Cu Chi Tunnels and Countryside Tour by Luxury Speedboat
7-8 hours (approx.)Depart from
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Tour description provided by Viator
Take a swift, luxurious ride by deluxe speedboat to the Cu Chi Tunnels and discover a vast underground network built by guerrilla fighters during the Vietnam War. Snack on fruit and refreshments as you glide over the Saigon River, then peek into narrow passageways that once served as caches for supplies and weapons. Return to Ho Chi Minh City by air-conditioned vehicle with your knowledgeable guide, who also takes you to an herb farm, a cricket farm and a home where rice paper is made in the traditional way. Numbers are limited to 14 to ensure a small-group experience, which includes a riverside Vietnamese lunch.
- All entrance fees included
- Breakfast included
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Free drinks included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Instant Confirmation
- Lunch included
In the morning, meet your guide and small group upon hotel pickup and transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to Ho Chi Minh Pier. From here, travel comfortably by luxury speedboat to Vietnam’s famed Cu Chi Tunnels. Settle into soft furnishings aboard the high-quality teak vessel, while your captain effortlessly navigates the shallow, jungle-fringed canals, leaving a small wake that minimizes any impact on the local environment.
Speed away from the crowded city toward the countryside while you relax aboard the boat and observe life along the riverbanks. Your informative guide points out homes on stilts and informs you about the local people whose livelihoods depend on the waterway. The journey over the Saigon River takes approximately 1 hour, and unlimited refreshments with local fruit are served on board.
Upon arrival at Cu Chi, your guide leads you through the historic site, highlighting the tunnels dug by Viet Cong guerrilla fighters during the Vietnam War (known in Vietnam as the American War) to provide communication and supply routes, hospitals, and food and weapons caches. Discover stories of resilience as you tour part of the 75-mile-long (121-km) complex, which served as a base of operations during the war, especially for military campaigns like the Tet Offensive of 1968.
Learn about the construction of this immense underground network and slip into a narrow passageway with your guide to imagine what living quarters and military conference rooms were like in the Cu Chi Tunnels, now preserved as a war memorial park.
Afterward, a traditional Vietnamese lunch of local food is served at a riverside restaurant.
On your return by air-conditioned vehicle, drive through the countryside to explore local agricultural activities with a stop at an organic herb farm and a cricket farm. Get a taste of fresh herbs and discover a Vietnamese delicacy as you watch crickets being prepared as food. You’ll also visit a Vietnamese home where traditional rice paper is made by hand, cooked over a fire and later dried in the sun.
Your tour ends upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, with drop-off at your hotel by late afternoon.
Your Ho Chi Minh City hotel
Returns to original departure point
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport via luxury speedboat
- Transport via air-conditioned vehicle
- Professional guide
- Entrance fees
- Snacks and beverages
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- 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
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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