From Saigon: Cu Chi Tunnels by Speedboat including Lunch

Cu Chi, Vietnam
Not Rated
Duration

Half Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

16 people

Languages

English

Cu Chi Tunnels by Speedboat: Skip the queues and long drive from Ho Chi Minh City and join in on an exhilarating Cu Chi Tunnels by Speedboat ride from Saigon. Enjoy a light refreshing breakfast onboard your comfortable speedboat and speed on down the Saigon River towards Cu Chi Tunnels and arrive ahead of the hordes of tourists going by bus. Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, shoot of a few bullets (not included) and then speed on back to Saigon to enjoy a delightful lunch.

Highlights

  • Speedboat Ride
  • Scenic journey along the Saigon River
  • Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Hidden Local Restaurant for lunch

Itinerary

7.30am, be picked up from the hotel lobby for a transfer to the central pier by car or minivan. Embark on a speedboat onward to Cu Chi Tunnels (Ben Dinh) and capture a glimpse of Vietnam's diverse landscape, from gleaming skyscrapers and bustling commercial centers to peaceful rural life along the riverbank. While on board, you can enjoy a light breakfast, fresh tropical fruits and mineral water as well as take in the beauty of the natural surroundings and gaze at the tranquil waterway dotted with various boats, traditional village houses and lush vegetation. The tour guide will provide intriguing information about the daily life of local people along the riverside and the natural environment. 9.15am, arrive at the Cu Chi Tunnels area after a one-hour and fifteen-minute speedboat ride, and take a leisurely stroll into the jungle to see the bomb craters, countless traps, secret entrances, fighting bunkers, air ventilation systems and constructed living areas. For those who are interested, there is an opportunity to fire off an AK47, M16 or M60 with real bullets at the shooting range (bullets at your own cost). You can also see the lines used to make rice-wine and rice-paper (the skin for spring rolls). The most exciting part of the tour is to try to go through a real underground tunnel, giving you a once-in-a-lifetime experience to feel like a real VC (Vietnamese Communist). However, if you are claustrophobic or have any concerns, you can skip it as it is entirely optional and only makes up a minor portion of the tour. Afterwards, sample the steamed tapioca root which was the main staple food in Cu Chi during the war. 11.15m, say goodbye to Cu Chi Tunnels and get on a speedboat to head to a riverside restaurant at a picturesque village to enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch. 2pm, return to Saigon and dropped off at your hotel.

What should I bring?

It is recommended to bring lightweight clothing, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, and a bottle of water. It's also a good idea to bring a camera to capture pictures of the tunnels and the surrounding area. Additionally, you may want to bring some cash for purchasing souvenirs or snacks during the tour as well as bullets if you're interested in shooting a gun at the firing range.

FAQ's

I am claustrophobic and cannot do underground small spaces. Is it still worthwhile doing Cu Chi tunnels tour? Certainly! The Cu Chi Tunnels tour can still be a worthwhile experience for you even if you are claustrophobic and unable to explore the underground tunnels. You can skip the section of going to the actual tunnels as it is entirely optional and only makes up a minor portion of the tour. The site offers more than just the tunnels. During the tour, you can learn about the history, tactics, and resilience of the Vietnamese soldiers during the Vietnam War. Various above-ground exhibits and displays provide a comprehensive understanding of the Cu Chi Tunnels and their significance. You can explore above-ground bunkers, witness remarkable engineering, and appreciate the ingenuity that went into creating this intricate tunnel system. Even without going underground, there are still many fascinating and educational aspects of the tour. Moreover, the speedboat ride on the Saigon River adds an enjoyable and scenic element to the overall tour. Is it possible for me to explore the tunnels if I am a big guy?

Absolutely, the tunnels have been expanded and made wider specifically to accommodate tourists of various sizes. Can I participate in shooting a gun at the Cu Chi Tunnels? How much does it cost? Yes, there is a shooting range available at the Cu Chi Tunnels site where you can experience shooting a gun (bullets at your own cost). The cost of shooting is VND60,000 per bullet (approximately USD3), and there is a minimum requirement of 10 bullets for shooting. If you're traveling in a group, you may have the option to share 5 bullets each with other members of your group.
 

  • Pick-up and drop-off services at central locations (District 1, 3 and 4)
  • Light breakfast, fresh tropical fruits, mineral water and wet tissues on board
  • Lunch (excluding beverage)
  • All entrance fees (excluding bullets at the shooting range)
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Round-trip speedboat
  • Insurance on board
  • Shooting range & bullets
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal Expenses

6 - 7 Hours

English

Tour's Location

Cu Chi, Vietnam
from $83,00

Owner

vdt

Member Since 2023

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