A trip designed to give short-on-time travelers a compact yet comprehensive tour of central Vietnam’s top attractions. From palaces, tombs and pagodasto, to a walk through war-time Vietnam, ending with a journey through the world’s biggest cave complex.
What to Expect
Day 1: Hoi An/Da Nang - Hue
Hue is a place that offers many cultural treasures: the tombs of kings, the imperial citadel and temples. In Vietnam there is no other place that has as many original historical remnants as this ancient capital.
On this tour, we will visit the most famous landmarks situated within Hue’s borders, such as: Imperial Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, Tu Duc or Khai Dinh Tomb, and Dong Ba Riverside Market. We will stay overnight in Hue.
Day 2: Hue – Quang Tri
We will depart Hue and head for Quang Tri Province. Along the way, we will stop at a number of different battle sites to see the La Vang Church, Quang Tri Citadel, Ben Hai River, Hien Luong Bridge, and Seventeenth Parallel - the former borderline between North and South Vietnam during the war.
In the afternoon, we will visit the Vinh Moc Tunnels where North Vietnamese guerilla fighters lived and fought. We will continue on our way to Dong Hoi, check in at a hotel and relax for the night.
Day 3: Dong Hoi - Phong Nha Cave – Hue/Da Nang/Hoi An
The day will begin with breakfast before driving to Phong Nha Cave, a World Heritage site recognized by UNESCO in 2003. Upon arrival, the group will travel by boat along the river to a complex of caves.
After a short hike up the '300 steps', you will have the chance to explore these caves with hundreds of glistening stalactites (rock structures hanging from cave ceiling) and stalagmites (rock structures erected from cave floor) in various shapes and sizes.
We will continue our journey sailing down the river and into a limestone mountain cave. Inside the cave, you can get off the boat and take a walk through the stalactites and stalagmites before returning to Hue, Da Nang or Hoi An.
- Transfer and transportation as per itinerary
- Entrance fees
- Bottled drinking water
- 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
- Twin shared accommodation
- English speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request)
- Travel insurance
What's Not Included
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses such as: shopping, telephone, laundry, beverage, etc.
Know Before You Go
Cancellation/ change charge:
Before 15:00 on the previous day of the departure day: charge 50% of tour cost
After 15:00 on the previous day of the departure day/no-show: charge 100% of tour cost
Small group tour of maximum 10 persons per group