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Cu Chi Tunnel - Cao Dai Temple Private Tour 1 Day From Ho Chi Minh City

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Stop At: Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City 700000 Vietnam

Built by local fighters during the Indochina conflict, the Cu Chi tunnels served as a base from which the Viet Cong could operate from close to the Southern Vietnamese capital. For this Ho Chi Minh city tour, leave the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City to explore one of the relics from one of the most significant local historical events in recent memory.

Journey takes 2 hours west towards the Cambodian border. Ongoing way to the Cu Chi tunnels, we can see local life in the area, both past and present. Learn about their lives, culture, and customs and get an insight into the recent past through local eyes.

Continue on to the Cu Chi tunnels. The location of the tunnels was of significant strategic importance: they are at the end of the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail, and within striking distance of the southern Vietnam capital. Initial construction started in 1948 when the Viet Minh required somewhere to hide from French air attacks, and by 1965, the tunnel complex was estimated to consist of 200 km of tunnels. It included, hospitals, schools, meeting rooms, kitchens, and sleeping quarters. Life was difficult for the inhabitants, and to protect against outside intruders, booby traps were laid throughout the complex.

Today, the Vietnamese government has preserved approximately 75 km of the Cu Chi tunnels as a memorial park, and in some areas the tunnels have been widened and low powered lights installed so that tourists can now fit through the complex.

Your local guide will take you on a fascinating tour of the Cu Chi tunnels, where you will learn more about the conditions the people lived in, the hardships they faced, and the amazing ingenuity employed to maintain life in the tunnels. We walk past huge bomb craters - evidence of the heavy bombing campaigns in the region during the Indochina conflict, discover hidden entrances right beneath your feet, wander past tiny little chimneys in the ground that dispersed smoke from the underground kitchens, sample some of the simple cuisine that local fighters would have survived on, and have an opportunity to venture into the tunnels and explore the complex.


Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Cao Dai Temple, Long Thanh Bac Commune Hoa Thanh District, Tay Ninh 730000 Vietnam

After finish the visiting in Cu Chi Tunnel, we will continue to go to Tay Ninh for another 1.5 hours to visite Cao Dai Temple.

Lunch will be served after that.

You will end this historical Ho Chi Minh City tour with a greater understanding of the local impacts of the conflicts of the 20th century.

Duration: 4 hours
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Departure Point
Saigon Central Post Office, 2 Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh 710009, Vietnam

Traveler pickup is offered
You will be picked up at your hotel which is located within district 1, 3, 4. Picking up at other districts might be extra charged.
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • English speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Travel insurance: $5000 USD/ case
  • Lunch
  • Under 5 years old or below 100cm tall: free of charge
  • Entry/Admission - Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Entry/Admission - Cao Dai Temple
Exclusions
  • Tips/ gratuities, personal expenses
  • From 5 to 11 years old or from 100cm to below 140cm tall: 75% of adult
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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