Cu Chi Tunnels and Hidden Ho Chi Minh Day Tour


  • Adult

    3,899,000 VND*
  • Child

    4-12 years old

    3,199,000 VND*
  • Infant

    0-3 years old

    Free of charge

Departure Time: 7 AM

Finish Time: 4:30 PM

Part 1: The Cu Chi Tunnel Experience with Les Rives

Join Les Rives for an unforgettable journey to the Cu Chi Tunnels, one of Vietnam’s most significant war sites. Our Cu Chi Tunnels tour starts early at 7 am, giving you the chance to beat the crowds and explore the tunnels before the masses arrive.

Travel to the historic site in style aboard our modern speedboat, where you’ll learn about life on the river and take in the floating hyacinths as you glide through the waters. Once at Cu Chi, you’ll discover the tunnels’ complex network of underground bunkers and even crawl through an authentic Viet Cong tunnel.

After your exploration, savor a delicious traditional Vietnamese lunch on the banks of the river before boarding our speedboat and returning to Ho Chi Minh City.

Part 2: Saigon local’s lifestyle with Vespa Adventures

At 1 pm, hop on the back of a vintage Vespa with Vietnam Vespa Adventures and experience the vibrant culture of Saigon’s streets. Cruise through bustling streets and explore hidden alleys to see sights that most tourists never get to see. Learn about the local Chinese community and their traditional medicine practices, witness the customs and religious beliefs of the Vietnamese people, and experience the small family businesses that are the backbone of the city. We’ll end the day with a visit to a hidden and peaceful Buddhist Pagoda that has yet to be discovered by other tourists.

The Hidden Ho Chi Minh day tour will conclude at around 4:30 pm, and Vietnam Vespa Adventures will drop you off at your hotel or residence. Join us on this ultimate tour package for an adventure-filled day that will take you from the waterways of Saigon to the underground tunnels of Cu Chi. Experience the best of both worlds with Les Rives and Vietnam Vespa Adventures.


Premium servicesAvailable in small group tourGuided by local experts Meal included (breakfast & lunch)Pick-up and drop-off included

7:00 am: Pick-up at the hotel and transfer to the city 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: Arrival to the Cu Chi Tunnels before the large groups of tourists. Watching an introductory “propaganda” video.

9:00 am: Exploring Cu Chi Tunnel site. Visiting booby traps exhibition, tunnels and bunkers, a firing range etc.

11:00 am: Traditional lunch at a riverside restaurant.

11:30 am: Departure from the Cu Chi Tunnels by boat.

1:00 pm: Arrival in HCMC and pick up by Vespa Adventures vintage scooters at the pier.

1:10 pm: City tour on the back of a Vespa, including visiting Chinese community, a stop at a Buddhist pagoda etc.

4:30 pm: Drop off at the hotel.

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

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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Take Vespa tour to explore another Saigon after Cu Chi Tunnels tour

The Vespa tour of modern-day Ho Chi Minh City will give you a view of Saigon unlike anything you’ll see from a package tour, and much more of the city than you could see on your own. We’re longtime residents of Saigon, and we know exactly how to take in the must-see landmarks while also getting you off the crowded tourist trail for a peek at the history, the streets and the sights that most visitors never even hear about or see. Guests ride pillion behind our drivers.

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.

  • Adult

    3,899,000 VND*
  • Child

    4-12 years old

    3,199,000 VND*
  • Infant

    0-3 years old

    Free of charge

* Includes mandatory Government Tax & Service Charge

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