Travel from Hanoi, Hue, and Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City to meet with veterans of the war and explore sites relevant to the conflict—from major battlefields to underground networks of tunnels.

Starting at: $5,995 Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Silver Rock lagoon in Hue. Credit: Pham Ty  Residence of Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi  Army Museum in Hanoi  Thien Mu Pagoda in Hue  Terraced rice fields in Vietnam. Credit: Hoang Long Ly  The Hai Van Pass near Da Nang  Da Nang Harbor  Modern Da Nang  Skyline of Ho Chi Minh City at dusk  Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City  Underground in the Cu Chi Tunnels  Access to the tunnel system  M41 Walker Bulldog Tank at the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City  American CH-47 Chinook Helicopter at the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City

Tracing the War in Vietnam

14 days from $5,995

Travel from Hanoi, Hue, and Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City to meet with veterans of the war and explore sites relevant to the conflict—from major battlefields to underground networks of tunnels.

or Call 855-330-1542

Nov 5 - 18, 2016 Departure; Feb 4 - 17, 2017 Departure; Nov 4 - 17, 2017 Departure
Dr. James H. Willbanks

Dr. James H. Willbanks

Dr. James H. Willbanks is an internationally recognized expert on the Vietnam War and related topics.  He is the author or editor of fourteen books on Vietnam and other conflicts, and is a past Trustee of the Society for Military History.  He serves on the Editorial Boards of Vietnam and Armchair General magazines and is currently acting as a consultant to Ken Burns in the production of an eight-part documentary on the Vietnam War for PBS to be aired in late 2016. 

In 1992 Dr. Willbanks retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel with 23 years’ service as an infantry officer in various assignments, including a tour as an infantry advisor with a South Vietnamese regiment during the 1972 North Vietnamese Easter Offensive.  Dr. Willbanks’ military awards and decorations include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with “V” and Oak Leaf Cluster, two Purple Hearts, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with two Silver Stars.