Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day Tour by Luxury Speedboat

CU CHI TUNNELS CU CHI TUNNELS HALF DAY TOUR BY LUXURY SPEEDBOAT

Departure Time: 7 AM or 11 AM

Finish Time: 1 PM or 5 PM

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

Cu Chi Tunnels half day tour by speedboat is one of Les Rives best selling tours, you will travel like a VIP and arrive hours before the large bus tour groups to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels historical site (also pronounced as Chu Chi Tunnels by some foreigners ). Because this is a popular attraction with Vietnamese school children and holiday-makers, we set out early to avoid large crowds, ensuring that our boats arrive before everyone else.

You will have an opportunity to uncover the secrets of the Cu 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 Ho Chi Minh City’s northern districts. During the speedboat trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, Les Rives English-speaking guide will introduce you to life along the banks of the Saigon River as your boat gracefully slips through knots of floating water hyacinths on this scenic boat trip. You will have a chance to enjoy a window into traditional Mekong river life and wonderful photo opportunities.

After a short documentary, Les Rives guide will lead you through the historic Cu Chi, dug by resourceful guerrilla fighters to provide communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters during numerous conflicts.

After you visit the tunnels, a traditional Vietnamese lunch or dinner of local specialties like lemongrass chicken and caramelized clay pot pork will be served.

GET A DISCOUNTED PRICE OF THIS TOUR IN FOLLOWING PACKAGES

  • Adult

    1,899,000 VND*
  • Child

    Under 12 years old

    1,299,000 VND*
  • Infant

    0-3 years old

    Free of charge

* Includes mandatory Government Tax & Service Charge

Inclusions: Light breakfast & lunch (morning departure), lunch (afternoon departure), 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), bullets at shooting range (optional), surcharge for halal meal options (if required)

Please note we only pickup and drop off at hotel located in district 1, district 2 and district 3 

All transactions on our website are processed by Trekksoft. You can choose to use conversion rate of Trekksoft or of your credit card issuers. This option is displayed before checkout. Please check and choose the option which you find more advantageous. Les Rives will hold no accountability for currency conversion issues.

Morning Half Day Program (5-6 hours)

7:00 am:  Early in the morning, Les Rives guide will meet you at your hotel’s lobby and bring you by car to our speedboat at Tan Cang 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: You will arrive at the Cu Chi Tunnels site before the majority of larger bus tours arrive. Watch a brief introductory ‘propaganda’ video to the Cu Chi area.

9:00 am: 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.

11:00 am: Enjoy a delicious traditional Vietnamese lunch by the river, consisting of authentic fried spring rolls, chicken and beef dishes and soup.

11:30 am: Say goodbye to Cu Chi Tunnel and return to Ho Chi Minh City.

01:00 pm: Arrive back at Tan Cang’s pier. Les Rives staff will take you back to your hotel by car.

Afternoon Half Day Program (5-6 hours)* Les Rives also offers an afternoon schedule which departs at 11:00 am and returns to Ho Chi Minh City at 5:00 pm.

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

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Katherine T Avatar

5 star rating Best Tour (and namely Tour guide) of our 2 weeks in Vietnam! Great tour! We chose the boat arrival option and I am glad we did. The boat ride was very enjoyable (and a great way to avoid the city traffic). We... read more

Katherine T
MatW_2010 Avatar

5 star rating 5 star all the way! So first things first, this isn't a cheap tour, but you do get what you pay for and therefore no complaints.

The guide and boat crew looked after everyone very well... read more

MatW_2010
WAFIHATIHATI Avatar

5 star rating Very Interesting visit to tunnels used by Vietnamese. I was accompanied by my wife and her mother on this trip which got onto my "Bucket List" 2 days before when I heard about it but having known about... read more

WAFIHATIHATI
Chelshazz Avatar

5 star rating Cu chi tunnels by speedboat- best! This was a little more money, and I was hesitant to spend it... but sooo worth it. Rather than squeeze yourself into a packed bus and take 2 hours to... read more

Chelshazz
yodoll56 Avatar

5 star rating Fantastic experience I recently did this tour with my adult daughter and we both thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Kha, our guide, was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. He explained... read more

yodoll56

Explore the winding, underground passageways in Les Rives Cu Chi Tunnels tour by speedboat

Our Cu Chi Tunnels tour – Historical Site will include visiting an American weapons gallery, and later on even a bullet riddled tank. Then you will be shown a variety of ingenious and rather brutal booby traps used by the Viet Cong. Cu Chi Tunnels also include secret entrances hidden by fake termite mounds and other creative disguises for you to discover.

Our knowledgeable guides will explain to you everything about the Cu Chi Tunnels from how the kitchens fed up to 10,000 fighters in tunnels (and how they disguised the smoke), to how they defended the tunnels from American bombs and infiltrators. You’ll even see the huge crater formed by an American B52 bomber.

And of course, you’ll be able to explore the 1-metre high tunnels themselves. These tunnels have been enlarged slightly, but it can still be a pretty claustrophobic experience – imagine living down there for months! Fortunately, there are regular that allow you to exit easily if you wish. Original, unchanged tunnels can also be explored, although this is certainly not for the faint hearted!

At the end of the tour, there is a firing range that allows you to fire real war-era weapons including the M66 and AK47.

What to know in advance of Cu Chi Tunnels tour.

Bring your camera! There are amazing photo opportunities both traveling to and from Cu Chi tunnel location and at the actual site itself.

Please request vegetarian or Halal food options 24 hours in advance of your tour. Please note for Halal food a $10 surcharge will be incurred.

Soft drinks ( Coke Zero), matcha green tea, water and fruit provided during the boat journey are included in the overall price and not subject additional charge.

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

From November to February, we suggest you bring a jacket for the early starts.

We also recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes, light clothing and a hat.

Some of the tunnels at Cu Chi have been enlarged, yet they can still be claustrophobic. However, there are always plenty of exits.

Please note that the abundant water hyacinth on the Saigon River can cause the boat to stall, meaning sometimes we’ll have to go at a gentler pace than usual. Occasionally there are slight delays.

We are happy to say that no tour is exactly the same with Les Rives, and as result scheduled times can vary slightly.

All guides speak excellent English and will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

OVERVIEW

Departure Time: 7 AM or 11 AM

Finish Time: 1 PM or 5 PM

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

Cu Chi Tunnels half day tour by speedboat is one of Les Rives best selling tours, you will travel like a VIP and arrive hours before the large bus tour groups to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels historical site (also pronounced as Chu Chi Tunnels by some foreigners ). Because this is a popular attraction with Vietnamese school children and holiday-makers, we set out early to avoid large crowds, ensuring that our boats arrive before everyone else.

You will have an opportunity to uncover the secrets of the Cu 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 Ho Chi Minh City’s northern districts. During the speedboat trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, Les Rives English-speaking guide will introduce you to life along the banks of the Saigon River as your boat gracefully slips through knots of floating water hyacinths on this scenic boat trip. You will have a chance to enjoy a window into traditional Mekong river life and wonderful photo opportunities.

After a short documentary, Les Rives guide will lead you through the historic Cu Chi, dug by resourceful guerrilla fighters to provide communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters during numerous conflicts.

After you visit the tunnels, a traditional Vietnamese lunch or dinner of local specialties like lemongrass chicken and caramelized clay pot pork will be served.

GET A DISCOUNTED PRICE OF THIS TOUR IN FOLLOWING PACKAGES

PRICING
  • Adult

    1,899,000 VND*
  • Child

    Under 12 years old

    1,299,000 VND*
  • Infant

    0-3 years old

    Free of charge

* Includes mandatory Government Tax & Service Charge

Inclusions: Light breakfast & lunch (morning departure), lunch (afternoon departure), 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), bullets at shooting range (optional), surcharge for halal meal options (if required)

Please note we only pickup and drop off at hotel located in district 1, district 2 and district 3 

All transactions on our website are processed by Trekksoft. You can choose to use conversion rate of Trekksoft or of your credit card issuers. This option is displayed before checkout. Please check and choose the option which you find more advantageous. Les Rives will hold no accountability for currency conversion issues.

ITINERARY

Morning Half Day Program (5-6 hours)

7:00 am:  Early in the morning, Les Rives guide will meet you at your hotel’s lobby and bring you by car to our speedboat at Tan Cang 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: You will arrive at the Cu Chi Tunnels site before the majority of larger bus tours arrive. Watch a brief introductory ‘propaganda’ video to the Cu Chi area.

9:00 am: 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.

11:00 am: Enjoy a delicious traditional Vietnamese lunch by the river, consisting of authentic fried spring rolls, chicken and beef dishes and soup.

11:30 am: Say goodbye to Cu Chi Tunnel and return to Ho Chi Minh City.

01:00 pm: Arrive back at Tan Cang’s pier. Les Rives staff will take you back to your hotel by car.

Afternoon Half Day Program (5-6 hours)* Les Rives also offers an afternoon schedule which departs at 11:00 am and returns to Ho Chi Minh City at 5:00 pm.

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

REVIEWS
tripadvisor logoLes Rives Authentic River ExperienceLes Rives Authentic River Experience
4.6 tripadvisor stars
4.6 Ratings - Based on 3134 Guest Reviews
Katherine T Avatar

5 star rating Best Tour (and namely Tour guide) of our 2 weeks in Vietnam! Great tour! We chose the boat arrival option and I am glad we did. The boat ride was very enjoyable (and a great way to avoid the city traffic). We... read more

Katherine T
MatW_2010 Avatar

5 star rating 5 star all the way! So first things first, this isn't a cheap tour, but you do get what you pay for and therefore no complaints.

The guide and boat crew looked after everyone very well... read more

MatW_2010
WAFIHATIHATI Avatar

5 star rating Very Interesting visit to tunnels used by Vietnamese. I was accompanied by my wife and her mother on this trip which got onto my "Bucket List" 2 days before when I heard about it but having known about... read more

WAFIHATIHATI
Chelshazz Avatar

5 star rating Cu chi tunnels by speedboat- best! This was a little more money, and I was hesitant to spend it... but sooo worth it. Rather than squeeze yourself into a packed bus and take 2 hours to... read more

Chelshazz
yodoll56 Avatar

5 star rating Fantastic experience I recently did this tour with my adult daughter and we both thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Kha, our guide, was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. He explained... read more

yodoll56
PHOTOS
WHAT TO EXPECT

Explore the winding, underground passageways in Les Rives Cu Chi Tunnels tour by speedboat

Our Cu Chi Tunnels tour – Historical Site will include visiting an American weapons gallery, and later on even a bullet riddled tank. Then you will be shown a variety of ingenious and rather brutal booby traps used by the Viet Cong. Cu Chi Tunnels also include secret entrances hidden by fake termite mounds and other creative disguises for you to discover.

Our knowledgeable guides will explain to you everything about the Cu Chi Tunnels from how the kitchens fed up to 10,000 fighters in tunnels (and how they disguised the smoke), to how they defended the tunnels from American bombs and infiltrators. You’ll even see the huge crater formed by an American B52 bomber.

And of course, you’ll be able to explore the 1-metre high tunnels themselves. These tunnels have been enlarged slightly, but it can still be a pretty claustrophobic experience – imagine living down there for months! Fortunately, there are regular that allow you to exit easily if you wish. Original, unchanged tunnels can also be explored, although this is certainly not for the faint hearted!

At the end of the tour, there is a firing range that allows you to fire real war-era weapons including the M66 and AK47.

HELPFUL TIPS

What to know in advance of Cu Chi Tunnels tour.

Bring your camera! There are amazing photo opportunities both traveling to and from Cu Chi tunnel location and at the actual site itself.

Please request vegetarian or Halal food options 24 hours in advance of your tour. Please note for Halal food a $10 surcharge will be incurred.

Soft drinks ( Coke Zero), matcha green tea, water and fruit provided during the boat journey are included in the overall price and not subject additional charge.

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

From November to February, we suggest you bring a jacket for the early starts.

We also recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes, light clothing and a hat.

Some of the tunnels at Cu Chi have been enlarged, yet they can still be claustrophobic. However, there are always plenty of exits.

Please note that the abundant water hyacinth on the Saigon River can cause the boat to stall, meaning sometimes we’ll have to go at a gentler pace than usual. Occasionally there are slight delays.

We are happy to say that no tour is exactly the same with Les Rives, and as result scheduled times can vary slightly.

All guides speak excellent English and will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

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.

from 1,899,000 VND per person

Departure Time:  7 AM or 11 AM

Finish Time:  1 PM or 5 PM

Premium services

Available in small group tour

Guided by local experts

Meal included (breakfast & lunch)

Pick-up & drop-off included

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