Vietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreatsVietnam Tours, Outdoor activities, family tours, trekking, cycling, bird watching, kayaking, motorbike, cruise, luxury tours,cultural sightseeing, wellness retreats
Forgot password?

Compass Thunder Vietnam Tour 15days

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
15 Days
15
$0.00

Compass Thunder Vietnam Tour 15days

$0.00
per adult

Sold Out

Exceed Persons

Compass Thunder Vietnam Tour 15days

Travel Style: Vietnam Veteran Tours from Saigon

Duration: 15days/14nights

Itinerary: Hochiminh – Cu Chi – Tay Ninh – Ba Den – Mekong Delta – Dong Tam – Bien Hoa – Long Binh – Xuan Loc – Pleiku – Kon Tum – Dakto – An Khe – Quy Nhon – Quang Ngai – Son My – Hoi An – Hue – DMZ – Khe Sanh – Hue – Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi

Detail Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL – HO CHI MINH

Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport our guide who will accompany you to your hotel will welcome you. Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals, is a center of commerce, finance, culture and tourism in Vietnam. This bustling metropolis ,contradiction of its northern counterpart, is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping area and sidewalk cafe. ( If time permits) we stroll around the down town to explore the different local ways of life. O/N in Ho Chi Minh.

DAY 2: HO CHI MINH

After breakfast, we embark on a tour of the city including Cholon, the War Remnants museum and the Reunification Palace.

CHOLON is home to Saigon’s substantial Chinese population and also is the site for the largest market in Vietnam, the Binh Tay market.

THE WAR REMENANTS MUSEUM has a wealth of images from the wars, the most moving being a gallery entitled Requiem which is dedicated to Vietnamese and foreign journalists and photographers that perished during the French and American conflicts.

THE REUNIFICATION PLACE was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until April 30th 1975 when the North Vietnamese tanks came crashing through the front gates, bringing the American War to a dramatic end. Close to the Palace some of the best examples of French colonial architecture are represented in the forms of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. The ornate Notre Dame Cathedral dominates the business centre of town. Built by the French between 1877 and 1883, the stone used to create it was exported in its entirety from France. Next to the cathedral stands the Central Post Office, finished in 1891. For all its French colonial history, Ho Chi Minh City is by far and away Vietnam’s most modern city. It has numerous shopping malls, cinemas, discotheques and a bewildering number of bars and this evening we will have the opportunity to see just what the city has to offer at nighttime!. (B)

DAY 3 : HO CHI MINH – CU CHI TUNNELS – TAY NINH – BA DEN

In the morning we have an excursion to the famous Cu Chi tunnels. This network of tunnels, which stretched for over 200km, became legendary during the 1960’s. The Cu Chi tunnels played a vital part in the American war in that they allowed the Viet Cong to control a large rural area only 30 to 40 km from Saigon. At its height, the tunnel system stretched from Saigon to the Cambodian border. The network, parts of which were several levels deep, included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centres and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and feel of what underground life in the American War must have been like. The tunnels have been widened for our benefit (otherwise we would not be able to enter them!) For those interested there’s even the opportunity to fire off a few rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range.

From Cu Chi we drive to Tay Ninh, the headquarters of the Cao Dai Sect, whose patron saints include Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo and Winston Churchill. The religion is an eclectic mix of Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism. The temple’s exterior is decorated with multi-colored dragons of all shapes and sizes. Above the main entrance is the all-seeing holy eye, the symbol of the Cao Dai sect. The interior is just as engaging as statues of Jesus Christ, Buddha and the Hindu god, Brahma, stand side by side. This evening we dine Saigon style for the “Last Supper.”. Our drive passes by the former Michelin rubber plantations before delivering us to Ba Den Mountain. Here is a chance to take cable to the summit for an impressive view of the surrounding areas. O/N in Ho Chi Minh. (B)

DAY 4 : HO CHI MINH – MEKONG DELTA – DONG TAM

Upon leaving the town we travel by roads to Vinh long with stop over at Dong Tam snake farm, which was the former base of the 9th US Division and Riverine Units, then visit Ap Bac village , the former site of the ground battle between the VC and ARVN. On arrival at Cai Be we embark on a boat for a leisurely trip around the tributaries of the mighty Mekong River, stopping at Cai Be floating market where each boat usually sells one particular item, whether it be pumpkins, pineapples, sugar canes. Along the way we also visit the many fascinating local cottages industries including rice paper makers, sweet factory, bonsai nurseries. A huge lunch followed with many seasonal fruits at an orchard is some enjoyment of the trip. We then weave our way through the intricate network of canals which are the lifeblood of the Mekong Delta before we meet up with our vehicle for return trip. O/N in Ho Chi Minh. (B, L )

DAY 5 : HO CHI MINH – BIEN HOA – LONG BINH – XUAN LOC – HO CHI MINH

An early morning start to drive along the highway No 1 towards Bien Hoa and Long Binh, the former USARV head quarters. This area now is transformed into industrial parks developed by foreign investment. Along the way we also have a chance to make stop over Di An and Bear Cat. Turning southeast we are using slightly different route passing by the 11th Armored Cav’s former headquarters and Xuan Loc, the site of the last fierce ARVN/NVA battle in 1975 before the fall of Saigon. O/N in Ho Chi Minh. (B)

DAY 6 : HO CHI MINH – PLEIKU

The impressive journey begins as we depart Ho Chi Minh and board a short flight, taking us over the mountainous regions to Pleiku, the most strategically important position during the Vietnam war. After checking into hotel we set off on a drive southward highway No 14 to visit Ham Rong Pass and Camp Enari, which was the former headquarter of the 4th Infantry Division. The following war sites are Cacteka plantation, Pleime, and Ban Can. This village is the former operational areas of the 4th Division. O/N in Pleiku. (B)

DAY 7 : PLEIKU – KOMTUM – DAKTO – PLEIKU

Heading out of town we travel by roads to Komtum with a look of the former US DZ site where some French barracks are still standing. This rough mountainous area was once a violent battle field between the NVA units and the 4th Division along the Ho Chi Minh and Sihanouk trails. On arrival we explore areas of Dakto including the former airbase and the Chalie hill. We return to the town for lunch and visit the old wooden church and several hill tribe villages. O/N in Pleiku. (B)

DAY 8 : PLEIKU – AN KHE – QUY NHON

The sightseeing tour continues with a visit to Camp Halloway and some nearby hill tribe villages, home to the Jarai people. They are very poor but have an interesting culture and colorful history. Afterwards we depart for Quy Nhon Town, which was a supply depot of the first Log Command. We cross over the Mang Yang Pass before arriving at An Khe , a major military area where we could find the First Air Cavalry among other units. After checking into hotel, we spend the remainder of the day to relax at one of Vietnam best beaches. O/N in Quy Nhon. (B)

DAY 9: QUY NHON – QUANG NGAI – SON MY – HOIAN

An early morning start to drive north up the highway No 1, passing by Phu Cat Airbase which is now managed by Vietnamese Army therefore no picture is allowed . We traverse the Tra Bon River valley, seeing Bong Son, Mo Duc, Phuoc Loc and Duc Pho. Upon leaving this area we make our way past the rugged Animate Mountains, sarcastically referred to as “The Street without joy” by French soldiers. Along the way we make stop over at Son My District, sense of infamous My Lai incident before continuing on coastal plain to Chu Lai airbase. Here we have a chance to see the work of the Sky hawks. O/N in Hoian. (B)

DAY 10 : HOIAN – HUE

The ancient architecture of Hoian is a fascinating combination of Vietnamese traditional characters with Chinese and Japanese influence. There are plenty to see in this delightful and tranquil town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tam Ky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda, the vibrant market. We visit these on our morning walking tour. Heading out of Hoian we drive north to Hue, stopping en route to visit the sensational Marble Mountains and the China Beach, which was the former R&R ground for the US Marines. The winding roads begin as we make our way up the spectacular Hai Van Pass. At the top of the pass we stop to admire a fantastic view south to Danang and north to Lang Co. We pass by Camp Eagle before arriving in Hue, Vietnam’s the last imperial capital. O/N in Hue. (B)

DAY 11 : HUE – DMZ – KHE SANH – HUE

Upon leaving Hue we set off on our drive along the highway 1 northwards passing by Camp Evans and Fire Support Base Nancy. Along the way we catch a look of Ai Tu Combat Base and Airfield before arriving in Dong Ha , which is well known as Leatherneck Square bounded by Con Thien, Gio Linh, and Cam Lo. The journey continues across the Hien Luong Bridge over the Ben Hai River which demarcated North and South Vietnam. Here is a chance to visit the Doc Mieu Base in the DMZ and the infamous Vinh Moc Tunnels. We travel up the route No 9 to Khe Sanh and pass a series of fire support bases including Rockpile, Camp Carol and Da Krong Bridge. On arrival at Khe Sanh Base we have time to stroll around to visit some of the many battle sites and military camps. There were all but partly cleared by villagers. O/N in Hue. (B)

DAY 12 : HUE – HANOI

The exploration of Hue would be not complete without a visit to the Imperial Citadel and the Purple Forbidden City. This royal residence was all but destroyed during the 1968 Tet Offensive, however it is still fascinating to walk among the ruins. In the late morning we board a short flight to Hanoi. After checking into hotel we visit the beautiful lake of Hoan Kiem with its sacred temple and the vibrant Dong Xuan Market, which boasts Hanoi’s oldest and largest market. A perfect way to finish the day is to enjoy a short cyclo excursion through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. O/N in Ha Noi. (B)

DAY 13 : HANOI – HALONG

Today we enjoy a half day city tour starting with the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. The complex also comprises the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of Hanoi. We follow this with a trip to the Temple of Literature, well known as Vietnam’s first university, and the History Museum which displays an excellent collection of artifacts illustrating the Vietnamese history. The peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem and the bustling Dong Xuan Market are also visited before we depart for Halong Bay through the scenic countryside. Along the way we make stop over at Dong Trieu pottery village to observe many craft man at work. O/N in Ha Long. (B)

DAY 14 : HALONG – HANOI

The wondrous Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. This exciting five hour cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karst formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. After a seafood lunch on board we return to Ha Noi, stopping en route at Dong Trieu pottery village. We arrive in time to see an evening performance of Hanoi’s famous water puppets. O/N in Ha Noi. (B,L)

DAY 15 : HA NOI – DEPARTURE

There is a free time to relax or further explore Ha Noi City. The tour ends after your transfer to Noi Bai Airport for departure. (B)

First Name

Last Name

Email

Phone

Your message


FLEXIBILITY:
Don’t see the date for this tour to suit your schedule? No problems, Create Your Own Date. Choose the dates that you want to travel and as long as you happy to open the tour to other people joining we will charge you the standard tour price – no markups!

CONDITIONS:
1. You must have booked and paid your deposit for travel dates that are at least 1 to 3 months in the future. This just gives us time to promote the trip and find other people to join you.

2. Create Your Own Date for this tour applies for bookings of two or more people only. If you are a solo traveller we can do our best to get a group for the dates you choose but we cannot guarantee standard pricing until we achieve a minimum of 2 people

3. This offer is subject to availability. In peak season we may not have the capability to add tour dates to our already busy schedule..

Artfully Designed Set Departures

Our Small Group Trips to Asia are set departures that you join in. Our superb itineraries combine world-famous highlights with hidden jewels. If you enjoy the company of like-minded travelers, and a maximum of 15 travelers (usually fewer), we offer the definitive small group travel in Asia and the Pacific.

Our Small Group Trips to Asia Feature:

  • Join-in scheduled departures
  • A set itinerary, artfully conceived down to the finest detail
  • The best, most sought-after Tour Leaders in our region of the world—university-educated professionals and experts with local connections
  • Luxury and boutique hotels wherever possible
  • A maximum of 15 travelers—usually fewer—for an intimate experience
  • Single travelers warmly welcomed
  • Most meals, delicious cuisine
  • Comprehensive inclusions and insurance

Travel Solo

Learn about our progressive Join Group for solo travelers joining our Small Group Trips.

We can tailor make a tour that will best match your budget – the guide below serves as a reference point for you to decide how much to spend on this trip.

LOWER BUDGET THAN THIS?

Budget lower than $(this price) in per person?

We surely can help

As our price is set according to the length of itinerary and the detailed program given, we can make changes in this tour to help you keep your budget.
Below are some possible changes to make your tour fit better in your budget
we can customize this tour with shorter duration
some activities and tours can be in a group and non-private.
We can look into lower budget hotel for you without compromising the quality.
We can change the itinerary that fits your expectation and budget requirement.

How our prices work:

The price shown on tour program includes everything mentioned on the tour but excludes flight (domestic and international). Unlike other tour operators that include these flights in the program, we want to give you the option of customizing these flights based on your request. As flight cost will change from season to season, you will save a lot by looking into the flight after finalizing the tour and we can surely help search the best price flight for you.

All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

ABOUT $(This Price) in PER PERSON

How our prices work:

The price shown on tour program includes everything mentioned on the tour but excludes flight (domestic and international). Unlike other tour operators that include these flights in the program, we want to give you the option of customizing these flights based on your request. As flight cost will change from season to season, you will save a lot by looking into the flight after finalizing the tour and we can surely help search the best price flight for you.

All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

HIGHER BUDGET THAN THIS?

Budget higher than $(This Price) in per person?

Vietnam and Indochina has the utmost luxury hotels and other tour facilities to cater to your budget. For a budget higher than the one stated, we can make some of the following modification to your program based on your request.
Flights in Business or First Class flight (compared with Economy flight).
More luxury hotels/cruises or more luxury rooms in the same hotel/cruise. Standards of accommodation.
Longer stay at certain city based on your request.
Extra service or extra meals.
If you want to stay longer…
There are so many ways to extend your time in Vietnam and Indochina. Once you arrive, you won’t want to leave!
Make extra trip to Phu Quoc or Con Dao, two of our most beautiful islands. Etc…
Stay longer on your cruise trip to Halong Bay. Etc…
Stay extra days and relax at beachside resort. Etc…
Spend more time visiting northern mountain province.

How our prices work:

The price shown on tour program includes everything mentioned on the tour but excludes flight (domestic and international). Unlike other tour operators that include these flights in the program, we want to give you the option of customizing these flights based on your request. As flight cost will change from season to season, you will save a lot by looking into the flight after finalizing the tour and we can surely help search the best price flight for you.

All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

Inclusion:

+ Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.

+ All private transportation.

+ All domestic flights.

+ Accommodation shared in Double room

+ Experienced English speaking guide.

+ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)

+ All sightseeing tickets.

+ Tissues and water on coach.

+ Services charges and government tax.

+ Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service.

+ No extra charge after services confirmation

+ 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Exclusion:

+ International flights & departure taxes if any

+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities

+ Travel insurance

+ Beverage

+ Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any

+ Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any

+ Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$ 25 & 01 passport photo)

+ Other services not mentioned above.

Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent accommodation

Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Travelo Vietnam can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes.

Read before traveling in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar or country around

Share with others

Thank you for visiting our FAQs pages. Here are the most common questions asked by our travelers. Please follow the links to get the answers or type your questions in the search bar. If you cannot find your answers, please send us your questions via email or on our Travelo Vietnam website. We will email you back with your answer, and update it on our website for other travelers.

1 – Knowledge Bike

2 – Travel FAQs

3 – Trekking Information

4 – Indochina Climate

5 – Indochina Visa

6 – During Tour

After all of our tours we ask every traveler to review their holidays so that we may publish their testimonials on our website to help potential customers decide on Travelo Vietnam for their holidays to Indochina.

It is important for other travelers to hear the honest opinions from our past clients. We do not alter or edit what has been said. We do however, remove the emails, for privacy protection.

Travellers’ Testimonials & Reviews

Refine Your Search

What people say... Leave your rating
Sort by:

Be the first to leave a review.

User Avatar
{{{ review.rating_title }}}
{{{review.rating_comment | nl2br}}}

Show more
{{ pageNumber+1 }}
Leave your rating