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The History of Cu Chi Tunnels by Luxury Speedboat provided by Saigon River Tour

The History of Cu Chi Tunnels by Luxury Speedboat

The History of Cu Chi Tunnels by Luxury Speedboat
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Tour snapshot
Personalized experience of Cu Chi Tunnels: choice of private or small-group tour
Duration:
6h
Group size:
15
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
The Cu Chi Tunnels lie north of Ho Chi Minh City on the banks of the Saigon River. On this tour, take the scenic route and arrive by speedboat, with breakfast served on board as you cruise through the countryside. On arrival, explore the fascinating war tunnels on a guided tour and learn how they were used by the Viet Cong in the Vietnam War.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Delicious Vietnamese lunch at Tan Cang resort
  • Choice of morning or afternoon tour available
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off to Ho Chi Minh City
What to expect
After pickup from your Ho Chi Minh City hotel, transfer to Tang Cang pier and set sail aboard a speedboat along the Saigon River. During the cruise, admire the scenery and tuck into a light breakfast of pastries and fresh fruit on board. At the Cu Chi Tunnels, watch a short video presentation and learn how the Viet Cong used the 155-mile (250-kilometer) network of underground tunnels as command centers, ammunition stores, field hospitals, and war bunkers during the Vietnam War. Then, follow your guide on a tour of the tunnels and experience the fascinating site firsthand, as you crawl into the tunnels, pose for photos peeking out of a camouflaged trapdoor, or visit the shooting range (own expense). After the tour, transfer to the Tan Cang resort for a delicious Vietnamese-style lunch, before cruising back to Ho Chi Minh City. Your tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Delicious Vietnamese lunch at Tan Cang resort
  • Choice of morning or afternoon tour available
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off to Ho Chi Minh City
What to expect
After pickup from your Ho Chi Minh City hotel, transfer to Tang Cang pier and set sail aboard a speedboat along the Saigon River. During the cruise, admire the scenery and tuck into a light breakfast of pastries and fresh fruit on board. At the Cu Chi Tunnels, watch a short video presentation and learn how the Viet Cong used the 155-mile (250-kilometer) network of underground tunnels as command centers, ammunition stores, field hospitals, and war bunkers during the Vietnam War. Then, follow your guide on a tour of the tunnels and experience the fascinating site firsthand, as you crawl into the tunnels, pose for photos peeking out of a camouflaged trapdoor, or visit the shooting range (own expense). After the tour, transfer to the Tan Cang resort for a delicious Vietnamese-style lunch, before cruising back to Ho Chi Minh City. Your tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 21396P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lavie water and wet towels
  • The Sugar Town bakery cake & seasonal fruits
  • Vietnamese traditional set lunch
  • Pick-up and drop-off at Bach Dang pier
Exclusions
  • Optional activities such as shooting range (minimum age 18)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Du Thuyền Trên Sông Sài Gòn, Số 10B Đ. Tôn Đức Thắng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
  • Ports:
  • Du Thuyền Trên Sông Sài Gòn, Số 10B Đ. Tôn Đức Thắng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Additional information
  • 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
  • An umbrella is recommended from May to October
  • A light jacket is recommended from November to February
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lavie water and wet towels
  • The Sugar Town bakery cake & seasonal fruits
  • Vietnamese traditional set lunch
  • Pick-up and drop-off at Bach Dang pier
Exclusions
  • Optional activities such as shooting range (minimum age 18)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Du Thuyền Trên Sông Sài Gòn, Số 10B Đ. Tôn Đức Thắng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
  • Ports:
  • Du Thuyền Trên Sông Sài Gòn, Số 10B Đ. Tôn Đức Thắng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • An umbrella is recommended from May to October
  • A light jacket is recommended from November to February
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Du Thuyền Trên Sông Sài Gòn
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Cu Chi Tunnels
    Saigon River Tour
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
1,364 reviews
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leitrim65
London, UK93 contributions
My partner and I did this trip. Everything was superb from start to finish. Pick up times were punctual, the boat ride was worth the cost by itself. When we got to the tunnels it was both fascinating and almost unbelievable what the people of this area did in the struggle.
Our guide was helpful and very kind and took time to answer any questions. The lunch was enormous and very tasty. All the people were friendly and attentive for this company. Do yourself a big favour and take this “must do” tour. We also got to fire an AK47 which was a very interesting!
Written March 9, 2020
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Dear leitrim65, Thanks for choosing The History of Cu Chi Tunnels by Luxury Speedboat! Hope you had a good time with us, especially in Long and our suppliers in Tan Cang Nice to see you in next trip Best regards, Anthony Nguyen | Managing Director WhatsApp: +84 (0) 902 446 346
Written March 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Travelling Shaz
Bristol, UK58 contributions
We decided that in order to avoid the HCM traffic to the Cu Chi tunnels that we would travel via speedboat. A great decision! Pick up from hotel was seamless and after a few other pick ups we were at the pier in no time. Our guide Hun (think that’s how it’s spelt) was excellent. He really made our trip. He was very informative with a great sense of humour and we loved his harmonica playing for the group to follow him! The tunnels were a fascinating piece of history and we were left in awe.

It was lovely to have breakfast on the boat (pastries, fruit) and we had lunch at the end of our boat journey back at the pier. Was also good fun to weave in and out of the river greenery and our driver was safe and competent.

A fascinating day, full of history, thanks Hun and team.
Written February 21, 2020
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Dear shazzerwilltravel, Thanks for choosing The History of Cu Chi Tunnels by Luxury Speedboat! Hope you had a good time with us, especially in Mr. Hung and our suppliers in Tan Cang Nice to see you in next trip Best regards, Anthony Nguyen | Managing Director WhatsApp: +84 (0) 902 446 346
Written February 21, 2020
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Annie B
Clanwilliam, South Africa7 contributions
The best part of this trip was missing the Ho Chi Min City traffic whilst also seeing an interesting part of the area via the river in a very comfortable speed boat.
The tour exceeded our expectations. The organisers - especially Anthony went out of their way to accommodate our specific needs. Our guide was excellent and very knowledgable. If you are interested in history, this is a must see.
Written January 8, 2020
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Dear Annie Baptiste, Thanks for choosing The History of Cu Chi Tunnels by Luxury Speedboat! Hope you had a good time with us, especially in Sunny and our suppliers Nice to see you in next trip Best regards, Anthony Nguyen | Managing Director WhatsApp: +84 (0) 902 446 346
Written January 8, 2020
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Jim L
2 contributions
Our guide Chi was prompt, professional, fluent in English, and very entertaining! We had a very picturesque high speed private boat tour up the Saigon River for our family of 4. Once we arrived at the tunnels 75 minutes later, Chi provided us with a private tour of the tunnels. He was very knowledgeable and gave us the history from his own unique perspective growing up in South Vietnam. The speed boat was a quick and exciting way to travel and see greater Saigon. Highly recommend!
Written July 19, 2022
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Dear Jim Lockard, Thanks for choosing The History of Cu Chi tunnels by Luxury Speedboat of Saigon River Tour! Hope you had a good time with us, especially in Chister and our service team. Nice to see you in next trip! Best regards, Anthony Nguyen | Managing Director WhatsApp: +84 (0) 902 446 346
Written July 20, 2022
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snotax
leicester62 contributions
The tour of the tunnels was really interesting but you can read plenty of reviews of that elsewhere. What we felt made this particular tour worthwhile was the speedboat ride to the tunnels and the guide. The speedboat ride takes an hour and it seems a much more entertaining way to get to the tunnels rather than being stuck in traffic.Also if you go on the morning tour the speedboat seems to get you to the tunnels ahead of the coach trips, it was nice and quiet when we arrived. Also the timings fitted well starting with a light fruit breakfast and finishing with lunch after the tour. Our guide was very entertaining and very informative having picked up a fair bit of English from watching Only Fools & Horses. Nice to get a Vietnamese perspective of the war and its consequences.
Written March 21, 2020
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Dear SNOTAX, Thanks for choosing The History of Cu Chi Tunnels by Luxury Speedboat! Hope you had a good time with us, especially in CHISTER and our suppliers in Tan Cang Nice to see you in next trip Best regards, Anthony Nguyen | Managing Director WhatsApp: +84 (0) 902 446 346
Written March 21, 2020
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Omitom
Ohio47 contributions
The trip is too long on the boat. For 1:30hrs you can not speak because you travel so fast and super noisy. The visit at the travel side was also not as expected. The guide was terrible and I found it all way too touristic. Realizing how many people died I find it all very disrespectful.
Written February 7, 2020
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Dear Omitom, We have sent a lot of messages to clarify your full name and your travel dates with us. But we did not receive any useful information to check and improve our service if possible. The first review on January 20, 2020, gave us 2 stars for the Mekong Delta. Now you change to 1 star for Cu Chi Tunnels. We doubt your review. By the way, I can answer your review: 1 / All our boats are fixed with 4 stroke engine, it makes less noise than other companies. 2 / Cu Chi Tunnels is a place that attracts all visitors when coming to Vietnam. This place is always full of tourists. 3 / This is a historical place of war and the fact that many people died at that time. We hope you can tell us your full name and travel dates with us as soon as possible via my email md@saigonrivertour.com Thanks, Anthony Nguyễn
Written February 7, 2020
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Philip M
6 contributions
This tour is fantastic. Our guide T was really nice, funny and provided us with some fascinating information about the tunnels and stories about his life growing up in Vietnam.

The tunnels are amazing and you get the chance to crawl through a 50 metre section (though you can get out after 20 metres if it's not for you)

The speedboat journey is really cool along the Mekong River and takes approximately 1 hour when compared with the bus which can take 2.5 hours each way and longer on the way back if you have a lot of drop offs at hotels. If you go on the morning tour then you will be there before the tunnels get really busy.

The lunch is served after you return from the tunnels at about 1pm. You then have the rest of the day to explore Ho Chi Minh.
Written January 3, 2020
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Dear Philip Mcgrath, Thanks for choosing The History of Cu Chi Tunnels by Luxury Speedboat! Hope you had a good time with us, especially in Chister and our suppliers Nice to see you in next trip Best regards, Anthony Nguyen | Managing Director WhatsApp: +84 (0) 902 446 346
Written January 4, 2020
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Julie R
Hassocks, UK42 contributions
A really enjoyable trip to the famous cu chi tunnels. Great fun on the speedboat especially when navigating around the water hyacinth that grows like wildfire further up the river. Tour guide was interesting and informative and I even got to fire a machine gun on the range,
an optional extra if you want to try it. Highly recommend the tour, it was great fun and included breakfast on the boat and a good lunch at the tunnels.
Written February 16, 2020
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William Bill B
Pottstown, PA2 contributions
Boat ride was good, guide, Harry, was a little difficult to understand but informative. The ladies in the gift shop see American tourists as the enmy, just role playing I guess. Being a VIetnam Veteran, I did not appreciate it.
Written February 13, 2020
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Dear William Bill B, I have just received your review, but I think you confuse my company with another company. I don't have a tour guide named Harry. My company name is Saigon River Tour, my tour guide are not allowed to introduced gift shop to guest. Please check and remove this post in my page. Thanks, Anthony Nguyen
Written February 14, 2020
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MikeH
4 contributions
Very interesting - trip in the speedboat was fun, and the guide was very helpful and happy to talk about anything we wanted.
Only criticisms would be that we felt a little rushed through, and the lunch was quite average. So in summary I'd say it was very interesting, but a bit expensive for what it was.
Written February 29, 2020
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