Classic Central Vietnam

4 Days - 3 Nights Tour

Highlight

  • A glimpse of Da Nang port city, a mordern, charming but still peaceful city.
  • Visiting Historic My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a great sample of the ancient Champa civilization.
  • Daily life activities in countryside area mixs with the ancient town, where Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese cultures beams through every coners of “the city”.

1

Day 1 : Arrival Da Nang ETG ( - / - / -)

Upon the arrival, pick up at the airport, then begin visit the city (the order of actractions can be flexible to suit the arrival time): to learn about the formation and development of the whole city through out the time, let check Da Nang Museum locating in heart of the city. Pay a visit to the Con Ga Church (Rooster Church) which was pink-painted edifice that earns its reputation as one of the most unique catholic churches in Vietnam.

Continue exploring Danang with Son Tra Penninsula, the first drop is Linh Ung Pagoda. The most actractive feature is a 67-metre status of The Goddess of Mercy. Next is a unique cemetery which serves as the last resting place of French and Spanish soldiers. While wandering among the tranquil grounds, learn about their fateful joint expedition in 1858. If the time permits, process to 800-year-old Bayan tree, “a coner” of natural beauty of Son Tra.

The day comes to a close with a visit to Marble Mountain, a group of limestone and marble hills filled with caves. Travel to the top and gaze upon the city, seeing new high rise buildings standing alongside traditional wooden houses. Then explore the mountain’s main cave to see a beautiful Buddha statue built in the Cham style. Overnight in Da Nang.

2

Da Nang – Hoi An Countryside – The ancient town – Da Nang ETG (B / L / -)

(Da Nang – Hoi An: 35km – 45’)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Car transfer to the heart of Hoi An, Tra Que Village. Visit the vegetable village and see the daily activities of the local farmers there. Welcome drink for rest and walk through the vegetable gardens where local farmers work on. Their fields, using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago, no electrical machinery here. Then try an amazing activities: riding buffalo through small water pond. He’s so called “good boy” for Vietnamese farmer.

Then Continue to Cam Thanh Water coconut village, have a brief introduce to the history there. Take on the basket boat along the water coconut river. Fishermen will teach you how to catch the crabs (02 paxs/ boat), enjoy casting net show and learn how to cast net by local fishermen. Can not miss dances with the basket boats as well. Back to the restaurant in Cam Thanh, work together with the chef. Learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food. After the lesson, enjoy the lunch with what you have cooked.

Then, process to The Thanh Ha Pottery Village in Hoi An, see how local people used clay mixing techniques, burning and baking time and heat modulations to bring out different colors like pink, pinkish-yellow, red, light brown and ink-black in the wares.

Last but not least is Hoi An ancient town, a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries, whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years. You will take a walking tour of the ancient town center to visit the former merchants' homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the Fukien Assembly Hall, Phuoc Kien temple and the colorful market. Overnight in Hoi An.

3

Da Nang – My Son Sanctuary – Free for shopping in Da Nang ETG (B / - / -)

(Da Nang – My Son: 40km – 50’)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Depart for My Son Sanctuary, The impressive Hindu-themed ruins feature many beautiful stone sculptures, temples and towers in tropical jungle surroundings.

My Son was also a political centre and a royal burial ground and the complex consists of more than 70 structures devoted to Hindu gods and goddesses and the most noticeable one, Shiva, was considered the protector of the Champa’s kings. Their skilful use of red bricks and sandstone is remarkable
the majority of the central complex managed to survive the bombs and parts of the ruins have now been rebuilt. Overall, this Hindu sanctuary reminds visitors of other similar sites in Southeast Asia including the great Angkor Wat in Cambodia. A must-visit for those who appreciate history.

The rest of the day time is for shopping in Han Market, one of the most local market in Da Nang. Overnight in Da Nang.

4

Da Nang – Departure (B / - / -)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free at leisure until the time for transfering to Da Nang airport for the departure flight.

INCLUSIVE SERVICES:

  • Hotel accommodation in Twin / Double share
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle.
  • English speaking guide, surcharge for guides in other languages.
  • Entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Daily Mineral water
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).

EXCLUSIVE SERVICES:

  • Personal expense such as laundry, mini-bar, drinks, tip, etc
  • Drinks with meals
  • Others meals than mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Vietnam VISA approval letter (if any)
  • International and domestic flights

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