Hoi An – Prao – Khe Sanh, Dmz – Hue
This tour can also start from Hue
Day 1: Hoi An – Prao (150km)
Drive through the rice fields, stopping at the Cham tower and historic American war sites. We will then riding along the Ho Chi Minh trail, stopping for swimming and relaxing in the waterfall. Then continue into the highlands to visit the ethnic minority village. We will have dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 2: Prao – Khe Sanh (220km)
Leaving Prao we come to the houses-on-stilts belonging to the ethnic minorities on the roads to Khe Sanh. adventure along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, visiting another minority village out near the town of Ta Rut we will visit the Co Tu, Pa Co minority people and walk through their village. Then we ride through one of the longest and most stunning passes in Vietnam while travelling on a new and quiet road, through amazing scenery of primitive forests in the imposing Truong son mountain range. you will be surprised with the jungle, mountains, and the quietness, peace and amazing views across the famous Dakrong bridge on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, before to Khe Sanh.
Day 3: Khe Sanh – Dmz – Hue (210km)
We will drive along Highway 9, through Carol Camp, Hien Luong bridge: known as the “Peace Bridge”, a beam bridge built from steel by the French in 1950 which marks the border between North and South Vietnam before Here and Ben Hai river: an important landmark in the partition of the country into a northern and a southern zone along the 17th parallel by the Geneva Accords of 1954. We will then arrive at the Vinh Moc Tunnels, where an entire village went underground in the 1960 to survive the bombing, The complex of tunnels, located deep in the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone, includes wells, kitchens, rooms for each family. After exploring the Vinh Moc tunnels, we’ll travel through the tunnel which leads us to the local beach here, where you are free to choose your lunch. After lunch, we will drive along the coast to Hue. On the way, we will visit the Quang Tri citadel which suffered 81 days and nights of fire bombing in 1972.