Vietnam is a small but long country, stretches as the shape letter “S”. Central Vietnam is a subregions with considerable cultural differences from Northern and Southern Vietnam. Danang is a hub for international flights to Central Vietnam. This 5-day tour is for travelers arriving Danang and cover the must places around this city.
Arriving at Danang airport, you’ll be met and driven to Hue city. On the way, you'll cross the Hai Van mountain pass. The views from the top are excellent – you should be able to see Lang Co beach and village, and the lagoon far below, with Danang spread out before you to the south. Come Hue to taste the royal dishes and Hue cuisine. Stay the night in Hue.
Start your day with a river cruise by boat upstream to Thien Mu - a tranquil pagoda on the banks of the Perfume River. From there, a vehicle will be waiting to take you to Emperor Minh Mang’s mausoleum. The royal mausoleum of Emperor Ming Mang, a staunch follower of Confucianism with many wives, concubines and children, is opulent and exotic in formal Chinese style - a good example of classic Sino-Vietnamese architecture.
The tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh is an unprepossessing concrete construction on the side of a wide valley. Its interest lies in the uneasy combination of Vietnamese and European features, the use of fragments of ceramics and glass for decoration, and the striking views from the courtyard in front of the mausoleum.
In the afternoon, you visit the Imperial Citadel of Hue, begin with a stroll around the area between the Citadel’s massive walls and the defensive moat, now filled with lotus flowers. You’ll then enter via the Noon Gate to wander around the Thai Hoa Palace, the Pavilion housing the Nine Urns of the Nguyen rulers, and the remains of the Royal Palaces. Rest of time is for review the bustling Dong Ba market. You’ll spend the night in Hue.
In the morning, your car will arrive to drive you to Hoi An. You stop at Mable Mountain to view the sculpture village and stone-cutting crafts then continue to Hoi An for lunch.
In the afternoon, the tour guide will show you the ancient town with Japanese Bridge, Phuc Kien Communal House, Tan Ky Traditional House and Museum. You transfer to Cam Thanh, also well-known in Hoi An on mangrove forest of Nipa palms, experience the bamboo basket boat and learn how to row this unique boat.
Evening is great time for strolling around and shopping. Overnight in Hoi An.
Early breakfast at hotel, you will be driven to Danang to visit Bana Hills. The Ba Na Hills Mountain resort is a wonderful mix of surreal fun and classic beauty — the perfect place for you to escape the heat. You will take the cable car ride up to the Ba Na Hills, have time to experience the Funicular train, see the Le Jardin D’Amour, the newly build Golden Bridge and the Giant Buddha Statue. Your experiences with Ba Na Hills will surely be the most enjoyable memories in the trip. You will enjoy a buffet lunch in Ba Na Hills and then spend the afternoon to continue to join other games in Ba Na.
In the evening, you will have dinner in Danang, view infamous Dragon Bridge and Han river.
In the morning, you visit the Son Tra Peninsula to admire the beauty of the whole city, and Linh Ung Pagoda. Have a brief look at the remarkable Hindu statuary in the Cham Museum.
Your time will be your own until time moving to Danang airport for your international departure flight.
Check-in time at hotel: 14.00 // Check-out time: 12.00