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Vietnam DMZ and Phong Nha Cave Day Trip
History & Heritage
Want to optimize your 1 day in Central Vietnam? Witness an important landmark of the Vietnam war – Hien Luong Bridge – which separated the country into two parts. Visit one of the world’s natural heritage recognized by UNESCO and admire its otherworldly beauty – Phong Nha National Park!
Hien Luong Bridge
Vietnam DMZ Area
Paradise Cave or Phong Nha Cave
Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park
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From $85 per person.
- 1 person $329
- 2 people $187 per person
- 3 people $145 per person
- 4 people $120 per person
- 5 people $105 per person
- 6-9 people $95 per person
- 10 + people $85 per person
Please note – Children up to 3 years old are free of charge, while children 3-11 years old will be required to pay 75% of the adult rate. Please see our FAQs page for further pricing details.
We operate all year round, except for Vietnamese New Year, which runs from January 20th-24th, 2023
Tour is recommended to start at 7:30 am earlier and finish around 7:00 pm or 8:00 pm.
Pick-up & drop-off
We will collect and return you to any hotel located within Hanoi City Centre. If you are staying out of the city we can collect you for an extra charge depending on the distance. Please get in touch for prices.
- All Entrance Fees
- All Taxes
- Fully Air-Conditioned Vehicle
- Two Bottles of Water
- English-Speaking Guide
- Dragon Boat
- Lunch – please note we can cater to any dietary requirements just be sure to get in touch beforehand
- Booking fees
What to bring
- Insect Repellent
- Light Jacket
What to wear
Please ensure you dress respectfully. Knees and shoulders should be covered at all times.
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 the 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 hour 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 colours, blue for the North and yellow for the South, and the colours 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 will also show you the museum and take you back in 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 ambience 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
After a wonderful day, it’s unfortunately time to be back on the road and return to the ancient capital. Our transport is very comfortable so you can rest and talk to your guide while our driver safely takes us back to your hotel.
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I now refer my friends, family and colleagues, as well as book all of my tours, accommodation and flights with Maika because I feel very lucky to have finally found an organisation in Asia that gives me the confidence to do so.
The tour was very well organized, and the guide spoke very good English. We got to see and experience so many things: Besides visiting a pagoda and Buddha statue, we also went on a boat ride (with a stop to enjoy a coconut drink) and visited local businesses producing rice paper, conical hats and mats. We had fresh fruit and tea for a snack and Pho soup for lunch which was delicious! We had such a good day and would highly recommend this tour!
We went on this tour, two families of four, with children aged 9-12 years old. We were really happy with it and highly recommend. Lin was our guide and she was fantastic, would really do a trip with her again. It was nice to do this privately and easy to adjust with Lin if needed. Maika helped us book the accommodation in Can Tho which we really appreciated. Would highly recommend and for sure do again.
You did a great job looking after all of our family of 7. The kids enjoyed all the tours and especially the Mekong cruise …as did we……because the kids were so happy we got to enjoy some time to ourselves too. I would recommend Maika Tours if your thinking of visiting Vietnam!