• Sapa
  • Ha Long Bay
  • Hue
  • Hoi An Town
  • Hoi An Beach
  • Nha Trang
  • Mekong Delta
  • Ho Chi Minh City
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Tour Information

  • Price: Contact
  • Day: 2
  • Night: 1
  • Itinerary: Hoi An, Hue

You visit : Hue-Hai Van pass- Marble Mountains-Hoi An

Highlights:

Hue, once the capital of Vietnam is now known for its magnificent architecture including the citadel, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples as well as the scenery found along the Perfume River. Hue is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to a number of beautiful and historic monuments such as the Imperial Citadel and the tombs of several emperors, including, Bao Dai and Tu Duc.

Hai Van pass, is one of the highest in Vietnam and is renowned for its scenic beauty. Jeremy Clarkson, host of the BBC motoring show Top Gear, referred to the road as "a deserted ribbon of perfection—one of the best coast roads in the world.".

The Marble Mountains is a group of 5 mountains (Hills) made up of marble and limestone located between Da Nang and Hoi An. The mountains are known as the Five Element Mountains named: Metal (Kim), Water (Thuy), Wood (Moc), Fire (Hoa) and Earth (Tho). Many of the caves within the mountain have been decorated and utilised as temples and Buddhist sanctuaries for hundreds of years. The largest of the sanctuaries is the Ling Ong Pagoda and shrine located within a large cave on Thuy.

Hoi An was a major oriental port for trading ships from Japan, China and the West during the 16th and 17th centuries and became the meeting place for a wide range of merchant traders. As a result, the old town in Hoi An has a diverse mixture of architectural styles and today is considered a living museum of architecture and urban lifestyle. Hoi An is world famous for its’ 300+ tailor shops where you can have virtually any item of clothing made or copied to suit your own personal style in a matter of one or two days. For the bargain conscious, Hoi An is close to paradise and you will have great fun choosing your new clothes to take home.

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Overview

 Time Destination Activity Meal
Day 1 Hue Hoi An - Hai Van Pass - Lang Co Beach - Hue B
Day 2 Hue Hue City B/L

Itinerary

Day 1: Hoi An - Hai Van Pass - Lang Co Beach - Hue (B)

Your driver will meet you at your hotel in Hoi An or in Da Nang airport and you will begin your road transfer to Hue by air conditioned private vehicle. – Stop for a visit at Marble Mountains and take the glass elevator to the top where you can enjoy the view and visit one of the larger temples which has been built inside a cave on the mountain.

Continue your journey to Hue travelling via Da Nang, Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach. Hai Van Pass once formed the boundary between the kingdoms of Dai Viet and Champa, also forms a boundary between the climates of northern and southern Vietnam, sheltering the city of Da Nang from the winds that blow in from the northwest. After stopping to take some spectacular photos, your driver will take you slowly down the winding road toward Lang Co Beach on the way to Hue. Lang Co Beach is an attractive narrow peninsular with a stretch of white sand and palm trees, with a deep blue lagoon on one side and 10 kms of beach front on the other.

Arrive in Hue and check into your hotel. Enjoy some time to explore the area around your hotel, take a walk along the river or catch a taxi to the central market. Overnight in your hotel in Hue.

Day 2: Hue City (B/L)

0730h: Your day of discovering the wonders of Hue will begin when your English speaking meets you at the Hotel. As part of your Hue city tour you will visit the impressive complex of the Imperial Citadel. Built in the 19th Century and surrounded by high stone walls and moat, the Citadel was once the exclusive home of the Nguyen Imperial Family. It is similar to the famous Forbidden City in Beijing and is not to be missed.

1130h: A delicious set menu lunch will be served at a local restaurant and after lunch you will take a cruise on the famous Perfume River and visit Tu Duc and Bao Dai tombs.

Tu Duc Tomb is one of the most beautifully designed tombs of the Nguyen dynasty. Embedded in a lush pine forest, the tomb is the final resting place of Emperor Tu Duc (1848-83) who had the longest reign of all emperors of the Nguyen dynasty. Bao-Dai, the last Vietnamese Emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty, was born at Hue in 1913. The Nguyen Dynasty, which ruled the Vietnamese people during the 19th and first half of the 20th century (1802-1945). On August 25 1945, Bao-Dai abdicated when the communist Viet-Minh seized power. He then lived in exile in Hong Kong until he returned as Chief of State, with the support of the French in 1949.

1400h: Depart for Da Nang airport

Tour the end.

Prices/Booking

Additional information

  • All prices are per person in US $ based on double occupancy.
  • Surcharges and / or compulsory gala dinners are applicable between December 23rd and January 2nd and also during the Lunar New Year period.
  • Prices subject to change without notice.

Meals:

  • Should you have any special dietary requirements (vegetarian vegan or food allergy) please advise us in advance.
  • Meals provided are included in the itinerary.
  • Breakfast will be served in your hotel and will include Vietnamese and Western dishes.
  • Lunches are arranged at Vietnamese restaurants in scenic areas. Your tour guides are happy to assist with your selection.

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