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

4.4 / 5

9 reviews

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

From US$ 120 per person

Visit three of the most popular attractions in southern Vietnam on a guided tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Learn about the sacred Black Virgin Mountain, visit the Cao Đài temples, and explore the underground Củ Chi tunnels.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Free pick-up at central locations, including districts 1, 3, 4 and 5.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the myths and legends of Black Virgin Mountain
  • Ride the cable car to Bà Đen Temple
  • Crawl inside the Củ Chi tunnels complex
Full description
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. 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.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from central locations
  • Transportation by private car or van
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch and first drinks at the restaurant (mineral water, soft drink, or beer)
  • Mineral water and wet towel
  • Snacks
  • All entrance fees at the Black Virgin Mountain and Củ Chi tunnels
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuity
  • Insurance
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Locations visited will be arranged on the day and depend on the traffic and requests of participants. The tour is fully flexible to your requirements
  • The tour is free for children under 5-years-old, but any costs that arise (entry fees), must be paid by a parent/guardian
  • The age of the child we be counted at the time of the tour, not at the time of booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Experiencing the tunnels was fascinating, and if you are interested in the war history it is must do. The Cao Dai temple is truly unique and the history of the religion very interesting. Visiting the Black virgin mountain is a must to get an idea of the scope and size of the area. The Buddhist temple and shrine is well maintained and beautiful to see. Thao (Tina) our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and able to answer all our questions, she also told us interesting folk tales and a lot more about Vietnamese culture.

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January 18, 2020

Very interesting and exciting tour

Very interesting tour, well cared for by operator Tiger Tours. The tour consisted of three parts: the Cu Chi tunnels, the Cao Dai temple and the Black Virgin Mountain. The latter can be done well by using the cable car, and a must for those interested in temples and pagodas. Keep in mind that you are on the road all day, the tour is from early in the morning until late in the evening.

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October 14, 2018

Nice tour Guide no always providing explanation

December 30, 2018

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