DAY 1: ARRIVAL DANANG-MARBLE MOUNTAINS- HOIAN
On arrival Danang Airport in Central of Vietnam, you are greeted and driven to Hoian, some 35 km from Danang City
Some 10km from Hoian ancient town, we will stop over for sightseeing tour to the Marble Mountain in Danang, a cluster of five hills made from limestone and marble, Marble Mountains are a well-known pilgrimage site with peaks, caves, tunnels and temples all just waiting to be discovered. Named after the elements metal, wood, water, fire and earth, Marble Mountains exist in a coastal area that is renowned for stone-cutting and sculpture about 9km south of Danang.
There are also a host of Buddhist sanctuaries and places of worship dotted across the mountains which are a much-visited spiritual site. There are many pagoda temples and even a special circular cave featuring a chimney leading to the summit with spectacular panoramic views.
Next, visit the Non Nuoc Village at the foot of Marble Mountains. The village is famous for stone sculptures and handicrafts. Here you can buy many things made of marble stone, from small one like earrings, necklaces, vases to the huge sculptures of Buddha. In the past, rock was extracted directly from the Marble Mountains to make sculptures.
Continue our trip to Hoian ancient town.
Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site. Hoi An was a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders. These people came primarily to trade in the high grade silk, which is still produced in the area, as well as ceramics.
Check in Hotel, tonight will have dinner at one of finest local restaurant in town. Overnight Hoian (D)
DAY 2: BANA MOUNTAINS 1DAY- HOIAN ANCIENT TOWN SIGHTSEEING
Depart from your hotel at 08.00 Am in Hoian and start our guided tour for Bana Mountain adventure daily tour with Vietnam pathfinder Travel, Ba Na is located 1,480 meters above sea level in the Truong Son mountain range, two hours from Danang.
Ba Na was formerly a 1920’s French resort and once boasted 200 villas, restaurants, and clubs. Its temperate climate, unspoiled forest, and spectacular views over the South China Sea and the Lao mountain range made Ba Na a popular retreat for both the French and the wealthy Vietnamese. Today the area still attracts locals and tourists alike, although extra effort and a four-wheel drive are required to reach Ba Na as the roads are quite rough and sinuous.
Some around 11.30 am, will take the cable car back the station and will ready for lunch at (Coi Nguon Restaurant), before take our bus back Hoian ancient town.
Pm will be sightseeing Hoian town, our walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200 - year old, Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge.
Dinner will be served at local restaurant in town and Overnight Hoian (B/L/D)
Notes: ( After dinner, you free time your own shopping in Hoian ancient town (Hoian town is a great place for shopping, tailor made clothes, Silk shops, shoes handmade)
DAY 3: HOIAN -DANANG- HANOI-HANOI HALF DAY CITY TOURS/ FLIGHT
Have breakfast at hotel and next will drive back Danang airport for flying to Hanoi, the city capital of Vietnam, some 2 hours flight.
Meet our local guide at Noi Bai International airport and transfer to city, check in hotel and ready then start the guided half-day tour to visit the most interesting places in Hanoi, We first visit the complex of 4 spots reflecting the simple life of the great leader, beloved Hochiminh President of Vietnam, Hero of national liberation and a great man of world culture. This complex (visit at our side only, Close on Monday & Friday and Oct + Nov of yearly)comprises of the Hochiminh mausoleum (Outside only) where the remains of The Hochiminh President is kept, then the house on stilts, at the heart of the capital, where he lived and worked Next is Presidential Palace, which was built in 1906 where the president of Vietnam works. Our next stop is the One Pillar pagoda (built in 1049).
Next, we will visit the Temple of literature (the first university of Vietnam built in 1070), transfer back downtown for walking in the old quarter to visit the old Catholic Church and some shopping before transfer back your hotel/ or you will be free your own to continue shopping at the old quarter.
Dinner will be served at one of the finest local restaurant and Overnight Hanoi (B/L/D)
DAY 4: HANOI - HALONG CRUISES
Pick up at your hotel around 08.00 Am and depart for Halong Bay, some 170 km away from Hanoi and drive down to the biggest delta (the Red River delta), great opportunity for stopping along the way for taking pictures of local daily activities.
On Arrival, board the traditional sailing junk. Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood. Visit the recently discovered Surprise Grotto with its great views, and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Alternatively journey to Dau Go Cave and nearby see the famous stalagmites and stalactites of Thien Cung Cave.
Enjoy a swim in the emerald waters of Halong Bay at any spot that you wish to visit. Watch the sunset over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner.
Overnight on board junk (B/L/D)
DAY 5: HALONG BAY - HANOI- CITY TOUR HANOI
ERise to the sound of the ocean coming to life for another lovely day. Before breakfast, you may have an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay.
After Wake up to fresh coffee and a wholesome breakfast before cruising back to Halong City. En route, the junk weaves through strange-shaped rock formations that invite comparisons from fighting cocks to dragons and even General de Gaulle’s nose!
After another wonderful fresh seafood lunch on board disembark at the dock at Halong City. Transfer back to Hanoi.
On arrival Hanoi, start your own sightseeing in the Old Quarter, next will see the water puppet show for one hour before transfer for dinner, overnight Hanoi (B/L/D)
DAY 6: HANOI DEPARTURE
Have breakfast in the hotel and next to transfer to Noi Bai International airport for flight home, tour ends at airport (B)