Veteran Tours of Vietnam - the DMZ Revisited

(Tour code: Veteran - 01)

Thirteen-day Vietnam military tours of the major sites of operations and actions during the Vietnam War, tailor-made for Vietnam veterans of America


This is an example of our Vietnam military tours However, many Vietnam veterans of America and their relatives prefer to concentrate on specific battle sites, such as Khe Sanh. Whatever you choose, the locations, duration, itinerary and any other elements of our veteran tours of Vietnam can be customised to suit your personal preferences
Veteran tours of Vietnam - features:
Vietnam veterans of America are always welcome in our country.Several elements of our Vietnam military tours are designed from a Vietnamese perspective to place the Vietnam War in today’s context. Combined with other leisure and cultural destinations, the tour offers an overview of the new Vietnam looking forward to a better future.

For the battle site elements of this tour, we use good English-speaking guides with a detailed understanding of the actions that took place. We also endeavour to locate Vietnamese people with first-hand knowledge of relevant wartime events wherever feasible.

Our Vietnam military tours start with three days in Hanoi, beginning with ....
... a transfer from the airport, time to relax, a Welcome dinner and a light-hearted introduction to Vietnam’s rural culture.

Over the next two days, you’ll visit some of the city’s museums and Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, with a free afternoon to wander around Hoan Kiem Lake and the famous Old Quarter.

Three of the 100+ children resident in the Friendship Village with Mr. Suel Jones, the Villages American fundraiserYou’ll also visit the International Friendship Village for Vietnamese veterans and Orange Agent victims.

If you think that sounds like a guilt trip, think again – you’ll get a really friendly welcome from adults and children alike, and leave with a warm glow inside!

Escort/guide: transfer to hotel and evening and one and a half days
Meals: two breakfasts, two lunches and one dinner

Two Days in the Central Highlands
Kham Duc Special Forces Airfield as it is todayThe first will take you to meet some of the ethnic minority communities living in and around the Kon Tum.

From there, you meander north up Highway 14 visiting ethnic communities and some of the famous battle sites in the Highlands area, such as Phoenix Airfield and Charlie Hill. Eventually you’ll arrive at Kham Duc, close to the Laos border for dinner and a good night’s sleep.

Guide: two days
Meals: two breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners

Vietnam military tours of Khe SanhTwo days in Quang Ngai province
Leaving the Highlands, your route takes you down to the coastal strip and Quang Ngai town. On the way, you’ll stop off at Chien Dang Towers, a good example of the remarkable remnants of the ancient Champa Kingdom.

On the following day, you’ll visit My Lai, the site of the infamous massacre in March, 1968, set among particularly attractive scenery and now a peaceful haven. There will be time to swim nearby and visit a couple of villages as an antidote to a difficult experience.

Guide: two days
Meals: two breakfasts, two lunches and two dinnersMy Lai today - the site of the war's worst US atrocity

A day in Hoi An, and another visiting the My Son Sanctuary and travelling to Hue
Hoi An is delightful – a quaint ancient town tucked away in the middle of a modern city. Apart from its rich heritage and traditions, it’s an oasis of calm and good restaurants. My Son was the spiritual heart of the Cham people – it’s an evocative place set in a verdant valley.

From there, the route to Hue takes you north over the Hai Van Pass – the panoramic views make a pause for photographs essential.

Guide: two days
Meals: two breakfasts and two lunches

Two days in the DMZ
A journey north takes you to Quang Tri province and Dong Ha town, where you’ll spend the night. These two days take in many famous battle sites with names etched deeply into the annals of history - La Vang church, the Rock pile, Khe Sanh, and many more – before returning to Hue.

Guide: two days
Meals: two breakfasts and two lunches

A day in Hue and your departure day
On your last full day, you’ll cover the main attractions of Vietnam’s Imperial capital. A cruise up the peaceful Perfume River, a graceful pagoda on its bank, the magnificent mausoleum of Emperor Ming Mang, the mighty Citadel and the remains of the Forbidden Purple City, and a visit to Dong Ba Market.

Finish the day with dinner in one of Hue’s famous ‘garden houses’ with Hue cuisine prepared, cooked, served and explained by the householder, and you’ll have a fitting climax to your tour, and be ready to fly back to Hanoi on the following morning.

Guide: one day and transfer
Meals: two breakfasts, one lunch and one dinner

Prices (per person in US dollars):

The prices below are based on the hotels on the Vietnam Sonata 'Accommodation' page. If you would prefer a different hotel, or hotels, choose your preference on the relevant 'Hotels' page, tell us, and we'll send you a modified price within 24 hrs at the latest.

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At the time of quotation, Haivenu reserves the right to adjust prices to take account of unusual movements in currency markets, hotel and transport costs as a result of inflationary price pressures in oil and other commodity markets.

These prices are valid until October 31, 2018. Please note that bank transfer fees are not included.

*‘Single room occupancy’ refers to the accommodation element of the programme only, and applies to someone who is travelling with others but requires an additional room for him or herself. Single traveller prices are available on request.

Our prices include:

  • Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room.
  • Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above (please note: pick-ups will be either by a guide and driver or, where a guide is not necessary, a driver - all unaccompanied drivers will be briefed in advance, and will carry a mobile phone to ensure smooth transfer arrangements)
  • Domestic flight tickets: Hanoi - Danang - Pleiku and Hue - Hanoi, including domestic airport taxes.
  • Boat cruises as specified in the programme.
  • Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver.
  • The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary (please note: guides will be on hand from pick-up until guests' return to their hotel or reaching their destination). Free days or part days will not include the services of a guide unless requested and included in the final itinerary.
  • Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the programme.
  • Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary) in the best local restaurants, or picnics where no suitable restaurant is available, and full board on the boat in Ha Long Bay.
  • VAT and other taxes

Our prices do not include:

  • International flight tickets and airport tax
  • Visas
  • Dinners except as specified above
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Camera fees (if any)
  • Insurance.

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