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Cu Chi Tunnels Waterway Trip - Half Day Morning Tours provided by Cu Chi Tunnels

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Cu Chi Tunnels Waterway Trip - Half Day Morning Tours

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Updated 12/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Get a comfortable travel, close to nature and very nice day out to visit the legend of Cu Chi tunnel by over 1 hour speedboat ride along Saigon River. Exploring the Area of Steel in the war time with its 200km tunnel network which considered as the unbreakable underground village and learn how the local people live is in the harsh condition of the war time and how powerful they were.
  • You'll start at
    22 Bùi Viện
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    Cu Chi Tunnels
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    7.45am - 8.00am Pick up at your hotel and transfer to the dock, boat rides along Saigon River (approx. 1hr15m) Arrive at Cu Chi tunnel. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served. Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun. Have lunch. Return to Saigon by bus. 15.00pm Finish your Cu Chi Tunnel Waterway Trip.
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  • You'll end at
    22 Bùi Viện
    22 Bùi Viện, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
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Departure Point
22 Bùi Viện, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Pick up & Drop off,Food for Lunch,guide,entrance fee
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Mary H wrote a review Mar 2020
Burlington, WI27 contributions8 helpful votes
The boat trip from Ho Chi Minh City to the Cu Chi tunnels was super fun with our amazing guide, Chi. We were provided with delicious fruits (tiniest bananas I've ever seen, but oh so sweet!) and amazing pastries on the boat. The tunnels themselves are an incredible feat of human
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Date of experience: March 2020
Boomeranger wrote a review Feb 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom482 contributions619 helpful votes
Wew arrived after 1 1/2 hour by speed boat ( the same time in a car ), but you saw parts of the area you would never have seen. Amazing to experinece the tunnels well worth the visit Book a guide for their knowledge and you will be amazed .
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Mike O wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom19 contributions3 helpful votes
We travelled by early morning speedboat, a good decision as it avoids the tourist hoards that arrive by coach later in the day. The two way river ride is excellent and gives some non-city insights into Vietnamese life. The tunnels certainly present a different view of the
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Date of experience: February 2020
John wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia837 contributions60 helpful votes
We organised a half day trip to the Cu Chi tunnels via the river/boat. I can’t remember exactly but I think we payed about $65 AUD, this included being picked up around 8:30 by a small van with multiple groups that also been picked up. Dropped off at the pier and boarded a
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Matt H wrote a review Jan 2020
Brisbane, Australia22 contributions4 helpful votes
We ended up going to and from the tunnels via bot as the bus was not working which was OK. The tunnels are interesting especially for people from outside Vietnam who may have only seen the allied stories. Tour guide was entertaining and the boat and driver were good.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Great experience, history lesson. My kids even enjoyed it, very busy. If claustrophobic, make sure you don’t get
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Guided tour
Great tour! The guide Mr. Lin, from Vietnam Travel Group, is excellent and has spoken detailed informations about h
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Must Visit
Tunnels and tour were a great place to visit. Guides were very knowledgeable and spoke very good English.
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Book a tour with Nguyen Cong Tuan!
Nguyen Cong Tuan was the best tour guide ever!!! A war veteran who had amazing stories to tell. An experience that
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Great tour
This is a must if you visit Saigon, can’t believe the little tunnels and the amazing places we visits. The guide wa
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Remembering the Vietnam War ...
So much has already been written here about the historic "Cu Chi Tunnels"! It is certainly a must see attraction to
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All I can say is that my visit to Vietnam was certainly not useless. I was astonished by how clever the Vietnamese
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Essential visit for visitors to Saigon
Great trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Although this was called a "Half day" trip, we left at 8:30am and returned after
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An average experience
We had booked the tour through a local travel agent. The bus full of tourists left from Disttrict 1 traffic signal
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Eye opening.
Really eye opening experience visiting the tunnels. We were guided throughout and the tour guide was informative, t
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historical experience
We went to cu chi tunnels with our guide. He told us many stories about this land and when we arrived and experienc
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Interesting Experience
This is a place to experience first-hand the guerrilla tactics during the Vietnam War. Visiting with a travel guide
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Hard to believe the tunnels were built with muscle power.
It was just amazing that the US and South Vietnam forces for many years couldn't remove the tunnels even though the
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worth to learn something about vietnamese history
We went there with friends and arranged our own transportation which I can only recommend. Tours are often filled w
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Frances L
A vast network of tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnamese War. The tunnels are narrow and very, very c
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  • Duration: 6h
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