War & Peace Tour – Vietnam

Vietnam

History & Culture

15 Days

Ages 13+

Vietnam Mausoleum

Tour Overview

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Highlights

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Ho Chi Minh portrait, Vietnam
Bich Dong Cave, Tam Coc, Vietnam

Inclusions

  • Discounted Group Flights
  • Airport Transfers & Internal Transport
  • Quality Multi-Share Accommodation Options (upgrades available)
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Evening Meals
  • Dedicated Professional Local Tour Guide/s
  • Tickets & Entry Fees for Included Activities

EXAMPLE ITINERARY

Worldaway Tours welcomes you to a journey to an exotic land to learn about a subject that affects everyone on Earth!

The Vietnam War & Peace Tour takes you alongside for Vietnam’s endeavor towards freedom, featuring fascinating tours, museums, and historical sites along the way.

Your first full day shows you The Way To Freedom and takes you deep into the First Indochina War as you learn about Vietnam from 1858 to 1945 and see firsthand the rudimentary weapons used during the period at the Vietnam National Historical Museum!

The afternoon features famous 48 Hang Ngang Street and the Ho Chi Minh Museum-his stilt house, garden, and an experience making a pair of his rubber slippers!

Tuesday of the Vietnam War & Peace Tour is a morning at the Vietnam National Historical Museum in the 1946-1954 artifacts collection and an afternoon visit to Van Phuc Silk Village, the oldest traditional silk village in Northern Vietnam!

The next day, experience the American war through artifacts collection and enjoy an afternoon of working in the discovery room and learning the ropes of being a museum guide!

Day 5 of the Vietnam War & Peace Tour is a real treat. Enjoy a trip to the Hoa Lo Prison where John McCain was a prisoner of war and spend another afternoon as an assistant employee at the Vietnam National Historical Museum!

Spend Friday on the Ho Chi Minh Trail and enjoy the Ho Chi Minh Museum, learning all about how the trail was used as a trade route during the Vietnam War and learn how to play the soldier’s game of “Truong Son hammock” (moving sleepers of Viet Cong soldiers).

Saturday begins a weekend of fun! Journey to the Bai Tu Long Bay on an overnight Oriental Sails Cruise!

Explore the harbor and the Vung Vieng Fishing Village-one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay and experience the life of a local fisherman!

Enjoy Happy Hour and a delicious dinner on the deck before Sunday morning cruise activities and an afternoon return to Hanoi to finish off an exciting and relaxing weekend!

Week 2 of the Vietnam War & Peace Tour is truly a Journey of Dreams! Experience the Vietnam National Historical Museum exhibit that shares the same name on Monday and visit Dong Hoi & Khe Xanh, two of Vietnam’s can’t miss destinations!

Experience the magic of the Vietnamese coastline as the Vietnam War & Peace Tour takes a turn towards the peaceful Cua Tung Beach (featuring the Vinh Moc Tunnels, Quang Tri Citadel, & Hien Luong Bridge!

The final days of the Vietnam War & Peace Tour are a great opportunity to make lifelong memories of the amazing place that is Vietnam.

Dive into the Phong Nha Cave on Thursday as you travel to this magical place by boat before Friday Free Time in Dong Hoi!

Complete the trip with a Saturday Graduation Dinner in the evening at the Vietnam National History Museum, including the Certificate Ceremony!

History lovers rejoice as the Vietnam War & Peace Tour offers everything you could want in an educational vacation: Exciting adventure, cultural landmarks, and historical wonder!

Our Professional Tour Guides, comfortable accommodations, and well-planned itinerary combined with the splendor and intrigue of Vietnam are guaranteed to make this the trip of your life!

Includes:

> Breakfast and accommodation in a twin/double room in Hanoi > Local guesthouse in other provinces with breakfast at local restaurant (simple breakfast) > Transfer in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver > Teachers for all lectures at the Vietnam National History Museum > English-speaking interpreter & English speaking guide assisting during lectures and sightseeing > All activities as mentioned in the programs and hands-on experience > Shared overnight boat cruise in Ha Long bay with full board meals & current safety regulations > Boat cruises as specified in the program comply > Two ways train tickets from Hanoi to Dong Hoi and back, shared cabin with soft sleepers > Where necessary, entry fees and permission for all visits mentioned in the program > Invitation letter for Vietnamese visa on arrival > Bottle mineral water and wet wipe on the bus during transfer > VAT and other taxes

Not Included:

> International & domestic flight tickets and airport tax > Other meals, except as specified above. > Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses. > Camera fees (if any) > Travel Insurance

  • Day 1: Sunday - Arrival Day

     

    Arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi.

    You will be welcomed by our guide and transferred to your hotel for check-in..

    Afternoon & Evening: Free time to explore Hanoi.

    Accommodation: Hanoi Boutique Hotel.

  • DAY 2: Monday - Way to Freedom (First Indochina War)

    Morning: Vietnam National Historical Museum (VNHM)

    * Meet with your guide and walk from the hotel to the VNHM.

    * Visit the collections at VNHM named “Way to Freedom”.

    * Learn about Vietnam from 1858 to 1945 through rudimentary weapons created and used by Vietnamese soldiers during First Indochina War (Vietnam – French war).

    * Watch documentary film: Vietnam in the Fall 1946 with English subtitle.

    Afternoon: 48 Hang Ngang Street & Ho Chi Minh Museum

    * Visit the house at 48 Hang Ngang Street where uncle Ho wrote Declaration of Independence for Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945.

    * Visit Ho Chi Minh Museum and the Ho Chi Minh Complex including: his stilt house, garden, his fish pond etc

    * Learn about the life and work of uncle Ho during this period in Vietnam history.

    * Hands-on experience of making “Uncle Ho’s rubber slippers”. This kind of slippers came with uncle Ho in his daily life and then produced & provided to all Vietnamese people and soldiers during during Vietnam War.

    * You make a pair of rubber slippers and try them on.

    MEALS: Breakfast.

    Accommodation: Hanoi Boutique Hotel.

  • DAY 3: Tuesday - Independent Protection Period (1946 - 1954)

    Morning: Vietnam National Historical Museum (VNHM)

    * Learn about the independent protection period of Vietnamese people from 1946 – 1954 through artifacts collection at VNHM.

    * Hands-on experience of “transport food to battlefield” – you will act like Vietnamese volunteers who delivered food to Dien Bien Phu battlefield.

    Afternoon: Van Phuc Silk Village

    * Visit Van Phuc Silk village in Ha Dong district. This is the oldest traditional silk village in the North of Vietnam.

    * Visit an ancient house where President Ho Chi Minh wrote “the call of National resistance” against the French colonists. This house today was listed into the most special national relics list.

    * You will also learn about traditional silk weaving from spinning to weaving steps.

    MEALS: Breakfast.

    Accommodation: Hanoi Boutique Hotel.

  • DAY 4: Wednesday - Vietnam - America War (1954-1975)

    Morning: Vietnam National Historical Museum (VNHM)

    * Study about Vietnam – American war through Artifacts collections.

    * Teamwork:

     – 1. Choose an artifact, present about that one.

     – 2. Print posters/placards by manual way.

    Afternoon: Vietnam National Historical Museum (VNHM)

    * Volunteer work at the museum, divided into two teams:

     – 1. Work at Discovery room.

     – 2. Learn to be a guide at the museum.

    MEALS: Breakfast.

    Accommodation: Hanoi Boutique Hotel.

  • DAY 5: Thursday - Hanoi - City for Peace

    Morning: Hoa Lo Prison

    * Visit Hoa Lo Prison Museum where John McCain was prisoner.

    * Teamwork with the subject of “finding the memorandums of American veterans displayed at the museum”.

    Afternoon: Vietnam National Historical Museum (VNHM)

    * Volunteer work at the museum, divided into two teams:

    – 1. Work at Discovery room.

    – 2. Learn to be a guide at the museum.

    MEALS: Breakfast.

    Accommodation: Hanoi Boutique Hotel.

  • DAY 6: Friday - Desire for Reunification

    Morning: Ho Chi Minh Trail Museum

    * Visit the museum of Ho Chi Minh Trail. This trail is a major supply route used by North Vietnam during Vietnam War.

    Afternoon: Ho Chi Minh Trail Museum

    * Experience “a day to be Vietnamese soldiers” by learning how to fold a blanket, mosquito net in army way.

    * Join in the game of “Truong Son hammock” – moving sleepers of Viet Cong Soldiers during Vietnam war.

    MEALS: Breakfast.

    Accommodation: Hanoi Boutique Hotel.

  • DAY 7: Saturday - Explore Ha Long Bay on The Oriental Sails

    Morning: Transfer to Ha Long Bay

    * Pick-up from hotel at 8am, drive for 3 & 1/2 hrs to Hong Gai Tourists Wharf where you will check in at the Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall – The OS Lounge.

    * Embark on Oriental Sails by transfer boat at 12.45pm, listen to cruise briefing & receive your room key.

    Afternoon: Cruise the Limestone Islands of Bai Tu Long Bay

    * Enjoy a delectable lunch onboard the Oriental Sails while it cruises further along the Limestone Islands of Bai Tu Long Bay.

    * The Oriental Sails will cruise towards Vung Vieng Fishing Village – one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay – to see the life of local fishermen.

    Evening: Happy Hour, Dinner & Dancing

    * Enjoy Happy Hour at the bar on the sun deck while watching the sun set.

    * Dinner is served at 7pm, then its time to socialize with other guests, go squid fishing or just laze around.

    * Singing & dancing activities are available until 10pm.

    MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    Accommodation: Oriental Sails.

  • DAY 8: Sunday - Wake up on The Oriental Sails then Head back to Hanoi

    Morning: Oriental Sails

    * Enjoy more activities onboard The Oriental Sails.

    * Have an early lunch.

    Afternoon: Back to Hanoi

    * Disembark Oriental Sails around 12pm.

    * Travel back to Hanoi & arrive around 4.30pm.

    MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch.

    Accommodation: Hanoi Boutique Hotel.

  • DAY 9: Monday - Renovation – The Journey of Dreams

    Morning: Vietnam National Historical Museum (VNHM)

    * Visit collections at VNHM about “Renovation – Journey of Dreams” – study Vietnam in subsidy period and how Vietnam had changed in Renovation Period.

    Afternoon: Vietnam National Historical Museum (VNHM)

    * Eat some kinds of food in subsidy period such as steamed rice mixed with cassava or sweet potato etc so students can know the difference in living standard between two periods.

    Evening: Transfer to railway station, overnight train to Dong Hoi

    MEALS: Breakfast.

    Accommodation: Overnight on the train.

  • DAY 10: Tuesday - Dong Hoi & Khe Xanh

    Morning: Dong Hoi

    * Arrive in Dong Hoi early morning.

    * Breakfast at local restaurant.

    * Transfer to Khe Xanh.

    Afternoon: Ta Kon Army Airport

    * Visit Ta Kon Army Airport, Van Kieu Minority Village & Ho Chi Minh Trails.

    MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    Accommodation: Local Guesthouse in Khe Xanh.

  • DAY 11: Wednesday - Cua Tung Beach

    * Trasfer to Cua Tung Beach, visit Vinh Moc Tunnels, Quang Tri Citadel & Hien Luong Bridge – (DMZ area in the center on VN)

    MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    Accommodation: Local Guesthouse in Cua Tung Beach.

  • DAY 12: Thursday - Phong Nha Cave

    * Head back to Dong Hoi in the morning, then visit Phong Nha Cave by boat.

    MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    Accommodation: Local Guesthouse in Dong Hoi.

  • DAY 13: Friday - Dong Hoi

    * Enjoy some free time in Dong Hoi.

    Evening: Take a night train back to Hanoi

    MEALS: Breakfast.

    Accommodation: Overnight on the train.

  • DAY 14: Saturday - Graduation Dinner

    Morning: Arrive in Hanoi early morning

    * Transfer to local beef noodle restaurant for breakfast.

    * Transfer to hotel.

    Afternoon: Free Time

    Evening: Graduation Dinner

    * 6pm – Graduation Dinner at the Vietnam National History Museum where you will receive your Graduation Certificate!

    MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner.

    Accommodation: Hanoi Boutique Hotel.

  • DAY 15: Sunday - Departure Day

    * Free time until its time to head to the airport.

    * Transfer to Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi for departure flight.

Vietnam War & Peace Tour (15 Days)

Inc. English-Speaking Interpreter & Guides to Assist During Lectures & sightseeing!!
US$ 2310
  • Boutique Hotels & Local Guesthouses w/Daily Breakfast
  • Twin/Double Share w/Bathroom (Single Room Supplement: +US$330)
  • Vietnam National Historical Museum
  • Cruise the Limestone Islands of Bai Tu Long Bay on the Oriental Sails!
  • Transfers in a Private Air-Conditioned Vehicle with an Experienced Safe Driver!
  • Teachers for all Lectures at the Vietnam National History Museum!
  • 2 x Airport Transfers
  • including:
  • Accommodation, Daily Transportation & Excursions
  • Certificate of Completion

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