The Cu Chi tunnels were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters. The tunnel systems were of great importance to the Viet Cong in their resistance to American forces, and helped achieve ultimate military success
Just outside Tay Ninh and 60 miles northwest of Ho Chi Minh City is the Great Templeor Holy See, the center of the intriguing Cao Dai sect. Cao Dai is a Synergistic Vietnamese religious movement that incorporates aspects of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and even Catholicism.
8.00 AM: Pick you up from hotel. Start to visit The Great Holy See Temple, built in 1926, is considered one of the most striking structures in all of South-East Asia. It is the headquarters of the unique Cao Dai sect, a religion with a hybrid of Buddhism, Christianity & Confucianism. Above the entrance is the all-seeing holy eye – symbol of the sect. Visitors will attend the midday ceremony’s extravaganza to witness the daily mass held by the Cao Dai followers which is a fantastic experience.
After lunch, proceed to Cu Chi to explore the amazing site where Viet Cong hid during the War. It is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone". Visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed before entering the tunnels. Spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food in war time). Return to SaiGon.
17.00: Finish the day tour at your hotel in Saigon. End of the trip.
What to bring:umbrella, sun block, sunglasses, cameras...
Dress Code: We will visit a temple.
Lunch: Vietnamese typical food. Please kindly inform us if you have a special diet.
Tour Customization:Yes, please inform us your interest, we will customize the day tour according to request!
Tour Start:Daily. Pick up & drop off at your hotel in Saigon!
Tour Attention: Please kindly notice that the rate can be added up from 5% to 25% for the Holidays in Vietnam
RATES & BOOK
OPTION 1: PRIVATE TOUR
Kids 0-4: Free. From 5 - 9: 50%. From 9: 100%
* PRIVATE TOUR INCLUSION:
- All entrance tickets, Saigon Top Tour guide, Lunch in the best local, Private transportation.
OPTION 2: STANDARD GROUP TOUR
Kids 0-4: Free. From 5 - 9: 75%. From 9: 100%
* STANDARD GROUP TOUR INCLUSION:
- All entrance tickets, Tour guide familiar with the route, Standard Lunch, transportation of 45 seats bus. (Group around 30 pax)
* TOUR EXCLUSIONS:
– Tip and drinks.
– Other extra expenditures not mentioned.
Mrs. Margi Hollands
8 out of 10
Our tour guide Ms. Hanh Ngoc was very informative and spoke fluent English. Overall the tour was a highlight of our trip to Vietnam. The tunnels were amazing and we didn't have any idea of the complexities of them.
The Caodaism Temple was also a great place to visit and learn about the religion
Thanks for providing such a great private tour