- Visit the ancient imperial city of Hue;
- Explore the sixteenth century silk route trading port of Hoi An;
- Visit My Son sanctuary, the sacred remains of the ancient Cham civilization;
- Transportation by private a/c vehicle as per program
- Hotel accommodation in Double/Twin room with daily breakfast
- Meals as indicated above at local restaurant (B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner)
- Boat trip and folk singing on Perfume River
- Entrance & sightseeing fees
- English speaking guide
- Mineral water
This trip route encompasses no less than three UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites; the sixteenth century silk route trading port of Hoi An; My Son Valley, the sacred remains of the ancient Cham civilization, and the ancient imperial city of Hue. The area is rich in natural history and culture and as such has tremendous long-term potential for the development of road tourism throughout the Indochina region.
Day 1. Arrival in Hue (D)
On arrival at the airport in Hue, welcomed by our tour guide and transfer to your hotel for checking in. Then visit Imperial Citadel of Hue and the Dong Ba market. Enjoy Royal traditional music on Perfume River (Hue royal music also recognized as Cultural World Heritage). Overnight in Hue
Day 2. Hue Sightseeing Tour (B, L)
The morning you board a boat for a cruise on the Perfume River giving you a taste of the scenic countryside, as well as an enjoyable visit to the beautiful Pagoda of Thien Mu with its impressive ‘Heavenly Lady’ seven-story tower. You then continue on to visit the tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes and Khai Dinh Tomb, well-known for magnificent unique architecture, and you will return to Hue for lunch and visit one of city’s Garden Houses and then return to your hotel to freshen-up. Overnight in Hue.
Day 3. Hue – Hoi An (B, L)
Morning depart to Hoi An on land transfer (2.5 hours), on the way to stop for sightseeing the high mountain pass of Hai Van; Lang Co beach; the lagoon far below with Da Nang spread out. Arrive in Hoi An, explore the ancient town of Hoi An on a walking tour around the old sections (charming and wonderfully preserved, combining Chinese, Japanese and European influences) with visit to Phuc Kien Communal House, Tan Ky ancient commercial house, Japanese covered Bridge, and Phung Hung Ancient Trading House. You might also want to visit one of lantern making workshop in Hoi An and have a clothes tailor-made.
Free to explore Hoi An ancient night, get yourself back to the 17th century, relax and soak up the atmosphere. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 4. Hoi An – My Son sanctuary (B, L)
We travel about 50km from Hoi An to visit My Son sanctuary which was an imperial city during the Champa dynasty, between the 4th and the 12th centuries. It comprises many Champa temples, in a valley roughly two kilometers wide, surrounded by two mountain ranges. It was the site of religious ceremony of kings of the Champa dynasty, and was also a burial place of Champa royals and national heroes. The My Son temple complex is one of the foremost temple complexes of Hinduism in South East Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in Vietnam. Though the complex has been destroyed over time, we still see many majestic ancient ruins of temples in the area.
Back to Hoi An town to have lunch and take a walking around the town you can see a numerous art galleries and tailor shops, get some made-to-order clothes if you like.
Optional for late afternoon to join a cooking class to learn about Vietnamese cuisine and prepare your own dinner and enjoy your just-been-made dishes. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 5. Hoi An – Da Nang – Departure (B, L)
Today we leave Hoi An for city tour Da Nang to visit Marble Mountain, Cham Museum and driving around Son Tra peninsula named as Monkey Mountain to visit Linh Ung Pagoda and My Khe beach – classified as one of the most attractive beaches on earth. Have lunch at restaurant before transferring to the airport for your flight home or onward destination. End of services