Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Then, cruise along the Mekong River and its small canals and estuaries by motorboat and row boat. See local villages and taste the produce at fruit orchards and honey farms.
What to Expect
Depart Ho Chi Minh City and travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels, 60 kilometers from the city center. Upon arrival in Cu Chi, after a journey of approximately 1.5 hours, explore what is regarded as an heroic district for its important role in the fight against America during the Vietnam War.
Immerse yourself in the peaceful scenery of rice paddies, ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers along the side of the road. Contrast this tranquil environment with the destruction and defoliation the area suffered by the bombs and mines of the war when Cu Chi was considered a "Free Target Zone." See evidence of the fierce battleground that took place at the 220-kilometer tunnel system, built as a shelter and underground city by the Viet Cong. Get the chance to fire an AK-47.
Then, leave Cu Chi and travel to My Tho, where you will stop at a restaurant for lunch. Cross the Tien River by motorboat on the upper part of the Mekong River and get great views of Dragon, Phoenix, Unicorn and Turtle islands. Journey along the small creeks of the Mekong River estuaries to the natural canal of Rach Xep.
See local crops such as water coconuts, and visit orchards and bee farms to taste some natural honey and honey wine. Stroll around a fruit garden and sample seasonal fruits. Listen to a performance of traditional South Vietnamese folk music. Visit local houses and explore the small canals by row boat. Then cruise along more natural creeks by motorboat and see peaceful villages. Indulge your sweet tooth at a coconut candy mill and learn how it is made before the return journey to Ho Chi Minh City.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Transportation by air-conditioned car or van
- All entrance fees
- English-speaking guide
- Boat trip and biking activities
- Fruits, honey tea and candy
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
Pick-up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.