10. From Hoi An: Marble Mountains and My Son Sanctuary Day Trip
Discover the highlights of Vietnam on a day trip from Hoi An or Da Nang. Visit the Lady Buddha at Monkey Mountain, admire the beautiful views at the Marble Mountains, and take in rock formations in Am Phu Cave. Sample a typical Vietnamese lunch, visit the My Son Sanctuary, and take a river cruise. After pickup from your hotel in Hoi An or Da Nang, head to your first stop, Monkey Mountain. Admire the giant statue of Lady Buddha against the beautiful backdrop of mountains and huge bonsai garden. Get lost in the gripping stories while gently walking and enjoying a fresh breeze. Next, head to the Marble Mountains, where you will walk along the site to see stone sculptures made in the most impressive handicrafts village in Da Nang. Climb to the top of the Marble Mountains to admire beautiful pagodas made in the 19th century by the last dynasty of the Viet Nam monarchy. After visiting Huyền Không and Tàng Chơn caves, continue to see the biggest cave named Âm Phủ. Learn interesting Buddhism philosophies and take photos of amazing natural creations in this fascinating cave. Tuck into an authentic Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant. Return to Hoi An city before heading to My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend 2 hours discovering the site. Explore the landscapes, learn about the history from your local guide, and enjoy the traditional Cham dance show set to melodic music. Next, take a boat trip along the Thu Bon River to Hoi An. Enjoy the nice, cool breeze and beautiful river scenery as the sun sets on the biggest river in Central Vietnam. Capture photos of local people's activities along the river. After arrival in Hoi An, be dropped back at your hotel in the city.