I Corps Vietnam Tour Brochure 12days
Travel Style: Vietnam Veteran Tours from Hanoi
Itinerary: Hanoi – Hue surrounding – Danang – Hoian – Quy Nhon – Saigon
Highlights: This tour program is available for individuals, small groups or families. The cost depends on the number of travelers, whether you want Superior class hotels or Deluxe class hotels, and whether you want us to include Trans-Pacific flights. Some of our clients want to utilize their frequent flier points. For a decade in the mid-20th century, the central region of Vietnam, identified as I Corps by the US military, was a battleground from the beaches along the South China Sea to the rugged mountains bordering Laos. Americans serving in the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force fought communist forces on the land, on the waterways and in the air above this volatile region.
Day 1: Arrive Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to your downtown hotel. After time to freshen up, enjoy a cyclo tour through the Old Quarter of “36 Streets and Wares.” Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner of traditional Hanoi dishes. (D)
Day 2: Hanoi/Hue:
After breakfast, begin sightseeing tour of this capital city including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (subject to availability), Ho Chi Minh House, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature. Afternoon, visit to the Army Museum, the Hoa Lo Prison, Lake of Restored Sword. Then transfer to the airport for the evening flight to Hue. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for check in. Dinner tonight is at the hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Hue:
After breakfast, enjoy a boat ride down the Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda. Then drive to the Imperial Citadel where US Marines fought a month-long battle during the 1968 Tet Offensive. Visit the Hue Military Museum. Lunch is at Tropical Garden Rest-aurant. Afternoon visit to the Royal Tombs of Emperor Tu Duc & Khai Dinh Royal. We end the day at the Dong Ba market before driving back to the hotel. This evening, enjoy a home-hosted dinner at the restored royal home of Ms. Vinh Tu. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Hue:
An early morning departure for important sites along the DMZ. Heading north on Hwy 1, the infamous “Street Without Joy” to Dong Ha. There we turn west and climb into the mountains on Hwy 9. Passing through Cam Lo, we detour on our route west to Con Thien and Camp Carroll. On a hillside overlooking the famed Rockpile, we can see the washed-in remnants of foxholes and bunkers. We continue on to the site of the Lang Vei Special Forces Camp overlooking the Laotian border. It was here that NVA tanks were first employed against US forces in February 1968. Doubling back on Hwy 9, we pass through the town of Khe Sanh again and then drive north of the town to a coffee plantation that was once the site of the USMC Khe Sanh Combat Base. Here we can see the remnants of the last airstrip that was constructed here and visit a museum that presents the current “official” Vietnamese version of the incredible battle for this corner of Vietnam. Returning to Dong Ha, we have opportunities to photograph Montagnard villages along the roadway. Depending on the time and wishes of the group, we may drive a dozen kilometers north of Dong Ha to the river that once marked the border between North and South Vietnam.We return through Quang Tri to Hue. (B, L, D)
Day 5: Hue:
Today we venture west along Route 512. Passing the sites of Fire Support Base Bastogne and Fire Support Base Birmingham, we enter the A Shau Valley. Many significant actions took place here including Operation Delaware and Operation Dewey Canyon. Perhaps the best know battle was during Operation Apache Snow, better known as Hamburger Hill. We will visit Hill 937 where this action took place. Later, we return to Hue. Many “photo ops” today as we pass a number of Montagnard villages. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Hue/Da Nang:
After breakfast, we drive south on Hwy #1 over the Hai Van Pass into DaNang. After lunch in DaNang, we check into our DaNang hotel. After-noon is free at leisure and dinner is at hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 7:DaNang/Hoi An:
Today we explore the region around DaNang. We visit Monkey Mountain peninsula where remnants of our long ago base are still visible. Then we go to My Son, a collection of Champa Kingdom temples in the infamous Arizona Territory. As we travel in the area around DaNang we will visit as many of your special places as we can. Later we check into our hotel in Hoi An, an ancient fishing village that was once Vietnam’s major port. (B, L, D)
Day 8: Hoi An:
We drive north to Marble Mountain where we can climb the stone steps to the caves overlooking China Beach and shop the marble shops at the base. Returning to Hoi An we will visit some of the craft shops and tailors famous for the 7-hour suits, jackets, shirts and dresses. Our guide takes us on a walking tour of this very old and picturesque fishing town. (B, L, D)
Day 9: Hoi An/Quy Nhon:
We drive south on Hwy. #1 today. We see the village of My Lai and Chu Lai, once a USAF base and now a civilian airfield. We continue to Quy Nhon, with stops to see rural crafts, special places and photo ops along our route. Arriving in Quy Nhon, we check into our seaside hotel. Lunch is at a local restaurant and dinner is at hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 10: Quy Nhon/Saigon.
We double back up Hwy. #1 today to Phu Cat, a former USAF airbase that remains a military base (MIGs – not Phantoms now) and doubles as Quy Nhon’s civilian airfield. At leisure until we transfer to the airport for the afternoon flight to Saigon. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a dinner at the Majestic Hotel Rooftop Garden Restaurant overlooking the busy Saigon River. (B, L, D)
Day 11: Saigon:
A morning tour of Saigon highlights. We begin at the US Consulate, former site of the US Embassy. On the grounds we see a plaque honoring the Soldiers and Marines who died defending the Embassy on 31 January 1968. This is the only monument honoring US forces in Vietnam today. (Note: subject to Consulate staff schedule). Then we visit the Colonial Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Reunification Hall (former Presidential Palace), War Remnants Museum and a picturesque temple in the Cholon district of Saigon. After lunch at the Rex Hotel Rooftop Restaurant, we have free time for shopping at the nearby Ben Thanh Market, in the shops on Nguyen Hue Boulevard or in the upscale shops along Dong Khoi Street (former Tu Do Street). Tonight, a Farewell Dinner on a floating restaurant cruising up and down the Saigon River. (B, L, D)
Day 12: Saigon.
We transfer to Tan Son Nhut Airport at midmorning for our flight home to the USA. Crossing the Int’l Dateline, we arrive back in the USA the same day.
B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner
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