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Hoi An: Half-Day Ancient Town Tour

1. Hoi An: Half-Day Ancient Town Tour

Discover Hoi An Ancient Town’s quaint buildings, cosy teahouses, and lantern festivals down by the river during a half-day guided tour. Start the experience with a gently bob downstream in a traditional basket boat. Once you have soaked up the luscious scenic views, head to the next stop of the day, Hoi An Ancient Town. Next, stop off at several Chinese and Japanese assembly halls, each built and decorated in a traditionally ornate style. Learn about the town’s flourishing ceramics industry as you pass by a traditional pottery museum and watch locals at work. Enjoy the highlight of the tour, a visit to the elegant Japanese Covered Bridge, originally erected to divide the city during the Japanese occupation. While the bridge was once a symbol of segregation, over time it has become a much-cherished location for tourists and locals alike. Finish things off with a handicraft tour of Hoi An: learn how locals make a living and shop for colorful souvenirs.

Da Nang: Small Group Half-Day City Sightseeing Tour

2. Da Nang: Small Group Half-Day City Sightseeing Tour

The tour begins with pickup from your accommodation in Da Nang or Hoi An then heads towards the Marble Mountains. Arrive at the mountains and marvel at this impressive collection of limestone outcrops that dominate the city’s skyline. Next, visit the Linh Ung Pagoda and soak up the serene atmosphere of this ocean-side temple while learning about its history and significance. Continue the tour to the popular Cham Museum, boasting an incredible array of statues and artifacts relating to the Ancient Cham people. After a busy day of exploring Da Nang’s sights and learning about its culture, enjoy some free time to relax on My Khe beach.

Da Nang - Half-Day Museums and Bridges Tour

3. Da Nang - Half-Day Museums and Bridges Tour

Da Nang is not only famous for its beautiful sandy beaches, but also for its bridges and museums. Choose from a shared or private experience and start your day with hotel pickup to visit Ho Chi Minh Museum. It features a replica of President Ho’s home in Hanoi with a fishpond, a house on stilts, its garden and other relics. It's all very genuine and feels as though 'Uncle Ho' is still there. 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. Leaving these museums, continue to the Cham Museum. With their roots dating back as far as 192 AD, Vietnam's indigenous Cham people lived an Indian way of life in both culture and language. The Cham Museum in Da Nang is dedicated to this period and the Champa existence which began predominantly in the coastal areas of Vietnam. Housing the largest exhibition of Cham sculpture in the world, the museum displays almost 300 terracotta and stone works of art ranging from the 7th to the 15th centuries. The next museum is Dong Dinh Museum. The museum is a beautiful and peaceful place to see wonderful works of art and valuable antiques. The owner of the museum is the commendable Artist, Doan Huy Giao who has spent more than 30 years collecting artifacts from across the country and another 10 years on building his privately-owned museum, which is the first of its kind in the central region. The last stop is Dragon Bridge, a very unique and modern bridge that crosses the Han River from the Bach Dang traffic circle. It provides the shortest road link from Da Nang International Airport to the other main roads in Da Nang city and a direct route to My Khe and Non Nuoc Beach on the eastern edge of the city. The bridge was designed and built in the shape of a dragon which spectacularly breathes fire every Saturday and Sunday night. Then, head to Thuan Phuoc Bridge at Tien Sa Port, another wonderful bridge in Da Nang City. 

Hoi An: Full-Day Customized Private Tour

4. Hoi An: Full-Day Customized Private Tour

Create your own full-day itinerary according to the attractions you're most interested in. Get picked up from your hotel in Hoi An by your guide and travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Choose from any of the sights below to make your ideal city tour of Hoi An. Japanese Covered Bridge One of the most popular landmarks in the Old Town of Hoi An, this 400-year-old bridge with its reddish-pink hue is a symbol of unification. Take in the fine architectural details awhile walking across the bridge or snap some photos of its striking silhouette from afar. Hoi An Museum of History and Culture Housed in a 17th-century temple, this museum features an eclectic mix of artifacts such as ceramics, maps, photos, bells, and more that collectively span approximately 2,000 years of Hoi An history. Roam through the exhibit halls and get a glimpse of Hoi An’s glorious and prosperous past. Chinese Assembly Hall (Fujian Assembly Hall) While there are many Chinese assembly halls in Hoi An, none is as aesthetically pleasing as the Fujian Assembly Hall. With its faded red brick gate and intricate architecture, it was once a traditional Chinese meeting point but is now a temple dedicated to Thien Hau, a sea goddess. Museum of Trade Ceramics Located in a restored two-story house reminiscent of Hoi An’s old shophouses, this museum houses a collection of pottery pieces not just from Hoi An but from around Asia and even some parts of the western world. This is a must for pottery aficionados. Hoi An Central Market Hoi An’s biggest and busiest market, this is located in the center of Hoi An’s Old Town and is the perfect place to buy souvenirs and fill up on delicious local eats. Take in the sights, sounds, and smells to complete your Hoi An experience. Hoi An Handicraft Workshop Also known as the Handicraft Village of Hoi An, this workshop is housed in a 200-year-old Chinese trading house. See artisans at work creating traditional Vietnamese crafts such as lanterns, silks, pottery, woodwork, and more in the same way they were made hundreds of years ago.

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.

Da Nang: Cham Sculpture Museum, Marble Mountains & Hoi An

6. Da Nang: Cham Sculpture Museum, Marble Mountains & Hoi An

After pickup from the port, the driver will take you to the Cham Sculpture Museum, dedicated to the period of the Champa. The museum displays almost 300 terracotta and stone works of art ranging from the 7th to the 15th century. Continue to the Marble Mountains. Climb the stone steps carved into the mountain that lead to a Buddhist Pagoda and a beautiful panoramic view. Next, you will go to Am Phu Cave where there's a replica of heaven and hell, and an eerie underground tunnel where you can hear bats hanging in the cave. You will then visit the Linh Ung Pagoda, built under the reign of King Minh Mang in the Nguyen Dynasty. Stop to have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will discover the city of Hoi An on foot. The historic town, which used to be a prosperous seaport village from the 16th to 18th century, has a beautifully preserved old town that cannot be missed while touring the region. While walking around Hoi An old town, stop to visit the Hoi An Museum, a few of the town’s ancient houses and a craft workshop. You will also walk over the must-see Japanese Covered Bridge. These spots are built in the typical architectural style of Hoi An, which reflects the town's influences from France, Japan, China and Vietnam.  After exploring Hoi An, you will be dropped back to Da Nang port.

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Tour guide Phu was kind and knowledgeable. He explained a lot and answered all our questions. Thank you for a nice morning!

The guide was very nice and explained a lot of things to me...she was kind and answered all my questions.

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