Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part
Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part
Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part
Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part
Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part
Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part
Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part
Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part
Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part
Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part
Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part
Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part
Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part
Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part
Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part
Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part
Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part
Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part
Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part
Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part
Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part
Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part

Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part


With our "Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part" itinerary, we will take you through the unspoiled treasures of this region and make you satisfied and have relaxing moments to kick all stress and worries out of your life for the duration of 10 days of the trip.
10 days 9 nights
Vietnam
Attractions
Duration
10 days 9 nights
Code
VOT4

Overview

Welcome to our Center Vietnam 10 days: Hidden Gem of Central Part!

The Central Vietnam is well-known for heritage sites, turquoise beaches, outstanding and untouched caves, peaceful & natural beauty, warm hospitality of friendly locals, the best cuisine and much more. If you are looking for all of those, the Central Vietnam is definitely the perfect place for you during vacation. Our Hidden Gem of Central Vietnam Tour will make you satisfied and have relaxing moments to kick all stress as well as worries out of your life. From Dong Hoi, move to Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park – one of the most fantastic wilderness sites in South East Asia, then to Hue – the royal capital of Vietnam during Nguyen Dynasty with many old architectures like palaces, tombs, etc., to Da Nang to discover Cham Museum and Mable Mountain, finally to the ancient trading town Hoi An. Specially, for history lovers, this will be a wonderful experience for them when visiting some historic sites like tunnels, bridges or battlefields during Vietnam/American War via DMZ tour. Are you excited now? Join with us to explore the hidden charm of Vietnam.  

Highlights

  • Be active with several sports activities: trekking, scuba diving, paddle and bike
  • Admiration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Hue, Hoi An and Phong Nha Cave
  • Discover Vietnamese rural life in the village of Tra Que

Itinerary

Dong Hoi Train station arrival – Phong Nha – Ke Bang (B, L, D)

Upon arrival at the railway station, have breakfast then we will drive you to visit Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.
Located in Quang Binh Province, Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park has been recognized as a world natural heritage site by the UNESCO in 2003. Visit the cave, you can explore the remain of Cham altars and inscriptions inside.
Getting on boat and cruise on the world's longest underground river to Phong Nha Cave. The deeper one penetrates, the more magical are the natural aspects of the caves. After on boat for 700m, a large dry passage is appear, then you can walk to discover the cave for 500m more. You will have a chance to explore the remaining of Cham Altars and Inscriptions inside. Overnight at the hotel in Dong Hoi Town
 

Dong Hoi- Abandoned valley trek (B, L)

Today we pick up at the hotel and transfer to our base. After a safety briefing to plan the trip, clarify rules and regulations in the National Park, we depart for Abandoned valley by van.
Upon arrive at the trek departure point, we start trekking through the jungle to the Abandoned valley. Arrive at the Dark cave exit, we will explore 800m inside Dark Cave. Afterward we start trekking along the river to Hang E cave. Arrive at the entrance of hang E cave, having a BBQ lunch, swimming in the crystal clear spring from hang E, and exploring hang E river cave (300m – optional).
At around 15:30 we start trekking on a different trail in the Abandoned valley to Ho Chi Minh road. Back to Ho Chi Minh road, enjoy cold drinks on the road. Finally our car will drive you back to Phong Nha village and to your hotel for your overnight
 

Elephant cave & Ma Da Valley Cave (B, L)

After breakfast you will be picked up at the hotel and transfer to our base
After a brief meeting to plan the trip, clarify rules and regulations in the National Park, we depart for Elephant Cave by van. Arrive at the trek departure point we start trekking through the jungle to the Elephant cave. At noon time, we reach to Ma Da Lake- swim into Ma Da Crystal Lake. A BBQ lunch will be served here. In the afternoon we continue trekking to Tra Ang Cave and swimming into Tra Ang Cave to explore 600m Tra Ang Cave (optional). At around 16:30 we start trekking to be back Ho Chi Minh road. Arrive at Ho Chi Minh road, enjoy cold drink on the road and then we drive back Phong Nha and your hotels in Phong Nha
 

Phong Nha – DMZ tour – Hue (B)

Morning, we leave the beach town, drive southward through Demilitarized Zone during the war against American to visit Vinh Moc tunnel, which was strategically located on the border of North Vietnam and South Vietnam. The tunnels were built to shelter people from the intense bombing of Son Trung and Son Ha communes in Vinh Linh county of Quang Tri Province in the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone. Lunch served on the way back to Hue.
Hue was the capital of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty. Not only is it famous for the splendid architecture of citadels, palaces, royal tombs and pagodas but the ancient traditions of Hue also created a unique romantic city.
On arrival in Hue, you have your own pace to explore the city. Overnight in Hue
 

Hue Imperial city (B)

We then set out for the exploration of Hue's famous highlights, including a boat trip to visit the picturesque Thien Mu, or Heavenly Lady Pagoda
Built in 1601, it is one of the best know religious and must-see sites in Hue. Both landscape and monuments here are always in harmony and bring a feeling of peace for travelers. 
Disembark the board for a visit the elaborate mausoleum of former emperor Tu Duc.
Stretching along the Perfume River, Tu Duc mausoleum is considered to be the most picturesque site of Hue. The tomb was designed by the Emperor Tu Duc himself and this is the largest architectural work of Nguyen Dynasty’s royal palaces and tombs.
Transfer back to Hue center Hue for lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon we continue to visit the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City
Built in the 19th century by Nguyen dynasty, the Citadel becomes the most important historical and cultural monument in Vietnam. It is a square 2 km wall encompassing 3 walled enclosures: the Citadel, the Yellow Imperial city, and the Forbidden Purple city.
If time permits, we continue to do the walking and shopping in Dong Ba Market to enjoy the specialty of Hue city. Overnight at the hotel in Hue
 

Hue – Tam Giang Lagoon – Phuoc Tich Village – Hue (B, L)

Pick up at your hotel and transfer to My Thanh village, Quang Loi District in the north of Hue city. We start a boat ride to Tam Giang where you can learn and practice fishing skills. The local fishermen will guide you how to throw cast nets or drift nets.  The Tam Giang lagoon is a vast water area which is occupied 52 square kilometers of brackish water with several aquatic animals and wetland vegetation. It is a fascinating place to enjoy landscape and to explore tranquility of fishing villages in Central Vietnam. You have opportunity to learn of culture, customs of local villagers.
After having fun with fishing techniques, we head to local craftsmen and get information how to make bamboo baskets. Keep going to Phuoc Tich Village - an untouched residential area dotted with 27 " Nha Ruong" - Hue's traditional house - an unique gardens. Take a bike cycling through the peaceful streets, wind through the countryside, watching the daily life of the local people and the peaceful atmosphere of the ancient village, admiring the historical sites nested within the scenery and pay a visit to one of the traditional homes. Have lunch at Phuoc Tich village. Transfer back to Hue for your overnight
 

Hue – Hoian – Half Day city tour (B)

After having breakfast, we continue our south journey by road to Hoian.
The ancient town of Hoian is a small town in Central Vietnam. In the 16th and 17th centuries, Hoian was a busy international commercial port for foreign merchants. Today, Hoian is popular for its peaceful beauty, eclectic architecture, tailors and cafes.
The scenery en route is very beautiful. We make a stop at Lang Co beach for coffee and refreshments before winding our way up the spectacular Hai Van Pass to admire the stunning views north to Lang Co beach and south to Danang City. Continue on our way down to the other side and head to Da Nang where we will stop at the Cham Museum, the famed China Beach, and the Marble Mountains. Arrival in Hoi An, we will have our first glimpse of this beautiful boutique town recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site. The tranquil and charm of Hoi An with its low tiled houses of Chinese appearance, Japanese covered bridge, and the colorful riverside market make it one of Vietnam’s most delightful places. Overnight at hotel in Hoian
 

Eco Cam Thanh Bicycle tour half day tour (B, L)

Ecotour Cam Thanh
• Distance: 10km
• Transport: Bicycle
• Activities: Cycling, basket boat cruise, fishing, relaxing foot massage with medicinal herbs, cooking classes and lunch at local family house.
Spend a day leisurely cycling though the scenic and peaceful countryside of Vietnam, far away from the noise of the city. After passing through town, you will find yourself cycling amongst villages of rice fields on quiet roads, ending up in Van Lang fisherman village and Bay Mau water coconut forest - 7 hectares of mangrove forest, canals, and houses covered in water coconut leaf. This place played refuge to people and local soldiers during the Vietnam War, but nowadays it is famous for its abundance of seafood. On our journey to the village we will stop at Ba Le market, rice fields, cemeteries and schools...In the village you will be warmly welcomed with a green tea by Mr. Han and his family, the third generation of his family to live here. You are then free to stroll through the village, before rowing a basket boat with the help of skillful locals, learning their traditional fishing techniques in the water coconut forest. After returning to Mr. Han and his family, you will enjoy a traditional therapeutic foot bath with medicinal herbs, before helping to prepare lunch with a local family. Lunch will feature many local dishes, such as Tam Huu spring rolls, Banh Xeo local pancakes, grilled fish in banana leaf, among many other Vietnamese delicacies. Free time and the opportunity for a short rest will follow lunch, before we return to your hotel.
Menu :
Hoian nem
Hoian Crispy Pancakes
Tam Huu: Port, shrimp, herbs
Grilled fish with curcumas in banana leaf
Sautéed Vegetables with the garlic
Spinach Soup
Steamed Rice
Desert.
In the afternoon, you have free time to explore the town. Overnight at hotel in Hoian
 

Sunrise jeep tour to My Son Sanctuary (B)

5:30 Your Jeep and guide will meet you at your hotel.  The sun is rising and it’s time to go.  Our day begins with a trip through the rice paddies and Thu Bon River delta region.
6:15 We stop at an ancient Banyan Tree, which is the heart of a bustling morning market.  Enjoy a real Vietnamese coffee and watch the thriving market activities.  Please take a walk through the market and soak up the atmosphere.
6:45 We continue our journey to My Son through the countryside and local villages.
7:30 Arriving at My Son, we pause to enjoy a continental breakfast before starting our walking tour of the ancient ruins. The walking tour begins with a short ascent along a track bordered by jungle. As we reach the top, the fascinating ruins appear.  While you explore the area and your guide will explain the history of the religious site which served as a burial place for the Cham monarchs many centuries ago.   In the background, the sound of Champa music begins to play as a traditional dance performance begins.  Enjoy the colour and vibrant display of this ancient culture.
10:00 It’s time to begin our return journey to Hoi An.   We avoid the main roads and return to Hoi An meandering through the rice paddies and countryside where photo opportunities about.
11:00 Return to your hotel and the tour concludes. Tour can start later in the day at client’s request. In the afternoon you have free time to explore the town
 

Hoian – Da Nang depart (B)

You have free time until we pick up and transfer you the airport for your flight to next destination
 

Trip notes

Tour includes:

  • Private English speaking guide.
  • All accommodation on twin share basis with daily breakfasts
  • Meals as indicated by Vietnamese foods at the restaurant (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
  • All transfers in private vehicle
  • The private boat excursions in Dong Hoi, Hue
  • Jeep tour to My Son
  • Bicycle in Hoian
  • Saigon cooking class
  • Entrance fees and permits during guided time.
  • Service charge & Government taxes

Tour excludes:

  • Vietnam Visa stamp fee: USD 25/person
  • International airfare and departure taxes
  • Meals, if not specified in the itinerary
  • Early check in/ late check out
  • Domestic flights and domestic airport taxes
  • Gala dinner on 24th and 31st December if any
  • Surcharged for Public holidays
  • Drinks and meal not mentioned
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, drinks … etc.
  • Personal travel insurance (we highly recommend that you purchase adequate insurance).
  • Gratuities/ Tipping
  • All other services not specified in the itinerary

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