This itinerary designed for the travelers who did not have much time but still can have beautiful glimpse of the center of Vietnam included Hue and Hoi An – two world heritages with all the highlights in the most reasonable way.
Destination: Hue – Hoi An
Fly to Phu Bai airport. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to Hue city, the ancient capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945. Check in your hotel in Hue. Afternoon visit Thien Mu pagoda, the symbol of Hue city. On the way back, take a walk around Kim Long Village. It will be great chance to learn about lifestyle of local people there. Visit the hundred years old ancient house that belong the Mandarin of Royal Court in the village and talk to 84 years old lady – the granddaughter of the mandarin in the house.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
We will start our day by the cyclo trip from your hotel over famous Trang Tien Bridge to Dong Ba –the famous whole sales market in Hue. The cyclo even can take you by the area selling food in the market along Perfume River. From the market, we will follow the river bank toward to the area around the ancient citadel of Hue, getting over the streets, local shops for the over view of daily life and architecture of this famous citadel. The ride will be ended at Noon gate – the main entrance of Imperial Citadel for the walking tour to the inner area of the citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled from 1802 to 1945 including Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and Forbidden Purple City. At noon, visit Dong Thien Pagoda then experience the vegetarian lunch prepared by the nun. The Pagoda also run some kinder gartens for poor children and our visit will contribute directly to children in these classes. You also can interact with the nuns before visiting Tu Duc Tomb, discover beautiful and impressive architecture of this unique construction in Hue as well as the story of the King there. The rest of the afternoon is free at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Morning depart to Danang through famous Hai Van Pass. Upon arrival, visit Cham Museum with great collection of sand stone artifact from 4th to 13th century. Enjoy lunch at Apsara restaurant in Danang then drive to Hoi An along beautiful Non Nuoc Beach and Marble mountain. Arrive in Hoi An, the little attractive town very famous as living museum which was originally one of major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century.
Afternoon, take a walking tour to Hoi An ancient town. Visit Thang Loi Handicraft workshop in Phan Chu Trinh Street. You will have the chance to experience all the typical traditional handicraft of Hoi An, such as wood carving, mat weaving, lantern making, silk worm raising, spinning and weaving, table cloth making and embroidery picture. These handicrafts made great contribution to upgrade living standard of local people since Hoi An turn to be popular destination for the tourists. Then take a walk to Hoi An ancient town. We will start the walk from small alley from Phan Chu Trinh Street to Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street. This is the typical ancient street of Hoi An, that can show you great atmosphere of the ancient town. Visit the Japanese Cover Bridge – the symbol of Hoi An. After that visit Tan Ky, the most well-known and authentic ancient house in town. Then take a walk along the Nguyen Thai Hoc – the ancient street of Hoi An to the market of the town. Visit the local market of Hoi An and Phuc Kien Congressional Assembly Hall, the communal place for Chinese community from Fukien province in China as well the worshiping temple to Thien Hau, the Goddess protecting people on the sea – that was so important for the Chinese Merchant and Fishman in the past. Then you have free time for discovering the town on your own or shopping.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Morning depart for the cyclo trip to Cam Nam Village (this is exclusive discovery feature of ICT). The cyclo will take you from the town to Cam Nam Bridge. You will have the first stop for the photo opportunity of the activities and scenery on the Thu Bon River. Then the cyclo will take you along the Thu Bon River bank, where you can have another photo stop for panorama view of Hoi An from other side of river. You will ride along the riverside and cycle through local villages of Cam Nam. This is untouched area by tourism with very friendly and hospitable local people. You can see their daily life activities or even viewing the interior of their house and their life through always opened doors. The cyclo trip will be ended at green small canal covered by water coconut trees. Embark on the boat and take a cruise to Thu Bon River. You can experience the local daily life along river, such as fishing, farming, catching clam …. The rest of the day is at your leisure before departure time to the airport for the flight home.
End of Center Vietnam Stopover Tour 4 Days
• Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
• Accommodation in hotels (shared twin room)
• Meals as indicated
• English speaking guide
• Entrance fee to indicated sights
• Cyclo tour, boat trips
• Water & towels on the car/van/coach
• Other meals, tip, drinks, international flights & airport tax, single room, personal expenses, insurance,…
• The tour prices are subject to change during Christmas and New Year Eve (24 and 30 Dec)
Valid till 31 December 2015 (subject to change on 24 Dec and 31 Dec)
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City tour in Hue and Hoi An, cyclo trip in Hue and to the rural area of Hoi An, walk to Kim Long village, boat trip on Thu Bon river, visit Cham Museum.