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DMZ - VINH MOC TUNNELS TOUR

 

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Aerial view of the DMZ in 1968

Private DMZ tour from Hue

Deep beneath the dark earth, hidden from screeching American Rolling Thunder bombing, the fishmen of the fishing village of Vinh Moc, located just above the DMZ lived for years in an underground refuge of Vinh Moc tunnels. They survived, and even prospered in their makeshift underground community. Over the years 17 children were born in the tunnels. They had no choice; dig or die. This is an amazing example of the human will.
This half day tour covers the two significant historical sites in the DMZ area; the Freedom bridge over Ben Hai river at the 17th parallel and Vinh Moc tunnels. This tour can be started either from Hue or from Dong Ha. If you are heading south from Phong Nha to Hue, we would pick you up from there and drop you off in Hue.

Private DMZ tour from Hue

 

Private DMZ tour from Hue
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Aerial view of Quang Tri citadel in 1972

We meet you up at your hotel in Hue  at 9.00am and head north along Highway 1 to the former Demilitarized Zone ( the DMZ ). En-route, we visit the ruin of Quang Tri citadel which was reduced to rubble by bombing during the 81 day battle of East Offensive in 1972. Then we drive another 30km north for the former Demilitarized Zone( the DMZ ) - the military demarcation line between North and South Vietnam, where we would spend an ample time visting the DMZ area with the Freedom bridge or the so-called the Bridge of no Return over the river of Ben Hai - the
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Vietnam DMZ in 1969
 former border crossing between the two Vietnams, and the  DMZ museum. Then, we continue to Vinh Moc tunnels - an underground refuge of the fishing village of Vinh Moc, located above the DMZ. In early 1965, the U.S began a massive bombing campain against North Vietnam with code name " Rolling Thunder ". The area above the DMZ became the most heavily bombed single piece of land on earth. Unable to live on the ground, the local inhabitants had to dig and move their homes into the ground. Vinh Moc tunnels is the best example of the tunnels system in the DMZ area. We visit the museum then walk underground, starting with an entrance on top of the clay cliff and finishing with an exit overlooking a wild beach. 
We will have a scenic drive along the coastline back to Quang Tri city before joining the Highway 1 to return to Hue.
Private DMZ tour from Hue
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 fee for all sites.
Excluded features:
• Lunch

 
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