Get an up-close look at the Demilitarized Zone during this comprehensive full-day tour of Vietnam’s DMZ. Your expert guide will lead you through the forests and mountain ranges where the war between Vietnam and the USA took place between 1954 and 1975. This tour includes round-trip hotel transportation and stops at iconic Vietnam War sites like Dong Ha Town, Doc Mieu base, the Peace Bridge and Vinh Moc tunnels.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
It is recommended that your wear modest clothing with shoulders and knees covered
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Minimum age is 13 years
What You Can Expect
08:00: The tour begins from your hotel in Hue.
Our bus will take you to the Quang Tri province where you will visit several sites including; the Frame of a church and La Vang Holy Land. Our tour continues and you will visit the following famous sites; Dong Ha Town, a strategically important U.S. Marine Combat Base, an outpost to provide surveillance of troops movements across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Doc Mieu base, part of an elaborate electronic system (McNamara’s wall) intended to prevent infiltration across the DMZ. Hien Luong Bridge was known as the “Peace Bridge”, a beam bridge built from steel by the French in 1950.
Ben Hai River, an important landmark in the partition of the country into a northern and a southern zone along the 17th parallel by the Geneva Accords of 1954. Vinh Moc tunnels, a complex of tunnel system located deep in the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone, it grew to include wells, kitchens, rooms for each family and space for healthcare. We will stop for lunch close to the Vinh Moc tunnels and enjoy a local Vietnamese meal.
In the afternoon our tour continues with a visit to a Ethnic minority village where we understand more of their culture. We are then back on the DNZ history trail with a visit to Dakrong bridge and the Dakrong river. Ho Chi Minh trail follows the river here and we learn more about this amazing logistical supply route through the war which ran from South to North Vietnam. We then visit Rockpile a solitary karst rock outcrop, this was also known as Elliot Combat base which was an American long–range artillery area. Our last visit of the day takes us to Khe Sanh combat base, a valley surrounded entirely by rolling mountains and forest, this was where one of the most controversial battles took place.
We then head back to Hue in the late afternoon and drop you off at your hotel.