OVERVIEW

 

Da Nang is a coastal city in central Vietnam, which is famous for its beautiful beaches and majestic mountains. Da Nang is the must-place to visit when coming to Vietnam.

Hoi An is a famous ancient town in Quang Nam province, about 30 km from Da Nang, recognized since 1999 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Transportation:

  • You can go to Da Nang by plane (international or domestic), train or bus (Phuong Trang Bus, The Sinh Bus from Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi).
  • From Da Nang, you take the bus 01  to Hoi An (30 000 VND, 1,2 USD).

Recommended length of stay in Da Nang: 3 days

Recommended length of stay in Hoi An: 3 days

Total estimated spend: 3 000 000 – 5 000 000/one (130 -230 USD)

Currency exchange: You should exchange money in Da Nang (Airport, bank, gold shops in My Khe beach area).

Things to do in Da Nang for 3 days

Day 1

Visit the Marble Mountains in the morning

Marble Mountains (Ngu Hanh Son) is a complex of 5 limestone mountains that rise above the sandy beaches: Kim Son (Venus), Moc Son (Jupiter), Thuy Son (Mercury), Hoa Son (Mars) and Tho Son (Saturn). Ngu Hanh Son mountain has a majestic landscape with ancient mossy rocks and many cultural and special architectural features: Huyen Khong cave, Am Phu cave, Linh Ung pagoda, and Non Nuoc stone carving village.

How to go? Ngu Hanh Son is about 10km from Da Nang center, you should take the bus 01  to come here.

Entrance fee: 40 000 VND (1,8 USD)

 

Marble Mountains is a must-visit attraction in Da Nang

 

Explore the city center in the afternoon

Suggested lunch dish: Com Ga (click to show restaurants list)

Walk around the center, visit Han market and Con market.

Go to My Khe beach and Da Nang Night Market 

Visit Da Nang night market (address: Mai Hac De, Son Tra district, Da Nang).

End the first day by drinking a bottle of beer on An Thuong Street (walking street).

 

My Khe Beach – one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam

Day 2

Visit Ba Na Hills (full day)

Of course, you should not miss Ba Na Hills when visiting Da Nang.

Ba Na Hills is a large tourism area located at the top of Nui Chua with the height of 1489 m above sea level. It’s known for the world’s longest cable car system, “the most impressive walking bridge in the world” – Golden Hands Bridge, as well as the breathtaking sceneries.

Enjoy lunch buffet on Ba Na Hills (250,000 VND).

Address: Hoa Vang District, about 20 km from Da Nang center

Price: Adult: 750.000 VND, Child: 600.000 VND (1m – 1.4m)

End the second day by walking around the bank of the Han River, see the Dragon Bridge and Han River Bridge.

Suggested dinner dish: Mi Quang (click to show restaurants list)

Golden Bridge is an attraction in Ba Na Hills

 

Day 3

Visit the beaches along Nguyen Tat Thanh Street in the morning

The beaches along Nguyen Tat Thanh Street are beautiful and pristine, trust us, you will love these beaches at first sight!

Suggested lunch dish: Com Ga (click to show restaurants list).

Go to Son Tra Peninsula or Hai Van Pass or both in the afternoon

These are two beautiful hills in Da Nang,

Son Tra Peninsular is considered the pearl of Da Nang, with coastal road winding and exciting attractions. Located in Tho Quang ward, Son Tra district with an area of 4,439 hectares.

Hai Van Pass (The Sea Clouds), is one of the most beautiful and most dangerous passes in Vietnam, between Da Nang and Hue. It is famous for its beautiful winding roads, sudden curves, and blind corners, while its lookout point offers gorgeous views of Da Nang Bay.

The best way to get there is by motorbike (you rent right at the hotel, 100 000 – 150 000 VND).

Suggested dinner dish: Bun Cha Ca (click to show restaurants list).

End the third day by visiting Da Nang Night Market or city walk.

Son Tra Peninsula is the pearl of Da Nang

 

TIPS

You should choose a hotel near My Khe beach (on Vo Nguyen Giap street) to facilitate travel.

Click here to download the Da Nang tourist map and you should read top 10 attractions in Da Nang.

Most hotels in Da Nang offer motorbike or bicycle rental for between 100 000 – 150 000 VND/day (5-7 USD).

 

Things to do in Hoi An for 3 days

 

From Da Nang you take the bus 01 (from Da Nang Central Bus Station) to Hoi An, Fare: 30 000 VND (1.2 USD). Opening hours: 5:30 am – 5:50 pm.

Day 1

Visit An Bang Beach in the morning

An Bang Beach is 3 km from Hoi An city center. The clear blue sea, gentle waves, white sandy beach – a wonderful space for you to enjoy the relaxation comes from the sea. In 2011, An Bang beach was voted as one of the 50 most beautiful beaches in the world by CNN GO.

Visit Hoi An Ancient Town in the afternoon 

Walking or cycling along ancient streets.

Experience on Hoai river by boat in the night (100 000/one).

Suggested lunch dish: Com Ga (click to show restaurants list)

Suggested dinner dish: Cao Lau (click to show restaurants list)

 

Video Experience on Thu Bon river by boat in the night

 

Day 2

Visit Cham Island (full day)

Cu Lao Cham (Cham Island) is a beautiful island in Quang Nam province, located 20km from Hoi An. Cu Lao Cham is an attractive destination with amazing activities. Here you can close to the crystal water, dive coral reefs, discover by canoe and enjoy fresh seafood.

There are two ways to get Cu Lao Cham from Hoi An:
By canoe: 350 000 (round trip), Depart from Cua Dai port.
By wooden boat: Depart from Bach Dang wharf (100000 VND / trip).
You can rent Homestay, motorbike, bicycle when coming on the island.

Cu Lao Cham (Cham Island) is a beautiful island in Quang Nam province

 

Day 3 

Visit My Son Sanctuary in the morning

My Son Sanctuary in Quang Nam Province, about 40 km from Hoi An, consists of many Cham Pa temples surrounded by hills and mountains. It is considered to be one of the main temples of Hinduism in Southeast Asia in the 4th century, where worship of the Cham Pa royal dynasty as well as tombs of the Champa kings. It is a treasure of humankind and a must-visit place when you come to Vietnam.

Entrance fee: 150 000 VND

You should buy a tour at Hoi An, the price is about 500 000 VND (22 USD).

You should bring snacks and drinks.

My Son Sanctuary is a treasure of humankind

If you do not choose My Son Sanctuary, you can go to Thanh Ha Pottery Village

Go to Cua Dai beach in the afternoon, and visit an ancient town again.

Cua Dai is a beautiful beach of Hoi An, about 5 km from Hoi An Ancient Town. The beach is famous for its white sand and clear blue water. For a long time, Cua Dai beach is considered one of the beautiful beaches of Vietnam, and is a must visit place when coming to Hoi An.

Suggested dinner dish: Mi Quang (click to show restaurants list).

 

TIPS

You should choose a Homestay near Hoi An Ancient Town. You should choose a homestay instead of a hotel; They will help you everything!

Click here to download the Hoi An tourist map and you should read top 10 attractions in Hoi An.

 

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