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Da Nang: Lady Buddha, Monkey Mountain and Am Phu Cave Tour

1. Da Nang: Lady Buddha, Monkey Mountain and Am Phu Cave Tour

After pickup from your hotel in Da Nang or Hoi An, visit the Son Tra Mountain, also known as Monkey Mountain, to gain insight into Vietnam's rich history of Buddhism and Hinduism. Then, visit the Lady Buddha statue, the tallest Buddhist statue in Vietnam, reaching a height of 220 feet (67 meters). Next, visit local stone factories and sculpture shops, before visiting Marble Mountain. Visit the Âm Phủ cave, to take a walk through a re-creation of Buddhist hell. At midday enjoy lunch in a local restaurant with authentic Vietnamese dishes. You'll be transferred back to your hotel around 1:00 PM.

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

2. 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.

Da Nang: Small-Group My Son Sanctuary & Marble Mountain Tour

3. Da Nang: Small-Group My Son Sanctuary & Marble Mountain Tour

Be taken on an action-packed day tour to My Son Sanctuary and the Marble Mountain, two of the most popular attractions in Central Vietnam. The first stop will be to the My Son Sanctuary, a unique collection of temples which were built by the Cham people in the 4th century. Following that is a trip to the majestic Marble Mountains that loom for miles around. After admiring the view, travel to the sizable Am Phu Cave with its lofty vantage point. You will then discover dimly-lit cave temples, admiring colorful pagodas and gazing out over the Vietnamese countryside. The mountains themselves are made from limestone and marble (hence their name), of which the locals use to carve impressive statues and shrines. Before the day is done, there will be a visit to the Linh Ung Pagoda.

From Dalat: Day Trip Canyoning Adventure with Picnic

4. From Dalat: Day Trip Canyoning Adventure with Picnic

Embark on an adventurous day out with a full-day experience canyoning near Dalat, Vietnam. Hike through the jungle, encounter waterfalls, abseil, and more. Start your experience with a pickup from your Dalat accommodation. Arrive at Datanla and have a quick training with your professionally trained guides before heading out on your adventure.  Take part in an adrenaline-filled jungle hike, abseiling down waterfalls, swimming, and free jumping. No previous experience needed to take part — you’ll be in safe hands with our experienced guides and professional equipment.  Explore an area normally off-limits to tourists that can only be accessed by canyoning through it. A popular activity in Dalat since 1990, you’re sure to see the best of Vietnam’s nature.  Best of all, enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by some of Vietnam’s prettiest natural sights. Round off the day with a return transfer back to your accommodation in Dalat.

From Hoi An: Full-Day Trip with National Park Hike and Beach

5. From Hoi An: Full-Day Trip with National Park Hike and Beach

Following a pickup at your hotel, you’ll head to Bach Ma National Park, filled with a diversity of flora and fauna as well as stunningly beautiful landscapes. Travel by car to the Bach Ma mountain summit, 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, which takes you a few kilometers past the Bach Ma Morin at the terminus of the park road. The trail continues to a pavilion with 360-degree views of the surrounding area, usually mist shrouded and above the clouds.   See the towering Do Quyen Waterfall while trekking along a path through dense jungle (1.5 kilometers). If lucky, you'll can see birds at close range along the foot trails where you can enjoy a snack. Along the way you’ll find interesting sights, including the old villas that remain in the jungle despite being damaged in the Vietnam War and reclaimed by nature.   After an exciting afternoon in Bach Ma National Park, next you will depart for the picturesque Lang Co Beach. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch on Lang Co Beach before returning to Hoi An. This tour is available to book as a shared or private experience.

Da Nang: Marble Mountains & Son Tra Peninsula Tour

6. Da Nang: Marble Mountains & Son Tra Peninsula Tour

After pickup from your hotel, first stop is the Marble Mountains, a cluster of five marble and limestone mountains named after the five elements. Walk down the stone steps carved into the mountain that lead to a Buddhist Pagoda. Discover stunning caves and enjoy the beautiful views from the mountain top. Then, head to Am Phu Cave, where there's a replica of heaven and hell. Next stop is the Non Nuoc stone carving village, which is a unique craft village situated at the foot of the Marble Mountains.  Leaving Marble Mountains, you will head north to visit the Son Tra Peninsula and the Linh Ung Pagoda. The most striking feature of this vast pagoda is its huge Lady Buddha statue, which is one of the tallest in Vietnam. From the pagoda, you can admire the spectacular views of the whole city of Da Nang, as well as the surrounding mountains and the Son Tra peninsula. Then return to your hotel.

From Hanoi: 2-Day Lan Ha Bay With Luxury Cruise Balcony

7. From Hanoi: 2-Day Lan Ha Bay With Luxury Cruise Balcony

Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay 08:00: Pick up at Old Quarter area and transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay (request transfer service). 11:30: Arriving at the Halong check-in lounge. You will have time to refresh yourself after the long drive from Hanoi and wait for check-in. 12:15: After taken to the Halong Cruise, you will be checked-in. While enjoying welcome drinks, you will be introduced the itinerary and safety briefing by Cruise Manager 13:00: You will have time to savor your delicious buffet lunch and enjoy the stunning views as the boat cruises towards the southeast of Halong Bay, passing Fighting- Cock and Finger Islet. 14:30 – 16:00: Your first excursion is a visit to Tung Sau Pearl Farm, an area in Halong Bay dedicated to growing pearls and practicing a handmade technique based on Vietnamese tradition and Japanese technology. This is also an ideal destination for kayaking. 16:00 – 17:00: Hike to the top of Ti Top Island for stunning panoramic views of the Bay. After your hike, go for a refreshing swim in Halong Bay’s emerald waters or sip from a coconut in the shade. 17:30 – 19:00: Back on board, you can enjoy sunset party with HAPPY HOUR (from 17:30 – 19:00) – buy 2 get 1 free on drinks at Aquamarine Thalassius Bar or Sundeck. 19:15: Delight in the shimmering atmosphere of thousands of stars while eating a fantastic, expertly prepared dinner. 20:30: This is the perfect time to relax with karaoke or enjoy the drink at Thalassius Bar. Besides, we provide free for squid fishing tools at reception DAY 2: Halong-Hanoi 06:00: Warm up your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with a breathtaking view as the sun rises on Halong Bay. 07:00 – 07:30: Light breakfast is served at the restaurant. 07:30 – 08:30: Your next stop is the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest caves in Ha Long Bay with beautiful stalactites. You will be surprised by the breathtaking panoramic view across the Bay once you exit the cave as well as the stalactites and stalagmites formed over millions of years which have taken on fascinating shapes. 08:30 – 09:30: Back on board, you settle your bill, check-out and return to Tuan Chau Island 09:45 – 10:45: Brunch is served at the restaurant while the boat heads back to the harbor. 10:45 – 11:00: Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina, return to Hanoi.

Bach Ma National Park: Private Jeep Tour with 3-Hour Hike

8. Bach Ma National Park: Private Jeep Tour with 3-Hour Hike

Bach Ma National Park is one of the largest national parks in Vietnam and a dream destination for nature lovers and bird-watching enthusiasts. Be witness to amazing panoramic views of stunning stretches of jungle and mountain ranges. Whether you depart from Da Nang or Hoi An, this is a not to be missed chance to experience the memorable Hai Van Pass view. Begin the hike with passage through the tropical forest to the peak of the national park to enjoy the breathtaking view - well worth the time and effort. Never forget the memories of the park’s natural beauty together with some historical relics of Vietnamese guerrillas built during the Vietnam War like the slightly odd lodgings and other hiking trails that dot the landscape. Enjoy a lunch in the park and continue with more hiking before starting your journey back to the hotel.

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What people are saying about Central Vietnam

You need yo take these tours! I can't stress enough how great this service was. My husband and I were in Da Nang for a couple of days during Tet, and they were so kind to take us on a tour to Marble Mountains, The Lady Buda and An Phu Cave. Communication was great from the very start, we could arrange everything online and by a phone call. Our guides were so nice and experienced people, they picked us up at our hotel early in the morning and took us on their bikes, it was so fun. We stopped on the road to take some pictures while they were explaining us about the places we would visit, then they took us to many hidden little paths so we could reach points with gorgeous views, and God they are fit people, the tour demands some energy from your body since you'll be walking and doing some climbing as well, but it's all worth it, you get to see incredible sculptures in dramatic caves, impressive landscapes... while learning a lot about a fascinating culture. Highly recommend this tour!

The tour takes to meet two of the most fascinating places in the city. My Son sanctuary with all of the history of the place back on previous centuries and the Marble Mountains with their pagodas, caves and amazing views. My tour guide was Nhung who was a great guide, she was always sharing details and comments on the places that we were visiting and make sure I was comfortable and enjoying the trip. It was a great tour!

Our guide was very helpful and constantly gave information throughout the trip, it was well organised and spent plenty of time in each place

Great tour all round with amazing enthusiastic tour guide, can highly recommend if you want to see the top sights around Da Nang

We had an amazing time! Thanh is a great guide, very friendly and knowledgeable about local history.