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Day 1: Hue to DMZ to Khe Sanh
Departing from Hue we ride along highway 1 to Quang Tri town, visiting Long Hung Church and Quang Tri Old Citadel which was a battlefield in 1972 between North and South Vietnam for 81 days and nights.
We ride along the coast from Cua Viet Beach to Cua Tung Beach a long stretch of beautiful and peaceful coastline. 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 to pay respects to the soldiers who fought and died on the trail during the American War.
Continuing west on highway 9, we will climb into the Truong Son foothills, pass the Rock Pile and stop at some villages and beautiful natural springs and waterfalls near the highway.
Approx 5pm we arrive in Khe Sanh which was established as a forward base by General Westmoreland near Laos to secure highway 9. Check in to hotel, free time at night.
Day 2: Khe Sanh to Aluoi to Prao
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.
On the road we make a lot of stops for photos, breaks, relaxing, trekking or to climb up to the of top mountains. Overnight in Prao town
Day 3: Prao to Hoi An
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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