Vietnam War School History Trip to Ho Chi Minh

Our school history trip to Vietnam offers your students the chance to experience firsthand the difficult conditions faced by soldiers at war with an eye-opening visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels. These tunnels, which were constructed by the Vietnam Resistance fighters (Viet Cong), show how resourceful and ingenuitive one can be when faced with the possibility of attack from forces possessing vastly superior firepower and numbers. Our tour also includes a cultural aspect with the chance to experience daily life in the city of Ho Chi Minh as well as time spent in the Mekong Delta meeting local farmers and villagers.

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1   Board your flight to Ho Chi Minh City

Overnight flight

Day 2

Arrive Ho Chi Minh

Transfer to hotel

Remainder of the day to freshen up

Evening meal at a local restaurant

Day 3 Visit the History Museum, Reunification Hall, Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral and more Visit the War Remnants Museum and Ben Thanh Market

Evening meal at a local restaurant

Day 4 Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels Return to Ho Chi Minh and visit the Revolutionary Museum and Emperor Jade Pagoda

Evening meal at a local restaurant

Day 5 Visit the Fine Art and FITO Museum (Traditional Medicine), Thien Hau Temple and Binh Tay Market Afternoon free to spend as you wish Water puppet show and evening meal
Day 6 Travel to the Can Tho via the Rice Fields and fruit farms, take a motorboat ride in the Delta

Horse and cart ride on the country roads

Visit a local farm

Evening meal and overnight in Can Tho
Day 7

Visit a floating market, Cai Rang

Bike tour of Can Tho countryside

Return to Ho Chi Minh Farewell meal at a local restaurant
Day 8 Day free to explore/shop in Ho Chi Minh until departure Transfer to the airport Overnight flight to the UK
Day 9 Arrive in the UK    

 

 

This price includes:

  • Half-board accommodation
  • All flights inclusive of tax
  • Airport transfer Hanoi
  • Tour programme as listed
  • Entry fees to visits
  • English-speaking guide
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed information pack
  • Comprehensive travel & medical insurance
  • Itinerary planning service
  • VAT
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.
Vietnam War School History Trip to Ho Chi Minh

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Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels

The Cu Chi tunnels are 1.5 hour drive away from Ho Chi Minh City. The Cu Chi Tunnels are a maze of interlinked tunnels that were built by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Theses tunnels were barely one metre high and ran 80cms across and were used as supply routes, kitchens hospitals and training facilities. This underground tunnel has a combined length of more than 200 km! Considering that t...

Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Formally known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam and is considered the economic capital. Drive through the city centre to the ageless Central Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral. Enroute, visit the Unification Palace and War Remains Museum. The city also features magnificent French Colonial architecture mingled with Chinese influences

Reunification Hall

Reunification Hall

Formerly South Vietnam’s Presidential Palace, this building has been left largely untouched from the day Saigon fell to the North. On April 30, 1975, the war ended when tank 843, now parked outside, crashed through the gate. The war rooms in the basement are a must-see as visitors are allowed to view a propaganda film recounting how the South Vietnamese lackeys and American imperialists succumbed ...

War Remnants Museum

War Remnants Museum

Previously known as the Exhibition House of American War Crimes, and currently housed in a series of eight themed rooms in several buildings, the museum is a stark reminder of the cruelty during the American phase of the Vietnam War. It features military equipment located within a walled yard and halls filled with graphic photographs, a real guillotine, a simulated “tiger cage” prison and jars of ...

Ho Chi Minh City/ Revolutionary Museum

Ho Chi Minh City/ Revolutionary Museum

Originally built in 1890 by the French as a commercial museum, then a Governor's Palace, and later committee building, the exhibits in this museum cover a broad range, from archaeology to ethnic survey, early photos of the city, and documents from its founding in the 1600s. The second floor is heavy on Vietnam's ongoing revolution, with displays of weaponry and memorabilia from the period of strug...

Aristo Hotel

The hotel comprises a total of 85 elegant and cosy rooms, which offer home comfort and a wide range of amenities. Room facilities include shower & bath, in-room IDD telephone, free wireless internet access, satellite television, individual in-room air-conditioner and LCD TV. View on map

Saigon Can Tho

A 3-star property offering attentive hospitality and personalized service. Our comfy rooms offer a good selection of amenities such as Air Conditioning, Internet access (ADSL & WiFi), IDD Telephone, Tea/coffee Making Facilities and Hair Dryer.

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