• Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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This Cu Chi Tunnels Tour with Saigon River Speedboat Cruise from Ho Chi Minh City showcases some of the most unique parts of this incredible country’s rich history. The small-group day tour starts with an air-conditioned transfer to a thrilling speedboat on the Saigon River, which leads to a tour of the impressive network of underground tunnels that was used as a hideout for villagers during the Vietnam War. You’ll also choose between a visit to a cricket farm or a home where you’ll learn how traditional rice paper is made. With a cap of eight people, you’re sure to enjoy personalized attention while you learn about Vietnamese life and history.

This tour features two options, with departure by car/return by boat and vice versa.


  • Day tour of Cu Chi Tunnels with speedboat cruise on the Saigon River
  • Travel to the countryside from Ho Chi Minh City with an expert guide
  • Discover the underground network of tunnels at Cu Chi, used as hideouts by the Viet Cong during the war
  • Cruise along the Saigon River on a speedboat ride
  • Stop for a delicious Vietnamese-style lunch
  • Visit a cricket farm – a Vietnamese delicacy – or learn about how rice paper is made, depending on the option you select
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned vehicle included
  • Small-group limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Cu Chi Tunnels Tour with Saigon River Speedboat Cruise from Ho Chi Minh City

Drying Vietnamese Traditional Rice Paper

Your guide will meet you at your Ho Chi Minh City hotel and transport you to or from the Cu Chi Tunnels in a thrilling speedboat (depending on day’s schedule, which is subject to change). 

Spend a few minutes watching an informative video when you arrive at Cu Chi Tunnels, which will explain the construction and purpose of this underground network that was constructed during the Vietnam War (known locally as the American War). Follow your guide through the narrow passages and hear first-hand about the vital role they played in protecting locals and securing victory for the nation during the Vietnam War. 

Your guide will explain how these expansive channels served as an operations base during the war, used mostly as communication and supply routes, as well as living quarters, hospitals and even a holding shelter for weapons, food and Viet Cong fighters.

You’ll see a portion of this 75-mile-long (121-km) complex, including well-marked booby traps and military meeting rooms, as you wander the historic site, which is partially preserved as a war memorial and park.


Customer Reviews

Dror Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The tour was excellent and proffesional.
Tony the guide speaks english fluently which truely informs and enriches. The food was great.
Go for it althought it’s a bit expensive than others.

Georg G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Really well designed and well organized trip. Our guide was very good, and the Cu Chi Tunnels were fascinating. Seeing the cricket farm and trying some deep fried crickets was a very nice add-on to the trip. Highly recommended.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was amazing!

Manuel P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Muy buena experiencia, merece la pena


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

What an amazing trip! Our group was small and we had the boat to ourselves, our guide Thomas was informative,helpful and spoke brilliant English. We did loads in the day including the cricket farm, lunch was lovely and they were brilliant at accomdating my shellfish allergy and were dropped back at the hotel at the end of the day.A really good trip and the boat is a brilliant alternative to being stuck on a bus!

Alan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Fab tour! Enjoyed the speedboat cruise to the tunnels, very relaxing. The tunnels themselves are very interesting, enjoying going the 100m through the tunnel.
Cricket farm was interesting and good to get a chance to try crickets!

Martin O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fantastic day trip and well supported from your rep.

Helen S. H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent guide, Nguyen. Very informative and friendly. Good English.
Enjoyable speedboat trip to tunnels with just 2 others. Then back by road to see more scenery.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Was a great trip, our guide was very well informed and we found the Cu Chi trip incredibly informative and interesting. River journey very nice but maybe shouldn't have eaten that cricket at farm! Lunch later was an excellent meal too. A most enjoyable trip.

Deirdre B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

A very good tour all round. The speedboat journey to the tunnels was refreshing way of getting there and the tunnels themselves with all the history were fascinating.

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