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The best of Central Vietnam 7 days 6 nights

On this unique heritage tour you will discover 3 world heritage sites of Vietnam; Hue Ancient Capital, Hoi An Ancient town and the My Son holy land with beach breaks on some of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam including Lang Co beach. You will also visit the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone), the 17th parallel, Ben Hai River, Hien Luong Bridge, Vinh Moc Tunnel and Quang Tri Citadel, all influential outposts during the war which became part of the DMZ.
 

Type of tour: Private
Tour code: BB 66E
Departure date: Daily
Destination: Hue, A Luoi, Hoi An, Central, Vietnam.
Duration: 7 days

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Hue
Day 2: Hue - Hamburger Hill
Day 3: Aluoi - DMZ
Day 4: DMZ - Hue
Day 5: Hue Sightseeing
Day 6: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An
Day 7: Hoi An

 
Day 1
Arrive Hue (L, D)
Arrive Hue
You will be collected from Phu Bai Airport and driven to the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. Here you can see many parts of the impressive complex which have survived the battles that took place here.
The tour will take you to see the Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and Forbidden Purple City. After a day packed full of fascinating history, you can relax on-board a dinner cruise accompanied by the sounds of traditional Hue folk songs. You will stay overnight in a Hue hotel.

Highlights and activities: visit Imperial Citadel
Accommodation: MIdtown Hue hotel
Meals: Lunch, dinner
Day 2
Hue - Hamburger Hill (B, L, D)
Hue - Hamburger Hill
After breakfast at the hotel, you will drive into Ashau Valley via Highway No.14, stopping over at Camp Eagles, Firebase Birmingham and A Luoi. These military zones are infamous as U.S. posts during the Vietnamese-American War. After lunch in a local restaurant, you will uncover more of the area's military past with a trip to Hamburger Hill. You will also have the chance of an unofficial meeting with local veterans which will give you a deeper insight into the conflict. You will have dinner and spend the night in A Luoi.

Highlights and activities: A luoi - Hue
Accommodation: local homestay
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 3
Aluoi - DMZ (B, L, D)
Aluoi - DMZ
After breakfast, you will take Highway No.9 northwards, stopping en-route at Da Krong Bridge, Lang Vei Special Forces Camp, Khe Sanh Base, Cam Lo, Rockpile and Camp Carrol all known for their strategic importance in the Vietnamese-American War. As well as uncovering the fierce battles which took place here, you will also discover the wild, rugged beauty of the area. You will have lunch and dinner at local restaurant and stay overnight in Dong Ha.

Highlights and activities: Hue
Accommodation: 3* hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 4
DMZ - Hue (B, L, D)
DMZ - Hue
After breakfast at your hotel, you will visit the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone), with stops at the 17th parallel, Ben Hai River, Hien Luong Bridge, Vinh Moc Tunnel and Quang Tri Citadel, all influential outposts during the war which became part of the DMZ. Although these areas were part of the DMZ, they saw some of the most brutal battles of the war. Now what's left of the historical sites sits amongst lush green scenery. You will have lunch and dinner at local restaurant, and return to Hue via Highway No.1 where you will spend the night.

Highlights and activities: DMZ (Demilitarized Zone)
Accommodation: 3 star hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 5
Hue Sightseeing (B, L, D)
Hue Sightseeing
Following breakfast at the hotel, you will take a boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River. During the trip, you will visit Hue’s best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda and the elaborate royal tomb of Emperor Minh Mang. As well as the history which lines the banks of the river, this trip is a great chance for you to see the daily life of local people living here. You will go on to visit the tomb of Tu Duc, and you will have lunch and dinner at local restaurant and stay overnight in the Midtown Hotel in Hue.

Highlights and activities: Thien Mu Pagoda, royal tomb
Accommodation: Midtown Hue hotel
Meals: Breafast, lunch, dinner
Day 6
Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An (B, L, D)
Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An
You will have breakfast at the hotel, then drive over the stunning Hai Van Pass, stopping over at Lang Co Beach. You will travel to Da Nang where you will go on a city tour including the grounds of former US Consulate, Cham Museum, Marble Mountain and China Beach.
After lunch in Hoi An, you will take a cycle tour of the ancient town centre to visit the Chinese Assembly Halls, the Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda and Tan Ky House. You will have dinner and stay overnight in Hoi An.

Highlights and activities: Da Nang, Hoi An
Accommodation: Thuy Duong 3 hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 7
Hoi An (B, L)
Hoi An
After breakfast at the hotel, you will embark on a half-day trip to visit the capital and religious centre of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son. My Son was an imperial city during the Cham dynasty, between the 4th and 12th centuries, and is a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 70 architectural works. This includes temples and towers that connect to each other with complicated red brick designs. After the tour, we will transfer you to Da Nang Airport for onwards travel if required.

Highlights and activities: My Son holy land
Accommodation: Not included
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

The fact...
 We take you to the parts other can't reach!

Climate
From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.

Transport
Vehicle

Tour Guides
Our experienced and friendly Tour Guide(s) speak excellent English .
They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.

 

Rate
his rate is quoted in USD per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy. Valid until December 2019
Group size
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Tour price includes
Air conditioned private transportation
Accommodation based on double sharing
Meals in full board; All admission fees
Travel Permit
English speaking guide
Boat trip.

Tour price excludes
All air-tickets and airport departure tax
Meals not mentioned in the program
Drinks
Phone calls and all personal expenses
Travel insurance
Tip for tour guide and driver.

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!