Da Nang City Tour From Airport (Private, Optional Lunch)

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Overview

This Da Nang city tour from the airport allows travelers to discover the most stunning attractions in Da Nang right after landing. The first place is the Museum of Cham Sculpture where the largest collection of sandstone works of art made by Cham people has been preserved. This includes some national treasures that were transported from different important archaeological sites in the region. Crossing over Han River’s bridges, the next stunner is the Marble Mountains (aka Five-Element Mountains). It boasts of the city’s oldest Buddhist temples, magnificent caves filled by holy shrines, giant trees and scenic peaks. Villagers living around its foot continue the craft in carving stone sculptures from 16th century up to date. By the same coastline, Linh Ung Pagoda and its Lady Buddha are one of the most visited sights, constructed from 2004 to 2010. Both are located in a prime location (Son Tra Peninsula) that overlook the blue sea and city’s beachfront, and lean against wooded hills.

*This tour starts from Da Nang

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Half Day Car or Minivan English 2 Minimum (Private available)

Highlights

  • Learn about the history, culture and art of Cham people who had their own kingdom (called Champa) from 2nd to 19th centuries in the Museum of Cham Sculpture.
  • Trek up the Marble Mountains and open the horizon in local Buddhist culture in old temples and marvel at rock formations in caves and grottoes. Reach the highest point in the area (106m asl) where a beautiful panoramic view is taken.
  • Visit Am Phu Cave “the hell” where Vietcong communists hid during the American war in 1960s and 1970s.
  • Wander around Da Nang’s biggest Buddhist temple and Vietnam’s tallest statue depicting the Lady Buddha (or Goddess of Mercy), 67 meters. Local people believe that the Buddha faces the city and shelters them from disasters.
  • Plenty of shopping and photo opportunities. 

What's Included

Departure & Return

Tour guide will be in the airport in the rescheduled arrival time. Then, the driver takes traveler(s) to Cham Museum, the Marble Mountains and then Linh Ung Pagoda in Son Tra Peninsula. He drops off in the hotel around Da Nang centre. A small fee will be charged if visitors would like to end the tour in somewhere in Son Tra peninsula or Hoi An.

Itinerary

Airport Pick up
At Da Nang Airport in the rescheduled arrival time
Marble Mountains & Stone Carving Village
Around the top of Marble Mountains, the visitors will see Da Nang’s oldest Buddhist temples, grandest grottoes, holiest shrines to local people, pretty outlooks and heritage trees. A viewpoint where all mountains are in sight is included in the trekking. In the surrounding, 400-years-old Non Nuoc marble village is proud of its traditional sculpture carving. One of the largest statue galleries is recommended, providing many opportunities for photography. The Giant Lady Buddha was sculpted by artisans here.

See details in The Marble Mountains Travel Guide
My Khe Beach (pass by)
This is the best beach in Da Nang, famous for beautiful scenery and many activities during the sunny months.
Basket Boat Beach (Pass by)
Tho Quang Beach is known as the Basket Boat beach due to numerous round bamboo boats lazing on it. In the early morning, local fishers open a market here, right on the sands.
Linh Ung Pagoda Son Tra Peninsula
Located atop a hill by the coast of Son Tra Peninsula, this is the largest Buddhist temple in Da Nang. Overlooking the city beachfront, its grandeur Buddha shrines are surrounded by bonsai gardens dotted with sculptures. For locals, it’s sacred equally to two older Linh Ung pagoda. There are many monkeys from the nature reserve nearby coming here for food handed out from tourists.

See details in Linh Ung Pagoda Travel Guide
Lady Buddha
Rising up to 67 meters from the ground, the Lady Buddha Da Nang is the tallest of its kind in Vietnam. She faces the city to shelter the citizens from disasters and patronizes fishermans. Sculpted by hands of the Non Nuoc marble village’s artisans, it houses a Buddha shrine on each floor inside.

See details in Lady Buddha Da Nang Travel Guide
Drop off in Hotel in Da Nang Centre

Additional Info

  • This experience is run with 2 travelers minimum but private one is still available. Chat with us via whatsapp number +84968009827 for the best price.
  • Confirmation may be received at time of booking.
  • If traveling with kids, an announcement in advance is necessary.
  • Free for childrens under 5 years old and 50% off for childrens from 5 to 10 years old, full fee for older ages.
  • A small extra fee will be surcharged to pick up in the Son Tra peninsula (Da Nang) and South Hoi An area (Hoi An)
  • Most travelers can participate, LGBT-friendly
  • No wheelchair accessible.

How to Book & Pay

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A reply will be made within a few hours
Confirmation
Meet up & Pay (in Day of departure)
Cash only, USD & VND accepted
On Tour
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Frequently Asked Questions

In the tour, travelers will sightsee Buddhist temples, pagodas and religion spots, therefore wearing respectively is required. Particularly, clothings of travelers need to cover airmpits, navel and knees. In the Marble Mountains and Lady Buddha Pagoda, sarongs are available for free in the doors of worshipping spaces.

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