Full Day Bests of Da Nang & Hoi An Old Town Walking Tour

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This day tour covers the best sights in Da Nang and Hoi An – a pair of two tourist centers in the Central coast of Vietnam. Within a half day, travellers will complete their visit in each city. In the morning, the Marble Mountains require a hike with hundreds of steps but its attractions really deserve to be seen. There are century-old temples, amazing caves and panoramic summits. The colossal Lady Buddha by the coast and one-of-the-kind Cham Museum are next stunners. Hoi An Old Town – the world heritage site, is the focal point of the afternoon. Following an informative guide, travellers understand deeper about an international trade port in past centuries and the best survivors around it. Here, local tailors complete a good-quality suit or dress with a quick turnaround.

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


  • Learn a lot about local history and culture, with a knowledgeable local guide. Also, plenty of nice pictures as memories or to post in social media.  
  • See up close the largest (unique) collection of Champa kingdom’s sandstone sculptures in Vietnam, and open the horizons about an ancient Hindu-followed state that no longer exists.
  • Discover Da Nang’s emblematic sight – Marble Mountains and handicraft making tradition of the civilians living around its foot. Opportunities to see and buy elaborate stone objects are so many.  
  • Stroll around the Unesco-listed Hoi An old town and unlock the secrets of most valued buildings within its lantern quarters. After it’s dark, have the chance to admire the most iconic slice of Hoi An – twinkling thousands of lanterns lights in varied colors. 

What's Included

Departure & Return

The guide will be in the hotel reception at 8 a.m. Then, the drivers will ride to all attractions mentioned in the itinerary. Travelers can request to drop off at any place in the centre of Da Nang and Hoi An when the tour ends. A small fee of transfer is charged if travelers stay in Son Tra peninsula or South Hoi An.  


Pick up
At 8 a.m in the hotel in Da Nang or Hoi An.
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
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
Museum of cham Sculpture
One-fifth of 2,000 sculptures found across former Champa Kingdom’s lands are now preserved in this important museum. Many of which are brought from special places, such as My Son Sanctuary – the holy land, Tra Kieu – first capital or Dong Duong – South-east Asian largest Buddhist monastery at its time. While touring around, visitors will learn a lot about a new civilization and marvel at very precious artworks. Not far away, the Dragon Bridge is in top 30 of the most unique bridges of the world.

See details in Museum of Cham Sculpture (a Guide)
Set-menu lunch is served in a Vietnamese restaurant.

1 hour recommended • Vegetarian menu available upon request
Hoi An Old Town Walking Tour
By the Thu Bon River, Hoi An is the best-preserved trading town in South-east Asia. Thrived between 15th and 19th centuries, this international hub of commerce drew foreign merchants coming to trade whose nationality were Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese and more. Lost its important role in the end of the nineteenth century, architectural heritages and culture of local inhabitants in Hoi An today are still unchanged. Besides places included by the entrance ticket*, the guide also recommends other highlights to allow travelers to know different slices of the town. There are lots of opportunities to photograph, taste local street foods and buy souvenirs while wandering around lantern-lit streets.

(*) Picked sightseeing places for Hoi An old town ticket may be the Old House of Tan Ky, Japanese Covered Bridge, Fujian Assembly Hall, Traditional Art Performance House, and Museum of Trade Ceramics.

See details in Hoi An Old Town Travel Guide
Night Maket & Lantern Streets
Two highlights in Hoi An Old Town at night, providing so much opportunities to take pictures and buy souvenirs to bring home. Lantern boat ride to see the sparking scene of lanterns from the river, is optional.

See details in Hoi An Night Market and Hoi An Lanterns
hoi an memories show (optional)
This is the largest outdoor visual art performance in Vietnam, with a participation of around 500 actors and actresses. During an hour, the audience will catch up in flexible dancings, good songs, musics, lights, and the stories. The show is a part of the Hoi An Impression Theme Park, 1km walk from Hoi An central market.

See details in Hoi An Memories Show
Back to hotel

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

Text in whatsapp +84968009827
A reply will be made within a few hours
Meet up & Pay (in Day of departure)
Cash only, USD & VND accepted
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are many Buddhist sites in the day, such as the Marble Mountains, Lady Buddha, therefore travelers need to wear respectively. Particularly, just ensure that the clothings cover airmpits, knees and navel. Due to walking a lot, it’s needed to prepare a good pair of shoes also. Sun cream, sun glasses, hat/cap and rain poncho (rainy season only) are what travelers should put in the bag.

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