This 7 day trip take you to explore the World Heritage Road from Da Nang, visit Hoi An ancient town, My Son sanctuary, Hue Imperial City; end your trip in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) combining with a tour of Mekong delta and Cu Chi tunnels.
Your schedule could be traveling in Da Nang and Out Saigon or In Saigon and Out Da Nang.
Day 1: Arrival Da Nang (D)
Upon arrival at Da Nang airport, meet our guide and drive around to have an overview of Da Nang coastal city, visit Marble Mountain and Son Tra peninsula named as Monkey Mountain to visit Linh Ung Pagoda and stopover by My Khe beach – classified as one of the most attractive beaches on earth. Check-in your hotel and have dinner at restaurant. Overnight in Da Nang.
Day 2: Da Nang – Hoi An – My Son sanctuary (B, L)
Morning, depart to My Son sanctuary which was once an imperial city during the Champa dynasty, between the 4th and the 12th centuries. We travel about 50km to visit My Son sanctuary, visit the ruins towers of Cham people and learn about of architecture of Cham civilization. Spend about 1.5 hour to see a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 65 architectural works. In 1999, UNESCO labeled the Cham architecture in My Son as a World Cultural Heritage Site. You will also have chance to enjoy the traditional Apsara dancing of Cham girls.
Drive back to Hoi An town to have lunch and take a walking tour around visiting to the former merchants’ homes, Hoi An ancient town with the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda, Assembly Hall, the 200 year old Tam Ky House and the colorful riverside market. You also see a numerous art galleries and tailor shops, get some made-to-order clothes if you like. Return to your hotel late afternoon.
Day 3: Da Nang – Hue (B, L)
Morning, check out your hotel and depart to Hue, on the way to stop for sightseeing the high mountain pass of Hai Van; Lang Co beach; the lagoon far below with Da Nang spread out. On arrival in Hue, start driving to visit one of the imperial tombs, you might choose from the tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes or tomb of Khai Dinh, a blend of Western and Eastern architecture. Then return to the city to have lunch at a typical Garden House restaurant.
Afternoon, go on to visit the Imperial Citadel with the Flag Tower, Ngo Mon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, Forbidden Purple City (Tu Cam Thanh).., leisurely troll through the bustling Dong Ba Market. Enjoy dinner at local restaurant and overnight in Hue.
Day 4: Hue – Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) (B, L)
This morning you board a boat for a cruise on the Perfume River giving you a taste of the scenic countryside, as well as an enjoyable visit to the beautiful Pagoda of Thien Mu with its impressive “Heavenly Lady” seven-story tower.
Afternoon, boarding a short flight to Saigon. On arrival in Saigon, meet our guide and transfer to downtown Saigon, known as the “Pearl of the Far East”, check-in hotel and free to explore the city at night.
Day 5: Saigon – Mekong on Cai Be floating market (B, L)
Morning depart to Vinh Long. On arrival, get on a local boat to visit Cai Be floating market – one of the most colorful and typical markets in Mekong region. Visit nearby handicraft villages. Learn the process of making rice cakes, pop rice cakes and pay a visit to coconut candy workshop to enjoy the little brown sweets served with tea.
The rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals and to enjoy the peaceful time. It is so interesting to see traditional houses made of wood and palm tree leaves and see some activities of the local farmers with an opportunity to make contacts with them and see how they catch fish or pick up fruits by ancestral ways in Mekong Delta.. Have lunch at the local house, experience the friendliness and hospitality of the host. Afternoon, you can ride a bicycle on village paths to see the local farms, houses, real life and the ancestral ways to pick up fruits in Mekong Delta. Bid the farewell to the host, and drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 6: Cu Chi tunnels – Saigon sightseeing (B, L)
A morning drive will take you to visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels, a byzantine maze of underground passages, chambers, rooms and booby traps used by both the Viet minh and the Viet Cong to suddenly materialize as if from nowhere, launch a lightning ambush, you will watch a short introductory video on the tunnels construction and explore the maze of tunnels.
Back to Ho Chi Minh for lunch and then our guide will show you around Ho Chi Minh City. Visit the the former Presidential Palace of Ho Chi Minh City, stroll by some of the major sights of colonial Ho Chi Minh City: Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office. The huge Ben Thanh market, one of the liveliest areas of Ho Chi Minh City, is packed with every conceivable commodity.
Day 7: Saigon – Departure (B)
Free at your own leisure before transferring to the airport for boarding departure flight. End of services
- Transportation by private a/c vehicle as per program
- Flight with Vietnam airlines: Hue – Saigon,
- Hotel accommodation in double/twin shared basic with daily breakfast
- Meals as indicated above at local restaurant (B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner)
- Boat trip as mentioned,
- Entrance fees
- English speaking guide
- Mineral water
- International airfares
- Other meals & drinks not specified in itinerary,
- Personal expenses, tips
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