This tour takes you to some of the most important historical sites in central Vietnam. You will start in Hoi An which was once the most influential trading port in South East Asia and has managed to preserve many fascinating buildings and temples from this era. You will also visit the beautiful Perfume River and the Imperial Citadel in Hue which once housed the Nguyen Dynasty who ruled over Vietnam
Tour code: BB 61E
Departure dates: Everyday
Destination: Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An, Central, Vietnam.
Duration: 4 days
Day 1 : Da Nang - Hoi An
Day 2 : Hoi An - Hue
Day 3 : Hue
Day 4 : Hue Departure
Da Nang - Hoi An (L, D)
On arrival in Da Nang, our guide will pick you up and then we’ll visit the Cham Archaeological Museum which features an extremely rich collection of Cham artefacts, tracing the history of this lost civilization. Then we’ll have lunch at a local restaurant before we resume the journey to the port town of Hoi An, recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We’ll spend the afternoon exploring the Ancient Town of Hoi An and its surroundings. The best way to do this is by walking, and we’ll visit the famous Japanese Bridge, the Pottery Museum, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese Congregation and many ornate Oriental temples and pagodas.
You will also visit Silk Street, followed by free time to explore the town on your own. Dinner and overnight stay at a three star hotel in Hoi An.
Hoi An - Hue (B, L, D)
Today we’ll take part in a cooking class, so we start the day at Hoi An’s colourful market to pick out the freshest ingredients for our class. After we’re done exploring the market, we board a boat for a leisurely cruise along the river, eventually arriving at the cooking school. On arrival you can spend some time exploring the school and its delightful gardens, before we take the class itself and learn how to make some classic Hoi An dishes. The class lasts about 1.5 hours, and then we set out by van to the old capital of Hue, visiting the Marble Mountains, Lang Co, and Hai Van Pass en-route. Overnight stay in a hotel in Hue.
Hue City - Perfume River (B, L, D)
This morning you can take a cruise on the poetic Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, Hon Chen temple and the Mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang. Following this, you will also visit the royal tombs Tu Duc. In the evening, you will enjoy another boat trip as you take a dinner cruise complete with a performance of Hue folk songs. You will stay another night in a hotel in Hue.
Visit Imperial Citadel - Hue Departure (B, L)
Today you will be immersed in the history of Hue as you explore the ruins of the Hue Imperial Citadel. It was from here that the Nguyen Dynasty ruled Vietnam between 1802 and 1945, and your tour guide will lead you through the complex explaining the historical context as you go. You will also have the chance to visit the Dong Ba Market, before checking-out of your hotel and leaving for either the Hue Railway Station or Phu Bai Airport.
- We take you to the parts other can't reach!
From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.
Our experienced and friendly Tour Guide(s) speak excellent English or French.
They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.
- 3 breakfasts.
- 4 lunches.
- 3 dinners.
We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, markets or homes.
We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.
- Hotel (3 nights)
Clean and comfortable hotels with air-conditioning provided.
Tour price includes
+ Meals as indicated in the program
+ English or French tour guide
+ Entrance fees.
+ Hue folk songs.
Tour price excludes
+ All air tickets & departure taxes
+ Travel insurance
+ Other meals not mentioned in the program.
+ Laundry & telephone fee at hotels
What to take
+ Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
+ It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat, towels, toiletries, flash lights, sunglasses & hat with shade..
Have a good journey!