What you’ll get
Duration : 1 day
Departure : Ho Chi Minh City
Suitable : family, friend, group...
Type : Cruise tour
Product Code : T88SRE14
This tour will let you visit in one day two most popular places of interest near Ho Chi Minh City: a historical site of Cu Chi Tunnels and a unique Cao Dai Temple that represents the world’s youngest and perhaps the most mysterious religion.
- Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, a small sample of the immense network of tunnels during the US-Vietnam conflict.
- Visit the Cao Dai Holy See Temple, a mixture of a few different religions
- 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
- A/C transfer
- Price Includes
- Breakfast & lunch
- Unlimited refreshments and local fruit
- English-speaking guide
- All entrance fees
- Hotel pick-up and drop off.
- Price Excludes
- Other personal expenses
- Cancellation by Customer
For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:
- More than 30 days before arrival: No charge
- 15-30 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
- 7-15 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
- 4-7 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
- Within 3 days before arrival: 100% tour price.
- There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
- For no show cases, there will be no refund.
- All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by us.
- Cancellation by Weather
In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.
- Children Policy
- Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
- From 4 to 8 years old: 50% of adult’s fare.
- From 9 to 11 years old: 75% of adult’s fare.
- Students with ID student card: 90% of adult’s fare.
- Over 11 years old: 100% of adult’s fare.
- Day 1
7:00am: Tour guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and after a short ride by comfortable minivan you will find yourself at Tan Cang Pier, where the adventure begins.
7:30am: You will board a modern and spacious speedboat and depart to the Cu Chi tunnels. When on board, enjoy a light breakfast of a Vietnamese sandwich Banh Mi with coffee or tea, while learning about a traditional way of life of the locals on the river and its banks.
8:45am: You will arrive to the Cu Chi Tunnels before the larger bus groups.
9:00am: Explore the Cu Chi site, which includes weapon and booby trap exhibitions, navigating authentic Viet Cong tunnel, visiting different underground bunkers (kitchens, meeting rooms, ammunitions etc.), a firing range and much more. Try the local cassava root that sustained Viet Cong fighters for years.
11:00am: When the Cu Chi tour is finished you will hop on Les Rives minivan and head to Cao Dai Temple.
12:00pm: Visit the Cao Dai Holy See Temple, a mixture of a few different religions, located in Tay Ninh province. Walk around the temple to see its marvelous and mysterious architecture and watch the noon mass.
1:30pm: On the way to Ho Chi Minh City, stop by a local restaurant for a delicious traditional lunch.
4:00pm: Arrive back to Saigon to be dropped off at your place of stay
Meals: B, L
Please note that due to the individual nature of the tours, times are approximate and can vary slightly.
Questions & Answers
8.8Based on 5 reviews
Value for money
26 Feb 2019
Although the drive was long and the roads leading to the destination were a little bit rough, the visit to the Cao Dai Temple was simply worth it. The afternoon ceremony which we were able to witness was something I have never seen before. Also, the temple itself is really beautiful with its intricate architecture and the symbolism painted on the walls. It was such an awesome and somewhat surreal experience. As for the Cu Chi Tunnels, seeing the actual methods which the guerrilla fighters used in the war was also a great experience. It is definitely something visitors of the country should never miss. One point which this tour can improve on was the lunch which was included in the package.
24 Feb 2019
Amazing experience! Didn’t know we had an extra stopover where we got to see the amazing artwork by locals. The tour guide was extremely friendly. Wish our cu chi tunnel experience wasn’t too rushed though...
09 Jan 2019
Great learning experience. Tour guide was very knowledgeable about the vietnamese war. The temple was quite boring, only the sculptures were pretty. We also had to make 1 stop on the way to the temple where the tour guide showed us how the Vietnamese people do shell paintings. He said it was a “toilet stop” but i think its more of getting commission from tourists.
09 Dec 2018
Temple visit was quite unique..it was timed nicely to witness the prayer ceremony. Colorful temple. Proceeded to Cu Chi tunnels after lunch. Our guide enlightened us about the battle strategies of the locals during the war. Going through the tunnels was a "scary" but fun experience...all had a good laugh too. Cu Chi tunnels is a must visit.
07 Dec 2018
Very informative tour. Our tour guide surely knows a lot about the history and culture of Saigon. He is also very funny which makes the tour very lively and interactive. He also recommended some good spots to visit and good food to eat while still on the city. It was a very good experience overall.