DAY 1: ARRIVAL DANANG-MARBLE MOUNTAINS- HOIAN
On arrival Danang Airport in Central of Vietnam, you are greeted and driven to Hoian, some 35 km from Danang City
Some 10km from Hoian ancient town, we will stop over for sightseeing tour to the Marble Mountain in Danang, a cluster of five hills made from limestone and marble, Marble Mountains are a well-known pilgrimage site with peaks, caves, tunnels and temples all just waiting to be discovered. Named after the elements metal, wood, water, fire and earth, Marble Mountains exist in a coastal area that is renowned for stone-cutting and sculpture about 9km south of Danang.
There are also a host of Buddhist sanctuaries and places of worship dotted across the mountains which are a much-visited spiritual site. There are many pagoda temples and even a special circular cave featuring a chimney leading to the summit with spectacular panoramic views.
Next, visit the Non Nuoc Village at the foot of Marble Mountains. The village is famous for stone sculptures and handicrafts. Here you can buy many things made of marble stone, from small one like earrings, necklaces, vases to the huge sculptures of Buddha. In the past, rock was extracted directly from the Marble Mountains to make sculptures.
Continue our trip to Hoian ancient town.
Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site. Hoi An was a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders. These people came primarily to trade in the high grade silk, which is still produced in the area, as well as ceramics.
Check in Hotel, tonight will have dinner at one of finest local restaurant in town. Overnight Hoian (D)
DAY 2: BANA MOUNTAINS 1DAY- HOIAN ANCIENT TOWN SIGHTSEEING
Depart from your hotel at 08.00 Am in Hoian and start our guided tour for Bana Mountain adventure daily tour with Vietnam pathfinder Travel, Ba Na is located 1,480 meters above sea level in the Truong Son mountain range, two hours from Danang.
Ba Na was formerly a 1920’s French resort and once boasted 200 villas, restaurants, and clubs. Its temperate climate, unspoiled forest, and spectacular views over the South China Sea and the Lao mountain range made Ba Na a popular retreat for both the French and the wealthy Vietnamese. Today the area still attracts locals and tourists alike, although extra effort and a four-wheel drive are required to reach Ba Na as the roads are quite rough and sinuous.
Some around 11.30 am, will take the cable car back the station and will ready for lunch at (Coi Nguon Restaurant), before take our bus back Hoian ancient town.
Pm will be sightseeing Hoian town, our walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200 - year old, Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge.
Dinner will be served at local restaurant in town and Overnight Hoian (B/L/D)-
Notes: ( After dinner, you free time your own shopping in Hoian ancient town (Hoian town is a great place for shopping, tailor made clothes, Silk shops, shoes handmade)
DAY 3: HOIAN- MY SON HOLYLAND- HUE IMPERIAL CITY
Pick up at your hotel and start our half day sightseeing tour to the holy land of Cham people in Vietnam some 60km away from Hoi an town, the My Son. My Son is the former capital of the ancient Cham civilization that ruled Central Vietnam from the second to the thirteenth century. Their religion was primarily derived from Indian Hinduism.
My Son is considered to be one of the best-preserved Cham structures in Vietnam. The complex is comprised of seventy Hindu-like towers and temples dating from the second century. This site is a Must-See for those people who are interested in architecture and ancient civilizations and is now one of five UNESCO World Heritage sites in Vietnam.
Next will transfer to Danang city for lunch.
Continue our car trip for 120km heading to Hue, check in hotel and will have dinner at finest local restaurant in town. Overnight Hue
On arrival in Hue, Vietnam’s last imperial capital of Vietnam. Stay overnight in Hue (B/L/D)
DAY 4: HUE SIGHTSEEING TOURS- HOIAN ANCIENT TOWN
After breakfast we embark on a boat for cruise upstream on the Perfume River which also gives us a taste of the scenic countryside as well as an enjoyable visit to the beautiful pagoda of Thien Mu.
Next stop will be the Imperial city, the most important construction site in Hue city, (also the World cultural heritage site):
The Imperial City is located in the centre of the Citadel where established highest offices of Viet Nam's feudalism and sanctums honouring the cult of decreased Emperors. The Citadel, also has a nearly square form, with more than 600m long for each side, built of brick 4m high, 1m thick, around which is ditched a system of protection trench. Access to the Imperial City can be made by four entrance gates. Royal Citadel consists of more 100 beautiful constructional works divided many sectors:
- Sector for the Ngo Mon Gate and the Thai Hoa Palace: This is the place for setting up various grand ceremonies.
- Sector for worship shrines of the Kings Nguyen: Trieu Mieu, Thai Mieu, Hung Mieu, The Mieu and Phung Tien Temples.
- Sector for internal affairs office: Storehouse for precious objects, workshop for manufacturing various useful articles.
- Sectors for the Kham Van Palace and the Co Ha Garden: place where the princes are studying or enjoying.
Next will driver to visit the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang, in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes (Just one tomb)
On return to the city for lunch and take a short walk to the bustling Dong Ba Market and pass many fantastic eating spots where visitors have a chance to sample some local delicacies.
Drive and heading back Danang this Pm, drive one the same road, check in Hoian hotel and free time your own shopping or cycling to Cua Dai Beach for relaxing, dinner will be served at finest local restaurant and overnight Hoian town (B/L/D)
DAY 5: HOIAN-DANANG DEPARTURE
Have breakfast in the hotel and next to transfer to Danang International airport for flight home, tour ends at airport (B)