Central Vietnam Heritages Tour, 7 days

Central Vietnam Heritages Tour

What to see: Vietnam

Hoian , Hue, Quang Binh

Tour Overview

Visit the idyllic and ancient Central Vietnam towns of Hoi An and Hue, with an adventurous excursion to a national park to see some of the world’s most magnificent caves.

Starting in Da  Nang, this impressive trip visits the Cham Museum and ascend Marble Mountain on the way to the charming town of Hoi An. We will take a walking tour of the town, stopping to see the town’s major attractions, from the Japanese Covered Bridge to the Museum of Trade Ceramics. We will explore the surrounding rural area by bicycle, cycling through the rice fields to visit small villages and organic farms. We will spend time in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, boating through the tropical forest to various stunning caves and enjoying adventurous activities such as kayaking, zip-lining and mud-bathing. On the journey to Hue, we will visit the astonishing war-time underground network of the Vinh Moc Tunnels and the DMZ Area. In Hue, we will explore the ancient royal citadel, a vibrant market, beautiful mausoleums, as well as cruising along the Perfume River to an impressive pagoda.

Tour Information

  • Easy
  • No Limit
  • Classic Travel
  • Biking Culture

Tour HighLight

+ Visit Marble Mountain and the Cham Museum

+ See the pretty town of Hoi An, taking a walking tour of the most charming sites

+ Cycle through the surrounding countryside, visiting local farms and cooking Vietnamese dishes

+ Enjoy free time in Hoi An to relax on the beach or visit a local tailor

+ Venture into a national park to discover two extraordinary caves, with opportunities for adventure activities such as kayaking and zip-lining

+ Visit two important war-time sites, the Vinh Moc Tunnels and the DMZ Area

+ Take in the ancient town of Hue and explore the royal citadel

+ Visit nearby pagodas, mausoleums and markets, as well as taking a boat trip down the Perfume River

+ Private airport transfers and experienced, knowledgeable local guides ensure that you will get the most out of your trip

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival - Da Nang – Hoi An

Greeted  at airport  by our guide and driven to visit Cham Museum and Marble Mountain. Check in hotel in Hoian and have free time.

OVERNIGHT: Hoian MEALS: No

On arrival at Da Nang Airport  or Da Nang  Train Station , you are met by our guide and transferred Da Nang Center. This largest coastal city in central Vietnam is set in midway between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and has neither  the atmosphere nor the hustle and the bustle of  its counterparts. We start our tour of Da Nang with the famous Cham Museum, formerly the Ecole Francaise d’Extreme Orient. This beautiful mansion contains many exquisite limestone carvings from the vanquished Kingdom of Champa that has been in central coastal littoral prior to the march of the Vietnamese nation south. The scenic drive passes through various gorgeous beaches to  the sensational Marble Mountain topped with  five rocky outcrops. They are said to represent the five natural elements of the universe; fire, water, earth, wood and metal. This mountain has a rich history as it was used by the Cham ethnic minorities for their religious purposes but lately became a heaven for the Vietnamese fighters. The long steep staircase may involve some hardship to see this mountain top. However, you can take an optional cable car ride with small  extra fees. We follow the coastline to Hoi An Town and may have free time to  relax and explore at leisure

Day 2

Hoi An

Spend a half day exploring Hoi An on a walking tour. Visit Japanese Bridge, Museum  of Trade Ceramics, Phung Huong Ancient House, Chua Ong Pagoda and Phuc Kien Assemby Hall. Have free time to relax on Cua Dai Beach and do some shopping activities.

OVERNIGHT: Hoian MEALS: Breakfast

Day 3

Hoi An - Tra Que Village – Hue

Enjoy a short bike ride to Tra Que Village and explore the local life. Take a drive north to Hue, with stopover at Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach. Check in hotel in Hue and relax.

OVERNIGHT: Hue MEALS: Breakfast

Day 4

Hue – Phong Nha – Ke Bang

Start driving north to explore Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.  On arrival, enjoy a boat trip to explore the park and some hidden caves. Continue seeing this area on a short bike ride.

OVERNIGHT: Quang Binh MEALS: Breakfast

Day 5

Phong Nha –Vinh Moc Tunnels – DMZ – Hue

Dig out the war history while seeing Vinh Moc Tunnels and DMZ with Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River.  Head back to Hue , with stopover at La Vang Church.

OVERNIGHT: Hue MEALS: Breakfast

Day 6

Hue

Enjoy a full day tour  of Hue, inclduing Hue Citadel, Dong Ba market , Minh Mang and Khai Dinh Masoleum.  Relax on a boat trip along the Perfume River and visit Thien Mu Pagoda.

OVERNIGHT: Hue MEALS: Breakfast

Day 7

Hue – Departure

Check out hotel and transfer to airport for departure.

OVERNIGHT: No MEALS: Breakfast

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What are Included?

Tour Transport:

Car, minivan or bus, private or joint boat , train,  mentioned  flights ( 20kg luggage allowance )

Tour Accommodation:

6 nights at hotel  on twin sharing room basis

Included Meals:

6 breakfast (B)

Guide/Leader:

English speaking guide. French , Germany , Spanish, Italian, Russian  speaking guide can be arranged with on request.

Tour Activities:

Sightseeing tour of Hoi An with entrance fee

Biking trip to Tra Que Village

Sightseeing tour of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park

Boat trip in Phong Nha – Ke Bang

Biking in Phong Nha Ke Bang

Sightseeing tour of Vinh Moc and DMZ with entrance fee

Sightseeing tour of Hue with entrance fee

Boat trip on Perfume River in Hue

What are Excluded?

 

Transport  to Da Nang /from Hue , Optional services ( extra activities, pre /post night, airport -hotel -airport transfer)

Visa fee to Vietnam and  travel insurance

Tipping for tour guide/ leader, driver and local service

Single room on request and personal expenses

How are Hotels?

NO LISTING

Tour document

To make your trip more convenient, we would like to provide quick facts to ensure that you have the right travel documents.

 

PASSPORT & VISA

The passport must have six-months validity remaining and one blank page for entry stamp. To enter Vietnam, foreigners require a valid visa, except  nationals of certain countries, which may visit Vietnam without visa for a period of time. You are required to contact our sales dep. to get the update visa exemption.

 

VACCINATION

At this time, no vaccination is required, but you should check with your doctor the health  information of Vietnam.

 

CUSTOM REGULATION

Based on the current custom regulation of Vietnam, visitors can get free import : 200 cigarettes, or 20 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco, 1,5 liters liquor at 20% volumes and above or 2 liters liquor below 20% volume or 3 liters of alcoholic beverages (excl. wines) and soft drinks, 5 kilograms of tea in maximum, 3 kilograms of coffe in maximum, a reasonable quantity of perfume and personal belongings, and other goods, total value of which is not exceeding ten million VND.

Import and export of firearms and ammunition is prohibited. Transit transportation of firearms, ammunition, explosives and highly dangerous goods is subject to prior approval from the government of Viet Nam.

No restriction of currency is applied for entry or exit Vietnam. However you must make the declaration if you bring along  Vietnamese Dong in excess of VND 150,000,000 or foreign currency in excess of 5,000 U.S. dollars or equivalent.

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