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Day tour explore Mekong & Cu Chi tunnels

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Overview


This tour whisks you away from Ho Chi Minh City to explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, a network used by Vietnamese soldiers during the war. You'll learn about their life underground and delve into the tunnels yourself. After a local lunch, the adventure continues in My Tho on the Mekong Delta.

Highlights


  • Cu Chi Tunnels: Explore the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels, a vast network used by the Viet Cong
  • Life Underground: Watch an introductory video and delve into the tunnels
  • Hidden Wonders: Discover secret living areas, weapon factories, hospitals, and command centers
  • Mekong Delta Cruise: Embark on a scenic boat trip on the Tien River
  • Sampan Adventure: Cruise through charming canals by sampan, experiencing the tranquility
  • Cycling Adventure: Take a short bike ride around a village, immersing yourself in the local life
Day tour explore Mekong & Cu Chi tunnels

Description


Day tour explore Mekong & Cu Chi tunnels

Pick up at your hotels in Ho Chi Minh City. The trip to Cu Chi will take you an approximately one and a half-hour bus drive. Before exploring the tunnels, you will watch an introductory video about how the tunnels were made and how Vietnamese people survived in the harsh conditions of the wartime. Then, spend your time exploring the remaining areas and tunnel system which include special living areas with kitchens and bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for the security purpose during the war. Afterwards, special tea and cassava (guerrillas’ food during the war) will be served. Break time.

Have lunch at the local restaurant.

Continue to visit My Tho city. With boat trip on Tien River, you will be excited by the light breeze from the river and the natural beauty of four beautiful islands such as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise along the riverside.

Cruise through the small canal by sampan, treating yourself to the beauty of the countryside, and taking a short cycling around the village which will certainly be an unforgettable experience when participating in the Mekong Delta tour. Visit the coconut candy workshop, and enjoy seasonal delicious fruits & honey tea. Get a chance to listen to the Southern Vietnamese folk music which is performed by local people.

Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Trip ends.

What's included


  • Inclusions:
  • English-speaking guide
  • Land transfer by A/C vehicles
  • Admission fee
  • Exclusions:
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

Itinerary


  1. Visited Places:
  2. Cu Chi Tunnel
  3. Mekong River Delta

7:00 AM: Pick-up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Enjoy a scenic 1.5-hour bus ride to Cu Chi Tunnels, witnessing the Vietnamese countryside along the way.

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Watch an introductory video about the Cu Chi Tunnels, gaining historical insight into their construction and the wartime living conditions.

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Explore the remaining sections of the Cu Chi Tunnels, including reconstructed living areas, kitchens, bedrooms, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers. Learn about the ingenuity and resilience of the Vietnamese soldiers who used these tunnels.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Experience the tunnels firsthand by crawling through a designated section (optional). Be aware that some sections require crouching or crawling.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Enjoy a cup of special tea and cassava (a staple food during the war) to experience a taste of wartime rations.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Relax and have lunch at a local restaurant near Cu Chi Tunnels.

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Travel by bus from Cu Chi Tunnels to My Tho city in the Mekong Delta.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Embark on a relaxing boat trip on the Tien River, taking in the scenic beauty of the "Four Islands" - Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise.

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM: Cruise through a small canal by sampan, appreciating the tranquil rural landscapes.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Enjoy a short cycling adventure around a village, experiencing the Mekong Delta's rural life firsthand.

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Visit a coconut candy workshop and learn about the local candy-making process.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Savor an assortment of delicious seasonal fruits and enjoy a cup of honey tea.

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Immerse yourself in the local culture by listening to traditional Southern Vietnamese folk music performed live.

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Relax on the return bus ride to Ho Chi Minh City, reflecting on your exploration of the Cu Chi Tunnels and the Mekong Delta.

7:00 PM: Arrive back at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, concluding your eventful day trip.

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Day tour explore Mekong & Cu Chi tunnels duration is 12 hours.

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