DMZ Adventure Loop (3 nights / 4 days)

Day 1: Hoi An to Prao

We drive to the remote mountain village of Prao, stopping at historic Cham towers and monuments from the French Indochina war along the way. _nh-5(15)After refreshments, we ascend into the highlands through Co Tu minority towns, stop for a picnic lunch and swim in the idyylic mountain streams. We dine at a top local restaurant – a great experience by itself.

Day 2: Prao to Khe Sanh
Day two starts early with breakfast before embarking on a new section of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. We ride through pristine rainforest along the Lao border and over spectacular mountain passes, then stop for picnic lunch in a spectacular mountain waterfall, where you can cool off with a swim. Following this we travel through the A Shau Valley, a famous American War battleground.
After lunch we leave A Luoi, and follow the Ho Chi Minh Trail to Khe Sanh. We visit the Khe Sanh combat base and memorial and museum.

Highlights of the tour

* Ethnic minority villages
* Cham temple
* Hai Van Pass
* Local cuisine
* Picnic lunches
* Old-growth rainforest
* Mountain waterfalls
* Ho Chi Minh Trail
* Hamburger Hill
* Khe Sanh combat base
* Khe Sanh museum
* Crossing the 17th parallel
* Historic Vinh Moc tunnels
* World Heritage sites
* Optional Abseiling

Day 3: Khe San to Hue via Vinh Moc Tunnels
_nh-5(12)Driving along Highway 9, we pass famous American war sites like the Rock Pile and Camp Carol, before crossing the former border between North and South Vietnam at the 17th parallel. We arrive at the Vinh Moc tunnels, where an entire village went underground in the 1960s to survive the bombing. After exploring the tunnels, we head to a local beach where you can cool off with a swim.
After lunch we drive along the coastline and arrive in Hue late afternoon.

Day 4: Hue to Hoi An via Hai Van Pass
Riding out off Hue we follow a distinctive coastal route and stop for a delicious seafood lunch at a local beach. We swim here before continuing onto Hai Van Pass, the highest point on Highway 1. We ride on big open windy roads where traffic is rare and along some of the most scenic landscape in Vietnam. We stop at famous China Beach for a cold drink before arriving in Hoi An.

( Approx. 650km )