I-Corps * Emphasis on Southern I-Corps
05 May - 19 May, 2019
15 Days
Price: $3,795.00
Tour Reference: VN-19051
Ground Only Price is: $2,800.00 *
Deadline for registration is February 04, 2019
Marines advancing up a hill with supporting fire.
Daily Itinerary

Day 1 & 2: (Sunday - Monday, 05 - 06 May, 2019) – Enroute

Report to Houston Intercontinental Airport by 8:00 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, 07 May, 2019) – 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, 08 May, 2019) – Ha Noi

Today we visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh House and the One Pillar Pagoda.

Meals: B/L/D

 
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Day 5: (Thursday, 09 May, 2019) – Ha Noi to Quang Ngai

This morning we have an early morning flight from Noi Bai Airfield to the coastal town of Qui Nhon.  Upon arriving in Qui Nhon, we travel north on Highway 1 from the Qui Nhon airport towards Quang Ngai.  Along the way we will visit sites around Duc Pho and Nui Dau.

Meals: B/L/D

 
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Day 6: (Friday, 10 May, 2019) – Quang Ngai to Hoi An

Today we travel north on Highway 1 to the Operation Starlite area.  We then visit Chu Lai, Crescent Beach, Ky Ha, Hill 43, 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 7: (Saturday, 11 May, 2019) – 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 8: (Sunday, 12 May, 2019) – Hoi An

Today is a free day for shopping and exploring the streets of Hoi An, lying by the pool, or sunning at the beach.  Lunch and Dinner on our own.

Meals: B/_/_

 
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Day 9: (Monday, 13 May, 2019) – Hoi An to Da Nang

Today we head south on Highway 1 and cross the Song Thu Bon.  Turning west, we 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.  Returning to Highway 1, we head north to 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 before checking into our hotel on the Han River.

Meals: B/L/D

 
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Day 10: (Tuesday, 14 May, 2019) – Da Nang

Today we head west to visit Dai Loc, Hill 37, Hill 65, and Liberty Bridge (North End).  As we return to Da Nang we stop at Hill 55, the 7th Marine Regimental Hill.  Dinner is on our own tonight.

Meals: B/L/_

 
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Day 11: (Wednesday, 15 May, 2019) – 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 on the southern bank of the Perfume River 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 12: (Thursday, 16 May, 2019) – 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 13: (Friday, 17 May, 2019) – Hue to Lao Bao 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) and the Peace Bridge over the Song Ben Hai, the river that was the only true physical demarcation between the North and South.  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 14: (Saturday, 18 May, 2019) – Dong Ha to Hue

This morning we head back to Hue and the relaxed comfort of our riverside hotel.  Our afternoon is free and lunch is on our own, but tonight all hands gather for our very special Farewell Dinner.

Meals: B/_/D

 
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Day 15: (Sunday, 19 May, 2019) – Hue to Ha Noi to CONUS

We have an early morning departure today from the Hue/Phu Bai Airfield to Ha Noi's Noi Bai Airfield.  Arriving in Ha Noi, those heading home have a 12:10 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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