In addition to day trips, travelers have many options of half-day tours in Da Nang to choose from. Not to spend a full day at different places, maybe far from the hotel, it’s more relaxing with one or two attractions to explore for many people. After sightseeing and learning many things, they can have more time to enjoy high-quality accommodation and services (especially when paid a lot for them!). Hanging out in a couple of hours with a local is a balanced way between leisure and exploration. Somehow, it’s good to save, but not always go alone. Usually, meals are excluded and available upon request. In this article, we introduce all guided half-day tours in Da Nang.
Table of content
- 1 Da Nang Half-day Tour to the Marble Mountains
- 2 Half-day Golden Bridge Sunrise Tour from Da Nang
- 3 Half-day Hoi An City Tour from Da Nang
- 4 Hoi An Night Tour from Da Nang
- 5 My Son Sanctuary Tour from Da Nang
- 6 Da Nang Cave Tour
- 7 Hoi An Countryside Tour from Da Nang
- 8 Half-day Son Tra Peninsula Tour by Jeep
- 9 Da Nang Street Food Tour
- 10 Hai Van Pass Tour from Da Nang
- 11 Half-day Da Nang Museums and Bridges Tour
- 12 Than Tai Hot Spring Park Tour from Da Nang
- 13 Da Nang Private Tour Guide
- 14 Related Posts
- 15 Da Nang International Fireworks Festival
- 16 Da Nang Night River Cruise on Han River
- 17 My Lai Massacre Village (Son My Memorial Site) in Quang Ngai
- 18 Non Nuoc Beach: The Famous Beach of Da Nang
- 19 How to Get from Da Nang to My Son Sanctuary
- 20 Bach Ma National Park: Hiking, Trekking in Da Nang and Hoi An
- 21 Am Phu Cave Complete Travel Guide
- 22 Asia Park and Sun Wheel in Da Nang (Sun World Da Nang Wonders)
- 23 How to Get to Golden Bridge from Da Nang
- 24 Da Nang Food Specialties: What to Eat in Da Nang
- 25 How to Visit Golden Bridge Vietnam
- 26 Da Nang Shore Excursions: Guided Tours From Tien Sa Port
- 27 Han Market (Cho Han): Where to Shop in Da Nang?
- 28 Da Nang Cathedral (Da Nang Pink Church)
- 29 Things to Do in Ba Na Hills Besides Golden Bridge
- 30 Da Nang Half Day Tours
- 31 Da Nang Private Car and Driver
- 32 Da Nang and Hoi An Itinerary for Visitors Staying Overnight in Hoi An
- 33 Da Nang Things to Do: Guide to What to Do in Da Nang Vietnam
- 34 Da Nang Best Things to Do and Reasons
- 35 How to Get From Hoi An to Da Nang
- 36 Hoi An or Da Nang: Which is Better?
- 37 My Son Sanctuary Tour
- 38 Da Nang Best Area to Stay: Guide to Where to Stay in Da Nang
- 39 Da Nang Cave Tour: Best Underground Activities in Da Nang
- 40 Da Nang Best Time to Visit: Guide to Best Weather in Da Nang
- 41 Da Nang Weather by Month: Guide to Monthly Weather in Da Nang
- 42 What to Do in Da Nang At Night
- 43 Lang Co Vietnam Travel Guide
- 44 What to Do in Da Nang for 3 Days
- 45 My Khe Beach: A Complete Guide to Da Nang’s Best Beach
- 46 Da Nang Day Trips: Guide to Best Day Tours From Da Nang
- 47 Museums in Da Nang
- 48 Linh Ung Pagoda: Trio of Da Nang’s Holiest Mountain Temples
- 49 Da Nang Night Market: A Thing To Do in Da Nang at Night
- 50 Guide to Son Tra Mountain aka Monkey Mountain Vietnam
- 51 Ba Na Hills Tour
- 52 Da Nang Cable Car
- 53 How to Get from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An
- 54 Da Nang to Hoi An: Best Da Nang Airport Transfer and More
- 55 Hai Van Pass Da Nang: Map, Route, Weather, History, Tour
- 56 Da Nang Attractions Guide: What to See in Da Nang Vietnam?
- 57 Lady Buddha Da Nang: The Best of Monkey Mountain Vietnam
- 58 My Son Sanctuary Travel Guide
- 59 Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture
- 60 Dragon Bridge Da Nang: The Fire-Breathing Da Nang Bridge
- 61 Ba Na Hills Travel Guide: A First Timer’s Complete Guide
- 62 Golden Bridge Da Nang: A Guide to The Iconic Da Nang Bridge
- 63 Da Nang Bridge: A Guide to Famous Bridges in Da Nang
- 64 Ba Na Hills Cable Car: World Record, Cost, Reschedule, Map
- 65 Da Nang Mountain Temple: Marble Mountain’s Pagodas, More
- 66 Da Nang Caves: Underground World of the Marble Mountains
- 67 The Marble Mountains: Guide to Da Nang’s Iconic Mountain
- 68 Featured Tours and Experiences
- 68.0.1 Da Nang Day Trip from Hoi An with Local Food Lunch
- 68.0.2 Da Nang Night Tour from Hoi An with Local Food Dinner
- 68.0.3 Hue to Hoi An Private Car Transfer with Sightseeing (and Vice Versa)
- 68.0.4 Hue to Hoi An Motorbike Tour (and Vice Versa)
- 68.0.5 Hai Van Pass Motorbike Tour from Hoi An or Da Nang
- 68.0.6 Full Day My Lai Massacre Tour with Lunch
- 68.0.7 Golden Bridge and Ba Na Hills Night Tour
- 68.0.8 Golden Hands Bridge Tour In Sunrise or Sunset (1/2 Day)
- 68.0.9 Cam Kim Island Bicycle Tour From Hoi An
- 68.0.10 Cham Island Tour From Hoi An (Group Tour)
- 68.0.11 Cham Island Tour From Da Nang (Group Tour)
- 68.0.12 Hoi An Vegetarian Food Tour
- 68.0.13 Hoi An Evening Walking Food Tour Through Laneways
- 68.0.14 Private Hoi An Basket Boat Tour (Shuttle Bus, Bicycle, Bike)
- 68.0.15 Half-day Am Phu Cave Tour (Private)
- 68.0.16 Hoi An Countryside Tour (Bicycle, Car, Electric Shuttle)
- 68.0.17 Da Nang Tour Package From Singapore
- 68.0.18 Hoi An Evening Tour From Da Nang
- 68.0.19 Hoi An Walking Food Tour Through Laneways
- 68.0.20 My Son Sanctuary and Hoi An Old Town Tour with Thu Bon River Cruise
- 68.0.21 My Son Day Trip From Hoi An including Marble Mountains and Basket Boat
- 68.0.22 Half Day Hoi An City Tour With River Cruise
- 68.0.23 Son Tra Peninsula Tour with Marble Mountains (Private/Small Group)
- 68.0.24 Hue Day Trip From Hoi An with Hai Van Pass, River Cruise & Lunch
- 68.0.25 Hoi An Ancient Town and Countryside Tour (Bests of Hoi An Tour)
- 68.0.26 Hoi An Tour From Da Nang Airport (Private, Optional Lunch)
- 68.0.27 Hoi An Day Trip From Da Nang (Marble Mountains, Basket Boat, Old Town)
- 68.0.28 Da Nang City Tour From Airport (Private, Optional Lunch)
- 68.0.29 Hoi An City Tour with Lantern Class, Lantern Boat, Night Market & Local Food Sampling
- 68.0.30 Marble Mountains, Basket Boat Ride & Hoi An Old Town Walking Tour
- 68.0.31 Marble Mountains & Golden Bridge Day Tour with Buffet Lunch
- 68.0.32 Marble Mountains & Monkey Mountain Tour (Half-day, Private)
- 68.0.33 Private Golden Bridge Sunrise Tour (Half-day, Optional Lunch)
- 68.0.34 Hoi An Ancient Town & Golden Bridge Day Tour (Private/Small Group)
- 68.0.35 My Son Sanctuary & Golden Bridge Day Tour (Private/Small Group)
- 68.0.36 Private My Son Sanctuary Sunrise or Sunset Tour
- 68.0.37 Full Day Hoi An Ancient Town & Countryside Experience With Local
- 68.0.38 Full Day My Son Sanctuary & Hoi An Countryside Tour With Local
- 68.0.39 Full Day Hoi An Ancient Town & Coconut Village Experience
- 68.0.40 Son Tra Peninsula, Marble Mountains and Hoi An City Tour
- 68.0.41 Half-day Marble Mountains Tour from Da Nang or Hoi An
- 68.0.42 Da Nang Cave Tour (Half Day Underground Tour in Da Nang)
- 68.0.43 Hoi An Old Town & Lantern Making Class (Morning Tour, Half-day)
- 68.0.44 Full Day Bests of Da Nang & Hoi An Old Town Walking Tour
- 68.0.45 Full Day My Son Tour From Da Nang with Da Nang City Tour
- 68.0.46 My Son Sanctuary Tour From Hoi An or Da Nang With Local Guide
- 68.0.47 Hue Day Trip from Da Nang or Hoi An via Hai Van Pass with Lunch
- 68.0.48 Full Day Golden Bridge & Ba Na Hills Tour With Buffet Lunch
- 68.0.49 Full Day My Son Sanctuary Tour & Hoi An Old Town With Local
- 68.0.50 Half Day Da Nang Museums and Bridges
- 68.0.51 Da Nang City Discovery
- 68.0.52 Da Nang at a Glance (The Best Half Day Da Nang City Tour)
- 68.0.53 Full-day My Son Tour From Da Nang or Hoi An & Marble Mountains
Da Nang Half-day Tour to the Marble Mountains
The best Da Nang half-day tour includes the Marble mountains and the Monkey mountain (Son Tra peninsula). Visitors can choose to depart from 8 am or 1:30 pm. Depending on the weather and convenience, the Marble or Monkey will be the first place to visit. In the Marble mountains, it’s needed to climb many stairs to go to centuries-old Buddhist temples, natural caves and peaks. All tours cover a short visit to local workshops where people have been producing stone sculptures (many for exportation!). Traditionally they exploit the marble from nearby hills.
In the rest of the trip, visitors have the chance to see Da Nang’s largest Buddhist pagoda and especially, the 67-meters-tall Lady Buddha statue. Panoramic views from the hill these landmarks stand, is also loved so much by viewers. In the afternoon tour, it’s possible to watch the sunset here. Naughty monkeys are another interest of the mountain. Read details in the Marble Mountains and Monkey Mountain tour.
Half-day Golden Bridge Sunrise Tour from Da Nang
The Golden bridge (aka the Golden hand bridge) is one of the best known tourist attractions today in Da Nang, although it’s just constructed in 2018. This 160-meters-long pedestrian bridge has inspired many travelers in the world, a dream for instagrammers. Its glamorous golden handrails and huge supporting hands became not strange anymore. To avoid the crowds, visiting it in the sunrise (or early morning) is the best choice. Read details in the Golden Bridge sunrise tour.
In the Ba Na hills, a former French hill station, visitors can see flower gardens, 1923-built wine cellar, 37-meters-high Gautama Buddha, Linh Ung pagoda, the French village, Fantasy theme park, or climb to the top of Da Nang (1,487 meters). The cable cars reaching Ba Na hills are the longest all over the world. From the cabins, natural scenery is untouched, featuring hills with dense jungle, outcrops and midst.
Half-day Hoi An City Tour from Da Nang
Hoi An ancient town is 30 kilometers south of Da Nang, so a half day is also enough to visit it, learn about history, culture and cuisine. From 15th to 19th centuries, this charming town was an important trading port in Southeast Asia. Its townscape is unchanged from that time, making it get the world heritage site title from Unesco. There are more than 1,100 ancient buildings preserved now, much of which dated back from 17th and 18th centuries. In the walk, visitors will come to iconic places, such as the Japanese covered bridge, Hoi An central market, old houses, Chinese temples. Besides, souvenir shops, tailor shops, restaurants, cafeterias, and street food vendors are a lot around the streets. So, visitors have many opportunities to go shopping and taste local dishes.
A lantern making class with artisans is included. In which, can make a lantern by your favourite fabric, color and style. The lanterns will be meaningful when bringing them home. Read details in Half-day Hoi An ancient town walking tour.
Hoi An Night Tour from Da Nang
Hoi An old town at night can’t be missed. It’s famous for the gorgeous beauty of countless lantern lights, vibrant atmosphere and fun activities. Especially during the full moon, locals organize the lantern festival in which all families hang up lanterns lit by candles in their houses. By the Hoai river, they also release paper lanterns to pray or even take a boat to do it. Other experiences visitors can expect are strolling in a chaotic night market, trying street foods, listening to folk songs, playing traditional games or watching amazing cultural shows. The most famous show is the Hoi An memories show, Vietnam’s largest outdoor visual art performance. Read details in Hoi An night tour.
In the evening, visitors have many chances to taste local food specialties, such as cao lau noodle, mi quang noodle, banh mi sandwich or grilled pork.
My Son Sanctuary Tour from Da Nang
My Son sanctuary is 45 kilometers southwest of Da Nang city. This holy land is a series of Hindu temples dating back from 4th century. It’s established by Cham people and emperors to worship Shiva god (or God of destroying). After being abandoned in 14th century, it’s “swallowed” by dense jungle and a French man rediscovered it by mistake. Visiting My Son allows travelers to learn about the history and culture of an ancient kingdom in Vietnam that has disappeared. In 1999, it became a Unesco world cultural heritage site. Besides forests and temples, traditional performances of the Chams and bomb craters are other interests. Read details in Half-day My Son sanctuary tour from Da Nang.
Read before you go: My Son Sanctuary Travel Guide
Da Nang Cave Tour
Da Nang has many caves, mostly located in the Marble mountains. It’s a complex of five majestic hills rising suddenly from the plain, just like a little Ha Long bay on land. Formed millions of years ago, caves here have something unlike elsewhere around Vietnam. Every cave has an open ceiling where rays of the sun, the rain and roots of the tree can fall in, and many temples. So, if visiting, travelers not only see beautiful natural formations, but also learn about local Buddhist culture and folk beliefs. For adrenaline seekers, this cave tour allows them to explore hidden (dark) caves, climb steep stairs, etc. During the Vietnam war, Vietcong communists hid in caves of the Marble mountains. A half-day is well spent for that reason. Read details in Da Nang cave tour
Hoi An Countryside Tour from Da Nang
Outside the world heritage site, Hoi An’s countryside is also stunning. Visitors can visit 4 villages and each one has their own differences. There are Thanh Ha pottery village, Tra Que vegetable growing village, Cam Thanh water coconut village, and Kim Bong carpentry village. In the first village, local artisans are excited to instruct new friends to make pottery (pot, vase, pan, etc) at their hands, from scratch. In 2nd village, farmers will show and teach visitors how to grow herbs using traditional skills. Here, local families provide cooking class and foot herbal massage. In Cam Thanh, fishermans carry visitors by a basket-like round boat around a well-preserved palm forest. Experience in Kim Bong may be “poorer” because visitors see wood carvers, boat builders at work and buy souvenirs made by locals.
In addition, a water buffalo ride is also popular (if you like animals, skip!). Instead of cars, many travelers love cycling to see rice fields, life of people and hidden temples. Read details in Hoi An countryside tour.
Half-day Son Tra Peninsula Tour by Jeep
Son Tra peninsula (aka the Monkey mountain) is in northeast of Da Nang. It’s famous for dense tropical forests where the last populations of red shanked douc langurs are living, and fascinating coastlines. Rising up to 715 meters, its summit is visible from everywhere around the city. Its shape, like a clam, giving the name “the clam harbour” from Chinese people for Da Nang. By the southern coast, the 3rd Linh Ung pagoda was built, including the tallest Lady Buddha statue in Vietnam. Since then, not just nature lovers and locals, more foreigners visit the peninsula. Read details in Son Tra peninsula tour.
Due to rugged terrain, jeep (or motorbike) becomes the best vehicle to discover the Son Tra peninsula. In this military car, travelers can take a deep breath with fresh air, see up-close the wildlife (if lucky, the langurs), lush forests and scenic coastlines. Up the mountain, there are outlooks where people can have panoramic views. Read details in Son Tra peninsula tour by jeep.
Read before go: Son Tra Peninsula (Monkey Mountain)
Da Nang Street Food Tour
Da Nang cuisine is known by many people in Vietnam. Both day and night times, visitors have many chances to try food specialties and local beverages. Famous dishes are mi quang (noodle), banh xeo (rice pancakes), nem lui (grilled pork skewers, rolled with rice papers and veggies), bun cha ca (fish cake noodle), bun thit nuong (grilled pork noodle), banh trang cuon thit heo (boiled pork rolling with raw vegetables, dip with anchovy sauce) or oc hut (the snails which people have to suck to eat!). Most foods are found in traditional markets, such as Con market, Son Tra night market, etc. Besides walking, visitors can expect to have a food tour by scooter (even driven by local ladies wearing traditional dress) or by jeep. Read details in Da Nang food tour.
Read before go: Da Nang food specialties
Hai Van Pass Tour from Da Nang
Hai Van pass is 19 kilometers away from Da Nang city. It’s a famed 20-kilometers-long mountain pass traversing a spur of the Annamite range jutting into the ocean. So, this natural wonder is packed by outlooks where travelers enjoy bird’s eye views so far, stretching from high mountains down the coast. Its natural beauty is enhanced by fog and clouds. On the top, at an elevation of 500 meters, a 19th-century military base was built, surrounded by concrete bunkers. On the other side of the range, Lang Co lagoon is another must see. Visitors love to see its turquoise water dotted with oyster farms, towering mountains and forests behind. Of course, here, it’s possible to try fresh oysters at a cheap price. Read details in Hai Van pass tour from Da Nang
Fact: Hai Van pass is the best coastal road in Vietnam. It appeared in an episode of the Top Gear: Vietnam Special of a world-famous British motoring programme.
Half-day Da Nang Museums and Bridges Tour
Da Nang is a city of bridges and museums. Its first museum, the Da Nang museum of Cham sculpture was opened in 1919, to exhibit priceless artifacts from Cham’s culture. Cham people owned a kingdom from 2nd to 19th centuries in the contemporary central coastline of Vietnam. Today, more museums are built, with different themes. On the other hand, the first bridge spanning Han river is the Han river bridge, completed in 2000. It provides the passage from the old city to the beach. Other well-known bridges are the Dragon bridge, Tran Thi Ly bridge, and Thuan Phuoc bridge. Read more details in Half-day Da Nang museums and bridges tour. This tour excludes the Golden bridge (or the Golden hand bridge) on Ba Na hills.
Than Tai Hot Spring Park Tour from Da Nang
Than Tai hot spring park is one of the best choices for families, in the summertime in Da Nang. Set by Ba Na hills’s national park, in an untouched nature, this attraction provides services of hot spring bath, mud bath, Japanese-style onsen bath, massage and small water park for entertainment. Staying overnight here is also stunning, thanks to calm and fresh surroundings. Read further information in Than Tai hot spring park tour.
Read also: Than Tai Hot Spring Park