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South Vietnam Historical School Trip | 5 Days

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Starting: Saigon
Destinations: Saigon
Itinerary: 5 Days/ 4 Nights

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Bring meaningful first-hand experiences about the American-Vietnam War in the 20th century for your students. They will be provided unique connections to the glorious history and true understanding of the world most shocking events during that period. Make knowledge in textbooks more tangible by letting your students join in this memorable 5-day school trip.

Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – War Sites – Cu Chi Tunnels – Vung Tau
Duration: 5 Days/ 4 Nights
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Start/ End: Saigon/ Saigon
Tour Type: Study tour, Explore & Experience
Tour Category: Vietnam School Trips
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Day 1: Saigon Arrival – Cyclo & Water Puppet Show
Day 2: Retrace Vietnam History with the 4 Most Historical War Sites
Day 3: Cao Dai Temple – The Napalm Girl Historical War Sites & Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh – Vung Tau – Long Tan & Nui Dat
Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City Departure

Recommended Hotel List

Location Deluxe Option Deluxe – Superior option
Ho Chi Minh City Central Palace Hotel Lotus Central Hotel

Special Notes

  • Please be aware that hotels and all other logistics, services and days of travel are subject to availability. Where flights are canceled or delayed
    Cozy Vietnam Travel will endeavor to secure alternative arrangements of similar value as noted in our booking conditions.
  • The traveling times mentioned within this dossier are approximations only. These times will vary according to weather, road, traffic or any other prevailing conditions.
  • This itinerary and supplementary information has been compiled in good faith and was accurate at the time of writing. However, it DOES NOT form part of a contract between the client and Cozy Vietnam Travel.

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Saigon Arrival – Cyclo & Water Puppet Show (D)

Upon Ho Chi Minh City arrival, meet our guide and driver then transfer to hotel for check-in and relaxation. In the afternoon, visit Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office, two of the charming French architecture left in the city.

saigon cyclo tour for students


Next, join in a cyclo tour to discover hidden corners of Saigon before enjoying a 45-minute traditionalwater puppet show at the Golden Theater. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Saigon.

Day 2: Retrace Vietnam History with the 4 Most Neglected War Sites (B, L, D)

In the morning, visit the shrine outside of the US Consulate then the former CIA building – the 1st war site where the last helicopter evacuated the remaining US citizens in 1975. It has been the iconic symbol for “the fall of Saigon” in the Vietnam War.



After that, explore the Reunification Palace – the 2nd war site which is the former headquarters of the South Vietnamese Government. When the Vietcong forces attacked Saigon, the palace was their first target. The tank 390 carrying the North Vietnamese flag crashed through its front gate and put an end to the puppet government. It marked a turning point in the history of Vietnam and opened a new developing era for this country.

statue of monk thich quang duc


The 3rd one is the Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument honoring the Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk who burned himself to death to protest the war. It is now the intersection between Nguyen Dinh Chieu and Cach Mang Thang 8 (August Revolution).

the secret headquarter of vietcong in saigon


Then get to a historic venue for a late lunch of pho at Pho Binh restaurant which used to be the secret headquarters of the Vietcong in Saigon for planning attacks on the US embassy and other Saigon targets during the Tet Offensive in 1968. Take a walk upstairs to learn more about history through the family’s photo collection before sitting down and enjoying the traditional taste of Vietnam cuisine.

museum of war remmant in saigon


After lunch, move to 197 Ngo Gia Tu at District 10 – the 4th war site where the Vietcong soldier was being condemned for war crimes and was executed here. Head to War Remnants Museum and learn more about the American war through the local’s eyes.

bitexco tower in saigon


Finish the day with a symbol of prosperity in Saigon – Bitexco Building – the second highest building in the city. From the Sky Deck on the 49th floor of the building, you can get a panoramic view of the hustle and bustle city. Dinner Cruise in Saigon River and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 3: Cao Dai Temple – The Napalm Girl Historical War Sites & Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)

After breakfast, take a drive to Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh, the home to the unique Cao Dai sect to observe the midday service. This religion is a hybrid of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Christianity. Then move to the village of the Napalm Girl, who was extremely famous on Nick Ut’s photo, is instantly recognizable and highlights the intense brutality of the Vietnam war.

cao dai temple in tay ninh


In the afternoon, drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels, the underground network including innumerable traps. It was specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers, and kitchens. Return to Saigon before the evening.

students visit cu chi tunnels


Day 4: Ho Chi Minh – Vung Tau – Long Tan & Nui Dat (B, L)

Today, transfer to Vung Tau and make the first stop at the site of the former Nui Dat Task Force Basefollowed by a visit to the Long Tan Cross in the Vietnam War. Afterward, explore the Long Phuoc Tunnels and visit the former Minh Dam Secret Zone and Long Hai.  Sightseeing trip in Vung Tau also includes the massive War Memorial at Back Beach.

long tan nui dat historical site in vung tau


After lunch, visit the Nui Dat Kindergarten which was opened in October 2010. It was funded by the Australian Vietnam Volunteers Resource Group and now stands on the site where over 5,000 Australian soldiers were based at any one time during the Vietnam War. At present, it provides cares for about 50 children from 3 to 5 years old. In the late afternoon, make our way back to Saigon for an overnight

Day 5: Saigon Departure (B)

After breakfast, we will be free until your driver arrives to take you to the airport for your departure flight. 5-day Vietnam school trip ends.

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  • 4-night accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver
  • Escorted English-speaking tour guide (Other languages upon request)
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary with authentic local food: 03 Lunches and 02 dinners with one dinner on the cruise
  • Entrance fees (except for Bitexco Skydeck)
  • Boat excursions
  • Bottle of drinking water


  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Vietnam Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals which are not indicated above
  • Surcharge and Compulsory dinners (if any)
  • Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Personal and other expenses such as porter, bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary.

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