- Type of tour: private guided tour ( small group size )
- Duration: full day
- Starts: Hue, Dong Ha or Dong Hoi
- Finishes: Hue
At 7.30 am we would pick you up from your hotel and departure to Dong Ha, we have some stops at sites along the way ( important to the 1972 Easter Offensive ), such as Highway of Horror, Quang Tri Citadel, the Ai Tu airfield ). From Dong Ha, we proceed west on route 9 and pass a series of the old U.S Marines' firebases such as Camp Carroll, Fuller, Razorback ridge....The first stop is the Rockpile, an importan look-out and firebase of the Marines south of the DMZ. We will view the old tactical area where the Marines fought in the famous operations Hasting and Prairie. Our next stop is Dakrong bridge - the starting point one of the main branches of the legendry Ho Chi Minh Trail leading to the infamous Ashau Valley and the Hamburger Hill, then we keep driving up to Khe Sanh plateau, on the way we have a photostop at a beautiful village of the local Bru Montargnards . The last stop in the morning is Khe Sanh Combat Base, a large Marines base camp attacked by a massive forces of the North Vietnamese Army in early 1968, where we will spend ample time exploring this famous Marine Corps base. Drive back to Dong ha for lunch break. After lunch, we continue north to the old DMZ, the old de-facto border between North and South Vietnam for 18 years, where we will take a walk on the Freedom bridge across the Ben Hai river, the river that was the only true physical demarcation line between the two Vietnams. The last stop of the day is Vinh Moc tunnels, the refuge of some 400 north Vietnamese refugees during the bombing operation "Rolling Thunder." Drive all the way back to Hue. End of the tour.
Tip: If you are heading south from Hanoi or Ninh Binh, get drop off in Dong Ha in wich is closer to the DMZ area and we would drop you off in Hue at the end of the tour.
Price: $130/group of 02 persons
The price quoted is for group of 2 persons .First extra person $20. Further extra person $10
- Private transfer ( air-conditioning 7 seater SUV cars or 16 seater vans )
- English speaking guide.
- Entrance fees for all sites.