1: Ho Chi Minh
City Arrival (D)
at Tan Son Nhat airport, transfer to hotel. If time
permits, City tour of Ho Chi Minh City include War
Remnant Museum where you could see the significant
display of many war artifacts; Reunification Palace
which was once the headquarter of the South Vietnamese’s
government. Overnight in HCMC.
2: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu
Chi - Tay Ninh (B, L,
toward Cu Chi Underground Tunnels which was built in the
early 1940s during the war against the French but became
famous for being used as a hideout for surprise attacks
against the American and their allied troops in the
American War. The visit will begin with an introduction
film and a big model in the hall, which will give you a
whole look at the network of Cu Chi tunnel during war.
You then followed the guerilla-uniformed guide to
explore the system of tunnels, have fantastic moments
being a guerilla in the long, dark underground tunnel.
You will surely understand more about Vietnamese’s life
and the way they fought against your army during wars,
which may be still a secret for you. Meet with people
here. Have lunch with a local family who still remember
the war time very clearly. Onward to Cao Dai Holy See in
Tay Ninh province. Overnight in Ho
Chi Minh City.
3: Ho Chi Minh City- Da
Nang (B, L, D)
Fly to Da
Nang, check in hotel. PM: Leisure
in Da Nang.
4~6: Da Nang- Hue- Quang Tri (B, L, D)
area saw most of the major confrontations during the
American War. North of Hue is the Demilitarized Zone, or
DMZ, and Quang Tri Province where
much of the fighting occurred. The border between the
communist North and the US-supported South was the Ben Hai River,
not the ‘17th Parallel’ as is popularly believed . The
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,
a fraction of the million North Vietnamese soldiers who
died in the conflict, are solemn reminders of war.
Nearby is the Vinh Moc tunnel complex, less extensive,
but more authentic, than the more famous Cu Chi tunnels.
Beside visits to these relics, a visit to Cham Museum,
the Marble Mountains and Non Nuoc beach; a Perfume river
boat trip to Thien Mu Pagoda (16th. century), tours of
Hue Royal Citadel and Tu Duc and Khai Dinh’s Tombs (4th.
and 12th. Kings of the Nguyen Feudal Dynasty) will be
offer to give you relaxable time.
7: Hue -
Ho Chi Minh trail (B, L, D)
Ho Chi Minh Trails The Ho Chi Minh Trail was a complex
web of different jungle paths that enabled communist
troops to travel from North
Vietnam to areas close to Saigon.
It has been estimated that the National Liberation Front
received sixty tons of aid per day from this route. Most
of this was carried by porters. Occasionally bicycles
and ponies would also be used. At regular intervals
along the route the NLF built base camps. As well as
providing a place for them to rest, the base camps
provided medical treatment for those who had been
injured or had fallen ill on the journey. In the early
days of the war it took six months to travel from North
Vietnam to Saigon on
the Ho Chi Minh Trail. But the more people who travelled
along the route the easier it became. By 1970, fit and
experienced soldiers could make the journey in six
weeks. Although the United States Air Force tried to
destroy this vital supply line by heavy bombing, they
were unable to stop the constant flow of men and
supplies. See this trail, you will not only have chance
to see the old battle field but also another secret of
Vietnam war. Visit Aluoi and Asao then Pako, Tari ethnic
nationals villages and Hamburger (former US military
base). Overnight in Hue.
8: Hue- Hanoi (B, L, D)
to airport for flight to Hanoi.
Check in hotel and have lunch. In the afternoon, visit Army Museum and Hanoi's
ancient Citadel where Vietnam army's
headquarter situated during French war. Here you will
have chance to see the conference hall, the underground
bunker and other buildings as well as the ancient relics
citadel which has existed for nearly one thousand years.
9: Hanoi (B,
city tour in Hanoi includes
visits to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature (the
National University of Vietnam built in 11th. century),
Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple and Hanoi old
Town. Overnight in Hanoi.
10: Hanoi departure
shopping before transfer to airport for departure.
English/French speaking guide
Meals indicated as B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D =
Dinner in the itinerary
Admission fees and permits where applicable
International departure tax
Visas and visa feesItinerary in brief
and post trip accommodation in Hanoi