ITINERARY BY DAY
Cu Chi Tunnels And Mekong Delta Day Tour (L)
7:00: We leave the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City behind and take a 1.5- hour journey to the now-peaceful rural district of Cu Chi. Upon arriving at the tunnels, you will view a short documentary film which explains the tunnels’ history and the war from the Vietnamese point of view.
After that, your guide will take you on a tour through the actual tunnels where you’ll learn more about the living conditions and the hardships the tunnel’s residents faced, and the ingenuity utilized to maintain life in the tunnels, which included weapon workshops and booby traps. You will have an opportunity to navigate an authentic Viet Cong tunnel, visit bunkers designed as kitchens, meeting rooms, weapon areas, give your best shot at a firing range, and much more.
For a snack, you can try the local specialty – cassava, a starchy root – that sustained Viet Cong fighters for years. And then, we will continue to Mekong Delta.
13:30 For lunch, we will serve up wonderful “home-cooked dishes of the delicious Vietnamese food”.
After lunch, we will switch to Xe lôi (a motorized cart, a form of local transportation that is more comfortable than the traditional ox-pulled cart) and continue our exploration through the village to see what local live, what local do and enjoy a variety of tropical fresh fruits at a local home, and then switch to a hand-rowed sampan to go through the smaller canals (the equivalent of a back street in the city), lined with lovely local palm trees to board a cruise going down the Mekong River, enjoy the fresh atmosphere there. Around 06:30 pm, our tour ends when you arrive back at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.