A glimpse of central Vietnam

12/22/2011 10:44:12 AM
A GLIMPSE OF CENTRAL VIETNAM

 

- Type of tour: private guided tour ( small groups )
- Duration: 4 days/3nights
- Starts: Hue airport
- Finishes: Da Nang airport

Day 1: Arrival/Hue
On arrival at Phu Bai airport/ Hue railway station, you are met and transferred to hotel. Hue was once Vietnam’s feudal capital from 1802 to 1945. This small and quiet city is widely known for magnificent architecture, pagodas and royal tombs laid in many small villages and surrounding hills. We spend this afternoon visiting Hue with its massive citadel, containing the Imperial City and the Purple

Thien Mu pagoda-Hue

Forbidden City, the royal residence the Nguyen Emperors destroyed during the 1968 Tet. ( however it is still fascinating to walk among the ruins ). Overnight in Hue.

Day 2: Sightseeing around Hue ( Breakfst, Lunch )
This morning we take a boat ride on the Perfume River which also gives us a taste of the scenic countryside as well as an enjoyable visit to the beautiful riverside Thien Mu pagoda which now becomes the symbol of Hue and the elaborate royal tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. After an impressive boat trip we return to the town and enjoy a walk to the bustling Dong Ba Market that sells a wide variety of local goods and handicrafts for a true bargain shopping experience. Along the way we pass by many fantastic eating spots, ideal places for visitors to sample some local delicacies. Overnight in Hue.

Day 3: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Heading out of the town, we drive south to Hoi An which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down the centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. Along the way we can break the journey in Lang Co Beach for a leisurely swim and an enjoyable visit to a nearby fishing village. The winding road begins as we make our way up the spectacular Hai Van pass. A view from the top of the pass is one of Vietnam’s most impressive panoramic scenes. The next stop

Hoi An ancient town

of our trip is Da Nang which is famous for the Cham Museum containing the finest collection of Cham sculpture . After seeing this sight we continue to the China Beach once famous as an R&R for U.S soldiers during the Vietnam war and the five sacred hills known as the Marble Mountains containing dozens of Buddhist shrines where you will get a panoramic view of the whole city of Danang. On arrival in Hoi An transfer to hotel. Overnight in Hoian.

Day 4: Hoi An - Da Nang /departure ( Breakfast, Lunch )
The ancient architecture of Hoian is a fascinating combination of Vietnamese traditional characters with Chinese and Japanese influence. Today we have a half day walking tour past many low tiled houses scattered along the narrow streets and assembly halls visiting the 400 year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Chinese Fuckien Assembly Hall, the Pottery Museum, the 200 year old Tan Ky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda and the vibrant market.The trip ends after your transfer to Da Nang Airport/ Da Nang railway station for departure.
 

Tour prices
Groups
1 - 2 per( s )
3 - 4 pers
5 - 6 pers
7 - 8 pers
Price/head
$ 210
$ 185
$ 165
$ 140
 

Included features:
- Full-board of transportation ( private transfer by brand new A/C vehicles ).
- Three night accommodation ( 3 star hotel )
- Daily breakfast
- Meals listed in the program
- Full entrance fees to all sites and attractions listed.
- English speaking tour guide
Excluded features:
- Meals not listed in the program

 

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