Arrival Phu Bai Airport in Hue - the former Imperial City of the last dynasty of Vietnam. Located in Central Vietnam, Hue is the only place in the country where many historic, cultural, architectural as well as artistic values have been preserved. Tangible cultural heritage - the system of historic monuments - and intangible cultural heritage - the Imperial court music - have their own national and international values that were acknowledged as World Cultural Heritages. Hue is also the site where the northern and southern ecosystems meet, the area of river-hills, greenery and beautiful landscapes.
You are warmly welcomed by our local guide and transfer to check in the hotel. Free at your own leisure until Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Hue.
Morning you will meet with our guide and start the day to explore the Imperial City of Hue. The Hue Citadel is situated on the Northern bank of the Perfume River and built by Emperor Gia Long it was designed for the exclusive use of the Emperor and his household. The Citadel is a square 2 km wall encompassing 3 walled enclosures; the Citadel, Kinh Thanh Hue, the Yellow Imperial city, Hoang Thanh and in the centre the Forbidden Purple city Tu Cam Thanh where the Emperor lived. The Hue royal complex has been officially recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Then enjoy a scenic boat trip on the Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda (Heavenly Lady pagoda), one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious worship in Hue. Situated 4 km upstream on the banks of the Perfume River, it is an active Buddhist monastery with its origins dating back to 1601. Later, visit Dong Ba Market for shopping. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon, we start the spectacular drive over Hai Van Pass to Danang with a whole view of Pacific Ocean and famous Lang Co fishing village. Continuing to the charming historic city of Hoi An which lies on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Hoian was one of the major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century and was declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. Dinner at at local restaurant and Overnight at hotel in Hoian.
Morning, you start the day with a leisurely bicycle ride along picturesque country roads. You will witness the Vietnamese rural life, offering endless photo opportunities. Then board the boat for a river cruise down to Cua Dai. Meet and engage with local fishermen and get hands-on experience of traditional round net and cast net fishing. You will also have the chance to maneuver the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats while exploring coconut-palm flanked waterways.
- 08:00 Guide pick up guest at Hotel, ride bicycles to Tra Que Village.
- 08:30 Take around the vegetable village and join in the daily activities with local farmer there.
- 09:30 Continue to take bicycles along De Vong River to Hoi An Beach wharf.
- 10:00 Embark on the boat to Cua Dai sand dune , enjoy casting net show and learn how to cast net by local fisher man.
- 11:00 Continue to Cam Thanh Water coconut village, have a brief introduce to the history there.
- 11:20 Take on the basket boat along the water coconut river, Fisherman will teach you how to catch the crabs ( 02 paxs/ boat ).
Divide group into 2 teams for basket boat racing and catching crabs. There will be a lovely present for winner.
- 12:20 Embark on the boat, enjoy the folk songs show by local people there.
- 12:30 Enjoy Special Local Food Lunch such as pancake, Tam Huu spring roll , fried fish …After lunch, learn how to make funny tools by water coconut leaf.
- 14:00 Continue to the ancient town, experience the daily life of fisher man along Thu Bon River
- 15:00 Get on Bach Dang wharf, take a bicycle back to Hotel.
Tour continues to discover Hoi An - known to early Western merchants, Hoi An was one of the major trading centres of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. Hoi An has a mixed Chinese-Vietnamese atmosphere with low, tile-roof houses and narrow streets. Having been through many ups and downs in the past, the original structures, however, are still virtually intact. That was the reason to persuade the UNESCO to recognize Hoi An as a World Heritage in 1999. Besides, the surroundings of Hoi An, especially the countryside, are one of the most outstanding highlights that visitors should experience during their stay in Hoi An.
One of the best ways to discover Hoi An and its surroundings is by walking. During your leisurely walk you will visit some of the historic merchant and community houses, places of worship and famous Japanese Covered Bridge, the daily life of the local people: green paddy fields, vegetable gardens, markets, temples, historic houses, fishermen and stunning countryside scenes will simply mesmerize you. This tour offers great photo opportunities and you may find yourself chatting with the locals and inhaling unforgettable memories.
Dinner at local restaurant before proceeding to Danang - the fourth largest city in Vietnam, the gateway to the central provinces and a sea port with nice beaches and resort. Arrival Danang, check in the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Danang.
Morning, departure to Ba Na Hills, pass the sea-shore on Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, one of the most beautiful roads of Danang City and Red Beach, where the French first landed in Danang. Arrive at the Cable car station at the foot of Ba Na Mountain. Enjoy the first leg cable car, which achieves two Guinness World records in 2009, longest non-stop cable car (5,042m) and highest non-stop cable car (1,292m). Sitting in the cabin, in mid air, looking upon the endless tree line of the forests, bring you with spectacular views of the lush jungle and fairly waterfalls along the way. Experience pristine ecological systems of the Ba Na Mountains will leave you the sense of unforeseeable discovery.
Visit the Le Jardin, old wineries, remains of French Villas and Ling Ung Pagoda with 27m high Buddha status. We then leave the Le Jardin for the second cable car station to visit the top of mountain and see the remain of old villas. Conquer the Peak of Chua Mountain at the height of 1,487m. View the whole Danang city under the cluster of white clouds. Leave Peak of Chua Mountain, visit the trail of Dreaming Stream, Rainbow Waterfall, Suspension Bridge, Golden Valley, and ruined Opera House, play with wild monkeys and take photos, freely then we return to Cable car station at foot of Ba Na Mountain then transfer back to Danang City and lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch you will continues to visit you will visit the Cham Museum - The world's foremost collection of the sculpture of the ancient King-dom of Champa, the My Khe Beach and the Marble Mountain, whose peaks represent the five elements of the universe before check in the hotel. Dinner at local restaurant. Afterward you will the opportunity to explore the famous Danang Supermarket where you can purchase souvenirs for your beloved ones. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Danang.
Morning free at your own leisure until transfer to Danang International Airport for departure flight.