Travel like a VIP and arrive hours before the large bus tour groups. Your English-speaking guide will introduce you to life along the banks of the Saigon River as your boat gracefully slips through knots of floating water hyacinths on this scenic boat trip.
Enjoy incredible sights of traditional Saigon river life and wonderful photo opportunities. After a short documentary, your guide will lead you through the historic Cu Chi Tunnels, dug by resourceful guerrilla fighters to provide communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters during numerous conflicts.
A traditional Vietnamese dinner of local specialities like lemongrass chicken and caramelized clay pot pork will be served after your visit to the tunnels.
Your tour will include visiting an American weapons gallery, and later on even a bullet riddled tank. You will be shown a variety of ingenious and rather brutal booby traps used by the Viet Cong. And you’ll try to discover secret entrances hidden by fake termite mounds and other creative disguises.You’ll learn everything from how the kitchens fed up to 10,000 fighters in the tunnels (and how they disguised the smoke), to how they defended the tunnels from American bombs and infiltrators. You’ll even see the huge crater formed by an American B-52 bomber.And of course, you’ll be able to explore the 1-metre high tunnels themselves. These tunnels have been enlarged slightly, but it can still be a pretty claustrophobic experience – imagine living down there for months! Fortunately there are regular openings in the Cu Chi tunnels that allow you to exit easily if you wish. Original, unchanged tunnels can also be explored, although this is certainly not for the fainthearted!
At the end of the tour, there is a Cu Chi tunnels shooting range that allows you to fire real war-era weapons including the M66 and AK47.
Transport: Speedboat, Shuttle Bus
lunch , unlimited refreshments and local fruit, English-speaking guide, entrance fees, hotel pick-up& drop off.
tips, personal expenses
Please confirm the pick-up time one day prior to departure date.
Bring your camera! There are amazing photo opportunities both travelling to and from Cu Chi, and at the actual site itself.
We also recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes, light clothing and a hat.
From November to February, we suggest you bring a jacket for the early starts.
Les Rives will provide sunscreen, insect repellent, waterproof ponchos and umbrellas.Soft drinks, water and fruit provided during the boat journey are included in the overall price and not subject additional charge.
Please request vegetarian or Halal food options 24 hours in advance of your tour. Please note a surcharge will be incurred.