Day trip

Private Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta: Full-Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: Elegant Travel
Day trip

Private Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta: Full-Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: Elegant Travel

From US$ 160 per person


This full-day private tour has it all: a flexible format, a professional guide, VIP transport and even lunch included. You will experience Vietnam's wartime history as well as modern day life in the agricultural region at the mouth of the Mekong River.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
At the lobby of your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City


  • Explore the web of underground tunnels dug by Vietnamese resistance fighters at Cu Chi
  • Take a cruise along the upper Mekong River
  • Experience life in the Mekong delta and visit its fruit orchards and coconut groves
  • Take a rowing boat trip on the small waterways
  • Visit the native bee keeping farm and enjoy honey tea, seasonal fruit, fresh coconut candy and southern Vietnamese folk music
Full description
We’ll pick you up at your Ho Chi Minh City hotel in the early morning, and you’ll travel with your English-speaking guide to the Cu Chi tunnels. The drive is around 60 km. At Cu Chi you’ll be shown a documentary film about the tunnels and learn how the locals made bamboo traps, rice-paper and rice-wine. You’ll then have the opportunity to explore the web of underground tunnels dug by Vietnamese resistance fighters. After exploring the tunnels, we’ll drive to My Tho. This is one of the provinces that comprise the Mekong Delta area. We’ll cruise by boat along the upper Mekong through a region with islands named after 4 animals that appear in Buddhist writings – Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Turtle. On this part of the tour you’ll observe some of the activities of regional Vietnamese daily life and appreciate how life here depends on the River. We’ll then take you on a trip by rowboat along the small waterways. You’ll see the agricultural richness of the delta region in its fruit orchards, coconut groves and bee-keeping farms. We’ll stop so you can enjoy honey tea, seasonal fruit, fresh coconut candy and southern Vietnamese folk music. At the end of our tour we’ll drive back to Ho Chi Minh City and drop you off at your hotel at around 18:00.
  • Transport
  • Tour program as described
  • English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Boat trip
  • Snack and lunch
  • Reasonable supply of bottled water
  • Optional activity costs
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 150 reviews

Review summary

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I highly recommend this tour. It was such a wonderful day. The driver Hii was very sweet and Phong the guide looked after me extremely well. He continuously made sure everything was okay, took special photos for/of me and spoke great English. It was really nice to have a more personalised experience with a private tour, as I received ongoing attention/could hear all information well and I saw some hidden gems, which larger groups would miss out on. Thank you, especially Phong! I have forever memories!

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March 24, 2023

We can’t thank Kim enough and our fantastic happy driver. From the moment we met them we had the most fantastic full fun packed day. We went on 2 different boats, a horse and carriage, tried different fruits, honey and coconut candy and we enjoyed a delicious lunch by the water and We got to the tunnels first Thing in the morning before other people so no queuing and it felt like a private tour which was amazing. Kim was full of great information and great facts, and he really inspired us with his passion for all the places we went to. We really enjoyed Kim’s company and we can’t recommend him enough to you all.

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March 24, 2023

We were picked up by minibus and driven to the tunnels. As we arrived early we were one of the first visitors and Binh was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We were then taken by minibus to the Mekong Delta and to the boat where we were taken to where we were having our lunch. The lunch was absolutely delicious and from here we visited the coconut factory followed by the honey farm where we were treated to a display of traditional Vietnamese singing whilst we drank sweet tea with honey. On the walk to the boat trip, Binh showed us the local fruit growing. Although it was now raining, Binh had provided waterproofs for us. This was an amazing tour which I would highly recommend. Our tour guide Binh was exceptional and having a private tour meant there was no waiting around when we visited the tunnels and went on the boat etc.

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 22706