This tour features with a glance at Hue’s major historical sites & Vietnam’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) – the area around the former border between North and South Vietnam during Vietnam War.
Phu Bai airport/Hue station and city Hue
Pick you up at Hue Airport/station upon your arrival and transfer to your hotel. Drop your luggage there.
Start your journey with a boat trip on the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda. The pagoda is an icon of Vietnam, located on a hilltop overlooking the river; the pagoda itself has an interesting history.
Next we will visit Kim Long Village by private car. This village used to be the residential area for the Mandarins; many old houses have been persevered till nowadays. Visit a Garden House: a beautiful and harmonic complex of house, garden, pond, and yard.
Explore the royal residences and temples in the Imperial Citadel, where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. After the visit to this impressive monument, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
On the way to two of the impressive royal tombs, stop at a village where incense sticks are produced. The extravagant mausoleums are set in wonderful natural landscapes along the riverside to the south of Hue. You visit the enormous tomb of Tu Duc and the unique tomb of Khai Dinh. Back to Hue, take the time to stroll around the lively and colorful Dong Ba Market.
After the trip, you will be transferred back to the hotel and enjoy the rest of day free at leisure.
Hue Ancient Citadel Visiting Site/Activity
The massive Kinh Thanh Citadel is the most well-known and iconic site of Hue. The citadel was first built in 1805 by Emperor Gia Long, the royal citadel was a part of complex comprised of the Imperial City, several museums, lakes, and lovely gardens, all laid out in a series of concentric circles.
Thien Mu Pagoda Visiting Site/Activity
Thien Mu pagoda is one of the most famous Vietnamese landmarks.
Tomb of Khai Dinh Visiting Site/Activity
Khai Dinh tomb represents a fusion of traditional Vietnamese style and modern influence. cludes many European architectural details, likely inspired by the Emperor's visit to France in 1922 where he viewed the Marseilles Colonial Exhibition.
Romance Hotel Accommodation
Located in the heart of Hue City – a UNESCO listed World Heritage site, Romance Hotel has an ideal location, just steps away from the Perfume River on a street with several tourist information spots.
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Hue – DMZ – Hue (L)
Pick up at your hotel in Hue, start DMZ or Demilitarized Zone tour to depart to Dong Ha town, have a short break and relax. First stop is to visit the Rockpile, Dakrong Bridge, Ho Chi Minh trails on the way to Khe Sanh combat base – one of the violent battlefield in Quang Tri. You’ll also see the remaining of an old airfield. Visit the museum of Ta Con airport to see the things remained of the fierce war, and how fearless Quang Tri people fought against the enemy.
Have lunch at a restaurant in Dong Ha town.
On the afternoon, continue along the highway No.1, you also learn about the history of old citadel of Quang Tri, Church of La Vang, stop at Hien Luong Bridge, and Ben Hai River – which marked the former border between North and South Vietnam from 1954 to 1972.
Next stop is Vinh Moc tunnels – a network of tunnels built by local people seeking shelter from bombings during the American War. The tunnels were the place where an entire village lived and fought for two and a half years.
We finish the DMZ tour and are back at your hotel in Hue around 6.30pm.
Khe Sanh combat Visiting Site/Activity
one of the violent battlefield in Quang Tri
Vinh Moc tunnels Visiting Site/Activity
a network of tunnels built by local people seeking shelter from bombings during the American War
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