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Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta: Day Tour from Ho Chi Minh

1. Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta: Day Tour from Ho Chi Minh

This full-day tour takes you from Ho Chi Minh city to two popular attractions, the Cu Chi Tunnels, and the Mekong Delta.  Be picked up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city in the morning and board a comfortable and spacious car. Head to Cu Chi tunnels, where you will explore and learn about the Vietnam War resistance the US Forces. Depart for Mekong Delta in the late morning, stopping at a local restaurant on the way to enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese Cuisine. Make your way to the Mekong Delta after lunch. Hop aboard a rowboat and travel through small canals under the fronds of coconut trees. Transfer to a motorboat to cruise to Coconut island. Disembark at a local family's residence to enjoy tropical fruits, honey tea, and local wine. See how local products are made and listen to a live local music performance performed by the villagers. Stroll along the countryside roads in the afternoon and have the chance to get to know the locals by interacting with them while they live their daily lives. Relax in the peaceful atmosphere, then say goodbye and depart for Ho Chi Minh City. Return to Ho Chi Minh city in the evening and be taken back to your hotel. Tour starts at 730AM, ends 640PM.

Ho Chi Minh: Full-Day Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta Tour

2. Ho Chi Minh: Full-Day Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta Tour

Be picked up from your Ho Chi Minh accommodation in the morning and board a comfortable mini van. Head to the Cu Chi tunnels and hear about the Vietnamese resistance to the US Forces. Depart for the Mekong Delta, stopping at a local restaurant on the way to enjoy a delectable lunch of Vietnamese cuisine. Following lunch, arrive in Mekong Delta, and board a row boat to travel along small canals under the coconut tree fronds.  Board a motor boat and cruise to coconut island. Disembark at a local family's residence to enjoy tropical fruits and taste honey tea and wine. See how local products are made and listen to a live local music performance performed by the villagers. Stroll along the country roads in the afternoon to see what local life is like. Relax in the peaceful atmosphere, before saying goodbye and returning to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City in the evening and be taken back to your accommodation.

From Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels and VIP Speedboat Tour

3. From Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels and VIP Speedboat Tour

Take a trip on the Saigon River Express, offering you a luxurious tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels with five star service aboard one of our modern and luxurious speedboats. Forget tour buses; this tour will depart from Ho Chi Minh City for a scenic 1.5-hour boat trip to Cu Chi. Upon arrival, a private screening of the official Cu Chi Tunnels video will be shown with commentary and additional information from your English-speaking guide. Learn more about this immense network of underground tunnels that were used by Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam War. A traditional Vietnamese lunch or dinner of local specialties like lemongrass chicken and caramelized clay pot pork will be served after your visit to the tunnels. Vegetarian or Halal meals are also available on request.

From Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels VIP Tour by Limousine

4. From Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels VIP Tour by Limousine

Depart Ho Chi Minh City in the morning at 08:00 for the 60-km drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels. You’ll travel in luxury and comfort in a Ford limousine. Cu Chi district is considered a heroic site for the role it played in the American War. It is legendary for the tunnel system that stretches for over 220 km and is a popular attraction with both Vietnamese and foreign visitors. On this full-day trip, the drive will take you past rural rice paddy landscapes, where ducks and water buffalo swim in the waters at the edge of the road. With this scenery in view, it’s hard to imagine the destruction and deforestation of the area caused by bombs and mines when Cu Chi was labeled a free target zone. You’ll see evidence showing that the district was once a battleground. If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to fire an AK-47 you can find out at the Cu Chi Tunnels. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Ho Chi Minh City: Private Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple

5. Ho Chi Minh City: Private Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple

After pickup from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, drive to Tay Ninh to visit the Cao Dai Temple. This religious sect combines Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity in its philosophy. Experience the prayer session at noon and admire the colorful, mysterious and marvelous architecture.   After lunch, visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an amazing underground system used by the Vietnamese to fight the Americans during the America and Vietnam War. You can crawl through the very narrow tunnels, made completely by hand during the war. Then watch a short documentary film about the Cu Chi Tunnels, available in a number of foreign languages.   Gain more knowledge of Vietnamese history, traditions, and culture. You can taste boiled tapioca with hot pandanus tea, the local food eaten by Vietnamese soldiers during the war. At the end of the tour your will be dropped off back in Ho Chi Minh City.

Full-Day Tour of Cu Chi Tunnels & Ho Chi Minh City Tour

6. Full-Day Tour of Cu Chi Tunnels & Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Begin your one-of-a-kind historical experience in Ho Chi Minh City with a visit to the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels. Spanning a formidable 250 kilometers, Cu Chi is one of the most renowned historical sites of the Vietnam war.  The tunnel system was created in 1948 to assist the Viet Minh as they fought the French for independence. It became legendary during the 1960s for playing a pivotal role in the war by allowing the Viet Cong to control large rural areas just 65 kilometers away from Ho Chi Minh City. The elaborate tunnel system is made of clay mixed with laterite and consists of hospitals, kitchens, store areas, and working rooms, all of which you’ll get to explore completely underground. Later in the afternoon, visit some other major attractions in Ho Chi Minh City: the War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Old Post Office, fascinating buildings considered emblematic of Ho Chi Minh City due to their architecture and historical significance. The tour will also visit Thien Hau Pagoda in Cho Lon, a Chinese-style temple located on Nguyen Trai Street in Cho Lon (China Town). This tour can be booked as a shared or private experience.

Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta: Full Day Small Group Tour

7. Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta: Full Day Small Group Tour

First, be picked up from your hotel and after about 1.5 hours, you will reach Cu Chi tunnels. On arrival, through a short video, you are given an introduction into how the Cu Chi Tunnels were made and how the Vietnamese people suffered the hardships during the period of war. Be taken to discover the remaining area and a part of the tunnel network which embraces special living areas – kitchens and bedrooms side by side, and martial facilities – weapon factories, storage, command centers, and field hospitals. Additionally, learn about dangerous traps and hidden trap doors inside the maze-like tunnels for the guerrillas’ security purpose during the wartime. Interestingly, taste special tea and cassava which was once the everyday food of the former Vietnamese guerrillas. Have lunch at a local restaurant and then visit My Tho city. Take a leisurely cruise along Tien River. After, pay a visit to a coconut candy mill, a family business, then be taken down the small canals by wooden sampans to soak up the pleasant atmosphere of the river region. Savor seasonal fruits, take a sip of honey tea and get a sense of Southern Vietnamese folk music through music performed by the locals. You will return to Ho Chi Minh City at approximately 7:00 PM.

Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels Guided Tour with a War Veteran

8. Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels Guided Tour with a War Veteran

Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels on a guided tour. Learn about the history of the underground passageways from a Vietnam War veteran and, if you feel like it, try firing an M16 or AK-47 rifle at a firing range. Choose whether to take the tour in a small group or to book a private tour.  Get picked up from your accommodation and travel in comfort to the Ben Dinh tunnel entrance with your tour guide. Here, you’ll find replicas of booby traps, sleeping quarters, and barracks to give you a feel for the reality of life during the war. Listen to a detailed history of the Cu Chi Tunnels from a local Vietnam War veteran and wander around the labyrinth of passageways while learning about the history and importance of this site. After touring the tunnels, you’ll arrive at a firing range where you’ll have the option to fire an M16 or AK-47. Then you’ll head back to Ho Chi Minh and be dropped off at your accommodation to end the day’s trip.

Ho Chi Minh City: 2-Day, 1-Night My Tho and Mekong Delta

9. Ho Chi Minh City: 2-Day, 1-Night My Tho and Mekong Delta

DAY 1: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho 7.30 am: The car and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. One the way, you can stop for taking a photo and enjoying the nice scenery of green rice fields, the peaceful Vam Co Dong river. 9.30 am: Visit Vinh Trang pagoda – the biggest pagoda in Mekong Delta. It best reflects the soul of Mekong River Delta with a unique structural style. After that, we take a leisurely boat ride along the river to enjoy fresh air and escape the busy town. See the typical stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Go to Tortoise islet for lunch in the orchard garden with local fresh specialties. Then, the cruise through the shadows of the water coconut trees will take you to Ben Tre. Come to visit the traditional house: enjoy seasonal fruit and honey tea with lemon when listening to the Southern Vietnamese folk music (performed by the locals). Visit a family business to learn how to make coconut candy. Go for a walk through the fruit plantation and villages to enjoy the natural scenery, observe the pastoral life and take nice photos. Arrive to Can Tho. Overnight in the hotel. Free time to visit Ninh Kieu Wharf, Can Tho Market or taste the delicious local dishes. DAY 2: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh City 7.00 am: pick you up in hotel in Can Tho after breakfast. You will take the boat trip to along on the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River and visit the amazing Cai Rang floating market. You get to experience water commerce from the large cargo vessels to smaller sampans weave. Try some of the amazing, unique local food and to take a closer look at life on a boat. After exploring the floating market, you will wander around the village, see the orchard garden and try your best to cross a Monkey bridge which is built by only one bamboo tree. Besides that, you have a chance to experience how to they make rice vermicelli noodle. Stop for lunch before the return journey to Ho Chi Minh City. 5.00 pm: Arrive to Ho Chi Minh City. End of the tour. Say goodbye and see you again.

Private Cu Chi Tunnels and shooting ranger Tour

10. Private Cu Chi Tunnels and shooting ranger Tour

Following pickup from you hotel in District 1, you will head to the Cu Chi Province. You will travel past the Tan Binh District before arriving to Cu Chi, with a rest stop at a lacquer factory included along the way. The factory is a workplace of disabled people who were victims of Agent Orange Toxic used during the war. Whilst there you can see how they work and witness the beauty of the final products created by them. You will also have the opportunity to purchase their products to help them sustain themselves. Following the factory you will reach the Ben Duoc Tunnels. The tunnels' system is so complex that it stunned many military advisors from all over the world. It is a hidden gem which is today mainly used for educational purposes for Vietnamese students and foreigners alike. It has been recognized by the Ministry of Culture as a National Cultural and Historical Relic as of April 29, 1979. In addition to the historic monuments which serve the propaganda and education of the traditional revolution, when visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels you can visit a simulated area of Cu Chi where you can discover the architecture of the houses. This will provide you with an insight into the lives of the army and the people of Cu Chi between 1961-1972.

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based on 5,210 reviews

A brilliant day! A lot was packed in but it didn’t feel rushed. Our guide was fun and very knowledgable. We visited a local crafts shop on our way to the cu chu tunnels, and the tunnels were fascinating. Our guide gave us lots of information. After this we drove to the mekong delta where we road a boat, had coconut water, learned how coconut candy is made, went on another small boat ride, held a python, got given a small singing show by some locals. We were very well fed the whole day. The van was air conditioned and very comfortable. I would recommend this tour to anyone!

Great experience. Our guide's name was Tuan, who actually fought in the war so he was able to provide not just history, but a first hand account of his experiences, which made the whole experience much more relatable and enjoyable. This was actually my second time doing this tour (had done it 4 years prior, with another company) and I actually had the same guide! He recognized me immediately but it took me a few extra minutes to put the pieces together. Was so thrilled that he ended up being my guide again!

Very easy booking, good explanation, very good tour guide (Mr.Duc), very friendly and easy going, made us feel like a family, felt very welcomed and happy. The tour structure was well organized and planned. I'm very happy to learn about part of Vietnam and to mingle around with my tour group people. I meet people from Guetamala, Japan, Germany, Korea and everyone was so friendly and kind. It made my mother and myself very so happy and excited for the upcoming adventures.

Really enjoyable and informative day trip. Jackie, our guide was very good, he explained everything clearly and I certainly learned a lot more about Vietnams history.

Not to be missed activity when at Ho Chi Minh City.....the amazing history and it's emotional undercurrents