1 days Cao Dai & Cu Chi Tunnels

Departing Ho Chi Minh City from your hotel between 7:45 am to 8:00 am, we drive to Cao Dai Temples in Tay Ninh. Cao Dai Temples often feature ornate and colorful architectural designs. The exteriors are adorned with intricate details, including multi-colored dragons, Buddhist symbols, and the all-seeing holy eye, which is the symbol of the Cao Dai sect. Cao Dai is a syncretic religion that emerged in Vietnam in the early 20th century. It combines elements of major world religions including Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism, Confucianism, and Islam, along with Vietnamese spiritual traditions.

The temples are impressive. They typically house statues of revered figures from various religions, such as Jesus Christ, Buddha, Confucius, and Laozi, as well as symbols representing the sect's unique blend of beliefs. In Cao Dai you may have the opportunity to observe religious ceremonies and rituals, including colorful processions, prayers, and meditative practices.

After Cao Dai Temples we continue our journey to the Cu Chi Tunnels. The tunnels played a crucial role during the Vietnam War (1955-1975), serving as hiding spots, supply routes, hospitals, and living quarters for Viet Cong guerrilla fighters. The Cu Chi Tunnels cover an extensive area with a network of tunnels that stretch over 250 kilometers in total length. They are organized into multiple layers, including living areas, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers, and kitchens.

At the tunnels, we have the opportunity to crawl through sections of the tunnels, which have been widened for visitor access. This gives a firsthand experience of the cramped conditions and the ingenuity of their construction. As the afternoon draws to a close we make our way back to Ho Chi Minh City, arriving around 5 pm. (Lunch is included)

The facts…

Physical activities: 

Our itinerary includes a 2-3 km walk.


  • Air-conditioned vehicle (Car or Bus)

Tour Guide: Our experienced, friendly and professional tour guide speaks good English. He is knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment

Meal: Lunch

We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, homes or markets. We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.

Trip cost: 

  • $79USD per person for a group from 2 to 6 people
  • $65USD per persob for a group from 7 to 10 people

The cost of the trip includes:

  • English speaking tour guide
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Purified drinking water
  • Entrance fees
  • VAT and other taxes

The cost of the trip does not include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks (soft drinks, alcohol)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses

What to Bring:

Pack essentials, including small day pack, insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat, sun hat…

Have a great journey!!!