Things to do in Da Nang

Our most recommended things to do in Da Nang

Da Nang: Ba Na Hills Tour with Cable Car Ride

1. Da Nang: Ba Na Hills Tour with Cable Car Ride

8.00 Pick up at hotel in Da Nang and head out to Ba Na hills. Take Cable Car which gains 5 world scores to Ba Na hills station. Stop at By Night station to visit Vong Nguyet hills, Linh Ung pagoda, The Old Villas of French. Continue moving up by cable car to the Nui Chua Mountain – the top of Ba Na range, visiting Nginh Phong top, Le Nim Villas, Orchid Garden… Experience hill climbing train (first and unique funicular in Vietnam) and visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), flower garden Le Jardin D’amour and Linh Ung Pagoda. You should not miss walking on the Golden Bridge amid the foggy hills of the mountain, enjoy the gorgeous view of Da Nang City. Have lunch at restaurant. Afternoon: Free for explore the French village or joining games in Fantasy Park – the third biggest indoor games zone in Vietnam with series of interesting games: 4 – 5D film, skiver, The death race, dinosaur park… (2 hours). 15:00 Return to Da Nang city along the Red Beach Bay. Stop at Central Specialties Super Market for Shopping. End the tour at your hotel.

Da Nang: Lady Buddha, Monkey Mountain and Am Phu Cave Tour

2. Da Nang: Lady Buddha, Monkey Mountain and Am Phu Cave Tour

After pickup from your hotel in Da Nang or Hoi An, visit the Son Tra Mountain, also known as Monkey Mountain, to gain insight into Vietnam's rich history of Buddhism and Hinduism. Then, visit the Lady Buddha statue, the tallest Buddhist statue in Vietnam, reaching a height of 220 feet (67 meters). Next, visit local stone factories and sculpture shops, before visiting Marble Mountain. Visit the Âm Phủ cave, to take a walk through a re-creation of Buddhist hell. At midday enjoy lunch in a local restaurant with authentic Vietnamese dishes. You'll be transferred back to your hotel around 1:00 PM.

From Da Nang: Full-Day Trip to Hue

3. From Da Nang: Full-Day Trip to Hue

Enjoy a lesson in Vietnamese history on this day trip from Da Nang. See the purple forbidden city, explore temples and places of worship, and enjoy a boat trip along the perfume river. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to Hue, stopping at Hai Van Pass to explore some abandoned war bunkers. Upon arrival, head to the city's prime attraction, the Citadel. Wander through this vast complex containing the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City. See the Emperor's private residence, and learn more about Vietnam's last dynasty, the Nguyen dynasty. Discover other architectural masterpieces such as temples, pavilions, gardens, and the gates to the Imperial City. In the afternoon, stop for lunch to reenergize before enjoying a boat trip along the Perfume River. Stop at Thien Mu Pagoda, an active Buddhist monastery with origins dating back to 1601. Admire its iconic 7-story pagoda, the unofficial symbol of the city.   Next, visit the serene Khai Dinh Royal Tomb, designed to blend in with its natural surroundings and built on principles of feng-shui. Explore the final resting place of a Nguyen Emperor. Admire the tomb's unique architectural design and learn more about the many myths and legends that surround this controversial emperor before heading back to Da Nang.

Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge Small Group Tour

4. Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge Small Group Tour

The tour begins with pickup from your accommodation in Da Nang and travels to the popular Ba Na Hills district. To start the day, enjoy a gravity-defying cable car ride through the misty mountains and pass by the famous Golden Bridge. Make sure to snap a photo of this incredible feat of engineering, an elevated walkway through the mountains supported by 2 enormous stone hands. Later, learn about the history of the region on a below-ground adventure to see French cellars that were used to distill alcohol during the colonial era. As you explore the cellars, allow yourself to be transported back in time and imagine what life was like during this historical period. Finally, take a gentle hike up Chua Mountain to admire panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Here you will also stop by the iconic Linh Chua Linh Tu Temple and Linh Ung Pagoda, famous for its large Buddha statue.

From Da Nang: Full-Day Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge Tour

5. From Da Nang: Full-Day Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge Tour

Discover the beauty of Ba Na Hills on this full-day program. Experience 4 distinct seasons in a single day: it will feel like spring in the morning, like summer by noon, autumn by the afternoon and winter in the evening! With the hiking train, visitors traveling to Ba Na can enjoy views of the stunning natural landscapes in comfort. Visit several popular destinations including Linh Ung Pagoda with its exquisite architectural design and 30-meter-high Buddha statue. Continue to the Tinh Tam garden, Nghinh Phong peak, and Vong Nguyet hill, then stop for lunch.

Da Nang Airport - Hoi An: Private and Shuttle Transfers

6. Da Nang Airport - Hoi An: Private and Shuttle Transfers

Take the worry out of your arrival at Da Nang Airport and book the best transfer service to locations in Hoi An. Suffering from the effects of jet lag and culture shock, arriving at an unfamiliar destination can be disorientating. With Vietnam’s rapid expansion, even if you have been before, things may have changed dramatically. Pre-book a transfer by air-conditioned sedan, minibus, van or coach and you will get door-to-door service that is both relaxed and efficient. An airport representative will meet you on arrival and will be holding a sign with your name on it for ease of contact. While they take care of your belongings, you can refresh yourself from your flight with complimentary wet tissues and bottled drinking water. For shuttle transfers, the journey takes 1 hour and 15 minutes. The transfers leave a fixed schedule. For private transfers, the journey takes 40-50 minutes. There are 3 options for this: a standard 4-seater car for a maximum of 2 passengers with luggage or 3 passengers without luggage. A 7-seater minivan for a maximum of 3 passengers with luggage or 5 passengers without luggage. A 16-seater minibus for a maximum of 6 passengers with luggage or 10 passengers without luggage.

DaNang- Lady Buddha-Marble Mountains -Coconut Jungle -Hoi An

7. DaNang- Lady Buddha-Marble Mountains -Coconut Jungle -Hoi An

This is the best option for you to explore Da Nang city with Linh Ung Pagoda - Lady Buddha, Marble mountains, and connect with Cam Thanh Coconut Jungle - experience basket boat rowing then discover Hoi An Ancient Town - take beautiful photos with Lantern Light on the same day. Pick you up at your hotel or meeting point. Your first stop is Son Tra, nicknamed ‘Monkey Mountain’ by American troops. The national park stands 693 meters above sea level, and its location on a peninsula affords breathtaking views of the surrounding sea. Whilst there, Linh Ung pagoda - home to the tallest statue of the Goddess of Mercy in Southeast Asia will be one of your unforgettable memory. The 67-meter tall statue is located on top of a lotus-shaped platform and features 21 miniature Buddha sculptures. Next, you’ll be definitely impressed by the Marble Mountains. Admire beautiful caves, and historic Buddhist pagodas, spend time exploring and absorbing knowledge about religions, and gain insight into differences between Buddhism and Hinduism Move to the Stone Carving Village of Non-Nuoc so that you can admire stone fine art and buy some nice souvenirs. Enjoy some local cuisine at a local restaurant before visiting Cam Thanh Coconut Jungle and Hoi An Ancient Town. Continue your adventure with Cam Thanh Coconut Jungle and spend your time enjoying the peaceful, green space of Coconut Forest and hands-on experience of round net and cast net fishing, especially enjoying basket boat rowing. Then Hoi An Ancient town welcomes you to visit Phuc Kien Pagoda, Phung Hung ancient house, the Japanese Bridge, Museum ... Shopping at Hoi An Central Market. Walk around the historic old town and be amazed by the influences from China, Japan, and Vietnam. Dinner at the local restaurant. Fee your time with the night market and enjoy the shimmering space of Hoi An by night. You'll then be transferred back to your in Da Nang or Hoi An if requested.

Marble Mountains & Son Tra Peninsula Tour from Da Nang

8. Marble Mountains & Son Tra Peninsula Tour from Da Nang

The Marble Mountains are a cluster of five marble and limestone mountains which are named after the five elements. Stone steps carved into the mountain lead to a Buddhist Pagoda. You can also discover stunning caves and enjoy the beautiful view from the mountain top. Next, you will go to Am Phu Cave where there is a replica of “Heaven and Hell”, Marble Mountains are also home to Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village, which is a unique craft village. Situated at the foot of the Marble Mountains, this craft village has a proud history covering more than 200 years. We will head north to visit the Son Tra Peninsula. It is 693-meter high above sea level and 10-kilometer from the center of Da Nang City to the North-East. Pay a visit to Son Tra Linh Ung Pagoda, considered one of the biggest pagodas in Da Nang City. The most striking feature of this vast pagoda is its huge Lady Buddha statue, which is one of the tallest in Vietnam and spectacularly dominates the skyline. You can contemplate the whole city, Son Tra peninsula as well as the Marble Mountains along with white sand-bank. The beautiful landscape creates a unique impression that you cannot find in other places.

My Son Sanctuary Tour from Da Nang

9. My Son Sanctuary Tour from Da Nang

Our guide will pick you up at your hotel and depart to My Son, one of the most important sites of the ancient kingdom of Champa. Located in the heart of a beautiful valley and surrounded by high mountains ranges, My Son is one of the most stunning sights to see in Central Vietnam and only around 80 kilometers from Da Nang city. Whilst excavating My Son, letters found revealed that this complex has been used for offerings and worship of the Hindu god since the 4th century. In 1999, Unesco declared My Son a Unesco World Heritage Site. The My Son Sanctuary is a remarkable architectural ensemble that developed over a period of ten centuries. It presents a vivid picture of spiritual and political life in an important phase of the history of South-East Asia. Originally built with wood, the temples in My Son were completely destroyed by fire in the 6th century and restored in the 7th century by Sambhuvarman who rebuilt the temples with locally made bricks. Up to the 13th century, more than 70 similar temples were built, establishing My Son as a sanctuary of Hinduism in the Champa Kingdom.

Cham Island: Snorkeling Tour

10. Cham Island: Snorkeling Tour

After pickup, travel to Cua Dai Wharf and board a traditional Vietnamese wooden boat. Relax on your hour-long ride to Cham Island and enjoy a coffee on board.  After arrival at Hon Nhon Beach, take some time to swim and snorkel at your pleasure. Cham Island is a world biosphere reserve area recognized by UNESCO. Discover the area's beautiful sea life. Then, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch at a Cham Jungle Restaurant.   Travel to Bai Chong Beach and take the opportunity to rest in the hammocks, sunbathe or take another swim. Return to the boat and the journey back to your hotel in Hoi An or Da Nong.

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I had a fantastic private tour around the ancient ruins of My Son with Minh as my guide. I was picked up exactly on time and had a very comfortable journey by car. Minh was very knowledgeable about My Son and he happily answered my many questions about the site. He was very patient when it came to my numerous stops for photos and I was delighted when he suggested I spend some more time exploring the site after the Cultural Show (included in the entrance fee and highly recommended). A really great experience.

Awesome experience if your looking for a shorter timed day trip. Only 5 hours but you see a ton. Pickup and drop off was super easy and the drives are quick from Da Nang. No negatives but if you don’t like walking up stairs it may not be for you. Lots of steps up to the top of marble mountain but you can also climb through caves to get to the top. That was personally the best part for us. Really enjoyed it and the hosts are great!

The cooking class was a fun and unique way to experience the food in Hoi An. The chef and all staff involved in the tour were very professional and knowledgeable and we had lots of fun. The food was good

The activity was good from beginning to end. The drivers picked us up from our hotel and took us to Ba Na Hills and an experienced tour guide showed us around the village.

Efficient, responds well to changes via phone/WhatsApp