No matter your age, you’ve probably heard about the Vietnam War, one of the most famous wars in world history and appeared frequently on every major newspaper back in the 1960s. There is so much information about this historical event, so we want to design The Original War Tour which is the best choice to explore and learn more about the real Vietnam War from the perspective of the local who was involved or the victims of the war. We take you out of the old quarter to bring you to the far off places for you to get the chance to experience and learn about the Vietnam war and also the French Indochina war that has affected Hanoi for many years.
We get the opportunity to visit some very unique locations in and around Hanoi city. In each place we visit, we share special stories about what happened here over 44 years ago. Most of them are far away from tourist eyes.
DurationFrom 8am to 12:30 Pick up from your hotel or guest house in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, clients joining the tour from outside of the Old Quarter, a surcharge will apply.
Meeting PlacePick up from your hotel or guest house in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, clients joining the tour from outside of the Old Quarter, a surcharge will apply.
Price$50 per person
SeasonWe operate all year round. Except Vietnamese New Year which runs from January 24th - 30th, 2020.
InclusionsGuest pick up, English-speaking guide, informative motorbike tour, all drinks and snacks, and lunch included ordered by your guide.
Group SizeMaximum of 8 and a minimum of 2
OptionsGratuities for tour guide and other personal expenses
Private ToursAvailable upon request. Please contact us for availability
Custom Made ToursPlease contact us for your request and we can put together a fun tour for your group or family.
Start the war tour of Hanoi
Pick up by motorbike from your hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi. Then our guide will tell you the best way to sit on the back of the scooter for a safe and enjoyable tour.
We then head out to a great spot to check out the classic black market of Hanoi made famous during the Vietnam war era. The Hanoi bazaar is incredible crazy with the zig-zac markets. You will be absolutely surprised!
We will visit the memorial B52 bomber site. Also Visit with a Vietnam war soldier and his family who were affected by the war.
We visit with the wife of the soldier who got involved into the war. Having a cup of tea, some special sweet items from Hanoi. Listening to their personal stories that her husband had to participate in the war when he was just 19 years old. She had to wait for him for 9 years with no information from him.
You will have a deeper understanding how terrible the war affected the life of Vietnamese people.
Then jump back onto the scooter, travel to a former French military base.
Learn about the interesting history of the story that French allied with Vietnamese to defeat the Imperial Japanese Army.
We continue the tour to the B52 lake.
Here we share with you the story about what happened during the bombing campaign called Operation Linebacker II. One of the massive bomber B52 was shot down and landed into the lake.
Visit the site where Presidential candidate John McCain was shot out of the sky during the war.
Hear the story about how Presidential candidate John McCain was shot out of the sky and captured and held the prisoner for 5 years in Hanoi. This is a great way to see parts of the city that most tourists don't get to see or even hear about.
Now it's time to have our lunch break.
We will visit a very unique restaurant, with a vintage feel, circa wartime back in the 1960s. Our stop will be at a different AUTHENTIC restaurant, to savor some classic Hanoi dishes that were made during wartime.