• Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Duration: 1 day (approx.)
From USD $ 79.00 View price calendar

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Visit the Cu Chi tunnels and Mekong Delta on a private full-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Gain insight into daily life in the rural districts at the mouth of the Mekong River, and experience Vietnam’s wartime history. Includes private guide and vehicle, lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

What You Can Expect

Start your day with pickup from your Ho Chi Minh City hotel in the early morning.

Settle into your private air-conditioned vehicle with your guide for the 38-mile (60-km) drive to the Cu Chi tunnels. Upon arrival, learn the background of the site while watching a short film about the tunnels. Then follow your guide around the site to learn about the web of tunnels dug by the Viet Cong fighters, and how they made bamboo traps, rice paper, and rice wine.

Continue to My Tho to discover one of the provinces of the Mekong Delta. Take a boat cruise on the upper Mekong River and observe some common activities in this region of Vietnam, which depends on the river in many ways.

Explore the smaller waterways by row boat, passing agricultural areas with fruit orchards, bee-keeping farms, and coconut groves. Stop to sample honey tea, fresh fruit, and coconut candy, and hear the folk music of southern Vietnam.

Your tour ends with return to Ho Chi Minh City and drop off at your hotel in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

gewjulie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This private tour was great. We were met by our wonderful, friendly guide Thi at our hotel. Travelled to Cu Chi Tunnels in comfortable air conditioned van, with a good safe driver. Guided tour through tunnels. Thi was very informative, explaining lots of things along the way. After tunnels back in van to Mekong part of tour. Got dropped off at side of road to bicyclewe chose to walk into our lunch stop which was a home stay on the Mekong. Plenty of food and very nice. All included except if you wanted a cool drink or beer. After lunch onto a medium size boat for a cruise along the river. Stopped at a coconut lollie making facility to taste and learn how they are made. There was Plenty of chances to purchase souvenirs along the way and lots of toilet stops. Listened to some local singers while eating fresh fruit and drinking tea. Then onto small canoe type boat for a hand row along the water. Very quiet and relaxing. Back on big boat and then back to van. A very full interesting day with wonderful company in our guide Thi. Water bottles were provided throughout the trip. Both the driver and our guide were professional, courteous and helpful throughout the day. I would recommend this tour. Thanks Thi for a wonderful day out.

Vivienne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great day tour, takes you out of Ho Chi Minh City. Only 4 of us in the group! The tour guide was very informative while visiting the Cu Chi tunnels. It is amazing how the tunnels were constructed and used. If you are able and not too claustrophobic, a crawl down a section of tunnel enlarged for tourists gives a good idea of what it must have been like using them during the war.After a delicious local fresh lunch, we spent some time in dugout on the Mekong Delta, wearing traditional Vietnamese straw hats. Visited several cottage industries - coconut processing plant and honey 'farm', well as little stalls with items for dale. Highly recommended!

Jeffrey H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

It was an amazing experience. They were very flexible and helpful due to our schedule change. It was great! Thank you so much!

lee.fisher7

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Amazing trip and guide, the tunnels were a real eye opener you have to visit them.

Ali C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Very informational and great to get out of the city. Please be aware that this is a very long day. That should have been apparent to us considering we were going to Cu Chi Tunnels AND Mekong Delta in one day, but we didn't do enough geographical research prior. Our guide, Thao, was incredible and spoke perfect english. She was also really patient with us... I definitely recommend this tour in that it's important to get out of the city and see the country, but be prepared to leave early and get back late.

Stevo Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Thao was an excellent tour guide with very good English and tour knowledge.
Very good experience on the Mekong Delta with excellent lunch. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to get a little dirty if you get into the Cu Chi tunnels in the afternoon.
Overall an excellent tour very reasonably priced.
Long day but worth the effort.

Shane F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We had a wonderful day with our tour guide Thao. It was really enjoyable to talk to her on our journey in the car. She's very knowledgeable, friendly and has excellent English. My only disappointment was that we didn't have more time to do delta and tunnels on separate days as so much to see at both

Lisa C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This was wonderful trip - highly recommended. It provided great insight into a region we will hope to return to and explore over more time given we had half a day at the Mekong, and half at Cu Chi. That said, we never felt rushed, and all experiences were wonderful. Thao, our travel guide provided detailed information on the local areas and associated histories. The food provided was amazing, the people we met hospitable, and the sights breathtaking. We highly recommend this trip :-

Prue

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

A wonderful day thankyou Thao! The Cu Chi tunnels were amazing and interesting. The Mekong Delta including lunch, boat ride down the delta, coconut candy factory, honey bees, pythons and trek through the local alleys was really fabulous! Highly recommend this tour if you have limited time in Saigon.

Angus Naismith United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This excursion was awesome. The guide that accompanied us on the tour was very knowledgeable and took care to make sure that the excursion was an excursion to remember. We spent 21 days in Vietnam and went on many excursions in Hanoi, Hoi An and Nah Trang but this trip topped them all.
The Cu Chi tunnels was a great experience and really enlightening. However after venturing into the tunnel myself I would say not to do it if you are adverse to enclosed spaces. I am not however the tunnel got the better of me. Give it a go though. There is also an opportunity to shoot a variety of guns. You pay by the bullet and it can be expensive. Once again a must. We shot an AK47.
Onwards to the Mekong Delta. If you have seen the Vietnam war films the boat along the river puts you in that film. This trip is a must and as a private tour the one to one experience cannot be beaten.

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