Central Vietnam - Heritage Trail 7 Days
$ 390 IE
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With geographical characteristic as the heart of the nation, Central Vietnam is packed with historic sites and rich cultural patterns. During 1 week, we will take you from the ancient town Hoian, historic My Son Sanctuary to the imperial city of Hue. Finally, enjoy the spectacular sceneries in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park on a Quang Binh tour. This trip is open to adjustment and would make a perfect Vietnam private tour for those who love to travel exclusively with their party.

Day 1 Danang Arrival - Hoian

Arrival in Danang, the fourth largest city and also considered as the most worth-living city of Vietnam - rated by many locals. Our driver and guide will be waiting for you outside the baggage claim to take you to your hotel in Hoian. If time permits, stop en route to visit the Marble Mountain – a cluster of six hills made from limestone and marble - which is a well-known pilgrimage site with peaks, caves, tunnels and temples.
Meals: N/A.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian.



Day 2 Hoian – My Son – Walking Tour

This morning, travel 40km outside of Hoian to visit the My Son Sanctuary - once the capital of the Champa Kingdom during the period from the 4th to the 13th century AD. Now only 20 temples of the complex still remain due to destruction by bombing in war time. Touring around the site and listening to our guide's explanations; you will get a general understanding about the Champa Kingdom and the Cham culture. Drive back to Hoian for lunch.
In the afternoon, join a guided walking tour along the beautiful narrow streets of the Hoian ancient town and visit some key sites such as the Japanese Bridge, Chinese Assembly Halls and Ancient House...
The rest the day is for our own explorations.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian. 




Day 3 Hoian – Wet Rice Tour (group-join) – Hue

This morning you will have a real adventure with a wonderful eco tour named Wet Rice - which allows you to know about the whole process of how rice reaches its finished product. Start the day by cycling to the rice farm (other transfer options such as car and motor taxi are available with surcharge applied), riding a water buffalo and then taking part in plough, raking, sowing, planting, grinding and separating the rice and making rice flour. At the end of the tour you will have the opportunity to cook and eat beautiful crispy pancakes which will be served with a cool drink. This whole experience is held on a family farm and will be something you will never forget. Just prepare to get dirty!
In the afternoon, head toward Hue - home to 2 World Heritage Sites: Hue Imperial city and the Hue royal music. Arrive in Hue in the late afternoon and enjoy rest of the day at your leisure.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.


Day 4 Hue City Tour

Today you will have a full day to discover the poetic city of Hue.
Spend this morning on a boat trip along Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda - the iconic symbol of Hue city. Then, we come back to visit the Hue Citadel - home to the Imperial City. The citadel comprises 3 circles of ramparts and we will step into this 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.
In the afternoon, we continue our tour with a visit to the Khai Dinh and Minh Mang Tombs. While Khai Dinh Tomb is considered as a blend of Western and Eastern architecture; Minh Mang Tomb is known as a perfect combination between manmade and natural beauty. The architecture of this majesty tomb fits harmoniously into the surrounding landscape. Conclude the day by visiting a handicraft village where the conical hats are made.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue. 




Day 5 Hue – Quang Binh – Phong Nha Cave

After breakfast, check out from the hotel then head on a 3.5 hour drive to Quang Binh - home to the Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park - another World Heritage site of Vietnam. On the way, drop in the DMZ, Ben Hai River and Hien Luong Bridge for a short visit. Have lunch en route.
In the afternoon, enjoy a boat trip along Son River to visit Phong Nha Cave (also called “Wet Cave”) and Tien Son cave (Dry Cave), enjoy the stunning scenery along the way. Reach the Phong Nha Cave then admire its spectacular limestone, the underground river system, stalagmites and stalactites. Overnight in Phong Nha.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Phong Nha. 


Day 6 Kayaking on Chay River – Paradise Cave - Hue

Start the day with a wonderful kayaking session on Chay River to warm up your body. Then we will get transferred by car to Paradise Cave. First discovered by the British Caving Research Association in 2005, Paradise Cave is considered the longest cave in Asia with a length of 31km. With the miraculous stalagmite and stalactite systems, cool weather and convenient walking paths inside the cave; Paradise cave is now becoming more and more popular with tourists.
You will then go back to Quang Binh for lunch before transferring to Hue.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue. 


Day 7 Hue - Departure

Today is your last day in Hue, the concluding destination of this Vietnam private tour to explore the Central. Enjoy breakfast at your hotel then wander around the city for last minute shopping or sightseeing before transferring to Hue Airport for your onward flight.
Goodbye & Safe travels!
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

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
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
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.

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

Vinh Hung Emerald Resort           
Thanh Binh Riverside Resort           

Vinh Hung Riverside Resort           

Hotel Royal Hoian MGallery           

Anantara Hoian Resort           

Quang Binh

Phong Nha Lake House Resort           
Sai Gon Quang Binh Hotel           

Sun Spa Resort & Villa           


Romance Hotel           
Hue Serene Palace           

Moonlight Hue           

Eldora Hue           

Indochine Palace Hue           

Pilgrimage Village Hue           

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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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