Private LUXURY Mekong Delta And Cu Chi Tunnels From HCM City - Ho Chi Minh City

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    WE PICK UP AT ALL HOTELS LOCATED IN DISTRICT 1 ,2,3,4,5 FROM 07H35 AM AT LOBBY
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This full-day private tour from Ho chi minh city combines visits to the Cu Chi tunnels and the Mekong Delta. You will experience Vietnams wartime history as well as modern day life in the agricultural region at the mouth of the mighty Mekong river.

Highlights

  • 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

Know More about this tour

Pick-up will commence from your Ho chi minh city hotel in the early morning, and youll travel with your English-speaking guide to the Cu chi tunnels. The drive is around 60 km. At Cu Chi youll be shown a documentary film about the tunnels and learn how the locals made bamboo traps, rice-paper and rice-wine. Youll 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 youll 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. Youll 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.

Inclusions

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

Entry/Admission - Cu Chi Tunnels

Exclusions

Drinks

Fees for pickup outside of HCMC District 1

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Not wheelchair accessible

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

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

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Traveler Reviews

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  • 13-Aug-2018

    Delightful day! Mai gave us a great overview of Vietnamese life on the Delta at Unicorn Island and also a the war at the Cu Chi Tunnels. We really enjoyed getting out of Saigon for the day to see the country. Great choice if you have limited time in Vietnam and want to see a lot!

  • 10-Aug-2018

    We had a fantastic day with Mai and our driver. They were friendly, and great with our sons aged 8 and 6. Mai was wonderful with the boys, she was knowledgable and fun. There was just the right mix of interesting historical and cultural information and facts and hands on activities for my sons and my husband and I. We would highly recommend the trip. Thank you for such an informative and fun day.

  • 03-Apr-2018

    This was truly money wasted! Our guide was a lovely and pleasant professional no doubt, but the language and communication was terrible! The guide was barely able to speak fluent English and for every question we asked/ request we made, the answer was Yyyyeessss! We paid premium amount for a private tour such as this also considering that we were stuck with the guide for the whole 10-11 hours and it was a thorough disappointment! Especially when we overheard some of the other guides explaining the history of the site and related stories, we were very very annoyed with the service provided by the local service provider - Halong Hanoi Transfer! The number they provided on their booking voucher was not reachable either. Basically, the Cu Chi tunnels site was just a walk thru with stops at photographic points and random snippets thrown in every now and then. The lunch was the worst experience of the whole day since we were taken to a random homestay option for lunch and the 10-12 minute walk through to here from the main road was packed with stray rabid looking dogs barking continuously at us! HORRIFYING! We were 2 vegetarian travelers in the group and the food was really below average and not even hot. It was a whole day 11 hour tour and hence even more upsetting that the food options were terrible also considering that there was no dearth of decent restaurants in the location.
    The positives were that the car was comfortable considering we spent close to 60 of the time in it on the tour and the guide and driver were both pleasant.
    However, having a more experienced and fluent English speaking guide would have made this so much a better experience!

  • 29-Mar-2018

    This private tour was great. We were met by our wonderful, friendly guide Thi at our hotel. Travelled to Cu Chi Tunnels in comfortable air conditioned van, with a good safe driver. Guided tour through tunnels. Thi was very informative, explaining lots of things along the way. After tunnels back in van to Mekong part of tour. Got dropped off at side of road to bicyclewe chose to walk into our lunch stop which was a home stay on the Mekong. Plenty of food and very nice. All included except if you wanted a cool drink or beer. After lunch onto a medium size boat for a cruise along the river. Stopped at a coconut lollie making facility to taste and learn how they are made. There was Plenty of chances to purchase souvenirs along the way and lots of toilet stops. Listened to some local singers while eating fresh fruit and drinking tea. Then onto small canoe type boat for a hand row along the water. Very quiet and relaxing. Back on big boat and then back to van. A very full interesting day with wonderful company in our guide Thi. Water bottles were provided throughout the trip. Both the driver and our guide were professional, courteous and helpful throughout the day. I would recommend this tour. Thanks Thi for a wonderful day out.

  • 17-Mar-2018

    Great day tour, takes you out of Ho Chi Minh City. Only 4 of us in the group! The tour guide was very informative while visiting the Cu Chi tunnels. It is amazing how the tunnels were constructed and used. If you are able and not too claustrophobic, a crawl down a section of tunnel enlarged for tourists gives a good idea of what it must have been like using them during the war.After a delicious local fresh lunch, we spent some time in dugout on the Mekong Delta, wearing traditional Vietnamese straw hats. Visited several cottage industries - coconut processing plant and honey 'farm', well as little stalls with items for dale. Highly recommended!

  • 15-Feb-2018

    Worthwhile. The tunnels are fascinating

  • 25-Jan-2018

    It was an amazing experience. They were very flexible and helpful due to our schedule change. It was great! Thank you so much!

  • 15-Jan-2018

    Great day out. Did lots of things in one day. Well worth the long day

  • 07-Jan-2018

    I booked this tour based on previous reviews and the fact we were to be transported in an air conditioned van or bus. This is a long day and it involved a lot of driving. The road between the Cu Chi tunnels and Mekong Delta is under maintenance and we had to endure long stretches of gravel roads. Our guide collected us promptly however we were transported in a Hyundai i10 with no airbags. The journey was cramped, minimal air conditioning and we felt extremely unsafe in such a small car. It was a most unpleasant experience particularly the trip between the tunnels and Mekong Delta. We promptly notified Viator of our safety concerns and the fact that they had misrepresented the mode of transport. Viator have failed to acknowledge our safety concerns and informed us that because we did not deny the service there was nothing that could be done. It's a bit hard to deny a service when you only have a day available for sightseeing. The tour guide was pleasant although failed to introduce herself at pick up. The tunnels were definitely worth a visit however it was very rushed. The visit to the Mekong Delta was okay. It's very commercial and not authentic. Give this tour a miss because Viator are not there to support you if anything goes wrong. The tunnels are a must though.

  • 13-Dec-2017

    Amazing trip and guide, the tunnels were a real eye opener you have to visit them.

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