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Vietnam and of History Tour 11 Days

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Vietnam and of History Tour

A complete tour of special interest to Vietnam veterans, teachers and students of the Vietnam War, historians, and people interested in military history. See the change of Vietnam after the war. find your old battlefields to recall your past

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    All about the Vietnam and of History Tour 11 Days.

    Vietnam and of History Tour 11 Days

    A complete tour of special interest to Vietnam veterans, teachers and students of the Vietnam War, historians, and people interested in military history. See the change of Vietnam after the war. find your old battlefields to recall your past

    Duration: 11 Days/10 Nights
    Start/End: Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City
    Tour Route: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Former DMZ – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh

    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.

    Accommodation based on Twin room at the mentioned hotel or equivalent.
    All transfer within the program and entrance fee
    All meals mentioned in the program
    English speaking guide mentioned in the program
    Train ticket Hanoi – Hue

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

    International airfares
    Visa arrangement
    International Insurance (Compulsory)
    Personal consumption which is not mentioned and included in the above
    Tip for guide and driver

    1. Day1 Hanoi Arrival (-/-/D)

      Welcome up on arrival in Hanoi by tour guide and driver, privately transfer to hotel. After checking in, we enjoy our welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant in town. Overnight in Hanoi.

    2. Day2 Hanoi – City tour (B/L/D)

      Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, where we will spend a couple of hour to visit: Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh museum and one pillar pagoda… Keep going to see the Temple of Literature.
      Follow this, enjoy Lunch at K.O.T.O restaurant. K.O.T.O. Continue by a one hour cyclo ride around Hanoi’s Old Quarter. It was once the heart of Hanoi and is still an unbelievable sensory overload; its bustling functionality will astound all first time visitors. Following this we visit the infamous Hanoi ‘Hilton’ prison and then we visit Dong Xuan market and enjoy a Water Puppet show and then head back to the hotel for our dinner. Relax after that. Dinner and overnight in Hanoi.

    3. Day3 Hanoi – Halong Bay (Overnight on deluxe junk cruise) (B/L/D)

      Travel through the lust green field in the Red River Delta to the coast and to wonderful Ha Long bay.
      On arrival at the Halong Bay wharf at around lunch time, we transfer from our vehicle to our deluxe junk, join our fantastic seafood lunch, and cruise around this tranquil bay, marvel at 3000 limestone peaks that emerge from the emerald water. We have opportunity to visit spectacular Amazing cave crammed with stalactites and stalagmites; and if the weather permits we will swim from our boat.
      Having dinner on board and enjoy a magical night.
      Overnight on Junk Cruise.

    4. Day4 Halong Bay – Hanoi – Night train to Hue (B/L/D)

      Our breakfast at 7h00, we then prepare to continue on kayaking to explore the Bay. We paddle from Luon Cave toward islets in shape of Man’s head, Tortoise. Follow by this, be back to boat for lunch. Then pack our luggage and take out of our cabin (for crew members prepare rooms for coming passengers). Lunch today will be served sooner than usual as we will return to the main harbor at around midday.
      Disembark the junk; transfer back to Hanoi for our night train to Hue. Overnight on train.

    5. Day5 Hue – City tour (B/L/D)

      On arrival in Hue, transfer to hotel for our breakfast then relax for a while.
      Hue is known as an ancient Capital city of many original historical vestiges. There are more than 100 architectural works to be extremely reflected the life of Emperors and Mandarins under Nguyen’s reign. Situated in the middle of hills on the Southern Bank of Perfume River are very beautiful tombs of Nguyen Kings.
      Transferred to the Wharf where we will cruise along the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda (The Heavenly Lady pagoda), from here we will have a good view of Perfume River and surroundings. And boating to Tu Duc King’s tomb, which is one of the most beautiful works of Royal Architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty. The tomb lies in a boundless pine forest.
      Then we transfer back to the city for our delicious lunch at a fine local restaurant.
      In the afternoon, we will visit the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City; and Dong Ba market. Then relax at hotel.

    6. Day6 Hue – DMZ (B/L/D)

      Early pick up at hotel in Hue, we will transfer to demilitarized zone along National way 1A. This morning we will visit the Ancient citadel of Quang Tri, Hien Luong Bridge, the Seventeenth Parallel – the border between North and South of Viet Nam during the war and Vinh Moc Tunnel. In the afternoon, we will follow the Highway No 9, visit Khe Sanh and Suspension Bridge of Dakrong. Then we return to Hue. Dinner and overnight in Hue.

    7. Day7 Hue – Hoi An (B/L/D)

      After breakfast at the hotel, we travel by vehicle to Hoi An along scenic highway 1A. Along the way we will stop to contemplate the stunning views North, to Lang Co Beach and South to Danang city. Danang city with Cham Museum – the houses of the most complete collection if Cham Artifacts anywhere in the world; China Beach – where the American named and used to have their Rest and Relaxation; and the Marble Mountain – the five elements of the Universe (water, wood, air, fire and earth). We will arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon, relax. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

    8. Day8 Hoi An – My Lai massacre – fly to Ho Chi Minh city (B/L/D)

      Travel south of Hoi An after about 2,5 hour driving we reach to My Lai massacre. Then spend an hour there to see the complex of Massacre with Monument, The House of Evidence where documents, photos, and objects which testify to the massacre such as shirts, a pair of sandal of a killed child, all kinds of cups and plates, cookers and pans holed by cartridge, and wooden bells used for reciting prayers. All of them stir deep feelings in the visitors.
      After this, drive to My Tra riverbank of Quang Ngai city for our lunch in the local restaurant. In the afternoon, enjoy a visit Holly Temple city of My Son which date back more than a thousand years ago. Afterward heading back to Danang airport to take flight to Ho Chi Minh city.
      Welcome up on arrival in HCM city, then transfer to hotel, and then enjoy dinner at a fine local restaurant in town. Overnight in HCM city.

    9. Day9 Ho Chi Minh City tour – Cu Chi tunnel (B/L/D)

      Depart hotel for the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace for the president of the South of Vietnam. After that we will visit War Remnant Museum, where we can see countless artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting about the second Indochina war. We also stop at Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post office to get good shots for our memory of the big, modern city of Vietnam. Lunch will be served at a nice restaurant in the central city.
      In the afternoon, depart for Cu Chi tunnels (known as the “Iron Triangle” or “Iron Land”) drive through pleasant countryside; rubber plantations and rice paddies. Before entering the tunnels, see a short introductory video showing how they were constructed, followed by an exploration of the maze of tunnels, some of which have been widened to allow tourist access. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500lb bombs dropped by B52 bombers. After that we transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.
      Dinner and overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

    10. Day10 Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong Delta (B/L/D)

      Drive to Cai Be, boat through the busy floating market for seeing how people of lower Mekong Delta do business on the water. Cruise through the lush green vegetation of the canals to an orchard, where we are treated to a delicious lunch complete with tropical fruits. After lunch we keep on cruising along river to see peaceful tranquil life of villagers, admire marvelous natural setting of Mekong Delta region. About 03:00PM, the boat wills arrival at Vinh Long Market, walking around to explore Vinh Long Market. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh with stop at Bonsai Garden. Arrival at your hotel in the late afternoon.
      Dinner at a restaurant in town. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

    11. Day11 Ho Chi Minh city – Departure (B/-/-)

      Today our awaiting vehicle will transfer us back to the airport to take our flight to home. Trip ends.

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    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 buat 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.

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