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From Da Nang: Full-Day My Son and Hoi An Tour

1. From Da Nang: Full-Day My Son and Hoi An Tour

Choose from a shared or private experience to visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in one day: the ancient Champa Kingdom of My Son, and the ancient town of Hoi An. Begin your guided day trip with hotel pickup from Da Nang and start with a visit to the capital and religious center of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son. This fascinating archaeological site was constructed between the 7th and 13th centuries. Beautifully situated in a lush green valley, admire the dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries. After exploring this area with your guide, you’ll head to Hoi An to enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch.   In the afternoon, discover Hoi An by foot. This historic town, which used to be a prosperous seaport city from the 16th to 18th centuries, is now a beautiful city that cannot be missed while touring the Southeast Asian region. While walking through the city, you’ll make a few stops: visit Hoi An’s colorful local market, ancient houses, Assembly Halls, manufacturing workshops, and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge. You’ll also see local residents raising silkworms and producing silk for Hoi An’s burgeoning textile industry. At the conclusion of the tour, you’ll be taken back to your hotel in Da Nang.

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Da Nang: City, Scenery, and Attractions Tour by Jeep

2. Da Nang: City, Scenery, and Attractions Tour by Jeep

This private or shared tour starts with morning pickup from your accommodation by jeep followed by a drive along the coastline to the stunning Marble Mountains. Ride the elevator to the top and explore the caves and temples built right into the mountain. Take in the spectacular views of the city and vast beaches along the coastline of Da Nang.   Continue along to the coast towards Monkey Mountain where the road climbs to Linh Ung Pagoda — one of the most significant destinations for Buddhists in Vietnam. From here, gaze at the mesmerizing Lady Buddha standing tall 2,300 feet above sea level.    Next up is the Monkey Mountain Heliport Vestige, built in 1965 by the US army as a strategic site for accessing their mountain bases. Journey onward to the viewing tower for panoramic views of the Son Tra Peninsula and the surrounding lush green forests. Also nearby is an army radar station where you can take in wonderful ocean views stretching as far as the eye can see. The tour continues after a break for lunch when you cruise along the coastline on the Hai Van Pass. You will see bunkers remaining from the war and also have time to explore the area before taking a final drive back to your accommodation.

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Da Nang: 5-Hour Guided Night Tour

3. Da Nang: 5-Hour Guided Night Tour

Discover how Da Nang comes to life at night on a guided evening tour. Explore this vibrant city’s relaxed riverbank, bustling marina, and enormous dragon-shaped bridge. Hop aboard a cruise down the Han River, stopping to admire panoramic city views and scenes of local life. Afterwards, visit the impressive Da Nang Dragon Bridge. Spanning an awe-inspiring 200 meters and resembling a majestic dragon, this world-famous bridge is truly a sight to behold. Finally, wrap things up with a delicious dinner or shop for handicrafts at Helio Night Market. See how the locals love live music, explore a dance arcade, and visit countless food stands.

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From Da Nang: Bà Nà Hill Station and Entertainment Paradise

4. From Da Nang: Bà Nà Hill Station and Entertainment Paradise

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Da Nang, and then make your way to the Bà Nà Hill Station in the Trường Sơn Mountains. Ride the world's longest cable car to get stunning views of the magnificent surroundings. Arrive at station number 2, located 1,138 meters above sea level. Avail of all the facilities, such as the Debay wine cellar, built by French colonialists in 1923. Marvel at a 100-year-old bưởi (pomelo) tree, and visit and the Linh Ung Pagoda. Go for a stroll in the flower gardens of Lộc Uyển and Quan Am Pavilion. Continue by cable car to Entertainment Paradise, where you can participate in exciting games, visit the ghost house, or watch 4D films. Savor a delicious lunch before going to the monkey garden. Discover the highest mountain peak in central Vietnam at God Mountain. Return to the cable car station for the return trip to Da Nang.

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Hue Historical Tour from Da Nang

5. Hue Historical Tour from Da Nang

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Da Nang, and then travel to the former imperial capital of Vietnam to see the sights of Hue. Experience the natural beauty of the Hai Van Pass, and get stunning views of Ocean Cloud Pass and Lang Co Beach before arrival. Visit the ancient citadel to see highlights such as the Forbidden Purple City and Emperor's Private Residence. Continue to the 17th-century working Buddhist monastery of Thien Mu Pagoda, considered by many to be the unofficial symbol of the city. See the car that belonged to a former monk who drove to Saigon and set himself alight to protest against the South Vietnamese regime's cruel treatment of Buddhist monks and their followers. After, visit the serene Khai Dinh Royal Tomb, designed to blend in with its natural surroundings and built on principles of feng-shui.

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Tam Thanh: Mural Village Tour from Da Nang

6. Tam Thanh: Mural Village Tour from Da Nang

After being collected from your accommodation in Da Nang, you will head to Tam Ky city across the Cua Dai bridge. With a length of approximately 1400 metres, Cua Dai bridge is an important construction to carry the banner for the future development of the district. Along this road, you have chance to discover dazzling, remote, largely unpopulated beaches, punctuated with occasional fishing communities. You will also encounter mile after mile of scenic rural farms and villages. Continue to visit the 32-kilometre Ky Anh Guerrilla Warfare Tunnel Complex, which is now being made into a tourist destination by the central province of Quang Nam. You will have 30-45 minute stop to visit the Vietnamese Heroic Mother Statue. The statue resembles "Heroic Mother" Nguyen Thi Thu, who was from the Dien Thang Commune, Dien Ban District, and whose 11 children and grandchildren all died in Vietnam's fight for liberation. After that, head to Tam Thanh Mural Village. A large group of volunteers from Korea, following the project “Art for better community”, turned their artistic talents into transforming the Tam Thanh fishing village in Quang Nam into the first mural village of Vietnam. After exploring this artistic venture, return to your hotel at approximately 05:00PM.

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Da Nang Market Tour, Farming and Cooking Class

7. Da Nang Market Tour, Farming and Cooking Class

Vietnam is famous for its rich cuisine. Each region has its own specific character and taste. The food, however, generally has a variety of vegetables, soups, and delicious sauces. Especially Pho has shown its important position in Vietnamese cuisine. The dish is the harmonious combination of noodles in broth cooked elaborately with spices and many different herbs added. You will have the chance to make some other dishes such as Vietnamese steamed rice rolls, crispy spring rolls, and fresh salad.  Following pick up from your hotel, visit a morning market in Da Nang and marvel at the seasonal fruits, noodles, herbs, vegetables, meat and fish on display. Interact with the vendors and get some tips on how to bargain and learn about the ingredients needed for cooking classes Visit a vegetable village where you will feel the green with a distinct aroma of local varieties of vegetables. Undertake a farming experience at the organic garden with farmers, learning about different types of vegetables and herbs, methods of cultivation, fertilizers, irrigation here. Drive along the scenic Han River back to the cooking class. The chef will guide you in making the famous traditional Vietnamese dishes also share valuable information about Vietnamese culinary culture. Learn how to cook Vietnamese food, such as Pho the beef noodle, Vietnamese steamed rice rolls, crispy spring rolls, and fresh papaya salad. Dessert is fresh seasonal fruit. You get to prepare your own lunch or dinner.

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Hoi An to Hue: Private Sightseeing Drive & My Son Sanctuary

8. Hoi An to Hue: Private Sightseeing Drive & My Son Sanctuary

Take a drive from Hoi An to Hue by private car, stopping at scenic views and important landmarks along the way on an 8- to 9-hour excursion.   After pickup from your hotel in the Hoi An city center, start your trip with the highlight: a visit to My Son Sanctuary, a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and 14th centuries. Even partially ravaged by time and war, these gorgeous ruins are still worth a trip.   Next, stop at the Marble Mountains, famous for their image of rocky peaks rising above homes and resorts. Here, you’ll learn about Buddhism and see religious architecture that exists in harmony with nature. Continue on to Hai Van Pass, where there are vestiges of an ancient fortified gateway. At the peak is a rest station where you can take a break and enjoy a coffee. Just 60 kilometers from Hue, you’ll stop at the serene fishing township of Lang Co, whose beach was recognized in 2009 as one of the 30 most beautiful bays in the world. Sample some local seafood before continuing on to Lap An Lagoon, surrounded by Bach Ma Mountain Range, an incredibly popular tourist destination.   Your last stop will be Hue Fishing Village, located on a bio-diverse lagoon full of rare and valuable marine products. Locals here survive by catching fish and shrimp and selling them to local markets.   Finally, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel in Hue.

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Basket Boat and Cooking Class From Da Nang

9. Basket Boat and Cooking Class From Da Nang

Vietnamese food is among the best and most healthy cuisines in the world. No wonder so many people come to Vietnam to learn how to make Vietnamese food. This Eco Cooking Class in Hoi An is a great option for you to not only learn how to make famous Vietnamese dishes, but also to have the chance to experience different activities in Hoi An's coconut jungle: paddle basket boats, watch people catching fish using traditional techniques, and more. With this Hoi An Eco Cooking Class, you will pass through the water coconut jungle on basket boats. Afterwards, you go to cook in a countryside spot close to Hoi An's ancient town. If you are traveling in big groups, this cooking class is the perfect choice.

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Hoi An: Essential Food Tour

10. Hoi An: Essential Food Tour

Vietnamese food is famous as far away as Melbourne and Manchester, all thanks to its sharp and smoky contrasting flavors and use of fresh, tasty ingredients. In Vietnam food is more than just a necessity, but a way of life. This tour is a foodie adventure of Hoi An, stopping at the city’s best restaurants and food stalls. Throughout this tour, you can try classic Vietnamese dishes such as bánh mì baguettes and sizzling bánh xèo pancakes, as well as some delicacies found only in Hoi An. These delicacies include white rose dumplings and Cao lầu noodles made with barbecued pork and crispy crackling. All these dishes have one thing in common, in that they’re seasoned to perfection with chili, lime, herbs, and spices. Throughout your tour, try 5 tasty Vietnamese dishes and wash them down with a coconut coffee sweet enough to be dessert.

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What people are saying about Da Nang (Municipality)

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 45 reviews

Picked us up at our hotel and dropped us off in Hoi An whee we met our chef and tour guide. Had sometime to shop through the local market (and we were able to buy a few things too). The boat ride and bamboo boat were such a fun little treat. Our tour guide was so friendly and spoke amazing English! And the food, WOW. Delicious. We made apron rolls, beef pho, Chicken curry and and papaya salad.:: we even got the recipes to try to make at home. A wonderful way to spend half the day in hoi an and enjoy some culture!

We went in January and it was very foggy but we still managed to get some good pics and see everything without any crowds! Lovely. Our tour was fantastic the guide ‘Snow’ was so informative and friendly. She was such a pleasure to spend the day with. The car picked us and dropped us off at the hotel and we were looked after all day, everything was included. The food is a buffet and has everything you would want, Asian and western. Just brilliant we will come back maybe when it’s less foggy though!

It was a lot of fun buying our ingredients from the market and making delicious meals with them. We also got welcoming drinks at the start and end of class which were excellent. They were very patient with us teaching us steps of how to make each dish.

Excellent excursion.. Really really worth the money. Everything was perfekt, the woman who teached us how to do the dishes was so sweet and the food realle good.. Really recomend this tour

The tunnels were so interesting and definitely under utilised. The display at the Heroic Mother was great