Mekong Delta & Cu Chi Tunnels Speedboat One Day Tour

Start Time: 7:45AM – 8:00AM Duration:9 – 10 hours

If you are looking for an authentic and exciting way to explore Vietnam's beauty and history without sacrificing your time or comfort, the one-day Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnels tour by speedboat offers a thrilling experience, perfect for travelers who are short on time but still want to have a memorable and immersive experience in Vietnam.

The highlight of this tour is the exhilarating speedboat ride through the waterways of the Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tun

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Tour Itinerary

7:30AM, be picked up from the hotel lobby for a transfer to the central pier by car or minivan.

Embark on a speedboat onward to Mekong Delta and capture a glimpse of Vietnam's diverse landscape, from gleaming skyscrapers and busy commercial centers to peaceful rural life along the riverbank.

While on board, you can enjoy a light breakfast, fresh tropical fruits and mineral water as well as t

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  • Certainly! The Cu Chi Tunnels tour can still be a worthwhile experience for you even if you are claustrophobic and unable to explore the underground tunnels. You can skip the section of going to the actual tunnels as it is entirely optional and only makes up a minor portion of the tour. The site offers more than just the tunnels.

    During the tour, you can learn about the history, tactics, and resilience of the Vietnamese soldiers during the Vietnam War. Various above-ground exhibits and displays provide a comprehensive understanding of the Cu Chi Tunnels and their significance. You can explore above-ground bunkers, witness remarkable engineering, and appreciate the ingenuity that went into creating this intricate tunnel system. Even without going underground, there are still many fascinating and educational aspects of the tour.

    Moreover, the speedboat ride on the Saigon River adds an enjoyable and scenic element to the overall tour.

  • Absolutely, the tunnels have been expanded and made wider specifically to accommodate tourists of various sizes.

  • It typically takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach the Cu Chi tunnels by speedboat from Ho Chi Minh city.

  • Definitely, yes. Opting for a speedboat ride offers a quick and fun way to go to the tunnels. Instead of spending time stuck in traffic, you can enjoy a scenic journey along the Saigon River and take in beautiful views of the city and its surroundings. The speedboat ride also provides a unique perspective of the region and makes your trip to the tunnels a truly memorable experience.

  • Yes, there is a shooting range available at the Cu Chi Tunnels site where you can experience shooting a gun (bullets at your own cost).

    The cost of shooting is VND60,000 per bullet (approximately USD3), and there is a minimum requirement of 10 bullets for shooting. If you're traveling in a group, you may have the option to share 5 bullets each with other members of your group.

  • There are no age requirements to visit the tunnels. However, the age limit for shooting is 18 years and above.

  • For the morning Cu Chi Tunnels speedboat tour, we take our guests to enjoy lunch at a lesser-known village that offers a serene and picturesque setting. Unlike other tour operators, we strive to provide a unique experience by taking our guests to this hidden gem. This peaceful village allows you to enjoy a nice meal while experiencing the local atmosphere and appreciating the natural beauty of the area.

  • It is recommended to bring lightweight clothing, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, and a bottle of water. It's also a good idea to bring a camera to capture pictures of the tunnels and the surrounding area. Additionally, you may want to bring some cash for purchasing souvenirs or snacks during the tour as well as bullets if you're interested in shooting a gun at the firing range.

  • Our tour offers a unique and authentic experience of the Mekong Delta region. We take you off the beaten path to discover unseen and lesser-known spots in the Mekong Delta where you can truly connect with the local culture, interact with the friendly locals and see their daily life.

    We have painstakingly created an immersive and intimate experience that provides a different perspective of the authentic rural Vietnamese way of life that has been largely overlooked by mass tourism. You will not encounter any tourist traps or commercialized shopping in our tour, ensuring a genuine experience throughout.

    Our tour is also a collaboration with local communities, allowing us to provide a responsible and sustainable tourism experience that contributes to the local economy. In addition, we offer a range of exciting activities that go beyond the typical tourist attractions. You can explore a riverside market, ride a sampan boat, visit a tofu-making family, cycle through a local village, visit temple and pagoda.

    Last but not least, opting a speedboat ride to the Mekong Delta offers a quick and fun way to unwind and relish the magnificent scenery along the river instead of spending time stuck in traffic. This unique mode of transportation adds an extra element of excitement to your tour.

  • The main difference between the half day and full day Mekong Delta speedboat tours is the destinations covered and the tour duration.

    The half day tour takes you to Long An province with a one-hour speedboat ride for one way, and you will explore a local riverside market, take a sampan boat ride, visit a tofu-making family, cycle through a village, see a Cao Dai temple and Buddhist Pagoda, and have a light home-cooked meal.

    On the other hand, the full day tour covers both Long An and Ben Tre province with a two-hour speedboat ride for one way. In addition to everything offered in the half day tour, you will also experience a tuk-tuk ride and enjoy a more extensive lunch.

    Due to the extended duration and specific activities, the full day tour costs more than the half day tour. In general, both tours offer an excellent chance to explore off-the-beaten-track areas of the Mekong Delta, allowing you to have an authentic local experience and immerse yourself in the region's culture and beauty. Depending on your schedule and preferences, you can choose whichever tour suits you best.

  • No, the floating market is not included in our Mekong Delta speedboat tour due to its location far from Ho Chi Minh City, and it typically requires an overnight tour and an early morning wake-up to witness the lively market. Currently, only bus tours are available to reach the floating market.

    However, in our Mekong Delta speedboat tour, we do visit a local riverside market. This market is a wonderful opportunity to experience the vibrant local way of life, interact with friendly locals and gain insights into the unique customs and traditions of the Mekong Delta region.

  • Total biking duration of 40 – 60 minutes would depend on your speed. The village paths have a smooth, concrete surface and are relatively free of traffic, which makes for a comfortable biking experience.

  • Of course! If you are unable to cycle, please let us know in advance. We will arrange an appropriate alternative for you, such as riding on the back of a scooter.

  • For safety reasons, only an experienced guide or driver is permitted to ride the scooter during our visit to the land-based attraction. As a passenger, you would ride on the back of a scooter. If you all want to be the pillion passengers on the scooter, we can make the necessary arrangements and the additional charges may apply.

  • Certainly! Your kids can ride on the back of the scooter with one of their accompanying parents, sitting in the middle between the parent and the driver for added safety.

  • Absolutely! Being on the back of a scooter is completely safe, especially on the peaceful village roads of the Mekong Delta with minimal traffic. Our experienced drivers prioritize safety and ride at a slow and cautious pace. Furthermore, we provide helmets for all passengers, which must be worn during the ride to ensure an extra layer of protection.

  • Yes, our Mekong Delta speedboat tour includes a sampan boat excursion. Whether you choose the half day tour or the full day tour, you will have the opportunity to experience a sampan rowing boat ride as part of the itinerary.

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sarah s
Exceptional and memorable

Thoroughly enjoyed our river trip and tunnel tour. Kain is an amazing guide. He met us at the hotel, explanation was fantastic and his English language skills awesome. We felt in very safe hands the whole time. As parents of 2 young Australian boys we were delighted with his understanding of the history of Australian involvement in the war etc. He was very informative, asked what we knew and put this in historical context which was very invaluable. We were very well fed and watered throughout. Beautiful lunch at Binh Quoi. We would have no hesitation in recommending Kain and the fisheye tour. Definitely coming back!! Thank you Kain and the boat the captain.

Amazing Day! 10/10

Amazing experience by boat! Saw Mekong Delta & Cu Chi Tunnels, Fabulous English speaking guide! Definitely recommend travelling by boat, you see so much more!

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