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About Classic Vietnam

About Classic Vietnam


Many thanks for a great trip. Jean and I discussed it to assess any issues and we could not find any. We appreciate the care and attention you give to detail matters across the board. It all helps to make the event safe and enjoyable and we seem to pack so much into a day it is difficult to remember unless we review the photos. Tony & Jean Whitehead

Thanks for a great trip - we had a fabulous time. I do not have any suggestions as to areas you could improve on - we enjoyed every aspect of our Vietnam experience. Dr David & Clare Sutton

2018 Classic Vietnam

March 24th to April 7th

After battling with the authorities for four years, in April 2012 we ran the first ever trip with westerners driving ex military Jeeps on a 1000 mile route through Vietnam. Each year the trip is over subscribed. We have just announced dates for 2018. Full details, are on the Itinerary page.

Classic Vietnam is unique and offers participants the opportunity to self drive an ex US military jeep through this fascinating country. Starting in Hanoi we head south, visiting 4 world heritage sites, passing 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 Top Gear special used scooters instead of cars. We have now overcome the licensing hurdles and in 2012 we ran the first event of its 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 will 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 short video of the trip click here and a selection of photos from previous trips click here.

For full details of the route visit the Itineraries page and for costs visit the Entry Info.


Created on Monday, August 17th, 2009 and was last updated on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

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