Day 1: Hue- DMZ :
In the morning, we departing from Hue and ride along highway 1A to Quang Tri town. First we will visiting “ The high way of Horror ’’ where in the summer of 1972 a host of Southern soldiers lost a battle, retreated to Hue and were shoot to death here. Along this road are the most military Cemeteries in the country. Then, we will visit Long Hung Church and Quang Tri Old Citadel which was a battlefield in 1972 between North and South Vietnam for 81 days and nights. We also stop at Hien Luong bridge and Ben Hai river (as know 17th Parallel and also the border line between the South and the North Vietnam during the American war). The place where dividing border of South and North Vietnam during the 20 years of Civil war.
Next we visit the Doc Mieu Firebase and stopping for lunch and relax at Cua Tung Queen Beach. After that, we will visit The Vinh Moc Tunnel and have short stop at the War Martyr Cemetery to pay respects to the soldiers who fought and died on the trail during the American War.
In the afternoon, Continuing west on Highway 9, you pass the turning south to another US Marines base, Camp Carroll, now a pepper farm. On the way, we will stop for take the picture to Rock Pile and visit Dakrong bridge. After that we go to Khe Sanh and stay there for 1 night. Free time at night for walking around the town and try some local food and local coffee which plant at this area.
Day 2: Khe Sanh to Phong Nha Caves
After breakfast visit the Khe Sanh combat base, then we ride the west Ho Chi Minh trail, today you have the chance to see the real trail with its mind-blowing, spectacular scenery – lots of jungle, mountains, waterfalls and villages of the Paco and Van Kieu Minorities.
We will ride through the Sa Mu pass, se pang heng river, Lang Ho village, U bo pass, areas made famous in the American war.
Tonight we stay in Son Trach village near the entrance to the Phong Na-Ke Bang National Park
Day3: Phong Nha Cave- Dong Ha city or Hue city:
In the morning get up and come to the forest for enjoy the bird’s sound. Back the hotel for breakfast then take the boat trip on the Son river to discover the beauty of Phong Nha Cave ( Water cave)- the biggest caves system in Vietnam with: Bi Ky cave, Cung Dinh Cave,…. Continue to Tien Son Cave( Dry Cave) to view Phong Nha – Ke Bang grotto system mountain. Bach to Phong Nha wharf for late lunch before driving back to Hue or take back to Dong Ha ( at there you can take the bus to Hanoi).
Price: $ 67/day/person.
– Experienced English-speaking guide
– Standard helmet
– Drinking water
– Saddle bags, gloves & rain ponchos, if needed
– Local coffee
– 2 nights accommodation
– Entrance fees
– 10 % VAT
– Personal expenses/tips –food
– Boat, local guide