Vietnam: The American Soldier’s Experience 
 January 18 – February 3, 2018


$3950.00 Land and Air Package Dbl Occ ($500.00 Solo Supp.)
Vietnam: The American Soldier’s Experience (access itinerary PDF here)

This tour was initiated & crafted by historian & Vietnam Veteran Jim Mahoney, a retired Colonel, United States Army.  Jim will jointly lead this expedition with his personally selected Vietnamese translator and guide, whose parents  witnessed the war in South Vietnam.   And you’ll hear from a second Vietnam Veteran traveling with the group,  who served near the DMZ.   Enjoy visits to several UNESCO World Heritage sites, like beautiful Halong Bay, and Old Quarter Hanoi.   In addition to the Vietnam War history, the robust itinerary includes culture and cuisine, the tapestry of traditions, and “people to people” experiences like “market day” and “lacquer painting.”  Inter-country air reduces travel time and affords a bird’s eye view of the lush countryside and mountains, and sparkling South China Sea.  Join us!  

Inclusions:

UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Imperial City of Thang Long, Hanoi
Halong Bay
Hue Citadel and Forbidden Purple City

Museums
Museum of Ethnology, Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh Trail Museum, Hanoi
Vinh Moc Tunnels Museum, Vinh Moc
Fifth Military Zone Museum, Da Nang
War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City
Lacquerware Museum, Ho Chi Minh City

 Air
Group Air departs from Houston.
Independent air travel arrangements are welcome.
Please request/provide information before registering.

Inter-country Air Included
(Hanoi to Hue, Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City)

Battlefields, Bridges, Memorials & Monuments:
here’s a partial list … expect the unexpected!

Hanoi
The “Hanoi Hilton” – Hoa Lo Prison
John McCain Monument
Ho Chi Minh House and Mausoleum

Hue
Hue Citadel and Forbidden City Complex
Thien Mu Pagoda

Dong Ha                                   Da Nang
Vinh Moc Tunnels                      Marble Mountains
The DMZ                                     Landing Beaches
Camp Evans                                Old China Beach
Khe Gio Bridge
the “Rockpile”
Camp Carroll
Khe Sanh combat base

Ho Chi Minh City                 My Tho
Unification Palace                     River Cruise, Mekong Delta
Old Post Office                           Mekong Delta Combat Sites
Cu Chi Tunnels