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Home Southeast Asia Tours Vietnam Tours 7 Days Central Vietnam Tour of Hue, Hoi An, Da Nang

Tour Overview

This 7-day journey will take you travel through Vietnam's cultural heart, featuring the historic cities of Hue, and Hoi An, and the vibrant coastal hub of Da Nang. Your adventure begins in Hue, where you'll explore ancient temples, palaces, and the serene Perfume River. In Hoi An, discover the magic of lantern-lit streets, culinary delights, and a UNESCO-listed old town. Uncover ancient Champa heritage at My Son Sanctuary and indulge in a culinary adventure. Visit the scenic Ba Na Hill, and in Da Nang, explore French Village, and the iconic Golden Bridge. This tour offers a rich blend of history, culture, cuisine, and natural beauty.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Thien Mu Pagoda Serenity: Discover tranquility at Thien Mu Pagoda on the Perfume River, a spiritual haven with an elegant pagoda and scenic views.
  • Hoi An Lantern Magic: Craft your own lantern, stroll through ancient streets, and cruise along the Thu Bon River, immersed in Hoi An's enchanting atmosphere.
  • My Son Sanctuary Mystique: Explore ancient Champa ruins at My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO site, unraveling the mysteries of Vietnam's rich history.
  • Culinary Adventure: Delight in Hue's flavors, take a cooking class in Hoi An, and savor local delicacies, immersing yourself in Vietnam's culinary wonders.
  • Ba Na Hill Escapade: Soar on a cable car, walk the iconic Golden Bridge, and immerse in French Village charm at Ba Na Hill, a highland adventure.
  • Historic Imperial City: Step back in time at the Imperial City of Hue, a UNESCO gem, where dynastic history and vibrant markets await your exploration.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Arrive at Phu Bai International Airport in Hue, where your guide and driver will warmly welcome you. Feel the excitement as you step into the heart of Vietnam. Transfer to your hotel, where you'll have the chance to freshen up and settle in. Depending on your arrival time, you may choose to relax at the hotel or venture out to explore the immediate surroundings.

    With your first day being at leisure, consider strolling around the nearby streets to get a glimpse of local life. Discover a local eatery to savor your first taste of authentic Vietnamese cuisine.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Hue

  2. Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel to fuel up for a day of exploration. Embark on a scenic boat trip along the Perfume River, surrounded by lush greenery. Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, a picturesque temple complex perched on a hill overlooking the river.

    Vietnam Hue Thien Mu Pagoda
    Thien Mu Pagoda

    Continue your journey by car to the serene Minh Mang Tomb, known for its harmonious blend of nature and architecture. Then, explore the intricate Khai Dinh Tomb, an awe-inspiring testament to the artistry of the Nguyen Dynasty.

    Refuel with a delicious Hue cuisine lunch at a local restaurant, where you can savor regional specialties.

    Immerse yourself in history as you visit the UNESCO-listed Imperial City, where you'll walk in the footsteps of emperors and learn about Vietnam's imperial past. Afterwards, explore Dong Ba Market, where you can shop for souvenirs and immerse yourself in the local market atmosphere.

    Return to your hotel to relax and unwind after a day filled with exploration.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Hue

    Hue Imperial City Vietnam
    Imperial City

  3. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel, savoring the flavors of Vietnamese cuisine. Check out from your hotel in Hue and embark on a scenic drive to Hoi An, taking in the picturesque countryside along the way.

    Vietnam Hoi An Japanese Covered Bridge
    Japanese Covered Bridge in Hoi An

    Check in at your charming hotel in Hoi An, known for its historic charm. Begin your exploration of Hoi An's ancient town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the well-preserved merchant houses, with their unique architectural styles influenced by various cultures. See the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge, an architectural gem that has stood for centuries. Dive into the vibrant atmosphere of the riverside markets, where you can haggle for souvenirs and trinkets. Participate in a lantern-making workshop and craft your own colorful lantern as a keepsake of your visit.

    Experience the magic of Hoi An by taking a peaceful cruise along the Thu Bon River. Your journey will take you to Thanh Ha Pottery Village, where you can witness skilled artisans at work and even try your hand at pottery-making.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Hoi An

    Hoi An Thanh Ha Pottery Village
    Thanh Ha Pottery Village

  4. Depart from Hoi An for a day trip to My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the captivating temple ruins that were once the center of the ancient Champa Kingdom, with structures dating back as far as the 4th century.

    Vietnam My Son Sanctuary
    My Son Sanctuary

    On the way back to Hoi An, stop at the Museum of Sa Huynh & Champa Culture to gain deeper insights into the rich history of the region. Return to your hotel in Hoi An, where you can relax and reflect on the historical and cultural discoveries of the day.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Hoi An

  5. Start your day with a delightful breakfast at your hotel in Hoi An. Head to Hai Cafe Restaurant, a charming spot that offers a taste of local life. Sip on a refreshing drink while enjoying the relaxed atmosphere.

    Vietnam Hoi An Hai Cafe
    Hai Cafe

    Continue your culinary journey by exploring Hoi An Market, a bustling hub of activity where you can sample local delicacies, purchase fresh produce, and immerse yourself in the vibrant market culture.

    Your culinary adventure continues as you board a boat to the Red Bridge Cooking School. Upon arrival, you'll be guided through the school's herb garden, where you'll learn about the aromatic ingredients that form the backbone of Vietnamese cuisine.

    Vietnam Red Bridge Cooking School
    Learn to make Vietnamese cuisine in Red Bridge Cooking School

    Participate in a hands-on cooking class, led by experienced chefs who will teach you to prepare traditional dishes. Afterwards, savor the fruits of your labor during a delicious lunch featuring the dishes you've prepared. (A vegetarian lunch can be arranged upon request.)

    After your culinary experience, it's time to move on to Da Nang, a coastal city known for its modern amenities and vibrant atmosphere.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Da Nang

  6. Wake up to another exciting day of exploration in Vietnam. Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in Da Nang. Begin your day with a visit to Ba Na Hill, a stunning hill station that offers breathtaking vistas and an array of attractions.

    Take a thrilling cable car ride to reach the summit, where you'll explore Debay Wine Cellar, known for its European-style architecture and wine collection. Stroll through the romantic Le Jardin D'Amour Gardens, a beautifully landscaped area that provides a serene escape. Visit the impressive Linh Ung Pagoda, where a towering Buddha statue overlooks the city. Walk on the famous Golden Bridge, an architectural wonder held up by giant stone hands.

    Enjoy a delightful lunch at one of the hill's restaurants.

    Vietnam Da Nang Ba Na Hills Golden Bridge
    Golden Bridge in Ba Na Hills

    In the afternoon, explore the French Village, a charming area that transports you to the heart of France. Have fun and play games at Fantasy Park, an indoor amusement center suitable for all ages. Return to the Cable Car Station and take the cable car back to the foot of Ba Na Mountain.

    After a day filled with adventure, return to your hotel in Da Nang to relax and reflect on the stunning sights you've seen.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Da Nang

  7. Enjoy your last morning in Da Nang with some free time. You can take a leisurely stroll along the beach or explore any remaining areas of interest. Check out from your hotel and ensure you have all your belongings in order for your departure.

    Your driver will escort you to Da Nang International Airport, where you'll catch your flight to your next destination or return home with a heart full of memories from your wonderful journey through Hue, Hoi An, and Da Nang.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $1309 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

Price Includes

  • 6 nights' accommodation;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guide services as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day;
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

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