OVERVIEW

Cao Dai temple is best visited by booking a tour due to its location close to the Cambodian border, 100km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City in the Long Thanh village. Net work running underneath the Cu Chi district northwest of Saigon which used to house troops, transport communications and supplies, lay booby traps in war

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Walking inside great site:

Attend ceremony at the Cao Dai Great Temple (Thanh That Cao Dai), the Cao Dai Holy See and find a colonnaded hall and a huge sanctuary.

Enjoy plenty of activities in Cu Chi Tunnels:

Go down at the tunnels, view command centers and booby traps, fire an AK-47 rifle on a firing range and even eat a meal featuring typical foods that soldiers living in the tunnels would have eaten.

ITINERARY

Tay Ninh – Cu Chi

Morning:

Our local guide will pick you up at your hotel. Start your full day to visit 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 religion with a hybrid of Buddhism, Christianity & Confucianism. Above the entrance is the all-seeing holy eye – symbol of the sect. You will attend the midday ceremony’s extravaganza to witness the daily mass held by the Cao Dai followers which is a fantastic experience.

Have your lunch at local restaurant

Afternoon:

After lunch, proceed to Cu Chi to explore the amazing site where Viet Nam soldiers hid during the War. It is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning 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 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone". You can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed before entering the tunnels. Spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food in war time). Meet your bus for the trip back to Ho Chi Minh City.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Inclusions:

+ Transfer services in air conditioned vehicle

+ English speaking local guide

+ Meal(s) as program (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)

+ All entrance and sightseeing fees

+ Domestic insurance

 

Exclusions:

+ Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program.

+ Travel Insurance

+ Personal expenses

+ Tipping/ Gratuities

+ Government taxes & services charge

+ Other expense not mentioned in the program