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World Heritage Hue & Hoi An 5 Days

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Tour code: ASW-VN-ST06

Duration: 5 days

Destination: Hue/ Danang/ Hoian

US$ 370 US$ 309 per person

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This trip is ideal for those who have an interest in the cultural heritage 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.

trip highlight

  • A boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River, visits Hue’s best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Visit the mausoleums of emperors Khai Dinh and World’s heritage Imperial Citadel
  • Stop to admire the scenic fishing village of Lang Co and the breath-taking Hai Van Pass
  • A half day trip to visit the capital and religious centre of the former Champa Kingdom, named My Son
  • Enjoy the spectacular Hoi An Memories Show – one of the must-do in Hoi An

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Day 1: Arrive in Hue

Meal provided: No meal

Upon arrival at Phu Bai Airport, Hue, after collecting your baggage, exit the airport to meet our tour guide and driver. He/she will be holding a signboard with your names on it.
From the airport, you will be transferred to your lovely hotel. Stay overnight in Hue.

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Day 2: Hue Imperial Citadel & Royal Tombs

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, we’ll visit the Royal Palace which has three perimeters of the rampart, namely from outside to inside: Kinh Thanh (Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel), and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel)

Capital Citadel: This construction started in 1805 under the reign of Emperor Gia Long and was completed in 1832 under the reign of Emperor Ming Mang

Royal Citadel: The Imperial City is located in the centre of the Citadel where established highest offices of Viet Nam’s feudalism and sanctums honoring the cult of decreased Emperors.

Forbidden Citadel: Located inside the Imperial City, behind the Throne Palace, the Forbidden Purple City is reserved for Emperor and his family.

Then enjoy a visit to the two tombs of the Kings of the Nguyen Dynasty. Each tomb has a specific style and architecture.

King Tu Duc’s tomb is located in a narrow valley in Duong Xuan Thuong village (currently Thuong Ba village, Thuy Xuan Commune, Hue City). It is one of the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen dynasty.

The tomb of King Khai Dinh is located in Chau Chu mountain near Hue in Vietnam. It was built from 1920 to 1931 taking 11 years to complete. In comparison with those of the preceding emperors, Khai Dinh’s tomb is much smaller on the surface but it is very elaborate. It is the result of the intermingling of many architectural trends: European and Asian, as well as ancient and modern.

Later enjoy a private boat trip along Hue city in the Perfume River, you’ll deeply immerse in Hue’s pure nature & famous cultural places. The boat will take you to Thien Mu pagoda, an ancient pagoda in Hue city, that can’t be missed while being in Hue. Its pagoda has seven stories and is the tallest one in Vietnam. The temple is often the subject of folk rhymes about Hue, such as its iconic status and association with the city. 
Stay overnight in Hue.

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Day 3: Hue – My Son – Hoi An – Hoi An Memories Show

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, transfer to Hoi An via Hai Van Pass crossing over the last spur of the Truong Son (Annamite) Range as it juts into the sea and is stunned by its spectacular scenery and the harmonious beauty of the clouds, mountains, and sea. Just over 20 km of rolling and winding Hai Van Pass, Lang Co will immediately appear as a charming picture. It is completely embraced with one side of high mountains, and one side of immense sky and seas. You will flock to Lang Co beach to seek a wonderful landscape created by both nature and humans.

Lunch at a local restaurant then we’ll continue to My Son, a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu Temples constructed between the 4th and the 14th century AD by the kings of Champa (Chiem Thanh in Vietnamese). The My Son temple complex is regarded as one of the foremost Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in Vietnam. It is often compared with other historical temple complexes in Southeast Asia, such as Borobudur of Java in Indonesia, Angkor Wat of Cambodia, Bagan of Myanmar, and Ayutthava of Thailand. As of 1999, My Son has been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

Transfer to your hotel in Hoi An. Check-in and relax before being transferred to Hoi An Impression Theme Park where you’ll have dinner and enjoy the spectacular Hoi An Memories Show – the must-see outdoor visual arts performance focused on the rich history, culture, and identity of Hoi An. With 5 impressive performances, the show celebrates and elevates Vietnam’s iconic ao dai into an artistic language to tell the story of Hoi An 400 years ago. Return to your hotel.
Stay overnight in Hoi An.

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Day 4: Hoi An – Walking in the ancient town

Meal provided: Breakfast

Return to the Ancient Town, spend the left of the afternoon for a walking tour around this enchanting port town of Hoi an, follow the narrow lanes lined with centuries-old houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures, and visit its numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the Tan Ky old house, the local market …

Japanese Covered Bridge dated back to the 18th century and is a beautiful historical piece of Japanese architecture. It is claimed that it was created by the Japanese then living in Hoi An as a way to reach the Chinese quarter across the water. The bridge also features the sculptures of two dogs and two monkeys representing the Chinese years in which many Japanese Emperors were born along with the fact that the building of the bridge began in the year of the dog and was completed in the year of the monkey.

Phuc Kien Assembly Hall was built around 1690 and functions as a traditional assembly hall for the Chinese ethnic group from Fujian, China to socialize, but later was transformed into a temple dedicated to their deity named Thien Hau – the goddess of the sea who protects sailors from danger.

Fujian Assembly Hall bears all the fundamental features of the structure of a Chinese Assembly Hall.

Tan Ky’s old house is an almost perfect example of an 18th merchant’s residence in this major commercial port town.

Around the town, you can see numerous art galleries and tailor shops. You are also free to get some made-to-order clothes if you like.
Stay overnight in Hoi An.

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Day 5: Hoi An - Da Nang - Departure

Meal provided: Breakfast
 
You are let free to stroll around till being transferred to the airport for flight back to home.
End of tour.

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Tour prices shown are 'per person', based on a traveling party of 4 adults, and sharing double or twin rooms.

 
** If you travel in group of 2, of 3 and so on, please feel free to contact us for specific offer.
 
** If you intend to travel alone, the cost might be much higher. However, you also earn money by using the Share button above to invite your friends and family to book this tour with you.

What's Included:

  • 04 nights at hotels with breakfast on a private double/twin sharing room
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the program
  • Combo dinner and ticket (High) for Hoi An Memories Show
  • Private boat trip in Hue
  • Travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced, safe driver
  • Private English speaking guide with legal license
  • 01 bottle of mineral water/pax/ day and souvenir
  • All taxes and service charge

What's Excluded:

  • Bank fees for both sides (Prefer cash on arrival)
  • Single room supplement
  • Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24/12 & 31/12 & Local Public Holiday (if required by the hotel)
  • Visa letter of approval to Vietnam
  • Vietnam stamping visa fee (25 USD/pax/single entry)
  • Early check in and late check out at all hotels
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping)
  • Tipping for guide, driver
  • Drinks and other meals which are not indicated in the program
  • Travel insurance  
  • International air ticket and airport tax
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, flood), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc…
  • Other services which are not mentioned clearly in the “Including” item


Remarks

1. All of our itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Please click on the “Tailor this trip" button and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will customize the best value vacation for your kind consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also!

2. We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina in particular (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos) hotel prices make up the major expense of your holiday. Therefore, we would like to clarify how we define these charges:

• Boutique & character hotels: from $50-$80 USD per room/ per night
• Comfort = 3 star hotels from US$ 40 - US$ 60 per room/ per night
• Superior = 4 star hotels from US$ 80 - US$ 110 per room/ per night
• Deluxe = 5 star hotels from US$120 - US$ 190++ per room/ per night
• High-end = Best of the best hotels from US$ 250++ per room/ per night


3. Child policy: 

• Ages 0-2: free of charge for tour. Airfares depend on Airlines's policy at booking time
• Ages 2-5: 50% of adult price. Airfares depend on Airlines's policy at booking time
• Ages 6-10: 85% of adult price & airfare fully charges
• 11 years and older: 100% (charged as an adult).



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Service Details During The Trip

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.


  • Private Local Tour Guide You will have legally licensed local tour guide in each destination, from welcome and farewell you at the airport. Your guide will guide, help, assist and taking care of you in order to make your tour worry-free. The good guide for you means we arrange the right guide. Asianwaytravel.com will arrange tour guide base on the feature of the itinerary and consists of the group, to maximize your experiences in traveling.

  • Private Drivers & Vehicle Safety is first priority for transportation. A well maintained good condition car with legal business licensed and an experienced driver to make sure you are in safe hands. To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.

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  • Local Flavor Meals Don’t worry about meals; we select both restaurants and menus for you. Asianwaytravel.com will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customer. Menu is also carefully selected by us to ensure you try different food every meal.
    We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of your local guide.

  • Well-Selected Hotels Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast!

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Travel Visa

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 1: Provide us your application details
     • Your full name (as exactly seen on your passport)
     • Your gender
     • Your date of birth
     • Your nationality
     • Your passport number
     • Your passport expiration dates ( with at least 3 vacats pagess and valid for at least 6 months)
     • Date of arrival ( dd/mm/yy)
     • Date of exit (dd/mm/yy)
     • Arrival airport
  • Step 2: Process your visa information into a visa application
    We will contact you for reviewing your visa information and then submit your application on your behalf to Vietnam Immigration department and follow other procedures pursuant to the regulations of Immigration department to get Visa approval letter granted by Immigration department.

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We will send the visa approval letter via email to you after 7 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 3: 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 ($25 for single entry visa; $50 for 1 month 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.

  • For those who is applicable for E-visa, our travel experts will consult case by case.

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