About Classic Vietnam
2013 Classic Vietnam
Trip one - Apr 23rd to May 6th
Trip Two - May 7th to May 20th
We did it. After battling with the authorities for four years, in April 2012 we ran the first ever trip with westerners driving Ex Vietnam War Jeeps from Hanoi to Saigon. In 2013 we are again running two trips in April and May. The dates for next year, and full details, are on the Itinerary page.
Classic Vietnam offers the opportunity to drive an ex US military jeep through this fascinating country. Starting in Hanoi we head south, visiting 4 world heritage sites, several Vietnam War sites including Khe Sanh and Hamburger Hill, and cities including, among others, Hanoi, Da Nang, Hue and Hoi An.
For years it has not been possible for non residents to drive 4 wheeled vehicles in Vietnam. That is why Clarkson and Co in their recent Top Gear special used scooters instead of cars. We have now managed to overcome the licensing hurdles and in 2012 we ran the first event of it’s kind.
The route broadly follows the Ho Chi Minh Trail -the ‘secret’ supply route used by the North Vietnamese to supply their troops in the south during the conflict. We stay in lovely hotels and in keeping with other events you will be provided with a detailed route book enabling you to travel at your own pace. As always, as well as several tourist hot spots, we’ll be visiting several areas not normally accessed by tourists.
The trip commences in Hanoi and finishes in former Saigon, now named Ho Chi Minh City.
For a selection of photos from this year’s trip click here.
Created on Monday, August 17th, 2009 and was last updated on Thursday, November 8th, 2012