Travel like a VIP and arrive hours before the large bus tour groups. Your 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 a window into traditional Mekong 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 lunch or dinner of local specialties like lemongrass chicken and caramelized clay pot pork will be served after your visit to the tunnels.
- Day Trips
- Luxury Cruise Tours
- Air Condition
- Outdoor Seating
- Smoking Allow
- Wheelchair Accesible
- Classic Tours
Calendar & Prices
7:00am: Pick up at hotel and depart Saigon by boat. Within 15 minutes, the banks of the river change from city sprawl to lush jungle. A light breakfast is served, as your guide explains rural traditions and aspects of riverbank life.
8:50am: Arrive at the Cu Chi Tunnels site, before the majority of larger bus tours arrive. Watch a brief introductory ‘propaganda’ video to the Cu Chi area.
9:00am: Explore the Cu Chi site, which includes weapon and booby trap exhibitions, navigating authentic Viet Cong tunnel, 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.
11:00am: Enjoy a delicious traditional Vietnamese lunch by the river, consisting of authentic fried spring rolls, chicken and beef dishes and soup.
11:30am: Depart Cu Chi and return to Ho Chi Minh City.
01:00pm: Arrive back at Saigon’s central pier. Les Rives staff will take you back to your hotel by car.
Afternoon Half Day Program (5-6 hours): We also offers an afternoon schedule which departs at 11:00am and returns to Ho Chi Minh City at 04:30pm.
Please note that due to the individual nature of the tours, times are approximate and can vary slightly.
Dress code: Proper wear is strongly recommended when visiting Cao Dai Temple and pagodas.
Questions & Answers
I don’t want to make a reservation online, what can I do?
You can reserve by phone or by fax: You can call our 24/7 call center hotline at +84 ( 0 ) 903.407.035 or + 84 ( 0 ) 243.9364600-04.
How do I make a reservation for someone else?
To complete a reservation for someone else, simply type in his or her name instead of yours for guest name. Don’t forget to use your email address to receive your confirmation information.
What happens to my tour booking if my flight is delayed?
Please inform us and the hotel immediately as any changes or fee will depend on the hotel policy. We will also try our best to offer you similar ground services.
Is it reliable to book online?
Making an online reservation is easy and safe. Just complete the secure reservations form (SSL – 128bit), making sure that you give us your e-mail address.. As soon as we receive your request we will reply within 24 hours.
How do I reserve my tours with Inserimex Travel?
Just complete and send the reservation form on our website, making sure that you have given us your e-mail address and phone number. As soon as we receive your request we will contact you to confirm the reservation. It is our policy to reply to all requests within 24 hours.
Do I need a visa to visit Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar or Thailand?
For more information about the necessary Visas for our destinations, go to the Visa Information pages for each country.
- Vietnam Visa
- Cambodia Visa
- Laos Visa
- Myanmar Visa
- Thailand Visa
Please make sure that you have your passport, which is still valid for six months and contains at least two white pages. If you book services with Inserimex Travel, we will offer you the special cost for visa approved letter. Kindly contact your travel advisor for this visa service once your booking has been confirmed.