DAY 01: Da Nang- My Son- Hoi An (L)
AM: Meet you up at Danang airport or at hotel to the inland (2h ride) for a hike in the surrounding hills of 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, a once powerful Hindu empire at the centre of Vietnam. By late morning, arrive at the archeological site of My Son with spectacular scenery of ruined temple and stupa . Have lunch.
PM: Explore this capital city of the ancient kingdom of Champa, a World Heritage site recognized by UNESCO. The archaeological site, which has twenty monuments that are more or less well preserved and buried in the verdant valley. Finally, transfer to the port town of Hoi An, ancient Chinese and Japanese trade’s counter at the seventeenth century. Take walking tour around the old streets, visit traditional local houses with typical architecture as well as several popular trading- congregational houses. Free time to take photo and enjoy the local, well-known, authentic street foods, like: chicken rice, Cao Lau (a mixed noodles), corn sweet soup (pudding), douhua with ginger syrup… under sparkling light of colorful lanterns from nearby boutiques. Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 02: Hoi An- Cham Isle- Da Nang (B,L)
After breakfast, depart to the speed boat dock. Take a 25 minutes- speed boat ride to Cham Isle, a small island located in the middle of the sea with crystal clear water, pure white beach, pretty coconut lines and slendid coral reef. A lunch with delicious seafood and 1 hour snorkeling tour are included. A short walking tour to witness the daily life of a fishing village as well as the Hai Tang Pagoda inside the island. After visiting the Marinal Museum, free time for sunbathing and swimming on the stunning beach of Cham isle. Have lunch.
Back to the shore. Take a short ride to Da Nang city. On the way stop at Ngu Hanh Son Moutain (Five-element Mount). Shopping souvenir at the famous stone carving village of Non Nuoc. Visit Linh Ung Pagoda, located on the Son Tra Peninsula, to see the giant statue of Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva, as a spiritual protection of Da Nang City.Check in at the hotel. Have dinner. The transfer to the Dragon Bridge to see the “Fire and Water- Breathing Show” (10 minutes) . Overnight in Da Nang.
DAY 03: Da Nang– Hue (B/L)
After breakfast, depart towards Hue, the ancient Imperial capital via Hai Van Pass, located on a mountainous road with magnificent views of the coast. On the way, visit the Cham Archaeological Museum with an extremely rich collection, tracing the history of this lost civilization. After arriving Hue, have lunch with typical food in a local restaurant.
Explore Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty. Discover the Imperial City, the former sacred home of the royal family as well as the central government. This is a great sprawling complex of temples, pavilions, moats, walls, gates, shops, museums and galleries, featuring art and costumes from various periods of the Vietnamese history. Then, visit the Celestial Lady Pagoda, one of the most beautiful sites in the city of Hué.
Visit the tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, the 4th emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam, who reigned from 1847–1883. The buildings and gardens have been shaped according to the directives of geomancy (Feng Shui).
End the day with a trip to Dong Ba market, enjoy dozens of local street foods and specialties
Option night tours:
- Enjoy Ca Hue- Hue Folk Singing on a cruise ship sailing along a the peaceful Perfume River under the silver moonlight (20USD/pax)
- Attend the Royal Music Show- Nha Nhac Show with splendid performances of ceremonial music, dances and cosplay, originally designed to entertain only the Emperor and his royal family (30USD/pax. Bigger the group, cheaper the price)
Overnight in Hue.
DAY 04: Hue (B)
After breakfast, time is at leisure at hotel. Note: Rooms shall be released by 12pm (noon).
Depending on the flight schedule, transfer to Hue’s airport for the departure flight.
End of the services.