Demilitarized Zone in Vietnam

Bezoek de DMZ

Tijdens de oorlog in Vietnam (1954-1975) werden Noord- en Zuid-Vietnam van elkaar gescheiden door de Demilitarized Zone, kortweg: DMZ. Deze zone was een resultaat van de Geneva Accords, opgesteld in 1954. De instelling van deze bufferzone markeerde het begin van de Vietnamoorlog (Vietnamezen noemen deze oorlog de ‘American War’ of de ‘War Against the Americans to Save the Nation’).

De DMZ ligt grofweg tussen Phong Nha en Hue, in de buurt van Dong Ha. Het gebied is ongeveer 10 kilometer breed en 100 kilometer lang – zo’n 5 kilometer aan weerszijden van de Ben Hai rivier. Het uitgestrekte Vietnam is hier op z’n smalst.

Ondanks haar functie als gedemilitariseerde zone was de DMZ het strijdtoneel van verschillende bloederige gevechten, in een van de eerste oorlogen die via de televisie gevolgd kon worden. Op dit moment, enkele decennia later, is het gebied weer bewoond met etnische minderheden en vind je vele rubber- en koffieplantages in de DMZ.

DMZ Tour

Tussen de plantages staan nog altijd verschillende beroemde bezienswaardigheden van de Vietnamoorlog. Zo vind je in de Demilitarized Zone de beroemde Khe Sanh legerbasis, de befaamde Ho Chi Minh Trail, de uitgespreide Truong Son begraafplaats, de Hien Luong brug over de Ben Hai rivier en natuurlijk de indrukwekkende Vinh Moc tunnels.

Je kunt de DMZ Vietnam verkennen met een Easy Rider, een ervaren lokale gids die je achterop zijn motor het land laat zien. Met de motor ben je met een DMZ Tour vanuit Phong Nha in twee dagen in Hue en in drie dagen in Hoi An. Of rijd verder door naar het zuiden en eindig na zes, acht of negen dagen via de Centrale Hooglanden in Quy Nhon, Mui Ne, Dalat of Nha Trang.

Liever andersom? Kan ook! Start je tweedaagse DMZ Tour vanuit Hue of driedaagse DMZ Tour vanuit Hoi An en eindig in Phong Nha. Tijdens alle DMZ Tours (van drie dagen of langer) rijd je ook over de befaamde Hai Van Pass en Ho Chi Minh Trail.

Hoor je het liever van een ander?

“We did a guided 3 days motorbike tour from Da Lat to Di Linh with Mr. Vu’s company and had an absolutely amazing time far away from the mainstream touristic road. We faced beautiful mountain landscapes, learned a lot about locals – life, numerous plantations and fabrics-, swam in and took a shower at a waterfall and enjoyed amazing local food. A million thanks to our guides Hong and Lukat who made this tour unforgettable – they explained us a lot about local traditions, showed us wonderful and hidden places in the countryside and answered every question. Both (and Mr. Vu himself, too) were super friendly, helpful and flexible, what is highly appreciated. Furthermore, we felt secure at every second on the motorbike – they are profis. We had a marvelous time together and a good laugh at all times with you, guys. Mot hai ba zo and don’t forget about the “silent fox” 🙂 Thanks a lot, all the best for you personell and the company. You do a fantastic job!”

“My friend and I took a 3-day tour from Phong Nha to Hoi An. The tour was amazing and we were so glad we booked it as we have seen a lot of interesting sites which we would not have visited otherwise. There was also a nice alternation between the enjoying nice views, swimming and sites related to the Vietnam war. We had Cuong and Hiep as our guides. They are really good drivers and we’re always very careful. They made us feel comfortable on the motorbike which ensured that we could enjoy the scenery while driving. Also of the motorbike, they looked after us, making sure our hotel room was good, that we enjoyed the food and they gave a lot of explanation at each stop. The tour was so good I would immediately book it again.”

“Mr Vu Rocks! 7 days, HCM to Hoi An via HCM trail. Great route thru Vietnamese backroads with Mr Vu sharing his passion and insights into Vietnamese history, culture, and love for his country was exceptional. You couldn’t ask for a better guide and itinerary. Go Mr Vu!”

“Me and my friend had an amazing time with Jack and LuKa. They tried their hardest to make it an unforgetable experience. 2 days before our long trip we did a day tour in Da Lat and wanted to finish our 4 week trip with an multiple day tour so we picked this one. We never felt unsafe on the motorbike and they drove very carefully. You’ll get to see a lot of things you wouldnt see if you werent on a motorbike trip with these experienced drivers. We stopped at multiple local restaurants where no other tourists stopped and visited some locals at their home. If we could do it over again we would choose multiple tours. Thanks for the amazing experience guys!!”

“I did this motor trip with my friend. We had very nice guides named Viet and dung. They showed us nice places and stopped at beautiful views for pictures. They drived save and they had protecting clothes for us. We liked it very much!!”

“We did have a great day with the easyriders today. We travelled from Hue to Elephant spring, had a great lunch ar Langco beach, then travelled to de Hai Van pass, Danang and Marble mountains. We loved the day also my teenagers loved it. We felt very save and secure. We had helmets and vlotjes. I recommend everybody to book with the easyriders. Thank you for one of the greatest day of our life.”

“We road from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh. We road with Luu, Hoang and Ken and they are so nice and helpful. The whole trip was professional, they are open and they gave us a lot of information about the places we visited! We saw waterfalls, small villages, mountains, tried local food and a lot more! It have been a very exciting tour and it have been a pleasure to be with Luu, Hoang and Ken. We would recommend these guys to all they are the best! Thanks for the amazing tour we hope to see you again!”

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Begin je motoravontuur waar en wanneer jij wilt. Onze Easy Riders halen en brengen je naar je accommodatie. Of de haven, bus, trein of het vliegveld.

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