DAY TOUR – CAO DAI + CU CHI TUNNELS

$30.00

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.

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Your tour guide for today will warmly welcome you and pick you up from your hotel in parts of district 1 between 7:45 and 8:15 to start this 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 Saigon where we finish the tour around 18:30.

  • A/C transportation
  • 1 complementary bottle of water
  • All entry fees
  • Lunch
  • English speaking guide
  • Beverages (alcoholic) and personal expenses
  • Personal expenses
  • All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above
  • Booking voucher from us
  • Cash for personal expense

Specific food requests

Please let us know if you have specific eating restrictions, allergic for certain things or if you are vegetarian, we can take that into account during the trips.

Useful information

Especially for the north and central Vietnam;

In the period between November and April, the weather is variable, from sunny to cold and rainy. It is advisable during this period to bring some rain gear with some warmer clothes. In the period from April to November, it is good to pack a hat with a wide brim, sunscreen (at least SPF15) and a reliable insect repellent. A thin rain poncho is useful all year round.

Get Up And Go Vietnam does everything to make your trip an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately, we have no control over weather conditions. Our apologies for that!

What do I need to know? 

During the period March to November it will good to pack your swimming gear, a
towel, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect
repellent, toiletries, a camera and lots of batteries. Warm clothing for the cooler
months of November to March are advised. How much luggage can I take? Your
vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in
a backpack or soft over-night bag and include a small day pack to hand carry for
easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the
luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage. 

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!