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Da Nang: Lady Buddha, Monkey Mountain and Am Phu Cave Tour

1. Da Nang: Lady Buddha, Monkey Mountain and Am Phu Cave Tour

After pickup from your hotel in Da Nang or Hoi An, visit the Son Tra Mountain, also known as Monkey Mountain, to gain insight into Vietnam's rich history of Buddhism and Hinduism. Then, visit the Lady Buddha statue, the tallest Buddhist statue in Vietnam, reaching a height of 220 feet (67 meters). Next, visit local stone factories and sculpture shops, before visiting Marble Mountain. Visit the Âm Phủ cave, to take a walk through a re-creation of Buddhist hell. At midday enjoy lunch in a local restaurant with authentic Vietnamese dishes. You'll be transferred back to your hotel around 1:00 PM.

From Hoi An: My Son Tour by Bus and Boat

2. From Hoi An: My Son Tour by Bus and Boat

Rich with cultural and historic significance, My Son sanctuary is one of the most beautiful and important religious sites in Vietnam. Your tour starts early, with pickup from your expert English-speaking guide at 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM. After a stunning drive through amidst lush hills and rushing rivers, you’ll arrive at the My Son at 10:00 AM — still early enough to beat the heat. Wandering through the ruins of ancient temples to the Hindu god Shiva, your guide will recount the fascinating history of the kingdom of Champa, whose religious leaders began the construction of My Son in the 4th-century. See the ornate towers, now covered with bright green grass, with ornate pillars still suggesting the beauty of the complex when it was built. After 2.5 hours of exploring, you’ll hop on a colorful boat bound back for Hoi An, where you’ll gather more priceless insight from your guide while you enjoy a local vegetarian lunch. Drifting down the Thu Bôn River, you'll get a further taste of the verdant beauty of the Vietnamese countryside, flanked by mountains and jungles on either side. By 2:30 PM you’ll be back at Nguyen Hoang pier in Hoi An, ready to take on the rest of your day.

Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge Small Group Tour

3. Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge Small Group Tour

The tour begins with pickup from your accommodation in Da Nang and travels to the popular Ba Na Hills district. To start the day, enjoy a gravity-defying cable car ride through the misty mountains and pass by the famous Golden Bridge. Make sure to snap a photo of this incredible feat of engineering, an elevated walkway through the mountains supported by 2 enormous stone hands. Later, learn about the history of the region on a below-ground adventure to see French cellars that were used to distill alcohol during the colonial era. As you explore the cellars, allow yourself to be transported back in time and imagine what life was like during this historical period. Finally, take a gentle hike up Chua Mountain to admire panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Here you will also stop by the iconic Linh Chua Linh Tu Temple and Linh Ung Pagoda, famous for its large Buddha statue.

Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge Private Tour

4. Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge Private Tour

Explore the Ba Na Hills and including all of its attractions, both old and new. Your group will ride gravity-defying cable cars through the misty mountains, and there will be time to snap photos along the magnificent Golden Bridge, an elevated walkway through the mountains supported by two enormous stone hands. Afterwards, experience the history of the region by going on an adventure below ground to see French cellars that were used to distill alcohol during the colonial era; a true step back in time for history lovers. Before the end of the day, there will be a gentle hike up Chua Mountain for panoramic views and to visit the Linh Chua Linh Tu Temple and Linh Ung Pagoda, which is famous for its large Buddha.

DaNang- Lady Buddha-Marble Mountains -Coconut Jungle -Hoi An

5. DaNang- Lady Buddha-Marble Mountains -Coconut Jungle -Hoi An

This is the best option for you to explore Da Nang city with Linh Ung Pagoda - Lady Buddha, Marble mountains, and connect with Cam Thanh Coconut Jungle - experience basket boat rowing then discover Hoi An Ancient Town - take beautiful photos with Lantern Light on the same day. Pick you up at your hotel or meeting point. Your first stop is Son Tra, nicknamed ‘Monkey Mountain’ by American troops. The national park stands 693 meters above sea level, and its location on a peninsula affords breathtaking views of the surrounding sea. Whilst there, Linh Ung pagoda - home to the tallest statue of the Goddess of Mercy in Southeast Asia will be one of your unforgettable memory. The 67-meter tall statue is located on top of a lotus-shaped platform and features 21 miniature Buddha sculptures. Next, you’ll be definitely impressed by the Marble Mountains. Admire beautiful caves, and historic Buddhist pagodas, spend time exploring and absorbing knowledge about religions, and gain insight into differences between Buddhism and Hinduism Move to the Stone Carving Village of Non-Nuoc so that you can admire stone fine art and buy some nice souvenirs. Enjoy some local cuisine at a local restaurant before visiting Cam Thanh Coconut Jungle and Hoi An Ancient Town. Continue your adventure with Cam Thanh Coconut Jungle and spend your time enjoying the peaceful, green space of Coconut Forest and hands-on experience of round net and cast net fishing, especially enjoying basket boat rowing. Then Hoi An Ancient town welcomes you to visit Phuc Kien Pagoda, Phung Hung ancient house, the Japanese Bridge, Museum ... Shopping at Hoi An Central Market. Walk around the historic old town and be amazed by the influences from China, Japan, and Vietnam. Dinner at the local restaurant. Fee your time with the night market and enjoy the shimmering space of Hoi An by night. You'll then be transferred back to your in Da Nang or Hoi An if requested.

Marble Mountains & Son Tra Peninsula Tour from Da Nang

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

The Marble Mountains are a cluster of five marble and limestone mountains which are named after the five elements. Stone steps carved into the mountain lead to a Buddhist Pagoda. You can also discover stunning caves and enjoy the beautiful view from the mountain top. Next, you will go to Am Phu Cave where there is a replica of “Heaven and Hell”, Marble Mountains are also home to Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village, which is a unique craft village. Situated at the foot of the Marble Mountains, this craft village has a proud history covering more than 200 years. We will head north to visit the Son Tra Peninsula. It is 693-meter high above sea level and 10-kilometer from the center of Da Nang City to the North-East. Pay a visit to Son Tra Linh Ung Pagoda, considered one of the biggest pagodas in Da Nang City. The most striking feature of this vast pagoda is its huge Lady Buddha statue, which is one of the tallest in Vietnam and spectacularly dominates the skyline. You can contemplate the whole city, Son Tra peninsula as well as the Marble Mountains along with white sand-bank. The beautiful landscape creates a unique impression that you cannot find in other places.

Hoi An: Full-Day Small Group Trip to My Son Sanctuary

7. Hoi An: Full-Day Small Group Trip to My Son Sanctuary

The adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Hoi An then travels the 50 km journey to the captivating Cham temples of My Son Sanctuary. A must-see for history buffs, the sanctuary dates back from the 4th to the 13th century and owes its spiritual origins to the Hinduism of India. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided tour of the temples and learn about the site's headless statues, whose upper bodies are currently on display behind glass at The Louvre in Paris. Unlike a half-day tour, this full-day experience allows you plenty of time to explore the complex and see everything that the sanctuary has to offer. After your tour of the temple, stop by a local restaurant for a traditional lunch to replenish your energy. Later, enjoy an incredible cultural performance practiced by the Cham people for many centuries. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to your hotel in Hoi An.

Hoi An Countryside - Morning: 9 Km Small-Group Bicycle Tour

8. Hoi An Countryside - Morning: 9 Km Small-Group Bicycle Tour

Take a day to be filled with discovery and surprises in the Hoi An Countryside. Cross boundless rice fields, learn the secret of making the famous woven mats that serve as beds, discover boat builders, make the boats that wind down the river, cross small bridges, try the amazing basket boat, and much more. During your tour, meet local families who will welcome you to share a meal. This special moment will offer you the opportunity to speak with them and to learn their customs and traditions firsthand. After your meal, you will return to Hoi An by boat. A new opportunity for you to admire the diversity of the Vietnamese landscape.

Da Nang: Full-Day My Son Sanctuary Tour

9. 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.

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

10. 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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I had a fantastic private tour around the ancient ruins of My Son with Minh as my guide. I was picked up exactly on time and had a very comfortable journey by car. Minh was very knowledgeable about My Son and he happily answered my many questions about the site. He was very patient when it came to my numerous stops for photos and I was delighted when he suggested I spend some more time exploring the site after the Cultural Show (included in the entrance fee and highly recommended). A really great experience.

My tour guide Nhung was just great, told me a lot and tried really hard, totally responded to me. It was just great that I was traveling with her all alone at my own pace and not in a large group. Personally, I'm not a fan of ruins, but Nhung made the day a super exciting day, during which we also talked about the different cultures. You can tell that she loves to talk about the Cham and at the same time is very interested in other cultures. An all round great trip!

Awesome experience if your looking for a shorter timed day trip. Only 5 hours but you see a ton. Pickup and drop off was super easy and the drives are quick from Da Nang. No negatives but if you don’t like walking up stairs it may not be for you. Lots of steps up to the top of marble mountain but you can also climb through caves to get to the top. That was personally the best part for us. Really enjoyed it and the hosts are great!

The weather was atrocious but the tour went ahead anyways and we and our guide made the most of it. He even ended us taking us out for a few drinks after in the locals spot

My son ruins are a must see, beautiful place with souch history. And amazing food!!