1. Vietnam
  2. Ho Chi Minh City
  3. Cu Chi Tunnels

2-Day All Inclusive, Flexible Package: Cu Chi & Mekong Delta

Product ID: 166031
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Ho Chi Minh City is primarily the gateway to the Mekong Delta and nearby Cu Chi Tunnels, both of which are highly recommended but there are also lots of fantastic things to explore within the city limits.
About this activity
Duration: 2 days
Starting time 8:00 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the huge underground network of Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Paddle along the small canals in the Mekong Delta to see the locals going about their day
  • See a traditional Vietnamese folklore puppet show, and enjoy the accompanying orchestral music
  • Experience Saigon by night from the river on a dinner cruise
  • Enjoy an itinerary that is flexible and can be customized to suit your preferences
Full description
For most travelers, Ho Chi Minh City, still known as Saigon by locals, is primarily the gateway to the Mekong Delta and the nearby Cu Chi Tunnels. From the heartbreaking War Remnants Museum to luxe shopping strips, gourmet restaurants and delectable street stalls, HCMC is a taste of all that Vietnam has to offer. 

Day 1 consists of a Cu Chi Tunnels Tour, a water puppet show and dinner on a cruise. At 8:00 AM on the first day, you will be picked up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City to start the Cu Chi Tunnels Tour. Enjoy a fascinating tour of the Cu Chi tunnels, where you'll learn more about the conditions the people lived in, the hardships they faced, and the amazing ingenuity employed to maintain life in the tunnels. Walk past huge bomb craters - evidence of the heavy bombing campaigns in the region during the Indochina conflict, discover hidden entrances right beneath your feet, wander past tiny little chimneys in the ground that dispersed smoke from the underground kitchens, sample some of the simple cuisine that local fighters would have survived on, and have an opportunity to venture into the tunnels and explore the complex. You'll end this historical Ho Chi Minh City tour with a greater understanding of the local impacts of the conflicts of the 20th century.

At 2:30 PM, arrive back to Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy some free time for lunch. At 6:00 PM, you will be picked up again to transfer to the water puppet theater. Water-puppetry is an ancient puppet tradition and an important part of Vietnamese culture. In water-puppetry, puppets are played on the surface of a pool of water, while a Vietnamese orchestra of professional musicians, accompanied by an array of talented singers, provide background music for the performance. Enjoy watching the puppet show and learning more about Vietnamese rural life and folklore. Many of the programs, especially those involving the tales of day-to-day living, often have a humorous twist. After the show, head to Saigon River to board a boat for a cruise. Take the time to admire the lights of Saigon city from the river. Dinner will then be served on the cruise, which you can enjoy while listening to the selection of relaxing music. At 9:00 PM, you will be taken back to your hotel.

On day 2, enjoy a tour of Mekong Delta and explore Ho Chi Minh City's street food by motorbike. Start the day at 8:00 AM where your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel before heading to My Tho city by bus. Enjoy the scenery and green rice paddies during the 1.5-hour bus ride. Along the way, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Mekong Delta. Continue to My Tho, where you will take a boat trip along the Mekong River, during the trip you can see fish cages and floating houses on the river. The boat takes you to a small canal, escaping the hustle and bustle of the town. Disembark at a coconut island in Ben Tre and enjoy a walk around the village. Stop at a local family home to enjoy tropical fruit, taste the honey tea and honey wine and listen to Vietnamese traditional music performed by the villagers. Check out the coconut candy shop and learn how to make candy, and see handicrafts made from the coconuts.

Take your time snapping photos and enjoy the natural scenery before heading to the local restaurant. Lunch is set with special Vietnamese food and you can enjoy your lunch outside under the shade of the trees. After lunch, enjoy time to relax, walk around the village, or perhaps go for a short bike ride. Then, travel back to Saigon and arrive around 4:30 PM. In the evening, you will be collected from your hotel to start the local street food tour. Eat your way through Saigon, aka Ho Chi Minh City, the way locals do. Indulge in the dishes that have made Southern Vietnamese cuisine famous such as xa xui (Cantonese barbecued pork), chao muc (squid soup) and bo la lot (barbecued minced beef). Mingle with locals over Saigonese coffee, experience Saigon’s history and multi-culturalism through its food. Explore hidden alleys and go off the beaten track to see Saigon in a way few tourists do.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car/van
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • 1 lunch, 1 dinner on the cruise and street food - depending on option booked
  • All entrance fees
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (district 1)
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tips

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Meeting point

123 Ly Tu Trong street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1

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• Please note the itinerary can be flexible and customized
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 113 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Great experience overall

It was a great tour ! Anbie was knowledgeable and friendly and made sure we were all good ! Mekong river and cuchi tunnels were amazing and there were so many snacks to try ! Plus the seats were so comfortable and with a small tour group of 6 it was very fun! Would definitely recommend.

29 May 2018

Very nice tour

The tour was very nice. Cu Chi tunnel experience was really interesting. Our tour guide Kan had been very nice as well. It was good that they do these tours with groups up to 7 people only, in a limo van with free drinks and wet tissues. Excellent service. We would prefer our boat ride to be a bit longer though. Other than that everything was really nice. Thank you very much.

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7 May 2018

Good tour for busy people. Many Tip Tip.

Tour was good. They conduct us to many different places. Gifts are super expensive at those places. You can buy them at the city with 1/100 the price at tour places. When we meet with local activities, the guide force us to pay a tip for local people. Then, guide pay local people by deducting the tip which we gave to local people. That's how guide himself make a side profit. So, better not to give tips to local people.

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5 May 2018

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Product ID: 166031