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This private full-day tour of Co Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple departs from your Ho Chi Minh hotel and highlights some of the most profound examples of history and religion within reach of this French-influenced city. Make a stop at Tay Ninh, where you’ll learn about Cao Dai, which mixes Taoism, Confucianism, Christianity and Buddhism into a single sect. Enjoy a traditional lunch and then visit the ungerground world of the Cu Chi Tunnels. Learn about how the underground network of narrow passages helped protect Vietnamese military during the American/Vietnam war. 


  • Private English-speaking guided full-day tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple
  • Learn about the unique Cao Dai sec, a religion mix of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity
  • Tour the underground Cu Chi labyrinth
  • Scrumptious local Vietnamese lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop off by air-conditioned private vehicle

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Private Tour: Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple Full-Day Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

Private Tour: Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple Full-Day Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

Your private, full-day tour kicks off with a journey towards the Cambodian border and a stop at Tay Ninh. Here you’ll learn about the sect whose patron saints include big-time thinkers like Winston Churchill and Victor Hugo. Your guide will explain how the religion blends Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity and Taoism into a singular belief. 

Afterwards, you’ll visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, where your expert guide will share stories about how this 75-mile long stretch of tunnels connected Saigon to Cambodia and played an essential role in the American/Vietnam war. Travelers will experience the feel of life 
underground as they step back in time. This Ho Chi Minh City private tour includes round-trip transportation and lunch. 


Customer Reviews

Alexis T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

great day out

Leslie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Tin the tour guide and his driver were fantastic. Very helpful. Full of local knowledge. Could not do more to assist in every way. Made the whole tour a fantastic experience. Highly recommended


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fantastic tour. Would definitely recommend it to others. Thomas, our tour guide was very personable, funny, knowledgeable and a very likable person. Learned a lot and had a good time. Shout out to Thomas!

Doreenda United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I enjoyed this tour. My guide was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of information about these places as well as answered the many questions that we had for him.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels in combination with a tour of the Cao Dai Temple is a must if you visit Ho Chi Minh City. Our transportation was modern and comfortable. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and his English was outstanding. The tunnel tour outlined the amazing feats of the Vietnamese soldiers during the wars with France and US. The Cao Dai Temple is an amazing sight and gives an interesting glimpse into a unique culture. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

Jennifer H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

Sharmini P U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Very worthwhile. Tour Guide Tin was excellent and quite knowledgeable. Enjoyed the tour immensely. Thank you.

Stephen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

It was a really great day. My guide Thanh was punctual, polite and very knowledgeable. The vehicle was modern and comfortable. The tunnels are a stark reminder of the pain of war - contrasted now with the bright, dynamic future of the country. The temple is simply gorgeous and I was fortunate enough to witness a ceremony there. We went for lunch in a typical restaurant in a small village, which was an authentic experience. All in all, a highly enjoyable and educational day. Thank you:-)

Suzanne F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Although you visit the "tourist" tunnel location, still a good example to the tunnels. The temple was phenomenal.

Sarah C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Great day...better to do this tour on a small group basis!! Lunch was amazing!!

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