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 religious hybrid, incorporating Buddhism, Christianity & Confucianism. Above the entranc... View more
Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City, Cao Dai Holy Temple, Cu Chi Tunnels
Duration: 1 Day

Your tour guide for today will warmly welcome you and pick you up from your hotel before we begin our fantastic cultural and historical adventure!

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 religious hybrid, incorporating Buddhism, Christianity & Confucianism. Above the entrance is the all-seeing holy eye, a symbol of the sect. Visitors will attend the midday ceremony extravaganza, to witness the daily mass held by the Cao Dai followers, which is a fantastic experience.

After lunch we 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 alike, with a network of over 200km of tunnels which became legendary when they played a vital role in the war.

In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning as 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 1960’s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone". 

Visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed before entering. Spend the next hour exploring the tunnels, followed by a refreshing tea and cassava, which was the guerrillas’ food in war time, before we head back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Tour ends.

Please be aware that this is a basic join-in tour. Group size can get to around 45 people.

What’s included?

  • A/C transportation
  • 1 complementary bottle of water
  • All entry fees
  • English speaking guide

What’s excluded?

  • Sinple lunch
  • Beverages (alcoholic) and personal expenses
  • All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above

What do I need to bring?

  • Booking Invoice from us
  • Valid Passport with valid visa
  • Cash for personal expense

What do I need to know?

The period in between November and April the weather is still changeable from sunny, to chilly and rainy. It is advisable in this period to bring some rain protection and some warmer clothing.

During the period of April to November it will good to pack a wide brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, a camera and lots of batteries.

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one.
Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!