Discover Hidden Beauty of Central Vietnam will lead you to many unique cultural values in Hoi An – Hue – Phong Nha Cave. This trip will bring you an interesting feeling and experience!
Day 1: Danang arrival – Hoi An
Upon arrive Danang city, meet and transfer 38km further to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An city.
Day 2: Hoi An – Danang – Hue
After breakfast at your hotel, 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! Enjoy lunch in local restaurant
Afternoon, travel to the ancient capital of Hue along one of the most beautiful coastal stretches of Vietnam and 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. 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 – DMZ – Phong Nha
Depart early in the morning from your hotel in Hue. Visit Vinh Moc Tunnels, one of the most famous battlefield sites in the infamous Vietnam War, Hien Luong Bridge, Ben Hai River, once the demarcation line between the North and the South of Vietnam. Have lunch in Dong Hoi Town, and then continue to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, one of the most spectacular wilderness sites in South East Asia and one of the 2 largest limestone regions in the world. Overnight in Phong Nha town.
Day 5: Paradise cave – Nuoc Mooc – Danang
After breakfast, strolling through the Victory Road 20 to visit Hang 8 Co (Lady Cave) a historical site related with the American war in Vietnam. Continue the journey with Hang Thien Duong (Paradise cave) one of longest cave in S.E Asia. Walk 3.5km inside the cave to admire colossal stalagmites and glimmering stalactites. The next destination is Nuoc Mooc spring – the source of all rivers. Be ready to swim in clean and transparent water here! Afternoon, drive back to Danang city airport for your departure.
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