- Embark on an exciting journey to explore the stunning Son Tra Peninsula in Danang, an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.
- Discover the pleasant cool weather of Ba Na Hills – a source of pride for Danang, also known as the “Dalat of the Central region”.
- Don’t miss out on the region’s most beautiful spiritual site – the Linh Ung Pagoda – and visit the historic royal tomb of Khai Dinh in Hue, the former emperor of Vietnam from 1916 to 1925. Many other exciting destinations await you.
Day 1: Arrival in Da Nang (L,D)
Upon arrival in Da Nang, you will be welcomed by our tour guide and fellow tourists. Between 7:00am to 1:00pm, we will pick you up for lunch and introduce you to the local cuisine of the city. After lunch, we will check you in at the hotel.
Our next destination is the Son Tra Peninsula, also known as Monkey Mountain. This scenic getaway from the urban region of Danang City offers stunning views of the entire city. You will be amazed by the primitive forests that bear precious values on diversity and history. Thanks to its amazing nature together with abundant flora and fauna, Son Tra is undoubtedly a home for everyone to come and spend their relaxing time on vacation. This is an ideal place for you to hold memorable camping and picnic as well as explore the fascinating world in the pristine jungle. It is filled with a lot of rare animals, colorful coral reefs, and gorgeous coastline.
After exploring the peninsula, we will visit Linh Ung Pagoda, the largest and prettiest pagoda, situated on the mountain summit in Bai But (Buddha Beach). The pagoda overlooks the South China Sea with one side being Cu Lao Cham Island while the other is the majestic Hai Van Pass. You can also go swimming at My Khe Beach, one of the most appealing beaches in the world, before having dinner. The tour cost does not include the visit to Sun Wheel. Spend the night in Da Nang City.
Day 2: Ba Na Hills – Hoi An (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will leave Da Nang City for the charming fairyland Ba Na Hills (Ba Na cable fees not included). The cable car Ba Na Hills is the pride of not just locals in the region but also the whole Vietnamese tourism, as it was recognized with four records by the world (the longest single-wire cable car system, the heaviest cable roll, longest non-stop cable, and the highest difference between departure and arrival). This place is often referred to as the second Dalat or Sapa in the central region of Vietnam, owing to its cool climate all year round.
After that, we will have lunch at a local restaurant and then visit the stone carving village of Hoa Hai, where tourists can freely choose their favorite souvenirs, which are beautifully made by expert craftsmen. Leaving the village, you will get to explore Hoi An town, which was once the prosperous seaport city in the past. Join our walking tour around this iconic old town to see other old houses, Chinese Assembly Hall and Temples, and the Japanese Covered Bridge. You will enjoy dinner at a restaurant before returning to Da Nang for an overnight stay in the city.
Day 3: Da Nang – Hue (B,L,D)
Have your breakfast before checking out the hotel. We’re ready to leave Danang for the Old Capital of Hue and through Hai Van Tunnel. There’s a lunch made for you at a restaurant, so enjoy it before starting our visits at the Imperial Citadel in the afternoon. This complex was set up by Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945, and now it’s one of the popular relics of the Hue ancient capital.
Once getting inside the citadel and start looking into the feudal relics of such big architectural and cultural values, we will love more as it comes to the classic side of Vietnam. Time goes by, which means countless changes have taken place, and the valuable historical and beauty of the nation won’t ever be gone.
Another great part you will encounter soon will be Minh Mang tomb. As you may know, this is the most impressive work that the Nguyen Dynasty left to the posterity. The site owns the architecture which is harmonized with the natural landscapes with the total area of about 18 hectares. In the mausoleum, there’s an enormous stone stele placed on the back of turtles, which was carved in 1820.
Next, we will drive to Thien Mu Pagoda, which is located in the upstream part of the Perfume River, around 5 km from Hue City. Built-in 1601, it’s considered the most ancient pagoda in Hue city. Especially, this site owns a typical historical value for Vietnam Buddhism. You get to see the majestic beauty of the pagoda in the sunset, which is the perfect time for taking pictures.
You will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and then check-in at your hotel in Hue City for overnight stay.
Day 4: Khai Dinh Mausoleum and Tu Hieu Pagoda – Departure (B,L)
Begin the day with breakfast, and then head out to explore two of Hue’s most iconic landmarks: the Khai Dinh Mausoleum and the Tu Hieu Pagoda. The Khai Dinh tomb stands out for its unique architectural fusion of Vietnamese, Chinese, and European Gothic elements. As you approach the building, you’ll see stone elephants, warriors, and even dragons protecting the steps. At the Tu Hieu Pagoda, which dates back to 1843, you can learn about its fascinating history, including how it was co-opted by eunuchs in the Citadel.
After your visit, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and then spend some free time at your leisure until it’s time to transfer to the airport. If you’re departing from Hue, you’ll head to Hue Airport at 1:00 pm. If you’re leaving from Danang, your transfer will depart between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm. With your departure, your trip comes to a close.
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