Experience the world of the Cu Chi freedom fighters with a visit to their famous tunnel system. Different from other classic tours to Cu Chi Tunnels, the Mekong river tour not only helps you to understand the war remnant but also offers the chance to explore the daily life of local people along the Mekong river with a brand-new view. The scenery quickly changes from urban to suburban, to rural. This will be the capstone experience for your time in Vietnam, and you could not have asked for a more special experience.
Explore life along the Mekong River as your boat gracefully slips through knots of the floating village
Get an insight into traditional Mekong river life and understand underground life during the war at Cu Chi Tunnels
Pick up at your hotels in Ho Chi Minh City. The trip to Cu Chi will take you an approximately one and a half-hour bus drive. Before exploring the tunnels, you will watch an introductory video about how the tunnels were made and how Vietnamese people survived in the harsh conditions of the wartime. Then, spend your time exploring the remaining areas and tunnel system which include special living areas with kitchens and bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for the security purpose during the war. Afterwards, special tea and cassava (guerrillas’ food during the war) will be served. Break time.
After lunch at local restaurant, continue to visit My Tho city. With boat trip on Tien River, you will be excited by the light breeze from the river and the natural beauty of four beautiful islands such as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise along the riverside.
A Mekong Floating Market
Cruise through the small canal by sampan, treating yourself to the beauty of the countryside, and taking a short cycling around the village which will certainly be an unforgettable experience when participating in the Mekong Delta tour. Visit the coconut candy workshop, and enjoy seasonal delicious fruits & honey tea. Get a chance to listen to the Southern Vietnamese folk music which is performed by local people.
Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Trip ends.
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