We will spend this 4-day trip to discover a series of world heritages in Central Vietnam. We will discovery two famous UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites and more: the sixteenth century silk route trading port of Hoi An; the intact ancient imperial city of Hue; the blooming Danang city, as the most attractive festival destination of Asia and the world’s top 10 destinations of relaxation. Vietnam’s central is also rich in natural history and culture and as such has tremendous long-term potential for the development of road tourism throughout the Indochina region.
Hoi An Ancient town – UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site: Hoi An exudes many charms. This quaint heritage town is often the highlight of every visitor’s itinerary. Steeped in traditional architecture, yet cosmopolitan in nature, a stroll through the old quarter is an essential experience. Gourmand restaurants, boutique clothes shops, art galleries, tailors and shoemakers abound in this ancient trading port town. Hoi An also boasts beautiful beaches and a romantic countryside abundant in rice paddy field.
Forbidden Purple City, Hue – UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site: Hue has been called the “Grand Old Dame of Vietnam”. This once imperial city harbors many national treasures – including the citadel – where the last ruling family from the Nguyen dynasty resided. Other notable attractions are the ancient emperor tombs and Thien Mu pagoda. Take a boat down the perfume river to explore the sights. Hue’s imperial cuisine is famous throughout the country for both its taste and unique presentation. Area Activities
Visit the third biggest City in Vietnam (Da Nang) – where very famous with beaches, and Ba Na hill. Where the weather cool year around. it’s very great place in Vietnam for relaxation
- Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
- Other meals listed in the itinerary
- Expert English-speaking local guide
- Tours as mentioned and air-conditioned transfers
- Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
- Boat cruises and rides while on tour
- Service charges and government VAT tax
ITINERARY BY DAY
Day 1: Danang arrival – Hoi An ancient town
Upon arrival in Da Nang city, our tour guide and driver will pick you up and heading to the ancient town of Hoi An where is known as an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. Check in hotel and refresh for a while.
This afternoon, we start to explore the Hoi An ancient town: take a walking tour visiting Chinese Assembly Hall & Temples, Old houses & Japanese Covered Pagoda Bridge, Old house of Tan Ki (Or Phung Hung); Fukian Assembly Hall; Sahuynh Cultural Museum (or Museum of Folk Cultures). Continue take boat riding on Thu Bon river to enjoy the peaceful life and also visit Kim Bong Carpentry Village, which allows visitors to see the artisans working with their skillful hands on the crafts. Kim Bong’s common products such as furniture, religious statues and finely crafted wooden doors can be found and bought on souvenirs shops. They range from the few-dollar coasters or knick-knacks to large religious statues of thousands of dollar. Back to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Have dinner in a local restaurant. This evening, spend your time to walking on the streets decorated by variety colourful lantern. You can join in floating lantern on river if you travel right on 14th of month Lunar calendar.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 2: Hoi An – Ba Na Hill – Hue
After breakfast, check out your hotel, then we head to Ba Na Hills Station which is known as the “Pearl of the climate” of the Central. Ba Na Hill is one of the tourist center – famous resort – highest level in Indochina colonial times. Have a chance to ride on a modern system of cable cars which helps you get a bird’s-eye view, very miraculous and attractive while enjoying a feeling of flying in the blue sky amidst the clouds and wind. You will visit some old French villas en route, as well as the suspension bridge, the Nui Chua with Mountain Peak (at the height of 1,487m).
We will then enjoy buffet lunch whilst taking in the spectacular views.
In the afternoon, leisure time for joining games in Fantasy Park – the third biggest indoor games zone in Vietnam, free and easy with series of interesting games. Then, vsit Golden Bridge at Ba Na Hill. The bridge is located at a height of 1,400M, between a sea of clouds. Standing here watching the scene that has taken photos, the more and more, It looks breathtaking with the view and those giant stone hands.
Then visit Vong Nguyet hills where the wine cellar, Linh Ung Pagoda, Sakyamuni Buddha’s monument situate by The first and unique Funicular in Vietnam from Garaventa Company (Swiss).
Leaving Ba Na Hills for Hue. On the way to stop for sightseeing the high mountain Hai Van pass, leisure time to visit Lang Co beach; the lagoon far below with Da Nang spread out. Check in hotel and have dinner at local restaurant with famous specialties of Hue.
After dinner, get on boat cruising up the Huong river, then enjoy amazing “Hue’s Folk music” professionally performed by Hue artists in traditional beautiful suites of “Ao dai”. Overnight in Hue.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Day 3: Hue city tour – drive to Danang
After breakfast and check out, pick you up to visit the beautiful Pagoda of Thien Mu with its impressive ‘Heavenly Lady’ seven-story tower. Continue on to visit the Imperial Citadel, a vast complex built in the early 19th century under the Nguyen Dynasty which was the last feudal regime in Vietnam during 1802 – 1945. After that, we will visit and shopping at Dong Ba market, we take a short time for local market, great fun here.
After lunch, then head out for Da Nang. Before check-in hotel in Da Nang, you can enjoy and take pictures of the beauty of My Khe beach – classified as one of the most attractive beaches on earth by Forbes, discover many kinds of strange, fascinating and meaningful structures of Danang city such as: DHC Marina Bay, Han Bridge, Dragon Bridge, Thuan Phuoc Bridge in your view…Take dinner at a local restaurant. Free to explore and overnight in Da Nang.
Accommodation: Hotel in Da Nang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Day 4: Da Nang city tour – departure
This afternoon, get excursion in Da Nang with The Cham Sculpture Museum. Then, the car lead you to The Marble Mountain, located in Ngu Hanh Son ward, south of Da Nang city. Stop on the way a few minute to visit Non Nuoc marble village. Then, transfer you to the airport for your flight.