The 6 day Central Vietnam Highlights tour is prepared on the request of travellers who really love the pristine beach, ancient features and history of Vietnam. Highlighted with many UNESCO World Heritage sites, the mid-part of Vietnam has all gorgeous attractions to offer. Travel from Danang to Hue, Phong Nha – Ke Bang, Hoi An and My Son to see ancient town, old citadel, ruin temples and amazing cave will bring you amazing experience tour about this stunning part of the country. Our tour program is hand-picked by the local experts.
Places of visits: Danang-Hue Imperial City-Phong Nha Cave-Hoian -My Son
Da Nang city – is ranked number 1 in the most liveable cities in Vietnam. This city plays an important role in the region, where the reception service, and transit passengers. It is easier for guests to get in and out the central Vietnam from Danang. This city is famous with beautiful beach with green water, white sand. Out of the beach you have plenty places to visit such as Bana hills, amazing Cham museum, marble mountain, Monkey Mountain, etc. People here are trustworthy and meek, and you will have a lot of choice for dinking and eating out with cheap and delicious foods. If you come here in the April 30th, you will have a chance to see the incredible firework shooting over the Da Nang’s sky. This is the annual international firework contest in Danang – the biggest city in the central Vietnam.
Hoi An is ancient town declared the world cultural heritage. Travellers can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the romantic Hoi An river, Cua Dai Beach, and Cham Island and visit traditional Villages or experience homestay. Hoi An Relics including the temples, ancient houses, meeting house, museums, churches … most of them was built in the 17th to 19th century. The designs and interior decoration preserved ancient style of the Vietnamese, also influenced by Japanese and Chinese and European styles. In addition to the tangible heritage, Hoi an community conserved the ancient life such as cultural practices, customs, beliefs, rituals, cuisine … Walking along the town in the early morning in quiet streets watch people start preparing new day with no electric lights and surrounded by dozen of sellers and buyers or walking in the evening around every corner of the ancient and purity town are both a nice experience that you seem to losing your way to the antiquated world. Hoian is the pearl of the Central Vietnam Highlights tour.
Hue Imperial city is an ancient capital city and the old Citadel of Vietnam with a lot of temples, pagodas and tombs of the kings of many dynasties, especially the Nguyen dynasty. Hue’s featured by historic, political, cultural and religious. Beach and river in Hue is really beautiful and romantic. This is a peace land for people to relax and enjoy the quiet life. The people here are gently, elegant with the sweet voice and loving appearance. At the moment, Hue is a must see place in Central Vietnam. This is a beautiful, vibrant city, with great places to stay, great food, and a number of interesting things to do, on and off the well-worn tourist trail of historic attractions.
My Son is an ancient ruin temple complex created by the Cham Kingdom, located 70km from Hoian. This is a good place for one day trip outside Hoian town. This is a special religious and cultural UNESCO heritage site. You are a professional photographer, this is your paradise for pictures.
Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park: Located in the central province of Quang Binh, Phong Nha – Ke Bang national park was recognized as a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003 for its significant geological and geomorphic features. The system of the Karst cave and grottoes here is said the most incredible in Vietnam.
You may need more than a week to uncover all highlight attractions in the central region of Vietnam. Our central Vietnam highlights tour will showcase all the must-see spots and will promise an unforgettable trip for you.
Central Vietnam Highlights Tour Brief Itinerary:
Day 1: Da Nang Arrival – Hue
Day 2: Hue – Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park
Day 3: Hue – Danang – Hoian
Day 4: Hoian – My Son Temple
Day 5 Hoian Free
Day 6: Hoian – Danang departure
Central Vietnam Highlights Detail Itinerary:
Day 1: Welcome to Da Nang –drive Hue to visit Forbidden Purple City (D)
Upon arrival at Danang intl airport, collect your luggage and get out of the customs area; then meet our local guide and driver. Start your day with a picturesque drive from Danang to Hue city via the spectacular Hai Van pass. This drive is considered one of the most beautiful in Vietnam and takes you through a combination of both rural and coastal settings. On the way, stop and take picture at Lang Co stunning beach.
In the afternoon, you will visit sites in Hue including, the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, the Imperial Museum and Dong Ba market. You will enjoy a Hue royal style dinner and an overnight stay in Hue.
Day 2: Uncover Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park day trip from Hue city
We start early this morning to drive from Hue to the central province of Quang Binh roughly 4 hours on a scenic road trip. On the way, stop to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of La Vang – a catholic church formerly built in the forest near Quang Tri up from the old DMZ. Later, several buildings of La Vang were rebuilt and destroyed during the war. Have lunch in Dong Hoi.
Afternoon, take a boat trip along Son River to explore the Phong Nha Cave. Among 300 caves and grottoes in Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park, only 20 have been surveyed. Notably, Phong Nha is the most beautiful cave which holds several records for the highest and longest cave, the longest underground river, finest beaches inside and the most splendid stalagmites and stalactites. These amazing natural art works have been given beautiful names such as the “Lion”, the “Fairy Caves”, the “Royal Court”, and the “Buddha”.
Return to Hue, on the way stop to visit Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River which became an important landmark in the partition of the country into a northern and a southern zone along the 17th parallel. Overnight in Hue.
Day 3: Cruise perfume river Hue – visit Cham Museum Danang – stay Hoi An (B)
Rising up in the ancient land, enjoy your breakfast in the hotel and then board a private boat for cruising the romantic Perfume River and visiting Thien Mu Pagoda. You’ll then take a drive to visit King Minh Mang’s tomb and King Tu Duc’ tomb before lunch at a local restaurant on your own account.
You will leave for Hoi An Ancient town over the Hai Van Pass. You will stop in Danang for a visit to a museum and handicraft villages on the foot of Marble Mountain before arriving in Hoi An. You will check in and have free time before an overnight stay in Hoi An.
Day 4: Discover My Son Sanctuary, walking sightseeing tour Hoian (B)
You will be picked up from your hotel at around 8 to 8:30 am then drive to My Son holyland. My Son is the former capital of the ancient Cham civilization that ruled Central Vietnam from the second to the thirteenth century. Their religion was primarily derived from Indian Hinduism. My Son is considered to be one of the best-preserved Cham structures in Vietnam. The complex is comprised of seventy Hindu-like towers and temples dating from the second century. This site is a must-see for those people who are interested in architecture and ancient civilizations and is now one of five UNESCO World Heritage sites in Vietnam. You will go back to Hoi An for lunch on own account.
In the afternoon you’ll discover Hoi An, a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailor shops, and numerous cafes. Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century. You will enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200 year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. You can also enjoy the resort facilities, spending you time at sea, shopping or getting some fast services tailor made clothes. You will stay overnight in Hoi An.
Day 5: Relax at pristine beach – Hoi An free at leisure (B)
Enjoy your free time today at the pure beach or at the hotel swimming pool viewing over the ocean; or indulge yourself shopping with local tailor-made fashion shops. You can also join in our optional day tour to countryside of Hoian at a discount rate.
Day 6: Farewell Hoi An and fly out
Enjoy your breakfast at hotel and free until transfer to Da Nang airport to catch a flight out. You also extend your vacation to another destination in Northern or South Vietnam or Siem Reap, Cambodia. End of the central Vietnam highlights tour with Andy Tourist.
Our Central Vietnam Highlights Tour Includes:
+ Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
+ All private transportation
+ Accommodation shared in Double room with daily breakfast (3-4 star hotel, nice boutique hotel in city centre)
+ Experienced English speaking guide
+ Private boat trip as per tour
+ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
+ All sightseeing tickets
+ Tissues and water on coach
+ Vietnam Visa On Arrival pre-approved letter
+ Services charges and government tax
+ Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
+ No extra charge after services confirmation
+ 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
+ International flights & departure taxes if any
+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
+ Travel insurance
+ Peak season or public holidays surcharge if any
+ Compulsory gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any
+ Vietnam visa stamp fee
+ Other services not mentioned above.