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Vietnam Veteran Tour

Vietnam Veteran Tour

US$1,009 $953

No of Days: 12|  People: 5

A 12 day veteran tour of Vietnam is especially designed for Vietnam veterans of America and Australia who had taken part in Vietnam war and now wish to come back to visit the former battlefields in Vietnam. This is not only war tour but also a great chance to experience the famous sights in Saigon, Pleiku, Kontum, Tuy Hoa, Quy Nhon, Phan Thiet, Vung Tau.

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Vietnam Veteran Tour

Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Arrive at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport, meet and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Saigon.

 

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
A half day of Saigon includes War Remnants Museum, Reunification Hall (the old Presidential Palace), Notre Dame and Post Office. After lunch, free at your own activities.

 

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Pleiku (B, L)
Morning flight to Pleiku. On arrival, you will take a half day tour of Pleiku. Overnight in Pleiku.

 

Day 4: Pleiku – Kontum – Qui Nhon (B, L)
After breakfast, you will head north to Kontum and then back track east on Highway 19 towards An Khe. Between Pleiku and An Khe  pass through Mang Yang Pass where the French Mobile Group 100 was ambushed and annihilated on June 24, 1954. Crossing the An Khe Bridge, you enter the city of An Khe. Continuing east you cross over An Khe Summit and head down through An Khe Pass on your way to the coastal town of Qui Nhon where you will spend your overnight stay.

 

Day 5: Qui Nhon to Nha Trang (B, L)
After breakfast, you drive south along Highway 1. Along the way, we pass Tuy Hoa Airbase and view several Cham ruins (the Cham people ruled what is today’s Vietnam from the 5th to the 12th Centuries) and other interesting sites. Arrival in Nha Trang where you will spend your overnight stay.

 

Day 6, 7: Nha Trang Free and Easy (B)
Free days in Nha Trang for swimming or exploring on your own, relax by the pool, mud bathing or shop. Lunch and Dinner on our own account and overnight in Nha Trang.

 

Day 8: Nha Trang to Phan Thiet (B, L)
After breakfast, you will head south along Highway 1 passing through Phan Rang and Cam Ranh Bay and if possible, stop in Cam Ranh and visit the site of the 22nd Replacement Battalion, the 6th Convalescent Hospital, and the 14th Aerial Port. Continue south and spend the night in Phan Thiet.

 

Day 9: Phan Thiet to Vung Tau (B, L)
After breakfast, you will head south along the coastal highway to see the Sand Dunes of Mui Ne, and continue on to La Gi and Phan Thiet (home of 2nd/7th of the 1st Cav and later the HQ of the 3rd/506th Infantry, 101st Abn). You also will visit LZ Betty, the Phan Thiet Air Base, and then go north to explore an abandoned Fort. Then continue south through Long Hai on your way to Vung Tau for the night.

 

Day 10: Vung Tau – Long Tan Cross – Ho Chi Minh (B, L)
On your way back to Ho Chi Minh City you will visit the site of the Battle of Long Tan. This battle took place on 18 August 1966, was Australia’s single most costly engagement of the Vietnam War, with the loss of 18 Australian soldiers. A cross was first erected on the site in 1969 when the 6th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, which fought in the Battle, was on its second tour of duty. The original cross was later removed by the Vietnamese. A replica now stands on the same site. On arrival, you will stop to get your travel permit to visit Long Tan Cross (Due to sensitivities regarding the memorial and because it is located on relatively isolated, non-public land so the permission should be given by the local authorities). Continue to visit Horseshoe and Long Phuoc Tunnels. After lunch, continue to visit the site of the former SAS Hill Task Force Base and Orphanage prior to returning to Saigon for your overnight stay.

 

Day 11: Cu Chi Tunnels – Battle Sites of FSB Coral-Balmoral (B, L)
You will take a road trip to visit Cu Chi Tunnels, where the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment operated in the Iron Triangle in 1965. After lunch, continue to visit the Battle of Coral-Balmoral located in east of Lai Khe commune, Binh Duong Province, about 40 kilometres north-east of Saigon. This was where a series of actions fought during the Vietnam War between the 1st Australian Task Force and the North Vietnamese Army. You will visit the mass grave site and memorial. Return to Saigon late in the afternoon. Rest of the day is free at your own pace. Overnight in Saigon.

 

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)
Free at leisure till transferring to Saigon airport for your flight home. End of your Vietnam Veteran Tour.

1/ Private air-conditioned vehicle during sightseeing trip
2/Accommodation as stated in the hotel section with daily breakfast
3/ Sightseeing and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
4/ English speaking guide
5/ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)

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