Discover the central line of Vietnam with the menu of Starter: Hue ancient capital, Main course: Swimming and Diving and finish with Dessert Hoian Ancient town and My Son holy land
Welcome to Hue. Up on your arrival in Hue airport/railway station, your tour guide will pick you up and transferred to your hotel in the city centre. Check in your hotel and relax after a long time on transportation.
In the evening, enjoy Dinner on the 16th floor of your hotel. From here, you can have a night view of the Ancient Capital.
Overnight in Hue
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Your day starts early with a short visit to Thuy Thanh village where we can see the lively morning market. This is where the locals come to by their daily food. Nearby is the 300 years old Thanh Toan Tile-Roofed bridge and a Farmhouse Exhibition where you will see the local working tool, meet and talk to the local people.
Continue on to the Forbidden Purple City. Modeled on the Forbidden City in Beijing by the Nguyen emperors in the early 19th century, the city was badly damaged during the war but the imposing city walls surrounded by a large moat afford good views of Hué. The palace retains a feeling of its past scale and importance, with detailed stonework and pavilions and it is at the moment in the process of being restored to its former magnificence.
This afternoon, you will visit the Minh Mang Royal tomb which is one of the typical architectural styles of the Nguyen Dynasty. Continue to Thien Mu Pagoda. Lastly, enjoy a cruise downstream to watch sunset on the Perfume River, named after the tree resins and blossoms it carries on its way to the Pacific.
If you want to discover more about local people life, you can visit Dong Ba market, one of the busiest markets in the area.
Overnight in Hue
Road journey from Hue to Da Nang: morning, you’ll be driven southward along Highway 1 to Da Nang. Please prepare your camera for nice photos of Lang Co Beach and Hai Van Pass.
Arrive in Da Nang, you will visit Marble Mountains, Cham architecture & art museum in Danang.
For the rest of day, you can choose to visit:
- Ba Na Hill (http://banahills.sunworld.vn/en/): extra charge for car is US$ 45 (please note that all fee spending at this site is not included as entrance fee, cable car, game, food and drink… )
- Danang Asia Park: (https://danangwonders.sunworld.vn/?lang=en): no extra charge for car, (please note that all fee spending at this site is not included as entrance fee, cable car, game, food and drink… )
- Ling Ung pagoda and Son Tra Peninsular
Overnight in Danang
Morning, free time for relaxing on the beach
Afternoon, at 3.00pm, you’ll discover Hoi An ancient town to see how the traditions of the past are treasured in the present in Hoi An on the Thu Bon River, a key international trading port between the 15th and 19th centuries – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its well-preserved, centuries-old streets, dwellings, temples and pagodas, touring Hoi An's historic highlights. Explore its shop-lined streets, view the red-painted Japanese Covered Bridge - the three Chinese characters over the door mean "bridge for passers-by from afar" and tour the 200-year-old "Phung Hung" house, noted for its unique architecture. What you'll see there will reveal much about the lives of Hoi An merchants long ago.
Visit the workshop of a traditional lantern maker for a demonstration of this time-honored craft; meet the artisans and try your skills as you create your own lantern to take home.
After that, we will welcome you aboard on a traditional style boat for Dinner. Cruising along Hoai and Thu Bon River while the sun is going down behind the mountain is a romantic moment. Enjoy dinner on this boat when the dark come.
Driven back your hotel and relax or continue swimming.
Overnight in Hoian
In the morning, at 8.30am, your tour guide and driver will come and pick you up for the visiting of My Son Holy land. Honorably recognized as a World Heritage in 1999, My Son Holy Land is captivating in various cultural values. Therefore, it is extremely useful and meaningful for those interested in Southeast Asian culture, which owes its core to ancient Cham culture, to drop off the land. Although time and the wars have destroyed some towers, the remaining sculptural and architectural remnants still reflect the style and history of the art of the Chăm people. Their masterpieces mark a glorious time for the architecture and culture of the Chăm, as well as of Southeast Asia.
Drive to Hoi An for Lunch at mid-noon before back your resort for relaxing all the left time of afternoon and evening.
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At 9.00am, we will pick you up at your hotel and drive to the pier, get on boat. Reaching the Marine Protected Areas of Cham Island. Small theory course and briefing on board with your Instructor. Arrival at the first diving site, one discovery scuba dive with a certified PADI Instructor. (Average 30-45 minutes a dive at 6 to 12 meters depth, join group of 3 divers with 1 Instructor).
After that, you can choose doing snorkeling (included in price) or have an extra dive at second dive spot (NOT included in price, extra fee is US$ 20/person). Boat will leave for Bai Chong beach for lunch and relax.
In the afternoon is time for relaxing on beach: hammocks free, swimming or extra snorkeling from the beach.
3.30pm: get on boat and going back to the pier.
Today will finish at your hotel at about 5.00pm.
Overnight in Hoian
Today is your final day. You are free to chill out and relax. Depending on your departure time, your private driver will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport/railway station in time for your flight to the next destination. They will ensure you are the correct gate. We wish you a safe and pleasant journey.
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• 6 nights at hotels base in double/twin sharing rooms at centrally located & well selected hotels.
Hue: Imperial hotel - Deluxe River View room
Danang: Novotel Danang - Superior room
Hoian: Palm Garden resort - Deluxe room
• International flight tickets and Visas stamp (US$ 25 paid on arrival at airport)
• Any items of purely personal nature such as laundry and telephone calls
• Personal, travel and health insurance
• Early check in and late check out
• Single room supplement
• Drinks during meals
• Meals that are not specified
• Gratuities/tipping to tour guide, driver and hotel staff and restaurant’s staff
• Surcharge for peak season & compulsory dinner on X’mas and New Year’s Even
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