Vietnam DMZ and Phong Nha Cave Day Trip

Full-Day Tour

Private Groups

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!

Highlights

Hien Luong Bridge

Vietnam DMZ Area

Paradise Cave or Phong Nha Cave

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

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Tour Details

Price

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.


Season

We operate all year round, except for Vietnamese New Year, which runs from February 11th-14th, 2021


Trip specifications

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.


Included

  • 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

Not included

  • Gratuities
  • Booking fees

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Insect Repellent
  • Light Jacket

What to wear

Please ensure you dress respectfully. Knees and shoulders should be covered at all times.

Itinerary
Let’s Go!

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.

vietnam flag flying above building

 

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.

long blue bridge

 

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.

table of people at restaurant

 

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.

dmz tunnels and caves

 

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.

dmz tunnels and caves

 

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.

arch bridge over water

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