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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 Da Nang: Full-Day Trip to Hue

2. From Da Nang: Full-Day Trip to Hue

Enjoy a lesson in Vietnamese history on this day trip from Da Nang. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to Hue, stopping at Hai Van Pass to explore some abandoned war bunkers. Upon arrival, head to the city's prime attraction, the Citadel. Wander through this vast complex containing the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City, and the Emperor's private residence, and learn more about Vietnam's last dynasty, the Nguyen dynasty. You will also discover other architectural masterpieces such as temples, pavilions, gardens, and the gates to the Imperial City. In the afternoon, stop for lunch to reenergize before enjoying a boat trip along the Perfume River. Stop at Thien Mu Pagoda, an active Buddhist monastery, and admire its iconic 7-story pagoda, the unofficial symbol of the city.   From the monastery, head to the serene Khai Dinh Royal Tomb, the final resting place of a Nguyen Emperor. Admire the tomb's unique architectural design and learn more about the many myths and legends that surround this controversial emperor before heading back to Da Nang.

Cham Island: Snorkeling Tour

3. Cham Island: Snorkeling Tour

After pickup, travel to Cua Dai Wharf and board a traditional Vietnamese wooden boat. Relax on your hour-long ride to Cham Island and enjoy a coffee on board.  After arrival at Hon Nhon Beach, take some time to swim and snorkel at your pleasure. Cham Island is a world biosphere reserve area recognized by UNESCO. Discover the area's beautiful sea life. Then, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch at a Cham Jungle Restaurant.   Travel to Bai Chong Beach and take the opportunity to rest in the hammocks, sunbathe or take another swim. Return to the boat and the journey back to your hotel in Hoi An or Da Nong.

My Son Sanctuary Tour from Da Nang

4. My Son Sanctuary Tour from Da Nang

Visit My Son, one of the most important sites of the ancient Champa Kingdom, on a 4-hour tour from Da Nang. Situated in a valley surrounded by high mountains, the World Heritage Site is one of the most stunning sights in central Vietnam. Choose from a shared or private tour. During the excavation of the site, letters were found revealing that the complex had been a site of Hindu worship since the 4th century. In the 7th century, the temples that had been destroyed by fire were restored with locally made bricks. Hear about 70 similar temples built in the period up to the 13th century, establishing My Son as a sanctuary of Hinduism. Enjoy a walking tour around the sanctuary to see the many temples and towers.

Da Nang: Small-Group Hue Imperial City and Hai Van Pass Tour

5. Da Nang: Small-Group Hue Imperial City and Hai Van Pass Tour

This tour takes a trip to the decadent Imperial City of Hue, a well-preserved walled city. Hue is a must-see for those who love history, complete with its beautiful architecture and Insta-worthy photo stops. Your tour will start at Khai Dinh Tomb, a site that looks more like a palace than a grave. After an equally impressive visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, a five-tier temple built in the 1700s, is the highlight of this tour: the Imperial City. Throughout your experience there will be plenty of time to wander the many ancient temples, browse exhibits at the visitors center, and stroll elegant gardens. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned to your Da Nang accommodation.

Chan May Port to Hoi An Private tour

6. Chan May Port to Hoi An Private tour

Chan May port to Hoi An excursion is a fantastic full-day private tour that allows you to discover Hoi An's hidden charm. From 7 am to 8:30 am, the tour guide and driver will come to pick you up at the Chan May Port gate, from your Cruise Ship about 600 meters. Visiting Lap An lagoon- a beautiful and largest brackish lagoon in Southeast Asia with a rustic view of oyster farms. Lang Co beach on the way to Hoi An for you to take beautiful photos. Lang Co Beach is one of Vietnam's and the world's most beautiful beaches. After that, you'll cross the Hai Van pass. It is not only a stunning pass but also a Vietnamese wonder. You arrive at the Marble Mountains around 10:45 a.m. In the heart of Da Nang, there is a beautiful cluster of five limestone and marble mountains. Around 12pm Enjoy a lovely lunch at a beautiful riverside restaurant in Hoi An. After that, Continue to explore Hoi An ancient town. Around 3:20 pm, The car takes you back to Chan May Port.

From Hoi An & Da Nang: Authentic Vietnamese Cooking Tour

7. From Hoi An & Da Nang: Authentic Vietnamese Cooking Tour

This is a cooking tour, which is different from a cooking class. The journey will take you through the beautiful and scenic countryside of Hoi An to Cam Thanh village (around 4 kilometers away from the town center). This adventure will include a visit to a local produce market and a boat trip along the beautiful Thu Bon River, with sights that include the island of Cam Nam and Duy Hai fishing village, as you pass under the majestic Cua Dai Bridge.  Your adventure continues on a fun-filled Basket Boat ride through the Water Palm Village, followed by a ride in a water buffalo cart that will take you to the local supplier's cooking school and restaurant. Upon arrival, you can then unwind by soaking up the joys of a foot, head, and shoulder massage.  The menu for the cooking class includes the following Vietnamese dishes:  Rolled wet rice paper with minced pork and vegetables Chicken Noodle Soup (Pho Ga)Grilled Fish in a Banana Leaf Vietnamese Prawn Curry You may then relax and enjoy the sumptuous delights of your cooking creations, in the pleasant surroundings of the local supplier's restaurant. 

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

8. 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.

Marble Mountains & Son Tra Peninsula Tour from Da Nang

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

Visit the Marble Mountains, a cluster of 5 marble and limestone mountains, on this 4-hour tour from Da Nang. Climb the stone steps carved into the mountain up to a Buddhist pagoda. Choose from a shared or private tour. Discover hidden caves and enjoy spectacular views from the top of the mountain. Stop at Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village, located at the foot of the Marble Mountains. Next, you’ll head to the Son Tra peninsula. Visit the Linh Ung Bai But pagoda, one of the largest pagodas in Da Nang, and also known as the Lady Buddha. From the pagoda, enjoy views of the city, the mountains and the sandy beaches of the Son Tra peninsula.

Da Nang: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Hoi An

10. Da Nang: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Hoi An

Discover the bustling streets of Da Nang, Vietnam’s 3rd largest city, on a full-day shared or private sightseeing tour from Hoi An. Located approximately 18 miles (28.5 kilometers) north of Hoi An, your tour starts with a hotel pick-up and drive up the coast of the East Vietnam Sea. Visit Ho Chi Minh Museum. It features a replica of President Ho’s home in Ha Noi with a fishpond, a house on stilts, its garden and other relics. 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. Da Nang museum with rich local history and culture, is the next stop. Stop at Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountain) to explore some spectacular natural caves in the cluster of limestone mountains south of the city. Enjoy fantastic panoramic views from the summit of Thuy Son, the only one of the 5 marble mountains accessible to visitors. See mysterious pagodas built during the Nguyễn Dynasty, and meet some of the artisans that produce handmade sculpture at the base of the mountain. Next, go to the Cham Museum to explore the most complete collection of rare items of the Cham people. After lunch, continue to Son Tra Peninsula. Travel over the Thuan Phuoc Bridge across the lower Han River to experience the longest suspension bridge in Vietnam and admire the magnificent feat of engineering up close. Before your drop off in Hoi An, there will be time for a pleasant walk along a white sandy beach, with picturesque views of the rapids. Return to your hotel at around 4:00 PM.

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Tom was very experienced and eloquent. He shared a lot of insights on the history, culture. Took good care of us too. Always checking in on us, ensuring we have the best experience. Thumbs up!

Was a great tour with simultaneous transfer. Especially our guide (Mr.D) was super friendly & spoke good English so that we could learn a lot along the way.

Thanks to the team for the great organization, tk the guide to the driver and in general for the great tine we had !! Congratulations

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.