1. Vietnam
  2. Ho Chi Minh City
  3. Cu Chi Tunnels

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

Product ID: 200107
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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.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Chinese, English, French, Japanese
Audio guide/headphones
English

Pick-up service

Your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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. You will also have to opportunity to try shooting an AK47 or MK16 rifle in a well supervised area, for an additional fee. At the end of the tour your will be dropped off back in Ho Chi Minh City.
Includes
  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Bullet fee at Cu Chi shooting range