Quang Tri Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) has been the site of countless fierce combats during Vietnam War. With Hue to DMZ by private car, you will be able to have a comprehensive view of the wartime history. Hoi An Private Car will assist you in traveling from Hue City to the north of Vietnam in order to discover tunnels, crossing through infamous battle sites while passing through such quiet villages.
Vinh Moc Village was found to be at a tragic location where used to be one of the most heavily damaged areas by bomb in Vietnam. In order to escape from the bombardment, villagers built about 2.8km of underground tunnels that they used them as a shelter to survive after the bombing. Three hundred people had been living in the tunnels from 1966 to 1971.
Traveling with Hoi An Private Car Travel’s local expert driver, you will be told many stories of what happened at DMZ and results of the Vietnam War. By that, you will gain more and more experience in the past and today as well. Every local driver in Hoi An Private Car are well trained in English as well as the history that can introduce and explain everything in detail for you during your trip Hue to DMZ by private car. Food during tour are very delicious at such local restaurants and also carefully selected to ensure that you will have a chance to try all mouthwatering delicacies like the locals.
HUE DMZ PRIVATE TOUR ITINERARY
06:30: Hoi An Private Car’s driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hue City Center. After having a warm greeting, we will depart to Quang Tri to start our trip Hue to DMZ by private car.
07:30: Next, you will be brought to Horror Highway and have a first stop at Dong Ha City, Quang Tri Province to have breakfast.
Horror Highway (The street of horror) – Local people of Quang Tri and Thua Thien – Hue Provinces will never forget the date of May 1, 1972 due to the dreadful carnage on the Vietnam Highway No.1 which is about 10 km away to the south of Quang Tri City. There are thousands of civilians, mainly the elderly, women, children and tens of soldiers were murdered by heavy artillery and footmen using guns to shoot for hours and hours.
08:30: Along the Vietnam Highway No.9 – known as a part of the East West economic corridor and a place to go through Lao Bao border gate. On the way, you will be able to visit the military zone located along the Macnamara electronic fence. It was installed by the US military at the 17 th parallel and Ho Chi Minh trail as a ground recce to detect the Vietnamese military’s transportation through this area. The name of this fence is named after the US Secretary of Defense -Robert McNamara.
Additionally, we will also visit several tourist attractions, such as Dakrong Bridge, Rockpile Hill, Khe Sanh Military Base and Dakrong Airport.
Dakrong Bridge is in Dakrong District, Quang Tri Province. Being located firmly in the middle of majestic mountains and hills, it is a central point of the Dakrong Relic. Visit Dakrong Bridge, you will also have a chance to interact with ethnic minorities of Van Kieu and Pa Co in two villages Xa Lang and Klu with many unique cultural features.
Rockpile Hill was once one of the US military zones. It used to be a watchtower to observe activities of the Vietnam People’s Army in DMZ in Quang Tri from 1966 to 1968.
11:30: You will be brought back to Dong Ha to have lunch at a local restaurant serving delicious dishes. 13:00: We will continue our trip in the afternoon by visiting Hien Luong Bridge – Ben Hai River and Doc Mieu Military Base.
Hien Luong Bridge – Ben Hai River has gained a reputation as it has been a historical symbol of “the country is divided into two” event during the enduring war of the entire Vietnamese people in the resistance war against the US in 1954.
Doc Mieu Military Base is in Gio Linh District, Quang Tri Province. Located on a basalt hill in a zigzag three-slope terrain, Doc Mieu Military Base is a famous Quang Tri tourist destination that reminds visitors many things of the wartime. This historic site in the war against the colonialist French, the imperialist American was known as an impregnable fortress constructed by them.
15:00: Then, you will visit Vinh Moc Tunnels, known as Vietnamese people’ tunnels as well as the Vietnamese military base.
Vinh Moc Tunnels is an iconic work of the system of Vinh Linh tunnel village. The tunnel is nearly 2km long, including 3 floors located deep underneath the ground. This place used to be considered as the steel fortress of the North Vietnam during 7 consecutive years in the Vietnam war against the imperialism US.
17:00: We will depart to Hue City. Finish Hue to DMZ by private car.