Vietnam is a country that is filled with enormous beauty and luxurious history. When visiting the infamous country, there are many different historical locations for you to travel to. For those of you who are looking to experience the cultural side of Vietnam, then you may be interested in an 8-day tour of Cultural Vietnam. During this adventure, you will be immersed in the jaw-dropping atmosphere and scenery of the country. Everything from beautiful waterfalls to enormous mountains to ancient towns will be experienced on this tour of Vietnam.
The first day on your adventure of this country is to visit Da Lat. Before you arrive there, however, you will get to enjoy a delectable breakfast in the largest city in Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City. Then, you will have the opportunity to visit the Dambri Waterfall. Now, it is time for you to travel to Da Lat (which is a five-hour journey). Da Lat, which is one of the most popular touring destinations in the country, is noteworthy for its pine wood and twisting roads. Simply, enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of this town.
Buon Me Thuot
Once the experience of Da Lat has been completed, it is time to move on to Buon Me Thuot. While this requires another multiple hour of travel, the drive is filled with terrific scenery. As a bonus, you will stop to have lunch along the way. After this, the travel will continue in route to the Krong Ana River, Dry Sap and Dray Nur Waterfalls. The true sensation here is when you walk along the banks of the river, as this provides an eloquent view of the waterfalls.
Trung Nguyen and Kon Tum
If you love to drink coffee, then you will be in heaven when you travel to the village of Trung Nguyen. Famous for their brand of rich, dark coffee, Trung Nguyen offers a terrific experience as you can sample their coffee for yourself. While doing so, take in the ambiance of the mountains that surround the area. Do not drink too much coffee as after this visit is over, a five-hour drive (with great scenery) follows to Kon Tum. Once here, the time is yours to do whatever you please. Although, it would not be a bad idea to pay a local guide to show you around.
For the next two days, you will spend your time in a culturist beauty: Hoi An. Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is filled with history and culture. On the first day, you will have the opportunity to visit the Hoi An Museum of History and Culture. This famous museum will reveal several secrets of the city’s local customs and culture. After you spend the night resting, it will be time to wake up and partake in a tour of a local market in the city. Then, a magnificent cruise along the Thu Bon River will transport you to Cam Nam. To finish the day off, you will return to Hoi An to enjoy more of the cities illustrious culture (including a trip to the Fukien Assembly Hall). As Hoi An will be worth the trip alone, check out further details on it as it is one of the reasons to why this is one of the Vietnam classic tours.
The final three days of this tour see you explore the sights and sounds of Hue. However, you must arrive there first. Thus, the first day of this mini-journey will take you through the picturesque countryside to arrive at the city. On the way, your guide will drop you off to the Lang Co fishing village to enjoy a delectable lunch. During this drive, sit back and marvel at the tremendous views of the mountains (including the Marble Mountains and Son Tra Mountain).
After a long day of travel, it is time to relax and enjoy the sights of Hue. To start off, you will cruise in a dragon boat to visit the Thien My Pagoda. Here, you will be able to explore the palace grounds and the fortress of the citadel. Following this will be a cruise to the Tombs of the Emperors; which will explain some of the country’s deep and richened history.
To end your tour, you can enjoy the sensation of Hue. You can travel outside of the city to a local beach, or enjoy the hot springs at My An. Either way, spend this day relaxing as you will have a long journey home.
It is impossible to visit everything Vietnam has to offer in one shot, but this tour does a terrific job of exploring the country’s culture. If this is not a tour that appeals to you, then you should take comfort in knowing that there are several other options available to you. Just visit My Way Travel to glance through other fantastic Vietnam tours.