I-Corps is the northmost of the four Tactical Zones during the Vietnam War was the operational area of the U.S. III Marine Expeditionary Force and the Army's XXIV Corps. Small group size, personalized itineraries and memories of a lifetime!
Tour Leader: Ron Dudek, USMC
Operation Georgia Tar was a military operation in I-Corps by 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines and 2nd Battalion, 12th Marines to eliminate North Vietnamese Army (NVA) forces in the “rocket belt” and securing western outposts. As an operation it was a success as it was designed to keep the NVA away from Vandergrift Combat Base which was rarely bothered and they were only able to operate small 2-4 men patrols in the Cates area of operations. The Marines reported 40 enemy KIA to only one Marine fatality while uncovering and destroying numerous bunker complexes, munitions and supplies.
Meanwhile Operation Durham Peak kicked off with 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines and 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines conducting clear and search operations in both Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces. The Marines would clear and search for the NVA in both Antenna Valley and in the adjacent Que Son Mountains. The 7th Marines in the Que Son Valley was involved in some of the year’s heaviest fighting pushing two NVA regiments out of the operating area with heavy losses, the 90th NVA Regiment suffered over 420 KIAs. LCPL Jose Jimenez (right), a Fire Team Leader in K/3/7 gallantly gave his life storming an entrenched enemy position on 28 August and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
Come back to walk the places that profoundly shaped the rest of his life 50 years ago--- places that have deep meaning for him --- places with names like: the “Arizona Territory”, Elephant, Happy & Antenna Valleys, Liberty Bridge, Cam Lo, Razorback, the Rockpile, Con Thien, Hoi An, Hanoi, Khe Sanh, Dong Ha, Route 9 & Hwy 1, Hue City, Con Thien, Leatherneck Square, Da Nang, An Hoa, the Que Sons, China Beach, the Hai Van Pass, and many, many more.
The highly experienced, Vietnam Veteran Battlefield Tour Leaders of Military Historical Tours have walked them all. We have an outstanding working relationship with the Vietnam government that allows us access to areas previously restricted to other travelers. Each tour is custom-tailored from our time-proven basic itinerary. This ensures the most complete tour package possible, taking you to the most important places of your particular time or interest in the war. Vietnam is eager to welcome the returning American veterans. The Vietnamese people are gracious and sincerely happy to have us with them again. The scenery is great, the food is delicious and plentiful, and the hotels in which we stay are beautiful and very comfortable. Your family would love it, too.
And now the best part at only $ 2,495 per person, this tour is an outstanding value, making it not only affordable for you to travel, but also to bring other family members. You can invite your friends to come along, too. Together we will visit the sites at which we fought and which are written in our collective history. The price includes everything you see except your airfare, drinks and souvenirs. The single supplement is only $ 695.
If you need to visit any place in Vietnam that is not on the itinerary, please contact us and we will get you there! We are always prepared to customize this itinerary to satisfy your request.
I-Corps Tour Price: $ 2,495
(Based on double Occupancy)
Single Supplement $ 695
Tour Price Includes:
* Vietnam Visa Processing and fees
* First Class Hotel Accommodations
* Air-conditioned motorcoachs
* Meals as indicated in itinerary
* MHT Historical Trip information packet, containing maps and other information
* Admission fees to all sites, & museums
* Services of experienced Tour Leaders, and English- speaking local guides
Airfare Not Included: Optional round-trip economy or business class airfare from your city or Los Angeles to Vietnam quoted upon registration
Siege of Dien Bien Phu Post-Tour Available 9-12 Sep for only $995. Visit the site of the French loss of Indochina. You can also tour Beijing, China, or Cambodia or Ha Long Bay (see the link above!)
28-29 Aug Wed/Thur - (Day One & Two) Depart on a flight to Vietnam—Cross International Dateline, lose a day transfer in Inchon. (International Air will be quoted upon registration and can be tied into domestic flights upon request.) Arrive Da Nang. Hotel: Almanity (D-Dinner)
30 Aug Fri - (Day Three) This day will be devoted to touring of Da Nang, Red Beach, Marble Mountain, China Beach & the old Air Facility. Lunch at Kim Do and the remainder of the day devoted to exploring Da Nang. Hotel: Almanity (B-Breakfast/L-Lunch/D)
31 Aug Sat - (Day Four) After breakfast, we start down Highway 1 with stops at LZ Baldy, Tam Ky, Hill 54, 69 and 43. We will visit the Chu Lai Air Base which is currently a commercial and military airfield. Hotel: Almanity (B/L/D)
1 Sep Sun - (Day Five) This morning we get an early start for a full day of touring along the Tu Bon – Vu Gia River basin, including the western edge of the “Rocket Belt.” Our emphasis includes Hill 55, 65, 37, An Hoa Combat Base, Liberty Bridge, the Arizona Territory, Go Noi Island, & other sites. Hotel: Almanity (B/L/D on own)
2 Sep Mon - (Day Six) Our day begins with a drive north to Hue City, passing over the top of the Hai Van Pass, and down through Lang Co and the Phu Loc Region - one of the prettiest and most photogenic in all of Viet Nam. We'll have plenty of time to stop along the way for any special requests. Upon entering Hue, we proceed to our hotel and check in and have lunch at a local restaurant. The remainder of the day will be devoted to personal exploration of the city. Hotel: Imperial (B/L/D)
3 Sep Tue - (Day Seven) Today we begin our exploration of the start of the Tet Offensive in the Phu Bai area of operations as 1st Battalion (Bn), 1st Marines (1/1) and the 1st & 2nd Bns of the 5th Marines react to the attack including the relief of the CAP position and the movement to Hue to defend the MACV compound and the assault across the Nguyen Hoang bridge. In the afternoon there will be a walking tour, in the footsteps of the original participants in January-February of 1968. Key objectives will be the treasury and postal buildings as well as the pivotal provincial capital building. Hotel: Imperial (B/L/D)
4 Sep Wed - (Day Eight) Early morning departure as we travel west on Route 9 towards the Lao Border. Our objective is Khe Sanh, with side visits to Lang Vei Special Forces Camp, a view of the Lao Border and Co Roc. We will travel the extent of Route 9, stopping at Camp Carroll, The Rockpile, The Razorback, Khe Gia Bridge, Da Krong, LZ Stud, and Khe Sanh Village. If time allows, a stop at a Bru tribal village. Hotel: Saigon Tourist (B/L/D)
5 Sep Thur – (Day Nine) Today we tour “Leatherneck Square” in Quang Tri Province and visit these important sites - Con Thien, Cam Lo, the “Washout”, Gio Linh, The Peace Bridge at the Ben Hai River and the Dong Ha Bridge. After lunch in Quang Tri, we head for Hue. Hotel: Saigon Tourist (B/L/D)
6 Sep Fri – (Day Ten) Return to Hue this morning with stops in Quang Tri, Camp Evans, LZs Sharron and Nancy. Hotel: Imperial (B/L/-)
7 Sep Sat – (Day Eleven) Morning flight to Hanoi and sites to include the National Army Museum, John McCain Monument and other sites as time permits. We check into our hotel with a chance to enjoy Hanoi’s nightlife. Hotel: Silk Path (B/L/D on your own)
8 Sep Sun – (Day Twelve) We finish our visit to Hanoi with a walking tour of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Presidential Palace plus a trip to the Hoa Lo Prison (“The Hanoi Hilton”). Remainder of the day for preparation for evening flight home. Hotel: Silk Path (B/L/D)
9 Sep Mon – (Day Thirteen) We cross the International Dateline (gain a day) and arrive home the same day.
50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War - Operations in I-Corps (28 Aug - 9 Sep 2019)
- Product Code: 1908-VCT-ALL
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