Private Tour: Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This private day trip from Ho Chi Minh City takes you to two intriguing locations: Cao Dai Temple and the Cu Chi Tunnels. Accompanied by an informative private guide, you’ll learn about the Cao Dai sect during a ceremony inside the colorful temple. After a restaurant lunch, discover the labyrinthine underground system of the Cu Chi Tunnels, which served as military quarters during the Vietnam War.

What's Included

Bottled water

Hot tea and tapioca snacks

Hotel pickup and drop-off


Professional guide

Transport by air-conditioned private car

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, unless specified


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • ADULT: Age: 3 - 99

Additional Info

  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Itinerary is subject to change.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Cao Dai Temple
After hotel pickup in Ho Chi Minh City, hop in your air-conditioned private vehicle for a comfortable 2.5-hour drive through the countryside to Tay Ninh, located near the Cambodian border.
Your private tour begins with a visit to the awe-inspiring Cao Dai Temple, home of the distinctive Cao Dai religion, which combines the teachings of Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism and Christianity, including a belief in the occult. You will have the opportunity to take part in a colorful midday ceremony and take photos as your guide offers insight into the unique rituals.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Cu Chi Tunnels
After a Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant, you’re taken to the Cu Chi tunnels, an elaborate network used as a strategic military base by the Viet Cong because of its proximity to the southern capital of Saigon. It contained schools, hospitals, hidden kitchens, meeting rooms and living quarters during the Vietnam War (known in Vietnam as the American War) that connected several villages. Today, it is preserved by the government as a memorial park.

See a short film about the historical importance of the Cu Chi tunnels before walking with your guide into the forest where the tunnels are located. Discover what life was like down below as you crawl into narrow passageways that each cover a distance of 98 to 328 feet (30 to 100 meters).

Today the remaining channels offer visitors a real feel for what life was like for guerrilla fighters and their families who lived below ground during the war. After your exploration, take a break in the forest with some hot green tea boiled with pandan leaves, accompanied by steamed tapioca.
After your visit, your full-day private tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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