Vietnam Veterans Tour 13 days

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Highlights: Departure for Song Mao with stop over at the former MACV headquarters, continue to Song Mao and Tuy Phong, stop at former American adviser compound located.

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    All about the Vietnam Veterans Tour 13 days.

    Vietnam Veterans Tour 13 days

    Travel Style: Vietnam Veteran Tours from Saigon

    Duration: 13days/12nights

    Itinerary: Saigon – Bien Hoa – Phan Thiet – Nha Trang – Tuy Hoa – Quy Nhon – Pleiku – Kon Tum – Pleiku – Da Nang – Hoi An – Hue – A Luoi – Quang Tri – Hue – Saigon

    Highlights: Departure for Song Mao with stop over at the former MACV headquarters, continue to Song Mao and Tuy Phong, stop at former American adviser compound located. Arriving in Phan Rang, visit Poklong Cham Gia Rai Towers to get a view of the former 1st Brigade base camp and airbase.

    1. Day1 HCMC Arrival (D)

      Transfer from Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCMC. City tour of HCMC (Saigon) including the Reunification Conference Hall (formerly the South Vietnamese Presidential Palace), US Embassy grounds and the War Remnants Museum. Overnight in HCMC.

    2. Day2 HCMC – Bien Hoa – Phan Thiet (B, L, D)

      Early morning departure via National Road No.1 with first stop is Long Binh, by road to former base at Bien Hoa, head Northward to Xuan Loc for lunch. Afternoon visit former Phan Thiet air base. Overnight in Phan Thiet

    3. Day3 Phan Thiet – Nha Trang (B, L, D)

      Departure for Song Mao with stop over at the former MACV headquarters, continue to Song Mao and Tuy Phong, stop at former American adviser compound located. Arriving in Phan Rang, visit Poklong Cham Gia Rai Towers to get a view of the former 1st Brigade base camp and airbase. Overnight in Nha Trang.

    4. Day4 Nha Trang (B, L, D)

      Enjoy boat trip to MunIsland, fishing village, swimming, city overlooking at Bao Dai Summer Palace. Balance of the day is free. Overnight in Nha Trang.

    5. Day5 Nha Trang – Tuy Hoa – Quy Nhon (B, L, D)

      Depart for Tuy Hoa, visit both the airbase north and south of town, short road excursion into the rice paddies and travel up Hill 1283, proceed west on National Road No.1 to the areas of Tuy An, Trung Luong and Dong Tre. In Dong Tre, visit the airstrip and old bunker. Overnight in Qui Nhon.

    6. Day6 Quy Nhon – Pleiku – Kon Tum (B, L, D)

      Travel north on Highway No.19 to Pleiku, stop in An Khe to visit the area of Camp Radcliff and the 4th Infantry Division Headquarters, lunch in Pleiku. By road to Kon Tum with a view at a former US DZ site where some French barracks located. Visit Kon Tum’s old wooden church and the orphanage, B12 and B15. Overnight in Kon Tum

    7. Day7 Pleiku (B, L, D)

      Travel to Dak To and Tu Mo Rong which was the site of a major battle of the 1st Brigade in June 1966 on jeep or land over. Return to Pleiku and depart for Decop Village for an evening of traditional gong music, rice wine and dancing under the stars and around a bonfire with the Balmar Montagnards. Overnight in Pleiku.

    8. Day8 Pleiku – Da Nang- Hoi An (B, L, D)

      Early morning hike to visit Dragon Mountain, flight to Da Nang in the afternoon, visit the Cham Sculpture Museum, Marble Mountain, balance of the day for My Khe beach, the original China beach for a couple of hours. Overnight in Hoi An.

    9. Day9 Hoi An – Hue (B, L, D)

      Travel northward with stop over at Hai Van Pass, Lang Co beach, Phu Bai. Arriving Hue, city tour of Hueincluding Royal Citadel, Forbidden City, Royal Museum, Thien Mu Pagoda, Tu Duc Mausoleum, Dong Ba Market. Overnight in Hue.

    10. Day10 Hue- A Luoi (B, L, D)

      Four wheel drive to explore Ashau and A Luoi Valley, Camp Eagle, Fire-base, Birmingham and Fire-base Bastogne. Continue visiting Hong Bac Village which is located at the base of a 770 m hill to have a view to Hamburger hill, following to A Shan valley. Overnight in A Luoi.

    11. Day11 A Luoi – Quang Tri – Hue (B, L, D)

      Travel via Highway No.14 to Khe Sanh for a visit of the combat base, continue traveling by road with stop over at Rockpile, Camp Carrol, DMZ (Demilitarize Zone), the 17th parallel and the Vinh Moc Tunnel, Mc Namara electronic wall, return to Hue with stop at Quang Tri Citadel which is well known in summer 1972. Overnight in Hue.

    12. Day12 Hue- HCMC (B, L, D)

      Morning flight back to HCMC or Hanoi, handicraft shopping tour in the afternoon

    13. Day13 HCMC Departure (B)

      Free shopping till departure time.

    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.

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