Danang Driving Tour designed a special tour of Central Vietnam in 7 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 chance 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 DMZ VIETNAM TOUR.
We will pick you up at the hotel and depart to Quang Tri province for the DMZ tour.
Higlight of the tour:
Doc Mieu Base:There’s basically nothing left of this old American base save a rusting tank and a sign. Apparently this once formed the backbone of the “eagle eyes ofamerica” electronic monitoring fence.
Ben Hai is a river which became an important landmark in the partition of the country into a northern and a southern zone along the 17th parallel by the Geneva Accords of 1954. The demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two parts extended about 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) from either side of the river.
Hien Luong Bridge is 178 m long but it took 21 years for Vietnamese people from the north and the south to be united. The bridge is witness to the Vietnamese people’s fierce but glorious struggle and a reflection of their desire for and belief in victory.
Vinh Moc Tunnel: Is a tunnel complex in Quang Tri, Vietnam. During the Vietnam War it was strategically located on the border of North Vietnam and South Vietnam. The tunnels were built to shelter people from the intense bombing of Son Trung and Son Ha communes in Vinh Linh county of Quang Tri Province in the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone. It was constructed in several stages beginning in 1966 and used until early 1972.
Cua Tung Beach:It is located in Vinh Linh District, Quang Tri Province. Although Cua Tung Beach is not very wide or long, it has its own beauty. The beach has sparkling green water, silky sand, and it is touched by soft breezes throughout the year.
After stopping at all your requested destinations, our experienced and friendly driver will drop you off at your hotel in Hue city center!
DAY 4: HUE TO MY SON SANCTUARY TO HOI AN.
Your day will begin with being picked up from your hotel in Hue by our friendly driver. Then transfer to My Son holly land for you sightseeing.
Arrived My Son, 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 5: HOI AN TO BA NA HILL TO DA NANG.
Pick up at your hotel in Hoi An, 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 6: DA NANG CITY TOUR.
Danang Driving Tour will begin with our driver greeting you at your hotel/pick-up point at the arranged time. Along the way you have the chance to see:
The Marble Mountains – A cluster of 5 limestone and marble mountains that each represent one of the elements. Covered with Hindu and Buddhism grottoes, the Marble Mountains offer a fantastic panoramic view of Danang at the peak, great for photo opportunities.
Linh Ung Pagoda –Sitting on the stunning Son Tra Peninsula, Linh Ung Pagoda is the home of the infamous giant 64 meter “Lady Buddha” statue. Commonly named “a meeting place of Heaven and Earth’s sacred air”.
My Khe Beach –Vietnam’s most “picturesque beach”. My Khe Beach offers 30 kilometers of golden white sands and crystal clear water. Perfect for sunbathing & surfing.
The Museum of Cham – With their roots dating back as far as 192 AD, Vietnam’s indigenous Cham people lived an Indian way of life in both culture and language. The Cham Museum in Danang is dedicated to this period and the Champa existence which began predominantly in the coastal areas of Vietnam. Housing the largest exhibition of Cham sculpture in the world, the museum displays almost 300 terracotta and stone works of art ranging from the 7th to the 15th centuries.
Da Nang Cathedral – was built by French priest Louis Vallet in 1923, with a pink-painted edifice that earns its reputation as one of the most unique catholic churches in Vietnam. Standing at 70 metres, it’s also known as Con Ga Church (Rooster Church) due to the imposing bell tower that’s topped with a rooster weathercock.
Local Market – You can choose Con or Han local market
After stopping at all your requested destinations, our experienced and friendly driver will drop you off at your hotel in Da Nang city.
DAY 7: DA NANG DEPARTURE.
Our driver will be on time and pick up at hotel in Da Nang. 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 buffet
- Bottled of water
- Free wifi on board
- Road Tolls
- Parking Fees
- Personal expenses
- Tip gratitude