Discover the very best southern Vietnam has to offer on this 2-day 1-night tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels and the Mekong Delta. Avoid the crowds by visiting the non-touristy section of the Cu Chi Tunnels, see the world-famous Cai Rang Floating Market, and experience authentic Mekong culture in the beautiful city of Ben Tre. Take in the rich history and stunning beauty of southern Vietnam on a tour that is ideal for those who want to make the most out of their two days in the Mekong Delta.
- 2 days
- All year long
- Cu Chi Tunnels
- Mekong Delta
- Cu Chi Tunnels
- Ben Duoc Tunnels
- Mekong Delta
- Ben Tre
- Can Tho
- Cai Rang Floating Market
Day 1 - Ben Duoc Tunnels & Can Tho
The tour starts with an 8 am pick up at your hotel where your English-speaking guide will tell you about the journey ahead. From the hotel, you'll make the 2-hour drive to Ben Duoc Tunnels, while your guide educates you on the turbulent history of Cu Chi and its importance during the Vietnam War.
At the Cu Chi Tunnels, you will learn about the life inside the tunnels, their construction, and architecture. Your guide will show you how the Viet Cong lived and what they ate. At the end of the tour, you will have the option of crawling through the tunnels on all-fours and shooting from automatic weapons at the shooting range.
Before departing the Cu Chi Tunnels, you'll enjoy a fantastic local lunch by the river. From Cu Chi, you'll head to Can Tho, the largest city in the Mekong Delta. You will arrive at your 3-star hotel at around 5 pm. You will be free to spend the rest of your afternoon and evening exploring this great city and its culture.
Day 2 - Cai Rang Floating Market & Ben Tre
The second day starts with a 6 am departure to the Cai Rang Floating Market, which is considered one of the busiest floating markets in the world. You will depart Can Tho on a small boat and head downstream until you arrive at your destination.
At the Cai Rang Floating Market, you'll see hundreds of stalls and boats selling produce from the Mekong Delta. Sit back and enjoy your morning coffee while watching the local's trade and bargain. You will be served breakfast on board the boat, a bowl of delicious local noodle soup.
From the floating market, you'll navigate the canals and rivers, passing the rural villages of the My Khanh Province until you arrive at Ben Tre. There, you'll get to experience authentic Mekong Delta culture. You'll learn how to make coconut candy, handpick fruits from trees, and cycle through this rural area.
After enjoying lunch in Ben Tre, it will be time to get back in the car and make the 2-hour drive back to Saigon after an eventful couple of days in rustic southern Vietnam. You will be dropped off at your hotel at around 5 pm.
Good to know
- Boat trip in Can Tho and Ben Tre
- Bottled water
- Breakfast in Cai Rang Floating Market
- Cu Chi tunnels entrance fee
- English-speaking guide
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Overnight accommodation in a 3 star hotel
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Use of bicycle in Ben Tre
- Personal expenses