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Things to do in Da Nang (Municipality)

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Da Nang: Ba Na Hills Tour with Cable Car Ride

1. Da Nang: Ba Na Hills Tour with Cable Car Ride

8.00 Pick up at hotel in Da Nang and head out to Ba Na hills. Take Cable Car which gains 5 world scores to Ba Na hills station. Stop at By Night station to visit Vong Nguyet hills, Linh Ung pagoda, The Old Villas of French. Continue moving up by cable car to the Nui Chua Mountain – the top of Ba Na range, visiting Nginh Phong top, Le Nim Villas, Orchid Garden… Experience hill climbing train (first and unique funicular in Vietnam) and visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), flower garden Le Jardin D’amour and Linh Ung Pagoda. You should not miss walking on the Golden Bridge amid the foggy hills of the mountain, enjoy the gorgeous view of Da Nang City. Have lunch at restaurant. Afternoon: Free for explore the French village or joining games in Fantasy Park – the third biggest indoor games zone in Vietnam with series of interesting games: 4 – 5D film, skiver, The death race, dinosaur park… (2 hours). 15:00 Return to Da Nang city along the Red Beach Bay. Stop at Central Specialties Super Market for Shopping. End the tour at your hotel.

Da Nang: Lady Buddha, Monkey Mountain and Am Phu Cave Tour

2. Da Nang: Lady Buddha, Monkey Mountain and Am Phu Cave Tour

After pickup from your hotel in Da Nang or Hoi An, visit the Son Tra Mountain, also known as Monkey Mountain, to gain insight into Vietnam's rich history of Buddhism and Hinduism. Then, visit the Lady Buddha statue, the tallest Buddhist statue in Vietnam, reaching a height of 220 feet (67 meters). Next, visit local stone factories and sculpture shops, before visiting Marble Mountain. Visit the Âm Phủ cave, to take a walk through a re-creation of Buddhist hell. At midday enjoy lunch in a local restaurant with authentic Vietnamese dishes. You'll be transferred back to your hotel around 1:00 PM.

Imperial City, Hue: Tour from Hoi An and Da Nang

3. Imperial City, Hue: Tour from Hoi An and Da Nang

Travel back to the Nguyen Dynasty on a multi-stop tour from Hoi An and Da Nang to Hue. See the Imperial City, the Mausoleum of Emperor Khai Dinh, and the Thien Mu Pagoda. Get a taste of Hue cuisine during lunch at a local restaurant. Following pickup in Hoi An, the journey to Hue begins by crossing one of the best coastal roads in the world, the Hai Van Pass. Take advantage of a 30-minute stop at the peak and 5 minutes to take photos at Lang Co Beach.  After a final round of pickup in Da Nang, visit the Khai Dinh Tomb, a blend of Western and Eastern architecture constructed between 1920-1931. Then, enjoy lunch at a local specialty restaurant serving Hue-style dishes.  With a full stomach of local cuisine, continue to Hue’s main attraction, the Imperial Citadel. Once the home of the Nguyen Emperor, the citadel also contains the Forbidden Purple City. Explore Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue’s largest pagoda. Built in 1601, it is the subject of many local folk rhymes and is considered the unofficial symbol of Hue. Finish the day with drop-off back in Da Nang and Hoi An.

From Da Nang: Full-Day Trip to Hue

4. From Da Nang: Full-Day Trip to Hue

Enjoy a lesson in Vietnamese history on this day trip from Da Nang. See the purple forbidden city, explore temples and places of worship, and enjoy a boat trip along the perfume river. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to Hue, stopping at Hai Van Pass to explore some abandoned war bunkers. Upon arrival, head to the city's prime attraction, the Citadel. Wander through this vast complex containing the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City. See the Emperor's private residence, and learn more about Vietnam's last dynasty, the Nguyen dynasty. Discover other architectural masterpieces such as temples, pavilions, gardens, and the gates to the Imperial City. In the afternoon, stop for lunch to reenergize before enjoying a boat trip along the Perfume River. Stop at Thien Mu Pagoda, an active Buddhist monastery with origins dating back to 1601. Admire its iconic 7-story pagoda, the unofficial symbol of the city.   Next, visit the serene Khai Dinh Royal Tomb, designed to blend in with its natural surroundings and built on principles of feng-shui. Explore the final resting place of a Nguyen Emperor. Admire the tomb's unique architectural design and learn more about the many myths and legends that surround this controversial emperor before heading back to Da Nang.

Shared Shuttle Bus to the Golden Bridge from Hoi An/ Da Nang

5. Shared Shuttle Bus to the Golden Bridge from Hoi An/ Da Nang

If you don't want to join a big group tour and want a more affordable option than a private car, choose this shared shuttle bus that offers convenient round-trip transportation from Hoi An/ Da nang to the Golden Bridge in the Ba Na Hills. The Golden Bridge has become one of the hottest sights in Asia. This shuttle bus offers a fast, safe, comfortable, and affordable option to visit the Golden Bridge from Hoi An. Skip the stress of securing local transportation and avoid the risk of taxi scams. Meet your driver for the day in the morning, then take a 1 hour and 15 minute ride to Ba Na Hills. Arrive at 9:00 AM, then enjoy plenty of free time to explore and ride a cable car up to the Gold Bridge. At 3:30 PM, return via cable car to Ba Na Hills to meet your driver, who will take you back to the meeting point in Hoi An/ Da nang. Shuttle bus from Hoi An/ Da Nang to Golden Bridge is the best choice for tourists who want to be flexible during their trip. The shuttle bus is also the cheapest and most comfortable option. Share Shuttle bus from Da Nang/ Hoi An to Ba Na hill • 7.45 AM - 8.30 AM: Pick up at Da Nang/ Hoi An hotel center • Arrive Ba Na hill 9.30 AM • 3.30 PM: Meet driver at Ba na Hill car park • 5.30 PM: hotel drop off

Da Nang: Lady Buddha, Marble Mountains, and Hoi An Day Trip

6. Da Nang: Lady Buddha, Marble Mountains, and Hoi An Day Trip

Join this tour to visit the Linh Ung Pagoda and Old Town Hoi An. Visit Lady Buddha, the Marble Mountains, and the Cam Thanh Coconut Jungle. Start your tour with pickup at your hotel or at the specified meeting point. First, stop at Son Tra Peninsula national park and admire its views of the sea. Visit Linh Ung Pagoda, home to the tallest statue of the Goddess of Mercy in Southeast Asia. Admire the caves of Buddhist pagodas of the Marble Mountains. Visit the Stone Carving Village of Non-Nuoc and enjoy local cuisine at a restaurant. Explore the peaceful Cam Thanh Coconut Jungle and go round net and cast net fishing and basket boat rowing. Visit Old Town Hoi An to discover Phuc Kien Pagoda, the Old House of Phung Hung, and the Japanese Bridge. Shop at the Hoi An Central Market, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant, and explore the night market.

Marble Mountains & Son Tra Peninsula Tour from Da Nang

7. Marble Mountains & Son Tra Peninsula Tour from Da Nang

The Marble Mountains are a cluster of five marble and limestone mountains which are named after the five elements. Stone steps carved into the mountain lead to a Buddhist Pagoda. You can also discover stunning caves and enjoy the beautiful view from the mountain top. Next, you will go to Am Phu Cave where there is a replica of “Heaven and Hell”, Marble Mountains are also home to Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village, which is a unique craft village. Situated at the foot of the Marble Mountains, this craft village has a proud history covering more than 200 years. We will head north to visit the Son Tra Peninsula. It is 693-meter high above sea level and 10-kilometer from the center of Da Nang City to the North-East. Pay a visit to Son Tra Linh Ung Pagoda, considered one of the biggest pagodas in Da Nang City. The most striking feature of this vast pagoda is its huge Lady Buddha statue, which is one of the tallest in Vietnam and spectacularly dominates the skyline. You can contemplate the whole city, Son Tra peninsula as well as the Marble Mountains along with white sand-bank. The beautiful landscape creates a unique impression that you cannot find in other places.

Da Nang Airport - Hoi An: Private and Shuttle Transfers

8. Da Nang Airport - Hoi An: Private and Shuttle Transfers

Take the worry out of your arrival at Da Nang Airport and book the best transfer service to locations in Hoi An. Suffering from the effects of jet lag and culture shock, arriving at an unfamiliar destination can be disorientating. With Vietnam’s rapid expansion, even if you have been before, things may have changed dramatically. Pre-book a transfer by air-conditioned sedan, minibus, van or coach and you will get door-to-door service that is both relaxed and efficient. An airport representative will meet you on arrival and will be holding a sign with your name on it for ease of contact. While they take care of your belongings, you can refresh yourself from your flight with complimentary wet tissues and bottled drinking water. For shuttle transfers, the journey takes 1 hour and 15 minutes. The transfers leave a fixed schedule. For private transfers, the journey takes 40-50 minutes. There are 3 options for this: a standard 4-seater car for a maximum of 2 passengers with luggage or 3 passengers without luggage. A 7-seater minivan for a maximum of 3 passengers with luggage or 5 passengers without luggage. A 16-seater minibus for a maximum of 6 passengers with luggage or 10 passengers without luggage.

Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge Small Group Tour

9. Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge Small Group Tour

The tour begins with pickup from your accommodation in Da Nang and travels to the popular Ba Na Hills district. To start the day, enjoy a gravity-defying cable car ride through the misty mountains and pass by the famous Golden Bridge. Make sure to snap a photo of this incredible feat of engineering, an elevated walkway through the mountains supported by 2 enormous stone hands. Later, learn about the history of the region on a below-ground adventure to see French cellars that were used to distill alcohol during the colonial era. As you explore the cellars, allow yourself to be transported back in time and imagine what life was like during this historical period. Finally, take a gentle hike up Chua Mountain to admire panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Here you will also stop by the iconic Linh Chua Linh Tu Temple and Linh Ung Pagoda, famous for its large Buddha statue.

Snorkeling Cham Island: Snorkeling Tour by Speed Boat

10. Snorkeling Cham Island: Snorkeling Tour by Speed Boat

After pick-up, travel to Cua Dai Wharf and board a speed boat. It takes 20 minutes to get to the snorkeling site. After arrival at Hon Nhon Beach, take some time to swim and snorkel at your pleasure. Cham Island is a world biosphere reserve area recognized by UNESCO. Discover the area's beautiful sea life. Then, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch at a Cham Jungle Restaurant. Travel to Bai Chong Beach and take the opportunity to rest in the hammocks, sunbathe, or take another swim. Return to the boat and the journey back to your hotel in Da Nang or Hoi An.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,307 reviews

Our guide Tri was amazing. Went nice and slow for us. Had rain gear for when it lashed out of the heavens and he had great English which really helped. He explained everything as we went along. Lovely lunch by the sea. Highly highly recommend this tour Make sure to ask for Tri he was a great.

All around excellent tour. The cooking class was 10/10 so the basket boat, massage, market tour were all bonuses and equally wonderful. The guides were kind and efficient.

Nice mix of sites - but concentrating mainly on the Imperial Citadel. The guide was fun and informative.

It was good to be on time and the driving was polite. The advance message was also polite and safe.

Convenient way to get from the airport to Hoi An. The driver was right on time!