Exploring a part of Vietnam starting from Da Nang to Hanoi within 9 days gives you various beauty and cultural experiences.
Focusing on exploring the highlights in Central Vietnam to Hanoi, Vietnamdrive plans an exciting program combining exploring and leisure, not putting all places between two cities, just selecting valuable places and activities.
Now, you will check the details of this program, please!
Da Nang & Hanoi
Your exploration in Vietnam will start from Da Nang City, possibly from Da Nang international airport or a hotel here. The unique beauty is waiting for you. Now check the details day by day, please!
Our representative will welcome you to the airport in Da Nang City, which has many flights from other countries and cities coming here.
We will transfer you to a restaurant if it’s time to have lunch. You can take a rest and enjoy the first meal with the local taste of Central Vietnam.
After that, move to your hotel in Hoi An City, check in at the hotel, and take your rest. You have time to explore the ancient town where many old houses, temples, and Chinese Assembly Halls are.
So many opportunities give you various beautiful photos. Thus, do not forget to carry your camera full of battery for taking pictures.
You welcome a peaceful morning in Hoi An with your breakfast right at the hotel. Then, starting for exploring the culture, history, and cuisine around.
The private car will carry you through the countryside and rice fields to the mountain where My Son Holy Land locates. You spend here around 1.5 – 2 hours exploring the ancient temples and towers built from the 7th to 13th centuries. The typical material comes from clay but still remains until now.
Besides, you can enjoy Cham dance for 15 – 20 minutes. The songs and dances are created from the images and statues on the walls of temples. This short performance shows on most days; however, on special occasions, they may stop showing.
After exploring here, we drive back to Hoi An and go directly to Tra Que Village to have lunch. We choose lunch here because it is a cool place to taste the food while seeing the green colors of vegetables. The local food is served for your meal.
Then, come back to the hotel to relax, or we can drop you at Hoi An Ancient City for your own walking around the old town. It’s a chance for shopping a few souvenirs.
After checking out the hotel, you will drive to Ba Na Hills, where you can walk on the famous Golden Bridge.
Taking a cable car is another experience here from the foot of the hills when you can see beautiful nature from the cabin slowly running. Besides, you cannot miss many attractive places, such as flower gardens, pagodas, French villages…
After around 3 hours of visiting Ba Na Hills, we drive to the top of Hai Van Pass to enjoy a great view (it’s great on dry days). Taking pictures around and tasting a cup of coffee can do here.
We stop at Lang Co beach for lunch before driving to Hue City Center to check in at the hotel to relax.
Our suggestion is that you can take a walk along the Perfume River at night to immerse yourself in the cool air and see local activities along beautiful roads.
Overnight in Hoi An.
In the morning, you visit a few famous places in Hue, including Royal Palaces in the Imperial City to learn more about Nguyen Kings here, Thien Mu Pagoda in the lovely location which becomes the oldest temple in this city, and Tiger Fighting Area where the Tiger and Elephant fought again to show the King power.
Then, you come back to the hotel to take a rest before doing an exciting food tour. You have a good chance to taste different local food, and experience on cyclo ride.
You will visit various local restaurants for trying many local food. So, not eating lunch in advance is recommended.
Then, come back to the hotel for relaxing and exploring the city by yourself.
Today can be a longer day than the others when you move to Phong Nha to visit the cave and fly to Hanoi as well.
Check out the hotel in Hue to drive through the villages to DMZ. We stop at the 17th Parallel which used to be the border separating Vietnam during the war.
Then, transfer to Vinh Moc Tunnels which gives you a chance to go down undergrounds to study more the life of the locals during the war.
After that, we drive to Phong Nha National Park and stop at a restaurant for lunch to get more energy before visiting the cave.
Vietnamdrive chooses the Paradise Cave, Động Thiên Đường in Vietnamese, with amazing stalactites and stalagmites, which looks like paradise on earth. However, to visit this cave, you need to go up many steps, or another way leads you up to the caves without steps but a longer route.
Take a rest after visiting the cave, and wait for the time to transfer to the airport in Dong Hoi for your night light to Hanoi Capital of Vietnam.
And, our representative will welcome you to Noi Bai Airport and drive to your hotel in Hanoi to stay overnight.
Spend a day visiting the highlights of Hanoi for around 6 hours. Vietnamdrive team selects:
During the city tour in Hanoi, we taste one of the famous Vietnamese noodles – Phở. This food will come for lunch at the famous Pho shops in Hanoi. Its flavor hopefully gives you unforgettable memories of local food in Vietnam.
Relax in the hotel in Hanoi.
You will do a private day tour to visit Ninh Binh, including Tam Coc – Hoa Lu – Hang Mua, and lunch.
Ninh Binh province is located around 100km from Hanoi, which has many beautiful places to visit and amazing landscapes.
After a drive of around 2 hours, you stop at Hoa Lu which was the capital of Vietnam to explore the history and relics left.
A coffee stop comes after visiting for you to get back energy before moving to the next destination.
We continue visiting Tam Coc on the boat to enjoy the beauty of mountains, rivers, and rice fields.
Climb up to Hang Mua to looking amazing surrounding views. Hang Mua becomes a well-known place for lots of young people to take pictures.
During this trip, we also stop to enjoy lunch with local food, typically goat meat will be the highlight food in this place.
After exploring here, we will drive back to Hanoi to relax.
Vietnamdrive would like to give this free day for your own choice. You can do what you like in Hanoi, for example walking around the old town, tasting more local food, or joining the cooking class.
Or, you can take a short trip to explore the nearby places in this area, such as visiting Duong Lam village which is one of the typical ancient villages in Vietnam, or Bat Trang where you can learn how to make pottery products.
Take your leisure time until we transfer you to Noi Bai Airport, also called Hanoi Airport, for your flight.
Actually, you can extend your holidays in Vietnam to visit more beautiful destinations, such as Halong Bay with thousands of islands, or Sapa with the unique culture of the ethnic groups living in the mountains.
If you want to spend more days in Vietnam, please tell us! One of the Vietnamdrive team is willing to support you. Thank you so much!
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