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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.

Marble Mountains & Son Tra Peninsula Tour from Da Nang

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

Visit the Marble Mountains, a cluster of 5 marble and limestone mountains, on this 4-hour tour from Da Nang. Climb the stone steps carved into the mountain up to a Buddhist pagoda. Choose from a shared or private tour. Discover hidden caves and enjoy spectacular views from the top of the mountain. Stop at Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village, located at the foot of the Marble Mountains. Next, you’ll head to the Son Tra peninsula. Visit the Linh Ung Bai But pagoda, one of the largest pagodas in Da Nang, and also known as the Lady Buddha. From the pagoda, enjoy views of the city, the mountains and the sandy beaches of the Son Tra peninsula.

Da Nang: Small-Group My Son Sanctuary & Marble Mountain Tour

3. Da Nang: Small-Group My Son Sanctuary & Marble Mountain Tour

Be taken on an action-packed day tour to My Son Sanctuary and the Marble Mountain, two of the most popular attractions in Central Vietnam. The first stop will be to the My Son Sanctuary, a unique collection of temples which were built by the Cham people in the 4th century. Following that is a trip to the majestic Marble Mountains that loom for miles around. After admiring the view, travel to the sizable Am Phu Cave with its lofty vantage point. You will then discover dimly-lit cave temples, admiring colorful pagodas and gazing out over the Vietnamese countryside. The mountains themselves are made from limestone and marble (hence their name), of which the locals use to carve impressive statues and shrines. Before the day is done, there will be a visit to the Linh Ung Pagoda.

Hoi An or Da Nang: Top Gear Hai Van Pass Motorbike Adventure

4. Hoi An or Da Nang: Top Gear Hai Van Pass Motorbike Adventure

After pick-up at your hotel in the morning, prepare bike, bag, protection gear and meet other travelers at supplier's office. Depart and leave the city behind and head into the countryside. Take a short stop at Thanh Toan roof-tile bridge, one of oldest bridges in Vietnam. Visit a farm museum to see local Vietnamese rice harvesting methods. Ride further on the HW1 to visit Elephant Springs where you can swim in fresh spring water from the Bach Ma Mountains. Continue on to Lang Co Bay and enjoy local food at a boat-house on the lagoon. Now it's time for the highlight of the trip. Start seeing the best views from Hai Van Pass, and reach the top of the mountains where you can see all the way back to Hue or to Da Nang. Take short trek to the top for more beautiful views Ride down to Da Nang city, along the beach then visit Marble Mountains where you'll take a short trek. Ride back to Hoi An along the beach before returning to your hotel.o your hotel

Hue or Hoi An: Golden Bridge Drive by Private Car

5. Hue or Hoi An: Golden Bridge Drive by Private Car

Take a drive from Hue to Hoi An by private car, enjoying scenic views and important landmarks along the way on a 7- to 8-hour excursion. After pickup from your hotel in Hue city center, start your trip with the natural beauty of Lap An Lagoon. Admire the lush greenery, crystal-clear water, and the picture-perfect image of the clouds covering the mountains. Just 60 kilometers from Hue, the next town you’ll stop at is the serene fishing township of Lang Co. This village’s incredible beach was recognized in 2009 as one of the 30 most beautiful bays in the world. Next, experience Hai Van Pass, one of the most scenic hillside roads in Vietnam. On the top of the pass, there are vestiges of an ancient fortified gateway. The American and French bunkers in Hai Van Pass provide views to the city without any steep climb. At the peak is a rest station where you can take a break and enjoy a coffee.     The highlight of your drive will be your stop at the Golden Bridge, held up by two magnificent stone sculptures shaped like hands. You’ve never seen anything like this, and you’ll want to take lots of pictures. Finally, visit the Marble Mountains, famous for the image of rocky peaks rising above the roofs of homes and resorts. As the road curves towards the mountain, you’ll see large stone dragons and seated figures of Buddha. You’ll then be dropped off at the location of your choice in Hoi An.

Da Nang: Full-Day Private Customized Tour

6. Da Nang: Full-Day Private Customized Tour

Create your very own full-day itinerary according to the attractions and places in or around Da Nang that you would like to visit. You'll be picked up from your hotel in Da Nang by your English-speaking guide and travel in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle. Choose from some of the most popular sites listed below to start your itinerary or suggest something new.  Marble Mountains: This cluster of five limestone cliffs located south of Da Nang are named after the five elements. Marvel at these mystical caves with built-in pagodas and admire the sweeping views of the city and sea from viewpoints. Linh Ung Pagoda (Lady Buddha): With 17 floors – each dedicated to the ‘she’ Buddha – and standing at 67 meters high, Linh Ung is the tallest Buddhist statue in Vietnam. Explore the surrounding tranquil grounds with an impressive display of life-sized statues, and snap a few photos by the grand entrance.  Museum of Cham Sculpture: The Cham dynasty heavily influenced southern and central Vietnam, ruling over the area for several millennia. Though small, this museum holds the largest collection of Cham artifacts in the world. With over 300 pieces that date as far back as the 5th century, walk through the different exhibits taking in the many sandstone sculptures with their Hindu-influenced styles. Con Market/Han Market: Try tasty Vietnamese food from a selection of over 2000 stalls selling a wide choice of food. If souvenirs are preferred, the Han Market is known for vendors who sell everything from dried fruit to local knick-knacks. Dragon Bridge: Spanning approximately 200 meters end to end, and named aptly because it is shaped in the form of a dragon, this impressive bridge is a sight to behold. Visit during weekend nights and possibly catch the dragon spewing plumes of fire and water from its head.  My Khe Beach: This scenic beach with a never-ending shoreline is perfect to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Walk along the sandy shores, take a dip in the sea, grab local snacks at a nearby kiosk, or simply relax on the beach.

From Hoi An: Marble Mountain, Hai Van Pass & Lang Co Beach

7. From Hoi An: Marble Mountain, Hai Van Pass & Lang Co Beach

From the hotel, depart to Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountain). Here, discover the stunning natural caves of the mountain and enjoy the beautiful view from the top. Visit the mysterious pagodas and the sculpturing village. Then, continue to Son Tra Peninsula, where we have a chance to admire the beauty of Linh Ung - Bai But pagoda - one of the biggest pagoda in Da Nang city in both of scale and architecture. This pagoda has a combination between modern style and traditional style. Especially, in Linh Ung - Bai But pagoda, there has Guan Yin statue that is considered as the highest statue in Vietnam (67 meters height approximately 30 stories). This statue put its back to the mountain, faces to the sea. Above the Guan Yin statue is Buddha hood statue with the high of 2 meters. From here, you can contemplate the whole city, mountain and Son Tra peninsula and see Ngu Hanh Son Mountain along with white sand-bank. The beautiful landscape creates a unique impression that you cannot find in other places. After lunch, continue to Hai Van Pass. On the national highway-01, Hai Van Pass is an impressive landscape. It is like a giant dragon, lying on Highway-01 on the border between Thua Thien – Hue Province and Da Nang City. This is the highest pass in Vietnam (500m above sea level). Next to Hai Van Pass is Lang Co Beach; with its gradually slopping, white sand beach, the average depth of less than 1m and the average temperature in the bathing season is 25°C, Lang Co is an ideal beach for tourists. From here, either return to Hoi An or continue to Hue. Available as a shared or private tour.

From Hue: Hai Van Pass Motorbike Tour to Da Nang or Hoi An

8. From Hue: Hai Van Pass Motorbike Tour to Da Nang or Hoi An

Start your experience with hotel pickup in Hue, where your driver will load your backpack on to the motorbike. Set off on a day of sightseeing as you drive along the beautiful coastal road to your destination. Admire rice fields and tranquil villages along the road, and take a break at Lap An Lagoon to snap photos of the beautiful lake. Continue to Lang Co Beach, where you can swim and enjoy a seafood lunch at your own expense. Pass bunkers from the Vietnam War as you cross the famous Hai Van Pass, and enjoy panoramic views over the ocean. Make a stop in the Marble Mountains to explore colorful Buddhist temples and amazing caves before being dropped off in Da Nang or Hoi An.

Marble Mountains and Linh Ung Pagoda Half-Day Tour

9. Marble Mountains and Linh Ung Pagoda Half-Day Tour

Depart Hoi An and journey towards the limestone complex of the Marble Mountains in beautiful Da Nang. Upon arrival, see the 156 stone steps that are carved into the side of Thuy Son, the only Marble Mountain accessible to visitors. Ascend to the top of the mountain and marvel at the Buddhist pagoda temples and hidden Buddhist and Hindu grottoes along the way. Get a closer look at the reliefs that depict religious scenes carved out of the marble, and soak up the panoramic views. Head back down the mountain to visit the artisans village where skilled sculptors create many amazing products out of the marble. Continue to Linh Ung Pagoda, built under the reign of King Minh Mang in the 19th-century Nguyen Dynasty. Learn about the legend of the Buddhist statue said to have drifted downstream to the area to anchor at a sandy embankment. Admire the pagoda temple built by the locals to worship the statue, before the trip back to Hoi An.

Private Tranfer from Hue to Danang and Hoi An City

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Marble Mountains

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You need yo take these tours! I can't stress enough how great this service was. My husband and I were in Da Nang for a couple of days during Tet, and they were so kind to take us on a tour to Marble Mountains, The Lady Buda and An Phu Cave. Communication was great from the very start, we could arrange everything online and by a phone call. Our guides were so nice and experienced people, they picked us up at our hotel early in the morning and took us on their bikes, it was so fun. We stopped on the road to take some pictures while they were explaining us about the places we would visit, then they took us to many hidden little paths so we could reach points with gorgeous views, and God they are fit people, the tour demands some energy from your body since you'll be walking and doing some climbing as well, but it's all worth it, you get to see incredible sculptures in dramatic caves, impressive landscapes... while learning a lot about a fascinating culture. Highly recommend this tour!

The tour takes to meet two of the most fascinating places in the city. My Son sanctuary with all of the history of the place back on previous centuries and the Marble Mountains with their pagodas, caves and amazing views. My tour guide was Nhung who was a great guide, she was always sharing details and comments on the places that we were visiting and make sure I was comfortable and enjoying the trip. It was a great tour!

Thanks to the team for the great organization, tk the guide to the driver and in general for the great tine we had !! Congratulations

Great tour all round with amazing enthusiastic tour guide, can highly recommend if you want to see the top sights around Da Nang

We had an amazing time! Thanh is a great guide, very friendly and knowledgeable about local history.