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Cu Chi Tunnels by speedboat

Cu Chi Tunnels by speedboat

Many visitors to Saigon visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, but few arrive in such style! Feel the wind in your hair on a speedboat up the Saigon River.

The Cu Chi Tunnels, some miles north of the city, give a fascinating and, to most Western visitors, unfamiliar perspective on the Vietnam War. To avoid the city's traffic you'll travel by exhilarating speedboat ride up the Saigon River, passing quickly from the tower blocks of the city to palm-fringed rice-paddies.

After an early breakfast, head to the riverside landing stage to board your boat for the hour-long cruise upriver. On arrival at the tunnels, where great numbers of Viet Cong and Northern Vietnamese supporters hid during both the Independence War against the French and the subsequent war with America, you'll be given a brief explanation of the history of the tunnels.

After this introduction you'll continue to the Ben Dinh or Ben Duoc sections of the tunnel, where you can put yourself in the shoes of Viet Cong fighters as you head down into a section of the tunnels. Even though they've been widened for tourists, they're still incredibly narrow! After completing your tour you will cruise back to Ho Chi Minh City at a rather more sedate pace while enjoying lunch onboard.

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Cu Chi Tunnels by speedboat

located in Ho Chi Minh City

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