Center Vietnam Stopover
Center Vietnam Stopover - 4Days
Style: Vietnam Sightseeing Tours
Hightlights: Hue -> Danang -> Hoian
Description: The ancient capital of Hue with the Imperial citadel and royal tombs, the display of Cham Culture and the charming town of Hoian...
Day 1: Arrival – Danang – Hoi An (B/-/-)
You are met on arrival at Da Nang airport, transfer to Hoian. On the way to Hoi An, we will stop by one very famous Cham Museum. This structure contains many exquisite limestone carvings from the vanquished Kingdom of Champa which has been the central coastal littoral prior to the march of the Vietnamese nation south. And then if you are interested in more discoveries, we will go up to see Marble Mountains with its beautiful grottoes and temples. Then continuing further south to Hoi An, which was originally one of major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century.
You are free for relaxing on beach or exploring Hoian.
O/N in Hoi An.
Day 2: Hoi An Sightseeing - Sunset Boat Trip On Thu Bon River (B/-/-)
After breakfast at hotel, we will make our way to Hoi An which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. There are plenty to see in this tranquil and delightful town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tamky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda and the vibrant market.
In afternoon: Sunset Boat Trip On Thu Bon River – Joint Group Tour
15:00 Pick up at hotel lobby and transferred to the meeting point. Then you will take walk to Bach Dang dock. Take a wooden boat sailing along the major branch of the lower section of Thu Bon River. Enjoy the beautiful sightseeing, fishing nets and many boats bobbing on the waters. Keep cruising down to Cua Dai river mouth, then going up to Co Co River and heading for Bay Mau Nipa (water coconut tree) grove. Have snack and make sure your camera is handy. You will have a lot of beautiful pictures.
O/N in Hoi An.
Day 3: Hoian - Danang – Hue Sightseeing (B/-/-)
Depart for Hue, Hue ancient city, where is known as the feudal capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945 ruled by Nguyen Dynasty. The scenic 4-hour drive will be via Hai Van Pass known as one of Vietnam's most impressive panoramic scenes offering spectacular views of mountains, the sea, idyllic beaches and villages (we can choose the shorter way by driving through the tunnel). On arrival Hue, transfer to visit the elaborate mausoleums of emperors Tu Duc, where all things were put in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. Those impressive landmarks reflects the beautiful architecture, intricate decor and mysterious statues. Have a lunch at local restaurant.
In afternoon, we start our sightseeing tour with the massive citadel consisting of the Imperial Citadel including Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons,Thai Hoa Palace and the Purple Forbidden City. This royal residence was all but destroyed during the 1968 Tet Offensive, however it is still fascinating to walk among the ruins. Close to this masterpiece is Hue Imperial Museum which displays an interesting collection of bronzes, Chinaware, court robes and various emperors- personal belongings.
Later on, we have a boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River visits Hue's best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda.
O/N in Hue.
Day 4: Hue - Departure (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel, You are free to visit the Dong Ba local market to see how people make their Non la hat or weaves basket or explore the ancient city by yourself until transferring to airport for flight to the next destination. End of trip!
Here are some information for whole trip, might you like to book!
- Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast.
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
- Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
- English or French speaking local guide
- All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary.
- Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
- All Domestic flight
- Cold water on car/ van/ bus
- Visa Arrival to Vietnam
- International air ticket:
- International airport tax:
- Travel insurance against any personal injury of illness and damage of the property incurred during the course of this trip.
- Visa stamp fee
- Other meal, Tip to guide and driver
- Personal expenses such as: drinks, phone calls, laundry, tip...etc
- Supplement for Spanish, Italian and German speaking guide
- Surcharged for New Year & Lunar New Year
Five common questions travellers ask us
1. How long and where to visit for first-timers?
For first-timers, one week can be enough to take in Vietnam at a glance. An ideal order should be going from north to south, with a changing view from ancient times to modernity. Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City should make a great 8 days travel plan. If you have extra one or two days, stretch to the northern hillside Sapa or explore the Mekong Delta with the bustling floating markets.
Rushing your time for some so-called must-see attractions is not necessary for such an interesting country like Vietnam. Deciding what you are interested in, culture, nature, lifestyle, beaches or food before making a smartly-timed travel plan is a good way to go.
2. When is the best time to visit Vietnam?
October to next February is the best time as it is the cool and dry season of Vietnam. Temperature is about 20-26c nationwide, just comfortable for sightseeing. Besides, you might also have a chance to be a part of the local life during the festival seasons in December and February.
3. What is the best way to get to Vietnam?
First option is by air. Vietnam has three major international airports: Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Cam Ranh International Airport in Nha Trang and Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. Hanoi and Nha Trang only have international flights with most Asian countries; international flights can fly from Paris and Dubai to Ho Chi Minh City, it is also connected with other Asian big cities.
Bangkok and Hong Kong are the most-friendly transit hubs as they have better airfares and much easier to get around.
4. How do I book the trip?
To book our trip, please select your preferred trip and click on ”Book this trip” on the web page. Our booking form wizard will automatically call the trip name, and ask you to fill out some fields for information. Once completed filling the form, you just click Submit to send us your inquiry or Reset to cancel what you have filled up. After receiving your reservation request, we will immediately make all the necessary arrangements in accordance with your request. This will takes about 1-2 business days, and we will send to you our confirmation message by e-mail with all the details of hotels, flights, tours, the booking status and also payment term.
5. Do I Need a Visa for Visiting Vietnam?
Citizens of the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain and Italy are exempt from visas for a stay of a maximum of 15 days for all purposes. Citizens of the United States, Canada, Australia and most western countries need a Vietnam visa.
We would suggest you get your Vietnam visa at least one month ahead of your travel. Applying for Visa-on-Arrival (VOA), for more information, check out Vietnam Visas and How to Apply for:
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