“We were travelling across Laos, Cambodia,Myanmar and Vietnam during March/April 2016. And we booked a Mekong delta tour by Hieu’s Tour. Very friendly and thoughtful guides, all our wishes and our tour plan were considered. So we saw everithing we wanted in 2 days. Overnight at Cacao Stay farm was also a very nice experience. So 2 floating markets in the morning, cycle tour, noodle factory, Củ Chi tunnels and lot’s of vietnam ice coffee and delicious food. Thanks for everything” Reviewed by Elena
The tour itself is great choice for those who would like to experience themselves about the Vietnamese War to get know more the hardest times of local people with their strongest spirit who lived underground to fight for their peace and independence. And exploring how local people are surviving from the war by getting more and more developments but still keeps their traditional living style. The travel distance from Saigon downtown to Cu Chi tunnels is 85km what takes you almost 1 and half hour drive to reach there. Please not that your travel time might takes longer time as traffic jam is the most command issue in Saigon.
The tunnels were used as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon. Learn more about the courage & ingenuity of the inhabitants of the Cu Chi tunnels. Get a great insight into the tenacity and resourcefulness of Vietnamese people. Please do not surprise when you suddenly hear the gun shooting sounds in the middle of Cu Chi Tunnels as there is gun shooting sport next to your position. you can stop to experience, otherwise you can skip it to continue your exploration. After up and down into these incredible tunnels system underground, you will then depart for Mekong Delta. At 11:30 you will stop at local beautiful restaurant to have lunch with typical dishes cooked in traditional way of Mekong Delta region.
Minivan drives straight to your homestay on high way. You will arrive in a real local homestay the unique experience in the village with non-tourist in a peaceful, quiet area. If we still have enough time and the weather is good, then you have great optional choice for the activity: kayaking or biking: 1. you can do kayaking activity to weave into little channels 2. you can take the lovely bicycle to cycle around the village to explore the authentic rural life by seeing local farmer are doing their farming jobs on the rice field, in the fruit garden and collecting their fishes in the rice from the fishing net. (Please note that as we have mentioned, the kayaking and cycling activity is our offer just in case you still have time, because we will take the long drive from Cu Chi to Mekong Delta as listed in the itinerary). Have a warm dinner there then take a good rest to be ready for your trip next journey.
Check out at the home stay then at 5:00 am we depart for visiting Phong Dien floating market on the boat, leave your luggage on the boat. When arriving at Phong Dien floating market, we will move to the local small wooden boat for your real experience the local life of people here who still get use to adding boats as part of their life. A very different authentic sight will come to your view with local rowing and motorized boats gathering here for trading local agricultural product. The floating market is very small but peaceful which will give you another feeling compared to that in the big market. Enjoy the beautiful sunrise if it is in good weather. Our little boat then head to small, long and narrow canals to see the daily activities of people living around there. Take a short walk around the countryside to enjoy the peaceful environment there. After around 30-minute walk, we stop to visit the cacao garden where you will get to know how to make fresh chocolate and wine from cacao fruit in an organic system. You also can have a chance to taste one of the product here such as cacao milk, cacao wine or chocolate bar. Come back to the boat and head straight to the downtown of Can Tho city. On the way back, we visit Cai Rang floating market with big boats anchoring there for trading their agricultural product.
Minivan picks you up at the Hieutour Co., Ltd office to depart for Saigon downtown.The travel distance is 180km from Can Tho city to Saigon downtown what takes you 3 and half hour drive. The tour is deeply and truly brings you the real experience in Mekong Delta with a great story to tell your family and friends about what you have experienced for unforgettable memories.Drop off at hotel at around 3:00 pm depending on traffic.