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$38 Outdoor Activities

Half-Day Marble Mountain and Son Tra Peninsula from Da Nang

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Marble Mountains, Da NangThe Marble Mountain is a cluster of five marble and limestone mountains which are named after the five elements and is a popular sightseeing location in Da Nang because of its alluring beauty. Stone steps carved into the mountain lead to a Buddhist Pagoda. You can also discover stunning caves and enjoy the beautiful view from the top of the mountain. Marble Mountain is also home to 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 covering more than 200 years.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain), Da NangLeaving Marble Mountain, we will head north to visit the Son Tra Peninsula. It is 693m high above sea level and 10km from the center of Da Nang City to the North-EastDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Linh Ung Pagoda, Da NangStaying at this elevated position we’ll pay a visit to Linh Ung – Bai But pagoda which is considered one of the biggest pagodas in Da Nang city in both scale and architecture. The most striking feature of this vast pagoda is its huge Lady Buddha statue, which is one of the tallest in Viet Nam (67 meters) and spectacularly dominates the skyline. From here, you will see Marble Mountain along with white sand-bank. The beautiful landscape creates a unique impression that you cannot find in other place.Duration: 30 minutes

$88 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Hue City Sightseeing Tour with Perfume River Cruise

This full-day Hue city tour will take in the best of Hue, from the art and architecture to the celebrated food and culture. Packed with temples, tombs, palaces, and pagodas, Hue is the gateway to the treasures of Vietnam's royal past and a must-stop on any itinerary. Start your Hue city tour with a visit to the colorful Dong Ba market, which will energize your senses with its sights, sounds, and smells. This is the ideal place to soak up everyday Vietnamese life, and your local guide will show you to some of the traditional foods, and introduce you to the local vendors. Afterward, you will head out into the streets and wander over to the Citadel. It’s within these 6.5 mile (two meter) thick and 6 mile (10 kilometer) long walls that you’ll find several of the city’s best sites, from the many ornate pagodas to the Forbidden Purple City. Explore the best of it all before stopping for a vegetarian lunch in a local pagoda. Enjoy a traditional meal and have the chance to chat with the monks to learn more about Buddhism and gain an insight into their daily lives. After lunch, your Hue tour continues with a short bus ride through the stunning surrounds, passing rice paddies and small towns, before arriving at a village that specializes in making incense. Learn all about this ancient art before continuing on to one of the impressive emperor’s tombs. You’ll then pay a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, a sprawling temple complex that is perched on a hill overlooking the Perfume River. After admiring its seven tiers, you’ll head to Tiger Arena, where duels between elephants and tigers were arranged for the entertainment of the Emperor right up until 1904. After a day taking in the many sights, end it with a relaxing afternoon cruise along the Perfume River. Take in the magic of this meandering river before ending your Hue tour back in the center of the city.

$110 Day Trips & Excursions

Da Nang and Hue Full-Day Tour from Da Nang

At the start of your tour, your driver and a local guide will pick you up and transfer you to the Marble Mountains in Da Nang to explore the caves and pagoda. Afterwards, make a short visit to a local stone crafts village nearby. Jump on board the vehicle and head towards Hue, going over Hai Van pass and stop for a picture on the peak overlooking Lang Co Beach and Da Nang city.Observe the beautiful views on the way with trains, rice paddy fields, water buffalo and other livestock. Stop at the Cau Hai Lagoon by the road for taking pictures of fishermen and farmers. At around noon, arrive at Hue City and have lunch in a garden restaurant. Gaze over the Perfume River and afterwards visit the most attractive sites of the old capital such as the Khai Dinh Tomb, Heavenly Laddy Pagoda and the Imperial Citadel. Prior to your return to your hotel in Da Nang, stop by an oyster farm on the way or grab a bamboo souvenir per your request.

$39 Cultural & Theme Tours

Hue City Full-Day Tour

Hue was once the capital of Vietnam, sitting on the banks of the delightful Perfume River. The Complex of Hue Monuments is a unique construction of a planned and fully defended feudal capital city in Southeast Asia. Hue City Tour brings to you a closer look on many historic sites and the cultural background of this charming city. Begin with a leisure boat trip along the Perfume River to visit the towering Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the most famous Vietnamese landmarks. Continue your journey to discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonder of the Citadel including the Forbidden Purple City  then make your way to the Hue Royal Antiques Museum to see a collection of ornaments, where preserves royal treasures has a history with many changes. Then we discover Dong Ba market, an exciting market filled with colorful sights, sounds, and smells. You will be introduced to local vendors and traditional foods. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Afternoon is time for visiting some of Hue’s most impressive tombs Minh Mang Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb to learn more about the Royal’s life, and visit the Incense and Conical Hat making villages. Return to the city center and if time and weather permit, we could admire the glorious sunset. Drive back to hotel.

$32 Cultural & Theme Tours

Half-Day Tour of My Son Sanctuary from Da Nang

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: My Son Sanctuary, Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam Province● Wander around the lost Champa Kingdom that dates back to the 3rd century● Marvel at the beautiful valley surrounded by towering mountains● Explore the temples and learn about the fascinating history behind this sanctuary of HinduismDuration: 1 hour 30 minutes

$85 Cultural & Theme Tours

Hoi An City Tour and My Son Sanctuary from Da Nang

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: My Son Sanctuary, Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam Province● Wander around the lost Champa Kingdom that dates back to the third century ● Marvel at the beauty of the location; lush valley surrounded by towering mountains ● Explore the temples and learn about the fascinating history behind this sanctuary of Hinduism Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Hoi An Ancient Town, Hoi An, Quang Nam ProvinceIn the afternoon, we will discover the city of Hoi An by foot. The 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, we will make a few stops to visit Hoi An’s colorful local market, Ancient Houses, Assembly Halls of Chinese, Art Craft Manufacturing Workshop and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge. We can also see local residents raise silkworms and produce silk for Hoi An's burgeoning textile industry. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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