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“Good way to see the tunnels and a great boat trip as well” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Les Rives - Authentic River Experience
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Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City by Luxury Speedboat
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Owner description: Let us take you on a journey to some of the world's most significant sites. Visit the historical Cu Chi tunnels, the laidback backwaters of the lush Mekong Delta and the UNESCO-listed Can Gio Biosphere Reserve. We offer authentic experiences in areas that can only be accessed via the region's scenic waterways. Cruise between verdant rice paddies and mirror-like pools along the tributaries and canals of the river of nine dragons - the Mekong Delta. Step back into Vietnam's not-too-distant past at the Cu Chi Tunnels to experience wartime life. Cruise mangrove forests off Vietnam's southern coastline and learn about the diverse flora and fauna of captivating Can Gio. Fall into the local rhythm and take time to enjoy the here and now. Connect with Vietnam's landscapes, warm people and perhaps, even yourself.
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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good way to see the tunnels and a great boat trip as well”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

An early start with breakfast provided on the boat allowed us to reach the tunnels before too many others. We had a great guide and through the tunnels who gave lots of information throughout. We had ample time for photos and questions all the way through but at the same time he kept us moving to keep ahead if the large groups. A great lunch when we got back to the boat and plenty of drinks throughout the trip. Thoroughly recommended.

Visited September 2013
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“Great trip to Cu Chi Tunnels”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

We looked this companies website as we preferred a boat trip to the tunnels rather than by road.
The Saigon River Express is a seriously professional outfit. From the moment we were picked up on time at our hotel until we were dropped back off again, everything went smoothly.
The boat trip was very relaxing and the crew offered breakfast, which we didn't have as we had eaten earlier in the hotel. There were 4 members of staff on the boat with us and they ensured that we wore life jackets on-board.
The guide was extremely knowledgeable about the tunnels and his English was excellent. The tunnels themselves were brilliant and a must see when in HCMC.
After the tour of the tunnels the guys on-board had prepared an excellent lunch which we ate as the boat slowly sailed down the river. Once everyone was fed they cleared up and then full throttle back to HCMC.
This was an absolutely brilliant day out and well worth the money.

Visited August 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Nice way to get to Cu Chi Tunnels”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Early morning start to beat the crowds and a relaxing boat trip to get there.
Hotel pick up, drop off, Guided tour and lunch included. Too easy.
Cu Chi very interesting. Did feel a little rushed at times but we were keen to keep ahead of a big group (and there are lots of them).

Visited September 2013
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Brno, Czech Republic
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“Nice boat trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

I chose this company as the whole trip was on the boat not like others that use a van to drive down and then do a short boat tour. It was an interesting ride from HCMC to the delta, we got to see how the poor peple fight for their living at the banks of Mekong. The guide offered a lot of facts about Vietnam but I found him cocky. It was a good day and the refreshments were great.

Visited August 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Great cruise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

Had a great day with the crew from Saigon River Express. Saw life on the river away from all the tourist traps food and drinks supplied all day and lunch was fantastic and Kat was a very good and informative guide. I also held this huge Python wow

Visited July 2013
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