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Da Nang: Lady Buddha, Marble Mountains, and Am Phu Cave Tour

1. Da Nang: Lady Buddha, Marble Mountains, 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 Hoi An: Marble Mountains and My Son Sanctuary Day Trip

2. From Hoi An: Marble Mountains and My Son Sanctuary Day Trip

Discover the highlights of Vietnam on a day trip from Hoi An or Da Nang. Visit the Lady Buddha at Monkey Mountain, admire the beautiful views at the Marble Mountains, and take in rock formations in Am Phu Cave. Sample a typical Vietnamese lunch, visit the My Son Sanctuary, and take a river cruise. After pickup from your hotel in Hoi An or Da Nang, head to your first stop, Monkey Mountain. Admire the giant statue of Lady Buddha against the beautiful backdrop of mountains and huge bonsai garden. Get lost in the gripping stories while gently walking and enjoying a fresh breeze. Next, head to the Marble Mountains, where you will walk along the site to see stone sculptures made in the most impressive handicrafts village in Da Nang. Climb to the top of the Marble Mountains to admire beautiful pagodas made in the 19th century by the last dynasty of the Viet Nam monarchy. After visiting Huyền Không and Tàng Chơn caves, continue to see the biggest cave named Âm Phủ. Learn interesting Buddhism philosophies and take photos of amazing natural creations in this fascinating cave. Tuck into an authentic Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant. Return to Hoi An city before heading to My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend 2 hours discovering the site. Explore the landscapes, learn about the history from your local guide, and enjoy the traditional Cham dance show set to melodic music. Next, take a boat trip along the Thu Bon River to Hoi An. Enjoy the nice, cool breeze and beautiful river scenery as the sun sets on the biggest river in Central Vietnam. Capture photos of local people's activities along the river. After arrival in Hoi An, be dropped back at your hotel in the city.

From Hoi An/Da Nang: Marble and Monkey Mountain Private Tour

3. From Hoi An/Da Nang: Marble and Monkey Mountain Private Tour

8:00 We'll pick you up from your hotel in Hoi An or in Da Nang at the indicated time to head towards the famous Marble Mountains. Once at our destination, we will get out of the vehicle and begin to walk the trails that ascend these Vietnamese hills. Do you know why they receive this peculiar name? We'll find out during the tour! Along the way, we will enter different caves to discover their secrets. The holes in the rock give these caves a very special, almost mystical lighting. In addition, we will visit the Linh Ung pagoda, from where we will get spectacular views of the coast of Da Nang . - After visiting the Marble Mountains, we will go to the Monkey Mountain to see one of the most impressive pagodas in the area. At its top we will see the Linh Ung pagoda, built during the 18th century and which houses a 67-meter white statue of the Goddess of Mercy. It is the tallest Buddhist sculpture in Vietnam! Finally, we will take you back to your hotel and we will end the tour after four hours of travel.

Hue: Private Transfer To/From Hoi An with Sightseeing

4. 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.

Marble Mountains & Son Tra Peninsula Tour from Da Nang

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

The Marble Mountains are a cluster of five marble and limestone mountains which are named after the five elements. Stone steps carved into the mountain lead to a Buddhist Pagoda. You can also discover stunning caves and enjoy the beautiful view from the mountain top. Next, you will go to Am Phu Cave where there is a replica of “Heaven and Hell”, Marble Mountains are also home to Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village, which is a unique craft village. Situated at the foot of the Marble Mountains, this craft village has a proud history covering more than 200 years. We will head north to visit the Son Tra Peninsula. It is 693-meter high above sea level and 10-kilometer from the center of Da Nang City to the North-East. Pay a visit to Son Tra Linh Ung Pagoda, considered one of the biggest pagodas in Da Nang City. The most striking feature of this vast pagoda is its huge Lady Buddha statue, which is one of the tallest in Vietnam and spectacularly dominates the skyline. You can contemplate the whole city, Son Tra peninsula as well as the Marble Mountains along with white sand-bank. The beautiful landscape creates a unique impression that you cannot find in other places.

Hoi An : Marble Mountains, Lady Buddha and Am Phu Cave Tour

6. Hoi An : Marble Mountains, Lady Buddha and Am Phu Cave Tour

***** Morning Tour : 08:00 to 14:30 • Firstly, we will visit Marble Mountain, also known as Ngu Hanh Son, is the group of five hills, made of limestone and marble. There are many beautiful caves, pagodas, temples... All of the mountains have cave entrances and numerous tunnels. Several Buddhist sanctuaries can also be found within the mountains. • The marble mountain has become one of the must-see destinations for those who enjoy the beauty of nature and want a respite from the busy urban areas. • And then we will come back local family for Vietnamese lunch. • After lunch,We continue to visit Am Phu cave . we will learn many interesting philosophies of buddhism. The scenes of horror mentioned-above intend to educate human beings about doing good deeds in life and to ‘turn over a new leaf’ to stop a bad habit or make a positive change to their characters. • Next stop Monkey Mountains.we will enjoy panorama view of Da Nang from high position. you will visit Linh Ung pagoda,one of the biggest pogoda in Da Nang city and the highest lady Buddha statue in vietnam . • End tour and transfer back to your hotel. ***** Afternoon Tour : 14:00 to 18:30 • Firstly, we will visit Marble Mountain, also known as Ngu Hanh Son, is the group of five hills, made of limestone and marble. There are many beautiful caves, pagodas, temples... All of the mountains have cave entrances and numerous tunnels. Several Buddhist sanctuaries can also be found within the mountains. • The marble mountain has become one of the must-see destinations for those who enjoy the beauty of nature and want a respite from the busy urban areas. • Next stop Monkey Mountains.we will enjoy panorama view of Da Nang from high position. you will visit Linh Ung pagoda,one of the biggest pogoda in Da Nang city and the highest lady Buddha statue in vietnam .End tour and transfer back to your hotel.

Hoi An: Afternoon Marble Mountains, Monkey Mountains Tour

7. Hoi An: Afternoon Marble Mountains, Monkey Mountains Tour

Afternoon Marble Mountains and Monkey Mountains small group tour Tour program: 2 pm & return 6:30 pm. The tour starts afternoon at 2 pm where our Guide will pick you up from the hotel. Firstly, we will visit Marble Mountain, also known as Ngu Hanh Son, is the group of five hills, made of limestone and marble. They look like 5 fingers lying close to the sea. There are several caves, caverns, pagodas, many stairs and 2 spectacular viewing points. They are also home to several buddhist sanctuaries and hindu grottoes which are much visited places of worship for the local population. The marble mountain has become one of the must-see destinations for those who enjoy the beauty of nature and want a respite from the busy urban areas. At the foot of the mountains there is a traditional marble fine art village which is over 300 years old. You will admire its talented craftsmen, their creativity and their uniquely beautiful works. Monkey Mountains Returning to the bus we will continue to explore Monkey Mountains, here we will enjoy panorama view of Da Nang from high position. In Monkey Mountain, you will visit Linh Ung pagoda, one of the biggest pogoda in Da Nang city  and the highest avalokitesvara bodhisattva (lady buddha) statue in Vietnam – 67m. We have plenty of time to take photo and relaxing  at this beautiful area if we are lucky, we can see a lot of monkey around the pagoda. End tour and transfer back to your hotel in Hoi An and Da Nang. HIGHLIGHT: Climb the stone steps carved into Marble Mountain to discover caves, grottos and a buddhist pagoda Visit the stone village to watch skilled sculptors create marble products Admire wonderful natural vistas from the mountain Visit Linh Ung pagoda, one of the biggest pogoda in Da Nang city The highest Avalokitesvara bodhisattva (lady buddha) statue in Vietnam – 67m What should you bring? You should bring cameras, anti-insect cream, sports shoes Hats/caps, sunglass clothes that cover up elbows and knees are recommended Tour included: Pick up & drop off (from Hotels Hoi An) English Speaking Tour Guide Entrance fee Water Tour excluded: Personal expenses Drinks

From Hoi An/Da Nang: Full-Day Tour BaNa Hills, Golden Bridge

8. From Hoi An/Da Nang: Full-Day Tour BaNa Hills, Golden Bridge

Ba Na Hills is in Hoa Vang district, about 25km southwest of Da Nang center, at an altitude of 1487m above sea level. Ba Na Hills is known as one of the most famous places in Vietnam that any tourist cannot miss. Along with the famous golden bridge, this place is considered a "fairyland", like a "miniature Europe in the heart of the city" with beautiful, magical ancient architectural works and games or an entire fragrant flower garden awaits visitors. Full-Day Tour BaNa Hills, Golden Bridge: Tour guide pick you up at your hotel and depart for Ba Na Hills 7:00-7:30 am: Hoi An area 7:30-8:00 am: Da Nang area - Arrive at Ba Na - Suoi Mo cable car station, start the climbing journey by cable car to achieve 4 world records. The cable car will take visitors through the vast primeval forests, watching the mysterious Toc Tien waterfall stream pouring water all year round. You feel like you are lost in a fairyland in the middle of vast space. - After finish the first cable car trip, arrive at Ba Na Hill, you will visit the Golden Bridge - the place with the strangest structure and also the most prominent pedestrian bridge in the world, the French wine cellar, Le Jardin, D'amourn garden (including 9 carefully cared for flower gardens, blooming all year round), Linh Ung pagoda. - Continue to take the 2nd Cable Car to visit the French Village - enjoy Street Music, see Art statues, Bell Tower, Nine-Story Goddess Temple, Tombstone Temple, Watch Festival Performances, Du Dome Square... . Challenge the most popular adventure game - Roller Coaster... - Lunch at the restaurant (Buffet). - Take the Lava Train from Sun Kingdom to many new attractions to check-in such as Helios Waterfall, Time Gate, Moon Kingdom... Join Fantasy Park by Walking in the Fairy Forest, exploring Dinosaur Park, play 5D Wild West, enjoy 4D death race, watch 3D mega 360 degree, take Journey to the underground, enter Jurassic Park, challenge the Free Fall Tower and go on adventure in the Throne horror house and over 90 free games. 15:00: Return to the cable car leaving Ba Na Hills 16:45 – 17:45: take you back to the hotel. End the tour.

Marble Mountains - Monkey Mountains & My Son Holly land Tour

9. Marble Mountains - Monkey Mountains & My Son Holly land Tour

7:30 – 8:00- We’ll pick you up at the hotel in Hoi An and transfer you to Da Nang city (around 35km). 8:30- Take you to the first stop - Monkey Mountain. A giant statue of Lady Buddha with a beautiful background such as mountains and a huge garden of bonsai would draw your attention. You will definitely get lost in the garden of heaven with gripping stories when gently walking and enjoying a fresh breeze. 10:15- Arrive in Marble Mountains and stop for a walk along the site to see local factories of stone sculptures - the most impressive handicrafts village in Da Nang. - Check in the Marble Mountains by climbing up to the top (elevator is optional). Here we will see beautiful pagodas which were made in the 19th century by the last dynasty of Viet Nam monarchy, and visit Huyền Không and Tàng Chơn caves. 11:30- Keep going to see the biggest fascinating cave named Âm Phủ cave. You will learn interesting philosophies of Buddhism and take photos of amazing natural creations. 12:00- Have lunch at a local restaurant with local and authentic Vietnamese cuisines. 13:00- Keep your moving to Hoi An city and depart to My Son Sanctuary - The World Cultural Heritage. 14:30- Arrive at My SonSanctuaryand we'll have 2 hours to discover the site by walking throughout the landscape, learning histories with our local English-speaking guide, and enjoying the Champa's traditional performances. 16:30- Get back to minivan then transfer to the wharf for taking a boat trip to Hoi An with a nice and cool breeze on boarding, beautiful sunset river scenery on the biggest river in Vietnam Central named Thu Bon River. Get your camera ready for the amazing moment of local people's activities along the river 18:00- Arrive at Hoi An, we will drop you at your hotel. Tour ends!

From Hue City: Full-Day Hoi An City Tour & Marble Mountains

10. From Hue City: Full-Day Hoi An City Tour & Marble Mountains

The Marble Mountains (Vietnamese: Ngu Hanh Son; literally "five elements mountains") is a popular sightseeing location in Da Nang because of its alluring beauty. Upon arrival, we will take many steps up to visit the caves and pagodas as well as admire the beautiful panoramic view. Have lunch at a local restaurant. Then discover the city of Hoi An on foot. While walking through the city, we will make a few stops to visit Hoi An Museum, many of the town’s renowned Ancient Houses which boast remarkable architecture, Assembly Halls of Chinese influence; Art Craft Manufacturing Workshop and of course the must-see Japanese Covered Bridge. These spots are considered as typical architecture styles in Hoi An and reflect clearly the cross culture among France, Japan, China and Vietnam. Used to be a prosperous seaport city in the 16th century, passing over hundreds of years and withstanding the severity of the weather, Hoi An still exists and keeps the ancient and quiet beauty.

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4.7 / 5

based on 258 reviews

It was great. Our tour guide kept us entertained and was very informative. He answered all of our questions and made sure that we were fine climbing up and down the steps. He went over and beyond during the half day tour. The driver was excellent not to mention the lunch. I could have eaten another bowl. Thank you again.

The whole experience was amazing! Kong is a very insightful and knowledgeable guide and was happy to answer any questions within the group. The tour ended with a lovely local lunch. My friend and I highly recommend this tour

Really great tour with an amazing tour guide. Dung made our whole experience incredible and I’d highly recommend!!

We had Lung as a guide and he was amazing. Great value trip, the food was delicious.

Driver and guide Sherlock were fab. Non stop and loads to see.Well worth the money