Taking the fantastic trip to the center of Vietnam, you will have a great change to explore the majestic Imperial City of Hue, float along the Perfume River to the magnificent Royal Tombs where mirror different exotic architectural styles and stories of famous emperors. Crossing the high mountain pass of Hai Van, you will be amazed at the fabulous Marble Mountain and the charm of Hoi An city, once an ancient large trading port and the meeting point of remarkable cultures in the world.
Discovering the hidden treasures in the Central Vietnam
Opportunity to explore Vietnam's World Hertitages: Ancient Hue City, historical Hoi An City, Cham Tower in My Son
Time to relax on one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam - Lang Co beach
Biking to Tra Que Vegetable Village
Enjoying the nature and cultural life style of local people in the cetral Vietnam
Day 1 - Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City - Fly to Hue (-/L/): Air Plane - Car
Departure from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City by air to Hue. Upon arrive to Hue, you will be welcomed by our guide with private transfer to hotel in the city center for check into your hotel and enjoy city tour in the afternoon to visit Hue Citadel.
This tour will start at 14.30 and end at 16.30. You'll be picked up to visit Imperial Citadel once the seat of the Emperors of the powerful Nguyen Dynasty that ruled Vietnam from 1802 to 1945. You’ll begin with a stroll around the area between the Citadel’s massive walls and the defensive moat, now filled with lotus flowers. You’ll then enter via the Noon Gate to wander around the Thai Hoa Palace, the Pavilion housing the Nine Urns of the Nguyen rulers, and the remains of the Royal Palaces.
16.30 - 17.30: You'll visit the bustling Dong Ba market, which is one of the most famous markets in the Centre areas. Stay overnight in hotel in Hue.
Day 2 - Hue Citadel (B/L/D): Car
7.30 - 8.30: Breakfast at your hotel.
8.30 - 10.00: You'll be taken by car to visit Thien Mu Pagoda- a tranquil pagoda in the banks of the Perfume River.
10.00 - 12.00: Take a cruise along the Perfume River to the Royal Tombs of Minh Mang- the most majestic emperor and a staunch follower of Confucianism with many wives, concubines and a small army of children.
12.00 - 13.30: Drive back to Hue for lunch at a typical Vietnamese restaurant.
13.30 - 16.45: In the afternoon, you'll drive to visit Royal Tu Duc tomb, the "poet Emperor", is set in an elegant garden with a magnificent lake and pavilion complex. Then go to the Royal Khai Dinh tomb- is an unprepossessing concrete construction on the side of a wide valley. In the evening, you'll sit down for dinner in the pleasant surroundings and a comfortable atmosphere of another of the garden houses. The garden houses are a unique feature of Hue. The houses are traditional, privately owned, and set in attractive formal gardens.
At night: overnight in hotel in Hue.
Day 3 - Hue - A Private Transfer to Hoi An (B/L/-): Car
7.30 - 8.30: Breakfast at your hotel, you'll then be picked up to travel to Hoi An.
8.30 - 12.00: You’ll drive to Lang Co Beach and the lagoon far below. You'll then cross the high mountain pass of Hai Van with excellent view to see Da Nang spread out.
12.00 - 14.00: You’ll have lunch at local restaurant and have a brief to visit Cham museum, remarkable Hindu statuary.
14.00 - 15.45: Driver and guide will take you to visit Marble Mountain, Stone Carving village where you can admire the stone products of local people and Non Nuoc Beach.
15.45 - 17.30: You'll continue driving to Hoi An and have a visit Hoi An Town, and enjoy its considerable significance in the history of Vietnam town.
At night: stay overnight at a hotel in Hoi An.
Day 4 - Hoi An- My Son (B/L/-): Car
8.00 - 8.30: Have breakfast at your hotel.
8.30 - 11.15: Drive to visit the World Heritage My Son Sanctuary. The guide will show you the remains of the remarkable brick towers, and explain their origins and purposes.
11.15 - 12.00: You'll return to Hoi An. Rest of day will be free perhaps to stroll around the Old Quarter of relaxing on the beach. At night: stay overnight in hotel in Hoi An
Day 5 - Hoi An - Tra Que Village (B/L/-): Biking
In the morning, ride a bicycle to a local farm in Tra Que village. You will take a trip around the vegetable garden and join the farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake. Continue doing activities such as: raking, sowing, and watering greens, picking greens and many more gardening activities. Then spend the rest of the morning working the land in the time honored way, before breaking to prepare lunch with a local family.
After your lunch and the exertions in the the morning, take an even more traditional Vietnamese post-prandial nap before learning how to harvest and wrap the vegetables.
15:00: Bid farewell to your host family before riding back to Hoi An. On the way back, stop at Nhat tomb and Ba Le as well. The tour will be finished at 16:00.
Day 6 - Hoi An - Da Nang - Fly to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City (B/-/-): Air Plane
After breakfast, time for relaxing and preparing for check out before our guide & private car pick you up & transfer you to Da Nang Airport to see you off on your journey home. We would like to thank you for traveling with ODC Travel. Hope you will come back to Viet Nam to visit other parts of Vietnam. End of tour itinerary!
- Beware of your luggage and money
- Bring your passport to check in hotel
- Inform in advance if you are vegetarian.
- All customers must obey the order of your tour guide for your safety.
- Passengers are advised not to take along big luggage for convenience.
- Domestic flight tickets: Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City- Hue, Da Nang- Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh city
- Meals stated above
- Hotel 3*
- Boat trip on Huong River
- Tours and activities as stated above
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fees
What's Not Included
- Travel insurance
- Extra food and beverages
- Tips and personal expenses