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

1. 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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Marble Mountains & Son Tra Peninsula Tour from Da Nang

2. Marble Mountains & Son Tra Peninsula Tour from Da Nang

Visit the Marble Mountains, a cluster of 5 marble and limestone mountains, on this 4-hour tour from Da Nang. Climb the stone steps carved into the mountain up to a Buddhist pagoda. Choose from a shared or private tour. Discover hidden caves and enjoy spectacular views from the top of the mountain. Stop at Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village, located at the foot of the Marble Mountains. Next, you’ll head to the Son Tra peninsula. Visit the Linh Ung Bai But pagoda, one of the largest pagodas in Da Nang, and also known as the Lady Buddha. From the pagoda, enjoy views of the city, the mountains and the sandy beaches of the Son Tra peninsula.

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Da Nang: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Hoi An

3. Da Nang: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Hoi An

Discover the bustling streets of Da Nang, Vietnam’s 3rd largest city, on a full-day shared or private sightseeing tour from Hoi An. Located approximately 18 miles (28.5 kilometers) north of Hoi An, your tour starts with a hotel pick-up and drive up the coast of the East Vietnam Sea. Visit Ho Chi Minh Museum. It features a replica of President Ho’s home in Ha Noi with a fishpond, a house on stilts, its garden and other relics. Next is the Museum of the Fifth Military Zone, which has a lot of large war equipment including aircraft and tanks that were captured in the French and American wars by the soldiers of the Fifth Military Division. Da Nang museum with rich local history and culture, is the next stop. Stop at Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountain) to explore some spectacular natural caves in the cluster of limestone mountains south of the city. Enjoy fantastic panoramic views from the summit of Thuy Son, the only one of the 5 marble mountains accessible to visitors. See mysterious pagodas built during the Nguyễn Dynasty, and meet some of the artisans that produce handmade sculpture at the base of the mountain. Next, go to the Cham Museum to explore the most complete collection of rare items of the Cham people. After lunch, continue to Son Tra Peninsula. Travel over the Thuan Phuoc Bridge across the lower Han River to experience the longest suspension bridge in Vietnam and admire the magnificent feat of engineering up close. Before your drop off in Hoi An, there will be time for a pleasant walk along a white sandy beach, with picturesque views of the rapids. Return to your hotel at around 4:00 PM.

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From Hoi An: Marble Mountain, Hai Van Pass & Lang Co Beach

4. From Hoi An: Marble Mountain, Hai Van Pass & Lang Co Beach

From the hotel, depart to Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountain). Here, discover the stunning natural caves of the mountain and enjoy the beautiful view from the top. Visit the mysterious pagodas and the sculpturing village. Then, continue to Son Tra Peninsula, where we have a chance to admire the beauty of Linh Ung - Bai But pagoda - one of the biggest pagoda in Da Nang city in both of scale and architecture. This pagoda has a combination between modern style and traditional style. Especially, in Linh Ung - Bai But pagoda, there has Guan Yin statue that is considered as the highest statue in Vietnam (67 meters height approximately 30 stories). This statue put its back to the mountain, faces to the sea. Above the Guan Yin statue is Buddha hood statue with the high of 2 meters. From here, you can contemplate the whole city, mountain and Son Tra peninsula and see Ngu Hanh Son Mountain along with white sand-bank. The beautiful landscape creates a unique impression that you cannot find in other places. After lunch, continue to Hai Van Pass. On the national highway-01, Hai Van Pass is an impressive landscape. It is like a giant dragon, lying on Highway-01 on the border between Thua Thien – Hue Province and Da Nang City. This is the highest pass in Vietnam (500m above sea level). Next to Hai Van Pass is Lang Co Beach; with its gradually slopping, white sand beach, the average depth of less than 1m and the average temperature in the bathing season is 25°C, Lang Co is an ideal beach for tourists. From here, either return to Hoi An or continue to Hue. Available as a shared or private tour.

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Da Nang Discovery Tour

5. Da Nang Discovery Tour

Visit the Ho Chi Minh and Fifth Military Zone Museum on a private or shared full-day tour of Da Nang. See a replica of President Ho’s Hanoi home, with a house on stilts, pond, and garden. Continue to the Da Nang Museum of local history and culture. At the Cham Sculpture Museum, you’ll find over 300 terracotta and stone works of art from the seventh to fifteenth centuries. Next is Son Tra Peninsula and the Goddess of Mercy statue. Marvel at the sheer size and beauty of the Lady Buddha and hear the legend behind the patron saint of seamen. Break for lunch before heading to Marble Mountain to see natural caves and take in views from the top. Visit a variety of pagodas and the sculpture village.

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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.

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Hue: Private Transfer To/From Hoi An with Sightseeing

7. Hue: Private Transfer To/From Hoi An with Sightseeing

Ride in comfort in your own private car with an English-speaking driver on a 1-way transfer between the magical cities of Hue and Hoi An. Kick-off your 3-hour journey by meeting your guide directly in your hotel lobby, and head straight to the renowned Lang Co Beach with its 10-km white sand stretch, and cool, crystal blue waters. Relax here for as long as you wish, enjoying a traditional seafood lunch. Next, sit back and relax as you drive up to the iconic Hai Van Pass, dubbed "one of the best coastal roads in the world", where the panoramic views at the top will make your jaw drop. Snap a few pictures before you make your way to your next stop: the Son Tra Peninsula. Here, watch the waters of the East Sea from high above, and peek into Vietnam's war-torn past. Make sure to keep an eye out for the wild monkeys roaming around, and marvel at the tall bright white statue of the Bodhisattva, or Goddess, of Mercy. Finally, explore Marble Mountain with its cluster of five limestone and marble mountains dotted with grottos, temples, and fabulous viewpoints on your last stop before your driver drops you off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Son Tra Mountain

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 72 reviews

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 was excellent! The marble Mountain is wonderful. Just be careful with the steps as they are a bit slippery. The hike to the top of the cave mountain is challenging but doable. Hai Van pass drive is magnificent gave u the best views! Lang co Beach and its lagoon are just beauty beyond words. Our lady guide is very knowledgeable, smart and friendly. She has potential to go far.

The trip was good but I feel it needs more time because everything was in the rush especially the peninsula view and bagoda. It would have been a great trip if it was 6 hours. I also feel they are charging a bit more for this short trip. But overall it was a nice experience. Our guide was very helpful and nice which was important to us.

Very interesting tour with an excellent guide covering major attractions in Da Nang.

Great ride through the green corner of Vietnam! Great day trip with delicious lunch!