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I-Corps:
29 April - 13 May, 2018
15 Days
Price: $3,795.00
Tour Reference: VN-18043
Ground Only Price is: $2,800.00 *
Deadline for registration is January 29, 2018
Paratroopers of the U.S. 101st Airborne
Division on operation in Vietnam - 1969
Daily Itinerary

Day 1 & 2: (Sunday - Monday, 29 - 30 April, 2018) Enroute

Report to Houston Intercontinental Airport by 9:00 p.m. and proceed to ticketing counter.  Depart Houston, TX on our flight to Taipei.  Lose one day crossing the International Dateline.

Day 3: (Tuesday, 01 May, 2018) Ha Noi

After a short layover in Taipei, we depart for Vietnam.  At Ha Noi's Noi Bai Airfield, we proceed through immigration, retrieve our bags, clear customs, board our motorcoach, and cross the Red River and its dikes to explore the Ha Noi environs.  We visit the Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton); the John McCain Monument; and the fascinating War Museum.  Tonight we enjoy our Welcome Dinner.

Meals: B (in flight) /L/D

 
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Day 4: (Wednesday, 02 May, 2018) Ha Noi to Chu Lai to Hoi An

Very early this morning we fly to Chu Lai Airfield.  From here we visit Chu Lai, Crescent Beach, Ky Ha, Hill 43, Operation Starlite area, and Tam Ky before reaching Hoi An.  This evening you are free to roam the streets and shops of this ancient port city (formerly known as Faifo) where Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese traders once walked.

Meals: B/L/D

 
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Day 5: (Thursday, 03 May, 2018) Hoi An

Today we depart early for LZ Baldy and LZ Ross.  Heading up the Que Son Pass, we view LZ Ryder before heading down into Antenna Valley taking ample time for exploration.  Upon our return to Hoi An, we stop at a silk and wood factory.

Meals: B/L/D

 
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Day 6: (Friday, 04 May, 2018) Hoi An

Today we head north on Highway 1.  At the Song Thu Bon we turn west and parallel Goi Noi Island.  After stopping at An Hoa Combat Base, we make a special visit to the My Son Holyland located deep in the foothills of the Que Son Mountains.  My Son is the site of Trakieu, the ancient capital of the Cham Kingdom and contains ruins dating back to the 5th Century.  We will stop at Liberty Bridge (south side) and make a hike up Hill 119 for an overlook of the Arizona Territory.

Meals: B/L/D

 
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Day 7: (Saturday, 05 May, 2018) Hoi An to Da Nang

Today we head west to Hill 55, Hill 37, Liberty Bridge (north), and Hill 65.  On our way to Da Nang we stop at Marble Mountain where we visit a marble carving shop and climb Marble Mountain to explore the VC hospital area located deep within.  Continuing north we drive through the old Marble Mountain Air Facility (MMAF), stop at China Beach on the South China Sea and visit Monkey Mountain for a photo op.

Meals: B/L/D

 
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Day 8: (Sunday, 06 May, 2018) Da Nang

Today is a free day to relax or explore on your own.  Lunch and Dinner on our own.

Meals: B/_/_

 
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Day 9: (Monday, 07 May, 2018) Da Nang to Hue

Departing early this morning, we pass through Dog Patch as we leave Da Nang City.  We make visits to Red Beach 2 and Nam O Bridge, before heading up the Hai Van with a stop at the Pass to explore old French bunkers and take in a parting view of Da Nang and the bay.  Continuing down the Hai Van, we make several interesting stops along the way north before reaching Phu Bai and Camp Eagle.  Soon thereafter, we enter Hue (the old Imperial Capital of Vietnam) and begin our study of the 1968 Tet Offensive battle for the southern city.  We follow the actions of 1/1 and 2/5, covering, among others, the former MACV Compound, Tran Cao Van Street, Joan of Arc Girl's High School, ARVN BOQ, Hue University, Treasury, Public Health Building, Provincial Capital Building area, and the Church of the Redemptress.  We then arrive at our hotel for a relaxing evening.  After dinner, you can roam the fascinating shops on Le Loi Street until late at night.

Meals: B/L/D

 
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Day 10: (Tuesday, 08 May, 2018) Hue

This morning we take a relaxing cruise up the beautiful Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda and the Tu Duc Tombs.  After lunch we visit the Citadel, with its ramparts and towers, and visit sites specific to the northern battle, including the Chuck Meadows and Dong Ba Gates.  We finish at the Imperial Palace gate blown by 1/5, which allowed the ARVN to enter and lower the NVA flag that had flown from the main flagpole for 24 days.  We then visit the Forbidden City, home to the ancient emperors.

Meals: B/L/D

 
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Day 11: (Wednesday, 09 May, 2018) Hue to Dong Ha

Today we head north on Highway 1 toward the DMZ.  We pass through Quang Tri City and visit Long Hung Church, Bo De School, and the Lew Puller School as we come into Dong Ha.  At the Song Bo Dieu we walk over the Dong Ha Bridge (destroyed by John Ripley which stopped the initial NVA advance during the 1972 Easter Offensive).  Continuing north we stop at Gio Linh FSB Forward (Alpha 2).  We then head west to visit Con Thien (the Hill of Angels) and south to Cam Lo Bridge.  The four quadrants of Leatherneck Square are Dong Ha, Gio Linh, Con Thien, and Cam Lo.  At Cam Lo we turn west on Highway 9 to visit Camp Carroll, the Marine and Army artillery plateau.  We continue west past the Rockpile, the Razorback, and Khe Gia Bridge.  After lunch in Khe Sanh village, we head north to the Khe Sanh Combat Base where we will spend ample time exploring.  Next is the Lang Vei Special Forces Camp, overrun in the first ever NVA tank assault.  We overnight in Dong Ha.

Meals: B/L/D

 
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Day 12: (Thursday, 10 June, 2018) Dong Ha to Hue

This morning we head over to the Mine Action Visitor Center.  From here we head north again on Highway 1 to visit the Peace Bridge over the Song Ben Hai, the river that was the only true physical demarcation between the North and South.  We then explore the tunnel complex in the artillery village of Vinh Moc.  On our return from the North, we travel south along the new coastal highway past Cua Viet to Quang Tri before returning to Hue for the evening.

Meals: B/L/D

 
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Day 13: (Friday, 11 June, 2018) Hue

Today is a free day in Hue for shopping, relaxing by the pool, or for personal exploration.  Lunch is on our own, but tonight all hands gather for our very special Farewell Dinner.

Meals: B/_/D

 
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Day 14: (Saturday, 12 June, 2018) Hue to Ha Noi

This morning we have an early morning flight to Ha Noi.  Arriving in Ha Noi we visit the Ho Chi Minh House and the One Pillar Pagoda.

Meals: B/L/D

 
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Day 15: (Sunday, 13 June, 2018) Departure

For those opting for one of our fabulous post tours, your day begins as we bid our new friends a happy journey home.  After breakfast, those heading home transfer to Noi Bai Airfield for the flight to Taipei.  Departing from Taipei, we gain a day enroute to the continental United States by re-crossing the International Dateline, arriving in Houston at approximately 11:05 p.m. this same day.

Meals: B/L/D (in flight)

 
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Tour Pricing Information

Tour Price: $3,795.00 / Per Person is based upon Double Occupancy (2 people per room)
Single Supplement is $598.00

Ground Only Price: $2,800.00 / Per Person is also based upon Double Occupancy (2 people per room)
Single Supplement is $598.00

Tour Price Includes:

  1. International roundtrip airfare from our Houston, Texas gateway.
    • Ground Only Tours - International roundtrip airfare is not included.
  2. Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation.
  3. Vietnam airfare.
  4. Vietnam Visa Processing and fees.
    • Ground Only Tours - Vietnam Visa Processing and fees may or may not be included.
  5. Hotel Accommodations throughout tour.
  6. Virtually all meals, as indicated in itinerary.
  7. Historical Trip information packet, containing maps and other information pertaining to your tour.
  8. Admission fees to all sites, museums and special attractions listed.
  9. Services of our experienced Directors & English--speaking local guides.
  10. Gratuities (NOTE: VBT American guides are prohibited from accepting tips.)
  11. Bulk-baggage handling.
  12. Emergency Medical, Evacuation, Repatriation and Hospitalization Insurance included in each tour.

Why choose Vietnam Battlefield Tours?

Here's just a few reasons:

  1. VBT - We use only highly-experienced U.S. Marine Corps & U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran guides.
  2. VBT - Runs 15-day tours which ensures unrushed touring.
  3. VBT - Has all-inclusive pricing. (Beware of hidden charges forced on you by other tour operators).
  4. VBT - Gets you to places other companies cannot access.
  5. VBT - Our tours are designed for customization based on participant's requests (no off-the-rack tours).

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