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

1. 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.

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Da Nang: City, Scenery, and Attractions Tour by Jeep

2. Da Nang: City, Scenery, and Attractions Tour by Jeep

This private or shared tour starts with morning pickup from your accommodation by jeep followed by a drive along the coastline to the stunning Marble Mountains. Ride the elevator to the top and explore the caves and temples built right into the mountain. Take in the spectacular views of the city and vast beaches along the coastline of Da Nang.   Continue along to the coast towards Monkey Mountain where the road climbs to Linh Ung Pagoda — one of the most significant destinations for Buddhists in Vietnam. From here, gaze at the mesmerizing Lady Buddha standing tall 2,300 feet above sea level.    Next up is the Monkey Mountain Heliport Vestige, built in 1965 by the US army as a strategic site for accessing their mountain bases. Journey onward to the viewing tower for panoramic views of the Son Tra Peninsula and the surrounding lush green forests. Also nearby is an army radar station where you can take in wonderful ocean views stretching as far as the eye can see. The tour continues after a break for lunch when you cruise along the coastline on the Hai Van Pass. You will see bunkers remaining from the war and also have time to explore the area before taking a final drive back to your accommodation.

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From Da Nang: Bach Ma National Park Trekking

3. 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.

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Cham Islands Escape from Da Nang

4. Cham Islands Escape from Da Nang

Head from Da Nang by shuttle bus to a waiting speedboat that will take you to the Cham Islands on this 1-day tour. Enjoy snorkeling and diving along beautiful coral reefs. Savor a delicious seafood lunch on the island, and take a walk along the eco-tour trail. See the island’s traditional crafts, and enjoy time sightseeing and swimming. The waters around Cu Lao Cham are home to 135 species of coral, 4 species of tiger shrimp and 84 species of molluscs, many of which are endangered species. The cluster of islands comprise a marine protected area for its marine inhabitants, beaches and coral reefs.

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From Da Nang: Private Tour to Hoi An and Marble Mountains

5. From Da Nang: Private Tour to Hoi An and Marble Mountains

Explore beyond the borders of Da Nang, with this private day trip by visiting the fascinating Marble Mountains and Hoi An’s Ancient Town for the most beautiful spots. Start the journey with a pickup at your accommodation in Da Nang and head to Non Nuoc Village. Also known as Non Nuoc Fine Arts Village, it is set at the foot of the Marble Mountains and features hundreds of artisans showcasing their work. Find stone and marble statues as well as household items, utensils, and jewelry. After browsing through the many sculptures at the foot of the mountain, take a short lift up the Marble Mountains. One of central Vietnam’s famous landmarks, the Marble Mountains are a cluster of five limestone cliffs named after the elements of the Earth. But don’t be deceived by its imposing facade. The mountains themselves have many caves, tunnels, and shrines to visit and explore. On this tour, pass by the Linh Ung Pagoda, the Tang Chon Cave, Huyen Khong Cave, and Tam Thai Pagoda. After descending the mountain, head to Hoi An’s Ancient Town. Once a flourishing trading port, this UNESCO World Heritage Site remains well-preserved with old-style shophouses, museums, and temples all open to explore. Wander through the weathered streets and pass by bridges, museums, and assembly halls before stopping for a tasty Vietnamese lunch (at your expense) and heading back to Da Nang.

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Hue or Hoi An: Golden Bridge Drive by Private Car

6. Hue or Hoi An: Golden Bridge Drive by Private Car

Take a drive from Hue to Hoi An by private car, enjoying scenic views and important landmarks along the way on a 7- to 8-hour excursion. After pickup from your hotel in Hue city center, start your trip with the natural beauty of Lap An Lagoon. Admire the lush greenery, crystal-clear water, and the picture-perfect image of the clouds covering the mountains. Just 60 kilometers from Hue, the next town you’ll stop at is the serene fishing township of Lang Co. This village’s incredible beach was recognized in 2009 as one of the 30 most beautiful bays in the world. Next, experience Hai Van Pass, one of the most scenic hillside roads in Vietnam. On the top of the pass, there are vestiges of an ancient fortified gateway. The American and French bunkers in Hai Van Pass provide views to the city without any steep climb. At the peak is a rest station where you can take a break and enjoy a coffee.     The highlight of your drive will be your stop at the Golden Bridge, held up by two magnificent stone sculptures shaped like hands. You’ve never seen anything like this, and you’ll want to take lots of pictures. Finally, visit the Marble Mountains, famous for the image of rocky peaks rising above the roofs of homes and resorts. As the road curves towards the mountain, you’ll see large stone dragons and seated figures of Buddha. You’ll then be dropped off at the location of your choice in Hoi An.

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Hoi An to Hue: Private Car Sightseeing Tour

7. Hoi An to Hue: Private Car Sightseeing Tour

After departing from Hoi An, you will travel in comfort with an air-conditioned car to your first point of call, Marble Mountain. This is a popular place for spiritual retreat and pilgrimage, with remnants of the Champa civilization and caves held inside the mountains. These are natural caves formed by erosion, water and the passage of time. Following Marble Mountain, you will proceed onward to Cham Museum, before heading on to Hai Van Pass. On a trip from from Hoi An to Hue, you shouldn’t miss passing over Hai Van Pass, Hai Van Pass is located along the Hai Van mountain side, between Thua Thien-Hue and Da Nang city. It is the highest and the most beautiful pass in Vietnam (about 500 meters above sea level), and it is the final mountain belonging to Truong Son. On top of the pass, the trail of ancestors is still present, and you can take in amazing sights which are perfect for photo opportunities. Your tour will then visit Lang Co beach, which is situated between 3 cultural heritage centers: Hue ancient capital, Hoi An old quarter and My Son Sanctuary with a radius of about 70 kilometers. Lang Co attracts tourists and researchers from the cultural heritage center, and is on the north-south tourist route, 30 kilometers from Da Nang city and 70 kilometers from Hue city. You will also be able to enjoy locally sourced fresh seafood at this location, before heading onward to Hue for drop-off at your hotel.

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

8. 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.

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Da Nang: 5-Hour Guided Night Tour

9. Da Nang: 5-Hour Guided Night Tour

Discover how Da Nang comes to life at night on a guided evening tour. Explore this vibrant city’s relaxed riverbank, bustling marina, and enormous dragon-shaped bridge. Hop aboard a cruise down the Han River, stopping to admire panoramic city views and scenes of local life. Afterwards, visit the impressive Da Nang Dragon Bridge. Spanning an awe-inspiring 200 meters and resembling a majestic dragon, this world-famous bridge is truly a sight to behold. Finally, wrap things up with a delicious dinner or shop for handicrafts at Helio Night Market. See how the locals love live music, explore a dance arcade, and visit countless food stands.

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Da Nang: Full-Day My Son Sanctuary Tour

10. Da Nang: Full-Day My Son Sanctuary Tour

Your full-day tour will begin with a 50-kilometer ride from Da Nang to the captivating Cham temples of My Son Sanctuary, a must-see area for history buffs. Upon arrival there will be plenty of time to tour the temples and spot headless statues, whose upper bodies are currently behind glass at the Louvre in Paris. You'll then watch a fantastic cultural performance, which has been practiced for several centuries. Unlike a half-day tour, this full-day tour will leave you with ample time to explore around. After exploring the temple site, you will be issued a break to stop for a tasty local lunch. Following your break, you will return back to your Da Nang accommodation.

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What people are saying about Da Nang

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!

Picked us up at our hotel and dropped us off in Hoi An whee we met our chef and tour guide. Had sometime to shop through the local market (and we were able to buy a few things too). The boat ride and bamboo boat were such a fun little treat. Our tour guide was so friendly and spoke amazing English! And the food, WOW. Delicious. We made apron rolls, beef pho, Chicken curry and and papaya salad.:: we even got the recipes to try to make at home. A wonderful way to spend half the day in hoi an and enjoy some culture!

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!

Excellent excursion.. Really really worth the money. Everything was perfekt, the woman who teached us how to do the dishes was so sweet and the food realle good.. Really recomend this tour

as always very well organized, great guide to Hoi An, you deserve her bonus!