5-day trip route encompasses three UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites of Vietnam, 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. Also you will add more time in Da Nang for beach break.
Hue or Da Nang
Arrive in Hue, meet our guide and transfer to hotel for checking in.
Afternoon tour to visit Imperial Citadel of Hue with Flag Tower, Ngo Mon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, Forbidden Purple City (Tu Cam Thanh).. and stopover at Dong Ba market for shopping and blend with real life of charming Hue people.
Dinner at restaurant and join a Royal traditional music performance on Dragon boat sailing along the Perfume River.
Overnight in Hue.
A day of exploring Hue’s famous royal tombs and garden houses. Beginning on boat cruise down the peaceful Perfume River, taking in the endless surrounding greenery. Hop off at the pier to visit the Thien Mu pagoda, a tranquil pagoda on the banks of the Perfume River and transfer to the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh. Admire the unusual combination of architecture that blends a traditional Chinese past with a modern Western future. Then, continue to Minh Mang Tomb to explore the opulent and exotic resting place laid out in formal Chinese style.
For lunch, feast on a vegetarian meal prepared by nuns at Dong Thuyen Pagoda, a temple located on the top of a hill with a fantastic view.
Then continue on to Thanh Tien Village, known for its 300-year history of crafting paper flowers. Meet one of the local villagers and learn how to make your own ornate paper flower. Finally, visit one of typical Garden House of the traditional 19th century Hue residence and listen to the stories of the owner’s royal heritage before returning to your hotel to enjoy the rest of your evening.
Overnight in Hue.
Morning check out your hotel and transfer Hue to Da Nang (2 hours driving). On the way to stop for sightseeing at the high mountain pass of Hai Van, Lang Co beach – the lagoon far below with Da Nang spread out.
Checking in your hotel in Da Nang and rest.
Afternoon, move on to the ancient town of Hoi An. Stop for a visit to Marble Mountain (Ngu Hanh Son), discover the stunning natural caves of the mountain and enjoy the beautiful view from the top of the Marble Mountain. Take a walking tour around the old sections of Hoi An (charming and wonderfully preserved, combining Chinese, Japanese and European influences), visiting to the former merchants’ homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda and the colorful riverside market. You also see a numerous art galleries and tailor shops, get some made-to-order clothes if you like. Free to explore the Hoi An night, get yourself back to the 17th century, relax and soak up the atmosphere.
Dinner suggested for a street food tour in Hoi An to discover the flavours and dishes that make this town and its cuisine so unique. Alongside an expert local guide, your journey introduces you to the stories behind Hoi An’s most iconic dishes at the town’s most famous eateries.
Overnight in Da Nang.
Morning depart to My Son sanctuary which was once an imperial city during the Champa dynasty, between the 4th and the 8th centuries. My Son was the site of the most important Cham intellectuals and a religious center. Visit My Son sanctuary, the ruins towers of Cham people and learn about of architecture of Cham civilization. Spend about 1.5 hour to see a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 65 architectural works. In 1999, UNESCO labeled the Cham architecture in My Son as a World Cultural Heritage Site. You will also have chance to enjoy the traditional Apsara dancing of Cham girls.
Free afternoon in Da Nang beach (My Khe beach, classified as one of the most attractive beaches on earth).
Or you might opt for a short city tour of Da Nang to explore the local life and the vibrant of the city.
Free at your own leisure before transferring to Da Nang airport for your flight home or onward destination. End of services