A great combination between Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnels within one day. This private day trip is perfect for those who are keen on learning about local culture and history.
What to Expect
You will be picked up and taken to Mekong Delta. Embark a made of timber motor boat for a 20 minutes ride to Unicorn Island. Along the river’s bank, you’ll be passing through unpolished creeks, enchanting fisherman's port, stilt houses (half on land, half on water). From there, continue to a bee farm where you have a chance to taste a charming cup of unsophisticated honey tea. After that you walk around peaceful villages and discover the life of rustic people in Mekong Delta.
Moreover, you enjoy the fresh atmosphere and get things small and personal from this journey now. You get on small row boats (try feeling to row boat by yourself). With this 15 - 20 minutes trip, you’ll see all type of interesting transportation modes that local people use to move around, while enjoying the fresh air along the canal and wonderful water coconut tree landscape. Get away from the city that is it all about!
After you enjoy its serenity, let's get back to the large motor boat for something different. You'll explore some orchards along 2 long sides of a canal. Then you cruise to a village where the sweat smell coconut candies are in the air. To satisfy your curiosity, you get to a village that has many small shops that make coconut candy and hand-made items from coconut trees of Mekong Delta. You might learn that those people can wonderfully make dozens of useful products out of coconut trees. It is actually attached from the villagers' daily life. After lunch, head to Cu Chi.
Arrive at Cu Chi Tunnels (Ben Dinh). Then you will watch a propaganda film a wartime propaganda film showing how local guerilla fighters were "American Killing Heroes" (a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed). You then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels in Cu Chi. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers.
- Private car/van with A/C
- English speaking tour guide
- Private boat trips in the Mekong Delta
- Entrance fees, fruits and honey tea
- Special lunch in Mekong
- 1 water and tissue
What's Not Included
- Travel insurance
- Gun shooting at Cu Chi
- Drinks and personal expenses