Vietnam Glory Days – Meet and Greet War Veterans

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  • Duration: 13 DAYS
  • Location: VIETNAM - CAMBODIA (HANOI/ HA LONG BAY/ DONG HOI/ QUANG TRI/ HO CHI MINH CITY/ SIEM REAP)
  • Places: PRIVATE TOUR
  • Prix: Cultural & History
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Finishing the very first steps for procedures at the airport, your journey for deeper understanding in culture and history will start right after our private driver take you to your hotel in Hanoi. The next day in Ba Vi promises to create your retentive memory for a trip with local fellows. They are not the most professional expert but the most favorable ones to share with you how to collect the best tea leaves, cook Vietnamese food, and invite you to join their daily life. Then, enjoy your cruise excursion to Halong bay where limestone rocks and the karst grottoes are covered with greenery tropical plants, along with a spectacular system of limestone caves. Later, visit one of the Vietnamese checkered history witnesses, DMZ battlefield where to store outstanding cultural values of wartime. Our time machine will bring you to the “free target zone” during the anti – American war, Cu Chi Tunnel. In contrast to the peaceful beauty in the road, the harsh destruction and damage that once dominated the area will startle you. Trickle into the other destinations in Cambodia. First of all must be Angkor Wat, the symbol of the Land of Peace and Prosperity as a good sight to enjoy architectural masterpieces. Then, take part in a cultural day of local activities such as silk creation process, intensive cultivation of lands or lively open markets, etc. Your great trip will be fulfilled with the last outing to Tonle Sap Lake prior to your sound flight.

DAY 1: WELCOME TO VIETNAM – HANOI ARRIVAL (B)

Your trip begins with arrival in Vietnam. Your private driver will meet and greet you at the airport. You will be escorted to the hotel by the private transportation. Check-in to the hotel and get over the jet lag. You can mooch through the streets of the city. Historic charm, architectural marvels, and products’ variety are splashed all over this area. After enjoying the first day yourself and return to the hotel for a relaxing sleep.

Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 2: GET AWAY FROM BIG CITIES WITH BA VI ECO TOUR – TAKING TO VETERAN (B/L)

Have breakfast at the hotel then you will be picked up by an experienced English-speaking guide and travel to Ba Vi, a countryside located at the outskirt of Hanoi. The approximate travel time is one hour and 30 minutes.

Then arriving at Mr. Duoc’s house, you will be welcomed with fresh honey tea and green lentils or lotus seeds that made by his family. Imagine a Vietnam in the old time of war through stories of Mr. Duoc, who is a Vietnam War veteran and lived during those hard times. He is also a green tea expert, you will visit his tea plantation which is one of the largest in Ri village and will join the locals in green tea processing. Afterward, have a Vietnamese cooking demonstration with another local host Mrs Chin and then enjoy a home-cooked lunch in a lovely garden.

After that, you will wander around the village and mingle with local people. You will visit the local craftsman who has been skilled at making conical hats from a very young age and other workshops in the village to see how people there make tofu or shell the rice. As you meander through the countryside you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. Then join your guides for a leisurely cycling trip along the country roads. Observe traditional Vietnamese rural life as the local people work in the paddy fields. Along the way, watch out for a water buffalo plowing a paddy field while ducks swim across the lake. Stop at another host family for foot bathing prepared by the recipes of Muong ethnic group and have relaxing time before embarking on your private boat for a trip along the Da river. Back to Hanoi

Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 3: EXCURSION TO THE NATURAL WONDER OF THE WORLDS (B/L/D) - SHARING CRUISE (B/L/D)

After breakfast, you’ll take a 3.5-hour-drive to Halong Bay, one of the great natural of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Upon arrival, the boat crew will welcome you and transfer you to the junk for check-in and enjoy a cruise around Halong Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. At the same time, you can behold thousands of limestone islands and grottoes rising from the clear, emerald water. After lunch you’ll join some activities on boat to discover the beauty of the bay such as visit a cave or enjoy swimming in the sea before getting back to the junk for relaxing and dinner. In the evening, you can join night fishing with locals.

Overnight on board.

DAY 4: BACK TO TRANQUIL CAPITAL (B/L)

In the morning, your breakfast will be served while floating on the sea to explore the beauty of Halong Bay before disembarking time. Joining some more activities on boat and then checking out cabin. The early lunch will be served before getting back to the main dock and back to Ha Noi

Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 5: TRAVEL FROM HANOI TO DONG HOI- FLIGHT INCLUDED (B)

Have a breakfast at your hotel then our driver will pick you up to the airport. Take a flight to Dong Hoi

Overnight in Dong Hoi

DAY 6: ONE DAY LEARN ABOUT THE DMZ BATTLEFIELD (B/L)

Have a breakfast at your hotel. Then our tourguide meet you up at your hotel and head north to Dong Ha.From Dong Ha head west on route 9 and pass a series of the old U.S Marines' military installations including Camp Carroll, Fuller, Razorback ridge....The first stop is the Rockpile, an importan look-out and firebase of the Marines south of the DMZ. We will view the old tactical area where the Marines fought in the famous operations Hastings and Prairie during 1966-1967. Our next stop is Dakrong bridge - the starting point one of the main branches of the legendry Ho Chi Minh Trail leading to the infamous Ashau Valley and the Hamburger Hill. Then, continue to Khe Sanh combat base - a large Marines base camp which was beseiged by a massive forces of the North Vietnamese Army in 77 days in early 1968, where we will spend ample time exploring the base and learning about the battle.

After that, head back to Dong Ha for lunch break. After lunch, head north to the former Demilitarized Zone ( the DMZ ), the old de-facto border between North and South Vietnam for 18 years, where we will take a walk on the Freedom bridge across the Ben Hai river - the river that was the only true physical demarcation line between the two Vietnams. The last stop of the day is Vịnh Moc tunnels, the refuge of some 300 north Vietnamese refugees during Rolling Thunder bombing operation.

Overnight in Quang Tr

DAY 7: QUANG TRI LEISURE DAY (B)

Have a leisure day in Quang Tri to explore the city at your own pace.

Overnight in Quang Tri

DAY 8: TRAVEL FROM QUANG TRI TO HO CHI MINH CITY - FLIGHT INCLUDED(B)

Have some rest and free time. Afterward you will be transferred to the Hue airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh.

Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

DAY 9: DISCOVER THE FASCINATING CU CHI TUNNELS AND WAR MUSEUM (B/L)

We pick up at your hotel to Cu Chi Tunnel for 60km from Ho Chi Minh City. Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti – American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its tunnels system of over 220 km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreigner.

The famous Cu Chi tunnels are a network of underground tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City. The tunnels were used as a military base for resistance to US forces during the Vietnam War and often used as hiding spots or spy activities.

Along the way to Cu Chi from Ho Chi Minh city, we will pass by the scenic local countryside, where you might even spot ducks and buffalo cooling off in the river. You will find it hard to imagine the destruction and damage that once dominated the area, caused by bombing and mines when Cu Chi was “a free target zone.”

Lunch at local restaurant.

After the tour, the guide will take you to the War Remnants Museum displaying exhibits related to the Vietnam War and the first Indochina War involving the French colonialists. After visiting the museum, you will be taken back to your hotel.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

DAY 10: TRAVEL FROM HO CHI MINH TO SIEM REAP (B)

Have breakfast at the hotel, have free time until our driver will meet you for a transfer to the airport for your next flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. After hotel check-in have some leisure time in Siem Reap.

Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY 11: EXPLORE THE CAPITAL OF ANCIENT KHMER (B)

Breakfast at hotel: Start your sightseeing tour of Angkor area we spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple and the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

DAY 12: EXPLORE THE KILLING FIELD (B)

Breakfast at hotel: This morning, drive to Pouk district about 15 Km in the West of Siem Reap town you visit the silk farm, a fascinating farm/workshop where you can see the entire silk creation process including growing the food for the silk worms, breeding the worms, silk extraction and refinement, traditional kit dying pattern creation and looming. Retail silk and souvenir shop. On the way back, visit the Western Baray (Baray Occidental) measuring 8 km by 2.3 km which provided water for the intensive cultivation of lands around Angkor. Return to Siem Reap and visit the Main Shrine, where the local people usually worship, with its statue of Yeay Teap, Preah Ang Chek and Preah Ang Chorm. Buying jasmine and lotus flowers to worship is very important for the Cambodians. We continue to one of the city’s lively open markets, Psar Chars, also called the “Old Market”, where anything and everything is for sale! Then continue to Wat Bo, a large, highly respected pagoda, founded in the 18th Century. Like the Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh, the vihear of Wat Bo contains unique wall paintings of the Reamker that are said to be late 19th Century. Look for the daily-life market scenes such as an opium smoking Chinese merchant, the colonial era French officer at the market and the French soldiers attending a traditional dance performance. Also of interest is the large collection of Buddha statues located behind the main Buddha. Visit to Killing field at Wat Thmei.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

DAY 13: TONLE SAP LAKE TOUR (B) – SIEM REAP DEPARTURE

Breakfast at hotel. Visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap where you can find schools, restaurants, hospitals and much more on the great lake of Tonle Sap. We take a boat trip in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. Transfer to airport for your departure flight.

DESTINATIONHOTELWEBSITE
HanoiHanoi D’Opera Hotelhttp://hoteldelopera.com/
Ha Long BayEra Cruisehttps://eracruises.com/
Dong HoiVinpearl Hotelhttps://www.vinpearl.com/hotel-quang-binh/
Quang TriMuong Thanh Hotelhttp://grandquangtri.muongthanh.com/en/home.html
Ho Chi Minh CityThe Myst Hotelhttps://www.themystdongkhoihotel.com
Siem ReapSofitel Angkorhttps://www.sofitel-angkor-phokeethra.com/

INCLUSIVE:

Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services

All transportation mentioned above

Domestic flight from Hanoi to Hue and Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City include up to 20 kg of checked luggage per pax, operated by Vietjet or similar

Accommodation shared in Double/ Twin/ Triple room with daily breakfast (including 5% service fee and 10% VAT tax)

Check-in room at 14:00 // Check-out room at 12:00 noon (Except Early check-in or Late check-out mentioned in the program)

Experienced English speaking guide

Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

All sightseeing tickets according to the itinerary

√ Vietnam visa letter approval

Tissues and water on coach

Service charges and government tax

Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service

24/7 hotline support guaranteed

No extra charge after services confirmation

EXCLUSIVE:

X Beverage, Personal expenses, tips, and gratuities

X Travel insurance

X Public holiday surcharge (if any)

X Early check-in and Late check-out (If not mentioned)

X Visa stamping fee on arrival at the airport (Cambodia: $30/person; Vietnam: $25/person)

X Surcharge for airport cabs from 12:00 am – 05:00 am

X Other services not mentioned above

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