Veterans' Path

Visit the sites from the American War in Vietnam, including former battlefields, army bases, and locations where Australian soldiers were based.

Places Visited

Saigon (2N) - Hue (2N) - Hoi An (1N) - Buon Me Thuot (1N) - Pleiku (1N) - Quy Nhon (1N)

Day 1: Arrive Saigon
Upon arrival at Saigon airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a half-day tour of the city this afternoon, visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Later, tour the emotionally charged War Remnants Museum and the Reunification Palace.
Day 1: Arrive Saigon
Day 2: Saigon – Nui Dat & Long Tan
See the former Australian Army Base of Nui Dat. Visit the Long Tan Battlefield, Long Tan Cross, Long Phuoc Tunnel and Horse-Shoe Hill. Return to Saigon this afternoon. (B,L)
Day 3: Saigon – Mekong Delta to Hue
Start your day with a half-day morning tour of the ‘Rice Basket of Vietnam’, the Mekong Delta. See the former base of the 9th US Division and Riverine Units. Visit Ap Bac Village and cruise along the Mekong River’s canals, stopping at tropical fruit orchards and craft villages along the way. After lunch, transfer to Saigon airport for your flight to Hue. Upon arrival check into your hotel. (B,L)
Day 3: Saigon – Mekong Delta to Hue
Day 4: Hue – DMZ
Visit sites around the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), including the Rock Pile, Camp Carroll, Tacon Airfields, Dakrong Bridge (now a suspension bridge) and Lang Vei Special Forces Camp. After lunch visit Truong Son Cemetery, the McNamara Wall and Ben Hai River. (B,L)
Day 5: Hue to Hoi An
Embark on a tour around Hue this morning. Visit the Imperial Citadel, the Forbidden Purple City and the Royal Tomb of Khai Dinh. Later, travel to the UNESCO World Heritage listed town of Hoi An, stopping at Camp Eagle and the Marble Mountains en route. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore this charming town. (B,L)
Day 5: Hue to Hoi An
Day 6: Hoi An to Buon Me Thuot
Transfer to Danang airport this morning and fly to Buon Me Thuot. Upon arrival, we visit the Ethnographic Museum and visit Ede Village. Stay overnight in Buon Me Thuot. (B,L,D)
Day 7: Buon Me Thuot to Pleiku
This morning travel to Pleiku visiting a rubber plantation en route. Continue to Ham Rong Pass and the site of Camp Enari, before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch visit a Cacteka plantation and the site of Bau Can, the former operational areas of the 4th Division. (B,L,D)
Day 8: Pleiku to Quy Nhon
Visit Dak To this morning, where you will visit the former airbase of the 4th Division; the site of heavy fighting between NVA units and the 4th Division. You will also visit Charlie Hill and swap stories with local Bahnar people in their remote village. After lunch, visit the Montegnard in Kon Tum and continue to Quy Nhon. (B,L,D)
Day 9: Quy Nhon to Saigon
After check-out, transfer to the airport and fly to Saigon, where upon arrival your arrangements end. (B)

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Tour prices are per person, twin share departing Auckland. Regional departures available on request. Additional charges: Tipping is payable on arrival in destination (see Additional Price Information below).

A visa is required by all nationalities. A single entry visa should be arranged in advance of travel. Visa fees are not included in your tour cost and it is your responsibility to arrange all necessary visas. Wendy Wu Tours can organise your visa's at an additional cost, please contact our Reservation Department for more details.

Phone Calls
International and domestic calls can be made from your hotel room. It’s a good idea to check call costs with hotel staff or your local guide before making calls, as this can be expensive. A service charge may also be involved. To call New Zealand – the international access code is 00, followed by the country code 64, then the local area code (omitting the first 0), then the number.
Mobile Phones
Mobile phones are quite popular and you will find high quality coverage, with active roaming agreements with most of the service providers. Please make sure you are aware of associated costs and have activated your international roaming prior to departure.
Internet & Email
Internet cafes can be found in all major cities and even in some small towns. This is often the easiest and cheapest way to stay in touch. Most hotels have a business centre with internet access, but at a slightly higher rate. Some hotels may have wifi which usually comes at an additional cost and may only be available in hotel lobbies. 

Tipping for Short Stays and Independent itineraries is not compulsory however is appreciated and normal for guides & drivers to receive them from tourists. In your final documents, Wendy Wu Tours will advise a guideline for tipping to be given to your local guides & driver. Tipping is at the discretion of each individual.

Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure.  In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs.
We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, great-value souvenir; but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the local economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we endeavour to ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity.

Meals included in your tour cost are indicated on the itinerary. Breakfast is a combination of local and western food, usually served buffet style at the hotel you are staying in. Lunches and dinners consist of traditional cuisine and are served at reputable local restaurants. As is traditional in this region, lunch and dinner consists of small dishes of local cuisine which is then placed on the table for everyone to share so you can experience the variety of speciality dishes. Our customers usually find that the amount served is more than ample. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste.
Drinks will be at your own expense and are to be paid for at the end of each meal. Beer is widely available and cheap. Western style wine is very expensive to import and is not widely available except at upmarket restaurants. Bottled drinking water, soft drinks, and fruit juices are also widely available – remember that you should only have ice or fruit juices from a trusted restaurant, where they will use boiled or bottled water.
Due to the French colonial influence in some Southeast Asian countries, black tea (commonly referred to as ‘lip-ton’ by the locals), coffee, and baguettes are available in most places. However, the local style is to have sweet condensed milk with their tea and coffee. Fresh dairy milk is not usually served but many restaurants will provide this if requested. ‘Cafe Sua-da’ (or iced coffee with milk) is a favourite choice amongst the locals