vietnam4In central Vietnam the imperial house of the Nguyen dynasty in Hue flourished and declined from 1802 to 1945 and the country's arts, architecture and culture attained great heights. The tombs of the emperors are magnificent structures standing as evidence of immortality. Before its imperial heyday its great trading port at Hoi An was the site of an ancient race of Chams and a center of transoceanic trade. These two towns are still beautiful places today with a peace and tranquil charm to match their historical past.

 

Route: Hue, Danang and Hoi An

 

check16Inclusive:

• Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
• Accommodation: 3 nights in hotels
• English or French speaking guide
• Entrance fees to indicated sights
• Boat trip in Hue
• Daily breakfast

Exclusive:

• Other meals
• Tips, drinks
• Airport departure tax
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
• Domestic & International flights
• Visa fee

 

noteItinerary:

Day 1: Hue - Arrival

On arrival in Phu Bai Airport, you are met and transferred to hotel. Hue was once Vietnam's feudal capital from 1802 to 1945. This small and quiet city is widely known for its magnificent architecture, pagodas and royal tombs laid in many small villages and surrounding hills. We spend this afternoon to visit Hue's massive Citadel, containing the Imperial City and the Purple Forbidden City. This royal residence was all but destroyed during the 1968 Tet Offensive; however it is still fascinating to walk among the ruins.
Overnight in hotel, Hue.

Day 2: Hue (Breakfast)

Breakfast at the hotel. The beautiful riverside pagoda of Thien Mu which now becomes the symbol of Hue, and the elaborate royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, are most interesting for their significance and architecture. We include these in a guided cruise on the Perfume River which also gives us a view of the scenic countryside as well as an enjoyable visit to the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. After an impressive boat trip we return to town and enjoy a walk in the bustling Dong Ba Market that sells a wide variety of local goods and handicraft. Along the way we pass by many fantastic eating spots, ideal places for visitors to sample some local delicacies.
Overnight in hotel, Hue.

Day 3: Hue - Danang - Hoi An (Breakfast)

Breakfast at the hotel. Heading out of the town, we drive south to Hoi An which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down the centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. Along the way we can break the journey in Lang Co Beach for a leisurely swim and an enjoyable visit to a nearby fishing village. The winding road begins as we make our way up the spectacular Hai Van pass. A view from the top of the pass is one of Vietnam's most impressive panoramic scenes. The next stop of our trip is Danang which is famous for the Cham Museum. We continue to the China Beach and the Marble Mountain, whose peaks represent the five elements of the universe.
Overnight in hotel, Hoi An.

Day 4: Hoi An - Danang Departure (Breakfast)

Breakfast at the hotel. The ancient architecture of Hoi An is a fascinating combination of Vietnamese traditional characteristics with Chinese and Japanese influences. There is plenty to see in this delightful and tranquil town, some of which are the famous Japanese covered bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200-year-old Tam Ky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda, the vibrant market and so on. We visit these on our morning walking tour pass many low-roofed houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls which reflect the town's multi-cultural past. The trip ends after your transfer to Danang Airport for departure.

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