Hanoi will be the gateway to visit the historically important battlefield sites of Dien Bien Phu, the Citadel in Hué, Quang Tri, the DMZ, Khe Sanh, the Cu Chi tunnels and a private boat excursion to the backwaters of the Mekong Delta. Highlights will also include a wide variety of colorful sights and pleasures, be it enjoying a cyclo ride through the “Old Town” of Hanoi, capturing the beauty of the colonial architecture or the many historical monuments and sites, such as the tombs of former emperors, the quaint town of Hoi An or the fascination of Saigon.
Battlefields is for everyone who has an interest in Vietnam, be they Veterans traveling alone, together with family members, with friends or those who perhaps had not served in the war, however, have a historical interest in knowing more of what happened during that era as well as having a genuine interest in the many cultural monuments across both North and South Vietnam.
The opportunities to enjoy appealing varieties of food will be plentiful in all of the cities visited on tour. The French provided a heavy influence on Vietnamese cuisine with dramatic results and travelers are sure to find their meals to be colorful and delicious. Specialties, such as the spring rolls in Hué or the spicy rice noodles in Saigon, are two of the wide variety of choices that will satisfy the taste of the most discerning of diners.
The tour program is geared for both exploration and comfort. Personal transportation will be arranged using private coach and private watercraft taking travelers to the sites accompanied by well-experienced and excellent English-speaking guides. On various occasions, former Viet Cong and NVA Veterans will meet with the group to offer their experiences while engaged with their units during the war. The accommodations chosen are some of the finest 4-star boutique-style properties within the country.
A detailed itinerary and a list of inclusive and non-inclusive features, including price details can be found at First Cabin, Battlefields of Vietnam.
For those who choose, an extension is offered to visit the magnificence of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.