‘Cost-Saving’ Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta 1-Day Tour

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Operated by: Joy Journeys

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  • 9-11 Hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Less Touristy
  • English

Highlights

  • Visit the handicraft workshop – Watch the documentary film
  • Experience the secret entrance – Discover the hidden traps
  • Experience crawling into the tunnels –  Taste the tapioca and pandan tea
  • Have lunch at the local family home – Vegan/Vegetarian option is available
  • Listen to traditional folk music and enjoy the seasonal fruit
  • Take the rowing boat – Visit the floating fish farm and coconut candy factory

Pick-up: 7:00-7:30 AM
Drop-off: 6:30-7:00 PM
For the best experience, book this tour one day in advance

What you'll do

  • This tour is exclusive and limited to a small group of 10 people, ensuring that you receive unparalleled personalized service from our expert English-speaking guide.
  • Our tour offers a unique opportunity to witness the war history of Vietnam by exploring the underground Cu Chi Tunnels connected to the Ho Chi Minh Trails. You’ll have the chance to see the booby traps used during the war and explore the ex-US Army tank from the Vietnam War by touching it.
  • As you embark on a relaxing cruise on the Mekong River from My Tho to Ben Tre, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the traditional rowing boat in the water coconut canal. The picturesque scenery is a feast for the eyes and will leave you spellbound.
  • During the tour, you’ll have the privilege to indulge in fresh fruits, and coconut candy, giving you a taste of the local culture. Additionally, you’ll visit a floating fish farm, enjoy a fish massage, and have the chance to feed the fish. You’ll have great lunch.

IN THE MORNING: 

  • Get picked-up at your accommodation, drive to Cu Chi – Ben Dinh Tunnels, and stop at a handicraft workshop for a break .
  • Watch a documentary film about the Vietnam War.
  • Discover special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms, storage, weapons factories, field, hospitals and command centers.
  • Discover many hidden lefts behind trap doors.
  • See huge bomb craters and the mere 10–13 feet thick level of upper soil.
  • Break at the shooting range to shoot some real guns with Ak47, M16, M30, M60 (shooting fee is paid separately from the trip).
  • Highlight of the morning is to crawl and experience the underground town of Cu Chi Tunnels.
  • Drive to Mekong Delta, My Tho City.

IN THE AFTERNOON: 

  • Take the boat trip to the local restaurant to have the delicious Southern Vietnamese set menu lunch on the island.
  • Visit the coconut process of coconut candy.
  • Experience the floating fish farm on the Mekong River.
  • Highlight of the afternoon is to take the rowing boat in the coconut river canal.
  • Enjoy tropical seasonal fruit and listen to Vietnamese folk music.
  • Drive back to Saigon.

Cancellation Policy

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 48 hours before the experience’s start time.
    If you cancel less than 48 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 48 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund. This experience requires a minimum number of travelers (We will get you updated after booking). If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

Hoa Binh Primary School, Across Notre Dame Cathedral Church
1 Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

 

Request pickup

Guests will be picked up from the accommodation in Districts 1, 4, and selective pickup for district 3 before the tour starts.

We offer pickup services from selective locations in district 3, such as La Vela Hotel, Mai House Saigon Hotel, Orchids Hotel, Aristo Hotel, Sherwood Residences and Citadines Regency Saigon, etc.

Please contact us to confirm if pickup is available in your area. It takes around 30 minutes to pick up all the guests in the pick-up zone.

Price Includes

  • A/C 16-seater van (pick-up and drop-off in districts 1, 4, and selective pickup for district 3, please contact us to confirm availability at your location).
  • Well-experienced English-speaking guide
  • 02 bottles of water
  • Snack - sweet bread
  • Tapioca, pandan tea, fruit and coconut juice tastings
  • Set menu lunch (vegan/vegetarian lunch is available) + 01 choice of drink (water/beer/coconut juice/soda)
  • All entrance and sightseeing tickets
  • All boat trips

What's not included

  • Gratitude and Tips
  • Anything not mentioned above

Itinerary

Ho Chi Minh City

You will be picked up from accommodations in Districts 1 and 4, with selective pickups available for District 3, before the tour starts. Please contact us to confirm if pickup is available in your area. The pickup usually takes around 30 minutes.

For the best way, please meet us at the meeting point: Hoa Binh Primary School – Across from Notre Dame Cathedral Church (1 Cong Xa Paris Street)

Cu Chi Tunnels

The Cu Chi Tunnels, located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, were an extensive network of underground tunnels that served as a critical strategic location during the Vietnam War. Constructed over several years, the tunnels spanned more than 250 kilometers and were made up of multiple layers, including living quarters, kitchens, meeting rooms, hospitals, and even schools. The tunnels were dug by hand, using rudimentary tools such as shovels, hoes, and picks, and the workers would remove the soil from the tunnels and conceal it in nearby fields to avoid detection.

Navigating through the Cu Chi Tunnels was a complex task, requiring specialized knowledge and training. The tunnels were narrow, with a height of only a few feet, and were often filled with traps and obstacles, such as spike pits and hidden doors. The Viet Cong soldiers were trained to move silently and quickly through the tunnels, using their knowledge of the terrain to avoid detection. Then, we will drive to My Tho.

Mekong Delta

We will have the Southern Vietnamese 5-course set menu lunch with an amazing view and the local taste. Vegan/Vegetarian lunch is available upon request.

My Tho

Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey as we take you to the magical Unicorn Island. Board a boat and immerse yourself in the local lifestyle, observing the intricate process of coconut processing and candy making. Let the soothing melodies of traditional Southern Vietnamese music fill your ears and captivate your soul.

The real highlight of the tour is a serene rowing boat ride through the tranquil waters of a small canal surrounded by majestic water coconut trees. As you float along, soak in the natural beauty of your surroundings and let your worries fade away.
To top it all off, we’ll take you to a floating fishing farm on the other side of the island, where you’ll get a chance to witness the vibrant local fishing community in action.

Ho Chi Minh city

You’ll return to Saigon around 6:30 – 7:00 PM.

Additional Information

  • Free pick-up & drop-off right at your hotel at district 1, 4 and selective pickups at district 3
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Infant seats available
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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Suzi B

Couple Traveller

My friend Sallie and I visited the Cu Chi Tunnel and Mekong River Delta. The whole experience was eye opening and the food was a lovely treat. I held a snake!
The guide Tom was very pleasant and factual and had so much knowledge on the history of Vietnam. He was able to confidently answer all of my questions. We recommend you come to Vietnam and hear it for yourself.

6 July 2024

Gaurav Singhal

Couple Traveller

Amazing tour. The service given is professional. We had much fun, our guide Mr. Tri is truly a gentleman. I would highly recommend them.

6 July 2024

Kelly M

Couple Traveller

We had a great time with Tri today on our tour of the Cuchi Tinnels and the Mekong Delta. Tri was so knowledgeable and just a lovely young man who is great to spend a day with. The tunnels were amazing quite confronting but truly mind blowing and the Mekong Delta was beautiful to see, I highly recommend seeing this on your trip to Ho Chi Minh City.

5 July 2024

Amy W

Couple Traveller

Amazing day, one of my favourite days of travelling so far. Was made so special by Jenny our tour guide she was amazing! definitely recommend!

4 July 2024

Annelies V

Couple Traveller

The trip was awesome. When you like a little bit of history from Vietnam you have to see the Chi Cu tunnels. The trip to the Mekong delta was relaxing en beautiful. We had a very good guide: Jenny. She is passionated by the job en knows very much about the history and the culture. We recommend Jenny as a guide ! Thank you Jenny for the lovely trip.

4 July 2024
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