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Vietnam Veteran Tour

Duration: 16 Days Departure: You choose Type: Private, Flexible, Unique Our: only from $1277 Destinations: Ho Chi Minh  Vung Tau  Cu Chi Tunnels  Hoi An  Hue  Quang Tri  Hanoi  Halong Bay       Description: War had passed away but the memories are still living in any soldiers. Our Vietnam Veteran's Tour is a chance for veterans who had been in Vietnam in the war and now willing to come back to revisit old battlefields. This is also a great chance for you to know more about Vietnamese people, unique and authentic culture and beauties as well as the speedy changes of ...
Royal Tomb of Tu Duc in Hue  
 
Highlights of this tour
  • Visiting many solemn places in Vietnam from South to North
  • Feeling the historic atmosphere in museums of Hanoi
  • Remembering the war time in the old battlefields of Quang Tri and Vung Tau
  • Enjoying the beauty of Halong Bay with limestone caves and islets
  • Experience one of the most important part in the history of Vietnam, the Nguyen Dynasty with unique buildings
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival - City Tour Next Day →

Activities: Take a city tour with the Reunification Conference Hall, US Embassy and the War Remnants Museum

Dinner
War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh

Meal: Dinner

Itinerary: Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and check in the hotel. Enjoy a city tour include the Reunification Conference Hall (formerly the South Vietnamese Presidential Palace). This building was built from 1962 and accomplished in 1966 by architect Nguyen Van Thu. The building was built in style of letter Cat which means luck and consists of four floors and an underground area. Then proceed to the US Embassy grounds and the War Remnants Museum. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner at a restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Binh Duong Next Day →

Activities: Visit the Iron Triangle, the prosthetic clinic in Thu Duc, Long Binh ward, industrial park and enjoy dinner on Saigon River

Breakfast, Lunch
Iron Triangle in Ho Chi Minh

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Itinerary: Continue our city tour with a prosthetic clinic in Thu Duc and the ward of Long Binh before visiting an industrial park. Afterward, we will proceed to Binh Duong Province and visit the Iron Triangle which had been known as the War Zone D during Vietnam War. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City - Vung Tau Next Day →

Activities: Visit Long Hoa Pagoda, White Palace

Breakfast, Lunch
Long Hoa Pagoda in Vung Tau

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Itinerary: Depart to explore Vung Tau with Long Hoa Pagoda. Long Hoa Pagoda was built 283 years ago and located on the foot of Chan Tien Mountain. During war, the pagoda wasn't destroyed and now its structure is still unchanged from the very first time. Then we will proceed to White Palace or Villa Blanche, a Western style villa located on a hill of the seaside of Vung Tau. During the French colonial days, it was used as the resort for French governors and the place for meeting and party of the French-support administration of Bao Dai. Overnight in Vung Tau City.

Day 4: Vung Tau - Ho Chi Minh City Next Day →

Activities: Free time leisure, back to Ho Chi Minh City

Breakfast
White Palace in Vung Tau

Meal: Breakfast

Itinerary: Free time to explore Vung Tau city. In the afternoon, we drive back to Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City - Tay Ninh Next Day →

Activities: Visit Cu Chi Tunnels, Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh

Breakfast, Lunch
Cu Chi Tunnels in Ho Chi Minh

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Itinerary: Start today with a visit to the legend Cu Chi Tunnels. This underground tunnel system was made by the Vietnamese soldiers during the French colonial times for hiding. Inside the tunnels, there are many bamboo traps, camouflaged trap-doors and ways which make this place the real and dangerous maze. Then we will drive to Tay Ninh and visit Cao Dai temples here. Cao Dai - the major religion of Tay Ninh and other southwestern provinces of Vietnam are the combination of Buddhist, Hindu, Islam and many others religions and founded by a French civil servant named Ngo Minh Chieu in 1919. In the afternoon, come back to Ho Chi Minh City and overnight here.

Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City - Hoi An Next Day →

Activities: Visit Hoi An Town, walking around Old Town and free at leisure

Breakfast
Walking in Hoi An Old Quarter

Meal: Breakfast

Itinerary: A morning flight will take you to Danang before proceeding to Hoi An. Hoi An was the famous trading port from 16th to 18th century in Vietnam. At that time, this town is the most bustling place where traders from many parts of the world coming to exchange goods, most of them are ceramics. Nowadays, Hoi An is no longer a busy commercial port but a peaceful town with ancient style houses and poetic lake and river. A town tour of Old Town will give you a new image about this place. There isn't any noisy sound but only Chinese style houses with red lanterns and two big eyes at the entrance. After travel through the Old Town, the rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 7: Hoi An Next Day →

Activities: Free at leisure

Breakfast
Ancient Hoi An Town

Meal: Breakfast

Itinerary: Free day at your leisure.

Day 8: Hoi An - Hue Next Day →

Activities: Visit the Ancient Citadel of Hue and free at leisure

Breakfast, Lunch
Hue Long Dress

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Itinerary: A morning drive will take you to Hue, the old capital of Vietnam and visit the citadel of the Nguyen dynasty, the last feudal regime of Vietnam. We will arrive in Hue in the early afternoon. Then have a delicious lunch in an authentic Hue restaurant before taking a citadel tour. Hue Citadel was built between early 19th and 20th centuries by Nguyen's Lords. This unique complex has a long and thick walls surrounding and many buildings insides which served the emperor and his family. After traveling around the ancient citadel, you will be free at leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Hue.

Day 9: Hue - Quang Tri - Demilitarized Zone Next Day →

Activities: Visit the Demilitarized Zone and Quang Tri province, proceed to National Cemetery and Vinh Moc Tunnels

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Vinh Moc Tunnels in Quang Tri

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: North of Hue is the Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ, and Quang Tri province, where much of the fighting occurred. This area still bears the scars of the massive bombardments that took place - the few remains of the many camps and combat bases, the barren ground pockmarked with craters, and the tens of thousands of graves in the National Cemetery, are solemn reminders of war. Nearby is the Vinh Moc Tunnels Complex.

Day 10: Quang Tri - Hue Next Day →

Activities: Visit Thien Mu Pagoda, the Emperor Tombs of Khai Dinh and Tu Duc

Breakfast, Lunch
Royal Tomb of Tu Duc in Hue

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Itinerary: Today we drive back to Hue and take a Perfume River boat trip to 16th century Thien Mu Pagoda considered as the oldest pagoda in Hue. Inside, you can see a 21-meter-high tower called Phuoc Duyen, the symbol which is associated with Thien Mu Pagoda and an old car, the relic of a dead monk. Then enjoy a tour of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh's Tombs - the two kings of Nguyen Dynasty and incense making village. Overnight in Hue.

Day 11: Hue - Ho Chi Minh Trail Next Day →

Activities: Get along Ho Chi Minh Trail, visit A Luoi, and the villages of Asao, Pako and Tari before proceeding to Hamburger Hill

Breakfast
The villages of A Luoi in Hue

Meal: Breakfast

Itinerary: Drive to the Ho Chi Minh Trail - a complex web of jungle paths that enabled communist troops to travel from North Vietnam to areas close to Ho Chi Minh City. Visit Aluoi and Asao, Pako and Tari ethnic national villages, and Hamburger Hill where a fierce battle occurred.

Day 12: Hue - Hanoi Next Day →

Activities: City tour with Army Museum and the ancient Citadel

Breakfast
Army Museum in Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast

Itinerary: Today we will fly to the north and visit the beautiful capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi. You will be welcome and transferred to the hotel from the airport by our tour guide. A city tour will open your day and Army Museum will be the first stop. Army Museum or Vietnam Military History Museum is the most prominent historical collection of Vietnam War. Outside, there are many military vehicles and weapons, some are captured by Vietnam, and some are Vietnamese weapons. Inside the museum, there are many documents; images of the Vietnam War, the statues of generals and many other artifacts...then travel around the ancient Citadel where Vietnam's army headquarters were situated during the French War.

Day 13: Hanoi City tour Next Day →

Activities: City tour with Hoa Lo Prison, B52 Lake, John Mc. Cain parachute site, the B52 Museum, Ho Chi Minh Museum before walking around the Old Quarter and enjoy Water Puppetry show

Breakfast, Lunch
Water Puppet Theater in Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Itinerary: Visit Hanoi's historic sites such as the "Hanoi Hilton" the nickname of the Hoa Lo Prison made by the American soldiers, B52 lake - a huge lake famous for its downed US B52 bomber, John MC Cain's parachute site, the B52 museum - a small museum in a French colonial style building where you can see a downed US B52 Bomber and other fighters like a 5033 of Vietnam Air Force, Ho Chi Minh Museum - not only a museum of photos and documents about the life and works of Ho Chi Minh but also a giant collection of the history of regaining national independence. Then visit the Presidential Palace - the residence of the president, and the Temple of Literature - the first University of Vietnam dating back a thousand years ago. Afterward, take a cycle tour, before going on an easy walking tour around Hanoi's Old Quarter. End the day with a traditional meal and Water Puppet show.

Day 14: Hanoi - Halong Bay Next Day →

Activities: Arrive in Halong Bay, explore the site with limestone caves and islets, taking part in many activities, visit floating village

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Halong Bay

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: It takes from three to four hours to Halong Bay for a relaxing two-day cruise on a wooden junk. Halong Bay, one of Seven Wonders of the World, is one of the most prominent sites of North Vietnam. With an area of 1,553 km2, Halong Bay boasts about 2,000 islets. Enjoy lunch with seafood while cruising through thousands of limestone islands. In the afternoon, you have the option of exploring limestone caves and floating fishing villages.

Day 15: Halong Bay - Hanoi Next Day →

Activities: Cruising around Halong Bay before flying back to Hanoi

Breakfast, Lunch
Halong Bay

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Itinerary: Continue cruising in the morning and enjoy lunch on the way back to the pier, for your afternoon transfer to Hanoi.

Day 16: Hanoi Departure View Price →

Activities: Flight onward

Breakfast
Hanoi Cycling

Meal: Breakfast

Itinerary: Transfer to the airport for your flight home. End of tour services.

Price Per Person in US Dollars 
Based on Double / Twin sharing room and valid until 31 December 2014. Apply for Private Tour.
Group Size 2 persons 4 persons 6 persons 8 persons Single Supp'
Land Tour 1590 1252 1109 1077 419
Internal Flights 200 200 200 200 --
Total Cost 1790 1452 1309 1277 --
The above price is quoted for 3* hotel standard. Please Inquiry now for other hotel categories.
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Price Inclusions (No Hidden Costs) All private transfer and transportation Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast French or English Speaking Guide All In-tour flights as per itinerary Boat trip & cruise as per tour Meals as stated in the itinerary All sightseeing tickets Vietnam visa on arrival approved letter (Easy & recommended) Services charges and government tax
Price Exclusions International flights & departures taxes Beverage Travel insurance Personal expenses, tips and gratuities Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$ 45 & 02 passport photos each person) Other services not mentioned above
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