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VN022- Hue – Battlefield

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Hue province

The DMZ  lay at the 17th parallel and was created by an agreement known as the Geneva Agreement. In reality, the DMZ extended 10 km on either side of the Ben Hai River and ran west to east from the Laotian border to the South China Sea. The DMZ was breached by the North Vietnamese Army  when they constructed the Ho Chi Minh Trail that allowed for the transport of troops and supplies to the National Liberation Front in the south. The U.S, in an attempt to stop the flow of troops and supplies, built a series of fire bases including Camp Carroll, Fuller, The Rockpile,

Pick-up in Hue, head north on Highway One toward Dong Ha, stop at sites along the way, such as Highway of Horror, Quang Tri Citadel, the Ai Tu Airfield. Continue to Dong Ha, the former headquaters of the elements of the U.S Marines, head west on Route 9. The first stop is the  Rockpile, a look-out of the U.S Marine Corps, visit Van Kieu ethnic minorities people in the Central of Vietnam. Continue to Khe Sanh village, visit Khe Sanh Combat Base. Lunch in Dong Ha. After lunch,  head north to visit the Hien Luong Bridge over the Ben Hai river at the middle of the DMZ ( Demilitarized Zone ), the river that was the only true physical demarcation between North and South Vietnam . Continue to Vinh Moc tunnels, the refuge of some 400 north Vietnamese inhabitants during the bombing operation “ Rolling Thunder “. Back to Hue. End of the trip.

 

PRICE PER PERSON IN VIETNAM DONG:

Group Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >= 8
VND 3,087,000 1,701,000 1,428,000 1,155,000 987,000 879,000 801,000 741,000
(~USD) $147 $81 $68 $55 $47 $42 $38 $35

* Note: Prices may subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuation – USD applied.

Inclusions: Private car, Entrance fees, English speaking guide, Lunch

 

Exclusions: Insurance, Personal expenses, Tip