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Saigon Wartime Memories$67/person
Duration: 4.5 hours
Includes: Vespas, drivers, guide, lunch, all entry fees & cold water throughout
Vietnam’s history stretches back more than a thousand years, but for many travelers there’s one era that holds particular fascination: the brutal 21-year-long military conflict known in Vietnam as ‘the American War.’ Led by renowned Australian war veteran, documentary filmmaker and Vietnam history expert Walter Pearson, Saigon Wartime Memories focuses exclusively upon the sites, the landmarks and especially the stories here surrounding that infamous struggle. Stops include the site of the 1952 car bombing made famous in Graham Greene\'s book The Quiet American, The Rex Hotel (a former officers quarters, not a hangout for journalists), the site of the self-immolation of Thich Quang Duc in July 1963, and the CIA Apartment House on Ly Tu Trong, made famous for the photos of its helicopter evacuation (often mistaken for the U.S. Embassy). Guests ride pillion behind our drivers.
Great trip and a wonderful experience altogether! Walter was a great guide, and Josh and the team were very friendly and helpful...
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