Journey to Freedom: The Cu Chi Tunnels

Half-Day Tour

Cultural Experience

Speed Boat Transportation

Enjoy an authentic insight into one of Ho Chi Minh’s most iconic and significant attractions. From a speedboat trip down the river to witnessing (or crawling into) the imposing network of war tunnels and bunkers, this trip offers a fascinating insight into Vietnam’s complex history.

Why choose this tour?

Travel from Ho Chi Minh to the tunnels by speedboat

Catch a glimpse of traditional life along the river banks

Complimentary lunch of traditional fried spring rolls and other Vietnamese dishes

All-inclusive tour — no hidden costs!

Trip Information

$108 per person

Departure time

6:30 AM

Meeting point

Your hotel in downtown Ho Chi Minh


Half day

Group Size

1-10 persons

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
  • Lunch of traditional fried spring rolls and other delicious Vietnamese dishes
  • Entrance fees

What to Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Water
  • Hat
  • Suncream

About the Guide

Local, English-speaking guide

About the Transport

Car or mini-coach and boat

Overview of Your Tour

Speed into the Past

Once we’ve collected you from your hotel, we’ll make a short transfer to the pier and embark on a professional speed boat for an exhilarating journey upriver from Ho Chi Minh to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Take in the spectacular views along the way as you pass lush green fields and small towns off the beaten track! Sit back, relax and enjoy the views as you are served delicious sandwiches, pastries, fruit, and coffee.

Cu Chi Tunnels blonde man exiting underground tunnel

Upon arrival at the Cu Chi Tunnels, a video will demonstrate the incredible fortitude of the people who built this amazing tunnel network. Your English-speaking guide will show you around the area, explaining the history of the network of Vietnamese tunnels and underground bunkers that were used as kitchens, communal rooms, hospitals, and more. The Cu Chi Tunnels tell an incredible story of formidable resistance and serve as a stark reminder of the challenges of war. On this tour, you will have a true history lesson, and one that we believe should be included in any visit to Vietnam. You can even have a go at crawling through an original part of the tunnel that has been excavated to allow for our larger ‘Western’ bodies if you wish.

After your visit to the tunnels, we’ll enjoy a lunch of traditional fried spring rolls and other Vietnamese dishes in a lovely setting by the river. Once your hunger and curiosity are both completely satisfied, we will return you to your hotel.

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