The Golden Central Coast of Vietnam boasts a rich mix of attractions. Besides the stunning beaches, sumptuous resorts and golf links, there are numerous UNESCO accredited cultural heritage sites, including the centuries-old former port town of Hoi An, once an international hub for merchants in Asia.

There is also the former imperial city of Hue (home to the throne of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802-1945) and the My Son ruins, the spiritual home of the Kingdom of Champa, dubbed the “Valley of Kings” by French archaeologists.

There are also mountain retreats, the Vinh Moc tunnels and the natural wonders of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, making this trip one with something to offer for everyone.

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  • Destination: Danang – Hoian – Hue – Phong Nha
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Start: Danang              End: Hue

Itinerary in brief:

Day 01: Arrival Hanoi/Sai Gon – Danang
Day 02: Da Nang – Halfday City Tour (B/L)
Day 03: Danang – Hoi An (B)
Day 04: Hoi An street food with expert (B/L)
Day 05: Hoian – Myson by Jeep – Eco Tour in Hoi An (B/L)
Day 06: Hoian-Hue (B/L)
Day 07: Hue – Phong Nha (B/L)
Day 08: Phong Nha – Hue (B/L)
Day 09: Hue city tour (B/L)
Day 10: Hue – Ha Noi/Saigon Departure (B)

Day 01: Arrival Hanoi/Sai Gon – Danang

On arrival at the airport, our staff will welcome and escort you to the domestic terminal for the short flight to Danang.

You will be warmly welcomed at Danang Airport and then transferred to the hotel for check in. The rest of the day you will have free time for relaxing after a long flight, and you will enjoy the beautiful beach.

You will stay overnight at the Resort & Spa in a Premium Ocean View Room.

Day 02: Da Nang – Half day City Tour (B/L)

You will start the day with a visit to the Cham Museum, with the finest collection of Cham art and sculpture, dating back between the 7th and 13th centuries. You will then drive to Marble Mountain, a complex of five mounts named after five elements: water, fire, earth, metal and wood. You will finish your trip with a colorful Han market visit, which is located next to a river bank.

You will head back to the Hotel and the day is free for you to do whatever you desire, before another overnight stay.

Day 03: Danang – Hoi An (B)

After breakfast at hotel, you will take a short transfer to Hoi An. From the 16th to 18th centuries, Hoi An was a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders. These people came primarily to trade in high grade silk, which is still produced in the area, as well as ceramics. Today, Hoi An is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailors shops, and numerous cafes. Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century.

You will enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200- year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. Following the tour there will be free time to shop or relax before and overnight stay at Luxury Hotel in Hoi An.

Day 04: Hoi An – Local Cuisine (B/L)

This morning, save your stomach for joining in a street food tour with an expert in local food. You will meet with your culinary expert, Neville Dean, and visit a local market in Hoi An to enjoy the tantalizing sights, smells and flavors of local produce. Then you will walk through zigzagging alleys to savor real street food as the local people do. Along the way, engage in conversation with Neville to understand his passion for food and experience the local culture through the eyes of an expatriate. Gather at a local restaurant to examine and taste traditional central dishes and learn more about this fascinating region. The rest of the day is free before another overnight stay.

Day 5: Hoi An – Myson – Eco Tour in Hoi An (B,L)

You will visit a World Heritage site after a 50km towards the west of Hoi An where you will arrive at the Cham sanctuaries.My Son Hollyland Hoian My Son Sanctuary Tour half day

Following exploring the ruins, you will head back to Hoi An via rural roads, seeing local simple houses and rice paddies. You will make a brief stop at one of these homes to see locals making rice papers which are used for spring rolls.

After lunch, you will be picked up by a local guide to see the round-shaped fishing boats operated by fishermen, and you will even be able to go fishing before heading back to the hotel for another overnight stay.

Day 6: Hoi An – Hue (B,L)

You will leave Hoi An Old Town in this morning and continue your north-bound journey. The destination for today is the old imperial city of Hue about four hours away. Along the way you will travel over the Hai Van Pass, stopping at the top to take in the stunning views north over Lang Co Beach before arriving in Hue.hue imperial citadel vietnam city tour Daily tours from Hue City

In the afternoon you embark on a tour of the city. A visit to Hue would not be complete without taking in attractions such as the Citadel, the Forbidden Purple City, the Imperial Museum and the Dong Ba market. You will have an overnight stay in Hue

Day 7: Hue – Phong Nha (B/L)

After breakfast at the hotel, you will take an excursion to Quang Binh. On the way you will visit Vinh Moc underground tunnel, one of the most famous battlefields in the Vietnam War. There is also Hien Luong Bridge, a symbol of the war and the wounds of the nation.

You will have lunch at Dong Hoi Town, and then continue to Phong Nha – Ke Bang. You will get on a boat to go up the Son River to Phong Nha Cave. You will enter by boat then you can walk 500 meters deeper in the cave, where you will explore the remains of Cham altars and inscriptions inside. You will stay overnight at the Sun Spa Resort in a Deluxe Ocean View Room.

Day 8: Phong Nha – Hue (B/L)

After breakfast at the hotel, you will get your exercise by kayaking upstream on the Chay River. It is about 3km to the meeting point, and you will the chance to admire the birds, butterflies, dragonflies an endangered monkey (Hatinh langurs) on the way. After you finish kayaking on the river, our car will pick you up at meeting point and transfer you to Thien Duong (Paradise Cave).

Paradise Cave was discovered by scientists of the British Caving Research Association in 2005. It has a length of 31 km, making it the longest dry cave in Asia, while it also has the appearance of a landscape painting. You will then back to Hue for an overnight stay.

Day 9: Hue city tour (B/L)

At 8:30 a.m, you will be greeted at the hotel by our driver and guide. You get on the Dragon Boat for cruising on the romantic Perfume River heading out for the countryside. Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient tombs of emperors past, and a visit to the most beautiful tombs will be the itinerary for today.

The charming Heavenly Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) will be the first stop of the day. You will enjoy a great view on the Perfume River and surrounding area. Thien Mu Pagoda is considered the symbol of Hue , and of Buddhism in Vietnam . From here you rejoin car transfer to visit the king Minh Mang’s tomb and king Tu Duc’s tomb. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant before transferring back to the hotel for another overnight stay in Hue.

Day 10: Hue – Ha Noi/Saigon Departure (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, you are free to do what you like, including souvenir shopping, until transfer to Hue airport for your departing flight.

End of services!

Tour includes:

+ Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
+ Domestic return flight SGN/HAN – Danang/ Hue
+ All private transportation
+ Accommodation shared in Double/Twin room with daily breakfast
+ Experienced English speaking guide.
+ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
+ All sightseeing tickets.
+ Tissues and water on coach.
+ Visa On Arrival pre-approved letter.
+ Services charges and government tax.
+ Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service.
+ No extra charge after services confirmation
+ 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Excludes:

+ International flights & departure taxes
+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
+ Travel insurance
+ Beverage
+ Peak season surcharge if any
+ Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any
+ Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$ 25 & 02 passport photos per person)
+ Other services not mentioned above.

Special note:
List of hotels is recommended by ABS Travel. Please feel free to advise hotels you prefer in each category or combine hotels category at your wish ( tour price will be changed accordingly).

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