Cu Chi Ben Duoc less touristy - Mekong Delta (My Tho-Ben Tre)
Crawling through the Cu Chi Tunnel into the past
Paddling through the MEKONG DELTA CANAL today
Definitely do it if you find yourself with one full day without an agenda! A good mix of history and cultural experience at the same time of the day.
At 7:00, you will be picked up at the hotel to leave for Cu Chi Ben Duoc Tunnel for one and a half hours. Cu Chi could be the starting point for those who want to know what Vietnam’s anti – American war was like. It is beyond human imagination for its tunnel system of over 220 km.
As you crawl through the tiny hallway and get a taste of yucca with salted sesame seeds, you will figure out why Vietnam won such a battle. You will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage, and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines when Cu Chi was “A Free Target Zone “. The remnants you will see that Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there. The shooting range with AK47 shall be available at your own expense if you want some ‘shooting time’ (Bullets cost excludes)
After the tunnels, we will head out for lunch on the two-hour bus trip to My Tho, Mekong delta. Lunch at the rest stop shall be one of your favorite experiences in Vietnam.
We will then pass Rach Mieu Bridge, a cable-stayed bridge in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. The bridge connects Tien Giang Province (Mỹ Tho) with Ben Tre Province, over the Mekong. We then take a boat trip along the Mekong River. During a boat cruise along the Mekong River, you can see fish cages and floating houses on the river. Passing Four Holy islands: Dragon – Unicorn – Tortoise – Phoenix, the boat cruise takes you to an islet, not only famous for the coconuts, but also for the delicious specialty dishes of Mekong, Vietnam. After taking time on the islet, you can continue to visit the handicraft and coconut candy families, and disembark to catch a motor ride to tropical gardens for lunch. Visit a bee farm, sip tea with fresh honey, be ready for your rest while you are listening to the beautiful melodies of local traditional music, and take a walk through villages with so many kinds of fruits, flowers, trees, local houses, children in Mekong delta, take your time to have lovely photos with the Python and enjoy nature scenery.
17.00 Head back to Ho Chi Minh City and Tour ends at 19.00