Duration: 2 days 1 night
Day of Departure: Everyday
Pick-up time: 07h45 – 08h30
The end of trip: 18h00 – 18h30
Day 1: Hue – Dong Hoi (L,D)
AM : Pick up at Hue airport/railway station. Drive North and visit La Vang Catheral (whichdespite it’s years of turmoil remains an important pilgrimage site for Vietnam’s Catholics). Continuing with Quang Tri Citadel, where had a fierce battle lasted 81 days in 1972. Up to highway 1 across the Hien Luong Bridge and over the Ben Hai River- the 17th Parallel, which demarcated North & South Vietnam.- One of the heaviest fighting during the war.
Visit Truong Son National Cemetary- remains over 15,000 Vietnamese solders & civilian who had been laid to rest. Some of tombstones bear sadly no name. Lunch en rout.
Moving to Vinh Moc Tunnel, pas through quaint villages & skirt along Cua Tung Beach.
In oder to escape the bombardment, the village construct approximately 2,8km of underground tunnels which they used as a refuge to survice the bombings during the American war. In 1966-1971, 300 people lived intermittently in these tunnels
Driving to Dong Hoi. Have dinnner & spend night here.
Day 2: Dong Hoi – Hue (L,D)
Breakfast. Depart to Phong Nha National Park – World Natural Heritage – One of the world’s two largest limesstone region. Take a boat on the Son river for 1,5km to a large of numbers grottoes and caves. Total with 20 caves length of 70 km.
Continue south to Khe Sanh- the most imporrtant battles of Vietnam war took place, the former base had bunkers , helicopters and museum on display.. Along the way, passing the Dakrong Bridge, where access point once ran into the Ho Chi Minh trail. Back to Hue in the early evening.
Tour price included: Accommodations, meals(120.000VND/pax/meal) as indicated in the itineraryprivate bus with A/C, boat, English/French speaking guide, entrance fees, Mineral water and cold wash-cloth, Travel insurance, VAT
Tour price excluded: Drinks in meal , Personal expenses, Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary, Laundry & telephone fees at hotels.