CU CHI TUNNELS & MEKONG DELTA
Located 60km from Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role during the American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its network of tunnels, which extend over 220km, and is a popular destination for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role during the American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its network of tunnels, which extend over 220km, and is a popular destination for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
The Mekong Delta is the most populous area of Vietnam, now home to about 20 million people, and considered the "rice basket" of the country. Vietnamese people call it the “Nine Dragons Delta” because the Mekong River divides into two smaller branches when it enters Vietnam, then those two branches divide into nine "mouths" flowing to the East Sea that look like nine dragons on the map.
Luco Travel has designed a number of Mekong delta tours through the intricate waterways of this fascinating region, offering travellers an intimate glimpse into the lives and occupations of the people living here.
- Cu Chi Tunnels
- Bicycle tour
- Visit coconut candy workshop
- Experience horse cart
- Visit Phoenix Isle to visit crocodile farm and visit the remains of Coconut belief
- Visit Thoi Son Isle to experience traditional Southern folk music
- Enjoy a hand rowing boat through creeks
THE ITINERARY: CU CHI TUNNELS AND MEKONG DELTA (L)
The morning: 7:30 Am. Our car and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and depart to Cu Chi Tunnels, we take about 1,5 hours to Cu chi, arrive to Cu Chi tunnel to explore the amazing site where Viet Cong hid during the War. It is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 250km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War.
In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone". Visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed before entering the tunnels. Spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food in war time).
After that our car will take you to Mekong Delta and we have lunch at local restaurant with special food as: Mekong fish, local soup, spring roll..
After lunch, riding on bicycle through the village paths to enjoy the fresh air and observe the pastoral life. Return to the motor boat then cruising to Ben Tre province (know as country of coconut in Mekong Delta), visit coconut candy workshop to know how to make delicious candies by hand. The highlight of the trip is take a sightseeing through the peaceful villages by horse cart. And then the tourists can visit the Phoenix Island to visit crocodile farm and visit the remains of Coconut belief.
You can take a leisurely boat ride in Tien river to enjoy fresh air, to see the peaceful life of the local people, Passing the stilt house, the fishing floating farm, the four Islands: Dragon, Phoenix, Tortoise, Unicorn
After take the boat about 30 minute, we will arrival Thoi Son Island, the biggest island of four islands. Take a leisurely walking on the village paths, visit local people’s home, orchard garden and enjoy seasonal fruits while listening to traditional Southern folk music. Take a hand- rowing boat through the creeks for sightseeing the natural water coconut trees a symbol in the Delta areas.
The local people will give you the “nón lá” the Vietnamese traditional hat. After that you can try to row the boat by yourself. After 20 minutes we will arrival the bee keeping farm, then visit honey bee farm and taste delicious honey tea with lemon that is really good for health. Local people also have python farm for those tourist, who like adventure can take a photo with pythons.
The boat will take you back to the car and go back to Ho Chi Minh City. Our car will drop you off at your hotel. The Ends of trip.
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Rates are in
- Children under 5 years old are FOC.
- Children from 5 - 11 years old are charged at 75% based on adult rates.
- Children above 12 years old are charged at 100% based on adult rates.
Tour Price Includes:
- All transfers and transportation with air-conditioned vehicles
- Local English speaking guides
- All entrance fees as program
- Lunch as per itinerary
- Traditional music performance
- Boat trip in Mekong Delta
- Bicycle in Mekong Delta
- Travel Insurance
- Seasonal Tropical Fruit
- Mineral water
- Wet tissue
Tour Price Excludes: