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Central Vietnam Holiday 5 Day

 Danang, Hue, Hoi An, Danang
 Code: VNC51

Overview

This Vietnam 5 Day Tour is one of the best options for your 5 days in Vietnam. Joining in this Vietnam Itinerary 5 day, you will have a great opportunity to explore the central of Vietnam. You will visit the ancient towns and admire the breathtaking sceneries of Vietnam’s landscapes. This Vietnam Tour in 5 days starts in Danang with the impressive panoramic views along Hai Van Pass, you will visit the Imperial City of Hue by taking the romantic Dragon boat. Additionally, Central Vietnam Holiday 5 Day will offer you a valuable chance to learn more about the rural life of local people in ancient Hoi An. Let us propose your perfect holiday in details as below.

Central Vietnam Holiday 5 Day Highlights

  •   Take a boat trip on the tranquil Perfume River in the ancient capital of Vietnam – Hue City and visit its highlights.  
  •   Explore Hoi An in a different way by cycling in the countryside, and visit some local villages off the beaten path. 
  •   Experience a drive on the famous Hai Van Pass, connecting Da Nang with Hue, to soak in breathtaking views of the mountains and coast. 

Central Vietnam Holiday 5 Day Summary

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 Activities: Pick-up by your private guide and driver at Da Nang Airport, then transfer to Hue for overnight stay. Stop at Hai Van Pass for breathtaking view. Enjoy the welcome dinner.

Your Vietnam 5 Day Tour starts with your arrival in Danang.

Upon your arrival at Da Nang international airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your tour guide and driver for the transfer to Hue. The 3-hour drive offers you impressive landscapes and panoramic views along one of the most scenic roads in Vietnam.  Stop for a break at Hai Van Pass to take photos or to take in the magnificent views. Hai Van Pass (Sea Clouds Pass) which stands at 500m above sea level is considered to be one of the highest passes in Vietnam.

Arriving at Hue, check in to your hotel and enjoy free time until you are picked up again by your private tour guide for a welcome dinner. Stay overnight in Hue.

 Meals:  Dinner

Hai Van Pass

 Activities: Take the boat trip on the romantic Perfume River. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda, the Imperial City of Hue, Royal Fine Arts Museum, Minh Mang tomb and the fascinating Dong Ba market.

Day 2 of your Vietnam 5 Day Tour in the Central, you will visit Hue City Tour. After breakfast, you will be greeted at the hotel by a driver and guide. You will board the Dragon Boat on the tranquil Perfume River to enjoy the poetry and romance of the river. Stop to explore the tallest pagoda in Vietnam, namely Thien Mu Pagoda which stretches seven stories into the sky and is visible on the river’s northern bank. You will visit the Imperial City of Hue, one of Vietnam’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Citadel and the Forbidden City. This is a great chance for you to delve into the fascinating past of the complex, helped by your guide’s historical narration. Wander around Royal Fine Arts Museum to learn about the history of Hue. 

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading to the Emperor’s residence and the Minh Mang Tomb to learn about the Nguyen Dynasty. 

Afterwards, we will stroll through Dong Ba market, an exciting market filled with colorful sights, sounds, and smells to immerse yourself into the local life and shop for some souvenirs to bring back home. Then it’s back to our hotel for free time & overnight in Hue.


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Dragon boat trip in Hue

 Activities: Transfer to the ancient Hoi An Town passing Hai Van pass, visit Lady Buddha pagoda and Marble Mountain on the way.

Day 3 of your Vietnam 5 Day Tour you will go from Hue to Hoi An and visit the different destinations on the way.

After breakfast, we will set out to the delightful town of Hoi An. Along the way, you will have a chance to see the magical landscape and beautiful beaches of Vietnam’s central coasts. We will drive via Hai Van pass where you will have a chance to take the nice photos. Stop to visit the Lady Buddha Pagoda with stunning views, and immerse yourself in its serenity. We will stop at and Marble Mountain on the way with the Stone village. Arrive in Hoi An, enjoy your free time for the rest of the day. Stay overnight in Hoi An.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Hoian beach resort

 Activities: Seeing the local life, scenery experience the Vietnamese farmers’ life, learn how to cook the Xeo Cake.

After breakfast, your guide will wait for you in the hotel lobby with a bicycle to start the incredible journey to a rural area. Cycle though the scenic and peaceful countryside, paddy fields on quiet roads, stop by Ba Le Market, rice fields, cemeteries and schools. A stop can be made upon request at any time for taking photos. You reach Van Lang Fishing Village and Bay Mau Water Coconut Forest, which is around 7 hectares of mangrove forest, canals, and houses covered in water coconut leaf. This beautiful area which used to be a local peoples’ and soldiers’ refuge during the Vietnam War nowadays is famous for producing huge amounts of seafood products.  

Upon your arrival at the village, you will be warmly greeted by a local man and his family; three generations of the family live together in the same house. You will be free to walk around the village & make contact with locals, then you will take a trip with a traditional basket boat, rowed by the skillful hands of the locals and learn their traditional fishing techniques within the water coconut forest. You may try to catch some crab by a traditional rod.

After returning to the local family, you will take a relaxing moment to enjoy a foot massage in medicinal herb water – a traditional therapeutic practice which is the combination of local herbal remedy and Chinese traditional medicine in order to reduce your aches and pains or rheumatism. Afterwards, you may join in cooking some local dishes with the host. Lunch will comprise many local dishes, such as “Tam Huu” spring rolls, “Banh Xeo” or local pancake, grilled fish in banana leaf, among many other Vietnamese delicacies.  

Enjoy the delicious lunch, and then we will return to the town.

Free at leisure in the afternoon and overnight in Hoi An for the last night in your Vietnam Itinerary 5 day.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Hoian ancient town

 Activities: Free time on your own & take the transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Today, you are free to enjoy your own time in the ancient town. You may wander around Hoi An for taking photos or shopping or visit the beach for relaxation. Transfer to the airport to take the flight home or the next destination. Our 5 day holiday in Vietnam ends here!

Thank you so much for travelling with Incredible Asia Journeys - the best tour company in Vietnam!

 Meals:  Breakfast

Hoian ancient town

Full Itinerary

Day 1

Da Nang Arrival – Drive to Hue – Welcome Dinner (D)

 Activities: Pick-up by your private guide and driver at Da Nang Airport, then transfer to Hue for overnight stay. Stop at Hai Van Pass for breathtaking view. Enjoy the welcome dinner.

Your Vietnam 5 Day Tour starts with your arrival in Danang.

Upon your arrival at Da Nang international airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your tour guide and driver for the transfer to Hue. The 3-hour drive offers you impressive landscapes and panoramic views along one of the most scenic roads in Vietnam.  Stop for a break at Hai Van Pass to take photos or to take in the magnificent views. Hai Van Pass (Sea Clouds Pass) which stands at 500m above sea level is considered to be one of the highest passes in Vietnam.

Arriving at Hue, check in to your hotel and enjoy free time until you are picked up again by your private tour guide for a welcome dinner. Stay overnight in Hue.

 Meals:  Dinner

Hai Van Pass
Day 2

Hue – City Tour with dragon boat (B, L)

 Activities: Take the boat trip on the romantic Perfume River. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda, the Imperial City of Hue, Royal Fine Arts Museum, Minh Mang tomb and the fascinating Dong Ba market.

Day 2 of your Vietnam 5 Day Tour in the Central, you will visit Hue City Tour. After breakfast, you will be greeted at the hotel by a driver and guide. You will board the Dragon Boat on the tranquil Perfume River to enjoy the poetry and romance of the river. Stop to explore the tallest pagoda in Vietnam, namely Thien Mu Pagoda which stretches seven stories into the sky and is visible on the river’s northern bank. You will visit the Imperial City of Hue, one of Vietnam’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Citadel and the Forbidden City. This is a great chance for you to delve into the fascinating past of the complex, helped by your guide’s historical narration. Wander around Royal Fine Arts Museum to learn about the history of Hue. 

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading to the Emperor’s residence and the Minh Mang Tomb to learn about the Nguyen Dynasty. 

Afterwards, we will stroll through Dong Ba market, an exciting market filled with colorful sights, sounds, and smells to immerse yourself into the local life and shop for some souvenirs to bring back home. Then it’s back to our hotel for free time & overnight in Hue.


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Dragon boat trip in Hue
Day 3

Hue – Marble Mountain – Lady Buddha Pagoda – Hoi An (B, L)

 Activities: Transfer to the ancient Hoi An Town passing Hai Van pass, visit Lady Buddha pagoda and Marble Mountain on the way.

Day 3 of your Vietnam 5 Day Tour you will go from Hue to Hoi An and visit the different destinations on the way.

After breakfast, we will set out to the delightful town of Hoi An. Along the way, you will have a chance to see the magical landscape and beautiful beaches of Vietnam’s central coasts. We will drive via Hai Van pass where you will have a chance to take the nice photos. Stop to visit the Lady Buddha Pagoda with stunning views, and immerse yourself in its serenity. We will stop at and Marble Mountain on the way with the Stone village. Arrive in Hoi An, enjoy your free time for the rest of the day. Stay overnight in Hoi An.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Hoian beach resort
Day 4

Hoi An – Rural Cycling Tour Half Day (B, L)

 Activities: Seeing the local life, scenery experience the Vietnamese farmers’ life, learn how to cook the Xeo Cake.

After breakfast, your guide will wait for you in the hotel lobby with a bicycle to start the incredible journey to a rural area. Cycle though the scenic and peaceful countryside, paddy fields on quiet roads, stop by Ba Le Market, rice fields, cemeteries and schools. A stop can be made upon request at any time for taking photos. You reach Van Lang Fishing Village and Bay Mau Water Coconut Forest, which is around 7 hectares of mangrove forest, canals, and houses covered in water coconut leaf. This beautiful area which used to be a local peoples’ and soldiers’ refuge during the Vietnam War nowadays is famous for producing huge amounts of seafood products.  

Upon your arrival at the village, you will be warmly greeted by a local man and his family; three generations of the family live together in the same house. You will be free to walk around the village & make contact with locals, then you will take a trip with a traditional basket boat, rowed by the skillful hands of the locals and learn their traditional fishing techniques within the water coconut forest. You may try to catch some crab by a traditional rod.

After returning to the local family, you will take a relaxing moment to enjoy a foot massage in medicinal herb water – a traditional therapeutic practice which is the combination of local herbal remedy and Chinese traditional medicine in order to reduce your aches and pains or rheumatism. Afterwards, you may join in cooking some local dishes with the host. Lunch will comprise many local dishes, such as “Tam Huu” spring rolls, “Banh Xeo” or local pancake, grilled fish in banana leaf, among many other Vietnamese delicacies.  

Enjoy the delicious lunch, and then we will return to the town.

Free at leisure in the afternoon and overnight in Hoi An for the last night in your Vietnam Itinerary 5 day.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Hoian ancient town
Day 5

Hoi An – Departure (B)

 Activities: Free time on your own & take the transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Today, you are free to enjoy your own time in the ancient town. You may wander around Hoi An for taking photos or shopping or visit the beach for relaxation. Transfer to the airport to take the flight home or the next destination. Our 5 day holiday in Vietnam ends here!

Thank you so much for travelling with Incredible Asia Journeys - the best tour company in Vietnam!

 Meals:  Breakfast

Hoian ancient town

Trip Notes

Inclusions

  •   Vietnam Visa Arrival Letter 
  •   Accommodations(Double/Twin sharing) with daily breakfast 
  •   Meals as mentioned in the itinerary 
  •   Airport pick-up/ drop-off  by AC vehicles
  •   Transport by vehicles with AC 
  •   English speaking guides on tour
  •   Water( 02 bottles/pax/tour day)
  •   Entrance fees  as mentioned in the itinerary

Exclusions

  •   Visa stamp fees for Vietnam
  •   Your flights to/from Da Nang 
  •   Meals or drinks not mentioned  in our itinerary 
  •   Early check-in, late check-out surcharge
  •   Travel insurance 
  •   Compulsory dinner in the peak season at the hotel (if any)
  •   Personal expenses 
  •   Tips to guide and driver

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