Cu Chi Tunnels & Cao Dai
Visit two of the most popular attractions near Ho Chi Minh city in a full-day tour: the historical site of the Cu Chi Tunnels and the unique Cao Dai Temple, representing the world’s youngest and perhaps the most mysterious religion.
Explore the unique Cao Dai Temple, representing the world’s youngest and perhaps the most mysterious religion. Then, attend the most exciting history lesson ever on a Cu Chi Tunnels. Learn about Vietnamese war by climbing into the underground tunnels that used to be rigged with booby traps. Cu Chi has played a crucial part in the fight. The tunnel was estimated to consist of an astounding 200km of tunnels within a larger tunnel system. Have an unforgettable experience as you explore the underground tunnels and get to know what life was like for the Viet Cong soldiers!
Visit Tay Ninh for Great Temple of Caodaism
Visit Cu Chi Tunnels
Discover part of the tunnel’s networks, trap-door, living areas, storage, weapon facilities, field, hospital, kitchen, command center.
Have a chance to try firing M-16, AK-47 and carbine rifle at the National Defense Sports Shooting Range
The minibus (car)
English-speaking tour guide
Drinking water (1 bottle/pax)
Entrance ticket to tunnels 110 000 vnd/pax
Beverage and food
Tips & Personal expenses
Sun-hat, sun glasses
Insect repellent cream
Rain-coat in case of raining reason
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee
Children: from 1 – 4 years old Free of charge
Children from 5 – 9 years old : 75 % of charge
Children from 10 years old : 100 % of charge
You will start from Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon to Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh – a province 95 kms South East of HCMC, close to the Cambodia border. The Cao Dai Temples are like a Walt Disney fantasia of the East. Its exterior is decorated with multi-colored dragons of all shapes and sizes competing for space with a number of swastikas. Above the main entrance is the all-seeing holy eye, the symbol of the Cao Dai sect. The interior is just as engaging as statues of Jesus Christ, Buddha and the Hindu god, Brahma, stand side by side.
Cao Dai Temple’s eclectic mix of colors and the amazing use of architecture create a space of beauty, spirituality with a somewhat surreal flavor to western palates!
Have chance to observe the midday ceremony which is unbelievable in Cao Dai Temple.
After you have lunch, we will leave Tay Ninh and travel to Cu Chi Tunnel. Once in Vietnam, you must visit this spot. This is where guerilla warfare optimized and exemplified. You’ll learn the clever design of the tunnels and the strategic use of trap doors. Even with B-52 bombers dropping 30-ton loads of explosive, turning the jungle into a pockmarked moonscape, 30 thousand American troops failed to conquered the area! You’ll have a chance to crawl around a portion of the 121 km long, multiple-layered tunnel. You’ll learn how thousands of guerillas managed to stay underground many days at a time, and also their great technique to conceal smoke from their cooking. There’s a lot more to enjoy, even a chance to fire real AK bullets…
At the end of the tour, the car will take you back to the hotel.
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We visited Ho Chi Minh City. An excellent 1-day tour of the city, with SaigonGlobal Tour, Ms. Ly, who was really knowledgeable, to temples, the Cathedral, old Post Office, Market and War Remnants Museum. We couldn’t have been more impressed, with all our many questions answered during the tour.
Such friendly and knowledgeable people who were able to answer all our questions about the city and the history from the terrible war.
Overall a good tour though we didn’t manage to visit Ben Thanh Market which was closed during the Tet Holidays.