La Siesta HOI AN – 7 nights 

La Siesta Hoi An is waiting to greet you either in the classic Silver category or the luxury Club wing for our Gold category clients. Located on the edge of Hoi An town next to the rice paddies it is only a short walk by the riverfront to the Heritage listed old town area. La Siesta is our first choice in Hoi An as it provides the opportunity for you to choose the level of accommodation that suits you best.

To enhance your visit to 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 farmlands for a change of pace and scenery. You will also take to a jeep for a visit to the nearby temple complex of My Son, hidden in a valley in the nearby mountains where you will be 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 cobbler, not the tourist traps, to have some shoes and handbags fashioned exclusively for you.

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.  

CATEGORY: Gold or Silver 

INCLUSIONS:

  • Private transfer from Danang Airport to La Siesta Resort Hoi An
  • 7 nights accommodation La Siesta Resort and Spa – Choice of room type
  • Gold –  Club Wing Junior Suite Balcony

  • Silver – Classic wing Deluxe Balcony room

  • Breakfast Daily at La Siesta Resort (Separate breakfast dining locations for Gold and Silver.
  • 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 to check in at 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 La Siesta Hotel to Danang Airport

VALIDITY DATES and COST:

05 January 2019 – 30 April 2019 – Land only 

  • GOLD $ 1717 per person twin share
  • SILVER $ 1181 per person twin share

01 May 2019 – 30 September 2019 – SPECIAL inclusive of flights from Sydney.

  • Economy flights – GOLD $ 2336 per person twin share
  • Premium flights* – GOLD $ 2966 per persont twin share
  • Economy flights – SILVER $ 1876 per person twin share
  • Premium flights – SILVER $ 2506 per person twin share

*Note: Premium Economy flights Sydney – Saigon – Sydney and economy within Vietnam.

01 October 2019 – 23 December 2019 – Land only

  • GOLD $ 1684 per person twin share
  • SILVER $ 1180 per person twin share

Longer or shorter stays and even more room types 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.

Important: A visa is required for travel to Vietnam.

As we are in the era of dynamic flight pricing we will add the best available airfares to you travel at the time of booking. If you are thinking of travelling in Premium Economy or Business class as about our coimbination fares that are available to you.

At Destination Journeys we make all your booking for you so you are ensured of personal attention during your time in Hoi An.

For further details or to book your journey to Hoi An call Genn on (02) 43 841 118 or (02) 43 63 1699 or complete the information below and we will get back to you.

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