Departing from Hue we ride along highway 1 to Quang Tri town, stopping at Long Hung Church and Quang Tri Old Citadel which was a battlefield in 1972 between North and South Vietnam for 81 days and nights.
Next we visit the Vinh Moc tunnels and explore the Demilitarised Zone, stopping for lunch at the Doc Mieu Firebase..
In the afternoon we will have short stop at Truong Son cemetary a burial ground for soldiers who fought and died on the trail during the American War.
This scenic route is a spectacular ride and takes us off road through the mountains, stopping to visit some ethnic minority villages that live along Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Around 5pm we arrive in Khe Sanh which was established as a forward base by General Westmoreland near Laos to secure highway 9.
After checking into your hotel you will be free to explore the area.
After breakfast at a local restaurant we visit Khe Sanh combat base and Ta Con Airbase. Then we head out across the famous Dakrong bridge on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, near the town of Ta Rut we will visit the Pa Co minority people and walk through their village.
Then we ride about 110 km to Aluoi, during this time we cross 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. We stop for lunch in Aluoi town, then in the afternoon we travel on to Prao and for this 100km you will be surprised with the jungle, mountains, waterfalls and the quietness, peace and amazing views.
We will spend the night in Prao town
This morning after breakfast we continue 52km on the Ho Chi Minh Trail to the town of Thanh My.
We cross the river by local boat and drive on a village road to My Son, a world heritage site that is the Cham version of Angkor Wat. We stop at My Son to explore the ruins and take many photos.
Then we continue on to Hoi An where we finish the tour.
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