Half day tour by speedboat on Saigon River to Cu Chi tunnels, bring you complete different experience of the secrets of the Cu Chi tunnels, a vast network of underground passageways built and used by Viet Cong during the war against America to evade detection as they moved troops and supplies throughout Ho Chi Minh City. You will see daily life along the banks of the Saigon River as the speedboat gracefully slips through knots of floating water hyacinths on this scenic boat trip. Enjoy a day into traditional Mekong river life and wonderful photo opportunities.
What to expect
Travel to Cu Chi as a VIP on a modern speedboat
See daily life along the banks of Saigon River as your boat gracefully slips through the water hyacinths,
Scenic one-hour boat trip to Cu Chi tunnels, you will avoid the crowds of tourists in peak time,
Learn about the ingenious techniques of living underground and our giant Vietnamese solders’ struggle for independence.
Available options for Cu Chi tunnels tour: go and back by speedboat or have a combine transfer & boat trip. You can choose morning or afternoon tour. 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 – try this on your own expenses.
7.00: Pick up at your hotel and transfer to the boat wharf and get on the speed boat.
7.20: The boat heads for Cu Chi tunnels on Saigon River. 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 is served.
8.50: Arrive at Cu Chi tunnels, watch a brief introductory propaganda video to the Cu Chi area.
9.00: Explore the amazing underground networks of Cu Chi tunnels, which includes weapon and booby trap exhibitions, navigating authentic Viet Cong tunnel, visiting different underground bunkers (kitchens, meeting rooms, ammunition etc.), a firing range and much more. Try the local cassava root that sustained Viet Cong fighters for years.
11.00: Enjoy a delicious traditional Vietnamese lunch by the river before departing Cu Chi to return to Ho Chi Minh City.
13.00: Arrive back at Saigon’s pier and get transferred back to your hotel.