AM: Meet you up at Da Nang’s airport and then transfer to the port town of Hoi An, ancient Chinese and Japanese trade’s counter at the seventeenth century. 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. The visit the Cham Archaeological Museum with an extremely rich collection, tracing the history of this lost civilization. Have lunch
PM:Take a drive to Hoi An. On the way stop at Ngu Hanh Son Moutain (Five-element Mount). Shopping souvenir at the famous stone carving village of Non Nuoc. Arrive in 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.
Take a road trip to My Son. It was the site of religious ceremony of kings of the Champa dynasty, and was also a burial place of Champa royals and national heroes. The My Son temple complex is one of the foremost temple complexes of Hinduism in South East Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in Vietnam. Lunch at local restaurant before continuing to drive to Hue acnient city. Arrive in Hue, 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. Hotel check in and then free at leisure for the city night discovering. Overnight in Hue.
Option night tours:
- Listen to Ca Hue- Hue Folk Singing on a cruise ship sailing along a the peaceful Perfume River under the silver moonlight (20USD/pax)
- Watch 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.
After breakfast, take a bicycle tour towards the ancient village of Thuy Bieu with well-preserved communal houses as well as extraordinary gardens. The remarkablely traditional architecture of wooden house combining rural life with royal heritage can be seen here. On the way back, visit several monuments of Nguyen dynasty, the last Vietnamese dynasty: Ho Quyen, the arena where tigers and elephants had brutally heroic fights, Voi Re Temple (elephant’s roar) a unique temple-cemetery dedicated to the Kings' loyal elephants, and a surprising bronze. Have lunch with a local family to discover the rustic.
In the afternoon, hit the road for the departure to Quang Binh province. Hear stories about the local people’s heroism and bravery as well their suffering during the war while passing through many historic sites related to the Vietnamese war. Dinner upon arrival at Dong Hoi city. Free time for discovering Dong Hoi city at night. Overnight in Dong Hoi city.
After breakfast, depart to the dock to take a cruise by speed boat, visiting Phong Nha cave, the pride of Vietnam tourism as a World Natural Heritage. Enjoy the stunning karstic scenery of mountains coved by the green of forest, caves and the beautiful Chay river. Free time for tourists to experience kayaking, zip-line and swimming on the gorgeous river. Back to the dock and have lunch.
In the afternoon, visit Thien Duong Cave- the Heaven Cave, known for being the second largest cave in Phong Nha karstic system with colossus stalactites in many exotic shapes and sizes. Return Dong Hoi city for dinner. Overnight in Dong Hoi city.
Have breakfast and then come back to Hue. Have lunch upon reaching Hue city.
After checking in at the hotel, have a brief rest. 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). Visit the tomb of Khai Dinh, known as one of the kings with most luxurious lifestyle, It was built for the Nguyen Emperor Khải Định, the twelfth king of the Nguyen dynasty. It was built from 1920 to 1931 taking 11 years to complete. The tomb is a blend of Western and Eastern architecture. Then visit Hue Museum of Royal Fine Arts to see the royal life style and taste of the royal family in the past. Overnight in Hue
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.
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