Central Vietnam Heritage Tour

Are you planning a trip to Central Vietnam? Would you like to explore the top list of UNESCO's natural & cutural heritages : Phong Nha - Ke Bang national park, Hue Imperial City's monuments, Hoi An ancient town & My Son Holly Land? Please, have this 8 day Central Vietnam Heritage tour reviewed for the details and plan your great journey to explore this beautiful region with us..... !
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General information of this 8 day Central Vietnam Heritage Journey to Quang Binh, Hue,Da Nang & Hoi An.

Central Vietnam is the coastal line of many UNESCO heritages in Vietnam including Phong Nha - Ke Bang national park ( the world’s natural heritage), Imperial City of Hue, Hoi An Ancient Town & My Son Holly Land, representing its rich cultures, interesting history, natural landscapes & hospitable people.

Unesco natural heritage Phong Nha- Ke Bang

The view of Phong Nha Ke Bang national park from boat ride on Son river

In this 8 day Central Vietnam Heritage Tour, you can expect to visit those cultural & natural heritages : exploring the natural beauty of Phong Nha - Ke Bang national park by boat ride & hike to Phong Nha cave & Paradise grotto in Quang Binh province, or admiring majestic mountains & tropical forest in Bach Ma national park & Ba Na hills with inspiring Golden Bridge in Da Nang city; getting to know royal cultures on our visit to Hue Imperial city & My Son Sanctuary; exposing ourselves to Vietnam’s historic events in Vietnam wars with American when paying a trip to historical sites in Quang Tri province; and surely having an interesting insight of mixed ancient architectures of Chinese, French, Japanese & Vietnamese in this journey to Hoi An Ancient town, which was ever a famous international trading port in Central Vietnam.

Hue City- Khai Dinh Mausoleum

Khai Dinh mausoleum - Hue city

In this journey, you can start the trip with a flight to Da Nang international airport & journey onward to Hoi An, My Son, Hue, Quang Tri, then Quang Binh ; or start with Quang Binh by trains or flights from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh city, then travel to Quang Tri, Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An….

Brief travel itinerary of 8 day Central Vietnam Heritage Tour.

  • Day 1. Dong Hoi airport pick -up and Phong Nha- Ke Bang national park exploration to Phong Nha & Paradise Grottoes.Overnight in 3*** Chay Lap Farmstay (L)
  • Day 2. Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park -  DMZ area visiting Vinh Moc Tunnel - Hien Luong Bridge - Ben Hai River - Hue.Overnight in 3*** Rosaleen hotel Hue (B,L)
  • Day 3. Hue royal city exploration.Overnight in 3*** Rosaleen Hotel Hue (B,L)
  • Day 4. Hue visit to Bach Ma national park - Hoi An. Overnight in 3*** Hoi An Longlife Riverside hotel (B,L)
  • Day 5.Explore UNESCO cultural heritages of My Son Sanctuary & Hoi An Ancient town.Overnight in 3*** Hoi An Longlife Riverside hotel (B,L)
  • Day 6.Hoi An biking tour to Tra Que village & cooking class.Overnight in 3*** Hoi An Longlife Riverside Hotel ( B,L)
  • Day 7.Central Vietnam heritage tour to Ba Na hills with Golden Bridge & Marble Mountains.Overnight in 3*** Hoi An Longlife Riverside Hotel (B,L)
  • Day 8. Da Nang departure (B)

Minh Mang Tomb

The special highlights of this Central Vietnam Heritage Package.

  • Indulge yourselves in famous UNESCO heritage sites of Central Vietnam : from the natural heritage to the cultural ones.
  • Scenic boat ride along Son river admiring the limestone mountain setting of Phong Nha- Ke Bang national park.
  • Expose ourselves to pristinely natural Phong Nha & Paradise grottoes of outstanding stalgmites & staglatites, to off-beaten- path Bach Ma national park & to pleasant climate of Ba Na Hills with enchanting Golden Bridge.
  • An interesting exploration to demilitearized zone (DMZ) in Quang Tri ,where was ever the fiercest & bloodiest frontline between Vietnam & United States during Vietnam wars.
  • Get to know about the history of Vietnam : the last feudal dynasty with the capital in Hue, the ancientChampa Kingdom of Cham people & famous international Hoi An trading port in Central Vietnam.
  • Experience beautiful coastal lines of smooth & white-sand beaches such as Dong Hoi, Lang Co, My Khe beaches : chances for great beach breaks & fasionable sun-tanned skin.

Royal Palace Hue city

Overview of Hue Royal Palace

More photos of this Central Vietnam travel package.

Hoi An ancient street

A corner of Hoi An ancient city

Golden Bridge - Da Nang city

Enchanting Golden Bridge - Ba Na Hills

My Son Holly land

Champa kingdom in My Son Sanctuary

Paradise cave - Phong nha national park

Paradise cave of beautiful stalagtites

The detailed travel program of 8 day Central Vietnam Heritage Travel Package

Day 1: Dong Hoi airport pick -up and transfe to the UNESCO's natural heritage of Phong Nha - Ke Bang national park, pay a visit to Phong Nha cave &  Paradise cave.Overnight in Chay Lap farmstay (L)

Upon your arrival, our car with driver & tourguide pick you up from Dong Hoi airport or Dong Hoi railway station and transfer to the Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park which was recognized as the UNESCO's natural heritage in 2003.

Doing a scenic boat ride along Son river admiring majestic mountain settings and exploring the Phong Nha grotto: the longest cave in Southeast Asia, enjoy the scenery of spectacular limestone mountains, underground river system and unique stalactite blocks created by the nature mother.

Phong Nha national park - Paradise cave

Besutiful setting of Paradise cave - Phong Nha Ke Bang national park

Lunch in a local restaurant with local dishes.

Continue the journey to visit the Paradise Cave, discovered in 2005 by the British Cave Research Association, It’s a largest and most beautiful cave in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang national park.It is said that the cave's beauty is reminiscent of an imperial palace and very well-resented with easy access, great walkways, and excellent feature lighting which made it extra special.

You will take the electrical car from the ticket checking point to the foothills of the cave (2km), then hike along under the jungle to the entrance of the Paradise cave.Admire countless stalactites with different shapes up to your imagination: typical terraced rice civilization, Champa tower, Buddha Guanyin, Communal House of Highlands Vietnam...

Transfer to Chay Lap farmstay, check-in & be free at leisure.

Day 2. Phong Nha – Vinh Moc Tunnels – Hue.Overnight in 3*** Rosaleen boutique hotel (B,L)

Morning departure from Chay Lap homestay heading South towards Hue - a day of great insight of the fiercest frontlines by 17th Parallel - the separation point between the North & the South during Vietnam wars with America. En route stops to include Vinh Moc tunnel, DMZ bridge (Hien Luong bridge, Ben Hai river, 17th parallel).Lunch in Dong Ha then heading to Hue.

Check-in & be free at leisure in Rosaleen hotel.

Hien Luong Bridge - Quang Tri

Ben Hai River- Hien Luong Bridge - the separation point between the North & the South Vietnam

Day 3. Hue Impperial city's monument ( cultural heritage) exploration.Overnight in 3*** Rosaleen hotel (B,L)

After breakfasttransfer for visiting Dong Ba Market to see the daily life of local people then to Thien Mu pagoda - The oldest pagoda in Hue City. After that visiting Imperial Citadel of Royal Dynasty of Nguyen Family (1802 - 1945) & Royal Antiques Museum - A collection of ornaments from the Nguyen dynasty. Lunch at the local restaurant.

The entrance to Royal Palace

The entrance to Hue Royal Palace

After lunch, continues to visit Khai Dinh King’s Tomb – a blend of Western and Eastern architecture. Minh Mang King’s Tomb, one is impressed by the majesty and symmetry of the architectural constructions. After visiting Minh Mang tomb, we will travel to conical hat village to see how craftsmen make this beautiful product and get a chance to interact with locals.
Say good bye to the village, the car takes us back to your hotel.

Day 4.Hue city- Bach Ma national park- Hoi An.Overnight in 3*** Hoi An Longlife riverside hotel (B,L)

At 7:30 am: Our car and English speaking tour guide will pick you up your hotel  and begin Bach Ma National Park day trip.

Arrive at the Visitor Center, which is near the gate of the Bach Ma national Park. Here, you will be given brief information about Bach Ma National Park and its biodiversity potential, learn more about its significance and conservation of the fauna and flora. Besides from these, you can see many samples and pictures of animals of the Park.

Then you will continue the tour by exploring Bach Ma summit, which is 1.450m above the sea level. Here, you will visit Hai Vong Dai, where you can have a panoramic view of mountains, lagoons, villages such as Lang Co beach, Hai Van pass, Truoi lake, Cau Hai lagoon, Chan May port

Hai Vong Dai view to the surrounding region

Photo at Hai Vong Dai - the highest point of Bach Ma national park

After visiting Hai Vong Dai, the car will take you to the parking area at km 17 and continues to explore Five Lakes, arranging from Lake no.1 to Lake no. 5.  You will stop at Lake No. 5 to take a rest, have a light lunch and then soak in cool water of the lake.

After that, you will continue trekking to Do Quyen waterfall, a beautiful and majestic waterfall of the national park. Do Quyen waterfall is about 300m in height. From the top of the waterfall, you will have a good view of water falling to the rocks, see the forest below and clouds on the sky. To make the trip more exciting, you can get to the foot of the waterfall by passing more than 600 steps. It may sound as a tiring trip,but it will be a good idea for those who want to challenge themselves. The beauty of the waterfall viewed from its foot is worth your effort. Don’t forget to take some photos to show your friends that you have been here.

Lang Co beach- hai Van Pass

The view of Lang Co Beach from Hai Van Pass

At 4:00 p.m: finish the trek in Bach Ma national park and depart to Hoi An ancient town.En route, stop to see the scenic fishing village Lang Co beach. Lang Co beach attracts visitors with its stunning white sand beaches and crystal blue water. After passing Lang Co beach, we drive for 20km on Sea cloud pass (Hai Van pass) - the highest pass in the country and one of the most scenic and historic hillside roads in Vietnam.

18h30.Arrive in Hoi An ancient town, check in the hotel & relax at leisure.

Day 5. Day trip to My Son Sunctuary & Hoi An ancient town.Overnight in 3***  Hoi An Longlife riverside hotel (B,L)

A day filled with history, culture and architectural delights. Start the tour at My Son Sanctuary, the capital of the Champa Kingdom from the 4th to the 13th century. Then move on to the delightful Hoi An and its perfectly preserved ancient town dating back to the 15th century.

We will begin our day trip with a visit to the capital and religious center of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beautifully situated in a lush green valley, there are dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th century. After concluding the first half of the tour, we will have lunch at a local restaurant.

My Son Holly Land

My Son Sanctuary

In the afternoon, we will discover the city of Hoi An on foot. The historic town, which used to be a prosperous seaport city from the 16th to 18th century, is now a wonderful city that cannot be missed while touring the Southeast Asian region. While walking through the city, we will make a few stop to visit Hoi An Museum, many of the town’s renowned Ancient Houses which boast remarkable architecture, Assembly Halls of Chinese influence; Art Craft Manufacturing Workshop and of course the must-see Japanese Covered Bridge. These spots are considered as typical architecture styles in Hoi An and reflect clearly the cross culture among France, Japan, China and Vietnam… Passing over hundreds of year and withstanding the severity of the weather, Hoi An still exists and keeps the ancient and quiet beauty.

Back to your hotel and  free at leisure              

Hoi An ancient city

Ancient city of Hoi An

Day 6. Hoi An bike tour to Tra Que village & cooking class.Overnight in 3*** Hoi An Longlife Riverside hotel (B,L)

08.00, our guide will pick you up from hotel and start biking tour to Tra Que Village - the famous village of planting organic vegetable in the region.

A short stroll will take you around the vegetable garden and then you can join the farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake. The following steps are raking the ground, sowing, watering, picking vegetables and many other gardening activities. After all these activities, you will take a short rest before getting to prepare a lunch with a local family.

Tra Que vegetable village - Biking Tour

Biking tour & cooking lession in Tra Que vegetable village

Your lunch will consist of many local delicacies including ‘Tam Huu’ spring roll, Banh Xeo or local pancake of people in Vietnam middle region. you can join the cooking with the chef on these meals. After your morning excursions and your lunch, you will take a Vietnamese traditional post-prandial nap before learning how to harvest and wrap the vegetables

13h30 p.m, saying good bye with the local family and cycle back to the hotel in Hoi An and be free at leisure.

Day 7 .Hoi An day trip to Ba Na hill & Mable Mountain. Overnight in 3*** Hoi An Long life riverside hotel (B,L)

At 8:00 am: Our car and tourguide will pick up at your hotel in Hoi An and transfer to Ba Na hills. You will explore Ba Na hills with many attractions:

  • Linh Ung pagoda
  • Flower garden with highlight ” Golden Bridge”
  • Fantasy park
  • French village
  • Le Jardin Wines tunnel
  • Linh Chua Linh Tu temple

Golden Bridge - Da Nang city

Inspiring Golden Bridge - Ba Na hills

After finishing visiting Ba Na hills and enjoying lunch there, we will depart to visit Marble Mountain: Thuy Mountain where located unique pagodas system in the caves. On the top of the mountain, you can see a panoramic view of Da Nang city. Besides, in Non Nuoc stone carving village – a village near Marble Mountain, you can see a marble statue made by the hands of the artists.

After visiting Marble Mountain, we will go back Hoi an. Drop you off at your hotel in Hoi An.

Day 8. Da Nang departure (B)

After breakfast, you have free time for shopping & relaxing till getting picked up and transfered to Da Nang airport for your flight on ward.See you in another trip to Vietnam.

Price: Call.
Single supplement: usd.

Inclusions :

  • Tourguide of English speaking following the travel itinerary.
  • Entrance sight-seeing fees of mentioned visiting places following the stated itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation as mentioned in the program in Quang Binh, Hue & Hoi An.
  • Private car transfer with driver during the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner).
  • Return cable car fees to visit Ba Na hills & Golden Bridge.
  • Boat ride in Phong Nha cave.
  • Biking rental fees to Tra Que village in Hoi An

Exclusions :

  • Drinks, personal expences, tips to guide & driver,online payment fees, visa, flight tickets……..
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