Heritage Journey Of Central Vietnam

  • 7 Days 6 Nights
  • $1,090
  • 2024
  • No Flight
  • 3-4-5 ⭐️ Accommodation

Highlights

Enjoy at leisure in Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An.

Itinerary in Brief

Day 1: Arrival – Hue
Day 2: Hue – City Tour (By Bus)
Day 3: Hue – Thanh Toan Eco Tour & Cooking Class (By Bus)
Day 4: Hue – Danang – Ba Na Hill (By Bus)
Day 5: Danang Short Tour – Hoi An Ancient Town (By Bus)
Day 6: Hoi An – My Son Sanctuary – Thanh Ha Ceramic Village (By Bus)
Day 7: Hoi An – Danang – Departure

Itinerary

Day 1Hue - Arrival (No Meal)

Upon arrival Phu Bai airport, you are met and transferred to your hotel in Hue. Then you are free.

Overnight in Hue.

Meals: None

Day 2Hue - City Tour (Breakfast)

In the morning, take a boat ride along the romantic Huong River. Stop off at the Thien Mu Pagoda on the banks of the river to see the 7-storey Stupa. The pagoda is also home to the old Austin car driven to Saigon by the Venerable Thich Quang Duc in 1963 for his self-immolation.

Continue on to visit the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang (1791-1841), built between 1841 and 1843. The Emperor’s mausoleum complex consists of 40 constructions (palaces, temples, pavilions etc.) designed on a symmetrical axis. Lunch is a special vegetarian meal with the nuns of Dong Thuyen Pagoda. In the afternoon, visit the Imperial Citadel and Forbidden City, created in the 19th century for the Emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. Enjoy some “retail therapy” at Dong Ba Market before transferring back to the hotel.

Overnight in a hotel, Hue.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Day 3Hue Thanh Toan Eco Tour & Cooking Class (Breakfast / Lunch)

Breakfast at the hotel, today we start biking/cycling (or transfer by car/minivan) to Thanh Toan Village where the famous “Thanh Toan Tiled Roof Bridge” is located. On the way, you can’t help but be surprised to catch the images of the bustling morning local market, the green rice fields, majestic family temples as well as the daily life of local people crossing the zigzag path of the village.

Arrive at Thanh Toan Tile roof Bridge – a truly unique ancient bridge in Vietnam, and visit Thanh Toan Museum with a wide variety of agricultural tools exhibited to explain the details of Vietnamese life and culture.

Row the boat with the villagers on Nhu Y River to enjoy spectacular sceneries and explore how they catch the fish by using some old tools such as fishing traps, casting net, etc. After observing, you can join hands with them to catch your own fish.

Get back to our “Local Home” where you can see around the vegetable garden with many kinds grown by local farmers such as: Malabar spinach, gourd, fiber melon, winter melon, fig…

Then, Join cooking class to learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Hue specialties (3 dishes). After the lesson, enjoy what you have just cooked and some other dishes

After finishing your lunch, ride back to the city.

Free the rest of the day

Overnight in Hue.

Day 4Hue Danang Ba Na Hill (Breakfast / Lunch)

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Danang, stop off for a refreshment break at Lang Co beach, one of the World’s most beautiful bays, the transfer is via Hai Van Pass.

This morning, you will then explore Ba Na Hill. Located at 1,480m above sea level, its temperate climate, biodiversity of lowland evergreen forest, and spectacular views over the South China Sea & the Lao mountain range makes Ba Na a popular retreat place.

On arrival, a 20-minute cable-cart-ride brings us past the vast forest tree line, and offers spectacular views of the lush jungle and Fairy waterfall along the way. Time to experience the pristine ecological system of Ba Na.

Enjoy the fresh mountain air, visit Linh Ung Pagoda with its 27m height Buddha Statue. Alternatively you can conquer the Peak of Chua Mountain and have a spectacular view of Da Nang, the ocean, and also visit some interesting sites like the Rainbow Waterfall, Suspension Bridge, Golden Valley and the ruined Opera House.

Lunch at local restaurant at Ba Na hill.

You might be interest in spending time in Fantasy Park
(http://www.fantasy.tgpvn.com/games/).

Afterward, transfer to your hotel in Danang for your stay

Overnight in Danang.

Day 5Danang Short Tour Hoi An Ancient Town (Breakfast)

Breakfast at the hotel, this morning, take a visit to Cham Museum – which houses a collection of stone sculptures from the Hindu-practing Cham Civilization. It’s the artistic quality of the figures: Shiva, garudas, nagas, lions, monkeys, elephants and some examples of the ancient Hindu icons of fertility: lingam altars make this museum a worth to visit.

Afterward, you cross the Thuan Phuoc Bridge to visit the Son Tra Peninsula named Monkey Mountain. Drive around the Son Tra peninsula to admire the beauty of the whole city below. Balance of the day is at your leisure or enjoy swimming at My Khe beach- classified as one of the most attractive beaches on earth.

Then transfer to visit Marble Mountain – five mountainous outcrops of marble.

Afterwards, transfer to Hoi An.

The ancient architecture of Hoi An is a fascinating combination of Vietnamese traditional buildings with Chinese and Japanese influence. There’s plenty to see in this delightful town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, Pottery Museum, 200 years old Tan Ky House, Chua Ong Pagoda and vibrant market. Today we include these on a walking tour past many low tiled houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls, which reflect the town’s multi-cultural past. You’ll understand why many visitors come to Hoi An again and again. In spite of the beautiful setting, many visitors site the food as the highlight of their trip to Hoi An – ask your guide for a recommendation!

Overnight in Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel.

Day 6Hoi An My Son Sanctuary Thanh Ha Ceramic Village (Breakfast)

Breakfast at hotel, in the morning, take a half-day excursion to My Son Sanctuary. My Son is a religious site dating back to the Kingdom of Champa, and also a burial place of Cham royals and national heroes. The My Son temple complex is one of the foremost remaining examples of Hindu influence in SouthEast Asia and is the most prominent heritage site of this nature in Vietnam.
Continue to the Thanh Ha pottery village where you can learn and enjoy the daily life of Thanh Ha people. Observe all the steps of making a pottery product: vase, pot, kettle, cooking pot, embark on the boat back to Hoi An town.

Transfer a boat back to Hoi An for your stay.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel.

Day 7Hoi An Danang - Departure (Breakfast)

Depending on your departure time there is some free time to relax or further explore Hoi An on our own before a transfer to Danang airport you’re your departure flight. Trip ends at the airport

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Tour Prices & Hotels

Private Tours For The Whole Itinerary

Net Tour Cost Per Person in AUD Base on Double/Twin Sharing
Group size (Min.2 person) Standard Class (3*) Superior Class (4*) Deluxe Class (5*)
Price per person $ 1,390 $ 1,490 $ 1,690
Single supplement $ 290 $ 390 $ 490

Seat In Coach Tours in Hue, Bana Hill, Danang - Hoi An, My Son and Private Tours in Other Cities.

Seat-In-Coach, we often call it “SIC” for short. It means that you will share the seats in a coach with other tourists.

Net Tour Cost Per Person in AUD Base on Double/Twin Sharing
Group size (Min.2 person) Standard Class (3*) Superior Class (4*) Deluxe Class (5*)
Price per person $ 1,090 $ 1,190 $ 1,390
Single supplement $ 290 $ 390 $ 490

Peak Season Surcharges

Time Holiday
08 – 16 Feb 2024 Tet Holiday
30 Apr – 02 May 2024 Victory and Labour Day
01 – 04 Sep 2024 Independence Day
22 – 25 Dec 2024 Christmas Holiday
29 Dec 2024 – 05 Jan 2025 New Year

List of Hotels (or Similar)

Standard Class (3*)

City Hotel Room Type
Hue Emm Hue Superior
Danang Hadana Boutique Danang Deluxe
Hoi An Lantana Riverside Deluxe

Superior Class (4*)

City Hotel Room Type
Hue Eldora Deluxe City View
Danang Belle Maison Parosand Senior Deluxe
Hoi An Hadana Boutique Resort Deluxe

Deluxe Class (5*)

City Hotel Room Type
Hue Indochine Palace Deluxe
Danang Ser de Mel Deluxe Ocean View
Hoi An Little Oasis ROH

Tour Inclusions

Departure Dates

Travel period: 31 December 2024

* Our Add-on Interstate Surcharges from Brisbane/ Adelaide & New Zealand to Sydney/ Melbourne will be the BEST to create through Airfares.

We tailor-made holidays to your schedule with the best prices for small private groups.

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Flight

  • No Flight

Meal

  • Meals (B/L/D) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) as indicated in itinerary (Vietnamese local cuisine).
    • Daily breakfast at the hotel.
    • 02 lunches as program.

Drink

  • 02 bottles of mineral water and towels per person per day on bus on days of transfer and sightseeing only

Tour guide

  • Local ENGLISH speaking guides:
    • Hue – Danang – Hoi An: 01 guide

Transport

  • All transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles (types of vehicles depending on the number of pax)
    • 1 – 2 pax: 07 car seats
    • 3 – 7 pax: van of 16 seats
    • 8 – 12 pax: coach of 25 – 29 seats
    • 13 – 15 pax: coach of 30 – 35 seats

Other

  • All entrance fees as program
  • Boat trip as mentioned

Tour Exclusions

Tour Exclusions

  • International airfares to/ from Australia & domestic airfares in Vietnam (quoted separatedly, if requested)
  • Book a multi-city ticket with Vietnam Airlines, your connections are protected and get 02 complimentary domestic airfares.
  • Need domestic Australia/ New Zealand connecting flights to join Vietnam Tours? Let us handle in “one booking” with special ADD ON fares and convenience.
  • Visa to Vietnam (Clients can click here to apply E-visa online or contact VN Holidays team to help with service fee.)
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Surcharges for Lunar New Year (TET) holiday
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the program.
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking.
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the program

Important info

Changes

  • The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels, and operating conditions.
  • Programmers, prices, services and conditions are based on those valid at the time of proposal submission and are subject to change thereafter without advance notice until all services have been paid in full.

Special requests

  • Your special requests (diet, vegetarian,…) should be sent before your departure date.

VN Holiday's responsibility

  • Certain parts of the tours on offer are provided by independent third parties, such as airlines, hotels, transport operators and local tourist offices.
  • VN Holidays is not responsible for any loss or theft, injury or damage caused thereby to the tourists, including those occurring outside of the normal touring programmers.
  • Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accident, natural disaster, political actions and unrest shall be borne by the tourists.
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  • Private Tours - Standard Class (3*)Min 2 person
  • Private Tours - Superior Class (4*)Min 2 person
  • Private Tours - Deluxe Class (5*)Min 2 person
  • Seat in Coach - Standard Class (3*)Min 2 person
  • Seat in Coach - Superior Class (4*)Min 2 person
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