Hue was the feudal society, the culture, and the historic center of Vietnam with many French Colonial landmarks. It holds Vietnam’s Royal past treasures included; old temples, ancient pagodas, oriental mausoleums, and the Purple Citadel. Start the city tour at 8:00 am, and first visit the Forbidden Purple Citadel, where only the emperor and his eunuchs, servants, and concubines were allowed. Then you take a dragon cruise trip upstream or downstream of the river. The cruise will stop at Thien Mu Pagoda, Ho Chem Temple, and you will get off the boat and travel by car, visit some workshops run by families making conical hats, incense sticks, and other unique handicrafts. Next, visit the colorful tomb of Khai Dinh. It took 11 years to complete the burial with a beautiful mixture of Western and Eastern architectural styles. Finally, you will explore one of the most beautiful Traditional Royal tombs before we return to Hue City by car.
Commence today’s tour early at 7:30 am with the authentic drive Quang Tri citadel, located on the bank of river Thach Han was the site of fierce battles during the US war in Vietnam. The area became the tomb of thousands of Vietnamese soldiers who sacrificed their lives for national liberation. The site now attracts many foreign and Vietnamese tourists. In the 81-day fight, the US army and the southern Vietnamese regime mobilized many troops and ammunition to capture the citadel. Heavy artillery fire during these 81 days virtually razed the fortress. After the visit, the tour will resume to historic Hien Luong Bridge- a bridge cross over Ben Hai River located in 17 parallel during Vietnam War. The famous Ben Hai River was the boundary of North Vietnam and South Vietnam from 1954 until the war ended. Arrive at Hien Luong Bridge around 10:00 am, walk on the memorable bridge with a well-informed guide, and learn more about the Vietnam War in DMZ, Quang Tri. Stop and spend more time at Hien Luong Museum. Then the further drive takes us to Vinh Moc tunnels. Locals built the tunnels to hide from the intense bombing in Gio Linh, Quang Tri Province in the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone, and it was also used as the military headquarters with a meeting room. Built-in 1966 and used until early 1972. The tunnels include kitchens, food storage, healthcare rooms, and bomb shelter. Around sixty families lived in the tunnels; as many as 17 children were born inside the tunnels. Lunch en route before the last 3.5 hours drive on Highway 1A to Phong Nha.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park was a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Paradise Cave is one of the most beautiful Caves in Phong Nha. However, it’s an incredible home to the 360-million-years-old rock formations, 31km long, the longest and the most beautiful in Asia, the central province of Quang Binh. The countryside and surroundings in Phong Nha are fantastic. The small town and it’s surroundings have some colonist buildings ringed by limestone mountain ranges, lush foothill farms, rice paddies, rivers, and tiny villages, making it more rustic and spectacular. We have a full-day guided tour to explore the most beautiful Caves of Paradise, with 3 hours to discover so many places inside. Next is the Dark Cave with combined adventures; zipline to Dark Cave, enjoy mud bathing, swimming, and kayaking. Finally, we return to Phong Nha town on Ho Chi Minh road, through mountain ranges, valleys, and tropical rainforests. Dine with the team and stay one more night in the town.
After breakfast, rest until a pick up for transfer to the Dong Hoi Airport for the next destination
- Meal, 8 breakfast, 3 lunchs
- E - Bike
- Boats Cruise
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