US$ 160

Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple by boat and van

This tour will let you visit in one day two most popular places of interest near Ho Chi Minh City: a historical site of Cu Chi Tunnels and a unique Cao Dai Temple that represents the world’s youngest and perhaps the most mysterious religion

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  • Breakfast & lunch
  • Unlimited refreshments and local fruit
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (only hotel in district 1, district 2 and district 3)


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Departure Point
Pick up at hotels located in district 1, district 2 and district 3 in Ho Chi Minh city centerd

Departure Time
07:00 AM daily
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details
Drop off at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city center


  • 7:00am: Tour guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and after a short ride by comfortable minivan you will find yourself at Tan Cang Pier, where the adventure begins.
  • 7:30am: You will board a modern and spacious speedboat and depart to the Cu Chi tunnels. When on board, enjoy a light breakfast of a Vietnamese sandwich Banh Mi with coffee or tea, while learning about a traditional way of life of the locals on the river and its banks.
  • 8:45am: You will arrive to the Cu Chi Tunnels before the larger bus groups.
  • 9:00am: Explore the Cu Chi site, which includes weapon and booby trap exhibitions, navigating authentic Viet Cong tunnel, visiting different underground bunkers (kitchens, meeting rooms, ammunitions etc.), a firing range and much more. Try the local cassava root that sustained Viet Cong fighters for years.
  • 11:00am: When the Cu Chi tour is finished you will hop on Les Rives minivan and head to Cao Dai Temple.
  • 12:00pm: Visit the Cao Dai Holy See Temple, a mixture of a few different religions, located in Tay Ninh province. Walk around the temple to see its marvelous and mysterious architecture and watch the noon mass.
  • 1:30pm: On the way to Ho Chi Minh City, stop by a local restaurant for a delicious traditional lunch.
  • 4:00pm: Arrive back to Saigon to be dropped off at your place of stay. Please note that due to the individual nature of the tours, times are approximate and can vary slightly.
cu chi tunnels ho chi minh city
cu chi tunnels ho chi minh city


Hotel pick up is offered in this excursion


  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible Minimum age is 18 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers


Tour cancellation policy from Vietnam Budget Tour

  • For a full refund, please cancel at least 30 days in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Cancel 29- 7 days: charge 50% of the total tour cost
  • Cancel 6- 3 days less: charge 80% f the total tour cost
  • Cancel 3 days less: charge 100% f the total tour cost