INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – Whether you grew up between 1955-1975 or you’ve read history books about that period, you understand how catastrophic the Vietnam War was to all those involved. Now you have a chance to step back in time and learn about the war from a different perspective. Le Van Cuong is a guide for Myths and Mountains and a Vietnamese man who took part in the war – he will lead you on a motorcycle ride along the famous Ho Chi Minh Trail in Vietnam, showing you places that have real meaning to him.
The Ho Chi Minh Trail is a network of roads built from Hanoi to Saigon to provide logistical support to the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army during the Vietnam War. The trail allows guests to spend part of their time on a new highway, part on dirt roads, part in towns and part in hill tribe villages. This journey vividly shows you the Vietnam of today as well as the Vietnam forever recorded in history.
A recent traveler had this to say about the trip, “I now have a perspective on Vietnamese history that is unique and rich with first hand details. All the extra things that Cuong did with us were all amazing – from doing charity work with the poorest of the Vietnamese minority classes to setting up an afternoon at a village of the Bana people with traditional clothing, music and dancing that we were able to participate in. As wonderful as all the things we were able to do off the motorcycles were, it was the riding that was the best part of the trip. It is such an engaging way to see a country because you are so focused on where you are physically. To be so aware of everything around you is just a fantastic way to travel.”
This 16-day journey starts at $6,695 per person (based on 4-6 people), departing on Jan. 26, 2015 and Mar. 1, 2015 with custom dates and prices available. To learn more about Vietnam: Motorcycling the Ho Chi Minh Trail, visit www.mythsandmountains.com.