Vietnam for explorers
Central Coast & Highlands
Welcome to Danang
Arrived at Danang airport where you will be picked up and taken to your hotel. Have a good rest and spend the day at your leisure before spending the night in Danang.
Danang - Marble Mountain & Golden Bridge - Hoi An
After breakfast, we will take you to visit the Marble mountain. Once there, you can enjoy a breathtaking view from the top before continuing on a hike where you will visit caves and pagodas. Next stop is Ba Na Hill where you will walk the famous Golden Bridge with the giant Buddha hand holding the bridge. Finally, we will take you to the Son Tra Peninsula to visit the Linh Ung Pagoda. After this eventful day, head to Hoi An for a rest in your hotel and spend the night there.
Danang - Phong Nha National Park
Today you will be picked up in the morning and head towards Phong Nha National Park. The journey takes about 6 hours and takes you across the famous Hai Van Pass and along the central coast of Vietnam. Once in Phong Nha, you will check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Stay overnight in Phong Nha.
Phong Nha National Park - Tu Lan Cave Excursion
After breakfast at the hotel, you will embark on a cave excursion today. The adventure begins with a 2 km (1.2 mile) walk across peanut and buffalo fields to Rao Nan River. Then you will reach the impressive Hang Chuot Cave. Continue hiking through the Hung Ton Valley to the Hung Ton Cave. Explore this by descending a 15 meter (50 feet) ladder with a safety rope before swimming 50 meters (160 feet) through the cave and following an underground river to get to To Mo Valley, where you will have lunch. Over the mountain Hung Ton and another small hill, you will go down to the river Rao Nan and finally back to your starting point. From there you will be taken back to your hotel in Phong Nha to spend the night.
Phong Nha - Hoi An
After breakfast today, you will be picked up to head back to Hoi An with a lunch stop on the way. Arriving in Hoi An in the afternoon, check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. You can relax by the hotel's pool or stroll around the beautiful old town. Spend the night in Hoi An.
Hoi An Bike Tour
After having breakfast, today you go on a bike tour to the village of Cam Thanh where you will learn about rice harvesting. After getting to know the local life, take a mini-bus to a small fishing village. Once there, you will go on a fishing boat and learn from the locals how to fish. You will also visit a coconut forest and experience making different items from coconut leaves. On the way back, you will enjoy a typical local lunch on the boat before returning to your hotel and enjoying the rest of the day at your leisure. Spend the night in Hoi An.
Hoi An Old Town
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will discover the old town of Hoi An today. With your local guide, you will visit the Japanese bridge, the Chinese assembly halls, old trading houses, and other points of interest. In the evening, we recommend you to enjoy the atmosphere in the old town, to stroll through the streets and to pay a visit to the night market. You spend the night in Hoi An.
Hoi An Leisure
Today is your last day in the charming city of Hoi An. Spend the day however you like; chill on the beach, relax by the pool or stroll through the city. Alternatively, we can arrange for you a cooking class including a visit to the Tra Que vegetable village. In the evening, it never gets old to see the old town with numerous lantern lights on the Tu Bon River. Spend the night in Hoi An.
Hoi An - Kon Tum - Ho Chi Minh Highway
Today you leave Hoi An in early morning and head to Kon Tum via the Ho Chi Minh highway with its mountain passes and breathtaking panorama view. On the way, you will have a few stops to visit some small villages and their residents as well as seeing some waterfalls. In the late afternoon, you will arrive at your hotel in Kon Tum. The rest of the day is free. Spend the night in Kon Tum.
Kon Tum - Pleiku - Ethnic Minorities
After breakfast, you will visit various villages of ethnic minorities today. Start at the villages of Banah, Plei To Nghia and Kon Ro Bang in Kon Tum where you get to know the villagers and their way of life. Next, explore the museum of hill tribes and the wooden church. After lunch, continue to Pleiku with a stop in the village of Plei Kep and a drive along the scenic T'nung Lake. You spend the night in Pleiku.
Pleiku - Buon Ma Thuot - A city on volcanic soil
After breakfast, leave Pleiku to continue on to Buon Ma Thuot. On the way, stop at some coffee, rubber, and pepper plantations. Have lunch in Buon Ma Thuot before visiting the Ethnographic Museum, the Buon Ma Thuot Victory Monument and strolling through the local market. You spend the night in Buon Ma Thuot.
Buon Ma Thuot - Acquaintance with Asian Elephants
Today you will be picked up after breakfast and taken to Ban Don village. Here you will meet the elephants living side by side with the M'nong ethnic villagers. Then you will visit the Dray Nur waterfall before returning to Buon Ma Thuot to spend the night.
Buon Ma Thuot Canoe Tour - Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast you will be picked up and head to Lak Lake. Here you will take a canoe across the lake to visit the M'lieng village. After exploring the village, you will continue on a small excursion to meet with the elephants before returning to Buon Ma Thuot and transferring to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Our driver will meet you at Ho Chi Minh City airport and take you to your hotel to spend the night.
Ho Chi Minh City - Vespa city tour
Today you will explore Ho Chi Minh City in a special way - from the back of a vintage Vespa scooter. On the tour, you will see the main attractions of the city, taste some local food, visit a local café with live music, and end the day in a bar at the end of the tour. You stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Ho Chi Minh Departure
Have breakfast at the hotel and enjoy your free time until your driver picks you up for airport transfe. Today you will depart from Ho Chi Minh City and start your journey home.
The journey starts in Danang and leads you to Phong Nha National Park for a cave excursion and then to Hoi An. Continue to Kon Tum and Pleiku, then head to Buon Ma Thuot and finally to Ho Chi Minh City to explore the city on a Vespa tour.
DepartureDanang / Ho Chi Minh City
IncludedAccommodation as described in programBoat trips as described in programDaily breakfast in accommodationDomestic flightsEnglish speaking private tour guideEntrance fees & excursions as per tour programHandmade giftsMeals as specified in tour program (B,L,D)Mineral water during excursionsprivate transfer in air conditioned carTravel insurance
Not IncludedIntl. flightsVisa fees
OptionalAdditional tours & activitiesprivate tour guide in other languages on request