Hue DMZ Motorbike Tour is a day trip by motorbike from Hue to Demilitarized zone and Vinh Moc Tunnel. Go with Hue Motorbike Tour to explore DMZ in 1 day to see Hien Luong Bridge, Ben Hai river, Doc Mieu base, Quang Tri Old Citadel. And the beautiful ride through peaceful local village and windy coast line is the best.
Vinh Moc Tunnels were built to shelter people from the intense bombing of Son Trung and Son Ha communes in Vinh Linh county of Quang Tri Province in the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone. The American forces believed the villagers of Vinh Moc 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.
Three levels of tunnels were eventually built.
What can you see in this tour ?
Hue Motorbike Tour pick you from your hotel at 8am and we going to Quang Tri town. First, to visit local cemetry to learn something about the people fought in the American war
Next we ride along the coast line to see Cua Tung Queen Beach which Minh Mang visited many time. You can have a short swimming here depend on the time visit of the day. And then explore the Vinh Moc tunnels to see how brave local people was with this unbelievable work. Probably, the Vinh Moc Tunnel is the most highlight of the trip
Then we ride to Ben Hai River-the border line between North and South Vietnam during the American war. And Hien Luong Bridge – a symbol of division, expectations and the pain of loss. Also a historic witness of Vietnam’s tragic but ultimately victorious past). You will have chance to visit Warrior museum with the relic and weapon of the American and Vc sodiers using in the war
Further more we ride and stopping for lunch with local food at the Doc Mieu Firebase
In the afternoon we will have a short stop at cemetary for soldiers who fought and died during the American War. You might learn something from this burial ground with story
Then we have a ride back to Hue city and drop you at your hotel. Finally, we end our Hue DMZ Motorbike Tour
You can also explore the DMZ-Vinh Moc Tunnel by car if you like
– Experienced English speaking rider
– Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Hue and Hoi An
– Drinking water, local coffee
– Safety helmet
– Saddle bag ,raincoat (if needed )
– Personal expenses
– Food /Alcohol/Tip
– Entrance ticket