A fantastic trip to Central Vietnam is the best way to get unique values of World Heritages and an unforgettable memory!
Day 1: Danang arrival – Hoi An highlight
Upon arrival, experience some central Vietnamese friendliness and be welcomed by our guide before proceeding 35km to the gorgeous old town of Hoi An. Check in and settle in at your hotel.
Afternoon, take a fascinating guided walking tour around Hoi An Ancient Town. Begin with the picturesque Japanese Covered Bridge, which traverses one of the old town’s ancient streams. Continue onto the vibrant Chinese Assembly Hall and the bustling local market which rests on the banks of the river. Hoi An is an art-lover and shopper’s paradise, with countless shops selling beautiful souvenirs and talented tailors that can design and put together outfits ready for the next day! Enjoy the afternoon in the way you like, perhaps choosing to sit by the river with a cold drink or delving back into the shops! Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 2: Hoi An – My Son Sanctuary – Danang – Hue
Enjoy another breakfast at your hotel and then visit My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage site, located in a lush valley. My Son is considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia’s greatest archaeological sites with its towers built between the 4th to 13th centuries.
Afternoon, travel to the ancient capital of Hue along one of the most beautiful coastal stretches of Vietnam, over the glorious Hai Van Pass. Translating into English as ‘the mountain pass of ocean clouds,’ this elevation affords spectacular views of Danang to one side and untouched bays to the other. We also stop at the small fishing village of Lang Co, often referred to as one of the most beautiful bays in the world, before arriving in Hue in the late afternoon. Overnight in Hue city.
Day 3: Hue
After breakfast visit the tombs of King Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Each tomb has its own unique architecture reflecting the king’s character and individual philosophy. Tu Duc was a poet, and thus there is a sweeping poetic nature to the design that blends effortlessly with the countryside. Khai Dinh was more eccentric, and his tomb is both striking and cluttered but is a true marvel to behold. Enjoy a great lunch of local Hue food.
In the afternoon, pay an important visit to the impressive abode of the 19th and 20th Century Nguyen Dynasty emperors, the grand Imperial City and the intricate Royal Citadel.
Within the towering outer walls lies the Imperial City containing dynastic temples, stunning garden houses and scenes of Hue’s laidback lifestyle. At the center of the Imperial City rests the Royal Palace of the Forbidden Purple City. Sadly, much of the palace was destroyed during the Tet Offensive in 1968 but it is gradually being restored and it already makes an extremely impressive place to visit, with gorgeous temples decorated with porcelain art, striking mythological imagery and the odd French colonial architectural beauty. Then take to the water and sail upstream to the Perfume River until reaching Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue’s oldest pagoda and one of the most significant places of worship in Vietnam. Overnight in Hue.
Day 4: Hue – Tam Giang lagoon – Departure
Just about 8km from central of Hue, DAM CHUON village offer an urban village with fascinating view of this lagoon and local families.
After breakfast at hotel, visit DAM CHUON village in Tam Giang Lagoon system. Just about 8km from central of Hue, DAM CHUON village offer an urban village with fascinating view of this lagoon and local families. Take the boat cruise in the lagoon, experience catching fish by using local fishing tool, visit a local fisher man family who work and live on boat in this lagoon. Enjoy simple local food in restaurant before returning to Hue city. Afternoon depart to airport for your onward flight.
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