The Central land is the place which keeps many cultural values of nature and human-made. Stretch from Quang Binh to Quang Nam, the trip of the Road of Heritage Sites in Central Vietnam is the combination of heritage and the intangible which was recognized by UNESCO: Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park (Quang Binh), Hue Imperial City, Quang Nam with two heritage sites of Hoi An and My Son.
THE CENTRAL WORLD HERITAGE ROAD
Departure from: TP Ho Chi Minh
Destination: Quang Binh
DAY 1 SAI GON - DA NANG - MY SON SANCTUARY - HOI AN (B, L)
Morning: Depart for Da Nang from Saigon airport. Arrive in Danang, guide and bus take you to My Son Holy Land - World Culture Heritage (69km). On the way, have lunch with special foods of Quang Nam province.
Afternoon: Upon arrival, explore the temples and towers in the valley surrounded by sacred mountains & Enjoy The Apsara Dance performed by Champa dancers at 14:30 (30 minutes). Transfer to Hoi An ancient town - a world cultural heritage.
Evening: Free to enjoy special foods around the streets and explore the Hoi An ancient night with the beautiful lanterns, get yourself back to the 17th century, relax and soak up the atmosphere. O/N in Hoi An.
DAY 2 HOI AN - HUE ANCIENT CAPITAL (B, L, D)
Morning: After breakfast, take a walking tour in Hoi An ancient town around the old sections (charming and wonderfully preserved, combining Chinese, Japanese and European influences): Japanese Bridge pagoda, the hundred-year old house, Phuoc Kien assembly hall and art and craft workshops, souvenir shops. Enjoy traditional music at 10:15 a.m.
Check out the hotel and have lunch.
Afternoon: Transfer to Hue. On the way see Hai Van Pass (Ocean Cloud Pass) - granted "Thien ha de nhat hung quan" (The most marvellous wonder in the world) by The King Le Thanh Ton and Lang Co beach. Arrive in Hue and check in hotel.
Evening: After dinner, have free time to explore Hue city. O/N in Hue.
DAY 3 EXPLORE HUE ANCIENT CAPITAL (B, L, D)
DAY 4 HUE – PHONG NHA CAVE – HEAVEN CAVE - HUE (B, L)
Morning: Depart early in the morning from your hotel in Hue to Phong Nha (190km – 4 hours). Take a boat trip along Son River to explore the Phong Nha Cave. Among 300 caves and grottos in Phong Nha Ke Bang national park, only 20 have been surveyed. Phong Nha is the beautiful cave with long underground river, fine beaches inside and the splendid stalagmites and stalactites. These amazing natural art works have been given beautiful names such as the “Lion”, the “Fairy Caves”, the “Royal Court”, and the “Buddha”. Have lunch.
Afternoon: Transfer to the Heaven Cave. You will go along the riverside about 1,7km by golf car and take 500 stages to come to the cave. Start your exploration of magical Heaven Cave with more than 31km long. There are many beautiful places like the Garden of Eden as a maquette, the Buddha statues, the West Highlands house... After that, come back to Hue city.
Evening: You are free have dinner and enjoy the beauty of Hue at night.
It is said that King Tu Duc who ruled from 1848 to 1883 lived a life of truly imperial luxury: at every meal, 50 chefs prepared 50 dishes served by 50 servants and 50 artists to play music and dance. Royal meal became a kind of special talk (story) in cultural life of Vietnam.
Just imagine that you are the King, beside you is the Queen accompanied by tens of servants. All wear traditional royal clothes. All the served food is royal including dishes reminding dragon, phoenix, or peacock. They look so nice but taste even better.
Another crucial feature of Royal dinner is a ceremony with a lot of interesting rules. Before the first drink for the King health, there is a short speech made by servant chief. Everyone has to say "Van tue" (10 thousand year) to wish the King a long life. The best royal music and dance will be performed by artists coming from Hue conservatory. Nothing better than enjoy a delicious food while listening to melodious music and having a feeling of being the King. That’s why, Royal dinner is a must for those who come to Hue.
Including: Royal clothes; Royal meal; Hue Royal Folksong; mandarin and servants.
If you want to enjoy Royal Meal, please tell us. We will arrange the meal for you.
1. Phoenix of Appertizer.
2. Lotus Seed Soup.
3. Steamed King Praw on Dragon Boat.
4. Rice Patties Filled with Shrimps.
5. Fried Squids.
6. Grilled Duck.
7. Sauteed Mixed Vegetables.
8. Grilled Fermented Pork Hash.
9. Salty Braised Fish in Earthen Pot.
10. Fried Rice Wrapped in Lotus Leaf.
11. Phu The Pastry + Seasonnal Fruit.
02 pax : 70$/pax.
03 pax : 50$/pax.
04 – 05 pax: 40$/pax.
06 – 10 pax: 30$/pax.
11 – 15 pax: 25$/pax.
16 - 30 pax: 20$/pax
31 pax up : 18$/pax.
DAY 5 HUE AIRPORT (B)
Morning: Have breakfast at the hotel. The tourist guide will take you to shop specialties at Dong Ba market. Transfer to airport and take the flight to Ho Chi Minh city. End tour.
9 - 10 pax
- Accomodation in 3 star hotel.
- A/C bus
- English speaking guide (other languages are available upon request with a little extra fee, please contact us for detail).
- Entrance fees
- Main meals as the program (10$/meal) and breakfast at the hotel
- 01 wet tissue/day
- 02 mineral water bottles 500ml/pax/day
- Tourist insurance
- Vietnam Destination hat
- Air tickets
- Tips, personal expenses
- All not indicated in our itinerary
- SAIGON COOKING CLASS: gourmet tour (2 hours) $35
- DA NANG - NGU HANH SON - HOI... (5D-4N) $326
- HANOI - MEO VAC - DONG VAN -... (6D-5N) $
- NHA TRANG - DA NANG - HOI AN... (7D-6N) $469
- EXPLORE THE DIFFERENCES OF CENTRAL HERITAGE (8D-7N) $
- CON DAO (3D-2N) $160
- HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR (1D) $30
- HANOI - SAPA – FANSIPAN (5D-4N) $377