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Da Nang Beach Break

(4 days –  Weekday departure)

Valid on Weekdays (Monday to Thursday) until 31st October 2012

Day 1: Da Nang Arrival

We will welcome you at the airport with your name on a board. After which we take you to the Lifestyle Resort 4*+. Here you can relax on Bac My An beach in the resort. You can have lunch/dinner on your account.
Overnight in Lifestyle Resort

Day 2: Ba Na Hills (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel.

08:00: Pick up at the centre of Da Nang city (at meeting point) then transfer onto Ba Na Hills Station. Here you have a chance to ride on a modern system of cable cars through the clouds and wind, that rewards you with stunning views. You have the opportunity to visit some old French villas en route, as well as the suspension bridge, Nui Chua & the Mountain Peak (at the height of 1,487m). You can enjoy lunch up here whilst taking in the spectacular view.

In the afternoon we visit the Vong Nguyet villa where we you can see the Wine Cellar, Linh Ung Pagoda, Sakyamuni Buddha’s monument and Ba Na by night.

 Return to Da Nang around 1600. Relax on the beach and have dinner on your account.

Overnight in Lifestyle Resort

Day 3: Relax on beach (B)

Breakfast at hotel.

Today you can have free time to rest and relax at the resort enjoying its culinary delights.

Overnight in Lifestyle Resort

Day 4: Da Nang Departure (B)

After breakfast, you will have time to relax or prepare for your flight. We will pick you up 2.5 hours before departure time after which the tour ends.

Da Nang – Hue (Full Day)

(1 days’ time –  Daily departure from Da Nang)

07:30: We pick you up at the pre-arranged meeting point in our modern a/c transport and head to the old capitol of Hue.  The route we take you on goes via Hai Van Pass and the Lang Co fishing village. On arrival we first visit the Tu Duc Tomb, then pay a visit to the special trading village where Incense and “Bai Tho palm-leaf conical hat” are manufactured in the age old tradition.

Afternoon: Following a delicious lunch your journey continues to Thien Mu Pagoda before visiting the incredibly beautiful Hue Royal Citadel, ancient capital of the Hue Dynasty, then spend some leisure time browsing through Hue’s specialty shops.

15:00: The bus returns to Da Nang, this time via the Hai Van tunnel, the longest of its kind in South East Asia, arriving back at the meeting point around 1700 hrs to conclude another wonder filled day in amazing Vietnam.

Ba Na Hills from Da Nang (Full Day)

(1 days’ time –  Daily departure)

8:00 AM: We pick you up at the centre of Da Nang city or a pre-arranged meeting point, then transfer you to Ba Na Hills Station.  From there you travel by a modern cable car to your birds nest destination. In a comfortable cabin you take in some spectacular views as it travels along, such as the old French Villas from the colonial past, get a great view of the Nui Chua suspension bridge and mountain peaks the seem like giant skyscrapers at almost 1500m. The sensation of flying fills you with awe as you effortlessly glide through the sky. 

 Once we arrive at the ‘Hills Station we will then enjoy lunch while soaking up the delightful landscape vistas.

In the afternoon we pay a visit to Vong Nguyet villa and wander through their very modern wine cellar.  Next the trip takes you to the famous Linh Ung Pagoda complex with its Sakyamuni Buddha’s monument and Ba Na by night.

Your tour ends when we return to Da Nang around 16:00 hrs after a most enjoyable days adventures.
Includes
Ba Na Cable ticket, entrance fees         
A/C Transport  
English speaking guide
Lunch 

Excludes
Airport car pick up and drop off if required       
Insurance, Personal expenses, Tips
Accommodation
Single supplement for 2* hotel    
Drinks and other cost not mentioned above.    
Vietnam Airlines Tickets, airport tax on departure and arrival      
Vietnam Visa to enter the country if required

Children rate
1 to 4 years old: Free of charge (sharing bed with parents)
4 to 11 years old: 50% of adult rate (sharing bed with parents)
Over 11 years old: full fee

Note
The itinerary may alter slightly due to adverse weather and operating conditions
Special request (diet or physical) must be made on booking
High season surcharge will apply for this travel package

Cancellation policy
Cancellation after booking but before arrival: 10% of total amount retained
Cancellation less than 5 days prior departure date: 50% of total amount retained
Cancellation less than 1 day prior departure date: 75% of total amount retained
Bank fee, refund fee applied if any
Cancellation will also draw a fee ….20 % of total train ticket price per person

Da Nang Airport Transportation

Taxis from several companies are available on the arrivals level. Confirm a fixed or metered rate with a taxi representative.

Mai Linh taxi is a reputable company serving Da Nang International Airport.

Da Nang Airport Vietnam

The Da Nang International Airport is the third busiest airport in Vietnam. It is an important transport hub in the central region. The airport is located 2 km from the city center.

The new terminal building opened at the end of 2011 offering travelers modern facilities and a wide range of airport services, including many shopping and dining venues.
Vietnam Airlines operates a number of daily flights to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang and other destinations in Vietnam. International flights to Da Nang airport operate from Singapore, Seoul, South Korea and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Name

Most of the names by which Đà Nẵng city has been known make reference to its position at the Hàn River estuary. The city’s present name is generally agreed to be a Vietnamese adaptation of the Cham word da nak, which is translated as “opening of a large river”.
Map of Annam drafted by Alexandre de Rhodes. “Cua han” appears along the coast (upside-down, left of centre).

 Other Chamic sources, with similar definitions, have been proposed. Inrasara (aka Phú Trạm), a researcher specializing in Champa, suggests Đà Nẵng is a variation of the Cham word daknan (lit. “the large water”); Sakaya (aka Văn Món), another Champa researcher, claims a connection with the Raglai word danang, meaning “river source”.Another name given to Đà Nẵng was Cửa Hàn (lit. “mouth of the Han [river]”). The name used by the French, Tourane, is said to derive from this name, by way of a rough transliteration.Notably, this name (spelled “Cua han”) appears on maps of the area drafted by Alexandre de Rhodes in 1650. The name Kean (cf. Kẻ Hàn, roughly “Han market”) was another name purportedly used during the 17th century to refer to the land situated at the foot of the Hải Vân Pass.

The Chinese name, 峴港 (Vietnamese: Hiện Cảng), translates to either “port having many mussels” or “port by a small but dangerous mountain”. The latter interpretation is taken as a reference to nearby Sơn Trà Mountain.

 Other names referring to Đà Nẵng include:

    Vũng Thùng, a colloquial name which survives in folklore.
    Trà Úc, Trà Áo, Trà Sơn and Đồng Long Loan, literary names used by Confucian scholars.
    In Sino-Vietnamese script, used until 1945, “Đà Nẵng” is written as 沱灢.
    Thái Phiên, a name used briefly after the 1945 August Revolution, commemorating Thái Phiên, the leader of popular revolts during the 1916 Duy Tan Resistance.

Trek Đà Nẵng (About this sound listen) is one of the major port cities in Vietnam (in addition to Ho Chi Minh city and Hai Phong) and the biggest city on the South Central Coast of Vietnam; the city is situated on the coast of the South China Sea, at the mouth of the Hàn River. Đà Nẵng is the commercial and educational center of Central Vietnam, with a well-sheltered, easily accessible port; its location on the path of National Route 1A and the North-South Railway makes it a hub for transportation.

 It is located within 100 km of several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Imperial City of Huế, the Old Town of Hội An, and the Mỹ Sơn ruins. The city was previously known as Cửa Hàn during early Đại Việt settlement, and as Tourane (or Turon) during French colonial rule. It is the fourth biggest economic center in Vietnam (after Ho Chi Minh city, Ha Noi, and Hai Phong).

Before 1997, the city was part of Quảng Nam-Đà Nẵng Province. On 1 January 1997, Đà Nẵng was separated from Quảng Nam province to become one of five independent (centrally controlled) municipalities in Vietnam. Đà Nẵng is listed as a first class city,[2] and has a higher urbanization ratio than any of Vietnam’s other provinces or centrally governed cities.[3] In the 2009 census, Đà Nẵng was the 4th largest city in Vietnam.[