Veterans' Path 9D/8N
9 Days / 8 Nights from $1,795 per person
This is a private short stay package for the independent traveller.
DAY 1: ARRIVE SAIGON
Upon arrival at Saigon airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a tour of the city this afternoon, visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Offi ce. Learn more about the American War in Vietnam with a visit to the emotional War Remnants Museum and the Reunifi cation Palace.
DAY 2: SAIGON – NUI DAT AND LONG TAN
See the former Australian army base of Nui Dat. See the Long Tan Battlefield, Long Tan Cross, Long Phuoc Tunnel and Horse-Shoe Hill. Return to Saigon this afternoon. (B,L)
DAY 3: SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA TO HUE
Enjoy a morning tour of the ‘Rice Basket of Vietnam’, the Mekong Delta. Here you will see the former base of the 9th US Division and Riverine Units. Visit Ap Bac Village and cruise along the Mekong River’s canals, stopping at tropical fruit orchards and craft villages along the way. After lunch return to Saigon and transfer to the airport for your flight to Hue. (B,L)
DAY 4: HUE – DMZ
Visit the sites around the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), including the Rock Pile, Camp Carol, Tacon Airfi elds, Dakrong Bridge (now a suspension bridge) and Lang Vay Special Forces camp. After lunch visit Truong Son Cemetery, the McNamara Wall and Ben Hai River before heading back to Hue. (B,L)
DAY 5: HUE TO HOI AN
Embark on a tour around Hue this morning. Visit the Imperial Citadel and the Royal Tomb of Khai Dinh. Later, travel to the UNESCO World Heritage listed town of Hoi An, stopping at Camp Eagle and Marble Mountains en route. (B,L)
DAY 6: HOI AN TO PLEIKU
This morning you will be transferred to Danang airport for your flight to Pleiku. Later you will drive along Highway 14 to the Ham Rong Pass and Camp Enari, the former headquarters of the 4th Infantry Division. After lunch visit the Cacteka Plantation and the site of Bau Can. (B,L,D)
DAY 7: PLEIKU – DAK TO
Visit Dak To where you can witness how the ethnic Banar people live in their remote highland village. Continue to the small town of Kon Tum and stop at Camp Holloway, a helicopter base, on the way back to Pleiku. (B,L,D)
DAY 8: PLEIKU TO SAIGON – CU CHI
Fly to Saigon and travel to the amazing network of the Cu Chi Tunnels. Return to Saigon this afternoon. (B)
DAY 9: DEPART SAIGON
After check-out this morning you will be transferred to Saigon airport where your arrangements end. (B)
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