We were picked up from our hotel in a very comfortable air conditioned minibus by our driver Vu and fantastic tour guide Khoa. The whole day was wonderful from start to finish thanks to Khoa. His friendly persona, in-depth knowledge of the attractions and fluent English was a wining combination. In addition he gave us an invaluable, honest insight into real life in Vietnam which we will never forget! He is a credit to your team!
The tour is an great idea for exploring Mekong Delta daily life. It is also the best outdoor activity to get away from crowded city likes Saigon. The travel distance is 110km what take you almost 1 and half hour to reach the first destination.
At your first stop is a local chocolate factory where “Mr Old Chocolate” builds up his business not only to help cacao farmers sell cacao fruit but also to bring Vietnamese cacao products out of the world. You have great chance to visit the cacao garden and see the whole process to make various cacao products in organic system. Sample a little dark chocolate and milk, amazing taste!
Upon arrival at pier in My Tho, board boat and start your lovely cruise along the river for catching up local activities of people living along the riverside. Take the small sampan boat for sailing into stunning narrow canals with water coconut (nipa) stretching along the way. Visit the factories where people process local products including coconut candy, rice popcorn, rice paper, honey bee farm and taste its right there. At 12:00 noon, enjoy your fantastic lunch with various kinds of food offer at a nice local restaurant. This is a great time for relaxing and tasting all the good foods what cooked in traditional of Mekong Delta dishes.
The travel distance from Mekong Delta to Cu Chi Tunnels is 165km what take you almost 2-hour drive and the travel time might take longer as your travel time is depending on the traffic condition. Then you will arrive at the tunnels were used as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon. It played a great important role to Vietnamese soldiers during Vietnam War. Learn more about the courage & ingenuity of the inhabitants of Cu Chi tunnels. Get a great insight into the tenacity and resourcefulness of Vietnamese people.
After full day experience, your private car and guide bring you back to Sai Gon, drop off at hotel in Sai Gon at around 6:00 pm depending on traffic, closing a great day out with unforgettable memories.