Central Vietnam - Heritage Trail 7 Days
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With geographical characteristics at the heart of the nation, Central Vietnam is packed with historic sites and rich cultural traditions. Over one week, we will take you from the ancient town Hoi An, to historic My Son Sanctuary, to the imperial city of Hue. Finally, enjoy the spectacular scenery in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park on a Quang Binh tour. This trip is open to adjustment and would make a perfect private tour of Vietnam for those who love to travel exclusively with their own party.

Day 1 Danang Arrival - Hoian

Arrival in Danang, the fourth largest city and also considered as the most liveable city of Vietnam - as rated by many locals. Our driver will be waiting for you outside the baggage claim to take you to your homestay in Hoi An. The remainder of your day will be free for you to relax and unwind.
Meals: N/A.
Accommodation: Home stay in Hoi An

Japanese Bridge


Danang city

 

 

Day 2 Hoi An Full Day City Tour - Countryside

After breakfast at the homestay, a driver and guide will pick you up for a full day tour. You will have the chance to immerse yourself in the tranquility and charm of this sleepy riverside town. From the 16th to 18th centuries Hoi An was a thriving international port frequented by Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders, who came to trade in the high quality silk which is still produced in the region. Today, Hoi An is a relaxing resort popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, skilled tailors and numerous cafes. Take a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the ancient town centre, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Hall, the 200-year old Tam Ky ancestral house and the famous Japanese Bridge.
Savour lunch of your choice and budget, then get on your bike to ride to the Bay Mau Coconut Village, Cam Thanh, which is an important historical relic as well as a craft village where many houses are built from coconut leaves. Taste a fresh coconut while walking through the craft village and see special methods for making hundreds of things from coconuts. After that, you will ride in a basket boat deeper into the coconut forest, and see the spectacular technique farmers use with their boat. Fishing from a basket boat is not very easy, however, it will be so memorable if you catch fish or crab from this vast coconut area! Take the boat on Thu Bon river for your journey back to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Homestay in Hoi An

 

Hoian Day tour


Coconut Fields

Day 3 Hoi An morning free - Transfer to Hue

After breakfast, you'll be free to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Hoi An.
Check-out of the hotel then set out on a 3-hour drive to Hue - home to two World Heritage Sites: Hue Imperial city and Hue royal court music.
Stop en route for a photo-shoot of the stunning view over Lang Co beach. Arrive in Hue, then you'll be free for the rest of the day to explore at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Home Stay in Hue

 

Hoian


Lang Co beach

Day 4 Hue City Tour Full Day

Spend the morning exploring the vibrant Dong Ba market, where local goods are sold. On the route, take a chance to view the Trang Tien bridge cross over the Huong river.
You'll have lunch of authentic local food at your own expense. Later, you will sail on a sampan along Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda - an iconic symbol of Hue city. Then, you will come back to visit the Hue Citadel - home to the Imperial City. The citadel is comprised of three circles of ramparts and you will explore each one by one. From the exterior circle - Hue Citadel, we then move to the second circle - the Royal Citadel. The third part and also the center of the citadel is the Forbidden City. Situated inside the Imperial Citadel complex, behind the Throne Palace, the Purple Forbidden Citadel was reserved for the Emperor and his family.
You will continue your tour with a visit to one of the Khai Dinh or Minh Mang Tombs. While Khai Dinh Tomb is considered a blend of Western and Eastern architecture; Minh Mang Tomb is known as having the perfect combination of man-made and natural beauty. The architecture of this majestic tomb fits harmoniously into the surrounding landscape.
After a full day tour, you'll go back to the hotel and relax in the romantic city, which is represented in our history of poems.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Home stay in Hue.

 

Khai Dinh tomb


Huong River

Day 5 Hue Free Leisure Day - Day train to Quang Binh - Phong Nha

From Hue you'll catch the day train to Dong Hoi, Quang Binh. Whether this is your first time experiencing a train in Vietnam or not, it is a very interesting feeling in an air-conditioned train cabin. En-route, you will see the local life peacefully going on.
Arrive at Dong Hoi train station, then you'll be greeted and transferred to your hotel in Phong Nha (1 hour drive). Take the remainder of the day to relax and unwind.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Home stay in Phong Nha

 

Phong Nha Ke Bang


Phong Nha Ke Bang, Quang Binh

Day 6 National Park - Transfer to Dong Hoi

Today you will have an easy trekking tour a perfect option for anyone who is physically active and up for a family adventure. Prepare yourself for 2.5 km trekking through thick jungle and 600m of swimming (optional).
The day starts by visiting the spectacular Paradise Cave, a must-see cave in the National Park. Take in the cave's beauty while our tour guide gives you information about the impressive formations. The tour continues with a trip to the 8 Ladies Cave and War Martyr Memorial. In this cave 8 people were trapped during a bombing. Let our guides tell you the whole story and learn about some of the history and traditions of Vietnam. The highlight of the trip is Tra Ang Cave. You'll have a short trek through the jungle where you will be greeted with a BBQ lunch prepared by our porters in an untouched environment. After lunch you can have a fun and relaxing swim in the crystal waters of Hang Tra Ang, before trekking out for the drive home. Transfer to Quang Binh, check-in to the hotel and refresh yourself.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Quang Binh

Phong Nha


Phong Nha National Park

Day 7 Flight to Hanoi/Sai Gon - Departure

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Dong Hoi Airport for your onward flight to Hanoi/Saigon.
Bon Voyage!
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

Included
Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Service of English Speaking Guide as mentioned in the itinerary
Local BBQ lunch in Phong Nha
Basic trekking canvas shoes size 36 – 45 (only if you don’t have your own pair)
Not Included
International flights in/ out Vietnam
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Tips for guides and drivers
Personal travel insurance
Vietnam Visa fees
Surcharge for Christmas, New year Gala Dinner and Tet holiday
Cancelation Policies
Before 14 days, deposit is forfeited
50% charge for Cancellation between 7-14 days
100% charge for Cancellation under 7 days or No show

The hotels chosen for this package as below or at similar standard in case they are fully booked.

Cities
3-star Hotels/Homestay
4-star Hotels
5-star Hotels
Hoian

Vinh Hung Emerald Resort           
Thanh Binh Riverside Resort           
Phuc An homestay           

Vinh Hung Riverside Resort           

Hoi An Chic Hotel           

Hotel Royal Hoian MGallery           

Anantara Hoian Resort           

Quang Binh

Sai Gon Quang Binh Hotel           
Phong Nha Coco House           

Sun Spa Resort & Villa           

Hue

Romance Hotel           
Hue Serene Palace           
Déjà vu Homestay           

Moonlight Hue           

Eldora Hue           

Cherish Hue Hotel           

Indochine Palace Hue           

Pilgrimage Village Hue           

Angsana Lang Co           

Banyan Tree Lang Co           

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This is the lowest price in the low season of 2018, per person for group of 10 people, 3-star hotels included. Please select the following options to see different price options, and send us a request to book or to customize this tour.

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