Private Full-Day Tour of Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta

• Learn the in-dept history of the war from Vietnamese sights
• Sightseeing villages, rubber plantations and rice paddies by local transport
• Experience what it was like living inside the tunnel system
• Go on a jungle walk in the tunnel area
• Crawl inside the tunnels
• Try cassava root that sustained Viet Cong fighters for years
• Chance to shoot the AK47, M16, M30, M60, Garand M1, Carbine (at your own expenses)
• Traditional coconut candy workshop
• Traditional folk music
• Experience the incredibly lush beauty of the Mekong Delta
• Take a private cruise along the Mekong River and see what life is like on the Delta
• Savour tropical fruit on an island
• See how local coconut candy is made
• Explore the bustling port city of My Tho
• Feast on Vietnamese cuisine at a local restaurant
• Row in a sampan along the canals through shady, breezy canal under the green canopy of water coconuts trees

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$204

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Duration

10 hours 30 minutes

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Landing and facility fees
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Travel insurance $5000 USD/ Case
    • All entrance fees
    • Entry/Admission - Cu Chi Tunnels
    What's excluded :
    • Personal expensive
    • Tipping/Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Cu Chi Tunnels, Phu Hiep TL15 Phu Hiep, Ho Chi Minh City 700000 Vietnam

    Built by local fighters during the Indochina conflict, the Cu Chi tunnels served as a base from which the Viet Cong could operate from close to the Southern Vietnamese capital. For this Ho Chi Minh city tour, leave the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City to explore one of the relics from one of the most significant local historical events in recent memory.

    Journey takes 2 hours west towards the Cambodian border. Ongoing way to the Cu Chi tunnels, we can see local life in the area, both past and present. Learn about their lives, culture, and customs and get an insight into the recent past through local eyes.

    Continue on to the Cu Chi tunnels. The location of the tunnels was of significant strategic importance: they are at the end of the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail, and within striking distance of the southern Vietnam capital. Initial construction started in 1948 when the Viet Minh required somewhere to hide from French air attacks, and by 1965, the tunnel complex was estimated to consist of 200 km of tunnels. It included, hospitals, schools, meeting rooms, kitchens, and sleeping quarters. Life was difficult for the inhabitants, and to protect against outside intruders, booby traps were laid throughout the complex.

    Today, the Vietnamese government has preserved approximately 75 km of the Cu Chi tunnels as a memorial park, and in some areas the tunnels have been widened and low powered lights installed so that tourists can now fit through the complex.

    Your local guide will take you on a fascinating tour of the Cu Chi tunnels, where you will learn more about the conditions the people lived in, the hardships they faced, and the amazing ingenuity employed to maintain life in the tunnels. We 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.


    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Mekong Delta, Mekong Delta

    For lunch, we will hit up local restaurant, where your local guide will provide you with some advice on the finer points of local cuisine and assist with ordering some of these delicacies.

    The area is the final destination of the mighty Mekong River, which winds its way from Tibet, through China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and finally into Vietnam. An incredibly fertile region, the Mekong Delta's prime industry is food production, producing approximately half of Vietnam's total agricultural output. Local life for villages in the area revolves around the rivers and canals that make up the delta, so much so that people are more likely to transport by river than road.

    Escape the city on a tour of the Mekong Delta, where you will see what life is like beyond the city centre of the south. About 2 hours away is the city of My Tho, a former naval base that is now a bustling port city in the Mekong Delta.

    Upon arrival into My Tho, we board your private boat for a cruise on the Mekong River. Our first stop is at a farm where local people make local products, to gain an insight into one of the cottage industries in the region. On our Mekong tour, we will visit an island with lush tropical gardens where we have a chance to sample tropical fruit. Continuously, we will learn more about another cottage industry, coconut candy. Your local guide will take you to a factory and explain the process of making the sweet. As we meander down the Mekong, we will have a chance to visit local villages in the area and learn more about the traditional lifestyles, culture, and customs of people who call the Delta their home.

    Continuing on our Mekong discover, we will discover local life in incredible alleys hidden insight covered tropical fruit orchards , from where we will transfer to a smaller rowing boat to help us get deeper into the smaller canals of the Delta.

    Tour will come to nearly an end, and we will head back to My Tho for the journey back to Ho Chi Minh City where you will be dropped off at your hotel.


    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    You will be picked up at your hotel which is located within district 1, 3, 4. Picking up at other districts might be extra charged.
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Vietnam Holidays Travel

Activity ID: V-72151P83

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