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Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta Excursion Tour Day Trip

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Duration

1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

Multilingual

Overview

See the best of Ho Chi Minh City outskirts in one day! Our unique, authentic experience Cu Chi Tunnel and Mekong Delta is for those who are on the rush but still wish to immerse the tension Vietnam War life and hospitality and peace of Mekong people. Be worry-free, leave the city early and make your time as memorable as you can with us.

DURATION : 1 day
TOUR TYPE/SIZE : Private
MEETING/ENDING POINT : Your hotel. Please note that we only offer free hotel pickup and drop off in District 1, 3 (some exclusions apply)
DEPARTURE/ENDING TIME : 7:00 AM – 06:00 PM

HIGHLIGHTS

  • + Visit Ben Duoc Tunnels, an almost exclusively local-only place.
  • + Get an up-close and personal history lesson on guerilla warfare.
  • + Gain insight into the tenacity and resourcefulness of the Vietnamese
  • + Enjoy tropical fruits and delicious home-prepared food at the local homes
  • + A visit to the local farmers’ home, their place of worship, and workshop where they make their living.
  • + A motorized boat trip and hand-rowed sampan trip through the peaceful canals (Venice’s canals will look like a small city block after ours :).

Itinerary

Program Detail

7:00 AM
We leave the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City behind and take a 1.5- hour journey to the now-peaceful rural district of Cu Chi.

8:30 AM
Upon arriving at the tunnels, you will view a short documentary film that explains the tunnels’ history and the war from the Vietnamese point of view.

After that, your guide will take you on a tour through the actual tunnels where you’ll learn more about the living conditions and the hardships the tunnel’s residents faced, and the ingenuity utilized to maintain life in the tunnels, which included weapon workshops and booby traps. You will have an opportunity to navigate an authentic Viet Cong tunnel, visit bunkers designed as kitchens, meeting rooms, weapon areas, give your best shot at a firing range, and much more.

For a snack, you can try the local specialty – cassava, a starchy root – that sustained Viet Cong fighters for years. And then, we will continue to Mekong Delta.

13:30 PM
For lunch, we will serve up wonderful “home-cooked dishes of the delicious Vietnamese food”.

After lunch, we will switch to Xe lôi (a motorized cart, a form of local transportation that is more comfortable than the traditional ox-pulled cart) and continue our exploration through the village to see what local live, what locals do and enjoy a variety of tropical fresh fruits at a local home, and then switch to a hand-rowed sampan to go through the smaller canals (the equivalent of a back street in the city), lined with lovely local palm trees to board a cruise going down the Mekong River, enjoy the fresh atmosphere there.

06:00 PM – 06:30 PM
This tour ends when you arrive back at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Included/Excluded

  • + Free hotel pickup and drop off in District 1,3 (some exclusions apply)
  • + Transportation: Minivan, boat, rowing boat, xe lôi
  • + The first canned of Beer or soft drink
  • + 2 small bottles of water/ passenger
  • + Meal at homestay (cater to vegetarian, food allergies, etc): lunch
  • + English speaking guide
  • + Fresh tropical fruits
  • + Entrance fee
  • - Beverage (Except the first one)
  • - Personal expenses
  • - Tips and Gratuities for tour guide & driver
  • - Travel insurance

Tour's Location

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
from $ 166

Organized by

Innoviet Travel

Member Since 2017

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