When you mention traveling to Vietnam, what jumps into your mind? The history, heritage sites, landscape, feudal culture are what you heard mostly. This 4-day private tour includes all of these elements.
Devote yourself to the highlight of the tour — the half-day experience at traditional handicraft village in Hoi an. Enjoy breathtaking mountainous scenery and historical sites in the way from Hoi An to Hue, taste the exquisite life style by wondering in beautiful town, along Dong Ba rivers. Finish this comprehensive Vietnam journey by immersing yourself into the glory history and stories of imperial family in a historic citadel.
– Voucher Deals $50 – No covid-19 tests required – No health declaration required – Flexible cancellation policy
Experience local life in one of the most peaceful center in Vietnam
Have a silent conversation with some of palace of historic interest in Hue
Listen to the stories about The Imperial Citadel the and the Vietnamese royal family
Savor an authentic Vietnam with the image of a small bamboo boat lightly flowing with water and two lines of green trees on both sides
Tailor made and customized tours, flexibility in organizing the trip to give you more freedom even changing in last minute.
24/7 in-country support in the case of an emergency or for those unexpected events.
Local Price with local suppliers and local guides that can save your money.
Relaxed & fair cancellation policys.
Responsible tourism, contribute to a better social environment.
Day 1: Da Nang arrival – Hoi An
Da Nang departure: After your flight lands at Da Nang airport, you will be met by your tour guide at the arrival hall, and will transfer you to your hotel by private car and driver. It takes about 40 minutes to move Hoi An town.
Hoi An welcome: Graceful, historic Hoi An is Vietnam’s most atmospheric and delightful town which was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in an effort to preserve its core of historic architecture, a stunning mix of Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, and European styles in 1999.
Deep insight Hoi An:
Your energetic day will be spent discovering the local life of farmers in Tra Que – a small farming community located about 3 kilometers northeast of Hoi An and learning the history of the most highlight historical and architectural arts, etc.
Take part in dying some work of the local farmers such as: watering and fertilizing and collecting vegetables….
Be a guest at local resident house and learning how to cook some special local Vietnamese food.
Relax with 20-minute massage by traditional style
Free time Idea(s):
Hoi An Traditional Art Performance Theatre offers live performances of Vietnamese folk music and folk dance, is located on Nguyen Thai Hoc Street. The show here is free if you have paid the entrance fee into the town (this ticket allows a tourist to see 5 attractions, sites or shows inside the town) and takes place from 9:00PM to 10:00Pm every day.
Today useful note(s):
Having chance to do some work of fame this day so you should dress convenient clothes.
Having comfortable shoes to walk around.
Overnight in homestay in Hoi An
Day 2: Hoi An walking – Da Nang – Hue
Kick off your day by enjoying breakfast and coffee in your hotel and get ready to catch beautiful scenes in this ancient town. In the afternoon, you will leave Hoi An for Hue but firstly spend your day with wonderful scenery on the way of Lang Co beach, Hai Van pass, Marble mountain etc.
Hoi An exploration:
We start to discovery Hoi An on foot to take into the charms of this town. Its unique atmosphere has been created by a combination of Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese influences.
The Japanese Covered Bridge is an invaluable property and has officially been established as the symbol of Hoi An. No trip to Hoi An would be completely without visiting Japanese Covered bridge.
The Fujian Assembly Hall, which is a great example of the Chinese architecture, is believed to be built by Chinese merchants of the Fujian Province.
Incredible Coastal Line:
In the afternoon, we will transfer to Hue city – a historic citadel, which takes you 3 hours by Hoi An private car. On this way, there are many famous heritage places that you are interested in, such as:
Marble mountain- a cluster of five hills made from limestone and marble, are a well-known pilgrimage site with peaks, caves, tunnels and temples all just waiting to be discovered.
Cham museum founded in 1915, has the world’s largest collection of Cham artifacts, housed in buildings marrying French-colonial architecture with Cham element dating from the 5th to 15th centuries.
Hai Van Pass crosses over a spur of the Truong Son mountain range that juts into the sea with the road climbing to an elevation of 496m, passing south of the Ai Van Son peak (1172m). It’s an incredibly mountainous stretch of highway – you may have seen the spectacular views on the Top Gear Vietnam special.
Lang Co beach is an attractive island-like stretch of palm-shaded white sand, with a turquoise lagoon on one side and 10km of beachfront on the other.
Free time Idea(s):
Suggestion for individual wants to taste Hue soul:
Bun bo Hue (5 Nguyen Du St) is a favorite with travelers needing a hit of Hue’s cuisine, located in an interesting part of town, Chi Lang area- well worth exploring.
If not, please drop in these places to get best services:
Les Jardins De La Carambole ( 32 Dang Tran Con St, Hue) is Hue’s most visually impressive restaurant set in a recreation French colonial villa not far from Hue Citadel with menu mixing up French, Italian, and Hue specialties.
Mandarin (24 Tran Cao Van St, Hue) opened in the mid nineties will provide great local and international food and delicious fruit salads with friendly family atmosphere.
Today useful note(s):
This day you will visit pagoda so you are required to dress up formally
Taking some steps up marble mountain or easy climbing so you should take sport shoes.
Check your luggage carefully and all your personal items of passports, visa etc. before leaving your hotel.
Overnight in Hue
Day 3: Hue – Sinh Village – Thanh Tien -Hue city tour
Hue welcome: Hue is located in central Vietnam on the banks of Perfume River, just a few miles inland from the East Sea. For approximately 400 years, Hue was the political and cultural center of the Feudal State of Viet Nam. This explains why there are hundreds of historical and cultural remains located in the area.
In the morning we will have chance to explore the inner charms of local people living culture and village beauties.
Walk or cycle to Toa Kham pier- a French metropolis constructed in 1878, served the colonial administration.
Experience on board along Huong river watching Bao Vinh old town which hosted a busy port in 18th century, had 39 old buildings standing at the end of the American War, is located five kilometers from the center of Hue City, along Huynh Thuc Khang Street and Dong Ba River, Bao Vinh is the meeting place of the Bach Yen and Dong Ba rivers.
Drop in Sinh Village where traditional painting handicraft has been practiced for hundreds generation and get a chance to meet the artisans and learn more on their age old techniques.
Stroll the small village of Thanh Tien which was traditionally the place where local craftsmen produced paper flowers, with techniques that had been passed down through the generations for hundreds of years.
Taste the gentle and unique flavors of Hue cuisine while you are on board in extraordinary picturesque.
Hue city tour:
Finish your day, we will take you to the historical and spirit attractions of your city tour, which helps you to learn and look back Vietnam long-life history including:
Tu Duc’s tomb constructed between 1864 and 1867, is the most popular and impressive of the royal mausoleums. The enormous expense of the tomb and the forced labor used in its construction spawned a coup plot that was discovered and suppressed.
The Imperial Citadel built in the 11th century by the Ly Viet Dynasty, reflects a unique South-East Asian culture specific to the lower Red River Valley, at the crossroads between influences coming from China in the north and the ancient Kingdom of Champa in the south.
Thien Mu Pagoda (namely Heaven Fairy Lady Pagoda), built on a hill overlooking the Perfume River, 4km southwest of the Citadel, is an icon of Vietnam and as potent a symbol of Hue as the Citadel.
Free time Idea(s):
Unwind and enjoy the traditional tea ceremony of the former imperial capital of Vietnam Wounded Heart Tea Room (23 Vo Thi Sau St).
Listen to Hue chamber music -a kind of scholarly musical art combined with the quintessences of the folk and chamber music, which performs everyday in Truong Sanh Residence (Hue Imperial City) at 10:00- 10:30 AM or 02:30- 03:00 PM (free of charge).
Today useful note(s):
This day you will visit pagoda so you are required to dress up formally
Overnight in Hue
Day 4: Hue departure
Hue goodbye: your four-day tour in Vietnam is coming to the end. You have free time on your own to walk down the street and pick up any great images to bring back to your country before being transferred to the airport.
Today useful note(s): please check your luggage carefully and all your personal items of passports, visa etc. before leaving your hotel
Hotel accommodation in twin/ double sharing basis with daily breakfast.
Door to door pick-up/transfer service with private air-conditioned vehicles
All private transfer and transportation.
Experienced English speaking guide (no tour guide on airport transfer)
Domestic Flight Hanoi / Hue & Danang
Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast/ L:Lunch/ D: Dinner)
Entrance fee and Sightseeing tickets
Free Approval document for Visa on arrival 1 month Single entry (no deduct if arrange the visa yourselves).
Services charges and Government taxes.
1 small bottle of water per person on day trip.
One by one care service 24/7 during the trip.
Meals, Beverages which do not specify in the program
Personal Expenses, tips and gratuities
Accommodation We Recommend In Tour
Pomelo Garden homestay
or La Sa homestay
* We suggest central location hotels and highly recommended on Tripadvisor in our list.
Class of service
Price per person in USD
Price quote in USD per person & valid until 31 Dec 2016
Kid < 5 years old: Free of charge (share services with Adult)
Kid 5-10 years old: 50% Adult
Kid >10 years old: 100% Adult price
*S.R.S: Single Room Supplement. If you want to have your own room, you will pay extra amount for this.
*At the time of quotation, Travel Sense Asia reserves the right to adjust prices to take account of unusual movements in currency markets, hotel and transport costs as a result of inflationary price pressures in oil and other commodity markets.
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Useful information for travel in Vietnam
What’s the difference between 3, 4, and 5 -star hotels?
We usually arrange centrally-located and Western-standard hotels. Five-star hotels are usually palatial with huge lobbies and comfortable rooms, their standards not quite matching the best of Paris or New York, but very close. Four-star hotels have quality facilities, but not as luxurious as five-star hotels. Three-star hotels meet the needs of most Westerners, but breakfasts have less choice. We also recommend some courtyard hotels or Vietnamese-style hotels with local features and architecture. These hotels have a good ranking, or positive feedback from our customers, and TripAdvisor. Usually, hotels in big cities, small cities, and rural areas are a bit different, even if they have the same star level. We try to use the best available hotel in each place.
Passport & Visa Requirements
You may be required for visa to Vietnam. Please check the list of countries which need visa to Vietnam in this links: Who need visa to Vietnam? Vietnam Visa is issued by Vietnam Embassy in your country or “Visa on arrival”. Travel Sense Asia will offer free visa to Vietnam for you (except some difficult countries). You will need one clear page (per visa) in a full passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your departure from Vietnam.
As currency exchange rates in Vietnam fluctuate, we suggest you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com or www.vietcombank.com In 2015 the USD & VND has been around 22.500VND per USD. There are many ATM machines that accept both Visa and Master card, but these are limited to cities. We also recommend the use of cash and travelers checks in USD currency. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops, but they may charge a 2–4% transaction fee.
It is customary to tip service providers in the travel industry in Asia, depending on the service. Tipping is expected — though not compulsory — and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Recommendations for tipping drivers (3 USD per person per day as a guideline) and local guides (8 USD per person per day as a guideline) would depend on the quality and length of the service. In additionally, you will sometimes use rolling boat, cyclo riding, porter which you should give a small tip to these local people.
Eating is an important part of your Vietnam experience. Generally, breakfasts are included in the itinerary and offered by hotels. Travel Sense Asia recommend local Vietnam restaurants that are popular with local people for lunch. You can order dishes with the help of your guide. We usually leave dinner for your own choice — Western food can be found in most large cities. If you are vegetarian or you are looking for e.g. halal food, please feel free to inform your travel advisor, who can arrange a restaurant to fit your needs.
We use comfortable sedans or vans with air-conditioning. The comfort and safety of our customers is of utmost importance, so we ensure that all of the vehicles that we use are well maintained and always very clean. Our drivers take pride in their vehicles. Our car and van are always available space for a comfortable trip. Luggage – All clients are limited to two items of luggage each; a suitcase with a maximum weight of 20kg and one piece of hand luggage with a maximum weight of 7kg. It is essential that your luggage is lockable. Please note that authorities will only allow bottles onto the aircraft if they have been checked in as main baggage. Bottles in hand luggage may be confiscated.
In Vietnam the standard voltage is 220 V. The standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are of type A / C / G. Below you find pictures of these power sockets and corresponding plugs. And we provide more information about the voltage and frequency. Climate – You will find a complete packing list and a helpful climate chart in the ‘Suggested Packing List’, which is included in the pre-departure information link sent within your deposit documentation. Seasonal weather patterns can be quite unpredictable. Up to the minute information on worldwide weather can be found on www.weather.com.
If you’re looking to travel to Vietnam or any country in South-east Asia but don’t know where to start, I’d be happy to use my experiences to determine your perfect destinations. My motto in work is bringing my passion for travel combined with dedication, providing suitable packages and exceptional service to our clients. You will definitely have memorable times when traveling with us, Travel Sense Asia. Don’t delay, speak to us today!
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Hello, my name is Pera Fu, travel consultant for Travel Sense Asia, a local travel agency in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. With great passion of travel and Italian language, I would like to bring you the beautiful experiences during Vietnam and Cambodia tour: daily life, different culture, friendly people. Especially, our Vietnam is a special country with wild nature, brilliant white beaches, exquisite dishes such as “Phở Bò” – beef soup with rice noodles, “Nem rán” – fried rolls, egg coffee. Welcome!!!
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I have a dream from my childhood that I wish to travel all around the world when I grow up. My wish partly did come true, I have had the chance to make some leaps to all destinations in Vietnam and few other Indochina countries. Now, I set aside my dream and stay in office to be a travel consultant to support you – my dear customer to have your own vacation without the nerve to spend too much time prepare for it. I can assure you that we can bring you the best vacation, find you the most suitable route and give you the excellent service we can provide. With our expert experience, you can give your trust on us – Contact us now to have a worry-free vacation.
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Hi everyone! My name is Linh. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” It is a quote of Saint Augustine that I really like. With a passion for travel, I decided to work in Travel Sense Asia team as a travel consultant to share my experiences with all of you and I am always ready to take you on a dream trip.
Erica – Travel Consultant
My name is Phong and 24 year-olds. Tour guide was my dream when I was in high school. It was to give impulse to apply Tourism University in Hue for learning more about Tour guide job. I am also love travel to many destinations and communicate with all friends over the world. I try to learn more and more new things to make me become an knowledgeable guide to share all the things I know for my guests and learn interesting things from them. I believe that tour guide is greatest job for me from now and in the future.
Nguyen Van Phong – Expert Guide
I am a hungry guide in learning and changing myself every day. Friendly, patient, smiling, flexible in touring. Working as tourguide for 10 years, I am ready to learn and ready to share. I am passionate in traveling and guiding my tourist. I am still much eager on duty to introduce about Vietnam and make the memorable trip for the travelers from all over the world.
La Hong Hue (Tommy) – Expert Guide
My passion is travel, bike, show history to my clients. My mission is bring them true value of the trip, local experiences.
Do Ngoc Minh (Min) – Expert Guide
I have developed my passion for guiding since 5 years ago. For me, this is a gob job with new knowledges and opportunities that approach me at work. I feel comfortable being a guide and i have planned to learn more in near future.
Nguyen Quang Minh – Expert Guide
My name is Son Tran, and im a licensed tourguide from Hanoi, Vietnam. I like this fulltime job personally, and as a result, fully dedicate to it. Being a tour guide, I have opputunities to meet people from all corners of the globe and show them around my lovely motherland, visit famous landscapes, share the glorious history and mysterious tales, or get to know better their cultures. Isnt that awesome?
Son Tran (Shaun) – Expert Guide
Xin chào! I am Nguyen Hong Khanh ( Can) and my surname is Nguyen. I’m living in Da Nang and I am really proud and passionate about my country, my people and my culture. I speak English extremely well. Educated at Da Nang University specifically to study English. I have translated complex English/Vietnamese for concerns including National Scientific & Technology Centre of Canberra, ExxonMobil, the US Air National Guard and CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation).