Central Vietnam Heritage

Trip Overview

7 days / 6 nights

Discover the beauty and charm of Hoi An on this 7-day tour of Vietnam’s stunning Central region, before heading north to Hue to marvel at the impressive architectural relics left behind by the emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. See how traditional crafts using bamboo and silk are kept alive today and sample some of the region’s best culinary offerings.  







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  • Staying at the world-renowned Topas Ecolodge high in the hills of Sapa 
  • Hiking through terraced rice fields, mountains and jungles deep in northern Vietnam and seeing minority villages
  • Discovering the capital of Hanoi and beautiful Halong Bay

This Tour is Perfect for

  • Exploring Northern Vietnam’s highlights and lesser visited mountain areas 
  • Relaxing after the travel restrictions due to Covid 19! 
  • Diving into the local culture of the Vietnamese as well as ethnic minorities  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Danang. Transfer to Hoi An 

Day 2: Lantern making & bamboo workshop 

Day 3: Leisure time in Hoi An. Optional activities available upon request 

Day 4: Leisure time in Hoi An. Optional activities available upon request 

Day 5: Hoi An – Hue  

Day 6: Hue heritage tour 

Day 7: Departure from Hue  

Day 1: Arrive in Da Nang and transfer to Hoi An


Xin chao and welcome to Central Vietnam. Upon arrival at Da Nang International Airport, you will be welcomed by our driver before heading south to check into your accommodation for your stay in Hoi An. 

You will be free to enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. 

Included meals: N/A 

Overnight at Hoi An Garden villas 

Day 2: Hoi An lantern making & bamboo workshop


Our local guide will greet you in the hotel lobby after breakfast.  

Together, you will cycle to the home of a local craftsman. Here you will be introduced to the history of the town’s lantern making trade as well as learning about the traditional designs and colors. The craftsman will take you through the different stages of making the lanterns and you will then have the chance to make your own to take home with you. 

Local people believe hanging lanterns in front of their houses brings them luck, happiness and wealth. Traditionally, lanterns were only made of silk and were created in one of a few shapes, however, these days lanterns are made in a range of shapes and using a wider range of materials. Walking around Hoi An, you are likely to see lanterns shaped like lotuses, diamonds, triangles and even garlic, and made from modern materials such as cardboard and nylon fabric in addition to the traditional silk versions. 

Leaving the workshop, your guide will take you for a gentle cycle ride through the paddy fields surrounding the old town to the next stop on the itinerary, Taboo Bamboo Workshop. Here, local artisan Mr. Tan will share his story of how he has worked to revive the traditional handicraft of his family’s village by creating beautiful, timeless objects and furniture using this sustainable and natural material.  

After learning about the processes used to craft bamboo and viewing the impressive range of handmade items on show at the workshop, you will have the chance to create your own product to take home and etch a design onto it.   

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch 

Overnight at Hoi An Garden villas 

Day 3: Hoi An – Free day/optional activities


With bright pink bougainvillea spilling over the yellow walls of the ancient houses that line the picturesque streets, Hoi An is undoubtably one of Vietnam’s most charming towns. Enjoy the day at your leisure, ambling through the quaint alleyways and getting to know the restaurants, cafes, and tailors situated on the banks of the Thu Bon River. We suggest popping into Reaching Out Teahouse, a lovely ancient house providing work for the hard of hearing and serving delicious teas and homemade snacks. 

Included meals: Breakfast 

Overnight at Hoi An Garden villas 

Optional activities: kayaking, organic farm visit, basket boat ride, cycling tour. Please speak to one of our travel experts for more information and costs. 

Day 4: Hoi An – Free day/optional activities


Today you will have a second day to spend at your leisure, whether it’s relaxing at the swimming pool, wandering the streets of the old town or hitting the beach.  

Included meals: Breakfast 

Overnight at Hoi An Garden villas 

Optional activities: kayaking, organic farm visit, basket boat ride, cycling tour. Please speak to one of our travel experts for more information and costs. 

Day 5: Hoi An – Hue  


Leaving Hoi An behind, you will take the coastal road over the breathtakingly beautiful Hai Van Pass to Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam. Along the way you will see lagoons, mountains, rice fields, and the vast ocean. Before reaching Hue, you will have the chance to stop and explore the fascinating An Bang “ghost city” to learn how the people of Hue venerate their ancestors. Upon arrival in Hue, after checking in to your hotel, you will have some time to explore. 

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch 

Overnight at Romance hotel 

Day 6: Hue Heritage tour  


Today your guide will meet you in your hotel at 8:00 am to travel back in time with a visit to Hue’s citadel; giving you an insight into Vietnam’s imperial past, including the Mandarin culture and former feudal system. Leaving the citadel, you’ll head to Thien Mu pagoda. Built in the early 1600’s on the bank of the Perfume River, this iconic temple is one of the most beautiful religious buildings in Vietnam and serves as an unofficial symbol of Hue.   

Hopping into a small boat you will cross the Perfume River and reach Thuy Bieu village to feast on lunch at a local house. The maze of narrow alleyways in the village will lead you to some beautiful ancient houses with spectacular gardens. However, the real treasure of Thuy Bieu village is its people, most of whom are descendants of the Mandarins. With your guide, you can take a stroll around the village, stopping at different places to meet the friendly locals residing or working there and taste some of fruit people grow. 

On your way back to the city center, you will visit emperor Tu Duc’s tomb, climbing a small hill for scenic views over the Perfume River before returning to your hotel. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch. 

Overnight Romance hotel 

Day 7: Hue – optional activities and departure 


Enjoy the last day at your leisure before your final transfer to the airport for your onward flight.   

Included meals: Breakfast 

Optional activities: mausoleum tour, cycling tour. Please speak to one of our travel experts for more information and costs. 

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