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Da Nang – Hoi An – Hue     Paradise & Phong Nha Caves

Vietnam is a beautiful country with friendlypeople. Vietnam has many World Heritages are recognized by UNESCO. Central Vietnam brings three World Heritages. Coming to Hue, Hoi An and My Son Holly Land – three World Heritages to watch and discover by yourself in order to understand deeply cultural. Apart from that, Phong Nha caves are in the list of new World Heritage, which will give you more wonderful feeling about the creation of natural making. Let come to Paradise cave tours to supply your experience about the World Heritage for more enjoyment of beauties of capital city and history sites together with meeting friendly people and taste special foods.

Destination: Da Nang  Hoi An – My Son – Hue – Phong Nha

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights

Itinerary in brief:

Day 1: Welcome to Da Nang  – Transfer to Hoi An

Day 2: Visit Hoi An Ancient Town – My Son Holly Land (B L)

Day 3: Hoi An cooking class – Transfer to Hue (B L)

Day 4: City tour & Boat trip on Perfume River (B L)

Day 5: Hue – Dong Hoi – Visit Phong Nha & Paradise Caves (B L D)

Day 6: Dong Hoi – Dong Ha Town & Back to Hue (B L)

Day 7: Hue Departure (B)

Day 1: Welcome to Da Nang  – Transfer to Hoi An

You will be greeted at the Da Nang International Airport and transfer to Hoi An. On the road, you will have a chance to visit Cham Museum in Da Nang where displays the whole culture and collections of Cham people in Vietnam to feel about legend stories of glorious stage of ancient Champa Kingdom and to enjoy its simple and elegant patterns. Moreover, you will have chance to appreciate the up and down of Champa Sculpture in previous centuries by seeing temples and towers which were collected from Quang Binh to Binh Thuan. Then, you will stop over Marble Mountains which was named after the ancient oriental philosophy including 5 elements creating universe: metal, wood, water, fire and earth. Reaching here, you will see the systems of caves and tunnels which were used as a very important base for Vietnam Revolutionary. On arrival Hoi An and check into your hotel. Overnight in Hoi An.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fee & Mineral water.

Day 2: Visit Hoi An Ancient Town & My Son Holly Land (B L)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. Our guide picks you up and transfers you to the Hinduism Holy Land of My Son Cham ruins in which the capital of Cham people in 11th century existed and these towers had being built from 13th to 17th centuries. Knowing the place where Cham ancestor had architecture to make redbrick, which had the mysterious way of building and no one can explain and make them today in the same way. It also surprises for those who are curious with architectural art. Enjoy traditional music performance played and showed by young girls and men in their colorful traditional uniforms to learn more of their cultural. Back to Hoi An to have lunch.

Pm: This afternoon you will make a walking tour to visit the World Cultural Heritage Site in Hoi An Ancient Town, the busiest purchasing centre and port authority in the past to discover the unique combination of Oriental architecture including Chinese and Japanese style, as well as style of antique European architecture. These famous buildings are Japanese Covered Bridge, Tan Ky Ancient House with 200 years old, or Hoi Quan Phuc Kien Pagoda with style building of Chinese people, or Pottery Museum… Hoi An ancient town is known as the hidden charm where Miss World visited when they were in Vietnam. Hoi An is famous for ancient houses and lantern villages which creates this town has special interests to tourists. Free to have dinner by yourself and enjoy the balance of the evening to explore Hoi An on your own. This ancient town seems brighter than at night with colorful lanterns along streets and shops create the charming of Hoi An town, especially on 15th of lunar calendar every month you can see its most magnificent screen than ever. Overnight in hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Breakfast, Lunch & Mineral Water.

Day 3: Hoi An cooking class – Transfer to Hue (B L)

Am: At 8.00 am, our guide will take you to our meeting point with welcome drink. Then visit Hoi An’s colourful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and purchase some of the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. Then you’ll board the Red Bridge Boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy. On arrival, you explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – each dish is first demonstrated by the Red Bridge chef’s, before we prepare the same dish ourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration). After the lesson, we sit down and eat exactly what we have cooked.

Pm: After lunch, you’ll be transferred to Ancient Town. Then you leave Hoi An to Hue. On the High Way, you will discover some simple but unique places such as Hai Van Pass for getting the fanciful feeling as coming to the heaven in occasion of a cloudy day with the clouds cover around the Pass, Lang Co beach- the most beautiful beach of Asia, fishing villages, Cau Hai Lagoon…You will go on Hue center and arrive in your hotel in the afternoon. Check into hotel. You have free time to wander around Hue for more exploration by wandering along Truong Tien Bridge with colorful lights, go shopping at Dong Ba Market, night market or souvenir shops, XQ embroider shop or taking pedicab around the streets for more enjoyment and experiences of local life. Free to have your own dinner. In the evening, you will enjoy Hue traditional folksong on Perfume River. You will go boating to behold the poetic landscape, to listen to the folk melodies of Hue in tranquil nights. Overnight in Hue.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Breakfast, Cooking class & Lunch & Mineral Water.

Day 4: City tour & Boat trip on Perfume River (B L)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. Our guide and driver take you to the boat pier for making a boat trip on Perfume River (known as the second Thames in London) to enjoy a tranquil atmosphere and beautiful scenesalong two sides of banks’ river and stop to visit Thien Mu Pagoda - one of the oldest and prettiest religious buildings in Hue and Vietnam. Then you go on visiting the Imperial City was theplace where Nguyen Dynasty’s Emperor and royal family worked and lived from year 1802 to 1945 including many palaces and architectures and surrounding: Noon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Purple Forbidden City, Nine Dynastic Urns, The Temple… Have lunch at garden restaurant.

Pm: This afternoon, you go on visiting the complex of Nguyen Emperors’ Mausoleums such as Minh Mang tomb, Khai Dinh tomb or Tu Duc tomb. You will have chance to visit two of them for get some experiences of the place where the famous Emperors in Nguyen Reign were buried and slept forever. If the tomb of Tu Duc is also harmonious with natural surroundings, the tomb of Khai Dinh is magnificent, tomb of Minh Mang is the combination of natural features and approaches the level of unity of the elements. Come back to Hue center and free to have your own dinner.Overnight at hotel in Hue.

Optional: Travelling in Hue, you can taste a Royal dinner at a restaurant. You will wear King/Queen customs, Royal mantles, Imperial Robes, taste Royal dishes and enjoy Hue folk song performed by musician and singers as a Royal family in Hue in the past. This is the wonderful time to try to be a King/ Queen and to get more knowledge of royal and traditional Hue culture. 

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Boat & Mineral Water.

Day 5: Hue – Dong Hoi – Visit Phong Nha & Paradise Caves (B L D)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning guide and driver take you to Dong Hoi City for visiting Phong Nha Caves – recognized by UNESCO – a World Natural Heritage. Take a boat along Son River pass through river and forest to Phong Nha Caves and enjoy the wonderful sights of this cave. You will stop to visit Cung Dinh cave, Tien Cave and Bi Ky Cave with beautiful limestone formations. Back and have lunch at a restaurant.

Pm: After lunch,  you will visit the Paradise Cave  which is a dry cave and is appreciated the most stunning cave in Phong Nha Caves System because of its size and unique making a deep impression for the visitors. After that, you will be transferred by golf car through diversified but value plants of the old forest. Then you’ll take 2 hours to discover the Cave with its great structure and the stalactites and stalagmites inside. All these are the creations of nature, only the 1100 meters wooden pathway through the cave was man - made.  Then you come back hotel.  Have dinner at a restaurant. Tonight you can have more free time to discover the beauty of Dong Hoi or relax at Nhat Le Beach for more refreshment. Overnight in Dong Hoi.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Local Boat, Entrance Fees, Golf Car, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Mineral Water.

Day 6: Dong Hoi – Dong Ha Town & Back to Hue (B L)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning, you have free time to relax at hotel or relax at Nhat Le Beach for more refreshment. At noon, you will check out hotel and be transferred to restaurant for having lunch.

Pm: Then you come back Hue city. Along the way, you stop at Quang Tri to visit Vinh Moc Tunnels – the bulky and unique system of underground passageways of Vinh Linh and Quang Tri people including school, home…, Hien Luong Bridge, and the 17th parallel. This is a chance for you to get more experiences of Vietnam history and people in the time of the war. Although time is passing but the result of this war in 20th Century still remains today and in future for dioxin that Quang Tri is the province has had the most affects. You arrive back to Hue around 5:30 pm. Check in hotel. Free to have your own dinner. At night, you have more leisure time to walk around for more charming discoveries of Hue city as well as people. Overnight in Hue.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Mineral Water.

Day 7: Hue Departure (B)

Am: Have breakfast at your hotel. This morning, you will make pedicab to Dong Ba Market to enjoy the purchase of local people here. Maybe you can buy some souvenirs gifts in the market. Dong Ba is the busiest purchasing centre and the most famous market of Hue. Here, you can find all kinds of goods from ordinary consumer goods, industrial goods of high value to local products supplying for people. Then you’ll be dropped off Hue Airport for taking flight to next destination or come back home. End of tour. “Goodbye and see you again”.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Pedicab, Breakfast.

Price: USD/Person

Size of group

1 per

2 pers

4 pers

6 pers

8 pers

Single supplement

Hotel 2 **

964

538

415

353

322

92

Hotel 3 ***

1000

556

433

371

340

110

Hotel 4 ****

1100

606

483

421

390

160

Hotel 5 *****

1370

741

618

556

525

295

Surcharge royal dinner

N/A

64

37

32

32

 

Included: All mentioned in itinerary details. Meals: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D). 

Excluded: Visa fee, personal expenses, insurance & other services not mention above in detail itinerary.

What to bring: Passport, change of clothes, sun-glasses, hat, towels, toiletries, sun cream, insect repellent, camera, raincoat or umbrella, walking boots, cable locks for luggage…

Notes:

  • Price for 01 pax includes single supplement already.
  • Single Supplement means the single using his/her own room.
  • Hotel:  Twin/Double shared room. Check in time: 14:00; Check out time: 12:00 noon. 

Hotel Information:

City

Option

Hotel Name

Room type

HOI AN

2*

Hoi An Lantern Hotel

Standard

3*

Hoi An Lantern Hotel

Superior

4*

Vinh Hung Riverside Resort

Sup Garden View

5*

Sunrise Resort

 Ocean Deluxe

HUE

2*

Serene Place Hotel

Superior

3*

Asia Hotel

Deluxe

4*

Eldora Hotel

Deluxe city view

5*

Imperial Hotel

 Deluxe city view

DONG HOI

2*

Luxe Hotel

Superior city view

3*

Muong Thanh QB

Superior

4*

Muong Thanh QB

Deluxe

5*

SunSpa Resort

Deluxe ocean view