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From Hue: Private Transfer to Hoi An & Sightseeing

1. From Hue: Private Transfer to Hoi An & Sightseeing

Take the hassle out of your journey from Hue to Hoi An with a private car transfer. You will be picked up from your hotel in Hue and dropped off in Hoi An at your desired location, with plenty of time for sightseeing on the way. Stop off at Lang Co beach, a popular tourist destination. This beautiful beach is situated on a lagoon, separated from the sea by the highway. Relax and enjoy some fresh seafood. Once you are back in the car, you will drive over the Hai Van (ocean cloud) pass along one of the world's most beautiful coastal roads. Enjoy incredible views along the series of hairpin turns, steep inclines, and breathtaking vistas.  Next you will see the Marble Mountains. This group of five limestone hills are named after five elements (fire, metal, earth, water, and wood). Thuy Son, the water mountain, is the largest of the five and boasts several caves, pagodas, and two viewpoints with spectacular views of Da Nang city. Afterwards, it is possible to visit the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang, to learn about this ancient art form (available upon request). Finally, you will be dropped off at a convenient location in Hoi An. 

Hoi An: Boat Trip to the Cham Islands with Snorkeling

2. Hoi An: Boat Trip to the Cham Islands with Snorkeling

After being collected from your accommodation at 8:00AM, you will depart for the Cham Islands (locally known as Cu Lao Cham), which feature some of the most beautiful seascapes and landscapes in the area. This island complex has only 3,000 inhabitants and most of them make a living from fishing. You can take a trip of only 25 minutes by speedboat from Hoi An Town (Cua Dai Quay) for this amazing beach and nature excursion. Snorkel or dive to experience the beautiful coral reefs, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch on the island or walk along the eco-tour trail. The island is rich in aquatic resources, with 165 hectares of coral and 500 hectares of seaweed. The waters around Cu Lao Cham are home to 135 species of coral, 4 species of tiger shrimp and 84 species of mollusk, many of which are listed in the World’s Red Book of endangered species. There are many other interesting attractions for visitors, including fresh seafood, traditional crafts, swimming and sightseeing. Recently, important archaeological remains were found and these are now exhibited in a small museum near the main jetty.   The cluster of islands that make up Cham island are also a Marine Protected Area (MPA) due to numerous important marine inhabitants, particularly beaches and coral reefs, and rich biodiversity. The Marine Protected Area includes eight islands; the largest island being Hon Lao, featuring magnificent beaches and forests. You can also experience the township of Bai Lang, a small harbor, a Traditional Fishing Village (Bai Lang), temples, shrines and a pagoda. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your accommodation at 3:00PM.

From Nha Trang: Full-day Island Tour

3. From Nha Trang: Full-day Island Tour

After being picked up from your hotel, you'll travel by boat to Tri Nguyen Aquarium, which is located on Hon Mieu Island. The aquarium features an abundance of fascinating marine life including coral, sea turtles, seahorses, stingrays, and lobsters. Next on the agenda is a trip to Hon Mun Island, characterized by picturesque natural scenery and clear turquoise waters all year round. Hon Mun is famous for being the first protected marine area in Vietnam and is home to the most diverse collection of coral in Vietnam (around 1500 species). After Mun Island, continue on to the beautiful Mot Island, known for its lovely beach in particular. It's the perfect place to stop for lunch. Feast on excellent dishes, with the option of treating yourself to a cocktail from the floating bar. The last stop of the day will be Tranh mini-beach where you can relax or try some beach activities including parasailing, jet-skiing, banana boating (at your own expense). After the island tour concludes, you'll head back to your hotel.

Da Nang: Full-Day Private Customized Tour

4. Da Nang: Full-Day Private Customized Tour

Create your very own full-day itinerary according to the attractions and places in or around Da Nang that you would like to visit. You'll be picked up from your hotel in Da Nang by your English-speaking guide and travel in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle. Choose from some of the most popular sites listed below to start your itinerary or suggest something new.  Marble Mountains: This cluster of five limestone cliffs located south of Da Nang are named after the five elements. Marvel at these mystical caves with built-in pagodas and admire the sweeping views of the city and sea from viewpoints. Linh Ung Pagoda (Lady Buddha): With 17 floors – each dedicated to the ‘she’ Buddha – and standing at 67 meters high, Linh Ung is the tallest Buddhist statue in Vietnam. Explore the surrounding tranquil grounds with an impressive display of life-sized statues, and snap a few photos by the grand entrance.  Museum of Cham Sculpture: The Cham dynasty heavily influenced southern and central Vietnam, ruling over the area for several millennia. Though small, this museum holds the largest collection of Cham artifacts in the world. With over 300 pieces that date as far back as the 5th century, walk through the different exhibits taking in the many sandstone sculptures with their Hindu-influenced styles. Con Market/Han Market: Try tasty Vietnamese food from a selection of over 2000 stalls selling a wide choice of food. If souvenirs are preferred, the Han Market is known for vendors who sell everything from dried fruit to local knick-knacks. Dragon Bridge: Spanning approximately 200 meters end to end, and named aptly because it is shaped in the form of a dragon, this impressive bridge is a sight to behold. Visit during weekend nights and possibly catch the dragon spewing plumes of fire and water from its head.  My Khe Beach: This scenic beach with a never-ending shoreline is perfect to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Walk along the sandy shores, take a dip in the sea, grab local snacks at a nearby kiosk, or simply relax on the beach.

Ho Chi Minh: 2-Day Mui Ne Beach Tour with Sand Dune Sunrise

5. Ho Chi Minh: 2-Day Mui Ne Beach Tour with Sand Dune Sunrise

Your first day will begin as you are picked up from your hotel in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City and transferred to the bus station. From here you will start your 5-hour journey in a comfortable public sleeping bus. Upon arrival in Mui Ne, the bus will drop you off at your hotel for check-in. You are then free to discover Mui Ne Beach by yourself and enjoy your free time, having the option sit under the coconut trees that line the beach and enjoy the pleasant sea breeze. On day two you will go on a sunrise tour at 4:30AM. You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the white sand dunes. You will get to enjoy the beauty of the white sand dunes, where in the middle of the dunes you will find Lotus Lake. On top of the sand dunes you can see all of the beautiful scenery of Mui Ne by observing the daily activities of the fishing farm. Also visit red sand dunes, a fishing village, and fairy stream located in a mountain. There are quite a few small stands selling food and drinks to visitors within the area along the tree line offering much-needed shade. Following that, you will be transferred back to your hotel. You are free to have lunch by yourself before checking out, or can alternatively choose to relax until you are picked up and transferred to the bus station to return to Ho Chi Minh City.

From Hue: Hai Van Pass Motorbike Tour to Da Nang or Hoi An

6. From Hue: Hai Van Pass Motorbike Tour to Da Nang or Hoi An

Start your experience with hotel pickup in Hue, where your driver will load your backpack on to the motorbike. Set off on a day of sightseeing as you drive along the beautiful coastal road to your destination. Admire rice fields and tranquil villages along the road, and take a break at Lap An Lagoon to snap photos of the beautiful lake. Continue to Lang Co Beach, where you can swim and enjoy a seafood lunch at your own expense. Pass bunkers from the Vietnam War as you cross the famous Hai Van Pass, and enjoy panoramic views over the ocean. Make a stop in the Marble Mountains to explore colorful Buddhist temples and amazing caves before being dropped off in Da Nang or Hoi An.

Cham Islands: Day-Tour with Snorkeling from Da Nang

7. Cham Islands: Day-Tour with Snorkeling from Da Nang

After being collected from your accommodation in Da Nang, you will travel to Hoi An by shuttle bus before taking a speedboat to Cham Island. It is the perfect spot for a day-trip, complete with snorkeling or diving over beautiful coral reefs. A delicious seafood lunch will be provided on the island, and you will also be able to walk along an "eco-tour" trail. It is highly recommended to stay overnight on the island, speedboat you with more time to explore and enjoy the stunning experience of sunset and sunrise. You will even be able to go fishing at night and experience a barbecue on the island. There are many other interesting attractions for visitors, including fresh seafood, traditional crafts, swimming and sightseeing. Recently, important archaeological remains were found and these are now exhibited in a small museum near the main jetty. The island is rich in aquatic resources, with 165 hectares of coral and 500 hectares of seaweed. The waters around Cu Lao Cham are home to 135 species of coral, 4 species of tiger shrimp and 84 species of mollusk, many of which are listed in the World’s Red Book of Endangered Species. The cluster of islands that make up Cham Island are also a Marine Protected Area (MPA) due to numerous important marine inhabitants, particularly beaches and coral reefs. The Marine Protected Area includes eight islands; the largest island Hon Lao which features magnificent beaches and forests, the township of Bai Lang which is a small harbor, a traditional fishing village (Bai Lang), temples, shrines and a pagoda. It is recognized as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. Your tour will conclude at 3:00 PM at which point you will be transported back to Da Nang.

Hoi An: Farming and Fishing Tour with Bike and River Cruise

8. Hoi An: Farming and Fishing Tour with Bike and River Cruise

Following pick-up, begin leisurely cycling along country roads to explore local rural life with your tour guide. Witness the local farming and fishing communities and how they live in Hoi An. Discover a beautiful organic vegetable village, cultivate the soil with a local farmer, enjoy the company of water buffaloes in the rice paddy fields and see ducks swimming along the rice farm. Watch as rice farmers tend to their crops as you learn about the area and experience the friendliness of the local people. Board a boat for a river cruise to meet and engage with local fishermen, and enjoy an interactive experience of traditional net fishing. Have fun paddling the unique bamboo basket boat before enjoying a delicious seafood meal onboard.

From Hoi An: Half-Day Eco Tour and Basket Boat Ride

9. From Hoi An: Half-Day Eco Tour and Basket Boat Ride

Following pick-up from your hotel in Hoi An, cruise through Cua Dai Bay to get up close to the floating fishing farms and fishing villages at the mouth of the Cua Dai River. Watch the local fishermen catch fish in the time-honored way on the river, and visit the wholesale fish market at Duy Hai. Soak up the busy atmosphere and get the chance to handle one of the traditional fishing nets. Then, climb aboard a bamboo basket boat and navigate the small canals of the mangrove forest and coconut palms with a local. End with a delightful lunch or dinner at a local restaurant.

From Hoi An/Da Nang: Discover Cham island & Snorkeling

10. From Hoi An/Da Nang: Discover Cham island & Snorkeling

You will start your day at Cua Dai Beach, at which point you will embark by speedboat to Cham Island. After a 20-minutes speed boat ride, you will arrive at Cu Lao Cham, a large island area consisting of several small islands about 25 nautical miles off the coast. Cham Island is the historical and cultural vestige attached to the formation and development of the Hoi An commercial port town. This is a tourist site which boasts a cool climate all year round. The island has a plethora of beautiful coral reefs and stunning scenery, along with about 3,000 residents living at both the Lang and Huong beaches. The living reef around Cham Island offers some of the best opportunities in Asia to see exotic fish in their natural habitat. You will spend a half-day at Bai Lang Beach where you will visit many interesting places such as Au Thuyen, which is a shelter for boats in bad weather, and the ancient Hai Tang Pagoda. You will have plenty of free time to snorkel, which will provide you with beautiful coral-viewing opportunities. You will then return back to the restaurant for a fresh local seafood lunch, with more free time to sunbath and swim at one of the nicest beaches in Vietnam.

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What people are saying about South Central Coast

We arrived in Hoi an with no particular ideas. We contacted on whatsap, the gentleman answered us very quickly. An excursion with memories full of head. In order to discover the routine of the Vietnamese. Several different activities! Our guide Milk was really nice, we explained each point really well. we recommend !! In addition to that, the hotel-excursion transfer is included, it's really worth it !!

An amazing day! We loved the coconut boats and the fishing with the locals. The food for early dinner was delicious and plenty to share! We had a lovely tour guide and thoroughly enjoyed the day- a great day trip from Hoi An, with a variety of things that kept the day interesting

Great trip, you could have saved yourself the snorkeling at this point but it was still great to jump into the water and swim :)

Great fun and a fantastic Lunch

One on the best tours of the holiday. Great tour guide, jovial local people and fantastic lunch.

We loved our whole experience! Spring was an incredible guide! We enjoyed every minute!