Private Mekong Delta And Cu Chi Tunnels Full-Day Trip - Ho Chi Minh City

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This full-day private tour from Ho Chi Minh City combines visits to the Cu Chi tunnels Cu Chi tunnels and the Mekong Delta. You will experience Vietnam’s wartime history as well as modern day life in the agricultural region at the mouth of the mighty Mekong River.

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  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
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Pick-up will commence from your Ho Chi Minh City hotel in the early morning, and you’ll travel with your English-speaking guide to the Cu Chi tunnels. The drive is around 60 km. At Cu Chi you’ll be shown a documentary film about the tunnels and learn how the locals made bamboo traps, rice-paper and rice-wine. You’ll then have the opportunity to explore the web of underground tunnels dug by Vietnamese resistance fighters.

After exploring the tunnels, drive to My Tho. This is one of the provinces that comprise the Mekong Delta area. Cruise by boat along the upper Mekong through a region with islands named after 4 animals that appear in Buddhist writings – Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Turtle. On this part of the tour you’ll observe some of the activities of regional Vietnamese daily life and appreciate how life here depends on the River.

Afterwards your will take a trip by row boat along the small waterways. You’ll see the agricultural richness of the delta region in it's fruit orchards, coconut groves and bee-keeping farms. Stop to enjoy honey tea, seasonal fruit, fresh coconut candy and southern Vietnamese folk music. At the end of our tour, drive back to Ho Chi Minh City for a drop off at your hotel around 18:00.
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Inclusions for Private Mekong Delta And Cu Chi Tunnels Full-Day Trip

  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (HCMC District 1 only)
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned van/bus
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Exclusions for Private Mekong Delta And Cu Chi Tunnels Full-Day Trip

  • Drinks
  • Fees for pickup outside of HCMC District 1
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for participants with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant women

Not wheelchair accessible

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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19 reviews by the users

  • This was wonderful trip - highly recommended. It provided great insight into a region we will hope to return to and explore over more time given we had half a day at the Mekong, and half at Cu Chi. That said, we never felt rushed, and all experiences were wonderful. Thao, our travel guide provided detailed information on the local areas and associated histories. The food provided was amazing, the people we met hospitable, and the sights breathtaking. We highly recommend this trip :-

  • A wonderful day thankyou Thao! The Cu Chi tunnels were amazing and interesting. The Mekong Delta including lunch, boat ride down the delta, coconut candy factory, honey bees, pythons and trek through the local alleys was really fabulous! Highly recommend this tour if you have limited time in Saigon.

  • This excursion was awesome. The guide that accompanied us on the tour was very knowledgeable and took care to make sure that the excursion was an excursion to remember. We spent 21 days in Vietnam and went on many excursions in Hanoi, Hoi An and Nah Trang but this trip topped them all.
    The Cu Chi tunnels was a great experience and really enlightening. However after venturing into the tunnel myself I would say not to do it if you are adverse to enclosed spaces. I am not however the tunnel got the better of me. Give it a go though. There is also an opportunity to shoot a variety of guns. You pay by the bullet and it can be expensive. Once again a must. We shot an AK47.
    Onwards to the Mekong Delta. If you have seen the Vietnam war films the boat along the river puts you in that film. This trip is a must and as a private tour the one to one experience cannot be beaten.

  • This trip was fantastic! Highly entertaining and educational. Our tour guide was super knowledgeable. She easily answered the thousands of questions my husband and I asked. It was very interesting to see local life away from the tourists. The tunnels and history of the war was fascinating!

  • The Cu Chi tunnels are a must do experience whilst staying on n Ho Chi Minh City. Our guide was punctual, friendly and very knowledgable. The Mekong Delta is a very long drive and we felt the day trip was actually too long - if you were interested in doing both perhaps break it into two half day tours and do them both in the morning for cooler temperatures and to see the floating markets which we missed out on as we visiting the Mekong in the Afternoon.

  • We had an amazing time!! Thankyou Thao
    The tour started on time, we were given great tips (including a lesson on crossing roads in Vietnam). We we brought to the Mekong delta, fed throughout the day (we were never hungry), and we visited the tunnels in the afternoon. We were impressed!!! Many thanks

  • The private tour was really good value for money! Thao was a really good, she was really informative looking after us throughout the day and answering questions. In the morning we saw the local life of the Mekong delta followed by tunnels. Great fun packed day!!

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  • Thao was our tour guide for the day.
    She made us comfortable throughout the trip. She managed the tour very well such that we avoided the crowd and maximised our time. She made us feel at home and tried diff foods!
    We admired her passionate sharing of facts about the Cuchi tunnels. Excellent!

  • The Mekong delta tour gives a good idea of how locals live, including food, agrculture and transportation. We arrived early and our guide Thao worked extra to avoid the tourist crowd, which was nice. Before reaching the Cu Chi tunnels we stopped at a beautiful buddhist temple and learnt about some rituals. At the Cu Chi tunnels we also skipped tourist crowds very nice moves, Thao! and got extensive explanations about the tunnels and war time history. The only downside of the tour is the long commuting between the sites, not always on good roads. Both guide and driver were great, fully recommend them.

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USD 110.37