Day 1| Da Nang Arrival – Hoi An – Da Nang (D)
Day 2| Da Nang – Ba Na Hills – Hue (B/L/D)
Day 3| Hue – Da Nang (B/L/D)
Day 4| Da Nang – Departure (B/L)
Day 1: Da Nang Arrival – Hoi An – Da Nang (D)
Upon arrival at Da Nang International airport, warmly welcome you by our guide. Then, take your bus to transfer to hotel, check in and take a short break.
After relaxing, transfer to Hoi An – Vietnam’s most atmospheric and delightful town. Hoi An was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Hoi An is home to many temples, pagodas and the ancient homes that bear its very unique mark. Visit:
– Fujian Assembly Hall – a temple dedicated to Thien Hau – the goddess of sea who protects sailors from danger. Its ornate gate and colourful courtyard with fountains make the temple very photogenic. The main hall is the biggest room, where lies a shrine and many delicate-carved dragons. Throughout the temple, there are a plethora of statues, bronze drums, bronze bells and horizontal lacquered board engraved with Chinese characters.
– Cantonese Assembly Hall – one of the most popular attractions in Hoi An. Also known as the Quang Trieu, the assembly hall sits right next to the Cau Pagoda. As the name suggests, the assembly hall was constructed by Cantonese settlers during the 19th century. Visit this hall, you can admire the structure as well as the decor, which includes a striking dragon made from pottery.
– Japanese Covered Bridge – symbol of the old city of Hoi An. This bridge was built by Japanese tradesmen possibly in the beginning of the17th century. It is composed of two parts: the bridge and the pagoda which are all in painted wood. The bridge is covered by a tiled roof. It is about 18 meters long and spans a stream of Thu Bon River, near the intersection of Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Tran Phu streets.
19:00 – Dinner at restaurant local foods like: Cao lau (Rice Noodles with Barbecued Pork, Greens And Croutons), Banh xeo (Crispy Pancake), Mi Quang (Quang Noodle)…
Later, enjoy your free time to disvover the ancient town at night with colourful lanterns, folk dance performances and lit candles floating down Thu Bon river.
21:00 – Back to Da Nang and relax
Day 2: Da Nang – Ba Na Hills – Hue (B/L/D)
07:00 – Have breakfast at hotel and check out
08:00 – Get picked up from your hotel and depart for Ba Na hills – an irresistible destination in Da Nang. Ba Na hills attract millions of visitors each year. In Ba Na hills, you will have opportunity to try one of the most impressive cable car line in the world and capture a fantastic panorama of Da Nang city. Experience hill climbing train (first and unique funicular in Vietnam) and visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), flower garden (Le Jardin D’amour) or Wax Museum
You should not miss walking on the Golden Bridge – a bridge supported by a pair of giant hands. The bridge sits 1,400 meters above sea level, an altitude which creates the illusion of a silk strip hiding in the clouds above Da Nang.
Enjoy a buffet lunch at Bana hill with more than 30 dishes different.
14:00 Transfer to Hue. On the way, stop at Hai Van tunnel – currently the longest tunnel in South East Asia and Lang Co bay – a famous area with imposing scenery, mountains and forests, clear blue sea and soft, white sand adjoin each other.
17:30 Check in hotel
18:30 Cruise through Perfume river to discover a poetique Hue in the evening, contemplate Trang Tien bridge shined by different colours – the most beautiful and attractive bridge in Hue. This bridge connects the center of city to the other side of the Perfume River. While cruising, enjoy sweet melodies of folklore song singing by local people
19:30 – Dinner at a local restaurant and enjoy your leisure time.
Day 3: Hue – Da Nang (B/L/D)
07:00 – Enjoy breakfast at hotel and then check out.
08:00 – Start your city tour to explore the hidden beauty of Hue Citadel. Visit:
– Hue Capital Citadel: this construction started in 1805 under the reign of Emperor Gia Long and completed in 1832 under the reign of Emperor Minh Mang. Under Nguyen Dynasty, the Kings had ordered to build ramparts, palaces and constructional works for royal. Over 200 years to now, it is still original with nearly 140 small and large constructions.
– Royal Citadel or Imperial City: is located in the center of the Citadel where established highest offices of Vietnam’s feudalism and sanctums honoring the cult of decreased Emperors. Famously being one of Vietnam’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Imperial City of Hue has long been a must-see attraction for tourists visiting a hidden charm of Vietnam.
– Forbidden Citadel: situated inside the Imperial Citadel complex, behind the Throne Palace, the Purple Forbidden Citadel was reserved for Emperor and his family. Built in the early 1803 under reign of Emperor Gia Long, it was initially named Cung Thanh. In 1821, it was renamed into the today’s Tu Cam Thanh.
– Thai Hoa Palace – the highlight of Ancient imperial town. It is one of the longest architectural works in the Citadel of Hue, the most important works in terms of location, function, architectural value , art, cultural and historic values.
– Khai Dinh tomb – the special tomb built like a monument: it consists mainly of concrete, preceded by a wrought-iron triple gate. Inside, guests will find a riotous battle between Eastern and Western design elements, colorfully decorated with pieces of broken glass and porcelain.
– Minh Mang tomb – different from the rest of imperial tombs because of its architecture. It offers a balance of nature and structures that is unmatched among tombs in Hue. This balance between landscape and buildings reveals a lot about personality of Minh Mang emperor and characteristics during his reign.
– Tu Duc tomb – one of the most beautifully designed complexes among the tombs of the Nguyen dynasty. Embedded in a lush pine forest, this tomb is the final resting place of Emperor Tu Duc (1848-83) who had the longest reign of all emperors of the Nguyen dynasty
– Thien Mu Pagoda (Heaven Fairy Lady Pagoda) – one of the oldest pagoda in Hue. When visit Thien Mu Pagoda, you can admire the seven storey octagonal named Phuoc Duyen tower, the car that monk Thich Quang Duc drove to Saigon on June 11th 1963 before burning himself to oppose the anti – religion policy of Saigon’s regime at that time.
14:00 Return to Da Nang
16:00 Check in hotel. Then freetime to swim at My Khe beach – Once listed in Forbes Magazine as one of the ‘World’s Most Luxurious Beaches’ with the white sandy 20-mile stretch.
19:00 Dinner at local restaurant
Suggestion: Dragon bridge, Love bridge, Han bridge, boat cruise through Han river, visit Asia park, play Sun wheels, see Marina Da Nang…
Day 4: Da Nang- Airport (B/L)
07:00 – Breakfast + check out
08:00 – Transfer to Son Tra Island. Visit Linh Ung pagoda. The highlight of this pagoda is the Quan Yin statue with the height of 67m, approximately to 30 floor building and 35 m in diameter lotus. This statue is considered as the highest Buddha statue in Vietnam. This statue put its back to the mountain, faces to the sea. On top of Guayin’s hat, there is a 2m-high statue of Buddha, and in each layer of the tower there are 21 smaller Buddhist statues placed in different gestures and position.
The rest of the day is at your leisure before transfer to airport. End tour.
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• We generally follow the timeline and fulfill the activities mentioned in the program. However, we are not responsible for unexpected circumstances such as traffic, weather and sudden closure of visiting sites. In such cases, we will do our best to rearrange or change to different activities.
• Travel insurance.
• Night double occupancy hotel accommodation. Single occupancy is available at extra cost.
• Full meals as mentioned in tour program.
• English speaking guide for the entire trip (other languages available upon request)
• Transfers in new vehicle with air-condition.
• Cruise boat rental fee.
• Entrance fees for mentioned visits.
• Air tickets from your departure.
• Ba Na cable car ticket, Fantasy Park ticket about VND700,000/tourist, entry ticket to destinations in Ba Na Hills Resort: Wax Museum about VND 100,000
• Laundry, telephone calls.
• Tips and gratuities.
• Other meals and drinks not mentioned.
• Other services not mentioned in tour program.