• Overview
  • Itinerary in Detail

Day 1 : Hue Arrival
Day 2 : Hue 
Day 3 : Hue – Danang – Hoian  
Day 4 : Hoian – My Son – Hoian 
Day 5 : Hoian – Danang – Next Destination  


Arrive in Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam, and transfer to your hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at hotel in Hue.

DAY 2 : HUE (B/L/-)

08:00 Depart from your hotel. Start at the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. From here take a cyclo through the ‘Old City’ to Tinh Tam Lake where the Emperors used to come to relax; full of lotus flowers in summer there are many local style coffee shops around the lake where university students come to study.
Continue to visit Thien Mu (Celestial Lady) pagoda overlooking the Perfume river; constructed in 1601, the 21-meter tall tower is the centerpiece of the pagoda and represents seven reincarnations of Buddhism. In the grounds of the pagoda is the Austin car made famous when in 1963, a resident monk drove the vehicle to what was then Saigon to protest against the southern regime.  The photo of his own immortalization was captured and is one of the most well known images of the war. Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon see the tomb of the former emperor Minh Mang which is located in a tranquil setting of gardens and ponds. Journey on to Khai Dinh’s tomb which is traditional Vietnamese in design with a European touch making it unique from the other tombs in Hue. Before heading back to your hotel take time to stroll around Dong Ba Market with your guide.  The market is another of the must see sites in Hue, the stalls are teeming with color and a great place to catch a glimpse of everyday life. Back to your hotel. Dinner on your own . Overnight at hotel in Hue.

Note: You can replace the Ming Mang’s tomb by the Tu Duc’s tomb

Option 1: A royal performance of ancient dancing and music, a world intangible heritage recognized by UNESCO in 2003, is presented in the citadel.
Option 2: In the evening, a typical royal dinner with a presentation of ancient dancing and music is arranged (minimum group size: 10 persons)


Breakfast at hotel.  08:00 Leave Hue for Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years. The scenic route passes through the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co before climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Drive through Danang and visit the Cham museum, which contains the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world. Lunch at the local restaurant.
Take the boat trip on Thu Bon river.  Then the afternoon is spent strolling through the narrow streets of this atmospheric old town. This former port, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is full of architectural gems that show a range of influences. Visit the fish & vegetable market, the Fujian temple, the Quan Cong temple and the Japanese covered bridge.
Around the 17th century Hoi An was one of the busiest ports in South East Asia, with Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Dutch, French and English merchants visiting the town in search of spices, lacquer ware, and ceramics. Enriched by the proceeds of this trade many merchants constructed beautiful homes. You can admire these charming houses along Tran Phu street, one of the oldest in Hoi An. Dinner on your own . Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.


Breakfast at hotel.  08:00 Start the day, with a half day trip to visit the capital and religious centre of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son. Here, 40km southwest of Hoi An, in a lush green valley, are dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries. On the way back to Hoi An stop to visit Tra Kieu, formerly known as Simhapura or the Lion Citadel, the capital of Champa between the 4th and 8th centuries. Some of the finest sculptures in Danang’s Cham Museum originated from here.
After lunch at a local restaurant in Hoi An, take the boat trip on Thu Bon river. Then free to relax , perhaps browsing for souvenirs in Hoi An’s art galleries and silk shops, or maybe cycling to the nearby Cua Dai beach (on your own account). Dinner on your own . Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.


Breakfast at hotel. The morning is at leisure until transfer to Danang Airport for onward flight.