Overview of Cu Chi Tunnels And Mekong Delta Private 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

Time table:

Departure location: 7: 30 AM
Return location 5: 30 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) 212 113 88 75 68 63

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

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 10 reviews
November 6, 2019

Our trip to the Cuchi tunnel and Mekong Delta river tour was marvelous! From booking to the actual day of the tour was seamless. Luc, our tour guide, was quick to answer our queries. Not only was Luc friendly and accommodating, but he was also very learned about the history of Vietnam and the rest of Asia making his comments both very incisive and entertaining. My family truly enjoyed the tour. Thanks, Luc!

November 6, 2019

Luc was very good. He is very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. We had a great day. I highly recommend him.

November 6, 2019

Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The car was comfortable and air conditioned and we were given plenty of water. Lunch was fantastic with heaps of food and the two attractions are well worth visiting. All in all a great day trip, would highly recommend.

November 6, 2019

It was an amazing experience. Thanks to our tour guide Luc who his friendly manner and extensive knowledge about Vietnam, it’s people, it’s past and present economy, wars, how the Vietnamese people were resourceful. Luc made it easy and clear to engage in conversation, we learn so much on this trip and inspired me to continue to learn more about this beautiful country and its beautiful people.
The restaurant has a beautiful ambiance with with ponds, bridges across the pond, beautiful fragrant flowers and the food was delicious… Thank you to Ty our driver, we felt safe on the roads, his patience, friendly smile.
I highly recommend this private tour as you are not in a large crowd unable to hear the guide’s explanations. It’s worth every pennie!

November 6, 2019

What a fantastic day we had today visiting the tunnels, sightseeing beautiful villages. We tried cassava roots and even had a chance to shoot the AK47 and so much more .
The incredible beautiful of the Mekong river was amazing.
Our guide Luc was fantastic !! Spoke very good English , friendly and nothing was a problem .
Thank you Luc for a wonderful day !!!!
Sofía xx

November 6, 2019

The day trip was amazing , Luc took us for a tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels , where we experienced how the Vietnam soldiers lived in the jungle and inside the tunnels. A great lunch and off to Mekong Delta to experience local activities, fruit and honey. Highly recommended

November 6, 2019

Luc is an excellent tour guide. He has made our day very memorable. A pleasure to be around. His English is very good and easy to understand Thanks Luc. Wish you all the very best!

November 6, 2019

WOW JUST WOW..

What a day!
We couldn’t have asked for a more accomadating company..
So attentive.
Now… we chose to do a private tour of both the Cu Chi tunnel and Mekong Delta
This meant we Had our guide (Luc and tuan)
Exceptional knowledge all to ourselves
This made the tour very personal.
I highly recommend this tour to any age group.
We are so happy we had the opportunity to do it with our children aged 12 & 10.
At the end of the tunnel tour you have a opportunity to shoot a gun if you wish
( at your own expense)
We did and loved it!
Then onto the Mekong stopping along the way for a fabulous lunch included in the tour cost.
Once at the port (My tho)
We took a boat ride along the Mekong Delta
Just fabulous!!!
We stopped at 3 islands to understand how the people on the Mekong live.
Each having there own special ability to trade.

We tried lots of special delicacies along the way.
We also had a horse drawn cart ride,
Private folk singing followed by a canoe ride along the Delta.

We as a family all agree that the day couldn’t have gone any better.

This of cause was made this way by
Our fabulous guides

Thanks so much!

Now onto Hoi An.

November 6, 2019

I did this tour having only been on a motorbike once before so I was a little nervous. But it was so much fun to be driven through the city and then through the country side on the back of a bike. The tour at Cu Chi was very informative and Luc was great at explaining the things we looked at and was a great photographer too! Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone travelling to Ho Chi Minh City.

November 6, 2019

Bruce was an amazing tour guide with very good English and a history of Vietnam people, culture and the sites we visited. Picked up from our hotel promptly and went to Cu Chi Tunnels then Mee King Delta. Driver Tahm was very good with smooth driving. Plenty of hospitality with cold water throughout trip. Meal was very nice. Would recommend Bruce as a guide and great conversationalist for a long 11 hour day. Money well spent with plenty of opportunity to learn about the local culture and meet many people.

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