Multi-day trip

Hue: Full-Day Demilitarized Zone Tour

Multi-day trip

Hue: Full-Day Demilitarized Zone Tour

From US$ 125 per person

Explore the Demilitarized Zone of Vietnam on a full-day tour from Hue City, and discover the battleground demarcation line between the Communist North and free South that divided Vietnam into 2 separate states. Visit ethnic villages, and much more!

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Duration 10 days
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up from any hotel in Hue City
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  • Learn about the war between Vietnam and the USA between 1954 and 1975
  • Experience the charming nature of the forests, mountains, and rivers of Quang Tri province
  • Explore the Ho Chi Minh Trail
  • See US combat bases and learn about army surveillance
  • Explore the historic DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) that ran along the Ben Hai River 60 miles north of Hue City
Full description
Discover the historic Demilitarized Zone of Vietnam, recognized by the Geneva Conference on 21 July 1954 on the 17th parallel, temporarily dividing the country into 2 states. Your guide will take you to Quang Tri province, where you will visit the Church of La Vang, and Dong Ha town, location of an important US Marine Combat Base, providing surveillance of the troops across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). See Doc Mieu base, part of an elaborate electronic system intended to prevent infiltration across the DMZ. Explore Hien Luong Bridge (Peace Bridge), built from steel by the French in 1950. At Cua Tung Beach, see where the Ben Hai River flows from west to east just south of the 17th parallel. Explore the Vinh Moc tunnels complex deep in the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone. After lunch at a local restaurant, learn about the ethnic minority people and see the Dakrong Bridge across the Dakrong River. Explore the Ho Chi Minh Trail, which ran from North Vietnam to South Vietnam through neighboring Laos and Cambodia. Continue to Rock Pile base for American long range artillery, and Khe Sanh combat base in the rolling mountains and forests of the valley.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Guide
  • Drink
  • Lunch
  • Entrance tickets
  • Personal fees
  • Tips

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

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We are so glad we did this tour. It covers a lot of area outside Hue and a must see for those who like history. Ms. Thatch was a terrific guide. Her knowledge and appreciation for the area really showed. We enjoyed talking with her while exploring the sites. The car was comfortable and we had plenty of water when needed. We recommend this trip.

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February 11, 2023

This tour is a must if you are visiting Vietnam! Our guide (Ms. Thach) spoke fluently english and had great knowlege about the War + DMZ + history of Vietnam. We learned a lot and could follow her words easily. The comunication with the Indochina Company (especially Ms. Anh) was also easy and friendly. Both were always available on the phone and on time. Thanks for that! 4 Stars because its pricey + you have to spend a long time in the car. But thats not the problem of the company. It is because you simply have to drive that long from Point of interest to PoI. It can get boring, especially if you are travelling with little ones or someone who is not so interested in the tour itself. Lunch was delicious (local food)! Information for readers: keep in mind, that not every point of interest looks like during the war times. many roads have been build. trees grew etc. i does not look like a vietnam battlefield. some museum pieces are replicas, but the locations are the real ones.

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February 23, 2020

wir buchten erst am abend vorher um 18 Uhr und hatten direkt per whatts app eine nette Bestätigung. Der Trip mit Mr. thý war ein unfassbar eindrucksvolles Erlebnis. Wir wurden überpünktlich direkt am Hotel in der Altstadt abgeholt, und total nett empfangen. wir haben in mega gutem englisch unfassbar viele Informationen rund um Vietnam, die DMZ, die Einstellungen der Menschen und Zusammenhänge erhalten. Das Mittagessen war einfach ein unfassbar tolles und leckeres Erlebnis. das Auto und der Fahrer waren gepflegt, sicher und sehr vorsichtig.... würden es wieder buchen!! Wir waren um 18.30 Uhr wieder am Hotel.

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February 21, 2020

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