VIETNAM’S LEADING BATTLEFIELD TOUR OPERATOR

Join us for a journey through the history of Vietnam conflicts.

BATTLE OF HUE TOUR - HUE TET OFFENSIVE TOUR

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Nguyen Hoang bridge during Hue battle in 1968

Hue battle tour - Hue Tet Offensive tour - battle of Hue tour

On the early morning of January 30, 1968, Viet Cong forces attacked 13 cities in central South Vietnam, just as many families began their observances of the lunar new year known as Tet holiday in Vietnamese.
Twenty-four hours later, PAVN and Viet Cong forces struck a number of other targets throughout South Vietnam, including cities, towns, government buildings and U.S. or ARVN military bases throughout South Vietnam, in a total of more than 120 attacks.
As the celebration of the lunar new year, the Tet holiday is the most important holiday on the Vietnamese calendar. In previous years, the holiday had been the occasion for an informal truce in the Vietnam war. between South Vietnam and North Vietnam (and their communist allies in South Vietnam, the Viet Cong)
The toughest was in the city of Hue, located on the Perfume River some 50 miles south of the border between North and South Vietnam.The Battle of Hue would rage for more than three weeks after PAVN and Viet Cong forces burst into the city on January 31, easily overwhelming the government forces there and taking control of the city’s ancient citadel.
The toughest fighting in Hue occurred at the ancient citadel, which the North Vietnamese struggled fiercely to hold against superior U.S. firepower. In scenes of carnage recorded on film by numerous television crews on the scene, nearly 150 U.S. Marines were killed in the Battle of Hue, along with some 400 South Vietnamese troops.
On the North Vietnamese side, an estimated 5,000 soldiers were killed, most of them hit by American air and artillery strikes.

Hue battle tour - Hue Tet Offensive tour - battle of Hue tour

 Hue battle tour - Hue Tet Offensive tour - battle of Hue tour
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Hue city map in 1968


At 9.00 am we are doing a walking tour around the New city of Hue to learn more about the urban fighting tactic where  the1/5 and 2/5 Marines fought house to house - room to room through the streets on the southern bank of Perfume to secure the MACV compound and then clean up the enemy in the the New city. We would start from the old MACV compound then stroll down Tran Cao Van street, following the the footsteps of 2/5 Marines for the Jeanne d'Arc High School, Le Loi Elementary School then down Le Loi street the Treasury building, University, the Hospital, the Provincial headquaters building and the Prison where 2000 VC cadres were released during the battle. In the afternoon, take a dragon boat from LCU ramp site near Doc Lap park across Perfume river under the Nguyen Hoang bridge which was blown up by NVA sappers on the 7th day of the battle. The boat ride will take you to the Old City
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Nguyen Hoang bridge during Hue battle in 1968
where the Imperial Citadel is for touring battle sites of the battle for the Citadel like the French-built Tay Loc airfield where an ARVN " Black Panther " Reconnaisence company successfully defended from the overrun of the VC in the early hours of the battle, Dong Ba Gate, where the 1/5 Marines sufferred 6 killed and 50 wounded in two day fighting, and the last stop is  Mang Ca Garrison - the ARVN 1st Divison Headquarter, one of the three targets that the VC was unable to overrun at the norteast corner of the Citadel before heading back to your hotel.

Hue battle tour - Hue Tet Offensive tour - battle of Hue tour
                                                           Price: $120
 The price quoted is for 1-2 person(s). First extra person: $30, further extra person: $20

Included features:
• Private transfer ( 7 seater SUV cars or 15 seater minivans )
• English speaking guide.
• Entrance & permit fee for all sites.
• Private boat ride 
Excluded features:
• Lunch

 
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