Take this 7 day trip to explore the World Heritage Road from Da Nang, visit Hoi An ancient town, Hue Imperial City; end your trip in Hanoi combining with an unwind break at the legendary Halong bay and visit to charming capital Hanoi.
Your schedule could be travel in Da Nang and Out Hanoi /In Hanoi and Out Da Nang.
Day 1: Arrival Da Nang (D)
Upon arrival at Da Nang airport, welcomed by our tour guide and transfer to your hotel.
Start touring Da Nang to visit the Marble Mountain, here you will discover the stunning natural caves of the mountain and enjoy the beautiful view from the top of the mountain. You also visit the mysterious pagodas and the sculpturing village. Continue to the Son Tra Peninsula (Monkey Mountain), visit the third Linh Ung Pagoda of Danang, with the highest Buddha statue, and admire the huge Buddha Statue which is the highest statue in Vietnam, stopover by My Khe beach – classified as one of the most attractive beaches on earth.
Have dinner at restaurant. Overnight in Da Nang.
Day 2: Da Nang – Hoi An – My Son sanctuary (B, L)
Morning, depart to My Son sanctuary which was once an imperial city during the Champa dynasty, between the 4th and the 12th centuries. We travel about 50km to visit My Son sanctuary, visit the ruins towers of Cham people and learn about of architecture of Cham civilization. Spend about 1.5 hour to see a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 65 architectural works. In 1999, UNESCO labeled the Cham architecture in My Son as a World Cultural Heritage Site. You will also have chance to enjoy the traditional Apsara dancing of Cham girls.
Drive back to Hoi An town to have lunch and take a walking tour around visiting to the former merchants’ homes, Hoi An ancient town with the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda, Assembly Hall, the 200 year old Tam Ky House and the colorful riverside market. You also see a numerous art galleries and tailor shops, get some made-to-order clothes if you like. Return to your hotel late afternoon.
Day 3: Da Nang – Hue (B, L)
Morning, check out your hotel and depart to Hue, on the way to stop for sightseeing the high mountain pass of Hai Van; Lang Co beach; the lagoon far below with Da Nang spread out. On arrival in Hue, start driving to visit typical of the imperial tombs, the tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes and tomb of Khai Dinh, a blend of Western and Eastern architecture. Then return to the city to have lunch at a typical Garden House restaurant.
Afternoon, go on to visit the Imperial Citadel with the Flag Tower, Ngo Mon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, Forbidden Purple City (Tu Cam Thanh).., leisurely troll through the bustling Dong Ba Market. Enjoy dinner at local restaurant and overnight in Hue.
Day 4: Hue – Hanoi – Halong (B, L)
This morning you board a boat for a cruise on the Perfume River giving you a taste of the scenic countryside, as well as an enjoyable visit to the beautiful Pagoda of Thien Mu with its impressive “Heavenly Lady” seven-story tower.
Afternoon, boarding a short flight to Hanoi. On arrival in Hanoi, meet our guide and head out to Halong City (3 hours), check-in hotel in Halong, free to explore the city at night.
Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)
Enjoy an exciting four-hour cruise and exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. Halong Bay is a seascape of craggy karst towers that rise hundreds of feet above the unique jade-green waters of the bay. According to legend, a great dragon plunged into the sea, whipping its tail furiously about, thus carving the karst landscape. The name Ha Long means “dragon descending”. One hundred-seventy-four (174) square miles of the Bay is a World Heritage Site. Sit back and enjoy this beautiful spectacle of nature. Visit to Thien Cung grotto (Heavenly Palace Grotto), located on a remote island in the bay. As the name suggests, the cave adorned with fantastic stalactites and stalagmites. Colored lights transform the scene into a fairytale palace. Enjoy kayaking or an other choice is sitting on a bamboo boat rowed by locals to explore Ba Hang (three caves), gently glide through water tunnels into secluded sea lagoons.
Have lunch on board while cruising back to the wharf, get on car to transfer to Hanoi, stop en route at Yen Duc village to have a glimpse of rural life of the north Vietnam. Check in your hotel and overnight in Hanoi.
Day 6: Hanoi city tour (B, L)
You will spend the day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas. Our Hanoi city tour will take you to Hanoi’s highlights: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his stilt house; the Presidential Palace; the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Temple of Literature; West Lake; the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda & Quan Thanh Temple.
Lunch served at a local restaurant for a taste of authentic Hanoi cuisine.
In the afternoon choose one of the city’s museums (History Museum and Ethnology Museum, Hoa Lo Prison which one know as “Hanoi Hilton”..). A late afternoon walk around Hoan Kiem lake and Hanoi’s fascinating Old Quarter for some great fun, shopping and street side traditional food. This is your chance to be part of typical Hanoian style and its traditional Vietnamese culture.
Day 7: Hanoi Departure (B)
Free at your own leisure before transferring to the airport for boarding departure flight. End of services
- Transportation by private a/c vehicle as per program
- Flight with Vietnam airlines: Hue – Hanoi
- Hotel accommodation in double/twin shared basic with daily breakfast
- Meals as indicated above at local restaurant (B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner)
- Boat trip as mentioned,
- Entrance fees
- English speaking guide
- Mineral water
- International airfares
- Other meals & drinks not specified in itinerary,
- Personal expenses, tips
For more information about Da Nang tours, please visit our website. Have a nice trip!