Memorable Central Vietnam Tour 7 Days
This exciting 7-day itinerary covers Hue – the Imperial Citadel with visit to Royal Tombs and boating in the Perfume River. It also includes an Eco Fishing and Farming tour in Hoi An, a cooking class at the Red Bridge Restaurant and specially, an amazing 2-day camping at Cham Island, that will surely be a trip of a lifetime for all students and teachers.
Duration: 7 Days/6 Nights
Start/End: Hoi An/Hoi An
Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City (or Hanoi) – Hue – Danang – Hoi An – Eco Farming Tour – Cu Lao Cham Camping – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City (or Hanoi)
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City (Hanoi) arrival – Hue (D)
Arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City (or Noi Bai airport in Hanoi), we will be at the Terminal in good time to connect a domestic flight to Hue.
On arrival, students and teachers will be welcomed by our local guide and transferred to hotel to check in. After that, we will take a cyclo ride to visit The Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945, after exploring the ruins of this wonderful monument. We will then depart to the Hue Royal Fine Art Museum, which is housed within the former Dien Long An Royal Palace. We will spend the night in Hue.
Day 2: Hue’s Riverboat and Royal Tombs (B, L, D)
After breakfast at hotel, we will board the Dragon Boat on the romantic Perfume River heading out for the countryside. Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient tombs of emperors past, and a visit to the most beautiful tombs will be on the itinerary for today. The charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) will be the first stop of the day. We will enjoy a great view on the Perfume River and surrounding area. Thien Mu Pagoda is considered the symbol of Hue, and of Buddhism in Vietnam. From here, we rejoin our van and go visit Emperor Khai Dinh’s Tomb and Emperor Tu Duc’s Tomb.
In the afternoon, we visit one of city’s ‘garden houses’ and then return to our hotel to freshen-up. In the evening, we will have dinner in the pleasant surroundings and a comfortable atmosphere of another of the garden houses. We spend the night in Hue.
Day 3: Hue – Danang – Hoi An Walking Tour (B, L, D)
After breakfast at the hotel, we travel by vehicle to Hoi An along scenic highway 1A. Along the way, we will stop to contemplate the stunning views north, to Lang Co Beach and South to Danang city.
On arrival in Danang, we will have a brief visit at Cham Museum – the houses of the most complete collection if Cham Artifacts anywhere in the world; China Beach – where the American named and used to have their Rest and Relaxation; and the Marble Mountain – the five elements of the Universe (water, wood, air, fire and earth). We will arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon.
After check-in, we will start our walking tour around the ancient town to visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, the silk street of Hoi An, the temples and pagodas of Chinese appearance. Then we are back to our hotel.
Day 4: Hoi An Farming & Fishing & Cooking Class in the afternoon (B, L, D)
This morning, we cycle to a local farming village to join daily work life of local farmers – hoeing and a soil, watering veggie at an organic herb garden, riding water buffalo in the field and enjoy the freshest air of the countryside beauty. After that, board the Hoi An Eco-tour boat and cruise to the mouth of the river where it meets the Cua Dai Sea.
We also learn and try our hand at local traditional fishing techniques using round and cast nets, learn to paddle the strange and unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats. Explore the now tranquil coconut palm flanked waterways of a past war and hear of the extreme conditions endured by soldiers on both sides. Have a relaxed fun with catching beautiful purple crabs on bamboo basket boat. After visit a local water coconut palm village, we take a walk around the village, have some tea, and snack with local talks…
Back on-board our Hoi An Eco-tour boat, enjoy our lunch and cold soft drink on boat, then back to the town centre.
In the afternoon, we join the fantastic Cooking class at Red Bridge restaurant with first activity to visit Hoi An colourful market to experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market; and purchase some of the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later.
Later, we board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School; explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable garden before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – each dish is first demonstrated by the Red Bridge chef’s, before we prepare the same dish ourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration).
After the lesson, we sit down and eat exactly what we have cooked.
Day 5: Hoi An – Cham Island Camping (B, L, D)
Itinerary will be a truly memorable experience for all students and teachers exciting outdoor and team activities.
After breakfast at hotel, we will be driven to the pier where we will board our wooden boat and head for the Marine Protected Areas of Cham Island. On arrival, students and teacher will enjoy snorkelling under supervision of our guide with full equipment provided. Surface interval with water, coffee, tea and snack will be served onboard before reaching the second spot for snorkelling.
We will then leave for Bai Chong tropical beach for a delicious Vietnamese seafood lunch on the beach. After lunch, students will have hammocks, swimming or extra snorkelling on the beach, of course, with supervision from teachers and our guides.
In the evening, we will set our camps and prepare for a dinner on the beach with bonfire, freeze free-flow drinks, singing and dancing together. A memorable night by the beach that lasts forever for all students and teach will be in Cham Island.
Day 6: Cham Island – Hoi An (B, L, D)
Get up early in the morning to enjoy fresh air of the sea and have a morning exercise by the beach. After breakfast on the beach, we will visit a local fishing village of Cham Island and then do more snorkelling. After a fresh seafood lunch on the beach, we will have free time for team building like football playing, beach volleyball and any activities that you wish. At around 4 PM, we will get on our boat and back to the mainland where our car is waiting at the Pier and take us to our hotel in Hoi An where we will spend the night.
• Equipments needed for the excursion should be: Sun scream, hat, flip flop or sandals, swimming suit, beach wearing, towel, camera, torch
• Best time to do this tour is from April to late September
Day 7: Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City (or Hanoi) Departure (B)
Time will be free until our car arrives to take students and teachers to the airport in Danang for a domestic flight Ho Chi Minh City (or Hanoi) in good time to connect with the departure flight. Tour ends.
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1. You must have booked and paid your deposit for travel dates that are at least 1 to 3 months in the future. This just gives us time to promote the trip and find other people to join you.
2. Create Your Own Date for this tour applies for bookings of two or more people only. If you are a solo traveller we can do our best to get a group for the dates you choose but we cannot guarantee standard pricing until we achieve a minimum of 2 people
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- Accommodations as listed
- Boat trips
- Cyclo tour
- Snorkeling and camping gears
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- Single Room Supplement
- All meals are authentic Vietnamese food
- Buffet breakfast at all hotels
- Special meals up on request
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