The trip to Central Vietnam will bring you to the World Heritage Sites include the Imperial Citadel in Hue and the ancient town of Hoi An. Visit to the charity will give your trip a different experience when you have time to interact with disabled people.
Hue Old Capital: Explore the charm and peace of the city with Perfume River and Imperial Citadel
Danang: See the biggest city in Central and one of the most developing cities in Vietnam
Hoi An: Experience the peaceful atmosphere and walk in the well-preserved ancient town
Upon arrival, when you leave the airport terminal please look for 4U Tours’ guide displaying a welcome signboard with your name on it.
Transfer to city center to enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant.
Start your morning with visit to the Palace of Princess Ngoc Son. Princess Ngoc Son was a daughter of Emperor Dong Khanh - when she married, her father granted her the land to build a home. Today, it is one of the best garden houses and has been maintained largely in its original form. The house is a classic structure with three bays and two wings. The highlight is a small artificial rock garden. The present owner, Mr. Phan Thuan An, also has a fascinating collection of artifacts and mementos from the days of the former Royal Empire.
Take a boat cruise on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, which is considered as the sympol of Hue.
After lunch, drive to visit King Khai Dinh’s Tomb, the last Mausoleum built during the Nguyen Dynasty. It is perhaps the most beautiful of all the royal tombs. Situated on one of the Chau Mountains, amidst pine, cassava and sugar cane, Khai Dinh's tomb is surrounded by natural beauty. Its architecture is a blend of East and West. It took eleven years to build and was completed in 1931.
Then drive to Danang over the scenic Hai Van Pass – meaning Pass of the Ocean Clouds – which boasts a spectacular panoramic view of the central coastline from the summit.
Enjoy seafood dinner at 4U Beach Restaurant.
Transfer to Hoi An, with more than 2,000 years history, was the principal port of the Cham Kingdom, which controlled the strategic spice trade with Indonesia from the 7th to the 10th century and was a major international port in the 16th and 17th centuries - and the foreign influences are discernible to this day.
Check-in to Boutique Resort where you will spend 2 nights to enjoy the beach and resort’s amenities
Boutique Hoi An Resort (4-star) – Deluxe Room
Address: Group 6, Block Tan Thinh, Hoi An, Quang Nam
Tel: (+84 510) 393 9111
Continue with the Citadel Complex of Hue, set up by Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945, is now one amongst the relics of the Hue Ancient Capital – the World Cultural Heritage, capturing much of tourists’ attention. They are Hue Capital Citadel, Royal Citadel and Forbidden Citadel.
Your morning ends after visiting to the Vegetable Garden on top of the Citadel.
Enjoy lunch at Tinh Gia Vien Restaurant with beautiful food decoration.
In the morning, take a guided walking tour in the ancient town of Hoi An, visit Phung Hung Ancient House, which used to be a shop-house of the formers merchants as well as a city house of special value built in the middle of the 19th century; Museum of Hoi An, a harmonious cultures combination of Vietnam, Japan & China; Kwan Kung Temple.
Continue to visit Japanese Covered Bridge, which was built in the 16th century, consisting a Japanese pagoda to protect the sailors on the northern side, the statues of two dogs at the western end, and two monkeys at the eastern end; Hoi An Market, and Workshop of Traditional Handicrafts
Hoi An Town is also famous for instant tailor shops for vest, dress, Viet Nam Traditional Ao Dai which you can have within 24 hours after the order.
Return to your hotel and enjoy the beach and resort’s amenities. Lunch and dinner are on your own.
Enjoy your late morning as well as the breakfast at resort.
Check out and visit to Marble Mountain, for the scenic view of Danang and the cave here.
In the afternoon, enjoy a tea cup at the Tea House of the Reaching Out Hoi An
which is served by disabled people. Continue to see the workshop where handicrafts are made by disabled people.
Then transfer to visit Hoi An’s colorful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about all the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later.
We board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy.
On arrival, we explore the cooking school’s herb garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – the Red Bridge chefs first demonstrate each dish before we prepare the same dish ourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration). After the lesson, we sit down and eat what we have cooked.
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Saigon via VN 129 @ 19:40 / 20:55
Upon arrival, privately transfer to Ramana Hotel (transportation only, no guide)
Privately transfer to airport for your departure flight (transportation only, no guide).