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Central Vietnam Grand Discovery

Da Nang - Hoi An - Hue - Phong Nha
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Overview

Overview

Central Vietnam Grand Discovery
In Central Vietnam, it is truly for the gold adventurers, foodies, history buffs, beach bums or travel photographers to reach the beautiful places. This 9 day adventure package highlights the best destinations and some activities such as exploring the Imperial city of Hue; enjoying interesting local food; ordering your custom-made suit in Hoi An; trekking the avid caves in Phong Nha; …. Don’t miss this region!

Highlights

  • Visit a village in the water coconut forest
  • See a cooking demonstration before preparing your own lunch
  • Enjoy the beautiful of Golden Hand Bridge
  • Discover fascinating history of Champa culture in My Son
  • Enjoy the beauty of Cua Dai beach
  • Visit Phong Nha – one of the world’s largest caves
  • Enjoy the atmospheric imperial capital of Huế
  • Experience a slow pace of life when you walk around the impossibly atmospheric Ancient Town of Hoi An

Tour Itinerary

Arrive at Danang International Airport. You will meet our tour guide and transfer straight to the hotel in Hoian
Check in at the hotel and have free time to relax

Meal: n/a

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

8:30 AM Your jeep and guide will meet you at your hotel to begin your day cruising through the country lanes and villages in Hoi An. After crossing the Cua Dai bridge with its spectacular views of Hoi An the river system, we arrive at the fishing village which is alive with activity as the market traders sell their evenings catch. Explore the village and take photos before visiting a house where local fish sauce is made. We sit to enjoy a local coffee.

Central Vietnam Grand Discovery
The local makes fish sauce

We continue our journey to an amazing village, home to 7 hectares of water coconut palm. Having an opportunity to learn how to row this unique bamboo basket boat. Learn about the daily life of local people, learn how to paddle the Vietnamese unique bamboo basket boat.
After that, we make our way by jeep to the famous village of Tra Que which is famous for its fresh local herbs and vegetables. Your local village hosts will provide you with a cooking demonstration and show you some of the local specialties. Then it’s time to roll up your sleeves and try your hand at preparing your own Hoi An specialty lunch. Sit back and enjoy your culinary creations at the family table overlooking the locals tending their arable land. Before we set off on our tour of the village, it’s time to relax and enjoy a traditional foot massage in the fragrant garden.

Central Vietnam Grand Discovery
Tra Que vegetable village

Then, they will take you on a tour of the village. Enjoy the nurseries and herb gardens, learn about the unique algae and its nourishing impacts on the soil. Jump right in and see how the plots are planted, tended and watered with the guidance of local family farmers. We continue our journey in the countryside to a very old pagoda and the pottery village of Thanh Ha. After that, your jeep will return you to your hotel around 3:30 PM.

Meal: Breakfast/Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

9:00 Depart from your hotel for your “off the beaten track” cycling route that takes you through the Hoi An countryside and local villages. We meander along the river track enjoying the cool breeze along the way.
10:30 Head over the Duy Hai bridge which offers spectacular views of Hoi An, the river system, mountains and out to sea and the Cham Islands for Duy Hai fishing hub. Enjoy an epic ride through the bustling Duy Nghia hamlet, along dirt roads, farms, fields, fishing villages and schools. A cycle loop that weaves a long story of the land and life.
13:00 Enjoy a delicious lunch.
14:00 We take the drive to My Son and arrive to the haunting sound of Cham music, where we stop to take in the vibrantly dressed dancers enjoying a traditional dance performance. Your walking tour to the Cham ruins begins with a short ascent along a track bordered by jungle. As we reach the top, the ancient ruins appear. While you explore the area your guide will explain the history of the religious site which served as a burial site for the Cham monarchs many centuries ago.

Central Vietnam Grand Discovery
My Son Sanctuary

17:30 Return to your hotel.

Meal: Breakfast/Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

You will have a free day to enjoy your time on the most beautiful beaches of Hoi An. Try immersing in nature at Cua Dai Beach.

Central Vietnam Grand Discovery
Cua Dai beach

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

Free for relaxing and swimming till pickup at the hotel at 10am for Golden hand bridge. We advise a late start to beat the crowds that flock to the Golden Hand Bridge and Ba Na Hills. The adventure begins by taking the most modern Cable Car in Southeast Asia – and the world’s longest – to the top of mountains. On arrival explore Le Jardin D’Amour (consisting of 9 gardens) and the Linh Ung Pagoda. Enjoy walking on the Golden Bridge which nestles in the forested hills supported by two giant concrete hands that materialize through the trees. The Golden Bridge is 148.6 m long, with 8 spans, the largest span being 21.2 m. The bridge sits 1414 m above sea level.

Central Vietnam Grand Discovery
Golden Hand Bridge

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Danang

08:00: Pickup at the hotel. And transfer to train stationto Hue. Today, we will spend a full day touring Hue city.
Upon arrival, you will visit Old Imperial City, Flag Tower, Thien Mu Pagoda and Dong Ba bustling market. Lunch at the local restaurant.

Central Vietnam Grand Discovery
Hue ancient citadel

In the afternoon: visit Royal Tombs of Minh Mang and Khai Dinh. We will also visit a Conical hat village and incense stick village. Then enjoy your free time to explore Hue city.

Meal: Breakfast/Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Pick up at the airport by the driver and transfer to the train station.
Catch the train to Dong Hoi for about 3 hours.
Transfer to the hotel in Dong Hoi city for relaxing.
Enjoy free time to explore the city

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Quang Binh

08h30: Our Bus and tour guide picks up at your hotel and transferred to the entrance of Phong Nha National Park to visit animal rehabilitation areas, primates, rodents…
09h30 – Trek up Len Hai mountain (400m above the sea level) through primary forests. This is a hilling trail and hard trek for regular tourists
12h00: Have BBQ luch in the forest near by stream where you can swim after lunch

Central Vietnam Grand Discovery
Trekking and hiking

15h30: Arrival Rao Con valley and Bru Van Kieu village. You will have chance to visit a small untouched Bru Van Kieu minority group and chating with local people.
16h00: Visit the school in the village. You will also have an opportunity to meet more children in the classes and the teachers for a chat about the school, its ethos and teaching programs.

Central Vietnam Grand Discovery
Bru Van Kieu ethnic people

18h00: Have dinner and stay overnight at a family in Rao Con village

Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay in Rao Con village

08h30: Our Bus and tour guide picks up at your hotel and transferred to the entrance of Phong Nha National Park to visit animal rehabilitation areas, primates, rodents…
09h30 – Trek up Len Hai mountain (400m above the sea level) through primary forests. This is a hilling trail and hard trek for regular tourists
12h00: Have BBQ luch in the forest near by stream where you can swim after lunch

Central Vietnam Grand Discovery
Trekking and hiking

06h30: Have breakfast at homestay
07h00: Treeking to National park heading to road N0 20 (8kms)
09h30: The bus and tour guide will pick you up and start a dreamy trip to stunning scenery with thousands of limestone mountains and Ho Chi Minh trails (the trails were built during the “American War” to get troops and material to the south to help in fighting on the southern side of the DMZ line).
10h15: Visit Paradise cave – the Cave was labeled the World’s most beautiful and magnificent. It has the length of 31.4 kms and is the longest dry cave in Asia. With naturally primitive features, Paradise Cave looks like a landscape painting, making it very attractive to visitors.

Central Vietnam Grand Discovery
Dark cave in Phong Nha

12h30: Bus picks up to go to Dark cave and have lunch at Dark cave restaurant with Vietnamese traditional dishes.
13h30: You will explore Dark cave. The cave is really amazing where you can experience many adventure activities such as Zipline, mud bathing, kayaking on Chay river and swimming.
16h30: Back to Phong Nha town
Tour ends!

Meal: Breakfast/Lunch

Accommodation: N/A

Important Note*

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • The itinerary can be customized basing on your interests (you can extend your stay at each location, add/remove activities)

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Note*:

  • The tour price would vary much depending on your group size, tourtype (group/private), grade of accommodation, and date of departure. Please book the tour or contact us for a free quotation.
  • Similar hotels are selected if any of above are booked
  • Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request

Booking Policy

Price Includes

  • Overnights in selected hotels or similar
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Transfers as mentioned by air-conditioned vehicles (including airport pick up & see off)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

Price excludes

  • Meals and services other than those noted in the itinerary
  • Visa stamping fee
  • International flights pre/post tour
  • Laundry, telephone calls, and personal expenditures
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, porters, boat crew, and personal, non-itinerary services

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation received 60 days or more before arrival date: 10% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 20% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
  • Cancellation received less than 7 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate

Children Policy

  • For infant (<02 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 02 – 10 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 02 – 10 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 02 – 10 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate
  • from 11 years old: 100% adult rate

Note*: The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults

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