What you’ll get
Duration : 1 day
Departure : Ho Chi Minh City
Suitable : Family, Friends, Honey moon couple
Type : Land tour
Product Code : T88SRE03
During this tour, you take a trip on the Saigon River aboard a luxury speedboat, cycle through villages, plantations, green rubber forest and explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, a small sample of the immense network of tunnels during the US-Vietnam conflict. Please come and join us
- A great opportunity to explore the famous Cu Chi Tunnels by boat and bicycle
- Trip to see agricultural landscapes and the daily life of Southern Vietnamese people
- Cycling trip through peaceful villages, and the countryside covered by the rubber forest
- 1 Light Breakfast 1 Lunch
- Car, Speed Boat
- Price Includes
- Meal: lunch
- All entrance fees
- Hotel transfer, van
- English-speaking guide
- Speedboat from/to Saigon
- Bike and helmet during the bike trip
- FOC: cold towers, refreshments and local fruits
- Price Excludes
- Gratuity, tips
- Personal expenses
- Cancellation by Customer
For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:
- More than 45 days prior to trip departure: No charge (Full refund will be made but transaction fee will be paid by you).
- 30-45 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
- 15-29 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
- 7-14 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
- Within 7 days before arrival: 100% tour price.
- The above fees are subject to an added bank transaction fee.
- There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
- For no show cases, there will be no refund.
- All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by us.
- Cancellation by Weather
In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.
- Children Policy
- Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
- From 4 to 8 years old: 50% of adult’s fare.
- From 9 to 11 years old: 75% of adult’s fare.
- Students with ID student card: 90% of adult’s fare.
- Over 11 years old: 100% of adult’s fare.
- Cu Chi Tunnels Full Day Tour by boat & bike
7:00am: Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and bring you by car to your boat at Ho Chi Minh City’s central pier at District 1.
7:20am: Depart Saigon by speedboat. Within 15 minutes, the banks of the river change from city sprawl to lush jungle. A light breakfast of sandwiches or pastries, fresh tropical fruits and Vietnamese iced coffee (Ca phe sua da) is served, as your guide explains rural traditions and aspects of riverbank life.
8:50am: Arrive at Cu Chi, top quality Merida, Trek or Giant mountain bikes with helmets are ready for you to start the exciting road trip of 25 to 30 km. Guided by well English spoken biker, you will ride the back roads and hidden dirt trails to escape the crowds and bus tourists and to see the real Southern Vietnam. You will have a light snack after finishing a half of the cycling trip.
12:30pm: Explore Cu Chi Tunnels, which includes weapon and booby trap exhibitions, navigating authentic Viet Cong tunnel system, visiting different underground bunkers (kitchens, meeting rooms, ammunitions etc.), a firing range and much more. Try the local cassava root that sustained Viet Cong fighters for years.
13:30pm: Enjoy a delicious traditional Vietnamese lunch at Truong Lac restaurant.
14:30pm: Depart Cu Chi and return to Ho Chi Minh City by air conditioned van.
Meals: B, L
Questions & Answers
9.7Based on 10 reviews
Value for money
02 Jun 2019
Fantastic tour and a real eye opener to the tunnel warfare in the Cu Chi district. David versus Goliath and David won. This tour was excellent as I was able to experience the life and scenes on the Saigon river as well. The scenes are unique to Vietnam and much faster than by coach. The tour guide Tony was an excellent narrator and described the warfare and difficult life in the Cu Chi region very well and impartially. The food and water served on the boat was good as well as the lunch at the restaurant on site in Cu Chi. It was amazing to see the might of the US army and the US Air Force using heavy B-52 bombers against the tunnel combatants and yet not being able to overcome them. The skill and wit of the liberation fighters must surely go down as the most impressive military victory of modern times.
14 Mar 2019
We got picked up at 7am then we’re on the speed boat by 7.30am. It was an hour and a half speed boat ride with lots of interesting scenery to look at and a banh mi for breakfast and lots of drinks and local fruits. Yum. Was great taking the speed boat as the bus ride was much longer and started later which would mean more crowds and hotter. Our guide David was awesome- knowledgeable and funny. The cu chi tunnels are fascinating and the chance to go in them was very memorable. We shot an AK47 (5 bullets each at $1usd each) - cool experience but our gun was a bit jammy which was a bit annoying. They show you all the traps and weapons they used and there is lots of staff there to keep things moving. Sometimes you would catch up with another group and have to wait a bit but never for long. After 2hours we had lunch at the restaurant - pretty yummmy with a good selection (vege options if you want). Then on to the speed boat ride home (more fruit and drinks) then a ride back to our apartment. We were staying in district 4 which is not mentioned in their pick up districts but it was no problem. Great value for money and awesome experience.
27 Feb 2019
This was a really good day. Our guide Phat was really friendly and kept us safe and away from lots of traffic - so don't worry. We learnt and saw many new things and riding through the rice fields and seeing the village markets were special. Learning more about that terrible conflict when visiting the tunnels was sobering. Lunch was excellent . You won't regret this.
12 Feb 2019
A perfect orginzed tour and it worked clockwise with pickup and the schedule during the day. Great guide and interesting subject for the tour. Must be much better than sitting on bus for a couple of hours when this option with a river boat tour is much more convinient.
14 Jan 2019
Our family of three recently did the Cu-Chi Tunnel Tour with Les Rives. Right from the outset they were excellent to deal with, even allowing us to change the day of the tour at short notice. The pick up from our hotel was exactly as advised & within 15 minutes we were settled on the launch. Due to the early start ( 8am ) we were provided with filled baguettes, fruit & Vietnamese coffee for breakfast. Our guide Dat was outstanding. He spoke perfect English & given the sensitivities surrounding this site for the Vietnamese people, he managed to impart the relevant information with candour & dignity.The tunnels are a testament to the resilience & tenacity of the people, & their very existence stands as a permanent testament to the futility of war. Highly recommended