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Vietnam Veteran Tour

Expect a memorable travel that makes you understand the country of Vietnam in a different way. This trip takes you in famous former war site, exposing the local life in the most vivid way.

TOUR IN BRIEF

Tour length: 16 days/ 15 nights                                             
Visit: Sapa, Silver Waterfall, Fansipan Mountain      
                  
Tour type: Private Tour / departure upon request
Departure date: upon request
Holiday feature : trekking, jungle safari
Physcal level: moderate to challenge
Price: please contact us for best price 

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DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01: Ho Chi Minh Arrival
Formerly known as Sai Gon, Ho Chi Minh remains its important role as the southern hub of Vietnam. This busy city exposes its history through colonial style buildings and the influence on local lifestyle.
Upon your arrival at Tan Son Nhat, our guide will welcome you for the hotel transfer and the first discovery of Ho Chi Minh.
Accommodation: hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Meal: breakfast

Day 02: Ho Chi Minh City tour
This morning, we take an orientation tour from Cho Lon, the biggest market in Vietnam to War Ramnants museum and Reunification Place which exhibit a wide arrange of war images.
After ward, we have chance to behold the French signatures in Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office, built in 1891.
Our guide will introduce you the development of the city and let you experience the real rhythm of life.
Accommodation: hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Meal: breakfast

Day 03 : Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi - Tay Ninh - Ba Den
After breakfast, we leave Sai Gon for a drive to Cu Chi tunnels, which stretched for over 200km, played a vital part in the American War. This military based used to allow the Viet Cong to control a large rural area only 30 to 40 km from Sai Gon to the Cambodian border.
Before visiting Ba Den mountain, we drop by Tay Ninh, the headquarters of the Cao Dai Sect, whose patron saints include Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo and Winston Churchill. Return to Ho Chi Minh city
Accommodation: hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Meal: breakfast

Day 04 : Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Dong Tam
Today, we start from Sai Gon to Mekong Delta early in the morning. On route, we stop by Dong Tam snake farm, which was the former base of the 9th US Division and Riverine Units, then visit Ap Bac village, the former site of the ground battle between the VC and ARVN.
As we reach Cai Be, embarking a boat trip to visit the famous so-called floating market
The highlight of our visit is to know how Vietnamese produce coconut candy, rice paper and taste the tropical fruits in Mekong area.
Return to Ho Chi Minh for your leisure this afternoon.
Accommodation: hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Meal: breakfast

Day 05 : Ho Chi Minh - Bien Hoa - Xuan Loc - Ho Chi Minh
Today, we visit the former head quarter of USARV. We will have a chance to pass by the 11th Armored Cave’s former headquarters and Xuan Loc, the site of the last fierce ARVN/NVA battle in 1975 before the fall of Saigon
Accommodation: hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Meal: breakfast

Day 06 : Ho Chi Minh – Pleiku
A morning flight will bring you to Pleiku from Saigon this morning.
The mountainous area of Pleiku played an important role during the war time. Our visit covers Ham Rong Pass and Camp Enari, which was the former headquarter of the 4th Infantry Division. The following war sites are Cacteka plantation, Pleime, and Ban Can. This village is the former operational areas of the 4th Division.

Day 07: Pleiku - Kontum - Pleiku
After breakfast, we enjoy a scenic drive via a vast land of coffee, pepper and rubber plantations to arrive in Kontum, a former DZ site where some French barracks are still standing.
With our guide, you will know more about Dakto including the former airbase and the Chalie hill. Return to Pleiku city

Day 08: Pleiku - An Khe - Quy Nhon
Conitue our road journey to Camp Halloway and some nearby hill tribe villages, home to the Gia rai people.
After some refreshment, we head to Quy Nhon city, which was a supply depot of the first Log Command. From here, we cross over the Mang Yang Pass to reach An Khe , a major military area where we could find the First Air Cavalry among other units.
The rest of the day is for your relaxation by one of the best beaches in Quy Nhon.

Day 09: Quy Nhon - Quang Ngai - Hoi An
Our first destination of the day is Phu Cat airbase which is now under the management of Vietnamese Army.
Our travel leads us through Tra Bon River valley and Animate Mountains, sarcastically referred to as "The Street without joy" by French soldiers.
The famous site of My Lai incident features the deep war memory this day. Continue our road to Hoi An.

Day 10: Hoi An
After breakfast, we appreciate the highlights of Hoi An both for its landscapes and intrigue culture, starting from Phuoc Kien temple to ancient merchant houses and Japanese bridge.
In the afternoon, we explore the countryside of Hoi An as well stroll on the sandy beach of Cua Dai

Day 11: Hoi an - Hue
After breakfast, we leave Hoi An for a scenic road ascending the spectacular Hai Van Pass. At the top of the pass we stop to admire a fantastic view south to Danang and north to Lang Co. We pass by Camp Eagle before arriving in Hue, Vietnam’s the last imperial capital.
Conclude the day by Forbidden Purple city which unveil the glory of Nguyen Dynasty

Day 12: Hue - DMZ - Khe Sanh
Our tour today takes place on the national highway, crossing over Camp Evans and Fire Support Base Nancy. Our driver will stop for a glance at Ai Tu Combat Base and Airfield before arriving in Dong Ha , which is well known as Leatherneck Square bounded by Con Thien, Gio Linh, and Cam Lo.
The site of Hien Luong Bridge over the Ben Hai River which demarcated North and South Vietnam is our next destination. This is also the place we learn more about Doc Mieu Base in the DMZ and the infamous Vinh Moc Tunnels. We travel up the route No 9 to Khe Sanh and pass a series of fire support bases including Rockpile, Camp Carol and Da Krong Bridge. On arrival at Khe Sanh Base we have time to stroll around to visit some of the many battle sites and military camps.
Taking overnight train to Hanoi

Day 13: Hanoi
As we reach Hanoi in the morning, take time for your refreshment before we discover the most outstanding landmarks of Hanoi from Hanoi Opera House, Museum of History to Museum of Art, Hanoi Hilton and finish by West Lake where there locates the Ho Chi Minh museum complex.
The highlight of this evening is the traditional art of water puppet.

Day 14: Hanoi - Ha Long
After breakfast, we enjoy a walk to Long Bien bridge and its nearby fruit market before heading to Halong Bay. On route, we drop over the traditional pottery village of Bat Trang or Dong Trieu.

Day 15: Ha Long - Hanoi 
The wondrous Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. This exciting five hour cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. After a seafood lunch on board we return to Ha Noi, stopping en route at Dong Trieu pottery village. We arrive in time to see an evening performance of Hanoi's famous water puppets. O/N in Ha Noi.

Day 16 : Hanoi Departure 
There is a free time to relax or further explore Ha Noi City. The tour ends after your transfer to Noi Bai Airport for departure.

 


 

TOUR INCLUSIONS

Tour included Tour Excluded
  • Vietnam Visa Arrangement                                    
  • 14 hotel nights
  • 02 train nights
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Local English speaking tour guides
  • Entrance fees
  • International Flight ( contact us for best fare)
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinks 
  • Personal Expenses


     



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