Wandering through the hills, palaces, and caves of Central Vietnam

Da Nang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, Vietnam

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Highlights

In Central Vietnam, you’ve reached the perfect destination if you’re an avid adventurer, foodie, history buff, or aspiring travel photographer. From exploring the imperial city of Hue as well as the impressive caves in Phong Nha, this trip is perfect for those who are adventurous yet have little to no experience with caves. 


In this trip, we will:
  • Experience the pristine Ba Na Hills, known as a dropped heaven on earth.
  • Stroll at Le Jardin; beautiful flower garden remains of French Villas and Linh Ung pagoda with 27m high Buddha statue
  • Play games at Ba Na Hills Fantasy Park, the third largest indoor amusement park in the world
  • Conquer the peak of Bach Ma National Park to enjoy the view of the scenic Five Lakes
  • Visit the former capital of Vietnam, Hue, as well as its main attraction, the Imperial City
  • Explore the caves of Phong Nha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site at Ke Bang National Park which contains 400 million years old mountains in Asia
  • Descend a 400m zip-line from the wildlife observation tower to the Dark Cave
  • Swim across the Thuy Tien Lake and soaking in the mud before jumping into fresh water.

Day 1

On arrival, we'll head to the hotel in Da Nang. Feel free to try the delicious food in one of Da Nang’s acclaimed restaurants.
Wandering through the hills, palaces, and caves of Central Vietnam starting at Da Nang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, VietnamDa Nang.Photo by Jess Sloss is / CC BY 2.0

Day 2

Ba Na still retains much of its architecture from the French, giving its visitors a small taste of France in Vietnam. We'll ride the Suoi Mo cable cars at Ba Na Hills, which hold several Guinness World Records for the longest gap, heaviest cable and the greatest change in elevation. When we're at the Ba Na Hills, feel free to immerse yourself at the Ba Na Hills Amusement Park, the third largest in the world.
Wandering through the hills, palaces, and caves of Central Vietnam starting at Da Nang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, VietnamSuoi Mo cable car to Ba Na Hills. Photo by Fa2f is / CC BY 3.0

Wandering through the hills, palaces, and caves of Central Vietnam starting at Da Nang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, VietnamBa Na Hills Mountain Resort. Photo by Roderick Eime is / CC BY-ND 2.0

Statue of Buddha at Linh Ung pagoda.
Wandering through the hills, palaces, and caves of Central Vietnam starting at Da Nang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, Vietnam

Day 3

Bach Ma National Park, at 1250m above sea level, is known in Vietnam for its biodiversity. We'll also visit the 5 Lakes.

Wandering through the hills, palaces, and caves of Central Vietnam starting at Da Nang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, VietnamBach Ma Lakes.Photo by foxtravels.net is / CC BY-SA 3.0


Day 4

We'll visit the former capital of Vietnam, Hue. After lunch, we'll visit the Imperial City of Hue, its main attraction. It resembles the Forbidden City in Beijing.

Wandering through the hills, palaces, and caves of Central Vietnam starting at Da Nang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, VietnamEntrance to the citadel.Photo by Dennis Jarvis is / CC BY-SA 2.0

Wandering through the hills, palaces, and caves of Central Vietnam starting at Da Nang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, Vietnam
Inside the citadel.Photobyxiquinhosilvais /CC BY 2.0

Wandering through the hills, palaces, and caves of Central Vietnam starting at Da Nang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, VietnamHue Emperor City, Vietnam.Photo by dronepicr is / CC BY 2.0

Wandering through the hills, palaces, and caves of Central Vietnam starting at Da Nang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, VietnamCitadel of Hue.Photo by Nam-ho Park is / CC BY 2.0

Wandering through the hills, palaces, and caves of Central Vietnam starting at Da Nang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, VietnamCitadel in Hue, Vietnam.Photo by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas

The unmissable Thien Mu Pagoda with its 7-tiered tower is the symbol of Hue
Wandering through the hills, palaces, and caves of Central Vietnam starting at Da Nang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, VietnamThien Mu Pagoda.Photo by Claire Cox is / CC BY-ND 2.0


Day 5

On Day 5 we will begin the main highlight of this trip; exploring the Phong Nha caves
Wandering through the hills, palaces, and caves of Central Vietnam starting at Da Nang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, VietnamPhong Nha cave.Photo by Edgardo W. Olivera is / CC BY 2.0

Wandering through the hills, palaces, and caves of Central Vietnam starting at Da Nang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, VietnamLED lights in Phong Nha cave.Photo by Mountain/ \Ash is / CC BY 2.0

Wandering through the hills, palaces, and caves of Central Vietnam starting at Da Nang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, VietnamParadise Cave.Photo by hds is / CC BY 2.0


Day 6

After our overnight stay in Phong Nha, we'll head to the Hang Tien Cave, aka Fairy Cave.
Wandering through the hills, palaces, and caves of Central Vietnam starting at Da Nang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, VietnamHang Tien cave aka Fairy Cave.Photo by Phong Nha Caves Tour Center

Wandering through the hills, palaces, and caves of Central Vietnam starting at Da Nang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, VietnamHang Tien Cave.Photoby © Ryan Deboodt

Day 7

We'll return to Da Nang airport for the end of the trip.

Itinerary

Day 1

On arrival at the airport in Da Nang, pick up and transfer to hotel in Da Nang. The rest of today is free for you to pick up any made-to-measure items, or perhaps try more delicious food in one of Da Nang’s many acclaimed restaurants.

Day 2

07:30
: Depart to Ba Na hills.

09:00: Arrive in the Suoi Mo cable car station. 

09:30: Visit the Le Jardin; beautiful flower garden (entrance fee included – free of charge for walking. Leave Le Jardin for Gare Debay, the second cable car station, to go to the top of Ba Na.

10:30
: Visit and play game at the Ba Na Hills Fantasy Park

11:30
: Lunch

12:30
: Conquer the Peak of Chua Mountain. Leave Peak of Chua mountain, passing the Suspension Bridge.

14:30
: Return to cable car station and back to Da Nang.

15:00
- 15:30: Drop you off at your hotel (if it is in central area in Danang).


Day 3

08:00: Pick up guest at your hotel in Da Nang City (Around 3 Km), then spend near two hour from city center to the foot of the moutain.

09.30
: Arrive in Bach Ma National Park. After that, tourists spend more 30 minutes from there to the summit of Bach Ma National Park, concentrate together and conquer its highest point (at an elevation 1450m above sea level)

In the afternoon: Tourists continue go to Rhododendron Waterfall

16:00
: Back to car-park. On the way back, tourists can see the big Buddha statue, then back to the starting point.

17:00
: Arrive in Hue


Day 4


In the morning: After breakfast, our guide will come and welcome at your hotel.

Enjoy your wonderful day by taking a trip to visit Mausoleum of King Minh Mạng. Have lunch at restaurant.

After lunch, continue to visit Hue Citadel and Thien Mu Pagoda. Afer visit Thien Mu Pagoda, transfer to Phong Nha and overnight here!

Day 5

In the morning: Our guide and will come and welcome at your hotel then transfer to Phong Nha Ferry landing for visiting Phong Nha Cave & Paradise Cave. After visit Phong Nha Cave & Paradise Cave, have lunch at the restaurant nearby the Dark Cave.

12:00: Lunch at restaurant.

In the afternoon: Chay River - Dark Cave.

16:00: Back to Phong Nha town.


Day 6

Hang Tien Cave (Optional) – Overnight in Phong Nha

07:00 – 07:30: From local hotel in Phong Nha the tour will head an hour and a half to Tan Hoa office, located 70 km from Phong Nha. 

09:00
: Sign your Release Form in the office, and collect equipment such as jungle boots, water bottles, lights, helmets, etc. You can leave your extra luggage at our office in the storage room.

09:30
: Drive over to drop off point and start at the trailhead

10:00
: The trek begins

12:30: Start your exploration of the cave.

18:00
: Van ride back to Phong Nha.

19:30
: Tour finishes in Phong Nha.

Day 7

Phong Nha Town – Da Nang Airport

In the morning : After breakfast, free at leisure until being pick up and transfer to Da Nang Airport

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