Justin - Private Guide in HanoiMember Since 2015
Cu Chi Tunnels Tour
Private tour in Ho Chi Minh
Tour Price : $50 Duration : 8 hours Languages: English Discount: 10%
Cao Dai Temple
Just outside Tay Ninh and 60 miles northwest of Ho Chi Minh City is the Great Temple or Holy See, the center of the intriguing Cao Dai sect. Cao Dai is a Cao Dai Temple syncretic Vietnamese religious movement that incorporates aspect of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and even Catholicism.
The Cao Dai Temple (as it is more commonly known) was begun in 1933 in a unique architectural style that reflects its blended traditions. Most people visit on a day trip from Ho Chi Minh City.
Cu Chi Tunnels
Located 60km from HCMC, Cu Chi 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.
Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone".
Before entering the tunnels, visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war).
08:00 – 18:00
In the morning
Cao Dai Temple
We will pick you up at 08:00 am from your hotel to move to Tay Ninh, near the Cambodian border, which is the home to the unique Cao Dai sect, whose patron saints include Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo and Winston Churchill to name a few. The religion is an odd mix of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity.
After visiting Cao Dai temple & special ceremony, enjoy the beautiful lunch at a local restaurant before leaving Tay Ninh province for Cu Chi Tunnels.
In the afternoon
Cu Chi Tunnels
We will visit a network of 200 km long underground dug-out which was being used during the Vietnam – USA war.
There is little evidence to indicate the intense fighting, bombing and destruction that went on in Cu Chi during the war
We will return Ho Chi Minh city about at 18:00
65 USD per person for a private tour of 02 people
3. PRICE INCLUSIONS
Pick up and drop off at your hotel
A nice private car with an experienced driver
Professional and experienced English speaking tour guide
Full Entrance Fees
Enjoy local cuisines in Cu Chi Tunnels
|Tour Price: $50|
|Duration: 8 hours|
|Tour package includes:|
|Airport Transfer :||YES|
|Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):||YES|
|Food and Drinks :||YES|
|Other services (fees apply):|
|Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :||YES|
|Translation services :||YES|
|Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :||YES|
|Visa support :||YES|
|This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :||YES|
|Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :||YES|
|Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :||YES|
|This Tour is Kid Friendly :||YES|