3-Day Journey In Central Vietnam
See, taste, and feel the timeless charm of Vietnam's Central Region
Trip TypePrivate tour - minimum 2 guests
Hoi An/ Hue
Hoi An/ Hue
Each trip is priced individually - trips differ in the number of people, selected hotels, and attractions
Let us take you on a 3-day tour around the enchanting central part of Vietnam! The central part of Vietnam is a region full of striking landmarks and remarkable history. Follow our guide, you will visit places that reside on the UNESCO World Heritage List such as My Son Sanctuary or Hoi An Ancient Town.
We will finish our tour at Vietnam's national treasure - the historical city of Hue, exploring the most fascinating attractions, having a taste of its unique cuisine, and exploring the authentic life of this place.
- Rooms in hotels of a selected standard
- All meals indicated in the program
- Entrance tickets to the listed attractions
- Transfers by air-conditioned vehicles
- English-speaking guides and local guides
- Sightseeing according to the program
- Wide selection of local meals and snacks
What's not included
- Flight tickets to the starting point of the trip
- Visas to Vietnam
- Tips for services
- Personal expenses
- Private insurance
- Feel the charming vibe of Hoi An Ancient Town
- Discover the impressive Champa monuments at My Son Sanctuary
- Explore the Marble Mountains also known as the Five Elements Mountains
- Ride through Hai Van Pass and witness its winding roads and magnificent views
- Travel back in time to Hue’s Imperial Citadel, Forbidden City, and Thien Mu Pagoda
- Try the local specialties, such as Cao Lau and Bun Bo Hue
Our driver and guide will pick you up around 8:00 A.M. and set off for My Son Sanctuary. Former rulers of this land - the Cham people, conquered by the Vietnamese, are now one of the country's many ethnic minorities. The holy land of My Son features numerous brick towers that are believed to be the homes to Hindu gods and other spirits. These are the remains of the former Champa Kingdom's religious and political center. You will explore the place and see a short dance and music performance. Our guide will then take you to a house of a veteran of the II Indochina War. You will meet him and his family, see his typical, rural central Vietnamese lodging, and then enjoy lunch with him. You will then return to your hotel for a short rest before the evening part of our tour.
Around 15:00 our guide will take you to Hoi An Ancient Town. During the stroll through the Old Quarters’ alleys, you will visit the Japanese Bridge with a shrine on it, and discover the unique fusion of Japanese and Chinese architectural styles.
You will also take some photos of the unforgettable sunset over the Ancient Town. As darkness sheds on the area, and the traditional lanterns are lit up, our guide will take you to a few eateries, serving the best local specialties, such as Cao Lau and the unique Hoi An banh mi, all topped with cold Vietnamese beer.
After having breakfast and checking out from the hotel, you will hit the road to the old imperial capital of Vietnam – Hue. On the way you will stop at three interesting places, with the first being the Five Elements Mountains, better known as Marble Mountains. There, you can either walk up the Mountain of Water or take a short elevator ride to its middle part. Many small temples are scattered around this area, we will, however, visit the most interesting one of them - the grotto with the statue of the Buddha, as well as some other local deities. You will also see the magnificent view of the mountains of the other four elements.
Your next stops include the Hai Van Pass, where you can take some amazing photos of the coastal scenery, and Lang Co area, where lunch will be served. The last attraction before reaching Hue is the Vu Di Communal House, where you will attend a traditional tea-brewing and tasting ceremony. Today’s itinerary ends as you arrive at the Imperial City of Hue and spend the night resting after an eventful day.
We start our Hue tour around 8:00 A.M. by going to a wharf and embarking on a short cruise along the Perfume River to the most famous pagoda in Hue: Thien Mu, where you will hear the story of the late Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc, whose self immolation was one of the first steps towards the demise of the South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem.
You will also visit the Mausoleum of King Khai Dinh, where you will learn a handful of facts about the philosophy of geomancy, feng shui, and their impact on the architecture of Vietnam.
You will then move on towards the Imperial Citadel - home of the Nguyen Dynasty emperors between 1802 and 1945. Before exploring it however, you will first enjoy a lunch at a restaurant. Within the Citadel, you will see the Flagpole, the Meridian Gate, the Nine Dynastic Urns, the Nine Holy Cannons, the Thai Hoa Palace, and the Forbidden Purple City.
Our last destination will be a local market outside of the city, where you will catch a glimpse of the local life and trade. Our tour also includes a short photo stop at a nearby covered bridge, which is almost 300 years old!
End our adventure by returning to your hotel in Hue.