Day 1 Arrival – HUE (B/-/-)
You are met on arrival at Phu Bai Airport, transferred to hotel for check in.
Free afternoon for short walks in Hue ancient city, where is known as the feudal capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945 ruled by Nguyen Dynasty.
O/N in Hue.
Day 2 FULL DAY HUE CITY TOUR (B/-/-)
After breakfast at hotel, we have a boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River visits Hue?s best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda. Then we start our sightseeing tour with the massive citadel consisting of the Imperial Citadel including Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace and the Purple Forbidden City. This royal residence was all but destroyed during the 1968 Tet Offensive, however it is still fascinating to walk among the ruins. Close to this masterpiece is Hue Imperial Museum which displays an interesting collections of bronzes, Chinaware, court robes and various emperors? personal belongings.
In the afternoon visit the elaborate mausoleums of emperors Tu Duc and Minh Mang, where all things were put in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. Those impressive landmarks reflects the beautiful architecture, intricate decor and mysterious statues
Later on, we will stop by the bustling Dong Ba Market that sells a wide variety of local goods and handicrafts. Along the way we pass many fantastic eating spots, all ideal for visitors to sample some local delicacies
O/N in Hue.
Day 3 HUE – DANANG – HOIAN (B/-/-)
Depart for Danang. The scenic 4-hour drive will be via Hai Van Pass known as one of Vietnam?s most impressive panoramic scenes offering spectacular views of mountains, the sea, idyllic beaches and villages (we can choose the shorter way by driving through the tunnel). On the way to Hoi An, we will stop by one very famous Cham Museum. This structure contains many exquisite limestone carvings from the vanquished Kingdom of Champa which has been the central coastal littoral prior to the march of the Vietnamese nation south. And then if you are interested in more discoveries, we will go up to see Marble Mountains with its beautiful grottoes and temples. Then continuing further south to Hoi An, which was originally one of major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century.
O/N in Hoi An.
Day 4 HOIAN – Departure (B/-/-)
In this morning, after having breakfast. We will make our way to Hoi An which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. There are plenty to see in this tranquil and delightful town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tamky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda and the vibrant market. We include these sights in an enchanting walking tour past many low tiled houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls which reflect the town’s multi-cultural past
At leisure until transfer to Danang Airport for departure flight (check out hotel before 12h00)