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Two Days Hamburger Hill - The DMZ

Hue - Ashau valley - Khe Sanh -the DMZ - Vinh Moc tunnels
Highlights
  •  Hue
  • Ashau valley
  • Khe Sanh
  • the DMZ
  • Vinh Moc tunnels
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Overview
Tour Code: CENVET05
 
Itinerary Day by Day
Early morning we head out to Aluoi for the Ashau valley, one of the strategic focal points of the war in Vietnam. Located in western Hue city, the narrow 40 kilometer long valley was an arm of the Ho Chi Minh Trail funneling troops and supplies toward Hue and Danang. At the north end of the valley was the major North Vietnamese Army (NVA) staging area known as Base Area 611. Because of its importance to the North Vietnamese plan for victory, the Ashau vally became a major battleground from the earliest days of the U.S involvement in South Vietnam. Our first stop is the old site of Ashau Special Forces Camp, overrun by the NVA in 1966 and the next site is the infamous Hamburger Hill, the last bloodiest battle between the U.S troops and the NVA troops in the Vietnam War. The battle took place on Ap Bia mountain or Hill 937 in the rugged, jungle-shrouded mountains along the Laotian border with South Vietnam. After 10 day battle ( from May 10 to May 20 1969 ), the U.S 101st Airborne Division took the hill , US troops fought a brutal battle up the hill before finally capturing it on May 20. Due to the severity of the fighting, Hill 937 was dubbed "Hamburger Hill. After lunch at Aluoi we drive along the winding Road 14 ( one of the main branches of the Ho Chi Minh Trail ) up to Khe Sanh to visit Khe Sanh Combat Base, a large Marines combat base attacked by a massive forces of the North Vietnamese Army in early 1968, where we will spend ample time exploring this famous Marine Corps base camp. After that we continue west toward the Laotian border to visit the Langvei Special Forces Camp, overrun in the first ever NVA tanks. Overnight at Sepon hotel at Lao Bao border.
 
Accommodation: Sepon Hotel or similar
Early morning departure for a full day in the field covering Khe Sanh  Combat Base, the area of the " Leatherneck Square" bounded by Con Tien, Gio Linh, Cam Lo and Dong Ha, and Truong Son national cemetery - the resting place of over 10.000 men of the NVA's 559 Group ( the construction and transportation Army Corps of North Vietnamese Army ). Then we continue east to the old DMZ, we pull over at Gio Linh ( Alpha 2 ) frirebase - the northernmost firebase of the U.S Marine Corps in South Vietnam. The next stop is Peace bridge across the Ben Hai river, the river that was the only true physical demarcation line between the two Vietnams. We have lunch at the breezy Cua Tung beach. The last stop of the day is Vinh Moc tunnels, the refuge of some 400 north Vietnamese refugess during the bombing operation “ Rolling Thunder. “ Drive all the way back to Hue. End of the tour.

 
Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip
What's included
  • All ground transport on tour with AC vehicles
  • Local English speaking tour guide
  • Meal at local restaurant as mention in program
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees in the itinerary. 
  • Daily drinking water
What's excluded
  • Flight tickets
  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Drinks, gratuties and expense of a personal nature
  • Tipping for tour guides and drivers (Recommended at least USD $2 / day for guide and USD $ 1 / day for driver)
Our Recommended Add-on Programs & Trips
Hotels Used in This Tour
Sepon hotel lao bao quang triQuang Tri: Sepon Hotel or similar

Address: Lao Bao Economic Zone, Huong Hoa Dist., Quang Tri Province, Lao Bao, Lao Bao, Vietnam

Description: If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Lao Bao, look no further than Sepon Hotel. Only 0.1 km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Lao Bao Border Gate.

The facilities and services provided by Sepon Hotel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, shops, concierge, car park. 

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include satellite/cable TV, television, desk, balcony/terrace, shower, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including sauna, massage. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Sepon Hotel the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Lao Bao.
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tour guide servicePrivate Local Tour Guide
To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.

We also can arrange facilities for the disabled (upon on request)




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We will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customers. Menu is also carefully selected by us with attentions to details to ensure you try different flavor food every meal. We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. If you do not like it, please tell us. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of our local tour guide, he/she will be very helpful.



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