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Vietnam Cultural Heartland 6 Days/5 Nights

Embark on a Vietnam cultural tour into the heart of the country and learn about its fascinating past. Departing from Hanoi. arrive into the Imperial city of Hue and explore the ancient Citadel, tombs and pagodas of this peaceful, leafy town, then journey to Danang and walk the sands of the renowned China Beach. Visit the ancient Cham ruins of My Son en route to Hoi An, where you will find a quaint, beautifully preserved UNESCO heritage listed town, with a mixture of Chinese, Japanese & European influences evident in the town’s historic old quarter. Once a key trading point on the Dutch spice trade route, you will now discover hundreds of tailor shops, supurb restaurants, cookings schools, art galleries, colourful silk lanterns, and interesting architecture. At the end of this 6 day 'heartland of Vietnam' cultural tour transfer to Danang airport for your onward travels.
Tour Highlights:
  • A fascinating and informative Vietnam cultural tour of the country's most ancient and famous towns
  • The opportunity to relax on famous China Beach during the Summer months
  • Wandering the quaint streets of Hoi An, shopping, relaxing on the beach during Summer and enjoying its delicious cuisine!
In brief:
Day 1: Hanoi - Hue
Day 2:  Hue - Da Nang 
Day 3: Da Nang My Son Day Trip
Day 4:  Da Nang - Hoi An
Day 5: Hoi An
Day 6: Hoi An – Da Nang

Day 1: Hanoi – Hue

Half day city tour of Hanoi before afternoon flight to Hue. Evening at leisure.

Day 2: Hue – Danang (B, L)

After breakfast we’ll begin with a cruise along the romantic Perfume River, passing opulent palaces and gardens of the 19th century Nguyen kings. We then dine in a fine local restaurant and sample some Hue delicacies. After lunch we transfer to Da Nang – this is a spectacular coastal drive along the south China Sea, arriving in Danang late afternoon.

Day 3: Danang – My Son day trip (B,L)

After breakfast, we embark on a day trip to My Son, via the Cham Museum board our bus to visit Cham museum before we continue to My Son. Located 60 km. from Da Nang, My Son is considered to be one of the best-preserved Cham centers in Vietnam, it is also the former capital of the ancient Cham civilization that ruled Central Vietnam from the second to the thirteenth century. Their religion was primarily derived from Indian Hinduism, although as at Angkor Wat the tower structures are dedicated to the former divine Cham monarchs themselves. The complex is comprised of seventy towers and temples. My Son is now one of four World Heritage-listed sites in Vietnam. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 4: Danang - Hoi An (B, L)

After leaving Danang we drive the short distance to the delightful town of Hoi An approximately 30km away. Once in Hoi An we will check into our hotel before embarking on an orientation tour of this ancient trading town. We spend our time walking around the historic town soaking up the atmosphere, exploring the many Chinese assembly halls and fascinating ancestral homes some of which have been occupied by the same family for fifteen generations. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 5: Hoi An tailoring and cooking day (B, L)

Enjoy a morning market tour to gather fresh produce for you half day cooking class! Hoi An is a culinary town and you will learn some of its delicious recipes in this half day cooking class. Of course, lunch will be the fruits of your rewards!
After lunch we will take a local sampan down Hoi An river to visit traditional handicraft villages. Evening at leisure.

Day 6: Hoi An – Danang (B)

Departure day – trip ends

Prices: From US$550 per person based on two people traveling in standard accommodation.
Please contact us to customize this itinerary and price to meet your needs and budget.
Trip Included:
  • English speaking guide/s
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Accommodation based on twin sharing with breakfast included
  • Food as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Domestic flights from Hanoi - Hue
  • All entrance fees as per itinerary

Trip Excluded :

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visa and visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuity

Additional Information:

  • Prices are per person (US$), based on double occupancy
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Mondays & Fridays from Mid-September to Mid-November.
  • Price excludes Personal expenses, gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Vietnam & Foreign departure taxes, fees and fuel surcharges are not included (subject to change).
  • Holiday surcharges and/or compulsory gala dinners apply between Dec. 23 - Jan. 02 and during period of Lunar New Year.
  • Vietnam visa required. Not included in package and can be arranged in two days.
  • Prices subject to change without notice

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