Day trip

Ho Chi Minh City: Private Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple

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Activity provider: Vn biketour
Day trip

Ho Chi Minh City: Private Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple

Activity provider: Vn biketour

From US$ 127.95 per person

This private tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels and the Cao Dai Temple is a great day trip from Ho Chi Minh City. Visit Tay Ninh, home of the unique Cao Dai sect which is a mix of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity.

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Duration 8 hours
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Chinese, English, French, Japanese
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Pickup included
Your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.


  • Discover the secret network of Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Taste the food eaten by Vietnamese soldiers during the war
  • Visit the Cao Dai Temple and learn more about this religion
  • Attend the noon ceremony organized by the Cao Dai followers
Full description
After pickup from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, drive to Tay Ninh to visit the Cao Dai Temple. This religious sect combines Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity in its philosophy. Experience the prayer session at noon and admire the colorful, mysterious and marvelous architecture.   After lunch, visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an amazing underground system used by the Vietnamese to fight the Americans during the America and Vietnam War. You can crawl through the very narrow tunnels, made completely by hand during the war. Then watch a short documentary film about the Cu Chi Tunnels, available in a number of foreign languages.   Gain more knowledge of Vietnamese history, traditions, and culture. You can taste boiled tapioca with hot pandanus tea, the local food eaten by Vietnamese soldiers during the war. At the end of the tour your will be dropped off back in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned private car
  • Pickup and drop-off in central Ho Chi Minh City
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fee to Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Light snack with tapioca and tea at Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Bullet fee at Cu Chi shooting range

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Pets
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4.4 /5

based on 7 reviews

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February 1, 2023

If you’re staying in HCM City, just know it’s a LONG drive to the tunnels and to the temple. Spent most of the day driving and sat in the crazy traffic. Didn’t think the tunnels or the temple were worth that amount of driving honestly.

January 15, 2023

Kjøreturen er lang, og vår sjåfør hadde kjørt feil et par ganger. Selve attraksjonene er interessante, men ble preget av mye hastverk - da vi ankom tunnelene, fikk vi beskjed om å være raske, ellers ville vi ha måttet betale ekstra for å være sene - etter at sjåføren hadde kjørt feil. Guiden vår fortalte litt om Vietnams historie, men kunne ikke svare på spørsmål fordi «man vet aldri hvem sjåføren er». Man bør kunne forvente en mer personlig opplevelse når man velger en privat tur, men det fikk vi ikke. Kunne like godt ha valgt en billigere utflukt organisert som gruppereise eller ta en vanlig taxi. Vi sitter igjen med ingen kunnskap om taodaismen fra turen, og måtte lese om det på egen hånd. Vi fikk bare sett kirken innvendig og utvendig.

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January 1, 2023


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