Center Vietnam Tour 5 days: Rural Life Discovery
Center Vietnam Tour 5 days: Rural Life Discovery
Center Vietnam Tour 5 days: Rural Life Discovery
Center Vietnam Tour 5 days: Rural Life Discovery
Center Vietnam Tour 5 days: Rural Life Discovery
Center Vietnam Tour 5 days: Rural Life Discovery
Center Vietnam Tour 5 days: Rural Life Discovery
Center Vietnam Tour 5 days: Rural Life Discovery
Center Vietnam Tour 5 days: Rural Life Discovery
Center Vietnam Tour 5 days: Rural Life Discovery
Center Vietnam Tour 5 days: Rural Life Discovery
Center Vietnam Tour 5 days: Rural Life Discovery
Center Vietnam Tour 5 days: Rural Life Discovery
Center Vietnam Tour 5 days: Rural Life Discovery
Center Vietnam Tour 5 days: Rural Life Discovery
Center Vietnam Tour 5 days: Rural Life Discovery
Center Vietnam Tour 5 days: Rural Life Discovery
Center Vietnam Tour 5 days: Rural Life Discovery

Center Vietnam Tour 5 days: Rural Life Discovery


You are a nature lover and want to take part in local activities? If so, this "Center Vietnam Tour 5 days: Rural Life Discovery" is definitely for you. This 5-day journey promises a variety of extremely interesting experiences, such as visiting pagodas, cycling to the village, or cooking with the locals.
5 days 4 nights
Vietnam
Attractions
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Code
VCT16

Overview

Embark on our Center Vietnam Tour 5 days: Rural Life Discovery. Discover the peaceful town of Hue, famous for its ancient Citadel, tombs, and pagodas, and indulge in the delicious local cuisine. Immerse yourself in the beautiful countryside by cycling to the ancient Thuy Bieu village and observe the local way of life.

Experience the daily activities of a fisherman in Cam Thanh village, including casting the net, fishing, and rowing the basket boat. Explore the historic Hoian ancient town and spend a day leisurely cycling through the serene countryside of Vietnam, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Hoian ancient town and My Son Sanctuary, and witness the breathtaking sunrise over the sanctuary by Jeep.

This tour offers an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Vietnamese history and culture, along with the chance to taste the most special dishes of Hue town. End your journey with a tranquil kayaking experience with a floating bar in Hoian. Don't miss the chance to explore the beauty of central Vietnam's rural life on this 5-day adventure.

Highlights

  • Discover the ancient Citadel, tombs and pagodas of peaceful Hue town and taste the most special dishes of this historic city
  • Learn more about Vietnam history through the Hue’s complex of tombs, pagodas & palaces
  • Cycling to the ancient Thuy Bieu village to observe and explore the beautiful countryside along the way
  • Experience the local life of fisherman through his daily activities such as: casting the net, go fishing, rowing the basket boat, cutting the fishing rope… in Cam Thanh village
  • Visit Hoian ancient town and spend a day leisurely cycling though the scenic and peaceful countryside of Vietnam, far away from the noise of the city.
  • Visit Hoian ancient town and My Son Sanctuary– UNESCO world heritages

 

Itinerary

Hue train station – Hue Imperial city
Morning at around 9:00 AM pick up at the train station for breakfast and then start our full day city tour in Hue 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.

Thuy Bieu Cycling tour– Hoian (B, L)
Just pedaling around 7km for numerous activities such as riding to the village, enjoying the sidewalk coffee, visiting the ancient houses, having local homely lunch, taking a herbal foot bath and relaxing on the dragon boat along the Perfume river.
07:45am:  You will be picked up at your hotel in the city center and transported to the meeting place.
08:00am: Cycle along Le Loi Street to the first stop, enjoy a cup of coffee at local cafe for welcome & tour briefing.
08:45am: Continue to cycle to the first sightseeing site, Tiger Arena (Ho Quyen). Ho Quyen was the arena where duels between elephants and tigers were arranged for the entertainment of the Emperor, the royal family and mandarins.
Next: Visit Long Chau Temple or Dien Voi Re - "The Palace of Crying Elephants". Long Chau temple is a royal temple where the kings' war elephants were buried and worshipped.
09:30am: Continue to cycle to Thuy Bieu village, visit the first local house and discover the aloes wood work by local people.
10:00am: Keep cycling along verdant paths to visit Nguyen Phuoc Toc worship palace, Luong Quan temple and see local people’s daily life.
11:00am:  Visit ancient houses which are called “Nha Ruong” with the history of over 100 years.
11:30am:  It's time to relax your feet after a 3-hour ride. You will have 15 minutes of herbal foot bath.
11:45am: Your stomach rumbles? Why do you have to wait while the Vietnamese traditional lunch is ready! Dishes are made from local ingredients by skillful hand of women of poetic Hue. Then take a rest.
01:00pm: You will learn how to make sesame candy under the guidance of the house owner. Then you can enjoy what you make.
02:00pm:  Leave Thuy Bieu village and come back to the city by boat. If you want, the boat will drop you at Thien Mu Pagoda or any terminal. Don’t forget to say thank to the friendly people and skillful women, who gave you an impressive experience in Vietnam countryside.
03:00pm: Tour ends at Toa Kham terminal, Hue.  We then set off a private transfer to Hoian for your overnight

Eco Bicycle Cam Thanh Village tour – Hoian Walking 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 visit Hoi An town with ancient merchants' houses, a Phuc Kien temple, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, and the colorful riverside marketsworkshops where artisans make Hoi An's famous lanterns. Guests learn how the lanterns are made then have a chance to create their own lanterns, from designing the frame to gluing the cloth.
 

Sunrise to My Son Sanctuary by Jeep – Hoian Kayak with floating bar (B)
My Son is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, located in a beautiful green valley surrounded by impressive mountains. While a small site, the ruins at My Son are the largest and most intact remaining in Vietnam. It is also the home to the Museum of Cham Sculpture, which records the development of the culture and history of the Cham people through their elaborate sculptures and carvings.
Experience the enchanting sunrise at My Son and enjoy the Sanctuary and its haunting beauty free from the daily crowds.
Early at 5:30 AM, our 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. We then stop at an ancient Banyan Tree, which is the heart of a bustling morning market. Enjoy a Vietnamese coffee and watch the thriving market activities. Please take a walk through the market and soak up the atmosphere. We continue our journey to My Son through the countryside and local villages.
Arriving at My Son at around 7:30 AM, 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 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.
At around 10:00 AM, 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.
At 3:00 PM we set off for our afternoon sunset paddle by either US Military jeep or bicycle. Riding on village roads, we
explore the villages, hamlets and shrimp lakes where shrimp are raised by the local people. We stop to enjoy the sights and
sounds of the villages and the stunning water scenery as we make our way to the Co Co river. Here, it‟s time to throw off
our shoes and get a little wet
Detailed excursion:
15.00 Ride your bicycle or take a jeep through the countryside of Hoi An en route to the river.
15.45 Arrive at the river bank where you will prepare for your paddle and afternoon activity.
16.00 Embark on your 2 hour kayak journey around the river and experience the local river culture. Enjoy beverages
and snacks from our floating bar and watch the sun begin to set. Light your lantern, make a wish and send it down the river.
18.00 Enjoy the return trip to your hotel by car and the tour concludes.

Hoian – Da Nang depart (B)
Today your have free time until we pick up and transfer you to the airport for your connecting flight to next destination. End of our service
 

Trip notes

Tour includes:

  • Private English speaking guide
  • Accommodation based on double/twin sharing with daily breakfast
  • Transfers & transport by private vehicle (except sharing transfer of cruises)
  • All entrance fees as mentioned
  • Meals as indicated (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
  • Water & cool towels
  • Private boat trip Hue
  • Bicycle in Hue & Hoian
  • Jeep tour to My Son Sanctuary
  • Kayak in Hoian with floating bar

 
 

Tour excludes:

  • Water & cool towels
  • Government taxes & service charge
  • Approval letter
  • International Airfares.
  • Internal flight (quoted separately)
  • Early check in/ late check out
  • Meals not indicated
  • Drinks & beverage…
  • Surcharge for gala dinner on 24th Dec and 31st Dec
  • Personal travel insurance (Compulsory).
  • Personal expenses such as Telephone and Laundry bills.
  • Tips and gratuities

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