Danang Driving Tour designed a special tour of Central Vietnam in 8 days staring from the Da Nang city that offers you the opportunity to see as much of the Hue Imperial City and Hoi An ancient town as possible. This tour highlights the most exciting such as the Hai Van pass, the beautiful Lang Co beach, the Lap An lagoon, the Minh Mang tomb, the Khai Dinh tomb, the Thien Mu pagoda, th Hue imperial city, the My Son sanctuary and the Hoi An ancient town.
DAY 1: DA NANG ARRIVAL TO HUE CITY.
Our driver will be on time at Da Nang Intenational Airport for picking up you, then you will see your name on welcome board printer. After that, we will transfer to Hue via Hai Van pass. On the way, you will have chnace to visit Lang Co beach and Lap An lagoon. Arrived Hue, we will drop off at hotel in Hue city.
DAY 2: HUE CITY TOUR.
In the morning, our Local English Speaking Guide and Proffesional Driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hue at 9:00 am to take the private boat trip enjoy a relaxing 45 minutes cruise on the enchanting Perfume River. Disembark for a brief visit to the seven-story Thien Mu Pagoda– a religious site in Hue city that lures tourists by its beautiful and ancient architectural structures of worship. Continue to see two of the most impressive Royal Tombs – Minh Mang Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb – the final resting place of the Nguyen Emperors. As you follow your guide around the beautiful complexes set amid temples, courtyards and pavilions, admire the ornate tombs built above ground to honor the emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty.
In the afternoon, after a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Hue City with Hue traditional food. Your private guide will take you on a 1 to 2 hours tour of Hue Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site containing the former Imperial Palace. Modeled on the Forbidden City in Beijing, Hue Citadel consists of a royal palace, tombs, hallways and ornate temples that showcase the former capital city’s regal past. Walk around the complex, located inside highstone walls, with your guide and learn about Hue’s Nguyen Emperors who ruled the former capital of Vietnam until the early 20th century. Bombed by both French and American forces, and heavily damaged during the 1968 Tet Offensive, much of the Imperial City lies in ruins and is slowly being restored to its former glory.
Your private tour of Hue city ends with private transport back to your hotel in Hue city around 16:00 pm.
DAY 3: HUE TO DONG HOI CITY.
In the morning, we depart from your hotel in Hue to Dong Hoi city, hotel pick-up at arranged time by our friendly driver. Along the way, you can visit:
– La Vang Holy Land: One of the top must-see places of the tourists when visit Vietnam’s old battlefields and is a popular place of pilgrimage for Roman Catholics in Vietnam because of its history and the iconic statue of Mary near the three banyan trees.
– Hien Luong Bridge: Hien Luong Bridge and the Ben Hai River in central Quang Tri province marks the 17th parallel that connect the North and South Vietnam in the Vietnam War. It remains a symbol of the Vietnamese’ everlasting desire for peace, national independence and reunification.
– Vinh Moc Tunnels : A highly impressive complex of tunnels built to shelter hundreds of villagers during the war. A visit to Vinh Moc Tunnels is a chance to see what life was like for some of Vietnam’s most vulnerable residentsduring a painful time in history.
Finally, after stopping at all your requested destinations, you shall get to Dong Hoi city. Overnight here.
DAY 4: DONG HOI TO PHONG NHA CAVES.
We will pick up you at you hotel in Dong Hoi, then depart to Phong Nha.
We will visit the Paradise Cave dubbed as “underground palace” Heaven is one of the wonders of the magnificent and magical world most. Cave is nestled deep in the World Natural Heritage National Park Phong Nha Ke Bang, terrain catto neck, dating formed today about 350 to 400 million years. Heaven is located at Km 16 from West Branch edge of Ho Chi Minh road about 4km of Son Trach commune, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province, the center of Dong Hoi city about 70km to the northwest edge West Road branch in Ho Chi Minh . Phong Nha way about 25km journey west branch north Truong Son Street, very convenient way.
After that, we continue discover the Phong Nha Cave – Designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2003, the remarkable Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park contains the oldest karst mountains in Asia, formed approximately 400 million years ago. Riddled with hundreds of cave systems – many of extraordinary scale and length – and spectacular underground rivers, Phong Nha is a speleologists’ heaven on earth.
When you finished, we drop off you at your hotel in Phong Nha.
DAY 5: PHONG NHA TO DA NANG CITY.
We will pick up you at you hotel in Phong Nha, then depart to Da Nang city. We also have chance to see:
Hai Van Pass –This magnificent 21 kilometer road winding along the mountain side between Hue and Danang is a must-see. “Top Gears” Jeremy Clarkson labelled it as “an abandoned ribbon of perfection – one of the best coastal roads in the world”. Additionally, the pass offers amazing photo opportunities at the highest point when traveling from Hoi An to Hue by car
Lang Co Beach –Located just north of the Hai Van Pass, Lang Co Bay is an unspoiled beauty – a small coastal town offering an array of local beach restaurants and cafes. It been named one of the most beautiful bays in the world and without doubt one of the best in Vietnam.
Lap An Lagoon –Renowned for its fresh oyster farms and beautiful scenery, this 22,000 square hectare lagoon is domestic to many types of animals and aquatic vegetation. Lap An Lagoon sits just west of Lang Co Beach.
After stopping at all your requested destinations, our experienced and friendly driver will drop you off at your hotel in Da Nang!
DAY 6: DA NANG TO BA NA HILL.
Pick up at your hotel in Da Nang, we will transfer to Bana Hill. The place is home to plenty of attractions waiting to be explored little by little.
Then taking the cable car station and looking upon the endless tree lone of the forest, you arrive at Bana Hill. Visit French Villas where provides the chance to capture the most stunning photos. The old-fashion architecture combines with beautiful scenery and mild weather making an interesting start of this trip.
Then, head to Linh Ung Pagoda well-known for being home to the 27-meter high Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva statue. The statue is made of perfect white stone representing for the meeting place of heaven and earth. Witness how local people coming here to practice their religion.
Afterward, conquer the Peak of Chua Mountain at the height of 1,487 meters. Enjoy the panorama view of Da Nang from the top of Ba Na Hills with blue sea far away and greenery sight combining.
Finally, admire the giant-sized sparkling Golden Bridge – the new iconic architectural wonder of Da Nang city. The two huge stone hand raises the bridge creating a magnificent sight to be seen. Serving as the connection between French Village and La Jardin D’Amour Gardens, the golden color is highlighted in the blue-green background of sky and mountains surrounding.
After lunch, we will transfer back to Da Nang hotel. Trip ends.
DAY 7: DA NANG TO MY SON SANCTUARY TO HOI AN.
Your day will begin with being picked up from your hotel in Da Nang by our friendly driver. Then transfer to My Son holly land for you sightseeing.
My Son Sanctuary is the holy land of the ancient kingdom of Champa. It is recognized as a Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999. My Son Sanctuary reveals secrets of the ancient Hoi An dwellers,the Cham and at the same time fascinates and baffles archaeologists.My Son Holy land is an attractive destination not only for domestic but also international tourists to visit and learn about the culture, history, and architecture of Champa Ancient Kingdom.
After finished the My Son, we go straight to Hoi An and stop for you get lunch. After a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Hoi An ancient town with local food.
We continue discover Hoi An Ancien Town for a walking tour around this enchanting port town. Follow the narrow lanes lined with centuries-old houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures and visit its numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market. Around the town we can see a numerous art galleries and tailor shops, get some made-to-order clothes if you are interested.
Drop off at hotel in Hoi An when you finished.
DAY 8: HOI AN TO DA NANG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
Our driver will be on time and pick up at hotel in Hoi An. Then transfer to Da Nang airport for you flight home. End of service.
- Private car / van
- Local tourist guide
- Safe and friendly driver
- Entrance tickets
- Lunch local food
- Bottled of water
- Free wifi on board
- Road Tolls
- Parking Fees
- Personal expenses
- Tip gratitude