DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI
On arrival Hanoi International airport. You are transferred to the hotel in down town, check in to the hotel and free at leisure for your own exploration the city , overnight in hotel in Hanoi
DAY 2: HANOI CITY FULL DAY
At 9.00 AM, pick you up the hotel, our city tour including visit Hochiminh President Complex (Hochiminh Mausoleum, the house on stilts, presidential palace, the One Pillar Pagoda).
Next stop is the Temple of literature, which is built in 1070 and it is the first university of Vietnam.
Next will visit the Army museum where different kinds of US, Russian aircraft and tanks from Vietnam-US wars are on display (There is other option that to visit the Ho Chi Minh Trails museum, this special museum that some 20km out of Hanoi).
lunch will be served at finest local restaurant and continue our visit to Hoa Lo or Hanoi Hilton
,(where Mr. John McCain, a famous American Veterans who spent 5years, from 1967)
Enjoy one hour of Cycling trip for sightseeing Hanoi old quarters. Taking this mean of transportation is the best way to have a close look at the 36 streets in Hanoi.
PM will see the water puppet show and have dinner at finest local restaurant in town.
Overnight Hanoi (B/L/D)
DAY 3: HANOI-HALONG BAY (Aboard)
This morning, we will check out the hotel and at 08.00 am will depart for Halong Bay
, some 165 km away from Hanoi.
Enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life.
Arrive in Halong and board the traditional sailing junk. Whilst cruise the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood.
Visit the recently discovered Surprise Grotto with its great views, and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Alternatively journey to Dau Go Cave and nearby see the famous stalagmites and stalactites of Thien Cung Cave.
Enjoy a swim in the emerald waters of Halong Bay at any spot that you wish to visit.
Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner. Overnight on board junk.(B/L/D)
DAY 4: HALONG BAY CRUISES- HANOI
Wake up to fresh coffee and a wholesome breakfast before cruising back to Halong City.
En route the junk weaves through strange-shaped rock formations that invite comparisons from fighting cocks to dragons and even General de Gaulle’s nose!
After another wonderful fresh seafood lunch on board disembark at the dock at Halong City.
Transfer back to Hanoi by road and will be back Hanoi at early this afternoon.
On arrival check in hotel and free on your own at leisure.Overnight Hanoi(B/L)
DAY 5: HANOI- HUE- FORMER BATTLE DMZ/ FLIGHT
This morning, will transfer you back Noi Bai airport for flying to Hue, pick up on arrival and start our trip to the DMZ, including of:
Dong Ha Town: was the location on a strategically important U.S. Marine Combat Base, outposted to provide surveillance of troops movements across the Demilitarized Zone-DMZ Vietnam
Doc Mieu base: One part of an elaborate electronic system (McNamara’s wall) intended to prevent infiltration across the DMZ.
Hien Luong bridge: known as the “Peace Bridge”, a beam bridge built from steel by the French in 1950
Ben Hai river: an important landmark in the partition of the country into a northern and a southern zone along the 17th parallel by the Geneva Accords of 1954
Cua Tung beach: the river flows from west to east just south of the 17th parallel and close to the northern border of Quang Tri Province
Vinh Moc tunnels: The complex of tunnel, located deep in the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone, grew to include wells, kitchens, rooms for each family and spaces for healthcare.
Have lunch at local restaurant before continue the Pm visit to the Ho Chi Minh trail: was a logistical system that ran from the North Vietnam to the South Vietnam through the neighboring kingdoms of Laos and Cambodia and next will be
The Rock pile: a base for American long – range artillery nearby and the Khe Sanh combat base: is a valley surrounded entirely by rolling mountains and forest. Was one of the most controversial battles – of the American War, tour ends will transfer back Hue for Overnight(B/L)
DAY 6: HUE- DANANG- MY LAI VILLAGE
Depart from Hue at 7.30 am this morning and heading for My Lai village, My Lai is a village that belongs to the district of Son My, 70 km from Danang city, was a watershed in the history of modern American combat and a turning point in the public perception of the U.S.-Vietnam War.
On March 16, 1968, the angry and frustrated men of Charlie Company, 11 Brigade, American Division, entered the village of My Lai. The “search and destroy” mission degenerated into the massacre of over 300 unarmed civilians including women, children and the elderly. Lt. William Calley ordered his men to enter the village firing. There were no reports of opposing fire.
This day trip to the historical My Lai sight from Danang or Hoi An allows you to visit the museum, meet the local villagers and tour around the village before driving back the Hoi An.
Tour ends, We will return back to Hoi An Town.
Free time for dinner tonight.(B)
DAY 7: HOIAN FREE DAY
Have breakfast at hotel and next will be free your own walking in the 17th century of Hoi an ancient town or spend time for beach swimming at Cua Dai Beach. Overnight Hoian (B)
DAY 8: HOI AN- DANANG-FORMER BATTLE FIELD PLEIKU / FLIGHT
We check out the hotel in hoi an for transferring to Danang City
for our flight to central highlands of Pleiku.
Upon arrival in pleiku, transfer to hotel for check in.
Next is to visit IA DRANG valley. It was here the US army had constituted one of the US war’s major combat theatres.
In 1965 it was an NVA attack on pleiku that elicited the “rolling thunder” campaign. Eight months later. Hundreds of Americans died at Iadrang, but many times more the NVA troops perished.
We continue our trip to visit the former AN KHUE base and DEKTU village. Overnight in Pleiku The Central Highland Vietnam
DAY 9: PLEIKU-SAIGON/ FLIGHT
Have breakfast at hotel and next will transfer to airport for flying to Saigon,
pick up on arrival and depart for visit Xuan loc.
Xuan Loc was the last major battle for South Vietnam, some 40 odd miles to the northeast of Saigon. The NVA attack fell on the ARVN No.18th Division.
On 17 Mar 75 the NVA Sixth and Seventh Divisions attacked Xuan Loc but were repulsed by the ARVN 18th.
On 9 Apr 75 the NVA 341st Division joined the attack. After a four thousand round artillery bombardment, these three divisions massed, and Spearheaded by Soviet tanks, assaulted Xuan Loc; but again the ARVN 18th held its ground. The NVA reinforced with their 325th Division and began moving their 10th and 304th Divisions into position. Eventually, in a classic example of the military art of “Mass and Maneuver” the NVA massed 40,000 men and overran Xuan Loc. During this fight, the ARVN 18th had 5,000 soldiers at Xuan Loc.
Tour ends, we will transfer back Saigon, check in hotel and Overnight in Saigon (B)
DAY 10: FORMER BATTLE FIELD CU CHI TUNNELS & SAIGON CITY 1DAY
This morning, we pick you up at your hotel and depart for Cu Chi Tunnels
By 1965, 250 km of tunnels criss-crossed Cu Chi and surrounding areas -just across the Saigon River was the notorious guerrilla power base known as the IRON TRIANGLE.
The Cu Chi tunnels played a vital part in the American war in that they allowed the Viet Cong to control a large rural area only 30 to 40 km from Saigon. At its height, the tunnel system stretched from Saigon to the Cambodian border. The network, parts of which were several levels deep, included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centres and kitchens.
Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and feel of what underground life in the American War must have been like.
The tunnels have been widened for our benefit (otherwise we would not be able to enter them!) For those interested there’s even the opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range.
Return back to Saigon for lunch, next will be visiting the Reunification Palace, war Museum, China Town and Notre Dame Cathedral.
At early this afternoon, tour will be finished at your hotel at 5.00 PM. Overnight Saigon (B/L)
DAY 11: SAIGON DEPARTURE
After breakfast, time at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Our special tour for Vietnam War Veterans will be ends at airport, Good bye and Tam Biet! (B)