Enjoy pickup from your Ho Chi Minh City hotel in the early morning before traveling with your English-speaking guide to the Cu Chi tunnels. The drive is around 40 miles (60km). At Cu Chi, see a documentary film about the tunnels and learn how the locals made bamboo traps, rice paper and rice wine. Then have the opportunity to explore the web of underground tunnels dug by Vietnamese resistance fighters.
After exploring the tunnels, you will drive to My Tho. This is one of the provinces that comprise the Mekong Delta area. Cruise by boat along the upper Mekong through a region with islands named after 4 animals that appear in Buddhist writings: dragon, unicorn, phoenix and turtle. Observe the activities of regional Vietnamese daily life, and you will appreciate how life here depends on the river.
Afterwards take a trip by row boat along the small waterways. See the agricultural richness of the delta region in it's fruit orchards, coconut groves, and bee-keeping farms. Stop to enjoy honey tea, seasonal fruit, fresh coconut candy, and southern Vietnamese folk music. At the end of your tour, drive back to Ho Chi Minh City for drop-off at your hotel around 6pm.