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Cu Chi Tunnels and Countryside Tour by Luxury Speedboat provided by Les Rives Authentic River Experience

Cu Chi Tunnels and Countryside Tour by Luxury Speedboat

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A popular destination from Ho Chi Minh, the Cu Chi Tunnels draw lots of visitors at peak times. This speedboat tour gets you there faster than you would by car so you beat the main crowds. Explore with a guide, and because you’re with a small group, have plenty of time questions. After included lunch, visit a cricket farm and other food producers on the ride back to your hotel.
  • Beat the crowds on a Cu Chi and rural tour by speedboat from Ho Chi Minh
  • Learn about the tunnels and Vietnam War via guide commentary
  • Small group size means plenty of personalized attention 
  • Enjoy lunch and farm visits on the return ride back to your hotel
What to Expect
After Ho Chi Minh hotel pickup, board a deluxe speedboat on the Saigon River and enjoy an approximately 1-hour cruise to Cu Chi. Observe the riverbanks as your guide explains local life at the farms and villages you pass, and savor onboard drinks and fresh fruit. On arrival, enjoy a guided tour of the historical Cu Chi site and tunnels used by the Viet Cong against the Americans and other forces during the Vietnam War. Explore above and below ground to see what were once hidden supply routes, kitchens, and hospitals. After a riverside Vietnamese lunch, you’ll head back to Ho Chi Minh, stopping en route to experience local life. Visit an herb farm and a cricket farm, learning how the insects are made into delicacies, and get glimpse at traditional rice-paper production.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Saigon Waterbus Station, Bến Nghé, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport via luxury speedboat
  • Transport via air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. An extra surcharge may apply for meal accommodations
  • Comfortable shoes, sunscreen and insect repellent is recommended
  • Return trip is via air-conditioned car
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Nathan L wrote a review Mar 2020
Rowville, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
Really good tour. Highly recommend using them and getting in early. Just as we were leaving it was starting to really build up with other tourists. You miss all the traffic, get coffee, water, breakfast, lunch and snacks. Tour group is small and the guide/s are really good!
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Response from Celinethn, Guest Relations Manager at Cu Chi Tunnels and Countryside Tour by Luxury Speedboat
Responded 7 Mar 2020
Dear NathanLambie, Thank you for your excellent remark! On behalf of Les Rives team I would like to thank you for traveling with us. We are happy in knowing that you have well enjoyed the visit to Cu Chi tunnels with us. The satisfaction of our travelers is our first priority and your feedback is very important for our team. Thank you for helping to share the world about us. Enjoy traveling and hopefully, we will welcome you onboard again for another Saigon River trip. Best regards! Les Rives Team Authentic River Experience | +84 (0) 78 592 0018  Email:
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Louise H wrote a review Mar 2020
Gloucester, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
Did the half day by speedboat to cu chi tunnels with Harry as our guide. Everything was on time, Harry arriving promptly at our hotel for collection. Speed boat was fun with drinks/snacks provided (remember to take a jumper, it gets chilly). Harry's guide of cu chi tunnels was
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Daisy wrote a review Jan 2020
13 contributions1 helpful vote
This experience was amazing. From the hotel pickup to the speedboat cruise along the river all the way to Cu Chi Tunnels. Our tour guide was very informative and kept our group very interested throughout the whole day. Finishing the tour off with a traditional Vietnamese lunch,
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Puccina77 wrote a review Jan 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates40 contributions6 helpful votes
Choosing to go to Cu Chi tunnel by speed boat was the best idea. Service was really good and well organised. You can enjoy the ride and get some fresh air while on the river before arriving to the tunnels. Bau was giving us exhaustive explanation while visiting the site. They
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Mette P wrote a review Jan 2020
Vejen, Denmark1,241 contribution175 helpful votes
We were picked up at the hotel at 7:15 and arrived at the harbor where the boat was waiting. At the boat there was snacks and drinks and after 90 minutes we arrived to the tunnels. The guide explained the tunnels and history to us before we went back to Saigon by boat again. In
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By: Les Rives Authentic River Experience
Anne V
Cu Chi Tunnel with Speedboat
We had a great half day tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels and via speedboat so much more fun! The crew was all very nice a
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Highly recommend
If you only take one trip, take this one. On the way to the tunnels, you enjoy fruit and croissants as well as amaz
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Fantastic trip - loved every minute of it
This was a great trip. Everything ran smoothly, from the hotel pick up to the final drop-off. The boat trip up the
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Half day tunnels & sppeedboat
A first class trip. Our guide 'Ka' was outstanding; his English, his knowledge of the site and history of the war.
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Must do in Saigon
This tour was one of the best we have done in Vietnam. A thrilling ride up the Mekong in a speedboat followed by an
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Great day
What a great trip, so interesting. The explanations about the stilt houses, river boats was really interesting. The
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Lise J
Fun way to travel and learn about something not well known by many
We had a really nice experience taking the boat up the river to learn about the tunnels that were a major part of h
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Highly recommend!
We did the half day speedboat Cu Chi Tunnel tour and it was awesome! The boat was such a fun way to travel to the t
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Consistently excellent quality
I have three different visitors who have done different trips by Les Rives. They have all been very satisfied by th
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Made enquires with a view to booking and they were obstructive and unforthcoming at every encounter. Thus I declin
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Simply must do excursion!
This is the best way to get to the tunnels... via speedboat up Saigon river and bypassing all the crazy Vietnam tra
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Kaitlyn M
Awesome tour guides
Did the Mekong Delta tour and the Jeep/Saigon river tour. Both guides were awesome. Clearly enthusiastic about thei
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Mrs wilday
Lovely trip, very authentic, would recommend. Only 8 on our tour which was nice . Lunch was good and plentiful
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Best way to see the tunnels
Speed boat was modern , fast and not crowded. Spent an hour and and a half speeding up Saigon River which was great
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Half day trip
Tony our guide was very informative, we recommend go early to miss the crowds, speedboat ride is thrilling, well wo
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