Experience the Veterans Tour of Vietnam, a 13-day journey celebrating the country’s history and beauty. Explore the stunning Ninh Binh region with its dramatic limestone karsts. Spend a night camping in Phong Nha National Park, home to huge caves. Visit the historic city of Hue and meet Vietnam’s minority tribes. Finish your tour in charming Hoi An, with its UNESCO Old Town and beautiful beaches. Experience Vietnam’s past and present, creating lasting memories.

Tour highlights

  • Spend time conversing with US and Vietnamese veterans about their experiences during the Vietnam War.

  • Thorough investigation of the Demilitarized Zone, including stops to significant combat zones including "Hamburger Hill" and the Khe Sanh military installation.

  • Explore the intriguing Cu Chi Tunnels, which are located close to Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Includes two dinners, seven lunches, and a daily breakfast.

  • International flights can also be arranged.

Hanoi, Thanh Hoa, Hue, A Luoi, Dong Ha, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh city street food tour

Old tour Hoi An

Detailed itinerary ideas

Itinerary idea in detail

  • Day 1

    Take a private shuttle to your hotel when you arrive in Hanoi. This afternoon, I want to get to know Chuck Searcy, a Vietnam War veteran. He is now the Chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, having returned to Vietnam in 1992. You can usually ask questions and learn about his experiences after two hours.

  • Day 2

    Take a guided city tour today with your driver and guide. See the Temple of Literature, the first university in Hanoi, the old residence of Ho Chi Minh, and the Fine Arts Museum, which has an amazing collection of sculptures and artwork. Following lunch, Vietnam War veteran Tam will take you on a tour of important Vietnam War locations.

  • Day 3

    Your driver and guide will pick you up today and take you three hours south of the capital to Thanh Hoa City. See the Ham Rong Bridge, which the Viet Cong valiantly guarded throughout the Vietnam War.

  • Day 4

    Get back to Hanoi early today to catch your flight to Hue at midday. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and taken to your city hotel. Explore the Imperial Citadel this afternoon with your guide to discover more about its stormy history and how it has persevered over the ages.

  • Day 5

    Proceed inland today to the hilly A Luoi district. Along the way, stop at the Ashau Valley and “Hamburger Hill” and see the military bases at Binh Dien and Bastogne.

  • Day 6

    Proceed into the Democratic People’s Zone (DMZ), making stops at military locations such as the old Khe Sanh American military post, The Rockpile, Camp Carol, Dakrong suspension bridge, Tacon airfields, and Lang Vei Special Force Camp.

  • Day 7

    See the Mine Action Visitor Center this morning, then take the Vinh Moc Tunnels and the DMZ back to Hue.

  • Day 8

    Transfer to Hoi An this morning via the scenic Hai Van Pass. See military sights along the way, such as Camp Eagle, Lang Co beach, the old US Consulate grounds, and the Marble Mountains.

  • Day 9

    This all-day journey takes you to Quang Ngai, a small village in a region of Vietnam that suffered some of the worst combat. A monument honoring the residents of My Lai hamlet, where more than 500 people perished in one of the most horrific incidents of the War, is located close to the town.

  • Day 10

    You will get the chance to learn more about the Viet Cong’s covert network of tunnels at Cu Chi after your trip to Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Day 11

    Enjoy a tour of the city today that takes you to many of the important landmarks and places related to the Vietnam War.

  • Day 12

    Using a private sampan boat and a bicycle, spend the day discovering a portion of the Mekong Delta and its cottage industry.

  • Day 13

    Your driver and guide will get you up today and transport you to the airport in preparation for your next trip.

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