Central Vietnam: highlight roundtrip

Traditional Viet culture and local countryside

About this tour

Discover Central Vietnam! From the old royal capitol of Hue, to the ancient trade centre of Hoi An, the region has much to offer. Hue is a buzzling town on the Perfume River, where you can find remnants of the last royals of Vietnam. Traveling south over the Hai Van pass, you will look out over whitesand beaches (China Beach!) on the one side and misty mountain ranges on the other. Hoi An is as picturesque as it gets and the flat countryside around it is perfect for exploring by bike. And don't forget to sample the traditional dishes from this region!

What will you do
  • walking tour through Hoi An old town
  • bike trip and cooking course in a village outside Hoi An
  • visit Danang, the Cham-museum, Marble Mountains and Hai Van pass
  • Hue boat- and coachtour, visit pagoda, the forbidden city and royal mausoleums

Central Vietnam is located on both sides of the Hai Van pass, a barrier that cuts the country more or less in half. Vietnam is at its smallest here and most people live in a small strip along the coast. Hue is the biggest city directly on the north side of the pass and Danang is the biggest directly on the south. Hoi An is still further south of Danang, a bit inland and connected to sea by a river.


Day 1

Arrival Danang, transfer to Hoi An | Your hotel is located close to the historical centre. The afternoon is free to explore the town by foot.

Day 2

Hoi An, historical city walk | Hoi An is listed as a Unesco world heritage site. With a local guide, you will visit pagoda's, clanhouses, the Japanese bridge, wet markets and more in a half a day citywalk.

Day 3

Hoi An, cooking Class | Today you will start off on your bycicle to the local market and then continue to a village just outside of Hoi An. You will see how vegetables and herbs are grown around the village. And then it is hands on, to create your delicous Vietnamese lunch.

Day 4

Hoi An to Hue | With your private driver and guide, you will travel to Hue. Stops on the way will be the famous Cham museum in Danang, the caves and temples of the Marble Mountains and the Hai Van Pass. Do you want to visit the fisherman of Lang Co? Book this unique, optional excursion.

Day 5

Hue, city tour and Emperor's tombs | A full day join in tour will show you 2 Emperor's tombs, the forbidden Purple City, the old pagoda Thien Mu and you will make a dragon boat trip on the Perfume River.

Day 6

Departure from Hue | A transfer will bring you to the airport or trainstation.

Additional info
  • based on 2 persons and low season prices
  • based on mid range hotels, subject to availability
  • Including CO2-offset
  • the program can always be adjusted to your personal wishes

The trip connects with trips in South and North Vietnam. Catch a flight from Hue or Danang to your next destination (HCMC, Hanoi) or choose the overland trip to South Vietnam.