This trip is ideal for those who have an interest in the cultural heritages of Vietnam. We begin our tour in the ancient capital city of Hue and end at the picturesque town of Hoi An, one of South-East Asia’s major trading ports between the 17th-19th centuries.
Arrive in Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam, and transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Hue
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
A boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River visits Hue’s best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda, and the mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang, in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. In the afternoon visit the elaborate mausoleums of emperors Khai Dinh and the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945.
If time permits visit one of Hue’s many garden houses or explore the lively Dong Ba Market.
Leave Hue after breakfast by road for Da Nang via the scenic fishing village of Lang Co and the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Stop in Da Nang to visit the beautiful Non Nuoc Beach and theCham Museum containing the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world. On the road from Danang to Hoian visit five sacred hills known as the Marble Mountains containing dozens of Buddhist shrines.
On arrival in Hoi An transfer to hotel. Hoi An was a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 198th centuries and its architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years. Take a walking tour of the ancient town centre to visit former merchants’ houses, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful market.
Overnight in Hoian
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
A half day trip to visit the capital and religious centre of the former Champa Kingdom, named My Son. Here, 40km southwest of Hoi An, in a lush green valley, are dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries. On the way back to Hoi An stop to visit Tra Kieu, formerly known as Simhapura or the Lion Citadel, the capital of Champa between the 4th and 8th centuries. Some of the finest sculpture in Da Nang’s Cham Museum originated from here.
The afternoon is free to relax perhaps browsing for souvenirs in Hoi An’s art galleries and silk shops, or maybe cycling to the nearby Cua Dai Beach.
Overnight in Hoian
The morning is at leisure until transfer to Danang Airport for onward flight.
- Tour prices shown are 'per person', based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults, and sharing a room. If you intend to travel alone, the cost might be much higher. However, you also earn money by using the "Find travel mate" button above to invite your friends and family, traveller forum's members to book this tour with you.
- The 'Single supplement' applies for single travelers who require their own room and needs to be added to the tour price.
- 4 nights at centrally located & well selected Comfort hotels (3 star-hotel).
[ Superior (4 star-hotel), Luxury (5- star hotel), High-end (best of the best hotel) properties are also available upon request]
- 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches
- Entrance fee and sightseeing fee as listed in the itinerary
- Experience English speaking tour guide (other languages upon request)
- All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
- Sampan and row boat in the Perfume river
- Drinking water & tissue and Asianway's gifts (complimentary)
- Local taxes & Service charge
- Visa stamp fee (required upon arrival)
- All drink and meals do not listed in itinerary.
- Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
- Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses.
- Tipping for guide, driver and hotel bell boys, etc.
We’ll immerse you in the diverse cultures of Vietnam by showcasing the unique local flavors. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.
Most countries in South East Asia require you to obtain a visa. Please check carefully with your travel specialist regarding specific visa requirements for each country you plan to visit as the legislation does change frequently. Thailand offers a free visa on arrival to most nationalities. Other countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar offer a “visa-on-arrival” service which requires you to pay a fee at the airport, or you may prefer to obtain this in advance through the relevant embassy or a visa agent. For visa-on-arrival in Vietnam, you must submit some paperwork before you arrive.
This is an option to get your visa for Vietnam instead of getting visa at the Vietnam consulate in your country.
Step 3: Send the visa approval letter via email to you after 2 working days
After we obtain the visa approval letter from the Immigration department for you, we will forward you a scanned copy of it by email (Your visa information then have been recorded to the Visa system of the Vietnam Immigration department).
Step 4: Get your visa stamp on your arrival
Just print the approval letter out, prepare 2 passport sized photos and an amount of USD for stamping fee ($45 for single entry visa; $65 for 1 month multiple entry visa and $95 for 3 multiple entry visa). Put all above mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports.
Upon arrival at Vietnam’s airport, expect a simple form to fill in (or you can download here to fill beforehand), present the visa approval letter, passport, photos to the Immigration officer inside the counter and look for a place to hear your name be called to get the passport back and pay for the stamping fee. The actual process takes around 15 minutes without hassle or trouble.
What are the differences between this process and getting visa at Vietnam embassies?
It is only applicable for those who travel to Vietnam by air. You only need fill out the visa application form online instead of visiting the Vietnam embassies or sending documents to Embassies over by post.The online visa application does not require sending your passport away.You get a visa approval letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department indicating that you are allowed to enter Vietnam and have your visa stamped upon arrival at one of Vietnam international airports.
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