[Departure time 7:45AM – 8:00AM] [Duration 8 – 8.5 hours]
7:15AM – 7:30AM, pick you up at the hotel lobby and then transfer you to the central pier by car or minivan.
Embark on a speedboat heading towards Mekong Delta, this water journey provides a glimpse of the changing landscape of Vietnam from the glittering skyscrapers and busy commercial centers to peaceful rural life along the riverbank.
When sitting on board, a light breakfast of croissant, fresh tropical fruits and mineral water are served. Along the way, you can enjoy the fresh air and get a chance to see many small villages, fishing boats and lush vegetation. Besides, lots of information about the daily life of local people on the riverside and natural environment will be provided by a tour guide via wireless headset devices.
After a half-hour speedboat ride, stop over at a local market where seasonal fruits, vegetables, spices, sea foods and other local specialties are on offer and witness the bustling and vibrant atmosphere there.
8:45AM, return to the boat and keep on your river journey to the Mekong Delta. Cruise through a small beautiful canal covered by water coconut trees together with freshwater mangroves to visit a local family who plies the craft of tofu making and raises shrimps.
Afterwards, hop on a bike for a leisure cycling through a peaceful countryside path to discover the daily Mekong life and feel a warm welcome of the smiling locals. On the way, visit an ancient pagoda built in the mid of 19th century with unique architectures.
Then, stop off at a traditional rice wine maker’s home to be explained about the rice wine brewing process and even taste its sample.
Continue a tour passing through the rice fields and stop en route to visit a local Cao Dai temple to discover the spectacular architectural styles and learn about one of the most mysterious religions in Vietnam.
11:30AM, say goodbye to Mekong Delta and get on a speedboat heading to a riverside restaurant at a picturesque village to enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
1:30PM, embark on a speedboat heading towards Cu Chi Tunnels.
After a one-hour and fifteen-minute speedboat ride, arrive at Cu Chi Tunnels area and take a soft walk into the jungle to visit the bomb craters, the countless traps, the secret entrance, the fighting bunkers, the air ventilation and the constructed living areas. Again, the little personal wireless headsets are equipped during the Cu Chi Tunnels tour so that you can hear the commentaries from a tour guide clearly and effortlessly.
For those interested, there is a chance to fire off an AK47 or MK16 with real bullets at the shooting range (bullets covered by your own expense). Furthermore, you can witness the rice-paper (spring roll skin) and the rice-wine production line.
Of course, the most exciting part is to try to go through a real underground tunnel that gives you once-in-a-lifetime experience to be a real VC – Vietnamese Communist. However, if you are claustrophobic, you can skip it as it is completely optional and only a small part of the tour.
Afterward, you will gather together for test-tasting the steamed tapioca root which is the main staple food in Cu Chi during the war. Later on, watch a short documentary video about Cu Chi guerillas in the Vietnam war.
4:45PM, say goodbye to Cu Chi Tunnels and get on a speedboat to return to Saigon.
6:00PM, arrive back to the pier and be dropped off at your hotel.
*Note: + The itinerary may be changed the route order either Mekong Delta – Cu Chi tunnels or Cu Chi tunnels – Mekong Delta based on our logistic arrangement.
+ If you do not want to bike, please inform us in advance so that we will arrange the appropriate alternative transportation e.g. you will ride on the back of the scooter.
- Pick-up and drop-off at central locations (District 1, 3, 4)
- Light breakfast and lunch at riverside restaurant (except beverage)
- Mineral water, wet tissues and tropical fruits
- All entrance fees (except bullets at the shooting range)
- Bicycle or scooter trip with driver
- Round-trip speedboat
- English-speaking tour guide
- Wireless headsets tour guide devices
Note: Contact us to get the price . because children will have different price and if you want to do half day mekong by speedboat or Half day Cu Chi by speedboat, we can discuss about it.