Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An
DAY 1 | HUE CITY TOUR
Tour start 08:00 from hotel
Estimated tour completion 17:00
After breakfast at the hotel, at 08:00 the tour guide will take you to the Perfume River for the boat trip. Stop at Thien Mu pagoda for a visit. Its beautiful landscape and holy atmosphere will give you a pleasant feeling of the day.
Get back the boat to the King Tombs of Tu Duc, Khai Dinh who was famous as a poet of the Nguyen dynasty in early 19 century. The Tombs were well designed with green hills, lotus ponds and ornate type of Buildings built together. The King used these tombs before he died as his second home where most of his great works were composed.
Then, we’ll visit the unique Royal Arena where Tiger and Elephant fights were held by the Kings of the Nguyen Dynasty.
Take a visit the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. You will also stop to visit the Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and the Forbidden Purple City. This guided tour gives you a deep understanding about the King’s philosophy of geomancy and how this affected royal life.
Have lunch at Ancient Hue restaurant.
After lunch, continue your car drive to the Hue outskirts, visit more countryside villages and green paddies. There will be an opportunity to chat with the local people on the way, to learn more of their daily life. You will learn the method to make of incense and Hue Hat – the poetic symbol of young ladies of Hue. We’ll stop for a while and experience the daily life of Hue inhabitants at Dong Ba market.
Overnight at hotel in Hue
DAY 2 | HUE – DA NANG – HOI AN
Pickup time: 12:00 from hotel
At 09:30 in the morning enjoy breakfast at the Alba Wellness Resort and then we will leave Hue to Hoi An via Da Nang. After passing Lang Co beach, you will drive 20 km on Sea Cloud Pass (Hai Van Pass). On the north to south nation highway, the Hai Van Pass boosts an impressive landscape. This is the highest pass in Vietnam (500 m above sea level). The rugged pass is the final section of the Truong Son Range stretching to the sea. Hai Van means “Sea Clouds”, since the peak of the mountain is in the clouds while its foot is close to the sea.
Continue drive to Hoi An and enjoy your lunch at local restaurant.
On arrival in Hoi An, driver will transfer to Hoi An for relaxation and check in.
Overnight at hotel in Hoi An
DAY 3 | HOI AN CITY TOUR
Tour start: 09:00 from hotel
Estimated tour completion 16:00
Start your Hoi An city tour with a boat trip on Thu Bon River to the Cua Dai estuary; it will take you to an island called Cam Kim where you can visit a family traditional work of wooden furniture and sculpture. Have an easy work around the village to meet local farmer and school kids.
Continue the boat trip to the estuary where river meets the sea which got amazing view and beautiful fishing nets. Back to town for the city tour on foot or cyclo to visit the Fukien Assembly hall, the finest and oldest Chinese temple in town with ornate architecture and beautiful garden.
Walk to visit the landmark of Hoi An – the Japanese covered bridge – and an old house called Phung Hung. Enjoy your free time at the ancient town in the evening. There plenty of bars and restaurants in town will please all your liking.
You will transfer to your Hotel for relax.
Overnight at hotel in Hoi An