This full-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City combines visits to the Cu Chi tunnels and the Mekong Delta. You will experience Vietnam’s wartime history as well as modern day life in the agricultural region at the mouth of the mighty Mekong River.
What to Expect
We’ll pick you up at your Ho Chi Minh City hotel in the early morning, and you’ll travel with your English-speaking guide to the Cu Chi tunnels. The drive is around 60 km.
At Cu Chi you’ll be shown a documentary film about the tunnels and learn how the locals made bamboo traps, rice-paper and rice-wine. You’ll then have the opportunity to explore the web of underground tunnels dug by Vietnamese resistance fighters.
After exploring the tunnels, we’ll drive to My Tho. This is one of the provinces that comprise the Mekong Delta area. We’ll cruise by boat along the upper Mekong through a region with islands named after 4 animals that appear in Buddhist writings – Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Turtle. On this part of the tour you’ll observe some of the activities of regional Vietnamese daily life and appreciate how life here depends on the River.
We’ll then take you on a trip by rowboat along the small waterways. You’ll see the agricultural richness of the delta region in its fruit orchards, coconut groves and bee-keeping farms. We’ll stop so you can enjoy honey tea, seasonal fruit, fresh coconut candy and southern Vietnamese folk music.
At the end of our tour we’ll drive back to Ho Chi Minh City and drop you off at your hotel at around 18:00.
- Tour program as described
- English-speaking guide
- All entrance fees
- Boat trip
- Snack and lunch
- Reasonable supply of bottled water
What's Not Included
- Optional activity costs
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities