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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.

Da Nang: Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge Small Group Tour

2. Da Nang: 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.

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

3. 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.

Hoi An or Da Nang: Top Gear Hai Van Pass Motorbike Adventure

4. Hoi An or Da Nang: Top Gear Hai Van Pass Motorbike Adventure

After pick-up at your hotel in the morning, prepare bike, bag, protection gear and meet other travelers at supplier's office. Depart and leave the city behind and head into the countryside. Take a short stop at Thanh Toan roof-tile bridge, one of oldest bridges in Vietnam. Visit a farm museum to see local Vietnamese rice harvesting methods. Ride further on the HW1 to visit Elephant Springs where you can swim in fresh spring water from the Bach Ma Mountains. Continue on to Lang Co Bay and enjoy local food at a boat-house on the lagoon. Now it's time for the highlight of the trip. Start seeing the best views from Hai Van Pass, and reach the top of the mountains where you can see all the way back to Hue or to Da Nang. Take short trek to the top for more beautiful views Ride down to Da Nang city, along the beach then visit Marble Mountains where you'll take a short trek. Ride back to Hoi An along the beach before returning to your hotel.o your hotel

Hoi An: Cam Thanh Basket Boat Ride

5. Hoi An: Cam Thanh Basket Boat Ride

Escape the bustle of the city and discover the stunning nature around Cam Thanh. Ride a basket boat down the river and admire the scenes of village life. Select the option including hotel transfers to enjoy pickup and drop-off in Hoi An. Row through small channels and quiet backwaters as you appreciate the view of verdant coconut trees. After the boat trip, watch local residents perform a one-of-a-kind boat show. Enjoy a taste of traditional Vietnamese life with this unique activity.

From Da Nang: Bach Ma National Park Trekking

6. 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.

Nha Trang: Day Trip to Ba Ho Waterfall

7. Nha Trang: Day Trip to Ba Ho Waterfall

After pickup from your accommodation, head approximately 25 kilometers north to the Ba Ho Waterfalls. Ba Ho means “Three Pools” in Vietnamese, and the iconic waterfalls consist of 3 clear, refreshing pools with their respective waterfalls. Trek up to the top of the local mountain and take in the views of the surroundings. Feel the exhilaration of jumping into the pools from the surrounding cliffs. Swim in the cooling water and look out for local fish and wildlife. Stop for lunch and enjoy some delicious Vietnamese cuisine at a local restaurant.

Hoi An: Sunset Cooking Class with Boat Trip

8. Hoi An: Sunset Cooking Class with Boat Trip

Meet your local guide and discover Vietnam’s unique food culture as you immerse yourself into the local lifestyle. Stop at a local food market in Hoi An to witness how locals bargain with vendors to buy fresh ingredients for your upcoming cooking class — you'll even learn some Vietnamese words to try for yourself. Next, head to the Cam Thanh Coconut Village and explore the coconut water palm forest. Enjoy a firsthand experience of the famous basket boat dance and help fishermen catch crabs and fish using traditional fishing methods. Afterwards, take a small break in the coconut village forest before your cooking class begins. Your guide’s brother is a professional chef with many years of experience. Watch as he demonstrates the steps to cook authentic Vietnamese favorites that are only offered locally. Each guest will cook their own dishes in a hands-on culinary experience before sitting down together to savor your delicious creations. Menu for the cooking class: 1. Fresh spring roll 2. Vietnamese pancake (banh xeo) 3. Papaya salad 4. Chicken in clay pot with steamed rice 5. Fresh fruit

From Hoi An: Full-Day Trip with National Park Hike and Beach

9. From Hoi An: Full-Day Trip with National Park Hike and Beach

Following a pickup at your hotel, you’ll head to Bach Ma National Park, filled with a diversity of flora and fauna as well as stunningly beautiful landscapes. Travel by car to the Bach Ma mountain summit, 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, which takes you a few kilometers past the Bach Ma Morin at the terminus of the park road. The trail continues to a pavilion with 360-degree views of the surrounding area, usually mist shrouded and above the clouds.   See the towering Do Quyen Waterfall while trekking along a path through dense jungle (1.5 kilometers). If lucky, you'll can see birds at close range along the foot trails where you can enjoy a snack. Along the way you’ll find interesting sights, including the old villas that remain in the jungle despite being damaged in the Vietnam War and reclaimed by nature.   After an exciting afternoon in Bach Ma National Park, next you will depart for the picturesque Lang Co Beach. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch on Lang Co Beach before returning to Hoi An. This tour is available to book as a shared or private experience.

Hue: Private Transfer To/From Hoi An with Sightseeing

10. 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 South Central Coast

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 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!

Our guide was very helpful and constantly gave information throughout the trip, it was well organised and spent plenty of time in each place

Great tour all round with amazing enthusiastic tour guide, can highly recommend if you want to see the top sights around Da Nang

We had an amazing time! Thanh is a great guide, very friendly and knowledgeable about local history.