Saigon – Hue – Quang Tri – Dong Ha – DMZ – Khe Sanh – Lang Vei – Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An – Saigon
Vietnam War 8 days tour will bring you a great chance to visit the old battlefields where witnessed the fierce battles like Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city), Hue, Quang Tri, Khe Sanh…Your first destination is Sai Gon – the biggest city in Viet Nam. This bustling metropolis, contradiction of its northern counterpart, is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, and excited with numerous shopping area and sidewalk cafés. You will spend 2 days in Sai Gon to visit demolished wartime American Embassy, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnant Museum. Leave Sai Gon behind, you will depart to the Center with discovering Da Nang, Hue, Quang Tri. Da Nang is the center of economy and politic of the Middle. You will visit the US Consulate, War Museum or Nuoc Man heliport. The greatest visit will be Hue and Quang Tri where saw the most fierce battles in 17th Parallel bordering Hue and Quang Tri. Spend your time to visit Old Imperial Citadel, Read beach II, DMZ, 17th Parallel, Camp Carol fire-base or Ho Chi Minh Trail where witnessed the old battle field of Tet offensive in 1968.
Day 01: Saigon Arrival
On arrival at Tan San Nhat Airport, you are welcomed and transferred to hotel. Ho Chi Minh City which is known as Saigon is the center of commerce, finance, culture and tourism in Vietnam. This bustling metropolis, contradiction of its northern counterpart, is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, and excited with numerous shopping area and sidewalk cafés. If time permitting, we will stroll around the down town to explore the different local ways of life. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 02: Saigon City Tour (B.L)
Today we enjoy a full day sightseeing tour taking us to some major sights of Ho Chi Minh. We pass the now-demolished wartime American Embassy on our way to the Reunification Palace. This famous edifice was the former residence of the President of Southern Vietnam until end of April 1975. Close to the palace are some striking French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Sai Gon Post Office. The following sights are the History Museum and the Jade Emperor Pagoda. We also visit the War Remnant Museum before continuing to the bustling Ben Thanh Market where goods is for sales! The remainder of the day will be free for you to get further exploration the town or simply to relax. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 03: Saigon – Hue (B.L) by flight
The next destination of our trip is Hue via a short flight from Ho Chi Minh. The small and quiet city of Hue is widely known for magnificent architecture, pagodas and royal tombs laid in many small villages and surrounding hills. On arrival, you are greeted and driven to hotel, passing by Camp Eagle. We spend this afternoon to visit Hue with the massive citadel, containing the Imperial City and the Purple Forbidden City which was destroyed during the 1968 Tet Offensive. However it is still fascinating to stroll among the ruins. Afterwards we enjoy a walk to the bustling Dong Ba Market that sells a wide variety of local goods and handicrafts. Along the way we pass by many fantastic eating spots, ideal places for visitors to sample some local delicacies. Stay overnight in Hue.
Day 04: Hue – Quang Tri – Dong Ha – DMZ (B.L)
Upon leaving the town we drive up to the highway 1 northwards passing by Camp Evans , Fire Support Base Nancy and Quang Tri battle site. On the way we catch a look of Ai Tu Combat Base and Airfield before arriving in Dong Ha, which is well known as Leatherneck Square bounded by Con Thien, Gio Linh, Dong Ha, and Cam Lo. We cross over the Hien Luong Bridge spanning Ben Hai River which demarcated North and South Vietnam. This is a chance to visit the Doc Mieu Base in the DMZ, the famous Vinh Moc Tunnels and the old citadel of Quang Tri. This violent battlefield is still embedded in many veterans’ memory. Stay overnight in Dong Ha.
Day 05: Dong Ha – Khe Sanh – Lang Vei – Hue (B.L)
The tour continues with a drive towards the former American marine base of Khe Sanh. Along the highway No 9, which links Vietnam and Laos, we will go across a series of fire support bases, including Rock-pile, Camp Carol and Da Krong Bridge. When arriving at Khe Sanh Base we have time to stroll around to visit some battle sites and military camps where partly cleared by villagers. We will go towards Tacon Airport as well as Lang Vei Special Forces Camp, in south of Lang Vei Village. In the mid afternoon we return to Hue via Da Krong Bridge. Stay overnight in Hue.
Day 06: Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An (B.L)
Leaving the town, we will head towards Hoian, which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced over centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. On the way we can stop in Lang Co Beach for a leisure swim and an enjoyable visit to a nearby fishing village. The winding road begins as we travel to the spectacular Hai Van pass. At the top of the pass we stop to admire a fantastic view – north to Lang Co and south to Danang (the US Marines landed in 1965). Next, we will visit the Cham Museum in Danang City, the Marble Mountain and the China Beach, which was the former R&R ground for the US Marines. Stay overnight in Hoi An.
Day 07: Hoi An – Saigon (B) by flight
The ancient architecture of Hoian is a fascinating combination of Vietnamese traditional characters with Chinese and Japanese influence. There are plenty to see in this delightful town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tam Ky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda, the vibrant market. These places are included on a walking tour. You will have chances to see many low tiled houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls which reflect the town’s multicultural past. We also have time to stroll around many shopping areas before catching a flight to the south. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 08: Saigon – Departure (B)
There is a free time to relax or further exploration in Ho Chi Minh City. The tour ends after being transferred to Tan San Nhat Airport for departure.
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