HOI AN – 7 nights bronze
Hoi An is waiting to charm you, we have selected two different bronze standard hotels for your to choose from – The Vinh Hung Riverside resort close to the centre of the Ancient Town or Le Belhamy Beachside resort located on the beach about 10 minutes taxi from downtown Hoi An. We have included a visit to the newly opened Golden Hands bridge in the mountain region near Danang. Also an escape Hoi An adventure on the nearby islands that takes you through small villages and farm lands. You will take to a jeep for your visit to the nearby My Son temple complex hidden in a valley in the nearby mountains passing local villages and towns along the way. Hoang from Hoi An will arrange an introduction to one of the best tailors in town, Yaly couture, so you can have quality clothing made to fit you like a glove. Also a chance to visit a local wholesale cobler, not the tourist traps, to have some shoes and handbags made.
Hoi An ancient town in central Vietnam is waiting for you to explore, for more details contact Glenn on (02) 4363 1699 or (02) 4384 1118.
CHOCE Vinh Hung Riverside or Le Belhamy Beachside Resort
VALIDITY DATES and COST:
05 January 2019 – 30 April 2019
- VINH HUNG RIVERSIDE $ 893 per person twin share
- LE BELHAMY BEACHSIDE $997 per person twin share
01 May 2019 – 30 September 2019
- VINH HUNG RIVERSIDE $ 860 per person twin share
- LE BELHAMY BEACHSIDE $ 997 per person twin share
01 October 2019 – 23 December 2019
- VINH HUNG RIVERSIDE $ 893 per person twin share
- LE BELHAMY BEACHISDE $ 997 per person twin share
- Private transfer from Danang Airport to VINH HUNG OR LE BELHAMY Hoi An
- 7 nights accommodation BRONZE Category
- VINH HUNG RIVERSIDE RESORT – SUPERIOR GARDEN VIEW ROOM
- LE BELHAMY BEACHSIDE RESORT – HOI AN GARDEN VIEW ROOM
- Breakfast Daily at your choice of hotel either Vinh Hung Riverside or Le Belhamy Beachside Resort
- Hoi An – Bana Hills – Golden Hands Bridge excursion
Ba Na Mountain is a part of Truong Son Mountain Range about 25 km southwest of Danang City. Perched out from Nui Chua at the altitude of 1,489 m above sea level, the hill station was first built as a recreation centre for the French colonial officials complete with such supporting facilities as electricity, running water, hospital, post office, banks and hotels. During its heydays, it was known as one of the prime hill stations in the whole French Indochina. After the departure of French colonialists, Ba Na was left deserted and turned ruins due to the constant wars and it was not until year 2000 that it was awaken and put back to life with huge tourism projects that made it great again.
Pick up at your hotel lobby and head out to Ba Na Hill. Upon arrival, you will take a spectacular ride by the world record holding cable car to the summit. Attractions of the tour include Vong Nguyet Hill, Linh Ung Pagoda with the giant Buddha statue, the old French villas, Linh Phong top, flower garden, an old French cellar and you will also experience a ride by the hill climbing train (Funicular). Have free time for lunch (pay by yourself), and do not miss the famous Golden Hands Bridge .
- My Son Sanctuary coutryside Jeep tour with lunch
07.30 Your jeep and guide will meet you at your hotel. We start our jeep tour through the countryside where the small hamlets are alive with activity and the local people are busy with their daily business. We stop at an ancient Banyan Tree which is the heart of a bustling morning market. Enjoy a Vietnamese coffee and watch the thriving market activities. Please take a walk through the market and soak up the atmosphere.
09.00 We return to our jeep and continue exploring the countryside before stopping to enjoy a very special market. The market is filled with little piglets. Your guide will explain the history and purpose of this fascinating place.
09.30 Leaving the piglet market we continue our scenic trip to My Son via small village roads lined with local houses and picturesque paddy fields.
10.15 We arrive at My Son Sanctuary and are greeted by the sounds of the haunting Cham music filling the air. Here we stop to take in the vibrantly dressed dancers enjoying a traditional dance performance before starting your walking tour of the ancient ruins. The tour begins with a short ascent along a track bordered by jungle. As we reach the top, the ancient ruins appear. While you explore the area your guide will explain the history of this religious site which served as a burial site for the Cham monarchs many centuries ago.
11.30 After exploring My Son, we return to the jeep to begin our journey back to Hoi An. There is plenty to see, so it’s time to get moving again. Our first stop is a bronze casting village. We stop at a house in the village to learn about bronze casting and its uses in Vietnam and why it is so important.
12.45 Following our visit to the casting village, we take a short trip in the jeep to a village that is home to a collection of traditional houses. Enjoying the history and architecture from another era of Vietnam, we stop for a delicious local lunch. Feel free to explore the village, take photos, and discover more of the rich and vibrant culture that has contributed so much to modern Vietnam.
14.00 After lunch we board our jeep and begin our return journey to Hoi An. We continue through the countryside and its quaint villages and rice paddies where photo opportunities abound. 14.30 We arrive at your hotel. The rest of time is free at leisure
- Escape Hoi An tour with lunch included.
08.00 Your guide will take you to the small villages in the beautiful surrounding countryside. The most vibrant time of the day as hoards of children set off for school and villagers to the market, bikes and trailers laden with their daily wares.
09.00 We board the ferry and head for Duy Hai fishing hamlet, arriving as the small fishing boats return with their daily catch. We then spend a couple of hours cycling and exploring, stopping to take a tour of the raucous Noi Rang market.
11.00 We take a break to sample ‘My Quang’, a regional noodle dish that originates in Quang Nam, the province that is home to Hoi An. As we eat the villagers return to their family homes for lunch and silence descends upon the village.
11.30 Back on our bikes for a leisurely 45 minute ride to the floating restaurant, where you will have a delicious lunch of freshly caught seafood.
13.15 Back on the bikes. Arrive in Kim Bong craft village as the carpenters return to work from their siesta. A stunning ride through lush countryside and tracks lined by river coconut palms, with the gentle breeze sweeping in off the river.
14.00 After a fun opportunity to interact with the Kim Bong villagers, we set off on the winding tracks through rice fields and villages famous locally for producing sleeping mats. There is a stop to meet one of the few remaining coracle (basket) boat builders, a dying local trade. We then take in a visit to the ship building yard giving you an insight in to the importance of these trades in an area dependent upon fishing as a livelihood.
14.30 Moving on to the wood carving workshops where your guide will introduce you to the carpenters and give you the chance to see these talented craftsmen produce everything from daily wares through to the intricate detailing involved in their more decorative work.
15.00 Board a local boat for the journey back to the old town. Enjoy the banter of the locals and the stunning waterways edged by the unique architecture of Hoi An. Return to your hotel.
- Private transfer from your Hoi An Hotel to Danang Airport
Longer or shorter stays also available, ask us for details.
All prices in AUD per person, twin share and conditions apply. Subject to availability at the time of booking and currency fluctuations. Amendments to duration and inclusions are permitted.
This tailor made travel itinerary has been especially hand created and is a sample of the choices on offer in Hoi An. Durations, locations, hotels and touring can be altered to suit your individual requirements and needs. When you speak with us we will tailor and book your travel arrangements to your exact tastes and budget to ensure your individual experience is perfect for you. We aim in providing you your ultimate holiday to amazingly interesting destinations.
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