4 - 12 years old2,899,000 VND*
0 - 3 years old1,999,000 VND*
Departure Time: 7 AM
Finish Time: 4:30 PM
Looking for a thrilling and unique way to explore the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels? Look no further than this exciting tour, which takes you on a journey by boat and bicycle through the beautiful countryside of southern Vietnam.
First, hop aboard a modern speedboat and cruise along the winding Saigon River, taking in the sights and sounds of daily life along the riverbanks. As you journey to the Cu Chi area, you’ll be struck by the tranquil beauty of the surrounding countryside, covered in lush green rubber forests and dotted with small, peaceful villages.
Once you arrive at the Cu Chi Tunnels, prepare to be amazed as you explore this incredible network of underground passageways that played a crucial role in the Vietnam-US conflict. With the guidance of an expert English-speaking guide, you’ll learn about the history and significance of the tunnels, and even have the chance to crawl through them yourself.
But that’s not all – this tour also includes a leisurely bike ride through the picturesque villages and plantations that dot the surrounding countryside. Riding on comfortable and impeccably maintained bikes, you’ll get an up-close look at daily life in southern Vietnam, from the peaceful agricultural landscapes to the friendly and welcoming locals.
So if you’re looking for an unforgettable adventure that combines history, culture, and natural beauty, don’t miss out on this amazing tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels by Boat and Bicycle.
*Minimum 4 people per booking is required for this tour. If your group size is less than 4 people, kindly contact us to check for availability.
Premium servicesAvailable in small group tourGuided by local experts Meal included (breakfast & lunch)Pick-up and drop-off included
7:00 am: Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and bring you by car to your boat at Ho Chi Minh City’s central pier at District 1.
7:20 am: 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: Arrive at Cu Chi, top quality Merida, Trek or Giant mountain bikes with helmets are
ready for you to start the exciting road trip of 20km. Guided by a well English spoken biker, you will ride the back roads and hidden dirt trails to escape the crowds and bus tourists and to see the real Southern Vietnam. The cycling route follows scenic, rural roads specially chosen for this area. Ride through shaded rubber plantations, cycle to a rice paper workshop, and enjoy the friendly, smiling faces of villagers and artisans along the way. You will have a light snack after finishing half of the cycling trip.
12:00 pm: 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.
1:00 pm: Enjoy a delicious traditional Vietnamese lunch by the river, consisting of authentic
fried spring rolls, chicken and beef dishes and soup.
2:00 pm: Say goodbye to Cu Chi Tunnel and return to Ho Chi Minh City by mini van.
3:00 pm: Les Rives staff will take you back to your hotel.
Please note that due to the individual nature of the tours, times are approximate and can vary slightly
In order to ensure a more personal guided experience and the premium service that we commit to, this tour will only available with.
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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WHAT TO EXPECT
Discover one of Vietnam’s most important historical sites – the Cu Chi Tunnels by boat and bicycle
During the Cu Chi Tunnels tour, your guide will lead you through this fascinating region, providing commentary on the historical context and importance of different attractions.
You’ll ride through the surrounding area of Cu Chi site, past evocative images of conical hatted workers, buffalo ploughing fields, and miles of lush green paddy fields. You will visit 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 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.
CU CHI TUNNELS TOUR FAQ
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?
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.