The historical province of Quang Tri is just a hours away from Hue. If you have read or watch movies about the Vietnam War, most definitely, you know about the demilitarized zone or commonly known as DMZ. It is one of the most controversial decisions made by the US government and effect on both countries may last longer than expected. Hue DMZ tour is the best tour to know history war of Vietnam.
To get to know more about the facts during the war, it is recommended to go on DMZ tour. In this tour you will see, both sides of the story. You will be able to visit base of American troops and the North Vietnamese soldiers’ hide out. Learn information that were not shown on movies and/or not written in books.
- 7:00 – 7:30 am. The tour bus will pick you up at your hotel in Hue City. The bus will take the scenic route of Highway 1.
- La Vang Holy Land is where the national religious shrine and the Old Catholic church are located. La Vang Holy land is an important place for Catholics in Vietnam and they usually conduct pilgrimage here to strengthen their faith.
- Upon reaching Dong Ha town, there would be a quick stop before heading to the American base in Khe San.
- Khe San combat base was very important to American troops as this is the first line of defense. Heavy machineries and armories are still in the base until now. One of the most brutal battles happened here.
- Ethnic minority village believed to be from Laos settled in this area of DMZ. The amazing technique of planting rice in watery fields is being practiced here.
- Dakrong Bridge connecting the village to the Ho Chi Minh Trail is one of the strongest and important bridges in DMZ, not only for the North Vietnamese Soldiers to move their supplies then but also now to the ethnic group in the area.
- Rock Pile Hill is station made for Marine Corps. It is only accessible by helicopter. This station saved several marines from getting attacked by wild animals and getting sick like malaria.
- Hien Luong Bridgeon Ben Hai River is an important landmark in the partition of Vietnam into northern and southern zone along the 17th parallel by the Geneva Accords of 1954.
- Vinh Moc Tunnels is the largest historical tunnel in the DMZ of Vietnam. It sheltered hundreds of villagers during the US and South Vietnamese troops’ continuous airstrikes for months. It is one of the few tunnels that survived in several attacks.
- Pick up from hotel/stay in the center of Hue
- Transfer by A/C modern bus
- English – speaking tour guide during the trip
- Entrance fees
- 2 small bottles of water/ person on bus
- Tourist insurance
- Beverages, breakfast, dinner
- Tips, personal fees
- All not indicated in our itinerary
- Pick up from your hotel/stay outside the center of Hue