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From Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels and VIP Speedboat Tour

Activity provider: Les Rives

From Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels and VIP Speedboat Tour

Activity provider: Les Rives

From US$ 87 per person

Take a 1.5-hour long speedboat tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City and learn more about this fascinating underground network that was a key part of the Viet Cong defense during the Vietnam War.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick up from most hotels in Districts 1, 2, 3, Binh Thanh, and Phu Nhuan


  • Enjoy a tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels on this boat trip tour from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Board a new, modern speedboat with a limited number of passengers for a one-hour ride
  • Explore picturesque canals and the Saigon River
Full description
Take a trip on the Saigon River Express, offering you a luxurious tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels with five star service aboard one of our modern and luxurious speedboats. Forget tour buses; this tour will depart from Ho Chi Minh City for a scenic 1.5-hour boat trip to Cu Chi. Upon arrival, a private screening of the official Cu Chi Tunnels video will be shown with commentary and additional information from your English-speaking guide. Learn more about this immense network of underground tunnels that were used by Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam War. A traditional Vietnamese lunch or dinner of local specialties like lemongrass chicken and caramelized clay pot pork will be served after your visit to the tunnels. Vegetarian or Halal meals are also available on request.
  • Light breakfast and lunch - Morning departure
  • Dinner - Afternoon departure
  • Unlimited refreshments and local fruit
  • Entrance fee
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off from select districts
  • Bullet fare at Cu Chi's rifle range.
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 289 reviews

Review summary

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My tour guide Kah was above and beyond. His passion for the country and the war was so special to see. He wanted to teach us everything he knew, and was extremely knowledgeable. He made the trip so enjoyable. The boat option is a great way to see the Saigon river and be outside instead of a van. Be aware of bees tho on the boat, dress appropriately. The tunnels were great, a little busy there but our group was only 6 total, so we were able to move around quickly and avoid the huge crowds.

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October 26, 2022

What a great day! The entire team is extremely professional and attentive. The boat ride was great - super fast with great service from the team on board with breakfast and coffee. Our guide was incredibly engaging and did a great job of explaining the history and also his personal and family experiences. We had lunch before heading back. The timing of the morning tour was perfect because the tunnels started getting pretty busy as we were leaving.

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September 10, 2022

The speedboat ride was a nice way to start the trip :) The boat picked us up directly from the hotel's dock and back at the end of the day. The trip included lunch, which was a tunnel at a restaurant in the area, the lunch was plentiful and good :) Definitely a destination worth visiting!! :)

January 12, 2022

Product ID: 26653