Itinerary in brief
Day 1 : HCMC Arrival
Day 2: HCMC – Bien Hoa – Phan Thiet
Day 3: Phan Thiet – Nha Trang
Day 4: Nha Trang
Day 5: Nha Trang – Tuy Hoa – Quy Nhon
Day 6: Quy Nhon – Pleiku – Kon Tum
Day 7: Pleiku
Day 8: Pleiku -Da Nang- Hoi An
Day 9: Hoi An – Hue
Day 10: Hue- A Luoi
Day 11: A Luoi – Quang Tri – Hue
Day 12: Hue- HCMC
Day 13: HCMC Departure
Day 1 : HO CHI MINH CITY – Arrival (D)
Transfer from Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCMC. City tour of HCMC (Saigon) including the Reunification Conference Hall (formerly the South Vietnamese Presidential Palace), US Embassy grounds and the War Remnants Museum. Overnight in HCMC.
Day 2: HCMC – Bien Hoa – Phan Thiet (B, L, D)
Early morning departure via National Road No.1 with first stop is Long Binh, by road to former base at Bien Hoa, head Northward to Xuan Loc for lunch. Afternoon visit former Phan Thiet air base. Overnight in Phan Thiet.
Day 3: Phan Thiet – Nha Trang (B, L, D)
Departure for Song Mao with stop over at the former MACV headquarters, continue to Song Mao and Tuy Phong, stop at former American adviser compound located. Arriving in Phan Rang, visit Poklong Cham Gia Rai Towers to get a view of the former 1st Brigade base camp and airbase. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 4: Nha Trang (B, L, D)
Enjoy boat trip to MunIsland, fishing village, swimming, city overlooking at Bao Dai Summer Palace. Balance of the day is free. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 5: Nha Trang – Tuy Hoa – Quy Nhon (B, L, D)
Depart for Tuy Hoa, visit both the airbase north and south of town, short road excursion into the rice paddies and travel up Hill 1283, proceed west on National Road No.1 to the areas of Tuy An, Trung Luong and Dong Tre. In Dong Tre, visit the airstrip and old bunker. Overnight in Qui Nhon.
Day 6: Quy Nhon – Pleiku – Kon Tum (B, L, D)
Travel north on Highway No.19 to Pleiku, stop in An Khe to visit the area of Camp Radcliff and the 4th Infantry Division Headquarters, lunch in Pleiku. By road to Kon Tum with a view at a former US DZ site where some French barracks located. Visit Kon Tum’s old wooden church and the orphanage, B12 and B15. Overnight in Kon Tum.
Day 7: Pleiku (B, L, D)
Travel to Dak To and Tu Mo Rong which was the site of a major battle of the 1st Brigade in June 1966 on jeep or land over. Return to Pleiku and depart for Decop Village for an evening of traditional gong music, rice wine and dancing under the stars and around a bonfire with the Balmar Montagnards. Overnight in Pleiku.
Day 8: Pleiku – Da Nang- Hoi An (B, L, D)
Early morning hike to visit Dragon Mountain, flight to Da Nang in the afternoon, visit the Cham Sculpture Museum, Marble Mountain, balance of the day for My Khe beach, the original China beach for a couple of hours. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9: Hoi An – Hue (B, L, D)
Travel northward with stop over at Hai Van Pass, Lang Co beach, Phu Bai. Arriving Hue, city tour of Hueincluding Royal Citadel, Forbidden City, Royal Museum, Thien Mu Pagoda, Tu Duc Mausoleum, Dong Ba Market. Overnight in Hue.
Day 10: Hue – A Luoi (B, L, D)
Four wheel drive to explore Ashau and A Luoi Valley, Camp Eagle, Fire-base, Birmingham and Fire-base Bastogne. Continue visiting Hong Bac Village which is located at the base of a 770 m hill to have a view to Hamburger hill, following to A Shan valley. Overnight in A Luoi.
Day 11: A Luoi – Quang Tri – Hue (B, L, D)
Travel via Highway No.14 to Khe Sanh for a visit of the combat base, continue traveling by road with stop over at Rockpile, Camp Carrol, DMZ (Demilitarize Zone), the 17th parallel and the Vinh Moc Tunnel, Mc Namara electronic wall, return to Hue with stop at Quang Tri Citadel which is well known in summer 1972. Overnight in Hue.
Day 12: Hue – HO CHI MINH CITY (B, L, -)
Morning flight back to HCMC or Hanoi, handicraft shopping tour in the afternoon
Day 13: HO CHI MINH CITY – Departure (B)
Free shopping till departure time.
– Accommodation based on twin sharing
– Domestic Flight mention in program
– Air Conditioned transportation
– Meals as indicated (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch & D = Dinner)
– All admission fees
– English speaking guide
– Boat Trips
– Bottled water on car
International air-tickets and airport departure tax, Meals not mentioned in the program (between 7 – 15 USD/meal/person) ,Drinks, phone calls and all personal expenses ,Travel insurance .
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