Vietnam Army Jeep Convoy

GUIDED CONVOY TOUR
in US Army Jeep oldtimers

For Whom? 

The mindset required on this adventure is one of patience and flexibility so don’t expect a luxury holiday.You need to understand that traveling in a third world country does not always go smoothly, no matter how well planned – it’s all part of the adventure and your escort and local support team will do their utmost to smooth out any hiccups during the journey. Participants should also understand that levels of hygiene will not be of the same standard that you are used to.

The skills required are a driver’s license and you must be able to drive a manual car confidently.There are some 4x4 sections in which (a low level of) 4WD experience becomes handy.

Convoy Size: The minimum number of 4x4s in our convoy is 4 and the maximum is 7. This excludes local guide and support vehicles. The convoy might or might not be accompanied by some motorbikes following the same route (view the Vietnam Motorcycle Tour). Most jeeps tend to have just two guests, however, up to four can be accommodated (however, please note these are not roomy vehicles ...). The convoy does travel together throughout the journey, so you need to be willing to be flexible to fit in with the determined start time each day, stops for breaks etc. We try to allow breaks for photos, toilet stops, sightseeing, lunch, morning and afternoon tea but road conditions and travel time for the day may affect how long or how many of these we may have.

What to expect? 

Start-off with a 2-day/1-night cruise on Ha Long Bay with Dragon Legend Cruise https://www.dragonlegendcruise.com (or similar if not available) while our local agent is taking care of driving license formalities. Continue on a 1/2 day city tour through Hanoi before discovering the self-driver's paradise of Northern Vietnam in your own US Army Jeep!

The northernmost region of Vietnam is truly a driver’s paradise. While our local agent takes care of all formalities regarding the driver's licenses etc., we will explore the UNESCO world heritage site of Ha Long Bay on an overnight cruise and also a ½ day tour of Hanoi. In and around cities the traffic will be hectic, but once out on the country roads the traffic will be very limited. We will drive on tar roads, dirt roads, there could be some water crossings and there are some 4x4 tracks we also can opt to take.The rugged, mountains of northern Vietnam are home to colourful hill tribes and some of the best rice terracing in the whole country, if not the whole of Southeast Asia. Every bend in the road reveals something new. As we head north the rice fields will be starting to turn gold as they are getting ready to harvest and the countryside is very green from the end of the rainy season. Ready to get off the beaten track? Let’s go! 

Your local contact(s)

Linda

Quick overview

Vietnam Army Jeep Convoy

18 days - 17 nights
5.000 km - 3.125 mi
Arrive & Drive available
Your Personal & Authentic US Army Jeep
Try-Out Edition
in cooperation with our Australian partners
Comfort Formula
Variation of Accommodations (see itinerary)
Standard rate
5.450 €/prs

Itinerary

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Escort & Local Guiding: On this adventure you will be joined by an English speaking escort as well as a local guides who speak English and Vietnamese as well as other support staff. The decision of the escort in charge is final on all matters likely to affect the safety or well-being of any person participating in the trip.

Food: See the itinerary inclusions for meals that are included. We will be eating in local restaurants and home-stays so you need to be prepared to take meals as they come.

Amenities and Toilet Breaks: Your accommodation has private bathroom facilities (other than when in home stays where there are shared facilities). We will stop for toilet breaks in restaurants if possible, but there will be quite a few “bush toilet” stops where there is cover of trees or bushes for privacy.

Activity Level: There will be walking for sight seeing and we would expect you to be of a reasonable level of fitness to be able to cope with any discomfort from driving for up to 5-7 hours in a “rough” vehicle. These are not modern modes of transportation. You will be exposed to the elements as the cars are not enclosed.