Day 1: Welcome to Da Nang – Overnight in Hoi An Ancient Town
Upon arriving at Da Nang airport and welcome by the local guide and driver. Transfer to Hoi An to visit Hoi an’s Ancient Town, the World Cultural Heritage with Japanese Bridge, Tan Ky Ancient House with 200 years old, Hoi Quan Phuc Kien Pagoda with style building of Chinese people, Pottery Museum. Free leisure time to wander around and go shopping. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at the hotel in Hoi An.
Day 2: Hoi An – My Son Holly Land – Handicraft villages
Pick up at the hotel in Hoi an, depart for My Son to visit the Cham Holy land – a UNESCO World Natural Heritage in 1999 – the ruins of Cham people and was an imperial city during Cham dynasty. Return to Hoi An for having lunch at the local restaurant. In the afternoon, take the boat flowing on the river of Thu Bon, with stops to visit Thanh Ha ceramic village, Kim Bong furniture village, then floating down to Cua Dai estuary for a great view of sunset over the Thu Bon River and the sea before returning. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at the hotel in Hoi An.
Day 3: Hoi An – Da Nang – Hue
Breakfast at the hotel and leave Hoi An to back Da Nang for visit the Marble Mountain and Cham Museum, which is a great chance to dig down in the fascinating world of the Cham Kingdom. After that depart to Hue via Hai Van Pass and Lang Co beach. Lunch at the local restaurant. Arrive at Hue and check in the hotel. Free time in the evening. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at the hotel in Hue.
Day 4: Hue city tour
After breakfast at hotel, enjoy a morning boat trip on the Perfume River. Visit the Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, Thien Mu pagoda and the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang, set in gardens and lakes. In the afternoon, visit Dong Ba market and the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between1802 and 1945, and the ruins of the Purple Forbidden City. Enjoy a night boat trip on the Perfume River, highlighted by a performance of Hue folk music. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at hotel in Hue city.
Day 5: Hue – Quang Binh – Phong Nha Cave – Ha Noi
Picked up at the hotel in Hue and proceed to Dong Hoi City in Quang Binh Province for visiting Phong Nha Caves, a World Natural Heritage is recognized by UNESCO. Take a boat cruise on the Son River to visit Phong Nha Cave with its grottos. Stop to visit Cung Dinh cave, Tien Cave and Bi Ky Cave with beautiful limestone formations. Enjoy lunch at the local restaurant. On the way back to Hue via Quang Tri Province, stop for visiting Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River which is located on the 17th parallel. This is a chance to get more experiences of Vietnam history and people in the time of the war in 20th Century. Arrive in Hue in the evening, catch the night train to Ha Noi.
End of services. Finish the The Roads to Vietnam Heritage tour.
Tour price includes:
- A/c private car/van/minibus for pick up, transfer & sightseeing as per program.
- English or French speaking tour guide.
- Boat trips
- Entrance fees
- Meals as indicated in the program (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
- Hotel accommodation based on two people sharing a twin or double room
Tour price excludes:
- Vietnam domestic flights from HCMC
- Train ticket from Hue to Hanoi
- Vietnamese entry visa
- Travel insurance
- Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program.
- Tips for tour guide and driver
- Personal expenses (Porter, Laundry, telephone fee, Optional Tour, etc.)