Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels From Ho Chi Minh City By Luxury Speedboat

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Overview

Zip along the Saigon River by luxury speedboat to the Cu Chi Tunnels, round-trip from Ho Chi Minh City. Select an early or late morning departure and enjoy a peek at traditional life along the riverbanks on this half-day tour. Then descend underground with a guide into a vast network built by resourceful guerrilla fighters during the Vietnam War to provide supply routes, food and weapon caches, living quarters and hospitals. Breakfast and lunch, or dinner (depending on departure selection), and unlimited refreshments are included with round-trip transport. Numbers are limited to 14 to ensure a personalized experience on this small-group tour.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Breakfast included
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Dinner included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Free drinks included
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lunch included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Small-group tour
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Step back in time on a history tour

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Meet your guide and small group upon hotel pickup in the early or late morning (depending on selected departure time) and transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to Ho Chi Minh Pier. Then board a luxury speedboat made of high-quality teak and sink into soft furnishings as your vessel slips away. Relax like a VIP while your captain effortlessly speeds you over the Saigon River toward the countryside and to the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels. Within 15 minutes, the banks of the river change from city sprawl to lush jungle.

Take advantage of great photo ops of life along the riverbanks as your eco-friendly boat navigates the shallow, jungle-fringed canals past water hyacinths, leaving a small wake that minimizes any impact on the local environment. During the 1-hour journey, your knowledgeable guide explains rural traditions and aspects of life along the waterway.

Depending on departure option selected, enjoy unlimited refreshments with a light breakfast of sandwiches or pastries, fresh tropical fruits and Vietnamese iced coffee, or enjoy a late-morning snack, served on board.

Arrive at the historic Cu Chi Tunnels before the larger bus groups, then watch a short introductory documentary before you follow your guide into the winding, underground network. You have approximately 2 hours to explore the Cu Chi site, which includes weapon and booby-trap exhibitions.

Inside the narrow passageway of an authentic Viet Cong tunnel part of a 75-mile-long (121-km) complex now preserved as a war memorial park visit different underground bunkers featuring kitchens, meeting rooms, ammunition depots and hospitals. View a bullet-riddled tank and discover secret entrances hidden by fake termite mounds and other ingenious disguises. Learn how the VC defended the tunnels from American bombs and infiltrators, and marvel at a huge crater formed by an American B-52 bomber.

Try the local cassava root that sustained Viet Cong guerrilla fighters for years during the Vietnam War (known in Vietnam as the American War) and attempt to imagine what living here was like. After your tour, you can feast on fried spring rolls, chicken and beef dishes, and soup as you enjoy an authentic, traditional Vietnamese lunch by the river. If youve selected the later tour, youll enjoy a provided dinner.

After your meal, depart Cu Chi and return by speedboat to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival at the central pier, you will be driven back to your hotel.

Inclusions for Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels From Ho Chi Minh City By Luxury Speedboat

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Transport by luxury speedboat
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Unlimited refreshment and local fruits on board
  • Lunch (11 am departures)
  • Breakfast (7 am departures)

Exclusions for Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels From Ho Chi Minh City By Luxury Speedboat

  • Optional activities such as shooting range (minimum age 18)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. A surcharge may applied for any special meal accommodations

A light jacket is recommended between November and February

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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288 reviews by the users

  • Very interesting and informative visit. Great experience with the boat journey and the van transfer. Only thing I would improve is the group management and the time management. I got picked up as part of one group, but joined another group for the boat journey. Once arrived at the tunnels, we got a local guide, who then returned us to a member of the tour company. But it was not clear who our reference was, and there was no one trying to keep the group together after the tour had finished. By chance, we all end up in the correct place, but more because we could recognise each other, rather than because a tour guide was collecting us.

  • Great trip!!! Everything was done timely with professional and friendly attitude!
    The lunch was EXCELLENT!!!!
    If you want to see more than the streets of HCMC take the speedboat!!!

  • Wonderful time. A perfect tour! Friendly guides, delicious food and great explanation of the tunnels!

  • It was great to take the speedboat. Very pleasant and met very nice people. The tour itself is quite fascinating, but it does depend on the quality of your guide's English. On the boatI, our guide was excellent. gave a 5 to our experience once we got to Cu Chi was poor about a 2. His name was Wen and he was extremely difficult to understand him. I have taught English as a Second Language and have a good ear for accents, so be assured that he was not the guide to get. Linda from Los Angeles

  • Very professional tour. Ch Chi tunnels were fascinating, even for someone who knew very little about the Vietnam war. Very glad we chose to travel there on the speedboat - traffic seemed nightmare-ish and we saw amazing sights from the boat. Exceptionally high standards - quality of speedboat, cleanliness of all facilities provided by tour company, excellent breakfast and lunch too! I would not hesitate to recommend this tour.

  • Amazing experience, our tour guide was brilliant, very amusing in what can occasionally be quite a grim experience, given the place's history. Definitely recommend the extra outlay for the speedboat experience, especially in the stifling HCMC heat!

  • Avoid this tour. The boat ride is about an hour and a half, followed by lunch at the restaurant beside the tunnels. The food was scarce and ultimately gave me a mild case of food poisoning the following days, not fun. The meal was rushed by our local guide who seemed disinterested in taking the time to explain our schedule. During the actual tour, we were again rushed through the sites, feeling uneasy the entire time. After discovering we actually went through the entire tour out of order, and told our time was up, we as a group stood strong and proceeded to watch the infamous intro video provided to all tourists in the beginning of the tour, which our guide decided not to mention. In conclusion, the tunnels are totally worth seeing, just not with this tour group.

  • This was a wonderful day, We got breakfast and lunch , very good guide
    great way to get to the cu chi tunnels better then sitting on a bus, great pick/drop off
    Gwyn

  • This tour was the best part of our whole holiday. So informative and an excellent lunch, it was a perfect day.

  • Very professionaly run tour. Tour guide Tony was very friendly and informative. Well worth the money.

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