6-Day Central Vietnam
Central Vietnam has been considered a paradise of sea and islands, where you can find a variety of landscapes, ethnic cultures and culinary arts.
1. Da Nang - One of the best Central Vietnam cities
Da Nang, which has been nicknamed a “worth-living city”, is one of the most alluring central Vietnam cities with a 60-kilometer coast. Nature bestowed the city with various beautiful landscapes including dozens of beaches, which attract tourists all year round.
2. Hoi An - Where to explore the Central Vietnam culture
Less than 30 kilometres to the southeast of Da Nang City, the charming ancient town of Hoi An, located by Thu Bon River, has been like a magnet to both domestic and foreign visitors with its diverse landscape and distinctive culture.
Visitors should also take a photo at Japanese Bridge Hoi An, a symbol of the ancient town. The bridge, also known as Pagoda Bridge (Chua Cau), was built in the 17th century, marking the arrival of Japanese businessmen in the port town. The bridge has been associated with the legend of a monster called Namazu, which is a Japanese mythological monster that caused earthquakes and floods. Namazu’s head is located in India, while its body is in Vietnam and its tail in Japan.
Hoi An Night Market is a must-go destination for tourists in Quang Nam Province, where various local delicacies like cao lau, Quang noodle, banh mi, wonton, water fern cake, and Hoi An chicken rice are available at reasonable prices.
3. Hue - One of the well-known Central Vietnam tourist attractions.
The central city of Hue is the capital of Thua Thien Hue province, which shares borders with Quang Tri province to the north, Quang Nam province and Da Nang to the south, Laos to the west and the East Sea to the east.
The province has an 80 kilometer-long Perfume River, a 128 kilometer-long coastline, and over 200,000 hectares of forest.
Hue had been a feudal capital since the rule of the Nguyen lords in Central and Southern Vietnam from 1687 to 1775. Then the Tay Son brothers conquered Hue and kept it as an administrative capital between 1788 and 1801. After the fall of the Tay Son Dynasty, Emperor Gia Long (Nguyen Anh), a successor of the Nguyen lords, took back the imperial capital and started the reign of the thirteen emperors of the Nguyen dynasty from 1802 to 1945.
DAY 01 DANANG ARRIVAL
Pick up and transfer to hotel. Visit Cham Museum of Sculpture, drive around the Son Tra Peninsula to admire the beauty of the whole city, visit Linh Ung Pagoda. Continue to visit Dragon Bridge, Han River Bridge, Love Bridge.
DAY 02 DANANG - BANA HILL - HOI AN
Transfer to Bana Hills today. You have a chance to ride on a modern system of cable cars where you can get a bird’s-eye view of very miraculous and attractive scenery. You will visit some old French villas en route, as well as the suspension bridge, Nui Chua & the Mountain Peak (at the height of 1,487m). Continue to visit Vong Nguyet Villa, Sakyamuni Buddha’s Monument, continue to visit Golden Bridge, enjoy stunning panoramic views of majestic scenery from the top. After lunch, go down to Danang by cable car, proceed to Hoi An Ancient Town, you will discover the charming of Hoi An ancient town by walking to visit a traditional Chinese Communal House, Hoi Kien Temple, ancient Tan Ky Merchants’ Houses, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge & spending time in Colorful Hoi An Local Market, free time for shopping at Hoi An Ancient Town.
DAY 03 HOI AN - MY SON - HUE
Transfer to visit My Son World Cultural Heritage Site where was formerly the centre of the Cham Kingdom. There are more than 70 constructions made of bricks and stone built between 7th & 13th century in accordance with different architecture styles. After that, transfer to boarding the boat and travelling to Cam Thanh Water Coconut Village. While the boat cruises along the river, observing beautiful Hoi An rural lives with water coconut forest in the background. After that, transfer from the main boat to the bamboo basket boat and slowly rowing to the village and enjoy interesting show. Having an opportunity to learn how to row this unique bamboo basket boat and making an art out of coconut leaves. In the afternoon, transfer by bus over the most spectacular Hai Van Pass to Hue, the Vietnam’s former Imperial Capital. En route, visit Marble Mountain and Non Nuoc Stone Village.
DAY 04 HUE - DANANG
Take a private boat cruise along the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda then proceed to visit the Imperial Citadel - built on 1804 and recognized by UNESCO as World’s Culture Heritage. Take tricycle to visit Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dymastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, Forbidden Purble City, Khai Dinh Royal Tomb. Shopping at Dong Ba Market, then transfer back to Danang.
DAY 05 DANANG
Free day today without tour guide and driver service.
Traditional Massage 90mins: USD 25 / person
Danang Han River Cruise: USD 15 / person
Trishaw in Hue City: USD 10 / person
DAY 06 HOME DEPARTURE
Home sweet home today!