HUE TOUR TO VINH MOC TUNNELS AND PHONG NHA CAVES

HUE TOUR TO VINH MOC TUNNELS AND PHONG NHA CAVES
Tour Destination:
Hue - Vinh Moc Tunnels - DMZ - Dong Hoi - Phong Nha Cave - Hue
Tour Hightlights:
This morning we drive out of Hue. En route to the tunnels at Vinh Moc we stop at Quang Tri. This town was once an important citadel city but was heavily damaged in 1972 during a spring offensive.... ..
Price:
From $ 210-550
Vinh Moc is a tunnel complex in Quảng Trị, Vietnam. During the Vietnam War it was strategically located on the border of North Vietnam and South Vietnam. The tunnels were built to shelter people from the intense bombing of Son Trung and Son Ha communes in Vinh Linh county of Quảng Trị Province in the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone. The American forces believed the villagers of Vinh MocVietnam Day Tours - Vinh Moc Tunnels in Quang Binh were supplying food and armaments to the North Vietnemese garrison on the island of Con Co which was in turn hindering the American bombers on their way to bomb Hanoi. The idea was to force the villagers of Vinh Moc to leave the area but as is typical in Vietnam there was nowhere else to go. The villagers initially dug the tunnels to move their village 10 metres underground but the American forces designed bombs that burrowed down 10 metres. Eventually against these odds, the villagers moved the village to a depth of 30 metres. It was constructed in several stages beginning in 1966 and used until early 1972. The complex grew to include wells, kitchens, rooms for each family and spaces for healthcare. Around 60 families lived in the tunnels; as many as 17 children were born inside the tunnels. The tunnels were a success and no villagers lost their lives. The only direct hit was from a bomb that failed to explode; the resulting hole was utilized as a ventilation shaft.

Phong Nha is known as a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Bố Trạch and Minh Hóa districts of central Quảng Bình province in north-central Vietnam, about 500 km south of Hanoi. The park borders the Hin Namno Nature Reserve in Khammouan, Laos to the west and 42 km east of the South China Sea from its borderline point. Phong Nha–Kẻ Bàng National Park is situated in a limestone zone of 2,000 km2 in Vietnamese territory and borders another limestone zone of 2,000 km2 of Hin Namno in Laotian territory. The core zone of this national park covers 857.54 km2 and a buffer zone of 1,954 km2. The park was created to protect one of the world's two largest karst regions with 300 caves and grottoes and also protects the ecosystem of limestone forest of the Annamite Range region in north central coast of Vietnam

DAY 1: VIETNAM DAY TOURS: HUE PACKAGE TOURS TO VINH MOC TUNNELS - DONG HOI - PHONG NHA CAVE

This morning we drive out of Hue. En route to the tunnels at Vinh Moc we stop at Quang Tri. This town was once an important citadel city but was heavily damaged in 1972 during a spring offensive. Still, some of the original ramparts and gates remain. From here we proceed to Vinh Moc and the amazing 2.8kms of tunnels. Unlike their counterparts in Cu Chi in Southern Vietnam, the Vinh Moc tunnels remain unaltered and therefore offer an authentic view of underground life. We enter the tunnels and explore the subterranean passageways.
Lunch at Dong Hoi Town, then continue to Phong Nha – Ke Bang Vietnam Day Tours - Phong Nha Cave. Getting on boat and cruise along the river to Phong Nha Cave. The deeper one penetrates, the more magical are the natural aspects of the caves. After on boat for 700m, a large dry passage is appear, then you can walk to discover the cave for 500m more. You will have a chance to explore the remain of Cham Altars and Inscriptions inside overnight in Dong Hoi Town
Overnight at hotel in Dong Hoi.

DAY 2: VIETNAM DAY TOURS: DONG HOI HISTORY TOURS TO DMZ - HUE

This morning after having breakfast at hotel, Drive back to Hue with a stopover at historic Khe Sanh Combat, Ho Chi Minh Trail, Dong Ha Town, Rock Pile. Return to Hue in the afternoon via Quang Tri Citadel. End tour .


* Services included: Transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle; English speaking guide; entrance fees to indicated sights
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