Overview of Cu Chi Tunnels And Mekong Delta Luxury Group Tour 1 Day From Ho Chi Minh City

Journey takes 1.45 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.

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.

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.

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 under 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.

Traditional lunch at local restaurant in Mekong delta- My Tho after over o­ne and half hour bus drive passing rice field. Then take a boat o­n the Mekong River to the Unicorn Island. O­n the way, you can see Dragon, Phoenix and Turtle Islands. You are going to enjoy the Southern Vietnamese Folk Music; it is performed by the local people who are living on the Island. After visiting the Coconut Candy workshop, enjoying honey tea and the amazing rowing boat trip o­n the small canal, you should not miss. Boat trip back to My Tho City. Heading back Ho Chi Minh City by minivan.

Highlights:  

  • Explore the Cu Chi tunnels by minivan
  • 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
  • Discover underground world of guerrilla warfare in the incredible Cu Chi tunnels
  • Gain insight into the tenacity and resourcefulness of the Vietnamese
  • 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
  • Honey bee farm
  • Riding horse-cartridge
  • 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

Additional information

DurationFull Day

Time table:

Departure location: 7: 30 AM
Return location 6: 00 PM
Departure time: Opera House or hotels in District 1, 3, 4 of Ho Chi Minh City
Return time: Opera House or hotels in District 1, 3, 4 of Ho Chi Minh City
Wear:   Comfortable athletic clothing, shoes or slippers, hat and sunscreen.

INCLUSION

  • All entrance fees
  • Mini air-conditioner private van
  • 2 bottles/ day/ person
  • Sampan, horse cart, folk music, tropical fruits
  • Pick up & drop off at Centre of City as mentioned in Departure
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Traditional lunch at local restaurant (Halal & Vegan Food available)
  • Travel insurance: $5000 USD/ case/ person

EXCLUSION

  • Personal expenses, tips/ gratuities…

PRICE TABLE

Number of pax 1 2 3 4 5 6
Price/ pax (USD) 73 66 66 66 66 55

Additional information

  • 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.
  • Once your purchase is completed, please send us your contact information such as phone number, email address, etc. for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children from 0 – under 5 years old: Free of charge (sharing bed and meals with parents)
  • Children from 5 – 10 years old: 70% of adult price (sharing bed with parents and having own meals)
  • Children 11 years old upwards: 100% adult price Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum as many as possible as travelers desired.

Payment Policy

  • Online payment will be processed via website. Once your purchase is completed, please send us your contact information such as phone number, email address, etc. for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If not full payment online, deposit of 30% of the total of the tour can be applied upon confirmation of booking tour.  Rest full payment for balance can be applied on arrival
  • All the tour packages on this website operate on a pre-payment basis. Payment can be made either using a major credit card as Visa, Mastercard and American Express Credit Card ( It would be charged in 3% fee for Visa, Mastercard or 4% for American Express, 5% for Paypal to the total amount of payment each time).
  • Full direct bank transfer will be discount immediately 5% of total amount of cost. After receiving your payment, we will issue you final confirmation itinerary, which can be sent to you by e-mail.
  • Flexibility is our strongest point. You can amend your booking when it is made. Just contact us at booking@starvietnamholidaystravel.comwith your booking numbermailto:sales.vietnamholidaystravel@gmail.com. Our reservations team is glad to amend your booking accordingly.

Cancellation Policy

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Flight delayed, food poisoning, getting sick unable to attend tour. Under those circumstances, we agree to reschedule your start date with an additional charge of 50% of the total tour cost
  • The refund is done using the same payment method. In the event of credit cards which are charged monthly, the amount shall be credited at the end of the current invoicing period. The exact time of the refund depends on the user’s credit card agreement. The refund by bank transfer shall be done within seven bank working days.
  • Refunds will be always issued through PayPal

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