9 days from $2,090 per person twin share
Visit solemn and significant sites from the American War in Vietnam, including former battlefields, army bases, and locations where Australian soldiers were based, including Long Tan. Beyond this, discover modern-day Vietnam, a stunning country that is home to striking landscapes, beaches, bustling cities and timeless rural life.
Short Stay itinerary
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 half-day tour of the city this afternoon, visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Later, tour the emotionally charged War Remnants Museum and the Reunification Palace.
DAY 2: SAIGON – NUI DAT AND LONG TAN
See the former Australian Army Base of Nui Dat. Visit 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
Start your day with a half-day morning tour of the ‘Rice Basket of Vietnam’, the Mekong Delta. 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, transfer to Saigon airport for your flight to Hue. Upon arrival check into your hotel. (B,L)
DAY 4: HUE – DMZ
Visit sites around the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), including the Rock Pile, Camp Carroll, Tacon Airfields, Dakrong Bridge (now a suspension bridge) and Lang Vei Special Forces Camp. After lunch visit Truong Son Cemetery, the McNamara Wall and Ben Hai River. (B,L)
DAY 5: HUE TO HOI AN
Embark on a tour around Hue this morning. Visit the Imperial Citadel, the Forbidden Purple City 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. Enjoy the afternoon free at leisure to explore this charming town. (B,L)
DAY 6: HOI AN TO PLEIKU
This morning you will be transferred to Danang airport for your flight to Pleiku. 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 and witness how the ethnic Bahnar people live in their remote highland village. Continue to the small town of Kon Tum and stop at Camp Holloway, a helicopter base used by the US Army. (B,L,D)
DAY 8: PLEIKU TO SAIGON – CU CHI
Fly to Saigon and travel to the amazing network of the Cu Chi Tunnels. The tunnels were used by the Viet Cong guerrillas for concealment, food and weapon storage as well as living quarters. 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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