A Day Trip from Hue to DMZ
The Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) was the site of some of the fiercest and bloodiest battles during the American WarReturn to the battle fields during Vietnam-American War? Book a tour to Ben Hai River , demarcation line between North and South Vietnam
- Transfer with Air conditioned
- English speaking guide
- Bottle of mineral water
- Lunch at local Restaurant
- Entrance fees
- Other food and beverage not mentioned in the program
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Tax & tip
Departure from Hue. Drive north and stop at La Vang Cathedral which despite its years of turmoil remains an important pilgrimage site for Vietnam's Catholics. Carry on to what is left of Quang Tri Citadel, where in 1972 a fierce battle raged for 81 days, visit the museum where photographs, war remnants and artillery can be seen
Continue up Highway 1 across the Hien Luong Bridge and over the Ben Hai River which demarcated North and South Vietnam, this area saw some of the heaviest fighting during the war.
Proceed to Vinh Moc village and tunnels - one of the most heavily bombed areas of Vietnam, the villagers constructed approximately 2.8 km of underground tunnels which they used as a refuge to survive the bombings. Three hundred people lived intermittently in the tunnels from 1966 to 1971. Drive to Truong Son National Cemetery where the remains of some 15,000 Vietnamese soldiers and civilians have been laid to rest, sadly many tombstones bear no name.
Continue southwest to Khe Sanh where one the most important battles of the Vietnam War took place, the former base has bunkers, helicopters and a museum on display. Along the way pass by 'Rockpile' which is a high, isolated mount that was an important lookout point by the Americans and Dakrong Bridge, where access points once ran into the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Drive back to Hue where you will arrive in the early evening