• “Friends and Families” Trip To Vietnam (15 — 28 Apr 2023)

MHT IS EXCITED TO GET OUR VIETNAM VETERANS FRIENDS & FAMILIES TO VIETNAM.

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Military Historical Tours (MHT) is offering this special trip for Friends and Families who would like to shake off the cobwebs and hit the road on this once in a lifetime trip to Vietnam. Explore places like Saigon, Cu Chi, Dong Tam,  Da Nang, An Hoa, Quang Tri, An Khe, Pleiku, Route 9, Tay Ninh, China Beach, Hanoi, the Hai Van Pass, and many, many more. Travel with our experienced Historians and Tour Directors and MHT will handle all of your travel arrangements from the closest Airport in your home state to Vietnam and back home.

Tour Leaders: LtCol John Powell USA(Ret) 1st/9th Cav & Shayne A. Jarosz, USMC 

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Washington Post Travel Section "Return to Vietnam" by Bob Shaw

CBS News' Anchor Wendy Gillette Reports on the 50th Anniversaries of the Vietnam War

The 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration Committee Video 

The Vietnamese people are gracious and are sincerely happy to have us with them again. The scenery is great, the food is delicious and the hotels we use are new, beautiful and very comfortable. Together we will visit the sites where your fathers and husbands fought and are written in their collective history. If you wish to visit any place in Vietnam that is not on the itinerary, please contact us and we will see if we can get you there!

In addition to visiting the battle sites MHT will ensure that you have ample opportunity to bargain shop at the wholesale market! 

After a quick class on negotiating with the locals we will turn you loose to purchase, lacquered items, pearls  watches, and clothing!

Tour Pricing:
F & F Tour Price:       $ 3,295
(Based on double Occupancy)
Single Supplement        $ 850
 
Tour Price Includes:

* Vietnam Visa Processing and fees
* First Class Hotel Accommodations
* Air-conditioned motorcoachs
* Meals as indicated in itinerary
* MHT Historical Trip information packet, containing maps and other information
* Admission fees to all sites, & museums
* Services of experienced Tour Leaders, and English- speaking local guides

 Airfare Not Included: Optional round-trip economy or business class airfare from your city or Los Angeles to Vietnam quoted upon registration

Siege of Dien Bien Phu Post-Tour Available 28 April – 1 May for only $995. Visit the site of the French loss of Indochina. You can also tour Beijing, China, or Cambodia or Ha Long Bay (see the link above!)

 

DA LAT PRE-TOUR ITINERARY

12-13 Apr (Day 1 & 2): ARRIVAL IN SAIGON 
Depart on flight to Vietnam. Arrival in Saigon by evening flight. Pick up by A/C Van & guide from Tan Son Nhut Airport & transfer to Le Meridien for check-in. Hotel: Le Meridien Saigon – premier deluxe city view

14 Apr (Day 3): SAIGON – DA LAT 
AM: Pick up from hotel A/C Van & transfer to the airport for flight SGN to Dalat. Arrive in Da Lat by noon, meet local English speaking guide & A/C Bus & transfer to local restaurant for lunch.
PM: Visit Sites: Tuyen Lam, Bao Dai Villa, Dalat Railway station, Dalanta Waterfall.
Hotel: TTC NGOC LAN - deluxe room (Meal: B/L/D)

15 Apr (Day 4): DA LAT 
08:30 We will stop at Van Thanh Village, one of the largest flower growing villages in Dalat. Visitors will be able to take photos in the flower fields.
09:30 Coffee Farm in Lam Ha—Our Van passes through Ta Nung with wild pine forests & jungle landscapes. Visit a coffee farm & learn about the cultivation of beans & coffee production. Visitors will enjoy a cup of coffee (processed on the spot) in a shop whose windows face the beautiful Central Highlands.
10:00 Weasel Coffee Farm—If you are traveling with children or coffee experts, this is a very interesting experience as we see weasels producing the world’s most expensive coffee.
10:20 Organic rice wine making house—Visitors will learn about the process of brewing naturally-fermented rice wine & we will all sample a complementary glass.
10:30 Silkworm & Silk Weaving—We see the process from the beginning with white silkworms to the formation of their cocoons, until ready for spinning out the silk threads & weaving by machines. Take some photos & visit the showroom.
11:00 Explore the Elephant Waterfall—One of the Central Highlands most majestic & impressive waterfalls. Under the waterfall are giant green moss covered rock that appear like resting elephants. If you love the feeling of adventure & discovery, you can go along the cliff into the cave at the foot of the falls. You will never forget the roaring sound of wind & crashing water. The cool water is like a refreshing shower.
12:00 Linh An Pagoda—A temple on the top of the Elephant Waterfall with beautiful architecture. In the center of the temple is the giant smiling Maitreya Buddha that brings happiness to visitors.
12:30 Lunch at a local restaurant.
13:30 Cricket Farm—If still hungry, we visit a cricket farm & learn the process of breeding crickets & for the adventurous try some of the complementary crispy specialties.
15.00 Crazy House—Designed by a Vietnamese woman who blended nature & animals into her modern architectural design. Voted one of 10 most bizarre houses in the world.
Hotel: TTC NGOC LAN (Meal: B/L/D)

16 Apr (Day 5):  DALAT–SIAGON
This morning we will enjoy the Central Highlands fresh air at the at the fun local market. After that, we check out of our hotel &  catch our flight back to Saigon. Arrive back at Tan Son Nhut Airport, A/C Van pick up & transfer to the Le Meridien to join with the main group. (Meals: B)

Daily Itinerary

15 & 16 APR SAT/SUN - (Day 1 & 2) 
Depart Los Angeles for flight to Vietnam—Cross International Dateline, lose a day transfer. (International Air will be quoted upon registration and can be tied into domestic flights upon request.) Arrive Saigon and check-in for evening. Hotel: Le Méridien

17 APR MON - (Day 3) After a western style breakfast we will have an early departure for a full day of seeing the local site including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the old Post Office, the Presidential Palace, the Army Museum and the former location of the US Embassy. We will have lunch in a local restaurant and as a final stop before returning to the hotel we will tour a lacquer factory to watch craftsmen at work. If time permits we will visit one of Saigon’s markets to shop for souvenirs. Hotel: Le Méridien (B/L/D)

18 APR TUE - (Day 4) Morning departure for the Mekong Delta to board a  boat in the quaint provincial town of My Tho and then wind our way through the labyrinth of small canals bordered by tiny villages. After viewing the endless fields of rice paddies tended by peasants in their traditional conical-shaped hats we transfer to a sampan for a tour of scenic Thoison Island. We will have lunch on the island and view the unique pottery produced on the island. We finish the day by returning to Saigon for some exploration of Saigon’s markets before dinner.  Hotel: Le Méridien (B/L/D)

19 APR WED - (Day 5) This morning we head for the famous Cu Chi Tunnel system. We then continue to the Michelin Rubber Plantation, Lai Khe, Dau Tieng, and Nui Ba Den. As we end the day in Tay Ninh, we will stop to see the fabulous Cau Dai Temple.  We end the day back in Saigon where we have an opportunity to enjoy the city at night with dinner on your own. Hotel: Le Méridien (B/L)

20 APR THUR - (Day 6) We check out of the hotel and catch a flight to Quy Nhon. The route up the famous Highway 19 is also remembered as a major French defeat and known as the “Death of GM 100” and the old 1st Cav HQ at An Khe. While overnighting in Pleiku we visit the old 4th Inf Div CP at Camp Enari & Holloway. Hotel: Kontum (B/L/D)

21 APR FRI - (Day 7) This morning we drive from Kontum to Da Nang seeing the military sites in Northern II Corps and lower I Corps. Hotel: Almanity (B/L/D)

22 APR SAT - (Day 8) Today we commence touring the Da Nang area to include Elephant Valley, Red Beach, Nam O, Hill 34, Dog Patch, and the old China Beach. We visit Marble Mountain and for the adventurous, we will climb to the top and see where the VC maintained a secret hospital throughout the war. We will also visit a marble carving shop before touring the ancient city of Hoi An and the many shops there. Hotel: Almanity (B/L/Dinner on your own)

23) APR SUN - (Day 9) After an early breakfast we depart Da Nang for Hue with stops at the Hai Van Pass, Lang Co and Phu Bai Airfield. We will commence a short city tour south of the Perfume River starting at the Phu Cam Canal and ending at Hue University. Hotel: Imperial (B/L/Dinner on your own)

24 APR MON - (Day 10) This day we explore the north side of the Perfume River and discuss the battles for the Citadel and TT woods. We also visit the Forbidden City via the Dong Ba Gate and visit the airfield site within the Citadel. Later we take a short visit to the Thien Mu Pagoda. Hotel: Imperial (B/L/Dinner on your own)

25 APR TUE - (Day 11) After an early morning departure we drive north to the DMZ with stops at Camp Evans, and LZs Sharon and Nancy. We briefly stop in Dong Ha and then continue west along Rt 9 with stops at Camp Carroll, Khe Gia Bridge, the Rockpile, Lang Vei and the Khe Sanh Combat Base. Lang Vei was where the NVA first used tanks against the Special Forces Camp. Hotel: Saigon Tourist (B/L/D)

26 APR WED - (Day 12) An early morning check-out finds us touring Leatherneck Square starting at Cam Lo, “The Washout”, Con Thien, the Market Place, Gio Linh and the blowing of the Dong Ha Bridge. After lunch in Dong Ha we make it back to Hue arriving early afternoon. Hotel: Imperial (B/L/D)  

27 APR THUR - (Day 13) Early morning flight to Hanoi. We start our tour with visits to the Hoa Lo    Prison, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the John McCain Monument, and the Army Museum. Hotel: Silk Path (B/L/D)

28 APR FRI - (Day 14) After breakfast, we depart Hanoi (cross international dateline) arrive in Los Angeles or your hometown same day.

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“Friends and Families” Trip To Vietnam (15 — 28 Apr 2023)

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