Duration : 1 Day
Tour Type :
Starts / Ends : Ho Chi Minh City / Ho Chi Minh City
Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi – Cao Dai – Ho Chi Minh
Tour level: Easy
Group size: Private tour only
Commencement date: All time around the year upon request
In the morning we drive to the region near the Cambodian border. This is home to the unique Cao Dai sect whose patron saints include Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo and Winston Churchill to name but a few. This religion is an odd mix of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucianism and Christianity. Join Cao Dai worshippers for their daily noontide ceremony where hundreds of worshipers attired in lively red, yellow blue and white, chant religious hymns. Following is Lunch in local restaurant. After lunch we will continue to the Cu Chi tunnels, otherwise known as the “Iron Triangle” or “Iron Land”. On our way there we will drive through pleasant countryside; rubber plantations and rice paddies. Before entering the tunnels, we will see a short introductory video showing how they were constructed, followed by an exploration of the maze of tunnels, some of which have been widened to allow tourist access. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500lb bombs dropped by B52 bombers. Our tour finishes at the hotel around 5 PM.