All Private transportation and transfers
English speaking guide
Relevant permits and fees
Lunch (No Drinks)
Tips and gratuities
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DAY 1: MARBLE MOUNTAIN-HOIAN AN WALKING TOUR 1DAY
Pick up at your hotel in Danang and drive for Marble Mountains, we will spend some 2 hours of sightseeing and climb up to the top of mountain for visiting the pagodas and taking pictures. next, will continue our car trip to Hoian, 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.
start 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. lunch is served at some top local restaurant. Tour ends and transfer back hotel in Danang around 4.30 PM (L)
The Marble Mountains:
Marble Mountains (Vietnamese: Ngũ Hành Sơn; "Five elements mountains") is a cluster of five hills located are 9km south of Da Nang, on the way to Hoi An. The five marble hills or “mountains” this formation are named after the five elements (Ngũ Hành) of the ancient oriental philosophy; Kim Sơn (mountain of metal), Mộc Sơn (Mountain of Wood), Thuỷ Sơn (Mountain of Water), Hoả Sơn (Mountain of Fire), and Thổ Sơn (Mountain of Earth). There are a number of caves, grottos and Buddhist temples on the mountains with nice natural entrances and tunnels. The temples make the area a popular pilgrimage site
Most of tourists go there to climb the Mountain of Water (Thuỷ Sơn). This hill has many caves and pagodas dating from the early seventeenth century. Hundreds of quite steep and mostly natural stone steps lead to the peak. After some 150 stone steps you will arrive in front of the Tam Quan Gate. Beside of the gate is the Riverview Tower (Vong Giang Tower). From this tower you can see Mount Kim Son, the Truong Giang and the Cam Le rivers, and surrounding coastal strip. The tower is dated back to the Emperor Minh Mang in the 18th century.
The walking path leads further to a number of pagodas and caves. The Van Nguyet Grotto, embedded between peaks with an open hollow as nice place for visitors to stop and drink a coconut. The Van Thong cave with a round and slightly slanted shape toward the top with an ancient stele and a large statue of Buddha. Behind the statue is a (quite narrow, but worth a try) pathway to the peak which is also called “Road to Heaven”. You should feel fit enough to cling to rocks to climb up. At the end of the pathway, you will see a one-meter diameter hole at the top of the cave. Passing through this hole, you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of a marvelous area. Going down from here you will arrive at the Linh Ung Pagoda. This large pagoda looks out over the sea. It was once a bamboo hut. Under Emperor Gia Long, the firt of the Nguyen Dynasty, the pagoda was built and named Ung Chan. It was expanded later under Emperor Minh Mang. In 1841, Emperor Thanh Thai changed its name to Linh Ung. The pagoda hosts many Buddha and Bodhisatta statues. Other caves to visitare Ngu Coc Cave (Lantern Cave, narrow, small, and very deep with lots of eye-catching lava) and Am Phu Cave. This cave is high, wide and deep, the access is down a scenic cliff. Some 30m down, there are high trench, large stone pillars and a narrow cave with bottomless wells said to connect to the sea. The down pathway with more than 100 stone steps leads to a village full of stone carving shops.
The area is famous for stone sculpture making and stone-cutting crafts. As direct rock extraction from the Marble Mountains is prohibited, materials are now being transported from quarries in northern provinces like Thanh Hoa.
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Cancellation fees of loss of deposit will be applied if a confirmed booking is cancelled 22 days or more prior to arrival date
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Hotel Ratings & Accommodation
Although hotels/guest houses/accommodation in the region may provide you with information about their qualification, the properties used and offered by Vietnampathfinder in this part of the world may not all have official star qualification issued by an official government-accredited hotel association in the country of operation. Vietnampathfinder provide you with its own internal star qualification which is based on its own experience and certain criteria to ensure you have an interpretation of the qualification. Vietnampathfinder cannot be held liable in any way for this star qualification.
There are limited hotels/resorts, with standard triple rooms in their inventory. These are commonly double/twin rooms with an extra (rollaway) bed, limiting space within the room. Please inform all concerned accordingly to correctly manage expectations. Extra bed rates / triple sharing room rates are available in the confidential tariff.
Single room supplements are indicated in the confidential tariff. It is common that the provided rooms are twin/double rooms for single use only.
Preferences such as smoking/non-smoking, interconnecting rooms, king-size beds, and location of the room cannot be guaranteed or confirmed in advance and are subject to hotel policy and availability at time of check-in.
Hotels or Similar Standards, this mean, we will book your accommodation in a similar hotel standards that based on room, service quality and star category, we will email to inform and will only confirm when get final decision from you before block the services.
( Must be under 12 years old upon travelling date)
We will apply the tour rates as following when you process booking online our packages
* Child in half twin shared with 01 adult 100% of adult fare
* Child in extra bed, shared room with 02 adults 75% of adult fare
* Child without bed, shared room with 02 adults 50% of adult fare
* Complementary for kid under 5years old shared bed with parents
As you can see when booking online, we only charge the child with 50% of adult fare and accept this term, mean, the hotel room will arrange with a twin or double bed (or without an extra bed) and your Child will share room with 02 adults (Parents).
So, if you will request an extra bed after completed our online booking, we will add surcharge further of 25% of adult fare and this payment will be collected on arrival
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Less than 24 hours before your trip departure, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Call at 084 913323977, we shall inform with our available services that with the same quality, standard as the package tours or any our travel services you wish to book on our website: www.vietnampathfinder.com, before process the final booking.
Refund and amendment will not be applied for last minute bookings.
Compulsory at Peak Season & Surcharge
Hotels or Boats (Halong bay, Mekong delta) will request during Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year period, we will inform you via email this special surcharge and your own account