North & South Vietnam – 12 Days

Vietnam Travel Highlights
  • Revisited: former airbase in Pleiku.
  • Explore Hanoi, majestic Tombs in Hue, Hoi An, visiting the house and museum of Ho Chi Minh City and more.
  • Cruise Ha Long Bay in a traditional wooden Vietnamese junk boat.
  • Taste meals based on the distinctive characteristics of classic Hue cuisine.
  • Enjoy guided walks on the grounds of famous Hoi An ancient Town.
  • Visit Cu Chi Tunnels.
  • Experience the floating market in Mekong Delta by private boat.

Mr. Lee Hudson is a retired USAF (1956 – 1976) and served in Vietnam at Pleiku 1967 – 1968. He requested a Vietnam military tour to Pleiku with a visit to the minority villages and old Army base. You can customize your own military tours for veterans, by contacting us.

Hanoi Hilton - Military Tours for Veterans

Like most of our military tours, this is a custom tour for a Vietnam Veteran with its own itinerary which has been customized for our clients. If you would like to have a special veterans tour itinerary just for you and your guests, please contact us.

$1,110/per Person – Price is based on minimum of two persons traveling together, twin share or double bedded room at 3 Star hotel. Itinerary may change, depending on flight schedule, road and weather conditions. Domestic flights are NOT included.

(B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, G = Guide)

Example Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Hanoi (D)
Arriving at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, you’ll be met and driven to your hotel. A short city tour in Hanoi: the Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, the Ngoc Son temple and the bustling Old Quarter. In the evening, you will have dinner at a restaurant in a restored French colonial building. You’ll spend the night in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi (B, L, G)
You’ll have the whole day to explore Vietnam’s capital city: the Ho Chi Minh’s complex, the Hoa Lo Prison, the Revolution Museum, the Women’s Museum. In the evening, you’ll have tickets for a performance of traditional Water Puppetry. You’ll spend the night in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long (B, L, D, G)
In the morning, you’ll leave for Ha Long Bay. You’ll board your boat, a wooden junk built from the model of the old Vietnamese court vessels with sails, a wide transom and rectangular superstructure, that will take you first to World Heritage area and then to some of the less well-known grottoes and caves.

Day 4: Ha Long – Hanoi (B, L, G)
You’ll spend the morning cruising Ha Long Bay, followed by lunch just before docking around noon and leaving for Hanoi. On the way back to Hanoi you’ll visit But Thap pagoda and Le Mat (snake farming village). You should arrives Hanoi in the late afternoon and spend the night in Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi – Hue (B, L, G)
In the early morning, your car and driver arrives to take you to the airport for your morning flight to Hue. When you arrive, you’ll be met by our guide and driven to visit the Imperial Citadel of Hue, Thien Mu – a tranquil pagoda in the banks of the Perfume River Pagoda, and then cruise along the river to the tomb of Emperor Tu Duc. You’ll spend the night in Hue.

Day 6: Hue – Hoi An (B, L, G)
In the morning, you’ll be met by our guide and drive to Danang via the Hai Van Pass. You will stop off at Ngu Hanh Son to visit the Marble Mountains and the stone village nearby before leaving for Hoi An. In the afternoon, you’ll have a free time. Don’t forget to pop into any one of the dozens of tailor shops to get them started on all your new outfits! You’ll spend the night in Hoi An.

Day 7: Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An (B, G)
After breakfast, your guide will meet you at your hotel to take you to the World Heritage My Son Sanctuary. You’ll spend the night in Hoi An.

Day 8: Hoi An – Danang – Pleiku (B, D, G)
Your morning will be free until your car and driver arrives to take you to the airport for your noon flight to Pleiku (Gia Lai Province). You will have time to visit the former airbase in Pleiku, home of the Fourth Infancy Division. You’ll spend the night in Pleiku.

Day 9: Pleiku – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L, G)
In the morning, you’ll visit four Banah ethnic minority villages around. After lunch, you’ll be free until your driver will arrive to take an afternoon flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Your overnight will be in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh orientation (B, L, G)
A morning drive will take you to visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels. Return Ho Chi Minh City by lunch time, you’ll visit the Museum of War Remnants, the Reunification Palace. You’ll also call in at the Giac Lam pagoda. You’ll spend the night in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Vinh Long – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L, G)
After breakfast, you’ll travel to Vinh Long. There, you’ll cruise on the Mekong River, visit Cai Be floating market, and fruit orchards. In the afternoon, you’ll return to Ho Chi Minh City where you’ll spend the night.

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City departure (B, G)
Your time will be your own until your private car and driver arrives to take you to Tan Son Nhat airport for your departure flight.

Prices vary depending on level of accommodation, group size and dates of travel.
Contact us to customize a vacation itinerary and price to meet your needs and budget.

Inclusive

  • Breakfast and accommodation at selected hotels
  • All pick-ups and transfers
  • Boat cruise as program. For Ha Long Bay, you’ll join other passengers on a high quality wooden boat
  • Travel by private, air-conditioned vehicles with an experienced, safe driver
  • The services of an experienced English-speaking guide as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entry fees for all sightseeing as mentioned in the program
  • Lunches and dinners, as specified, in the best local restaurants and lunch on the boat in Ha Long Bay
  • VAT and other taxes

Exclusive

  • International flight tickets and airport tax
  • Visas (we can help you on this)
  • Dinners, except as specified above
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Insurance
  • Tips for guide and drivers
  • Surcharges for Peak seasons (if any)

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