Cu Chi Tunnels is one of the most attractive destinations for travelers around the world as it recalls the memorable but hard life of Vietnamese soldiers during the warfare. Our trip allows you to get a great insight of the tunnels then gives you relaxing moment when traveling down to Mekong for visiting the famous floating market, and, of course, a lovely night spending at local homestay should not be missed.
Day 1: Sai Gon –Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta
Pick up at your hotel in Sai Gon at around 7:00 am by private car then transfer you travel up to Cu Chi Tunnels. Arrive there at around 8:30 am to discover the incredible underground world of the Tunnels.
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 soldier during Vietnam War.
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.
Have lunch with local cuisine at a good restaurant. Finish lunch at 1:00 pm, then private car drives straight to Mekong region on high way.
Arrive in Can Tho city at around 5:00 pm then head straight to Hieutour Stay – a unique local home stay located at Hau Giang province in a peaceful, quiet and non-touristic area. Have a warm dinner there then take a good rest to be ready for your trip next day.
Day 2: Can Tho Signature
Floating markets & cacao farm
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. Weave into the floating market to explore the way local people there exchange the product right on their boats.
After your breakfast time, come back to the boat and 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 Farm 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 big 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. At around noon your private car takes you back to Saigon.