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Modern History & Cultural Tour of Vietnam

Our Modern History & Cultural Tour of Vietnam is a fantastic insight into Vietnam’s rich exciting culture and traditional ways of life, but it also gives visiting groups a hands on modern history lesson of the recent Vietnam (American) war, which ended in July 1975.

This action packed school trip does not just delve into the Vietnam War as your students will also get to explore the fascinating city of Ho Chi Minh as well as the nearby Mekong Delta, which is a hive of activity and the perfect destination to learn about Vietnam’s past and present as you will witness many workshops and techniques that go back generations.

Daily Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrive Ho Chi Minh

  • Day 2

    Ho Chi Minh

  • Day 3

    Ho Chi Minh

  • Day 4

    Ho Chi Minh – Ben Tre – Can Tho

  • Day 5

    Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh

  • Day 6

    Depart Ho Chi Minh

Highlights

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    Ho Chi Minh Half Day City Tour

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    Cu Chi Tunnels

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    War Remnants Museum

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    An Phuc Charity Center

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    Mekong Delta

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    Local Factory Visits

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    Boat Trips

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    Cai Rang Floating Market

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    Brick Factory

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    Traditional Coconut Factory

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    Binh Thuy 100 year old house

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    Vietnamese Food, Culture and Architecture

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Prices & Travel Information

  • Single Room:

    USD $675 per person

  • Twin/Triple Room:

    USD $575 per person

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Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Ho Chi Minh

On arrival at the airport in Vietnam you will be met by a See Asia Differently representative, who will transfer you to your hotel and then take you to a local restaurant for lunch and your first taste of Vietnamese Pho. In the afternoon you will enjoy a fabulous introduction to Ho Chi Minh City by visiting some of the city’s most notable sights such as the Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh (Meals: _/L/D)

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh (Cu Chi Tunnels)

Today you will discover and learn about the Cu Chi Tunnels located 70km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City. Created since 1948 the tunnels include an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapon shops, field hospitals and command centres. After spending time to explore the area you return back to Ho Chi Minh City and then continue to the moving War Remnants Museum which presents a partial, but riveting, view of the American War, as it is known in Vietnam. Upon returning to your hotel we can arrange a meeting room where you can hold an open discussion on Post-Vietnam War impact on Communities and Tourism.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh (Meals: B/L/D)

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh (An Phuc Charity Center)

After breakfast you will travel out of Ho Chi Minh City to the An Phuc Charity Center, which is home of over 20 children that have been affected by Agent Orange. Once here you can help the children with their daily tasks which include making some handicraft products so sell and bring in some much needed money for their families. Spending time at the centre and engaging with the children gives your students a sombre and real life insight into real global struggles and atrocities.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh (Meals: B/L/D)

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh to Ben Tre to Can Tho

Today you will travel to the province of Ben Tre, crossing the Rach Mieu bridge along the way. On arrival at Hung Vuong Pier you will board a motorized boat for a cruise down the Ben Tre River, one of the tributaries of the Mekong river. Along the way you will witness various local and regional activities, such as fishing and local artisans. Your first stop is at a brick kiln to observe how bricks are traditionally printed and baked, before continuing to one of the many coconut processing workshops located along canal. Back on the boat you carry on through a natural scissors creeks to traditional local village where they make sleeping mats. Moving on you take a motorized cart (tuk tuk) or bicycle along some shady paths, past some glorious scenery to local lunch stop by the riverside. The conclusion of your day is to take out a rowing boat along a beautiful water palm creek and back to the pier, before ending the day in Can Tho.
Overnight in Can Tho (Meals: B/L/D)

Day 5: Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh (Cai Rang Floating Market)

Rising early you will take a morning cruise along the small and picturesque tributaries, where you will see the mind boggling Cai Rang Floating Market, which is the busiest but nicest market on the delta. You have plenty of time for photographs as well as enjoying the scenery and witnessing the daily activities of the local people that make their living on water. Next you take a walk around a village and visit a traditional rice husking mill and then a fruit orchard where you can taste some of the seasonal fruits on offer that you may have not seen before. Carrying on you will discover the ancient 100 year old house of Binh Thuy that boasts a combination of French and Asian architecture. After some time exploring and learning you will then transfer back to Ho Chi Minh.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh (Meals: B/L/D)

Day 6: Depart Ho Chi Minh

This morning you are free to enjoy your last morning in Vietnam as you wish until we arrange transportation to the airport for your departing flight home.
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Tour includes

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    Airport pick up and drop off

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    Overnights as mentioned

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    Excursions as mentioned

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    Transportation in private A/C vehicle

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    English speaking guide

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    Meals as mentioned (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – excludes drinks)

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    All taxes

Tour excludes

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    All flights unless included in itinerary & Visa fees

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    International airport tax (Included in Airline Ticket)

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    Meals, unless mentioned differently

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    Beverages and personal expenses

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    Other excursions and entrance fees

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    Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation and evacuation in the event of accident of illness)

Please note: You must have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining on it as well as bringing with you 4 passport size photos with you for your visa, as well as having a couple spare.

 

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