Vietnam’s Highlands Tour Veteran 10 days
You begin in Saigon, the former capital of the Republic of South Vietnam and the economic capital of the new Vietnam. You fly to the Central Highlands to visit Pleiku, Kontum, and Dak To.
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Vietnam’s Highlands Tour Veteran 10 days
Travel Style: Vietnam Veteran Tours from Saigon
Duration: 10days / 9nights
Itinerary: Saigon – Pleiku – Quy Nhon – Nha Trang – Cam Ranh – Saigon
You begin in Saigon, the former capital of the Republic of South Vietnam and the economic capital of the new Vietnam. You fly to the Central Highlands to visit Pleiku, Kontum, and Dak To. You will see the sites of former US bases at Camp Enari (“Dragon Mountain”), Camp Holloway, Dak To and Ben Het Special Forces Camp. We drive Highway #19 all the way to the Cambodian border passing by or through historic sites including Jackson Hole, “The Oasis” and Duc Co Special Forces Camp. Visit Plei Djereng and then follow Highway #19 east through the infamous Mang Yang Pass to An Khe. You see the hill overlooking the An Khe basecamp known to GI’s as “Hong Kong Mountain.” From the top of the An Khe Pass, you have a spectacular view of the countryside before continuing on to Quy Nhon.
- Day1 Saigon.
Arrive Saigon today and transfer to your hotel.
Tonight a Welcome Dinner. (D)
- Day2 Saigon.
Your itinerary will include the War Remnants Museum, the French Colonial Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Reunifica-tion Hall (Presidential Palace), as well as Cholon. We will have lunch followed by free time to shop on Nguyen Hue Boulevard. Tonight a Dinner Cruise on the Saigon River. (B, L, D)
- Day3 Saigon / Pleiku
Check out of the hotel this morning and transfer to Tan Son Nhat for the morning flight to Pleiku. After hotel check in nearby the former Camp Holloway base, we walk through the colorful Pleiku main market. Then we visit a nearby Montagnard village before returning to our hotel. (B, D)
- Day4 Pleiku
We start our day with a visit to Camp Enari & Hensel Airstrip at “Dragon Mountain”, the former main basecamp of the 4th Infantry Division. Then we drive west on Highway #19. We will be traveling all the way to the Cambodian border, visiting as many former base areas as we can, including “The Oasis” and Duc Co Special Forces Camp. We’ll also try to get to Jackson Hole if the road is passable. We will be near the famed Ia Drang Valley. (B, D)
- Day5 Pleiku
Early morning drive from Pleiku through Kontum to the town of Dak To where we pass the site of the Special Forces Camp and the long airstrip that served as a base for the 173rd Airborne during the 1967 battle for Hill 875. Continue on to Ben Het, site of a Special Forces camp overlooking the tri-border area that was under heavy siege during the war. Back in Kontum, we visit a Catholic Church building (oldest wooden structure in Vietnam) and the adjacent orphanage supported by the Friends of the Vin Son Orphanage, a nonprofit organized by previous Green Trail Tours. Later, we return to Pleiku. (B, L, D)
- Day6 Pleiku / Quy Nhon.
Visit Plei Djereng this morning and then motorcoach east along Highway #19 through the famous Mang Yang Pass to An Khe, where we see “Hong Kong Mountain,” overlooking the 1st Cavalry Division’s Camp Radcliff base. Continue over the magnificent An Khe Pass with stops enroute for “Special Places” and “photo ops.” Stop to tour several Cham Towers under restoration on a hilltop overlooking the coastal plain. Continue on to Quy Nhon and check in to our oceanfront hotel. (B, L, D)
- Day7 Quy Nhon / Nha Trang.
Leaving Quy Nhon, we drive south past Tuy Hoa airport where USAF hangars are still visible
from Highway #1. Visit “Special Places” and stop for photo ops along historic Highway #1 as it winds its way across rice fields and along the mountainous coast. On arrival in Nha Trang, check into the spectacular Ana Mandara Resort on the Nha Trang beach. (B, L, D)
- Day8 Nha Trang.
This day gives you a chance to “chill out” after your journey through the Central Highlands. Lunch on your own and dinner is at the hotel. (B, D)
• Option 1: Shopping, sunbathing & snorkeling on the Nha Trang beach or schedule a spa
treatment (extra expense).
• Option 2: Visit Po Nagar Tower, Long Son Pagoda and other important sites in and around Nha Trang. (B, D)
- Day9 Nha Trang / Cam Ranh
Saigon. Drive to the former US base at Cam Ranh Bay today to fly back to Saigon. After hotel check in, free time for shopping on Nguyen Hue Boulevard and the Ben Thanh Marketplace. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner. (B, D)
- Day10 Saigon Transfer to
Tan Son Nhat for flight (B)
B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.