This tour will take you from Saigon to the central Vietnam by flight to visit Hoi An.
The architectural significance of Hoi An has been recognized by UNESCO, during the 23rd Congress which took place in Marrakech (Morocco) from the 29th of November to the 4th of December, since the town was officially listed as a World Heritage Site. You can also sightsee My Son which is a group of temple-towers of Cham people. With its great value, in December 1999, the complex of My Son Cham Towers has been recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Our well-known Open Bus will take you from Hoi An to Hue, Poetic Hue, dreamy and romantic Hue, Hue - city of two World Heritages…” are the ever names people call Hue city - the latest imperial capital of Vietnam under Nguyen dynasty (from the 17th to 19th century).
Visit Hue by land and waterway transport will give you a chance to see the ancient capital of Vietnam: Tomb of the Emperor, Perfume river, Pagodas, narrow streets, tranquil garden houses, old pagodas, legendary cuisine. It makes your travel an unforgettable experience. You can decide to end the tour by flying back to Saigon or fly further to Hanoi.
DAY 1: HO CHI MINH – HOI AN
Flight from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang (1 hour 10 minutes). Airport pickup to Hoi An. Hotel check-in. Free time and overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 2: MY SON TOUR BY BUS & BOAT
Depart at 8:30AM by bus. We travel about 50km from Hoi An to My Son sanctuary. It comprises many Champa temples, in a valley roughly two kilometers wide, surrounded by two mountain ranges. It was the site of religious ceremony of kings of the Champa dynasty, and was also a burial place of Champa royals and national heroes. The My Son temple complex is one of the foremost temple complexes of Hinduism in South East Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in Vietnam. Though the complex has been destroyed over time, we still see many majestic ancient ruins of temples in the area.
Arrive in My Son at 9:30AM. Walk around with your guide for 2 hours to see the historic and cultural ruins of the 16th century, you will be brought back to the glorious time of the Champa civilization (Entrance fee excluded). Then leave My Son for Cau Lau boat station. Take a motorized boat excursion at 12:30 PM to visit Kim Bong carpentry village, 3km west of Hoi An. Have a soft lunch and drink on boat. Tour finishes at Hoi An dock at 2:30 PM
DAY 3: HOI AN – HUE BY BUS
8:00AM: Leave Hoi An for Hue. En route sightseeing stopovers: Marble Mountain, Lang Co Beach (Entry fee excluded).
DAY 4: DMZ TOUR
Departure at 6:00AM to visit
High Way 1: Dong Ha Town, Hien Luong Bridge, Ben Hai River. The Tunnel of Vinh Moc and the Museum of Tunnel.
High way 9: The Rockpile, Dakrong Bridge, Ho Chi Minh Trail. The Ethnic minority village (Bru and Van Kieu), Khe Sanh combat Base.
End of tour at 6:00PM.
DAY 5: HUE CITY TOUR & HUE – HANOI
Visit Hue by land and waterway transport will give you a chance to see the ancient capital of Vietnam: Tomb of the Emperor, Perfume river, Pagodas, narrow streets, tranquil garden houses, old pagodas, legendary cuisine. It makes your travel an unforgettable experience.
At 8:00AM you will be greeted at the hotel. Head out for the countryside to visit Tu Duc Tomb, a traditional village of making conical cat and incense, Ming Mang Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb.
After lunch, at 1:30PM start to visit the Citadel and the charming Thien Mu Pagada - the symbol of Hue. Embark the Dragon Boat to cruise to enjoy a great view on the Perfume River and surrounding area.
5:30PM: Take a sleeping bus from Hue to Ha Noi. Arrive Ha Noi 7:00AM the following day (End of tour).
Transfer to Hue airport for the flight from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City or flight from Hue to Ha Noi (End of tour).