A trip designed to give short-on-time travelers a compact, yet comprehensive tour of Central Vietnam’s top attractions; from the Palaces, Tombs & Pagodas of former Imperial Capital, Hue; to a walk through war-time Vietnam in the infamous DMZ; ending with a journey through the world’s biggest cave complex.
- Journey through Vietnam’s last imperial era – the Nguyen Dynasty in the Palaces, Tombs & Pagodas of former Imperial Capital, Hue
- Visit the infamous DMZ complex and its many battle sites
- Explore some of the world’s best cave system with its stunning stalactites formed over millions of years
Hue is a place that offers many cultural treasures. There is no other place in Vietnam that has as many original historical remnants as this ancient capital. On this tour, we will visit the most famous landmarks situated within Hue’s borders, such as: Imperial Citadel, Thien Mu pagoda, Khai Dinh Tomb and Dong Ba Riverside Market. Along the North coast of Da Nang to the top of Hai Van Pass where bunkers remaining from the war can be explored. We will stay overnight in Hue.
We will depart from Hue and head for the Quang Tri Province. Along the way, we will stop at a number of different battle sites to see La Vang Church, Quang Tri Citadel, Ben Hai River, Hien Luong Bridge and Seventeenth Parallel – the former borderline between North and South Vietnam during the war. In the afternoon, we will visit the Vinh Moc Tunnels where North Vietnamese guerilla fighters lived and fought. We will continue on our way to Dong Hoi to check-in hotel and relax for the night.
The day will begin with breakfast before driving to Paradise Cave. Discovered by the British Caving Research Association in 2005, the cave is 31 kilometers long, the longest dry cave in Asia. According to cavers, the deeper one journey into the cave, the more one feels the wells of heavenly clarity all around. There are a series of white crystal stalactites resembling glass pillars and many other spectacular formations. Visitors can see stalactite pillars, each dozens of meters in diameter and grandiose rock arches, created over millions of years.
Transfer and transportation as per itinerary
Bottled drinking water
2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Twin/double/triple shared accommodation (2 – 3 pax/room)
English speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request)
Free for children 0-5 years old
50% off for children 6-10 years old
Tips and gratuities
Personal expenses such as: shopping, telephone, laundry, beverage, etc.
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