Vietnam was divided into four Tactical Zones during the Vietnam War. In 1969 with the implementation of the intensified Vietnamization Program, the term Zones were redesignated as Military Regions, the numerical designations of I (pronounced EYE), II, III, & IV remained the same as did the boundaries. Our special July return will get you from the riverine operations in the Mekong Delta to the jungle terrain engagements of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the North.
There are few times in a man's life when he has the opportunity to walk the places that profoundly shaped the rest of his life --- places that have deep meaning for him --- places like: Saigon, Cu Chi, Dong Tam, Phouc Vinh, Bien Hoa, An Loc, Long Bien, Da Nang, An Hoa, Quang Tri, An Khe, Pleiku, Route 9, Tay Ninh, Tan Bien, Song Be, Chu Lai, Da Nang, Phu Bai, Quang Tri, Dong Ha, Khe Sanh, Cam Lo, Leatherneck Square, The Razorback, The Rockpile, Hue City, A Shau Valley, Antenna Valley, Con Thien, Camp Carroll, The Arizona Territory, DMZ, Hai Van Pass, and many more.
The highly experienced, Vietnam-Veteran 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. Our guides have been back to Vietnam dozens of times and are intimately familiar with the terrain, the battlefields, and the people. They have escorted American veterans and family members, aged 13 to 84, all of whom had richly rewarding and highly memorable trips. 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 spouse and children would love it, too.
And now the best part . . . at only $2,695 per person this tour is an outstanding value, making it not only affordable for you to travel, but also to bring other family members. 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 $750. If you need to visit any place in Vietnam that is not on the itinerary, please contact us and we will see if we can get you there! We are always prepared to customize this itinerary. We will do all we can to satisfy your request.
Tour Price: $ 2,695
(Based on Double Occupancy)
Single Supplement: $ 750
Tour Price Includes:
* Vietnam Visa Processing & fees
* First Class Hotel Accommodations
* Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
* Meals as indicated in itinerary
* MHT Historical Trip information packet
* Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance
* Admission fees to all sites & museums
* Services of experienced Battlefield 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
15 & 16 JUL - SAT/SUN - (Day 1 & 2) Depart Los Angeles for flight to Vietnam—Cross International Dateline, lose a day transfer. (International Air will be quoted upon registration and can be tied into domestic flights upon request.) Arrive Saigon and check-in for evening. Hotel: Caravelle
17 JUL MON - (Day 3) After a western style breakfast we will have an early departure for a full day of seeing the local site including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the old Post Office, the Presidential Palace, the Army Museum and the former location of the US Embassy. We will have lunch in a local restaurant and as a final stop before returning to the hotel we will tour a lacquer factory to watch craftsmen at work. If time permits we will visit one of Saigon’s markets to shop for souvenirs. Hotel: Caravelle (B/L/D)
18 JUL TUE - (Day 4) Morning departure for the Mekong Delta to board a boat in the quaint provincial town of My Tho and then wind our way through the labyrinth of small canals bordered by tiny villages. After viewing the endless fields of rice paddies tended by peasants in their traditional conical-shaped hats we transfer to a sampan for a tour of scenic Thoison Island. We will have lunch on the island and view the unique pottery produced on the island. We finish the day by returning to Saigon for some exploration of Saigon’s markets before dinner. Hotel: Caravelle (B/L/D)
19 JUL WED - (Day 5) This morning we head for the famous Cu Chi Tunnel system. We then continue to the Michelin Rubber Plantation, Lai Khe, Dau Tieng, and Nui Ba Den. As we end the day in Tay Ninh, we will stop to see the fabulous Cau Dai Temple. We end the day back in Saigon where we have an opportunity to enjoy the city at night with dinner on your own. Hotel: Caravelle (B/L)
20 JUL THUR - (Day 6) We check out of the hotel and catch a flight to Quy Nhon. The route up the famous Highway 19 is also remembered as a major French defeat and known as the “Death of GM 100” and the old 1st Cav HQ at An Khe. While overnighting in Pleiku we visit the old 4th Inf Div CP at Camp Enari & Holloway. Hotel: Kontum (B/L/D)
21 JUL FRI - (Day 7) This morning we fly from Pleiku to Da Nang. We commence touring the DaNang area to include Elephant Valley, Red Beach, Nam O, Hill 34, Dog Patch, and the old China Beach. Hotel: Almanity (B/L/D)
22 JUL SAT - (Day 8) Today we visit Marble Mountain and for the adventurous, we will climb to the top and see where the VC maintained a secret hospital throughout the war. We will also visit a marble carving shop before touring the ancient city of Hoi An and the many shops there. Hotel: Almanity (B/L/Dinner on your own)
23 JUL SUN - (Day 9) After an early breakfast we depart Da Nang for Hue with stops at the Hai Van Pass, Lang Co and Phu Bai Airfield. We will commence a short city tour south of the Perfume River starting at the Phu Cam Canal and ending at Hue University. Hotel: Imperial (B/L/Dinner on your own)
24 JUL MON - (Day 10) This day we explore the north side of the Perfume River and discuss the battles for the Citadel and TT woods. We also visit the Forbidden City via the Dong Ba Gate and visit the airfield site within the Citadel. Later we take a short visit to the Thien Mu Pagoda. Hotel: Imperial. (B/L/Dinner on your own)
25 JUL TUE - (Day 11) After an early morning departure we drive north to the DMZ with stops at Camp Evans, and LZs Sharon and Nancy. We briefly stop in Dong Ha and then continue west along Rt 9 with stops at Camp Carroll, Khe Gia Bridge, the Rockpile, Lang Vei and the Khe Sanh Combat Base. Lang Vei was where the NVA first used tanks against the Special Forces Camp. Hotel: Saigon Tourist (B/L/D)
26 JUL WED - (Day 12) An early morning check-out finds us touring Leatherneck Square starting at Cam Lo, “The Washout”, Con Thien, the Market Place, Gio Linh and the blowing of the Dong Ha Bridge. After lunch in Dong Ha, we return to Hue arriving early afternoon. Hotel: Imperial (B/L/D)
27 JUL THUR - (Day 13) Early morning flight to Hanoi. We start our tour with visits to the Hoa Lo Prision, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the John McCain Monument, and the Army Museum. Hotel: Silk Path (B/L/D)
28 JUL FRI - (Day 14) After breakfast, we depart Hanoi (cross international dateline) arrive in Los Angeles or your hometown the same day.
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50th Anniversary Vietnam War "The Delta to the DMZ" (15 - 28 Jul 2017)
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