Vietnam Battlefields Tour 10 days

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Highlights: Head toward Cu Chi Underground Tunnels which was built in the early 1940s during the war against the French but became famous for being used as a hideout for surprise attacks against the American

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    • Activity Level Moderate
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    • Group Size Small Group
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    All about the Vietnam Battlefields Tour 10 days.

    Vietnam Battlefields Tour 10 days

    Travel Style: Vietnam Veteran Tours from Saigon

    Duration: 10days / 9nights

    Itinerary: Hochiminh – Cu Chi – Tay Ninh – Hochiminh – Da Nang – Hue – Quang Tri – Hue – Hochiminh Trail – Hanoi

    Highlights: Head toward Cu Chi Underground Tunnels which was built in the early 1940s during the war against the French but became famous for being used as a hideout for surprise attacks against the American and their allied troops in the American War. The visit will begin with an introduction film and a big model in the hall, which will give you a whole look at the network of Cu Chi tunnel during war….

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    English-speaking guide;
    Transportation + air tickets within Vietnam as indicated on the tour program;
    Accommodation on twin-shared basis as indicated on the tour program;
    Meals as indicated on the tour program: B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner;
    All admission fees during the guided times as indicated on the tour program;

    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    Insurance of any types;
    International airfares and airport taxes;
    Drinks or personal expenses;
    Others not clearly specified in the inclusions

    1. Day1 Ho Chi Minh City Arrival (D)

      Arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, transfer to hotel. If time permits, City tour of Ho Chi Minh City include War Remnant Museum where you could see the significant display of many war artifacts; Reunification Palace which was once the headquarter of the South Vietnamese’s government. Overnight in HCMC.

    2. Day2 Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi – Tay Ninh (B, L, D)

      Head toward Cu Chi Underground Tunnels which was built in the early 1940s during the war against the French but became famous for being used as a hideout for surprise attacks against the American and their allied troops in the American War. The visit will begin with an introduction film and a big model in the hall, which will give you a whole look at the network of Cu Chi tunnel during war. You then followed the guerilla-uniformed guide to explore the system of tunnels, have fantastic moments being a guerilla in the long, dark underground tunnel. You will surely understand more about Vietnamese’s life and the way they fought against your army during wars, which may be still a secret for you. Meet with people here. Have lunch with a local family who still remember the war time very clearly. Onward to Cao Dai Holy See in Tay Ninh province. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

    3. Day3 Ho Chi Minh City- Da Nang (B, L, D)

      Fly to Da Nang, check in hotel. PM: Leisure in Da Nang.

    4. Day4-6 Da Nang- Hue- Quang Tri (B, L, D)

      This area saw most of the major confrontations during the American War. North of Hue is the Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ, and Quang Tri Province where much of the fighting occurred. The border between the communist North and the US-supported South was the Ben Hai River, not the ‘17th Parallel’ as is popularly believed . The area still bears the scars of the massive bombardments that took place. The few remains of the many camps and combat bases, the barren ground pockmarked with craters, and the tens of thousands of graves in the National Cemetery, a fraction of the million North Vietnamese soldiers who died in the conflict, are solemn reminders of war. Nearby is the Vinh Moc tunnel complex, less extensive, but more authentic, than the more famous Cu Chi tunnels. Beside visits to these relics, a visit to Cham Museum, the Marble Mountains and Non Nuoc beach; a Perfume river boat trip to Thien Mu Pagoda (16th. century), tours of Hue Royal Citadel and Tu Duc and Khai Dinh’s Tombs (4th. and 12th. Kings of the Nguyen Feudal Dynasty) will be offer to give you relaxable time.

    5. Day7 Hue – Ho Chi Minh trail (B, L, D)

      Drive to Ho Chi Minh Trails The Ho Chi Minh Trail was a complex web of different jungle paths that enabled communist troops to travel from North Vietnam to areas close to Saigon. It has been estimated that the National Liberation Front received sixty tons of aid per day from this route. Most of this was carried by porters. Occasionally bicycles and ponies would also be used. At regular intervals along the route the NLF built base camps. As well as providing a place for them to rest, the base camps provided medical treatment for those who had been injured or had fallen ill on the journey. In the early days of the war it took six months to travel from North Vietnam to Saigon on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. But the more people who travelled along the route the easier it became. By 1970, fit and experienced soldiers could make the journey in six weeks. Although the United States Air Force tried to destroy this vital supply line by heavy bombing, they were unable to stop the constant flow of men and supplies. See this trail, you will not only have chance to see the old battle field but also another secret of Vietnam war. Visit Aluoi and Asao then Pako, Tari ethnic nationals villages and Hamburger (former US military base). Overnight in Hue.

    6. Day8 Hue- Hanoi (B, L, D)

      Transfer to airport for flight to Hanoi. Check in hotel and have lunch. In the afternoon, visit Army Museum and Hanoi’s ancient Citadel where Vietnam army’s headquarter situated during French war. Here you will have chance to see the conference hall, the underground bunker and other buildings as well as the ancient relics of Hanoi’s citadel which has existed for nearly one thousand years.

    7. Day9 Hanoi (B, L, D)

      Full-day city tour in Hanoi includes visits to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature (the National University of Vietnam built in 11th. century), Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple and Hanoi old Town. Overnight in Hanoi.

    8. Day10 Hanoi departure (B)

      Free shopping before transfer to airport for departure.

    Accommodation for Your Journey

    Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

    It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.

    We pick hotels for you based on:

    Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.

    Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.

    Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.

    Hotel Standards

    3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

    4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.

    5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Accommodation for Your Journey

    The Prices showed on our system is in USD (United State Dollar), INCLUDED Tax and Service Charge but EXCLUDED Bank Fee. Please check carefully the inclusion and exclusion of services before booking. Included and excluded services will also be listed in our confirmation email.

    Important note:

    – Price is in United State Dollar (USD)

    – Price is based on Double/Twin Occupancy accommodations.

    – Price does NOT include surcharges for Bank Fee and other surcharges if any.

    Before making a reservation, please check the price of the tour by filling the number of pax, choosing the departure date, and clicking “Check Rates” button in “Check Rates” tab. Click “Book It” button to reserve the accommodation type you prefer for the tour and process to the next step. Please select the optional transfer services or extra services of your choice from the list then click ‘Add To Cart’ button to navigate to the next step.

    Re-check the services you would like to book then click “Submit Booking” (“Send My Inquiry” for Land Tours) to navigate to the final step. At the final step, fill your necessary information in the detail information form.

    Please fill correct information, especially the email address and phone number so that we can contact with you to process the booking. Once finish filling the information, click “Submit” button to send the request to us.

    Note: An automatic email will be sent to your email address and our salespeople will soon contact you regarding the reservation. In the meantime, you have successfully sent your request to us. Please remember to utilize our “Book Together” feature in reservation process to have more savings.

    The booking process is represented through 5 steps below:

    Step 1: Check Rates

    Fill in the numbers of adults, children and infants of your group, enter your departure date and click ‘Check Rates’ button, you will see the accommodation prices.

    Once you selected an accommodation, click ‘Book It’ button to continue.

    Tips: To get more special discounts, please take a look at ‘Trip saving for booking together’ section where you can check rates and get a discount for booking 02 services at the same time. The discount amount ranges from US$3 to US$60 per room per night (hotel) or per pax (tour).

    Step 2: Book Extra Services

    This step meets your needs in booking optional services like transfer, visa, kayaking or other interesting activities related to your current booking.

    Tips: Don’t forget to book hotels, tours together in this step! It’s a smart way to get more savings.

    Step 3: Submit Booking

    Here you can review, add or remove your booking items, complete and submit your booking form.

    After your booking is submitted, the system navigates to a ‘Thank you page and send you an automatic email listing all the services you requested.

    Our travel consultant will get in contact with you within 01 working day to inform about the service availability & payment.

    Step 4: Confirm Availability & Deposit

    1. Check availability :

    After receiving your booking request, our consultant will check the availability of the services. If the services are available, our consultant will send you a payment link for the deposit by email, otherwise we will give you some alternative suggestions.

    Notice: our email may go to your spam mailbox, please check your spam mailbox if you don’t receive our response in one working day.

    2. Deposit:

    After receiving the payment link in the email sent from our consultant, please make the deposit as soon as possible to secure your booking. When we receive your deposit payment, our consultant will reserve the services for your booking as following:

    If all of the services are reserved successfully, we will send you a Confirmation Email including the deposit invoice and other useful information

    If the services are fully booked and are not available, we will inform you and suggest other options. In case you no longer want to book these services, we will refund all of the deposit amount.

    Notice: Your booking will NOT be confirmed until we send you the Confirmation email. The remaining balance can be paid later – before departure date. For some urgent bookings or special types of promotion, 100% of the total cost will be required.

    Step 5: Final Payment

    The full payment must be made before your departure date. The exact deadline will be confirmed by our travel consultant depending on each service you booked.

    The remaining balance can be paid by Cash (VND, USD, AUD, EUR) or by credit card. For the customers who’re going to stay in Hanoi, we are able to setup a direct meeting to collect the final payment.

    Notice: Payment by cash on arrival is only applied for trips starting from Hanoi and the arrival date is before the payment deadline (confirmed by our travel consultant). All currencies are exchanged by local rate.

    At the end of booking process, on the “Make a booking” page, you can enter any special requests into the “Special Request” box before submitting your booking. Another easy way is sending us your special request directly by email.

    The deposit is required to guarantee your reservation (tours, hotels, transfer, etc.). After receiving your deposit, we’re going to reserve the services for you. So the deposit is required to secure your booking. Normally, 30% of total cost will be required for deposit at the booking time. For some urgent cases or special types of promotion, we will require full payment at the booking time. Learn more: how to pay deposit

    Normally Journey Expedition Travel includes two meals each day during tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.

    Breakfast

    It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.

    Lunch

    Lunches are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.

    Dinner

    Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

    If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs

    You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility

    All tour guides of Journey Expedition Travel are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.

    Private Tour Guide

    You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

    All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.

    If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

    Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

    With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.

    Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.

    Overall Rating
    5/5
    Ben
    Reviewed On 25/06/2019
    5/5

    We took a trip to Vietnam and selected Journey Expedition as my friend's recommendation and the group of us American Veterans who, upon initially having served in the war in Vietnam, went back to enjoy the beautiful scenery, visit our previous bases and correspond with the natives found the experience very rewarding. Tuyen, our private travel consultant dedicated to providing detailed itinerary(he know with the exact location we d like to go), reasonably priced, high quality to the battlefields of Vietnam.

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