Discover the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, used by Viet Cong fighters during the war between the US and Vietnam. Visitors will also experience life along the banks of the Saigon River, enjoying a window into traditional Mekong river life.
What to Expect
Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and bring you to your boat at Ho Chi Minh City’s central pier. Within fifteen minutes of the boat's departure, the banks of the river change from city sprawl to lush jungle. A light meal of sandwiches or pastries, fresh tropical fruits and Vietnamese iced coffee will be served, as your guide explains rural traditions and aspects of riverbank life.
After the meal, you will arrive at the Cu Chi Tunnels site. Here, you can watch a brief introductory video to the Cu Chi site, before exploring exhibitions of weapons and booby traps, navigating an authentic Viet Cong tunnel, visiting different underground bunkers, a firing range and much more. You can also try the local cassava root that sustained Viet Cong fighters for years.
Later, enjoy a delicious traditional Vietnamese meal by the river, consisting of authentic fried spring rolls, chicken and beef dishes and soup. After this, you will return to Ho Chi Minh City, where staff will take you back to your hotel by car.
- All entrance fees
- English-speaking guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Speedboat from/to Ho Chi Minh City
- Light dinner (afternoon departure)
- Breakfast & lunch (morning departure)
- Cold towers, local fruits, soft drinks
What's Not Included
- Other personal expenses
Know Before You Go
• Morning and afternoon departures available