Monkey mountain explorer from Hoi An

Hundreds  of travelers a day pass over Hai Van Pass though few ever make it to Son Tra, an area  of infinite beauty  and  blissfully-free of souvenir vendors.  This day trip takes  you from the lowlands to the mountains, stopping  at several other viewpoints along the way that  few travelers will ever get to see.

per adult from

$205

AUD

Duration

1 day

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Lunch
    What's excluded :
    • Exclusive of: Tip & personal expenses, travel insurance, VAT tax.
  • 8.30        Your guide and jeep will meet you at your hotel.  We depart  Hoi An and indulge in the rich cultural and scenic diversity of this beautiful region.

    9.00     Our first stop  is a unique  1,000  year Cham  Temple. It is part  of the  ancient  Cham culture and is unique  in its architecture and remains relatively intact,  despite  the ravages of time and a number  of wars.

    9.30        We depart the ancient Cham temple and continue our journey through rural villages and hamlets making our way to another significant site: Hilltop 55.

    10.00      Arriving at Hilltop 55,  it becomes  clear why the  location  was a strategic  location during wartime.   It was a key position in the Indochina wars and the Vietnam war, and was heavily contested. Presently a quiet place to stop and enjoy the views, we learn the history of the hill and enjoy the sweeping  views of the surrounding countryside.

    10.30      Returning to our jeep we move from the countryside to the city, where travel through Danang,  the  fastest  growing  city in Vietnam. Enjoy the  contrasting scenes  as you go: from ancient  customs and traditions  to modern  sky scrapers and bridges. Heading to Son Tra, we experience  the lush tropical vistas of the peninsula  and maybe a monkey or two,  rising 642 metres above the coast line. We also stop and visit a helipad that was used by the Americans in the Vietnam war. The panoramic  views of Danang from the helipad are stunning.

    12.00      We stop for a gourmet picnic lunch in the shade of an ancient tree.

    13.00      Boarding the jeep, we continue  snaking our way around  the mountain. Enjoy the wind in your hair as we make our way to the Linh Ung Pagoda. The pagoda was constructed to  commemorate the  development of  Vietnamese  Buddhism  in the  21st  century  and  is famous  for its beautiful  67 metre  tall Goddess  of Mercy statue  standing  on a lotus shaped platform.   It is a very significant cultural site surrounded by stunning  coastal views.

    13.45      After exploring the pagoda we return to the Jeep to continue  our descent  from the mountain. Heading toward  the Marble Mountains,  we stop briefly at a small fishing village to enjoy the coracle and other fishing boats and watch the fishers go about  their trade.

    14.00      We arrive at the Marble Mountains. Its five mountains are named after five elements: metal, fire, wood, earth and water.  They are home to numerous tunnels, pagodas, caves and many grottoes ready to be explored.  Walk the  stone  stairs to the  top  of Thuy Son (Water Mountain)  for a panoramic  view of the nearby  countryside.  Thrill-seekers can even take  an optional abseil into the depths  of Hell’s Cave!

    15.00      Return to the jeep to continue  the return journey to Hoi An.

    16.00      Arrive at hotel and the tour concludes.
  • Departure Point :
    Hoi An town
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • All is quoted by USD
    • For any help, kindly contact to info@asiatravelimages.com
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Asia Travel Image Company

Activity ID: V-55929P126

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