II, III, and IV-Corps
08 September - 22 September, 2019
15 Days
Price: $3,795.00
Tour Reference: VN-19091
Ground Only Price is: $2,900.00 *
Deadline for registration is June 11, 2019
* Tour Registration Closed *
Helicopters airlift members of 2nd Bn,14th Inf
from the Filhol Rubber Plantation area - 1966
Daily Itinerary

Day 1 & 2: (Sunday - Monday, 08 - 09 September 2019) – Enroute

Report to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) by 8:00 p.m. and proceed to ticketing counter.  Depart Los Angeles, CA on our flight to Taipei.  Lose one day crossing the International Dateline.

Day 3: (Tuesday, 10 September 2019) – Taipei to Ha Noi

After a short layover in Taipei where we endure the Big Speech, we depart for Vietnam.  We land at Noi Bai Airfield (built in 1978 to replace the heavily bombed Gia Lam Airfield) and proceed through immigration, retrieve our bags, clear customs, and board our waiting motorcoach.  We then cross the Red River and its dikes to explore the Ha Noi environs.  Ha Noi is an ancient city that was founded in 1010, nearly 500-years before America was discovered.  We visit Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton) and stop at the John McCain Monument, located by the lake where he parachuted into and was captured.  Tonight, we enjoy our Welcome Dinner.

Meals: B (in flight) /_/D

 
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Day 4: (Wednesday, 11 September 2019) – Ha Noi to Qui Nhon

This morning we visit the War Museum, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Ho Chi Minh House, and the One Pillar Pagoda.  We then dine at the fabulous Lotus Buffet.  Later this day, we head back to Noi Bai to catch our flight to Phu Cat Airfield.  Upon landing, we head to our hotel in Qui Nhon and check in for the evening.

Meals: B/L/D

 
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Day 5: (Thursday, 12 September 2019) – Qui Nhon to Nha Trang

After breakfast, we make brief stops at the former site of Qui Nhon City Airport and where the 1st Cav came ashore on September 11, 1965.  We then head south along Highway 1 and pass Tuy Hoa North Airbase and the Tuy Hoa South Airbase.  Along the way to Nha Trang, we view several Cham ruins (the Cham people ruled what is today's Vietnam from the 5th to the 12th century) and other interesting sites.

Meals: B/L/D

 
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Day 6: (Friday, 13 September 2019) – Nha Trang

Today is a free day to shop, explore, and relax.  Lunch and dinner are on our own.

Meals: B_L/_

 
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Day 7: (Saturday, 14 September 2019) – Nha Trang to Phan Thiet

After breakfast, we head south along Highway 1, passing through Phan Rang and stop in Cam Ranh to visit the site of the former 22nd Replacement Battalion, the former site of the 6th Convalescent Hospital, and the 14th Aerial Port.  We make a brief stop heading south along the coastal highway to see the Sand Dunes of Mui Ne.  Before arriving in Phan Thiet, we stop at La Gi for a Kodak moment.

Meals: B/L/D

 
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Day 8: (Sunday, 15 September 2019) – Phan Thiet

Today is a free day to shop, explore, and relax.  Lunch and dinner are on our own.

Meals: B/_/_

 
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Day 9: (Monday, 16 September 2019) – Phan Thiet to Vung Tau

Departing early, we head over to Phan Thiet Air Base (home of 2nd/7th of the 1st Cav and later, the HQ of the 3rd/506th Infantry, 101st Airborne) aka LZ Betty.  We turn southwest along the coast, passing through Long Hai (ARVN Special Forces Training Camp) arriving finally at Vung Tau.  After lunch, we are free for the rest of the day and dinner is on our own.  Be sure to enjoy the night life in this former in-country R&R Center.

Meals: B/L/_

 
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Day 10: (Tuesday, 17 September 2019) – Vung Tau to Saigon

This morning we visit a few local sites such as Lighthouse Mountain, Black Beach, and Vung Tau Port.  After a western lunch at David's Pizzeria, we abandon our motorcoach for the high seas.  We board a hydrofoil for a run up the winding waterway that is the Song Saigon.  At our landing in Ho Chi Minh City (still called Saigon by most Vietnamese), we are picked up and delivered to our hotel.

Meals: B/L/D

 
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Day 11: (Wednesday, 18 September 2019) – Saigon to Tay Ninh

We rise very early this morning and head north to Song Be (Phuoc Binh) to investigate FSB Buttons and other local sites.  After lunch, we turn west to Bu Dop, Bu Gia Ma, Nui Ba Ra, and Loch Ninh.  We then head south to Tay Ninh where we view of the eerie 3000' monolith known as Nui Ba Den Mountain (Black Virgin Mountain).  Tonight, we overnight in Tay Ninh City.

Meals: B/L/D

 
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Day 12: (Thursday, 19 September 2019) – Tay Ninh to Saigon

After a leisurely breakfast, we explore the town of Tay Ninh, including the entrance of Tay Ninh Combat Base (now an active duty Vietnamese Army Base).  We also attend at the Noon Ceremony at the Cao Dai Holy See (Temple).  Before leaving Tay Ninh, we have lunch at Ms. Tuyiet's restaurant.  Tuyiet is a highly-decorated former VC Soldier in the Tay Ninh - Cu Chi AO.  Next, we visit the Cu Chi Tunnel Complex and later we pass through the Iron Triangle and Hobo Woods on our return to Saigon.

Meals: B/L/D

 
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Day 13: (Friday, 20 September 2019) – Saigon

Early this morning we stop at the Phu Tho Racetrack.  Next, we enter Cholon (considered the largest Chinatown in the world by area).  While here we visit Cha Tam Church (Saint Francis Xavier Church) where SVN President Diem had fled and disguised himself as a priest during the 1963 coup.  It was from this place that Diem and his brother were captured, taken away, and assassinated.  From here we head south on Highway 1 to visit the town of My Tho in the Mekong Delta.  We take a boat trip on the Mekong River to visit Thoi Son Island (Coconut Island), and its local houses, and workshops.  We return to Saigon for the evening.

Meals: B/L/D

 
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Day 14: (Saturday, 21 September 2019) – Saigon

Today we visit sites in Saigon to include Reunification Hall (the old Presidential Palace), Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Old French Post Office (a great place to purchase last-minute gifts and trinkets).  We also drive by the site of the U.S. Embassy compound (now the U.S. Consulate) to see the place where Viet Cong sappers blew a hole in the compound wall and gained access to the Embassy grounds during the 1968 Tet Offensive.  Lunch is on our own and the afternoon is free.  You can take a walk to Ben Thanh Market or stroll along old Tu Do Street (now Dong Khoi Street) to explore a myriad of little shops where you can discover special gifts to bring home.  Or simply sit and watch the world go by from one of the city's many cafés.  However, all hands are required this evening at our very special Farewell Dinner.

Meals: B/_/D

 
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Day 15: (Sunday, 22 September 2019) – Departure

After breakfast, those heading home transfer to Tan Son Nhut Airport 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 Los Angeles (LAX) at approximately 4:30 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: $2,900.00 / 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 Los Angeles, California (LAX) gateway.    Alternative Gateways
    • 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:
  • VBT - We use only highly-experienced U.S. Marine Corps & U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran guides.
  • VBT - Runs 15-day tours which ensures unrushed touring.
  • VBT - Has virtually all-inclusive pricing. (Beware of hidden charges forced on you by other tour operators).
  • VBT - Gets you to places other companies cannot access.
  • VBT - Our tours are designed for customization based on participant's requests (no off-the-rack tours).
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