Vietnam DMZ and Phong Nha Cave Day Trip
Your private knowledgeable guide and convenient transport will pick you up at your hotel in Hue city. Then, you will depart to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, classified as a World Heritage site. This road trip is long but worth it to see local life on the road. Your guide will tell many stories about this historic area.
DMZ area and Hien Luong Bridge
After nearly a 2 hours drive, we will stop to visit the famous battlefield during the Vietnam War: Ben Hai River and Hien Luong Bridge, which divided the country into North and South. During the war, it was painted two different colors, blue for the North and yellow for the South, and the colors can still be seen today! It took more than 20 years with many people sacrificing their lives to cross the bridge and connect the two parts of the country. Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River inspire special feelings among the Vietnamese people. Our guide also shows you the museum and takes you back to historic time.
Lunch at Lake House Resort
We then keep driving to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, stopping at Lake House resort for delicious local lunch and a breathtaking view of the lake and mountain.
Opt to explore the Phong Nha Cave
After lunch, we drive to Phong Nha cave then cruise along the scenic Son River towards the entrance. The cave systems in this area were formed from the oldest karst mountains in Asia, approximately 400 million years ago. Be prepared to be stunned by some of the world’s most impressive limestone formations including huge stalactites and stalagmites, mysterious grottoes and the longest underground river in the world! Everything is delicately lit and laced with secure walkways creating a cool, mysterious ambiance for the ultimate subterranean experience.
Opt to explore the Paradise Cave
After lunch, we get in our car and drive to Paradise Cave. To reach the cave entrance we’ll hike upwards along securely built walkways and stairways. There are plenty of rest and viewing posts along the way offering fantastic vistas and unmissable photo opportunities. Don’t be fooled by the small entrance to the cave! Once inside, a vast chamber will surround you making you feel quite small! The cave offers a cool, damp freshness, a welcome change to the tropical heat outside. Look out for the beautiful rimstone pool and towering stalactite formations.
Road trip back to Hue
As promised to get you a wonderful day, it’s time to be back to the road and go back to the ancient capital. Our transport is very comfortable so you can take a rest and talk to your guide while our driver is cruising back to your hotel.