VN41 Central Vietnam Heritage ( 7 days / 6 nights )

Dong Hoi – Phong Nha – Da Nang – My Son – Hoi An

Day 1 Dong Hoi (arrival by plane from Hanoi, ETA 15h30) – Phong Nha
On arrival, transfer to the World Heritage recognized area of Phong Nha. Check in and relax.
Overnight in Phong Nha

Day 2 Phong nha – Paradise cave – Phong Nha cave kayaking – BBQ

Start your day by travelling on Victory Road 20 (Formerly the Ho Chi Minh Trail) to visit Hang 8 Co (8 Ladies Cave) and the memorial temple for the volunteers who sacrificed to maintain Victory Road 20 during the Vietnam War. The highlights of the day will be continued with a visit to Paradise Cave (Hang Thien Duong) which is the longest cave in South East Asia (31km) with astonishing stalactites and stalagmites. Leave the Paradise cave for the Nuoc Mooc spring where you can choose to relax or swim in the emerald stream. On the way back to the hotel, we can stop to visit the old runway Khe Gat which was built secretly during the war. For late afternoon activities, leave the hotel to Phong Nha Cave. Start kayaking with head-lamps inside the cave where most tourists are not allowed to go. After exploring the serene water cave, return to the entrance and enjoy a BBQ dinner (included) before returning to the hotel.

Overnight in Phong nha [Breakfast, Dinner]

Day 3 Phong Nha – Sightseeing – Hue
In the morning, leave Phong Nha for Hue with an excursion to the former DMZ sites such as the Vinh Moc Tunnels, the Hien Luong Bridge, the Quang Tri Citadel and the La Vang Church. Arrive in Hue in the late afternoon.
Overnight in Hue [Breakfast]

Day 4 Hue – Boat Cruise – Citadel and Royal Tombs

Take a morning boat cruise on the peaceful Perfume River including a visit to the Thien Mu Pagoda. Drive to the Imperial Citadel (which was built in accordance to the principles of geomancy) housing a series of palaces, ornate halls, libraries, residences and colleges. In the afternoon, visit the elaborate mausoleums of Emperor Tu Duc and Khai Dinh.

Overnight in Hue [Breakfast]

 

Day 5 Hue – Da Nang – My Son – Hoi An
Enjoy a morning drive to Da Nang via the Hai Van Pass. Stop at Lang Co Beach for relaxation and for an opportunity to wet your feet in the East Sea. Visit the Cham Museum in Da Nang. In the afternoon, proceed to the remarkable ruins of My Son located in a remote jungle valley. My Son was formerly the religious centre of the Cham Kingdom and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site with more than 20 well-preserved monuments. Arrive in Hoi An in the late afternoon.

Overnight in Hoi An. [Breakfast]

 

Day 6 Hoi An – Sightseeing
Set off on a walking tour to explore this World Heritage Site. Highlights include an ancient merchant house, the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the vibrant riverside market. In the afternoon, visit one of Hoi An’s famous lantern workshops and learn how make a lantern for yourself. End the day by taking a boat trip on the Thu Bon River.

Overnight in Hoi An. [Breakfast]

 

Day 7 Da Nang – Departure
Free at leisure until transfer to the airport for departure.

[Breakfast]

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