Da Nang is a wonderful city with many beautiful beaches, mountains and tourist attractions. There are many day tours to discover this charming place. Today we will discover the most popular local tours in Da Nang:
1. Hue day tour from Da Nang:
If you are in love with the history of Vietnam and want to learn more about last dynasty of Nguyen since 1802 to 1945, so this trip is one of the must day tour you should try. Local tour company will bring you to see the famous places in this old city such as Imperial city or royal palace; the 400 years old Heaven Lady pagoda and the mausoleum of Nguyen Dynasty. Everything is so beautiful, scenery and solemn. Remember to make note that you can enjoy the ride on Hai Van pass with the stunning view from the sea, the mountain and the pass road.
The cost of tour to Hue is from 45 to 55 usd based on different companies, with different routes and inclusions. You may spend from 11- 12 hours for this day tour (more than 6 hours just for 2 ways of transportation).
Personal recommendation: Hue luxury group tour with maximum of 12 people, nice and comfy vehicle, good value for money.
2. Cooking class:
I love food and I love to learn how to make Vietnamese foods, so joining in a cooking class is on my must- do list. They will bring you around, show you around different cooking ingredients and different vegetables, herbs to make yummy Vietnamese foods. You should ask carefully about what kind of food you are going to learn.
Personal recommendation: I select Jolie Da nang cooking class guided by Ms Ha, a wonderful local guide with top friendliness and great knowledge about not only cooking ingredients but also daily life of locals. We got a lot of fun in a local market and then join in to the cooking class, learn a lot of ways to cook Vietnamese foods like locals do. If you join in this cooking class, I highly recommend you keep room in your stomach because you will be full after this course.
Vegetarian option is available upon the advance request.
5 out of 5 for a great team work of Ms Jolie and Ha
3. Bana hills day tour
If you get tired with the heat and humidity of this tropical city, Banahills is a wonderful solution for you. Being stunned with the entrance built like a nice replica of Hoian ancient town. You also walk around nice garden, countryside houses, and fish ponds. Get on the mono cable car system and enjoy 15 minutes of cable car ride with spectacular view of mountain, nature and forest, you will arrive to the famous golden bridge which is plated by 18k gold and hold by 2 giant hands.
Then you will enjoy a nice flower garden with many small areas. When I came there, it was decorated with 1 million tulip flowers. Whole area is shined by the color from those flowers. You also can see the statue of Buddha, and a Buddhist temple after a dozen steps down.
Next, you will get on the funicular and try the cable train before going to the top of the mountain with elevation of 1360m, near Europe village and amusement park. After having buffet lunch, you will have free time to visit the amusement park or climbing to top to see Linh Chua Linh Tu or temple of mother goddess of mountains and forest, where you can get a great view of whole Banahills
You can book Bana hills day tour with different cost from 50 -60 usd/ person.
If you travel with kid, make sure to check their height for a better price.
Feel free to ask your own time with the guide, make sure about time and meeting point if you like to spend more time for photos/sightseeings.
Sun cream and sun glasses are highly recommended because of the high UV volume.
4. Cham island day tour:
If you like snorkeling, or swimming into navy water, so going to Cham Island is a must activity for your holiday. Cham Island is a cluster of 8 islands that is 16km from the shore of Hoi An, with a lot of wonderful beaches and nice coral rift, scenery spots. The friendliness of locals, yummy seafood, nice swimming places, and white sand will make your holiday memorable.
Sun cream and sun glasses are extremely recommended.
Plastic bag is not allowed to bring to this island, you should prepare some cotton or other fabric bags.
You can pay extra to place other service such as sea trek, banana boat, jet skiing
If you have allergy to seafood or have vegetarian requirement, it is better to let them know 24 -48 hours before.
Saving your passport number just in case you are checked by the local officers.
5. Marble mountain and Hoian day tour:
Da Nang has a lot of beautiful places to visit such as Marble mountains, Hoi An ancient town, Linh Ung pagoda on Son Tra etc, you can visit Marble mountains and Hoian ancient town within 1 day trip. Following a group tour, I was escorted to visit Marble Mountains with a terrific view of marble caves, statues, small shrines and pagodas. That is such a nice way to discover about the belief and spiritual word of local people.
Then we went to Hoian in the late afternoon, just visited the famous Japanese bridge, Cantonese community house and other nice place under the illuminating light of lantern. It is such a colorful night with roads, building, lanterns and the shining river. It will be one of the most impressed moment of my holiday in Vietnam
Remember to wear comfortable shoes for step on Marble Mountains and be very careful on those steps.
There are many tour company sell this day tour with the cost from 22- 30 usd with local tour company or 60- 90 usd/ pax for a private tour with at least 2 people.