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The Best of Central Vietnam 7 days 6 nights

The best of central Vietnam package tour 7 days 6 nights , discovery The World Heritage site from the former Royal Capital of Hue, to the ancient port town of Hoi An and the Cham ruins of My Son, Phong Nha Ke Bang the National Park exploring central Vietnam is a truly contrasting journey. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Vietnam, as you visit these three destinations boasting UNESCO World Heritage status.
  • Hue photo
  • Hoian photo

Outline itinerary

Day 1 : Danang arrival , transfer to Hoian ( overnight in Hoian )

Day 2 : Full day Hoian city tour

Day 3 : Hoian - Hue tour

Day 4 : Full day tour in Hue

Day 5 : Hue DMZ tour

Day 6 : Phong Nha - Ke Bang - Natinal Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Day 7 : Hue departure

Highlights

You will have chance to travel along the Central of Vietnam to visit three World Heritage Sites: Hue Imperial Citadel, Phong Nha Caves and Hoi an ancient town.

Also, you will visit the traditional handicraft villages in Hoi an, do their local work and explore the daily life of local people here. During this tour, you can taste the royal dishes of Hue and specialties in Hoi an ancient town.

Itinerary 

Day 1 – Arrive Danang-Hoi An
Arrive in Danang airport and transfer to Hoi An Ancient Town. Check in, free at leisure for the rest of day and overnight in Hoi An.

Day 2 – Hoi An
Hoi An was a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries and its architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years. After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of the ancient town centre to visit former merchants’ houses, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, a Chinese communal hall and the colorful local market. Lunch at a local restaurant and free at leisure for the rest of day to stroll around Hoian town or relax on Cua Dai beach or enjoy hotel’s facilities. Overnight in Hoi An. (B,L)

Note : In this afternoon, if you prefer not to be free at leisure, we recommend you a halfday tour to visit My Son sanctuary which is 40 km from Hoian town, a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and the 14th century AD by the kings of Champa. The temples are dedicated to the worship of the god Shiva (Pls see the prices for this halfday tour below)

Day 3 – Hoi An-Hue
After breakfast, leave Hoian for Hue, en-route visit five sacred hills known as the Marble Mountains containing dozens of Buddhist shrines and visit the Cham Museum containing the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world in Danang city. Continue to Hue by road via the Pass of Ocean Clouds – Hai Van pass or Hai Van tunnel (longest tunnel in South East of Asia) and stop for lunch at Lang Co beach
Arrive in Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam at around noon, visit the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 then visit one typical and traditional Hue garden house. Dinner at a local restaurant with Hue royal court music performance. Overnight in Hue (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Hue  
After breakfast, take a boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River for visits to Hue’s best-known religious sites, Thien Mu Pagoda and the mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang, in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. In the afternoon visit the elaborate mausoleums of emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh, then visit Dong Ba historic market, opened over one hundred years and one of the symbols of Hue. Overnight in Hue (B,L)

Day 5 – Hue – DMZ – Dong Hoi
Breakfast at your hotel, 0800 departure from Hue. Drive North and stop at La Vang Cathedral (which despite its years of turmoil remains an important pilgrimage site for Vietnam's Catholics). Carry on to what is left of Quang Tri Citadel, where in 1972 a fierce battle raged for 81 days, visit the museum where photographs, war remnants and artillery can be seen.
Continue up the Highway 1 across the Hien Luong Bridge ( 17th parallel ), and over the Ben Hai River which demarcated North and South Vietnam, this area saw some of the heaviest fighting during the war, continue drive to Truong Son National Cemetery where the remains of some 15,000 Vietnamese soldiers and civilians have been laid to rest, many tombstones bear no name. Have a picnic lunch en route. Next, visit Vinh Moc village  which has approximately 2.8 km of underground tunnels used as a refuge to survive the bombings, there are three hundred people lived intermittently in the tunnels from 1966 to 1971.
Following the visit of Vinh Moc, drive to Dong Hoi town where you will stay the night. (B,L)

Day 6 - Phong Nha- Ke Bang Natinal Park ( (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
After breakfast, depart for Phong Nha National Park which is around 50 km from Dong Hoi.
On arrival board,  your private boat for the 1.5 km cruise down the Son river to the mouth of the cave. Pass by the entrance to the 'Cave of Teeth and Wind' and enter the mystical tunnels, filled with giant stalactites and stalagmites and crystal clear waters. Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is one of the world's two largest limestone regions and is the oldest major karst in Asia. From Phong Nha, take golf cart to Paradise cave – the longest dry cave in Asia, found in 2005 the cave is 31 km long and the height can reach to 100 m and 150 wide .
After lunch, drive back to Hue, arrival at Hue at late afternoon, check in at your hotel and free at leisure. Overight in Hue (B,L)

Day 7 – Hue departure
The morning is at leisure until transfer to Hue airport for onward flight. (B)

Tour Price: Available upon Request
Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

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