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

1. 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.

Da Nang: Ba Na Hills Tour with Cable Car Ride

2. 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.

Imperial City, Hue: Tour from Hoi An and Da Nang

3. Imperial City, Hue: Tour from Hoi An and Da Nang

Travel back to the Nguyen Dynasty on a multi-stop tour from Hoi An and Da Nang to Hue. See the Imperial City, the Mausoleum of Emperor Khai Dinh, and the Thien Mu Pagoda. Get a taste of Hue cuisine during lunch at a local restaurant. Following pickup in Hoi An, the journey to Hue begins by crossing one of the best coastal roads in the world, the Hai Van Pass. Take advantage of a 30-minute stop at the peak and 5 minutes to take photos at Lang Co Beach.  After a final round of pickup in Da Nang, visit the Khai Dinh Tomb, a blend of Western and Eastern architecture constructed between 1920-1931. Then, enjoy lunch at a local specialty restaurant serving Hue-style dishes.  With a full stomach of local cuisine, continue to Hue’s main attraction, the Imperial Citadel. Once the home of the Nguyen Emperor, the citadel also contains the Forbidden Purple City. Explore Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue’s largest pagoda. Built in 1601, it is the subject of many local folk rhymes and is considered the unofficial symbol of Hue. Finish the day with drop-off back in Da Nang and Hoi An.

Da Nang: Lady Buddha, Marble Mountains, and Hoi An Day Trip

4. Da Nang: Lady Buddha, Marble Mountains, and Hoi An Day Trip

Join this tour to visit the Linh Ung Pagoda and Old Town Hoi An. Visit Lady Buddha, the Marble Mountains, and the Cam Thanh Coconut Jungle. Start your tour with pickup at your hotel or at the specified meeting point. First, stop at Son Tra Peninsula national park and admire its views of the sea. Visit Linh Ung Pagoda, home to the tallest statue of the Goddess of Mercy in Southeast Asia. Admire the caves of Buddhist pagodas of the Marble Mountains. Visit the Stone Carving Village of Non-Nuoc and enjoy local cuisine at a restaurant. Explore the peaceful Cam Thanh Coconut Jungle and go round net and cast net fishing and basket boat rowing. Visit Old Town Hoi An to discover Phuc Kien Pagoda, the Old House of Phung Hung, and the Japanese Bridge. Shop at the Hoi An Central Market, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant, and explore the night market.

Da Nang: Small-Group Hue Imperial City and Hai Van Pass Tour

5. Da Nang: Small-Group Hue Imperial City and Hai Van Pass Tour

This tour takes a trip to the decadent Imperial City of Hue, a well-preserved walled city. Hue is a must-see for those who love history, complete with its beautiful architecture and Insta-worthy photo stops. Your tour will start at Khai Dinh Tomb, a site that looks more like a palace than a grave. After an equally impressive visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, a five-tier temple built in the 1700s, is the highlight of this tour: the Imperial City. Throughout your experience there will be plenty of time to wander the many ancient temples, browse exhibits at the visitors center, and stroll elegant gardens. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned to your Da Nang accommodation.

Da Nang: Full-Day My Son Sanctuary Tour

6. Da Nang: Full-Day My Son Sanctuary Tour

Your full-day tour will begin with a 50-kilometer ride from Da Nang to the captivating Cham temples of My Son Sanctuary, a must-see area for history buffs. Upon arrival there will be plenty of time to tour the temples and spot headless statues, whose upper bodies are currently behind glass at the Louvre in Paris. You'll then watch a fantastic cultural performance, which has been practiced for several centuries. Unlike a half-day tour, this full-day tour will leave you with ample time to explore around. After exploring the temple site, you will be issued a break to stop for a tasty local lunch. Following your break, you will return back to your Da Nang accommodation.

My Son Sanctuary Tour from Da Nang

7. My Son Sanctuary Tour from Da Nang

Discover the scenic sanctuary of My Son, one of the most important sites of the ancient kingdom of Champa. Join a guided tour from Da Nong and experience a uniquely beautiful location, surrounded by tall mountain ranges. Learn about the fascinating history of this majestic site. Get picked up from your hotel and drive toward My Son, only around 80 kilometers from Da Nang city. Admire 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, discover the temples that were completely destroyed by fire in the 6th century and restored in the 7th century. Up to the 13th century, more than 70 similar temples were built, establishing My Son as a sanctuary of Hinduism in the Champa Kingdom.

From Da Nang: Full-Day My Son and Hoi An Tour

8. From Da Nang: Full-Day My Son and Hoi An Tour

Choose from a shared or private experience to visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in one day: the ancient Champa Kingdom of My Son, and the ancient town of Hoi An. Begin your guided day trip with hotel pickup from Da Nang and start with a visit to the capital and religious center of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son. This fascinating archaeological site was constructed between the 7th and 13th centuries. Beautifully situated in a lush green valley, admire the dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries. After exploring this area with your guide, you’ll head to Hoi An to enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch.   In the afternoon, discover Hoi An by foot. This historic town, which used to be a prosperous seaport city from the 16th to 18th centuries, is now a beautiful city that cannot be missed while touring the Southeast Asian region. While walking through the city, you’ll make a few stops: visit Hoi An’s colorful local market, ancient houses, Assembly Halls, manufacturing workshops, and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge. You’ll also see local residents raising silkworms and producing silk for Hoi An’s burgeoning textile industry. At the conclusion of the tour, you’ll be taken back to your hotel in Da Nang.

Private Tranfer from Hue to Danang and Hoi An City

9. Private Tranfer from Hue to Danang and Hoi An City

Be collected from your accommodation in Hue and travel in a private car to the pretty village of Lang Co, famous for its golden sand beach. Get breathtaking views of the landscape as you drive to a eucalyptus oil village, and then cross the Hai Van Pass in the Annamite Mountains. Be rewarded with one of the finest views in Vietnam. Continue to the Cham Museum in Da Nang, and learn all about the ancient culture of the ethnic Cham people of Vietnam and Cambodia. See the beautiful beach of My Khe where US marines stayed from 1965 to 1973. Visit the stone carving village of Non Nuoc, and end with a nature walk on Marble Mountains south of Da Nang city. Discover the mysterious caves and Buddhist temples scattered across the limestone hills. End the trip in Hoi An.

My Lai Massacre Memory from Da Nang

10. My Lai Massacre Memory from Da Nang

Start your trip with a stop at the Pig market of My Lai. Here, you can witness and observe scenes of daily life, carried out by the local townspeople. On the way to My Lai, visit the Khuong My Towers — constructed by the Champa kingdom and believed to date from the first half of the ninth century — and Nui Thanh Victory Monument. My Lai village has developed historical significance for solemn reasons, primarily related to the mass murder of civilians that took place here by the US during the Vietnam War. On the 16th of March, 1968, soldiers of Charlie Company - 1st Battalion, the 20th Infantry Regiment and the 11th Brigade of the American Division entered into My Lai Village looking for Viet Cong soldiers. American soldiers suspected that enemies were hiding in the village and were being protected by villagers. This unfortunately led to the mass murder of over 300 unarmed civilians including women, children and elderly parents. Choose from a private or shared tour to visit the historical site of My Lai and get a reverent insight into the tragedies of the Vietnam War. During the tour, you will also have the opportunity to visit the museum, meet the local villagers and walk around the village before being taken back to Da Nang. 

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Vi was sun a great guide! The view from monkey mountain and the cave were spectacular. Vegetarian lunch was also available

My Son Sanctuary is definitely worth the visit! It’s very beautiful and also its history is very interesting.

Tour guide Michael is very professional and friendly. Nice trip and food is nice too

Was amazing trip well organised great guide great views

Great planning by Venus travels. Amazing experience