Trip to central Vietnam & Beach

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Day 1: Hue / City tour / Bicycle through the countryside / Hue
Breakfast at the hotel. Very interesting tour of the citadel. Also known for the images seen on tv during the TET offensive in 1968. Learn more about the past of the ancient Nguyen Dynasty. Explore the ruins of the Forbidden purple city. Discover in bicycle, off the beaten tracks, Hue’s countryside with gardens and traditional houses. It represents the cultural heritage dating from the Hue Nguyen Dynasty. Ride through the rice fields to the village of Thanh Toan, located 8 km further. You will find among others a covered bridge dating back over two centuries. It was offered to the villagers by the wife of a high placed Mandarin general. Continue exploring the surroundings dotted with small temples. Back to Hue. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Hue / Cruise on the Perfume river / Danang / Hoi An
After an early breakfast at the hotel, walk to the market. Visit a wonderful example of imperial architecture, the royal tomb of Tu Duc. Browse the Perfume river, so romantic, onboard of a dragon boat. Stop at Thien Mu pagoda. Take a delicious local lunch on the Lady Phoenix boat, the best cook in town. Moving along the scenic coast of the South China Sea and the spectacular Hai Van pass. Arrive Danang, visit the Cham museum, which reflect the most important monument of Cham Champa kingdom. Continue to the charming ancient city of Hoi An, with its architectural mix of Asia and Europe. Hoi An was famous in the 17th century due to its Faifo port. Direction to your hotel on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Hoi An
Breakfast at the hotel. Come and walk to feel the atmosphere of Hoi An. Learn more about its fascinating history dating from the 17th century. Visit some traditional houses and art galleries to meet the craftsmen in the area. Step back into a small factory working silk. Today, you will also have the chance to live the experience of making customized stylized clothes. Take lunch at the intimate Yellow river, with Mr. Sang, a fluent French trader. He will tell you plenty of stories about the places and its ancestors. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Hoi An / Tra Que village / Hoi An
Breakfast at the hotel. For early risers, visit the fish market. Take a cruise to Tra Que. Then, join the village by bicycle where you can meet the farmers and try to work with them on their land. You can pick fine herbs for your lunch with them. The village is also known for its foot massages. Back to Hoi An in the afternoon. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Hoi An / Cu Dai beach / Making clothes / Cooking lessons
Breakfast at the hotel. Discover the beautiful Cua Dai beach. Enjoy your free time for sunbathing. Explore at your own pace and continue the experience to create customized clothing. Hoi An is the town of silk with more than 250 tailors clothing and footwear little manufacturers. Later in the afternoon, attend a cooking course on the central coast. Enjoy the “white rose”, Lao Cao and the wonton at Club Cargo. Followed by dinner overlooking the river Tha Good. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 6: Hoi An / Danang / Flight to Dalat
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Danang airport to board your flight to Dalat. Think outside the box and head to the beautiful countryside of Dalat. Take a motorcycle to discover the city of eternal spring… On a background of vast mountains, walk in the middle of lakes, waterfalls and huge pine forests. Region agricultural rich with coffee plantations to the horizon, fields of mulberries used for silk, fruit and vegetables of all kinds, … This area is visited more by the Vietnamese tourism, making is its charm. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Dalat
Breakfast at the hotel. From Xuan Huang lake, overlooking the town of Dalat, leave by motorbike to explore the monastery and meditation center of Truc Yam also passing by Tuyan Yam lake. Stroll in the open air to Dantala falls. Meet the inhabitants of the village of Lang Dinh An, also called “Chicken Village” because of the huge chicken cement taking place at the center. Learn more about very special technique of growing mushrooms, passing by the huge falls of the Elephant. Visit craft factories rice wine and silkworms. Back to Dalat, visit the village of Lats. If time permits, take a trip to the Palace of the Kings, from the 30’s, and the crazy house’s psychedelic architecture. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Dalat / Flight to Nha Trang
Breakfast at the hotel. Take the opportunity to go and explore the wonderful seabed during a visit to the Pasteur oceanographic institute. Discover over 9,000 marine specimens, making it a highly Nha Trang place renowned for its diving sites. Stroll on the kilometers of beaches. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Nha Trang
Breakfast at the hotel. Not far from the center, visit the Po Nagar Cham Hindu towers and Long Son pagoda, passing by the colorful port. The city is also known for its nightlife. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 8: Dalat / Flight to Ho Chi Minh / Phan Thiet / Mui Ne (optional instead of Nha Trang)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Dalat airport to board your flight to Ho Chi Minh. On arrival, welcome and transfer by road (5 hours) to Pan Thiet and beaches and sand dunes of Mui Ne. If you want to experience true moments of peace, it is the ideal place. The beach is almost wild in some places. The place is known for its huge dunes of red and white sand. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Mui Ne (optional instead of Nha Trang)
Breakfast at the hotel. A few moments of relaxation in a small hut near the fishing village, still using boats shaped like huge baskets. A true paradise of hot springs and palm trees. Ideal to visit by bicycle. The place is also known for windsurfing. Overnight at the hotel.

(Ariane)

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