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Hue and Hoi An At A Glance 4D
Hue and Hoi An at a Glance 4D, each has a tranquillity and timelessness that attracts those who wish to explore the quieter side of Vietnam. Little moments while travelling that made us stop and smile, moments that we’ll remember for the rest of our lives. Let this trip take you to the places to show you the best kept-secrets of the country where you can enjoy exploring the history and culture of the hospitable Vietnamese people.
8:30 Pick up at hotel and start the city tour. Explore the Imperial Citadel of Hue – part of the Hue Royal Complex which has been officially recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The Citadel of Hue is situated on the northern bank of the Perfume River and built by Emperor Gia Long.
It was designed for the exclusive use of the Emperor and his household. The Citadel encompasses 3 walled enclosures; The Imperial City (Hoàng Thành), The Civic City or Capital (Kinh Thành) and The Forbidden City (Tử Cấm Thành).
Next, visit Ngoc Son Princess’ Garden House, also the worship palace of Princess Ngoc Son. Princess Ngoc Son was a daughter of Emperor Dong Khanh – when she married, her father granted her the land to build home. The garden house, open as a living relic and a museum about Hue culture and people.
Today, it is one of Hue’s best garden houses and has been maintained largely in its original form.
Optional Service: Take part in a Royal Dinner with live traditional music, dress in traditional Royal costumes, and be served like a King and Queen!
In the morning start a journey south toward Hoi An past the Hai Van Pass and Lang Co, over a spur of the Truong Son Mountain Range that juts into the South East Sea, with spectacular views along the way.
Arrive in Hoi An around noon. Check in and relax before getting ready for a wander through the lovely ancient town of Hoi An. Learning about layers of historical events taken place over red tile rooftop houses or finding the flood watermark on the yellow walls.
Have dinner at a local restaurant in town with river view at sunset time. After that, our tour guide will take you to the river bank, get on boat and paddle along the river, enjoy glittering streets. Lit up a candle and releasing it on the river with all your best wishes and enjoy the magical night theme. Around 20:00, come back to hotel.
Start an exciting countryside discovery by vintage Vespa scooter. First stops include an Ancestral House and a traditional boat builders yard before we set off to explore the sleepy island villages. Next, learn from friendly local families the art of mat weaving, farming, and how to make (and eat) the perfect ‘banh dap’ rice crackers. After snacking on rice crackers, visit a local café to fuel up on local drip-coffee & learn the art of coffee roasting.
Then gear up for an adrenalin pumping 300-meter bamboo bridge river crossing. Finally, it’s up high and over the new bridge offering spectacular panoramic views of Hoi An, which takes us to the water coconut palm fringed Cam Thanh and then on to a sensational seafood lunch on Ha My Beach.
Spend your last free day in Hoi An until transferring to airport in Da Nang for your onward flight.