Looking for a little bit of everything? This 7-day package offers the best of Central Vietnam, from historical highlights and impressive tourist attractions to stunning natural landscapes, cultural diversity, and an array of fabulous local cuisine around every corner. Pack your camera and an extra suitcase for all the souvenirs you will buy as you travel through Hue, Danang, and Hoi An on a guided tour complied of the best-of-the-best activities, meals, and excursions.
Day 1: Danang Arrival
Day 2: Hue City - Thien Mu Pagoda
Day 3: Hai Van Mountain Pass - Danang
Day 4: Ba Na Hills - French Village - Golden Bridge
Day 5: Hoi An - Tra Que vegetable village
Day 6: Hoi An Memories Show
Day 7: Danang Departure
DAY 1: DANANG ARRIVAL (D)
Welcome to Vietnam’s impressive central region, filled with legendary historical monuments, rich cultural diversity, and a wealth of locations to explore. Upon arrival to Danang International Airport, meet your local guide and head two hours up the coast to Hue, a tranquil beautiful city known as Vietnam’s political capital during the Nguyen dynasty’s reign from 1802 – 1945. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, Hue provides an impressive background for photographers and history buffs alike with its royal tombs, ancient pagodas, and lush scenery.
Upon arrival to your hotel, relax until evening falls. Your introduction to the city begins with an evening street food tour on the back of a vintage Vespa. Zoom along the Perfume River and stop at bustling local restaurants to try classic Hue dishes like BBQ skewers, savoury pancakes, seafood dishes, and of course., the celebrated Bun Bo Hue.
Overnight in Hue.
DAY 2: HUE IMPERIAL CITY (B,L)
Start the morning with a tour of the Imperial Citadel, modeled on Beijing’s Forbidden City. The 19th century palace’s detailed stonework and pavilions still retain a feeling of regal grandeur, and restoration is under way to repair the damage that befell it during the Second Indochina War in the 1960s. Continue along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, long regarded as the symbol of Hue since its foundation in 1601. Take your best selfie with the octagonal seven-tier stupa surrounded by trees, blooming flowers, and the banks of the river.
Pause for lunch in a traditional garden house restaurant and feast on a typical Hue-style lunch you’re your group before heading to Emperor Ming Mang’s tomb, an impressive royal tomb built from 1840 - 1843. Set amidst tranquil gardens and ponds and inspired by Chinese Confucianism, the harmonious design of balance and symmetry is the ideal spot for an emperor’s resting place. Compare it to Emperor Khai Dinh’s tomb, the last stop of the day tour, and let the guide know which one you prefer. Completed in 1931, its modernised design showcases an eclectic mix of Vietnamese and European motifs, much different from that of other tombs in the area.
Overnight in Hue.
DAY 3: HUE - DANANG (B,L)
Check out of the hotel after breakfast and return to Danang with a private transfer south along the coast, passing photogenic fishing villages in Lang Co, hidden beaches, tranquil villages, and the winding cloud covered Hai Van Mountain Pass. Once you arrive to Da Nang, spend the day at leisure on the beach or by your hotel’s swimming pool.
Overnight in Danang.
DAY 4: BA NA HILLS & GOLDEN BRIDGE (B,L)
Don’t forget your camera and selfie stick today as we visit Sun World’s Ba Na Hills, Vietnam’s most celebrated amusement park and recreational center. To reach the park, you must take a ride on one of the world’s longest and highest cable car rides to a scenic resort village at 1,487m above sea level. Then, make sure to check out Le Jardin d’Amour’s stunning flowers and statues as well as Linh Ung Pagoda, a tranquil space featuring a huge statue of Lady Bodhisattva.
Wander through the idyllic streets of the French Village, inspired by Renaissance European architecture before the moment you have been waiting for, crossing Buddha’s hands holding up the iconic Golden Bridge. Voted by TIME magazine in 2018 as one of the world’s “Top 10 best destinations” and admired by The Guardian as “the world’s most impressive pedestrian bridge”, this 150m long bridge sits at 1414m above sea level and makes the perfect backdrop from your Instagram photos and Tiktok videos!
After a buffet lunch at the resort’s restaurant, complete your day with a stop at Fantasy Park, dubbed as one of the most modern indoor game centers in Asia, or head down from the hotels and spend some time at the beach or at your hotel.
Overnight in Danang.
DAY 5: THE TRADITIONAL VILLAGES OF HOI AN (B,L)
Check-out of your hotel after breakfast and transfer by private car on a 30-minute drive south to Hoi An. Then, hop on a bike and cycle through the lush tropical countryside and vibrant rice paddies to Tra Que vegetable village. A local chef will take you through the village’s gardens, teaching you about the different types of organic herbs and vegetables grown here. Collect the ingredients and take them to your cooking class, preparing classic Vietnamese dishes like Banh Xeo, Nem Tuoi, and Tam Huu salad for your lunch.
Next up is Cam Thanh Water Coconut Village along the banks of the Thu Bon River. Take a local boat to Cua Dai Beach to see traditional fishing methods that local fishermen use to catch fish. Finish up with an exciting bamboo basket boat ride through a gorgeous mangrove forest and see who can catch the smallest crabs during a fisherman race!
Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 6: THE ANCIENT TOWN AND HOI AN MEMORIES SHOW (B,L,D)
After a tantalizing breakfast, dive deeper into the history and culture of the area with a walking tour of Hoi An’s ancient town. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is full of interesting stories and historical facts, so make sure to snap as many photos as you can of its famous tourist attractions, most notably, the 400 year-old Japanese Bridge, the Chinese communal hall, quaint open-air markets, and former merchant houses masquerading as family homes and souvenir shops nowadays. Stop by a local Hoi An restaurant featuring delectable local dishes before enjoying an afternoon at leisure to shop for the perfect gift for your family and friends back home, or perhaps to try a pampering massage at a local spa.
Then, sit down for an impressive farewell dinner of traditional Hoi An cuisine followed by an evening at the theatre with the Hoi An Memories Show. A spectacle performed by more than 500 actors and dancers using modern staging techniques, lighting technology and elegant audio effects to tell the incredible 400-year-old story of Hoi An, it’s the perfect summary to the last week spent in Vietnam.
Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 7: DANANG DEPARTURE (B)
Check-out of your hotel by noon and spend the day at leisure until your airport transfer brings you back to Danang International Airport for your onward booked transportation. If you’d like to extend your adventure in Vietnam, ask us about relaxing beach breaks on the tropical island paradise of Phu Quoc or take a quick 1-hour direct flight to Cambodia’s Phnom Penh or Siem Reap!
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+ 6-nights hotel accommodation in twin/double share room
+ Meals as mentioned in the program (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
+ Admission and round-trip cable car tickets to Sun World Ba Na Hills
+ Hue Street Food Tour by Vespa Adventures
+ Private cooking class in Tra Que vegetable village
+ Entrance to Hoi An Memories Show (High Section)
+ English, French, Korean, Japanese or Chinese-speaking local guide (please enquire for other languages)
+ Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle unless stated otherwise
+ Entrance fees for all mentioned visits, activities and tours
+ VAT and service charges.
Services not included
+ International and domestic flights (quoted separately)
+ Visa fees, travel insurance
+ Meals other than those mentioned in the program
+ Early check-in or late check-out fees if applicable
+ Camera/video entrance fees (if any)
+ Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone)
+ Peak season surcharges and compulsory gala dinners on 24th Dec and 31st Dec
+ Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above
+ It’s recommended to tip your guide and driver AUD8 ~ AUD10/day/guest.
Terms & Conditions
A deposit of 30% of the total booking is required within three days from the date of confirmation. The balance payment is due at 45 days prior to tour commencement date. For bookings made less than 45 days, full payment is required. Bookings will be cancelled if payments are not received by the due date(s).
Payment can be made via bank transfer or credit cards. In addition to the total payable amount, credit card payments will incur a merchant fee of 2.5% for MasterCard and Visa, 3% for American Express. Any bank charges and merchant fees must be covered by the customer.
Confirmed bookings must be cancelled by the party leader in writing (by email) and this will only be effective once the written cancellation is confirmed by FantaSea Vietnam. Cancellation by the party leader will be subject to the following cancellation fees from the date the written cancellation is received:
+ more than 45 days prior to tour date - 10% of total cost
+ between 31 and 45 days prior to tour date - 25% of total cost
+ between 16 and 30 days prior to tour date - 50% of total cost
+ within 15 days prior to tour date or “no show” - 100% of total cost.
Any amendments to confirmed bookings must be requested by the party leader in writing (by email). Whilst we will endeavor to assist, we cannot guarantee that requests will be met. If we can make the requested change, you will be provided with a quote detailing any additional costs, whether incurred due to your amendments, imposed by a Third-Party Travel Provider, or our amendment fees. In all cases, the following amendment fees shall apply:
+ If amendments are made more than 45 days prior to scheduled tour date: the first amendment is free of charge. From the second amendment: a charge of U$80 per amendment for a short trip (less than 7 nights) or U$150 per amendment for a long journey (7 nights or more).
+ If amendments are made within 45 days prior to scheduled tour date: the above standard cancellation fees will apply, and full price will apply to new travel arrangements.
We will not charge any cancellation/amendment fees if it is due to a breach by us of any of our obligations or due to our fault; or if the Third-Party Travel Provider amends your booking through no fault of the customer.