Marble Mountains & Monkey Mountain Tour (Half-day, Private)

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This half-day tour allows visitors to sightsee the best places in the Marble Mountains and the Monkey Mountain – 2 top attractions in Da Nang. The first sight is a complex of 5 amazing hills, famous for century-old Buddhist temples and magnificent caves filled by holy shrines. At the top of steep staircases, there are outlooks and peaks where a scenic panoramic scenery is provided. In the mountain, visitors also have the chance to walk in and marvel at rock formations of the “Hell cave”. Buddhist’s concept about the journey of a dead person before coming to the next life, is interesting to know about. Locals have carved stone sculptures for local markets and exportation for over 400 years. In the remaining time, Linh Ung Pagoda and its 67-meters-tall Lady Buddha are the highlights. The Buddhist site is surrounded by bonsai gardens and Bodhi trees, by well-protected forests and coastline.  

*This tour starts from Da Nang or Hoi An

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


  • Learn about local history, culture, religions and traditional handicraft in the largest mountain of The Marble Mountains (called Hon Thuy Son). Visit a couple of Da Nang’s oldest pagodas that were built in 17th century by request of a king.
  • Explore Am Phu Cave where Vietnam communists (vietcong) hid during the Vietnam War in 1960s and 1970s, and many other caves.
  • Marvel at the tallest Lady Buddha statue in the country – 67 meters and the grandest Buddhist temple in Da Nang. In the afternoon, it’s possible to see a fantastic sunset when the sun goes down the city skyline.
  • Lots of shopping and photo opportunities.

What's Included

Departure & Return

Tour guide will be in the hotel reception at 8 am or 2 pm in Da Nang or Hoi An. Then, the driver takes traveler(s) to The Marble Mountains and then Monkey Mountain. He drops off in the hotel around Da Nang centre and Hoi An. A small fee will be charged if visitors would like to end the tour in somewhere in Son Tra peninsula or South Hoi An area.


Pick up
At 8 am or 2 pm in the hotel in Da Nang or Hoi An.
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
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
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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