06 DAYS CENTRAL BEACH AND CULTURE IN STYLE (6 days/ 5 nights)
Transport: Car, flight
City & around
Danang - Hoi An - Tra Que village - Hue
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Itinerary : DAY 1:DANANG - ARRIVAL - HOI AN (-/-/-) Meet at Danang International Airport and transfer to Hoi An. Accommodation at resort
DAY 2:HOI AN (B/-/-) HOI AN AND SURROUNDINGS (08:00 – 13:30) Explore the Ancient Town of Hoi An and its surroundings. Known to early Western merchants, Hoi An was one of the major trading centres of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. Hoi An has a mixed Chinese-Vietnamese atmosphere with low, tiled-roof houses and narrow streets; the original structure of some of these streets is still virtually intact. Many of the houses are constructed of rare timbers and decorated with lacquer panels engraved with Chinese characters and pillars carved with ornamental designs. Take a short boat ride across the river to a boat builder’s yard and woodcarvers. You will also visit a pottery and brick-making village. Return to the town for a discovery tour on foot through Hoi An Ancient Town which has been enlisted as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 1999. You will visit some of the historic merchant and community houses, places of worship and famous bridges. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the beach. Accommodation at resort
DAY 3:HOI AN (B/-/-) CYCLING TO TRA QUE VEGETABLE VILLAGE (08:00 – 12:00) Commence the tour with a leisurely bicycle ride along picturesque country roads outside Hoi An to a local farm in Tra Que vegetable village, a charming little farming community on the edge of Hoi An. Tra Que village was named after the sweet scented vegetables that spice up local dishes. Upon arrival, take a short tour around the vegetable gardens and watch the farmers in preparing and fertilizing the land. Learn more about the local produce and farming techniques. Cycle back to Hoi An and take advantage of the endless photo opportunities. Afternoon at leisure on the beach. Accommodation at resort
DAY 4:HOI AN - HUE (B/-/-) It is a very scenic drive via the Hai Van Pass to the former Imperial capital of Hue. This town is known for its magnificent Citadel, Royal Tombs and temples built on the banks of the Perfume River. Afternoon at leisure. Accommodation at Ana Mandara Hue, Beach Villa.
DAY 5: HUE (B/L/-) FULL DAY HUE CITY TOUR Enjoy a scenic boat trip on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious worship in Hue. In the afternoon, visit the Hue Citadel. The Hue Citadel is situated on the Northern bank of the Perfume River and built by Emperor Gia Long it was designed for the exclusive use of the Emperor and his household. The Citadel is a square 2 km wall encompassing 3 walled enclosures; the Citadel, Kinh Thanh Hue, the Yellow Imperial city, Hoang Thanh and in the centre the Forbidden Purple city Tu Cam Thanh where the Emperor lived. The Hue royal complex has been officially recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Continue your tour with a visit to Tu Duc and Khai Dinh Royal Tombs, considered to be two of the three most beautiful mausoleums around Hue. Construction of the tombs was meticulous carried out starting whilst the king was still alive in order to ensure his comfort in the next life. Most of the tombs have courtyards, a temple for worship, statues of elephants and figures and a pond, but the layout of each is different reflecting differing each king’s personality and style. Accommodation at resort DAY 6:HUE - DEPARTURE (B/-/-) Transfer to airport for your onward flight (airfare not included in package price).