Hue and Hoi An - Touring Options

Discover Hue and Hoi An 5 Days / 4 Nights

The central coast of Vietnam is one of the most fascinating, historical and appealing parts of this country. Here days are split between historical wonders of Hue, the former Imperial Capital of Vietnam, a peaceful town set on the gently flowing Perfume River and the delightful charms of Hoi An.

Day 1 – Arrive in Hue

Arrive in Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam and transfer to your hotel

Day 2 – Hue

Depart from your hotel  and start at the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. From here take a cyclo through dai noi ‘Old City’ to Tinh Tam Lake where the Emperors used to come to relax. Continue to visit Thien Mu (Celestial Lady) Pagoda overlooking the Perfume River. In the grounds of the pagoda is the Austin car made famous when in 1963, a resident monk drove the vehicle to what was then Saigon to protest against the southern regime.  The photo of his self-immortalization was captured and is one of the most well-known images of the war. In the afternoon see the tomb of the former emperor Minh Mang which is located in a tranquil setting of gardens and ponds. Journey on to Khai Dinh’s Tomb which is traditional Vietnamese in design with a European touch making it unique from the other tombs in Hue. Before heading back to your hotel take time to stroll around Dong Ba Market with your guide. (B)

Day 3 – Hue to Hoi An via Danang –  Leave Hue for Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years. The scenic route passes through the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co before climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Drive through Danang and visit the Cham Museum, which contains the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world. In the afternoon take a walking tour of the ancient town centre to visit the former merchants’ homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colourful market. (B)

 Day 4 – Hoi An to My Son return to Hoi An – Start the day, with a half day trip to visit the capital and religious centre of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son. Here, 40km southwest of Hoi An, in a lush green valley, are dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries. On the way back to Hoi An stop to visit Tra Kieu, formerly known as Simhapura or the Lion Citadel, the capital of Champa between the 4th and 8th centuries. On returning to Hoi An, the afternoon is free to relax. (B)

Day 5 – Depart Danang – The morning is at leisure until transfer to Danang Airport for onward flight. (B)

Tour Inclusions:

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers.
  • Accommodation in a shared twin / double room
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits.
  • Transfers and touring by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Meals as described in the itinerary – 4 Breakfasts

 

Hoi An Beach Break 4 Days / 3 Nights

Whether looking for a weekend getaway, or a stopover on a North to South Vietnam tour, our Hoi An Beach Break Vietnam tour offers a blend of culture and relaxation at a fabulous price

Day 1 – Danang – Hoi An

Arrive at Danang Airport where you will be met then taken 30-minutes to your resort in Hoi An. The rest of day is free to relax by the pool or on the sandy beach.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 2 – Hoi An

A full day at leisure in the resort or on the beach. (B)

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 03 – Hoi An

A full day at leisure in the resort or on the beach. (B)

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 04 – Hoi An – Danang and departure 

The morning is at leisure before checking out around noon and heading back to Danang Airport for your onward flight. (B)

 

Tour Inclusions:

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers.
  • Transfers & Transport by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary – 3 Breakfasts

Hoi An Essentials 3 Days / 2 Nights

In our Hoi An Essential tour, experience an 18th century town that survived into the present day. In this Vietnam tour, you can easily explore the town by foot and visit a Chinese meeting hall, colourful markets and a traditional shipbuilding yard. You can also rent a bicycle and pedal your way around town and to the charming beach.

 

Day 1: Hoi An Arrival  – Arrival in Danang and transfer to the ancient town of Hoi  An.

Day 2: Hoi An – Enjoy a half day trip to visit the capital and religious centre of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son. Here, 40km southwest of Hoi An, in a lush valley, are dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries. On the way back to Hoi An stop to visit Tra Kieu, formerly known as Simhapura or the Lion Citadel, the capital of Champa between the 4th and 8th centuries. Some of the finest sculpture in Danang’s Cham Museum originated from here. Hoi An is a destination with two faces – the charming, old-world trading port of narrow streets and traditional houses, and the beach with its new resorts and long stretch of clean white sand. In keeping with Hoi An’s heritage as a trading port, the town’s tiny shop houses now host a range of craft shops and artisans including some of Asia’s best bespoke tailors. Despite the passing of 200 years and the ravages of weather and war, the centre of Hoi An remains much the same as it was in its heyday. Hoi An was a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18thcenturies and its architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years. Take a walking tour of the ancient town centre to visit former merchants’ houses, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, a Chinese communal hall and the colourful market. (B)

Day 3: Hoi An Departure  – Your private car, driver and guide remain at your disposal until your onward international flight or domestic extension. (B)

Tour Inclusions:

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Meals as per itinerary – 2 Breakfasts
  • Transfers & transport in a private air conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fee’s for mentioned visits
  • Local English speaking guide

 

Hue Essentials 3 Days / 2 Nights

Start with a boat cruise along the Perfume River and witness the 21 meter Thien Mu Pagoda. Next on this Vietnam tour is a visit to the ruins of the Imperial Citadel, the tomb of Khai Dinh and the Mausoleum of Tu Duc. Enjoy renowned Central Vietnamese cuisine, a mixture of the best tastes from the north and the south on this trip.

Day 1: Hue Arrival – Arrival in Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam, and transfer to hotel.

Hue is the former imperial capital of Vietnam and its mesmerizing tombs and mausoleums of the last emperors of Vietnam reveal fascinating insights into the lives of the imperial families and their subjects. The ancient Citadel reflects the pomp and ceremony of the dynastic rulers as well as the scars of many years of turmoil, both ancient and modern (the Royal Citadel was badly damaged in the latter stages of the war) but retains a sense of grace and majesty even today.

Day 2: Hue –  Start your exploration of Hue at the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945.  After exploring the ruins of this wonderful monument take a cyclo through the ‘Old City’ to Tinh Tam Lake where the Emperors used to come to relax, full of lotus flowers in summer there are many local style coffee shops around the lake where university students come to study. Drive onto Thien Mu Pagoda, constructed in 1601, the 21-meter tall tower is the centrepiece of the pagoda. From here depart for the Mausoleum of Tu Duc, built decades before its occupant’s death the tomb was used as a palace retreat before the emperors resting place. Finish up the day at Khai Dinh’s Tomb which is traditional Vietnamese in design with a European touch making it unique from the other tombs in Hue. (B)

Day 3: Hue Departure  – Your private car, driver and guide remain at your disposal until your onward international flight or domestic extension. (B)

 

Tour Inclusions:

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary – 2 Breakfasts.
  • Local English speaking guide.
  • Transfer and transport in a private air conditioned vehicle.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits.