The Demilitarized zone (DMZ) was the site of some of the fiercest and bloodiest battles during the American War, and a tour through this historic region is an informative glimpse into wartime history.
Depart at around 8AM from hotel. Drive north and stop at what is called “ancient town of Quang Tri”, 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 I, across Hien Luong Bridge over the Ben Hai River which had demarcated North and South Vietnam.
This area saw some of the heaviest fighting during the war. Doc Mieu Firebase nearby played a pivotal role in the South’s defense and for a while, this was the command post for calling in airstrikes along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The journey from here to Vinh Moc Tunnels is scenic after you leave the main highway, pass through quaint villages and skirt along Cua Tung Beach. The village of Vinh Moc found itself tragically positioned in one of the most heavily bombed areas of Vietnam, where three hundred people had lived intermittently in the tunnels from 1966 to 1971.
From Vinh Moc 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 of 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, cross Dakrong Bridge where is the cross-road of the national highway and the historical Ho Chi Minh Trail. A simple local style lunch will be had en-route.
- Transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
- English or French speaking local guide.
- Meals (lunch) as mentioned in the itinerary
- Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Travel insurance.
50% charge for cancellation between 8 – 24 hours before departure time, 100% charge for cancellation after 8 hours before departure time.
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10 Guests & above
|VND 2,105,000||VND 1,790,000||VND 1,700,000|
Prices are in VND, inclusive of 5% service charge and VAT