch, Les Rives’ minivan or Jeep will pick you up and take you on a tour through the surrounding area of Vietnam countryside, past evocative images of conical hatted workers, buffalo plowing fields, and miles of lush green paddy fields. You will visit a cricket farm, an organic herb farm and a traditional house where handmade rice paper is made. This offers a window into authentic rural Vietnamese life that few visitors have ever witnessed. You will then be taken back to your hotel.

Have any questions, comments, or requests? Feel free to contact us anytime by using live chat at the right corner or sending us a message.


How long does it take to get to Cu Chi Tunnels by speedboat?

It takes you approximately 1h15 to get to Cu Chi Tunnels by speedboat. Along the way, the boat will stop at some locations for our tour guide to give some insight about people life on Saigon River.

What happens in the case of bad weather?

In the event of bad weather or unsafe conditions, the tour may be rescheduled or canceled. We will notify you in advance and provide alternative options.

What should I bring with me on the speedboat tour?

We recommend bringing sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, comfortable clothing, and your camera! There are amazing photo opportunities both traveling to and from Cu Chi tunnel location and at the actual site itself. Don’t forget to bring any personal medication you may need.

Les Rives will provide insect repellent, waterproof ponchos and umbrellas.

I have claustrophobia. Will I be able to handle entering the tunnels?

The tunnels at Cu Chi have been enlarged, yet they can still be claustrophobic. But rest assure, our guides are trained to assist and support guests with claustrophobia. Please inform our guide about your condition, and they will provide guidance and reassurance throughout the tunnel exploration. If you prefer not to enter the tunnels, there are alternative activities available. You can explore the surrounding area, learn about the historical significance of the tunnels from outside.

Do I need to walk too much in the Cu Chi Tunnels?

The total distance that you will walk in Cu Chi Tunnels is about 600-700m. There also some stops along the way for you to rest.

Which tunnels do you visit in Cu Chi? Ben Dinh or Ben Duoc?

All of Les Rives’s Cu Chi Tunnels tours will take you to Ben Dinh, except for the Cu Chi Tunnels by Boat and Bicycle which will take you to Ben Duoc. However, upon requested for the private tour, we could take you to Ben Duoc.

Why does your price seem higher than some others?

We price all of our tours according to the value we provide. Most tour companies have hidden fees and don’t provide high quality services. When traveling with Les Rives , you won’t be reaching for your wallet as everything will be covered in the tour price (except for bullet fee in Cu Chi Tunnels). Each tour also helps out the local families we work with, who we also help out with sustainable business practices.

What languages do your tour guides speak?

Our tour guides are fluent in English. Please let us know your language preference in advance, and we will do our best to accommodate it, kindly note that there will be extra fees depends on which language your prefer.

How many people in one boat?

The maximum capacity of our speedboat is 20 people. However, we keep the group size maximum at 15 in order to ensure the safety and comfort for guests.

Where is the meeting point if my pickup location is not in district 1 or 3?

The meeting point will be the Saigon Water Bus Station, kindly open this link to get the direction to the meeting point.

How much is the shooting fee in Cu Chi Tunnels?

Guests will pay per bullet, it’s about 50000 VND per bullet ( approximately 2 USD) You will have around 15-20 min at the shooting range in Cu Chi Tunnels. Please note that the tour price does not include the shooting range fee.

Are you able to provide dietary requirements?

Yes we are able to do that. If you wish to have vegetarian food or some specific deitary requirements, do let us know in the booking form. For the Halal food, we will charge an extra $10 for 1 person.

Premium services

Available in small group tour

Meal included (breakfast & lunch)

Guided by local experts

Pick-up & drop-off included

* Includes mandatory Government Tax & Service Charge

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