The Mekong Delta and the painful Cu Chi Tunnels

While in Saigon we did a one day tour to see the Mekong Delta and the Cu Chi Tunnels.

The Mekong Delta, 

We got to experience a little path in the Mekong Delta, 

We took one of these tiny boats, 

We noticed that it was mainly women operating the boats,

Here we gooooo!!!

rowing with a majestic look!

It wasn´t an easy job to navigate these boats! These ladies are quite impressive,

In general we have noticed that in Asia women do a lot of hard labor! 

Coming back in a different kind of transportation :)

Our driver,

The painful Cu Chi Tunnels are a tough reminder of the Vietnam War. It is quite impressive the traps and how creative the Viet Cong were!  This war is still present in the mind of many due to the incredible suffering it created to the people caught in the middle that just wanted to live their lives peacefully. 

The tour we took had an incredible guide with a very strange sense of humor! :P Our tour bus pretty packed! it is quite the popular tour to do,

First joke from our tour guide! There is only two types of tunnels:
"The Steam rice tunnel
The KFC tunnel"

Juana barely made it in the steam rice tunnel :P 

Almost completely hidden! 

Some painful traps for the American soldiers... 

You don´t die immediately.. is the moving to get free that kills you... to which Joke number two is: "the faster you move the faster you reach heaven!" 

Other lethal traps, 

Joke number 3! as per our guide... every-time an American soldier would get trapped the Viet Cong would sing: "bye bye miss american pie" :S

The KFC tunnel was not that big :P you had to crawl, 

Jokes aside this war left a lot of scars in both ends...


  1. Hi Juana, lovely pictures and enjoyed it!
    I'm planning to take Cu Chi Tunnel and Mekong Delta 1 day tour and would appreciate it if you could share the information to me as well. Can I know which tour agency you took and how much is the package. Thanks in advance.

  2. Hi Kym,

    Thank you :D
    The Mekong Delta company we took we wouldn't recommend as the experience was not very positive :(
    For the Cu Chi Tunnel we took one of the agencies that was on the Pham Ngu Lao Street - aka the backpackers district :)
    I don't recall their name. What we did is we shopped around to see which one offered the best deal and had more people booking tours with them. On the end they all take you to the same places :)


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  4. The Cu Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the Viet Cong's base of operations. I think you've got the exciting moment when the underground tunnels down there :)

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