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During Vietnam War the demilitarized zone played an important role defining the area recognizing North Vietnam and South Vietnam. This full-day small-group tour allows you to visit famous site such as: Dong Ha Town (Quang Binh Province), Khe Sanh combat base, Hien Luong bridge known as the "Peace Bridge", and Vinh Moc Tunnel. There is a maximum of 15 travelers for this tour and lunch is included.
Hotel pickup will commence in the early morning around 7am before heading on a short drive to Dong Ha Town (Quang Binh Province), a strategically important U.S. Marine Combat Base. Then, continue heading to national route No 9 to visit Rock pile, a base for American long – range artillery nearby. Also stop at Khe Sanh combat base, one of the most controversial battles in Vietnam War. You will learn more about the long history that built modern day Vietnam and visit the ethnic minority village to discover the local life of this remote area.At noon, return back to Dong Ha Town for lunch at a local restaurant.In the afternoon, head down highway 1 to visit Hien Luong bridge, known as the "Peace Bridge", built by the French in 1950. During the Vietnam War, this place played an important role. In the Geneva Conference in 1954, Vietnam has been divided into 2 states, Communist North Vietnam and Republic South Vietnam by Ben Hai River, which is also called 17th parallel. Hien Luong bridge is the only way connecting those two states. With your professional and knowledgeable tour guide, you will know how two different political systems and society worked. Last but not least, you will discover the Vinh Moc Tunnel, a complex under the ground right in the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone. Return back to Hue around 6:30-7pm.
- English-speaking guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off for city centre only
What's not included
- Personal expenses
- Dinner (available for purchase)
- Step back in time on a history tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Lunch included