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Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta Full-Day Speedboat Tour

Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta Full-Day Speedboat Tour

Hamlets and busy towns are dependent on the innumerable canals, tributaries and markets in the region that overflow with fish and a variety of produce yielded by the delta’s rich alluvial soil, including rice, sesame, peanuts, cashews, pineapples, dragon fruit and durian. Enjoy countless opportunities to capture amazing photos of the scenery and local people as we cruise past buffaloes ploughing fruit orchards and rice fields.  Spend time at a family homestead, where you’ll be invited to enjoy refreshing, freshly cut coconuts and fiery Mekong whisky. Your chef will prepare many Vietnamese dishes for lunch, such as fried elephant ear fish – a Mekong Delta specialty – Vietnamese spring rolls and lemongrass chicken, served at a local pagoda or school for underprivileged children. *Vegetarian or Halal meals are also available on request. 

Ho Chi Minh City: Vung Tau Beach Full-Day Trip with Lunch

Ho Chi Minh City: Vung Tau Beach Full-Day Trip with Lunch

07:30 am, pick you up from the hotel and depart for Vung Tau. 09:00 am, on arrival at Vung Tau and leisure time at Thuy Van beach (Back beach) - one of the nicest beaches in Vietnam with the shore runs for almost 10km, full of fine sands and white waves. Authentic Vietnamese lunch is served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Jesus Christ Statue, Thang Tam Temple (Whale Temple), Bach Dinh (a.k.a. Villa Blanche in French or White Palace in English), and Cape Nghinh Phong. Taking a short break. Back to Ho Chi Minh City around 18:00pm. End trip.

Cu Chi Tunnel, Black Virgin Mountain, & Cao Dai Temple Tour

Cu Chi Tunnel, Black Virgin Mountain, & Cao Dai Temple Tour

Begin your journey at 6:30 AM as you set-off to explore the captivating Black Lady Mountain, located approximately 3.5-hours to the northeast of Tay Ninh. Ba-Den Mountain is an absolute must-visit destination in Tay Ninh, and you won't want to miss it. Ascend to the mountain's summit swiftly and comfortably via a modern European cable car system. At the top, you'll be greeted by the sight of Vietnam's tallest bronze Buddha statue. After an invigorating morning of exploration, break for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant at 1:00 PM. Once you've savored your meal, it's time to bid farewell to Tay Ninh and journey onwards to the renowned Cu Chi Tunnels. This site is where guerrilla warfare was perfected and demonstrated to its fullest extent. Despite relentless B-52 bombings that turned the jungle into a lunar landscape, the area remained unconquered by the 30 thousand American troops. During your visit, you'll have the extraordinary opportunity to crawl through a section of the extensive 121-kilometer tunnel network. Your adventure will conclude as you return to Saigon between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

Black Virgin Mountain, Cao Đài Temples & Củ Chi Tunnels Tour

Black Virgin Mountain, Cao Đài Temples & Củ Chi Tunnels Tour

Depart Ho Chi Minh City and travel by private vehicle to Tây Ninh Province. Visit the Cao Đài temples near the Black Virgin Mountain (Núi Bà Đen), and learn why the mountain is revered by the people of Vietnam.  Ride the cable car to the pagoda temple dedicated to the local Khmer deity, Bà Đen (or reach to the top of the mountain). Get breathtaking views of the surrounding fruit orchards, mango trees, and woodland flowers, and learn the ancient legends of the mountain, towering 3,000 feet above rice fields and jungle. Take an optional hike further up the mountain to discover two more temples, if you desire. Then, visit the amazing Củ Chi tunnels, with a break for lunch on the way to the subterranean city that served as the operations base of the Viet Cong for the Tết Offensive during the Vietnam War. Return to Ho Chi Minh City after exploring the labyrinth of tunnels, and get dropped off at your hotel.

From Ho Chi Minh City: Tay Ninh and Cao Dai Temple Day Trip

From Ho Chi Minh City: Tay Ninh and Cao Dai Temple Day Trip

After a hotel pickup, depart from Ho Chi Minh City and relax on the drive to Tay Ninh, watching the landscapes change from concrete buildings to rice paddies and villages dotted with wooden houses. Visit the Cao Dai Great Temple, with architecture that could have come straight from a Walt Disney fantasy. Admire the whimsical statues and colorful paintings covering this remote temple building. Learn about the origins and beliefs of this religion, which blends the world’s major faiths into a unique mosaic. Have lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Ho Chi Minh City.

From HCM: Black Virgin Mountain, Cao Dai Temple private tour

From HCM: Black Virgin Mountain, Cao Dai Temple private tour

Depart Ho Chi Minh City and travel by car to Tây Ninh Province. Visit the Cao Đài temples near the Black Virgin Mountain (Núi Bà Đen) and learn why the mountain is revered by the people of Vietnam. Then, ride the cable car to the pagoda temple dedicated to the local Khmer deity, Bà Đen. Get breathtaking views of the surrounding fruit orchards, mango trees, and woodland flowers. Learn about the ancient legends of the mountain, towering 3,000 feet above rice fields and jungle. Take an optional hike further up the mountain to discover two more temples. Return to Ho Chi Minh City after exploring the labyrinth of tunnels, and get dropped off at your hotel.

Ho Chi Minh City: Cao Dai Temple & Black Lady Mountain Tour

Ho Chi Minh City: Cao Dai Temple & Black Lady Mountain Tour

Choose from a shared or private experience and, following an early morning pickup from your accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City, head towards the Vietnamese-Cambodian border and reach Tay Ninh Province. From there, take a cable car ride up to the Black Lady Mountain. Once on top, marvel at the panoramic views of the beautiful region. Black Lady Mountain consists of three major mountains covering an area of 24 kilometers and reaching an altitude of 986 meters. The beautiful temples and caves that are used to house Buddhist monks and nuns remain largely undisturbed. Proceed to Cao Dai Holy Temple which houses administrative offices, residences for officials, adepts and a hospital for traditional Vietnamese herbal medicine that attracts people from all over the south for treatments. The temple is home to the Cao Dai movement known for mixing ideas from different religions including Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Christianity. Learn about the importance of Cao Daism figures including historic figures such as Sun Yat-Sen, Victor Hugo, and Nguyen Binh Khiem.

Cu Chi Tunnels, Cao Dai Temple and the Black Virgin Mountain

Cu Chi Tunnels, Cao Dai Temple and the Black Virgin Mountain

At 7:00 a.m., depart from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City to reach the Cu Chi Tunnels, once known as "the Iron Triangle." These tunnels, strategically designed by local guerrillas, served as a base for launching attacks on Saigon during the Vietnam War. Used for various purposes such as hiding spots, communication routes, and supply lines, the tunnels offer a fascinating insight into the lives of Viet Cong guerrillas. Descend into the tunnels to experience the conditions and enjoy tasting some Viet Cong food and tea. Conclude the Cu Chi trip. Following the tunnel exploration, proceed to the Cao Dai Temple, situated in Tay Ninh province. Cao Daiism, founded in 1926, blends Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, and Islam. With a hierarchy resembling the Roman Catholic Church, the vibrant temple reflects a mix of influences. Its philosophy addresses contemporary religious complexities. After lunch, head to Ba Den, the Black Virgin Mountain, via cable car. The scenic journey, surrounded by mango trees and woodland flowers, offers breathtaking views. The cable car ascends to the mountain's 986m peak, where you can explore the sky garden and visit the tallest Buddha Statue in Vietnam. Getting back Ho Chi Minh city

From Saigon:Private Tour Black Virgin Mount & Cao Dai Temple

From Saigon:Private Tour Black Virgin Mount & Cao Dai Temple

7:30: VN Bike Tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and Tay Ninh departure. 7:30 ~ 10:00: Driving from Saigon through the express highway (3-hour). On the way to Tay Ninh City. On the way, our tourguide will presentation about many famous places in Tay Ninh such as The 18 Betel Garden Villages, Hook Mon, Cu Chi... 10:30: you will visit the beautiful Cao Dai Temple – the center of the intriguing Cao Dai sect. Cao Dai is a syncretist Vietnamese religious movement that incorporates aspects of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and even Catholicism. The Cao Dai Temple is a unique architectural style that reflects its blended traditions and partakes in the noontime prayer service (12h00 am) 12:15 ~ 12:45: After exploring the temple, we'll take you to a local restaurant for a delicious lunch. 13:00 ~ 13:30: You’ll visit Black Virgin Mountain where you'll take an exhilarating cable car ride! At the mountain's peak, you'll see the impressive 32-meter tall "Tay Thien Mau" statue of the Mother Goddess of the Mountain. This iconic statue is a significant cultural and religious site in Vietnamese folklore. You'll also get a chance to visit many traditional pagodas that dot the mountain. Don't forget your camera - there are plenty of photo ops here! 16:00 ~ 16:30: Coming back to Saigon. You’ll stop at your hotel at 19:00 ~ 19:30. See you again!

Ho Chi Minh City: Premier Cu Chi Tunnels - Small Group

Ho Chi Minh City: Premier Cu Chi Tunnels - Small Group

Start your tour in the morning at around 9:00 – 9:30 AM right at your hotel, our car and tour guide will take you to the historial highlight of Saigon Before entering the tunnels you can watch a short documentary film showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels with these following activities: + Crawl through the very narrow tunnels which are totally made by hand during the wartime. + Gain more knowledge of Vietnam history, tradition, and culture as well. + Try to shoot with AK47 or MK16 riffles in a well supervised area (*optional with surcharge) Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to Sai Gon at around 3PM.

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4.5
(412 reviews)

I read in many reviews that it could be a rush. However, I cannot confirm that. We took part in the tour in May. The group was manageable. We never had to queue at the highlights and therefore had enough time to see everything. We were particularly impressed by the size of the Black Virgin and the Buddha. But the Chu Chi Tunnels were also an experience. We took part as a family and our 6-year-old son found it exciting to go through the tunnels. At first we were a little worried that it would be very loud and you would constantly hear gunshots, but that was not the case.

Our private day tour was an unforgettable experience, offering a perfect blend of historical exploration and cultural immersion. The knowledgeable guide (Jacky Hieu), safe driver and well-organized itinerary made the trip both informative and enjoyable. Jacky was also very flexible and made sure that all our wishes were met. Also the lunch was delicious. Thank you!

Thank you Kim for the amazing tour. We love the Black Virgin Mountain tour, the buddhas and view are breath taking. The cu cu tunnel is great too. Kim has shared stories and insights of building and life in tunnel. We got a chance to fire the real AK 47 used in Vietnam war too. Thank you Kim for his funny jokes and incredible stories.

We had a thoroughly enjoyable and informative day with our delightful guide Jacky Hieu, who was very attentive and catered to our every need. He very enthusiastically shared his impressive and extensive knowlege of the history, culture and religion relating to our trip. We would very much recommend this trip and our guide Jacky!

Leo who our tour guide did a great job. Over all tour was a great and happy we went.