Central Vietnam Discovery (5D4N)

Depart Singapore:

06 May 2017 (Saturday)

 

Depart Da Nang:

10 May 2017 (Wednesday)

 

Trip Type:

This is a sightseeing trip Sightseeing

This is a festival trip Festival

 

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The narrowest bit of the country holds an astonishingly dense collection of sights.

On this journey, you will first land in Da Nang – 3rd largest city in Vietnam and a fast developing city. Previously occupied by both the French and the Americans, Da Nang marks the halfway point between the capital in the north, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City in the south.

Half an hour drive away, you’ll come to the town of Hoi An – a traditional and hugely popular destination on account of its wonderful architecture, laidback air and superb culinary scene. Hoi An Town is a well-preserved trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.

In Hoi An, you will get to experience the culture, the Lantern Festival and learn to cook a traditional Vietnam meal.

A trip that encompasses all the essence!

 

Itinerary

Day 1 (06 May): Arrival in Da Nang

  • Arrive in Da Nang in the late evening and pickup by guide and driver.
  • Welcome dinner at local restaurant.
  • After dinner, transfer to hotel to rest for the night.

Meals provided: Dinner

Accommodation: Vanda Hotel or similar, Da Nang

 

Day 2 (07 May): Da Nang – Ba Na Hills – Marble Mountain – Hoi An

  • Ba Na HillsAfter early breakfast, depart Da Nang hotel at 8.30am for Hoi An.
  • En-route, visit Ba Na Hills, a hill resort inherited from the French built in the 1920s. Perched 1,500m high on a mountain, Ba Na Hills provides a welcome change from the coast for its cool, mountain air. Marvel at the exquisite architecture of the Linh Ung Pagoda, feeling refreshingly cool weather and gorgeous countryside views.
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch before leaving Ba Na Hills.
  • Visit Marble Mountains, a cluster of five hills made from limestone and marble. Each mountain is named for the natural element it’s said to represent: Thuy Son (Water), Moc Son (Wood), Hoa Son (Fire), Kim Son (Metal or Gold) and Tho Son (Earth). Visit Thuy Son (the largest and most famous and the only one accessible to visitors), with a number of natural caves in which first Hindu and later Buddhist sanctuaries have been created.
  • Reach Hoi An in the late evening and check-in to hotel.
  • Dinner on your own while you explore the ancient town.

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hoi An Holiday Villa or similar, Hoi An

 

Day 3 (08 May): My Son Sanctuary – Cinnamon Cruise

  • My Son SanctuaryAfter breakfast, pickup from hotel at 9.30am for My Son Sanctuary.
  • My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a site of Vietnam’s most extensive Cham civilisation remains. My Son consists of 70 architectural works ranging from small to great size. It used to be holy land of Cham people from the 4th to 13th century and witnessed the glorious, prosperous as well as declining time of Champa kingdom. It was also a political centre and a royal burial ground devoted to Hindu gods and goddesses and the most noticeable one, Shiva, considered the protector of the Champa’s kings.
  • Lunch at local restaurant before returning to hotel around 2pm.
  • Cinnamon sunset dinner cruiseFree and easy until around 4.15pm.
  • Take a slow walk to Cinnamon Cruises Pier for your sunset dinner cruise.
  • 5pm – 7pm: Sunset dinner cruise down Hoi An River
  • 7pm: Walk or take a taxi back to hotel. You can also do some shopping in the old town.

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hoi An Holiday Villa or similar, Hoi An

 

Day 4 (09 May): Thuan Tinh Island Cooking Class – Full Moon Lantern Festival

  • Thuan Tinh Island Cooking Class - visit marketPickup from hotel at 8.30am for your half day cooking class at Thuan Tinh Island.
  • First, a trip to the market to purchase some fresh, locally grown herbs.
  • Then, board river boat for a relaxing 30 minute ride to Thuan Tinh Island, as official ecological zone.
  • To visit the local village, take a row boat ride through the water coconut trees. Walk through the gardens to visit local family and snack on grilled rice cakes and iced tea.
  • Head back to open-air cooking class overlooking the water coconut trees and river. The chefs will show you how to make Vietnamese food with 4 special courses: Banh Xeo, Bun Bo Nam Bo, Pho Bo Ha Noi and Goi Cuon. They will demonstrate how to prepare them, and then it’s your turn to prepare your own tasty Vietnamese lunch.
  • Full moon lantern festivalBack to hotel around 2.30pm.
  • Free and easy time on your own. You can go for a spa/massage or enjoy the afternoon in cafe.
  • Late evening, dinner at local restaurant.
  • After dinner, we will have fun enjoying full moon lantern festival together by releasing lanterns into the water.

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hoi An Holiday Villa or similar, Hoi An

 

Day 5 (10 May): Hoi An – Da Nang – Departure

  • Early breakfast and check-out of hotel at 8am and transfer to Da Nang for your onward flight home.

Meals provided: Breakfast

 

Note: Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants, etc., may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the tour. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort and general well-being by informing the principal agent and with their approval.

 

Tour Price from

Adult Twin (Price Per Pax)

SGD 780.00

Single Pax (Price Per Pax)

SGD 950.00

(Price differs according to the number of pax. For solo traveller or bigger group, contact us for pricing.)

** Prices quoted are for LAND TOUR only. Please refer to package exclusions for more details.

Package Inclusions

  • 4 nights’ accommodation based on twin/double sharing room in 4* hotels with daily breakfast
  • English speaking local tour guide
  • Private transport for day 1-3 and day 5
  • Shared transport for day 4 activities
  • Sunset dinner cruise onboard Cinnamon Cruises
  • Meals as mentioned in above itinerary
  • Entrance fees to indicated sights

Package Exclusions

  • International airfare (Singapore – Da Nang – Singapore) and airport tax
  • Visa fee (if applicable)
  • Hotel porterage
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in above itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, drinking water, dessert, laundry
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay / cancellation / hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities or any emergency evacuation expenses
  • Tipping or gratuities for driver/guide
  • Optional/Recommended tours/activities

Flight Recommendations

Important Note: Please note that flight information is purely for information purposes. We do recommend our customers who signed up with us to take the same flight though.

 

Flight cost and information as at 07 Feb 2017. Subject to availability and change.

 

06 May 2017

Singapore (SIN) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN):

Vietnam Airlines (VN 650) 1315hrs – 1420hrs

 

06 May 2017

Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Da Nang (DAD):

Vietnam Airlines (VN 132) 1630hrs – 1750hrs

 

 

10 May 2017

Da Nang (DAD) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN):

Vietnam Airlines (VN 123) 1225hrs – 1350hrs

 

10 May 2017

Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Singapore (SIN):

Vietnam Airlines (VN 659) 1620hrs – 1925hrs

 

Estimated price of return air tickets (inclusive of airport taxes and 20kg baggage, excluding miscellaneous): SGD276.00

 

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