ITINERARY BY DAY
DAY 1: DA NANG ARRIVAL
On arrival at Da Nang International airport, you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to your hotel in town. The rest of the day is free to explore this dynamic city. Dinner on your own.
Overnight at hotel in Da Nang.
DAY 2: DA NANG CITY TOUR (B/L/-)
At 08:30am Pick-up from your hotel in Da Nang, then transfer to the Han Market, an ideal place for those looking for Danang’s specials. Continue your journey to the 5th military zone museum, where you will peek into the past of Vietnam during war time. With a large collection covering national revolutions, Vietnam War and newer military equipment, this museum is a must see in a visit to Danang. A short ride will lead you to the top of Marble Mountain, where you will be rewarded by great city views and amazed by the main cave which houses a beautiful Cham Buddha sitting under a natural shaft of light. Relax and enjoy lunch in a restaurant with a stunning view to the beach.
In the afternoon, visit Linh Ung Pagoda, the serene place protected by Guinyin, the goddess of mercy. The pagoda offers stunning views of Danang beach and Cham Islands in the distance. Pay a visit to the French & Spanish Cemetery, to the memory of soldiers of a joint expedition led by French admiral Rigault de Genouillly in 1858.
After that transfer to Hoi An. Dinner on your own . Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
DAY 3: HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel. 08:30 Take a leisurely walk through the ancient town, a world heritage site recognized by UNESCO in 1999, to feast your eyes on antique structures: residential houses, assembly halls, pagodas, markets, etc. and watch local daily activities, handicraftsmen at work. You can learn how to make the lantern . Lunch in a local restaurant. In the aternoon, take a boat ride to the handicraft villages of Thanh Ha and relax on Cua Dai beach. Dinner on your own. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
DAY 4: HOI AN – HUE (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel. 08:00 Transfer to Hue. Admire the beautiful landscape on the road through the Hai Van Pass overlooking the scenic Lang Co lagoon. Enjoy panoramic views of the clouds, the sea and the mountains around the summit where natural beauty unfolds. Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit the tombs of King Tu Duc (reigned 1848 – 1883) and King Khai Dinh (reigned 1916 – 1925). The monuments, designed by the kings themselves, were also used as holiday retreats during their lifetime. Dinner on your own. Overnight at hotel in Hue.
Note: You can replace the Tu Duc tomb by the Minh Mang tomb.
Option: In the evening, a typical royal dinner with a presentation of ancient dancing and music will be arranged (minimum group size: 10 persons)
DAY 5: HUE – NEXT DESTINATION (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel. 08:00 Take a boat ride on the Perfum river to Thien Mu pagoda with a 21-metre-high octagonal tower regarded as the symbol of Hue. Then visit the Imperial citadel, built in 1804 on a site chosen in accordance with the principles of geometry. Lunch in a typical restaurant. Transfer to Hue airport for the flight onward.
Option: A royal performance of ancient dancing and music, a world intangible heritage recognized by UNESCO in 2003, is presented in the Citadel.