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Da Nang: Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge Small Group Tour

1. Da Nang: Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge Small Group Tour

The tour begins with pickup from your accommodation in Da Nang and travels to the popular Ba Na Hills district. To start the day, enjoy a gravity-defying cable car ride through the misty mountains and pass by the famous Golden Bridge. Make sure to snap a photo of this incredible feat of engineering, an elevated walkway through the mountains supported by 2 enormous stone hands. Later, learn about the history of the region on a below-ground adventure to see French cellars that were used to distill alcohol during the colonial era. As you explore the cellars, allow yourself to be transported back in time and imagine what life was like during this historical period. Finally, take a gentle hike up Chua Mountain to admire panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Here you will also stop by the iconic Linh Chua Linh Tu Temple and Linh Ung Pagoda, famous for its large Buddha statue.

Hoi An: Vietnamese Foldable Lantern Making Class

2. Hoi An: Vietnamese Foldable Lantern Making Class

Upon arrival at the class at Cam Pho, in the heart of Hoi An, you'll be greeted with a traditional Vietnamese tea. Then, start to make a 30 cm lantern made of silk and bamboo in the shape you like - choose between a lotus, diamond, sunrise, or sunset.  All the materials you need will be provided, so you can focus on enjoying the experience of making your own lantern. You can either make your lantern completely from scratch for a full class, or choose the express class to start with a pre-made frame. Vietnamese people believe that hanging lanterns in front of their house brings luck, happiness, and wealth to the family. After the class you can take your foldable lantern home as a souvenir from Hoi An.

From Da Nang: Full-Day My Son and Hoi An Tour

3. From Da Nang: Full-Day My Son and Hoi An Tour

Choose from a shared or private experience to visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in one day: the ancient Champa Kingdom of My Son, and the ancient town of Hoi An. Begin your guided day trip with hotel pickup from Da Nang and start with a visit to the capital and religious center of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son. This fascinating archaeological site was constructed between the 7th and 13th centuries. Beautifully situated in a lush green valley, admire the dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries. After exploring this area with your guide, you’ll head to Hoi An to enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch.   In the afternoon, discover Hoi An by foot. This historic town, which used to be a prosperous seaport city from the 16th to 18th centuries, is now a beautiful city that cannot be missed while touring the Southeast Asian region. While walking through the city, you’ll make a few stops: visit Hoi An’s colorful local market, ancient houses, Assembly Halls, manufacturing workshops, and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge. You’ll also see local residents raising silkworms and producing silk for Hoi An’s burgeoning textile industry. At the conclusion of the tour, you’ll be taken back to your hotel in Da Nang.

From Da Nang: Bach Ma National Park Trekking

4. From Da Nang: Bach Ma National Park Trekking

Head to Bach Ma National Park which has a diversity of flora and fauna, and beautiful landscapes to explore. In just one day in Bach Ma, you can trek and discover the highlights of the mountain. See the old villas that remain in the jungle despite being damaged in the War and reclaimed by nature. Once in Bach Ma, travel by car to the summit, on a sunny day, this is a great place for panoramic views of natural wonders including Cau Hai Lagoon and Chan May Port. Start hiking along the path through the forest to the summit trail. The trail continues to a pavilion with 360-degree views of the surrounding area, usually, mist-shrouded and above the clouds. Back to Do Quyen Waterfall for trekking along a path through dense jungle. After an exciting day in Bach Ma, depart to Lang Co beach. With its gradually sloping, white sand beach, Lang Co is an ideal beach for tourists. Sample some local seafood as you relax on the beach before returning to your hotel.

From Hoi An: Da Nang Night Life Tour With Sun Wheel Ride

5. From Hoi An: Da Nang Night Life Tour With Sun Wheel Ride

When the sun sets, Da Nang has a particular charm, ensuring you can enjoy relaxing moments as you explore the city. Choose from a shared or private tour to discover the magic of Da Nang at night. In recent years, Da Nang has attracted a lot of tourism and recreational activities in the city have boomed. After departing from Hoi An, come see the city for yourself by taking a ride on the Sun Wheel, the largest observation wheel in Vietnam. The Sun Wheel is now one of the 10 highest observation wheels in the world. Then, enjoy the magic of the night's lights. After the ride, you will have a delicious dinner in Da Nang as you admire the Han River and its bridges with their colorful lights reflecting on the water. You will be able to see many sculptures made of stones before you hop aboard a boat at Bach Dang wharf to journey along the Han River. The Dragon Bridge will breathe fire each Saturday and Sunday night at 9:00PM.

From Da Nang: My Son and Marble Mountains Full-day Tour

6. From Da Nang: My Son and Marble Mountains Full-day Tour

You will begin your shared or private 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 centuries. After concluding the first half of the tour, stop to enjoy lunch in Hoi An. In the afternoon, discover the Marble Mountains, a cluster of five marble and limestone mountains that are named after the five elements. Here, you will have the opportunity to explore the stunning natural caves of the mountain and enjoy the beautiful view from the top as well. You will also visit a local village. Besides great beaches and beautiful landscapes, Da Nang boasts the Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village, which is a unique craft village to the south of the city. Situated at the foot of the Marble Mountains, this craft village has a proud history going back more than 200 years. Then, you will visit Linh Ung Pagoda at Son Tra Peninsula before returning to your hotel.

From Hoi An/Da Nang: Discover Cham island & Snorkeling

7. From Hoi An/Da Nang: Discover Cham island & Snorkeling

You will start your day at Cua Dai Beach, at which point you will embark by speedboat to Cham Island. After a 20-minutes speed boat ride, you will arrive at Cu Lao Cham, a large island area consisting of several small islands about 25 nautical miles off the coast. Cham Island is the historical and cultural vestige attached to the formation and development of the Hoi An commercial port town. This is a tourist site which boasts a cool climate all year round. The island has a plethora of beautiful coral reefs and stunning scenery, along with about 3,000 residents living at both the Lang and Huong beaches. The living reef around Cham Island offers some of the best opportunities in Asia to see exotic fish in their natural habitat. You will spend a half-day at Bai Lang Beach where you will visit many interesting places such as Au Thuyen, which is a shelter for boats in bad weather, and the ancient Hai Tang Pagoda. You will have plenty of free time to snorkel, which will provide you with beautiful coral-viewing opportunities. You will then return back to the restaurant for a fresh local seafood lunch, with more free time to sunbath and swim at one of the nicest beaches in Vietnam.

Da Nang City: Private Transfer to/from Hoi An City

8. Da Nang City: Private Transfer to/from Hoi An City

Enjoy a safe and reliable private 1-way transfer between Da Nang City and Hoi An City. Choose from a 1-way service each way. Be greeted by your driver who will be waiting for you at your hotel.  This private transfer can give you peace of mind for your journey in Central Vietnam with the flexibility of departure time in a privately chartered vehicle. Save yourself having to carry heavy bags and take comfort knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high-quality standards with complimentary wifi and bottled water onboard. Sit back, relax, and take in the beautiful scenic drive through the countryside along the way.

Da Nang: Private Tour to Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge

9. Da Nang: Private Tour to Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge

Join this private tour where you will get picked up from Da Nang and head to the Ba Na Hills. Take the cable car up into the mountains, traveling smoothly and comfortably as you enjoy the beautiful views of the landscape.  Get the chance to visit the famous Golden Bridge, which is a 150-metre long pedestrian bridge with two giant stone hands supporting the structure. It is designed to connect the cable car station with the gardens and to provide a scenic viewpoint over the mountains below.  You will also visit Bana-Linh Ung pagoda with its exquisite architectural design. It was built in 2004 and is symbolized by a 30-meter high Buddha statue that is exposed to the elements. Continue your trip by discovering the Tinh Tam garden, Nghinh Phong peak and Vong Nguyet hill. Then take the cable car back down to the bottom and be transferred back to your hotel.

From Hoi An: Eco-Life Tour by Bicycle to Cam Kim Island

10. From Hoi An: Eco-Life Tour by Bicycle to Cam Kim Island

Enjoy a shared or private half-day tour to experience the daily life of local Vietnamese people and join in some traditional activities in the countryside. Start the tour with a bicyle ride from Hoi An to Kim Bong Carpentry Village and visit the artisans making beautiful and unique wooden products.   Continue the journey by bicycle and discover the countryside, passing through the scenic quiet roads close to bustling Hoi An. Pass by green bamboo, areca palms and Chinese tea plants while your tour guide shares local knowledge on the area's history.   Meet a local family who will show you how to make different products from rice, such as wine, paper, noodles, and colorful sleeping mats. You can also try to row a traditional bamboo boat — a popular means of transport on the waters of Vietnam. Before heading back to your hotel in Hoi An, enjoy some Quang noodles in Cam Kim, before taking a boat trip back to Hoi An.

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What people are saying about Central Vietnam

Excellent! Wonderful guide, very thoughtful, knowledgeable and charmi.

It was a very full on day. Our guide (Snow) was full of energy from the start. When we got to Marble Mountains it was raining and the escalator was not available yet she asked us if we still wanted to proceed and we did with gusto! Amazing guide, full of energy and care. Highly recommend the whole day.

Good guide but his English was a bit poor. Guide was understanding and detailed.