Cu Chi Tunnel Tours – Daily Tours

Recommended for those interested in the Vietnam War. The trip is a two hour journey into the countryside tunnels where the Viet Cong hid and fought guerilla style against American led anti-Communist forces. The day was made all the more memorable by our terrific guide named Mr Tuan, an ex South Vietnamese army vet who regaled us with real life stories of the war. His views are forthright – controversial, powerful and humorous in equal measures. Think carefully before you decide to enter the tunnels. I’d beware if you suffer from claustrophobia and/or bad back. A few of us decided to pay some extra dong and take a boat back down the Mekong returning to Ho Chi Minh City. This proved extra value as Mr Tuan continued with more tales of Oliver Stone, the CIA and nautical warfare, with the occasional Beatles sing song and the odd cut price Saigon Beer thrown in. An excellent day out given added spice by our splendid guide.

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Depart Hotel early in the morning for Cu Chi to visit the Tunnels. Cu Chi Tunnels are a network of underground tunnels begun in 1948 by the Viet Minh in their struggle against the French. These tunnels were expanded and used by the Viet Cong during the war between Vietnam and America. Americans called this the “Iron Triangle” and was a stronghold of the Vietcong for almost thirty years. Walk underground in the tunnels. From here you will continue on to see the Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh, where each day at noon a prayer service is held. It is a striking structure on a very large compound. The term Cao Dai (meaning higher tower or place) is a euphemism for God. Caodaism was found in the 1920’s by Ngo Minh Chieu, using a combination of teaching from Buddism, Confusianism, Taoism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and other religions into one religion to promote peace.

7.00 Leave Saigon and driver North West to Cu Chi visit Cu Chi.
Continue the drive to Tay Ninh and have to arrive CaoDai temple in Tay Ninh before

11.45. Attend the noon time ceremorny

13.00 Have lunch in the local restaurant

Drive back to Saigon mid afternoon.

What’s Included:
-Transportation in private air conditioned vehicle
– Meals as specified above
– Entrance fees
– English speaking local guide

What’s Excluded:
– Meals, Drinks, tipping and other personal expenses.

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