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Vietnam - Journey to The Past
Vietnam - Journey to The Past
Vietnam - Journey to The Past
Vietnam - Journey to The Past
Vietnam - Journey to The Past
Vietnam - Journey to The Past
Vietnam - Journey to The Past
Vietnam - Journey to The Past

Vietnam - Journey to The Past

7 days
4.8 (3)
460+ booked
Start Hanoi
Destination +4 Destinations
End Ho Chi Minh City

Tour Overview

Journey back in time to Vietnam - An impressive way to travel this country! Vietnam Tour - The Journey to The Past tour delves into Vietnam's rich history, from ancient citadels to wartime remnants.

Explore the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex in Hanoi, then visit the poignant Military History Museum, B-52 Victory Museum, and Hoa Lo Prison. In Hue, admire the imperial grandeur of the Citadel and take a scenic boat trip to Thien Mu Pagoda.

Many more hidden gems in Quang Tri and Ho Chi Minh City await you on this Historical Tour to Vietnam with Asia Links Travel!

Tour Highlights

  • Pay a visit to Ho Chi Minh's Vestige Complex including the Stilt House, Presidential Palace, and Ho Chi Minh Museum
  • See the proofs of history at the Military History Museum, B - 52 Victory Museum, and Hoa Lo Prison
  • Contemplate the beauty of Hue Citadel and take a boat trip to Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Take a DMZ tour to Quang Tri Province exploring the historical sites of Khe Sanh combat base, Hien Luong Bridge, and Vinh Moc Tunnels
  • Admire the stunning colonial buildings in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Discover the most complex tunnel network in Vietnam - Cu Chi tunnels

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (-)

When you arrive at the airport, our driver will take you to your hotel. Checking in at 14:00, you are free to rest. Meals on your expense. Overnight stay at the hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – Historical Sightseeing Tour (B)

The entire time of the day is for city discovery. In the beginning, you will visit Ho Chi Minh Memorial Complex - a significant time-honored spot in Hanoi including Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House - the place of Ho Chi Minh last representing, the Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh Museum.

Afterward, you will ride straight to the Military History Museum, which preserves many photos and remnants from the war. With all the proof of history, your perspective on the past of the Vietnamese will be more open. As convenient, pay a short visit to the Hanoi Flag Tower- one of the foremost regarded images of the nation.

Following next is the B-52 Victory Museum, which showcases the relics of an important military aircraft in the American war: the B-52 Stratofortress. En route when returning, you can see the remains of a B-52 which was shot down in Hanoi in the year 1972.

Continuing the visit Hoa Lo Prison, under French rule, the prison was constructed to keep political prisoners and afterward, by the rulers of North Vietnam, it turned into a war prisoner lock-up. Besides the name of Hoa Lo Prison, people also call it “Hanoi Hilton” where some of the United States’ first post-war ambassadors to Vietnam in 1997: Senator John McCain or Pete Peterson.

Before the tour ends, you will stop by Long Bien Bridge (named Doumer Bridge at first) to stroll around the amazing structure and recognize its position in the war. The time it was erected was in 1902, under Sir Gustave Eiffel’s company charge.

Lunch and dinner at your expense.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Hanoi – Flight to Hue – Imperial Citadel and Thien Mu Pagoda (B)

To spend as much time as possible on exploration, you will take the flight in the morning to Hue – a residence of time-honored buildings. By the time you arrive, a local guide will pick you up and take you to your hotel for checking in.

When it turns to the afternoon, spend time alongside the Perfume River and observe the magnificent Imperial Citadel of Hue. Then, enjoy your boat cruising on the mellow Perfume River while transferring to the aged Thien Mu Pagoda, which is situated by the riverside.

Meals on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Hue – DMZ Tour – Vinh Moc Tunnels (B,L)

In the morning, you will be picked up and transferred to the Demilitarized Zone in Quang Tri.

Travel to the destination of La Vang Holy Land - a shrine situated in Hai Lang district, Quang Tri province. Many Christians give their faith to the appearance of Mary in 1978 and the cathedral was constructed close to the three banyan tree. To Vietnamese Catholics, this building is a holy place for pilgrimage.

Along the way you move, you can see Rock Pile Hill, which is located on Highway 9. It was once under the possession of a US military base from 1966 to 1968. From the tower, the movements of the Vietnamese People’s Army can be watched in the demilitarized area of Quang Tri Province.

About half of the way on Highway 9, find yourself at Dakrong Bridge. Also, this is the beginning of Highway 15, which is one of the main routes of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Taking the road, you can get to A Shau Valley and the notorious “Hamburger Hill” in the south. Moreover, you can find a monument located on the Ho Chi Minh Trail that was built to commemorate the historical events there. 

Next, we proceeded to visit the Khe Sanh combat base, which used to be the United States Marine outpost until it was struck by the North Vietnamese Army in early 1968.

For lunch at a local restaurant in Dong Ha town, return to Highway 1.

Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River are the next destinations on the list. When the Geneva Agreement was signed, the river became the line to divide the North and the South of Vietnam.

Then, spend time exploring Vinh Moc tunnels, a popular underground village that was built to sustain bombs dropping during the American War (1965-1966). In its complex, you can find old wells, kitchens, rooms for families, and a large area for medical care.

At about 6.30 pm, the DMZ tour ended.

Dinner at your expense. Overnight at the hotel in Hue.

Day 5: Flight To Ho Chi Minh – Historical Places (B)

After your breakfast, you will fly straight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon your arrival, our local guide will pick you up and take you to your hotel for check-in.

Depart in the afternoon to the old capital of French Indochina. The historical spots contain the Old Saigon post office, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Opera House. Keep moving to Reunification Palace which was once a command post of Saigon Government throughout the American war in the 60s. Then, at the War Remnants Museum, it is time for history lessons.

Lunch and dinner at your own expense. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6: Cu Chi Tunnels – Free and Easy (B)

In the morning, we will reach to the outskirt of the city center to get to the incredible of Cu Chi tunnel network. This extraordinary human work approaches to the length of 250 kms and had been a secret hiding place of over 16,000 Vietcong while the war occurred.

At the beginning of 1948, the system made efficient effort when avoiding French air and ground sweeps. Then the tunnels were opened to use in other purposes like being communication routes, facilities barns, medical stations and home for Vietnamese warriors during the American War.

Take your time to explore the tunnel underground and experience the difficulties that Vietcong guerrillas faced with and how they dealt with the problems. Finish the visit at noon, move back to the city center.

Enjoy your free time in the afternoon. Lunch and dinner on your expense.

Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 7: Ho Chi Minh – Departure (B)

Take your time at the gift shop for nice souvenirs as it is the last day of the trip. Then, the car will drive you to the airport.

Meals at your expense.

End of service with Asia Links Travel!

What's included

Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
Regional flight: Hanoi – Hue / Hue – Ho Chi Minh
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
Local English speaking guide
Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
Meals where mentioned (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
Entrance fees
Water for activities (1 bottle per person per day)
International flight tickets
Vietnam visa
Single supplement surcharge
Other meals than mentioned
Other services than mentioned
Drinks, other than water on activity days
Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
Travel insurance

Trip Notes

Time travel: Possible to travel all year around.

Rooms are available from 14.00 on arrival day until 12.00 on departure day, room supplement charge will be added for request of early/late check in/out.

Airfares (if any) may change without notice prior to e-ticket issuance.

Price for infants and children will be quoted as follow:

  • Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (Maximum 1 child under 2 years old travels with 2 adults; from the second child, 50% of the regular fare will be applied) 
  • Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% of the regular fare will be applied
  • Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% of the regular fare will be applied
  • Children from 12 years: 100% of the regular fare will be applied

During Peak Season and special occasions, surcharges may be added to the price:

  • Christmas and New Year’s Eve: Compulsory meals would be added during these times of the years, depends on hotels or resorts you will stay overnight.
  • Vietnam Lunar New Year: 24 January – 27 January: Extra fee will be applied during holiday.

Visa requirements:

For Vietnam: You must have a valid passport and a visa (or pre-approval letter for a visa on arrival) to enter Vietnam. Our consultant will be happy to advise you on visa requirements.

Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and you must have at least one blank page for each visa stamp.

Customer Reviews (3)

Comprehensive Hanoi tour

(4.5)
“Asia Links Travel provided a tour with great overview of Hanoi's historical sites, from the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex to the Hoa Lo Prison. The guides were knowledgeable and helped paint a vivid picture of Vietnam's past. If you are also a Hanoi lover, highly recommend this tour. Thankyou Asia Links Travel”
Review Comprehensive Hanoi tour
Melida
United States

Memorable experiences with Vietnam's historical journey

(5.0)
“As someone who loves history and culture, this trip really satisfied me. 7 days of discovery by Asia links travel offers a variety of memorable experiences, from exploring historical sites to learn about Vietnamese culture.”
Review Memorable experiences with Vietnam's historical journey
Charlie.W
Australia

Amazing tour unveils history

(5.0)
“This Vietnam tour to the past was a moving experience, offering insights into the Vietnam War through visits to key locations like La Vang Holy Land and the Vinh Moc tunnels. Asia Links Travel was great with this unique journey”
Review Amazing tour unveils history
Will
United Kingdom
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