Central Vietnam Tours

Best Central Vietnam Tour Packages 2023 - 2024

Chi Minh City > Buon Ma Thuot, Lak Lake > Pleiku > Kontum
7 Days/ 6 Nights
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Highlights

  • Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park – UNESCO World Heritage Site. This place preserves the oldest karst mountains in Asia. Discover spectacular caves such as Phong Nha Cave, Tien Son Cave, Thien Duong Cave (Heaven Cave), Tu Lan Cave, Hang En and especially Son Doong Cave.
  • Hue, the capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen Dynasty, is famous for its dreamy beauty, historical attraction and beautiful Lang Co Beach.
  • Da Nang’s beaches such as Cua Dai and My Khe are notable for their stunning scenery, beautiful resorts, surfing and other water sports. When visiting Da Nang, tourists always take a day trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, the place was once a crowded commercial center of Vietnam.
  • Nha Trang, one of the top 29 beaches in the world, will satisfy you with dreamy scenery, excellent hospitality services and exciting water sports.
  • Discover the highland mountain region in Buon Ma Thuot and Pleiku. Ride an elephant in Yok Don National Park.
  • Immerse yourself in the peaceful and sophisticated beauty of Da Lat, Vietnam’s most romantic city. Visit Ho Xuan Huong River, Da Lat Railway Station, Love Valley, Bao Dai Palace, Lang Biang Mountain, Thien Vien Truc Lam Monastery, etc.
  • Mui Ne hosts kite surfing and windsurfing activities from May to August. Additionally, sand boarding in the white sand dunes and red sand dunes is a unique experience in this beautiful beach town

 

Tips

  • Central Vietnam experiences hot and dry weather between January and August, when the temperature can reach 30 to 35 degrees Celsius; while high levels of precipitation can occur in September, October and November.
  • The most beautiful beaches in Vietnam are concentrated in the center.
  • Bring inner tubes and life jackets if you are traveling with your children.
    Don’t forget sun protection items: umbrella, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. Long hours of walking and swimming cause sunburn.
  • Always have a bottle of water with you to avoid dehydration.

 

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Central Vietnam - The historical and cultural cradle of the country

The center of Vietnam extends over more than a thousand kilometers from north to south. The region is limited to a narrow strip of land, bordered by the Annam mountain range to the west, a natural border with Laos and the East China Sea.

The central region has several of the most beautiful beaches, bays, and caves in the country. With 1500 km of coastline, the region has pristine beaches bathed in jade-colored waters and is home to charming little fishing ports.

Beautiful seaside in Central Vietnam

Beautiful seaside in Central Vietnam

The lives of the inhabitants of the coastal plain are influenced by two great cultures, Vietnamese in the North and that of the Chams in the South. It is an area of ​​great historical, cultural, and architectural importance. You will also find many famous resorts such as Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Quy Nhon, Lang Co, etc.

Central Vietnam is home to dense and verdant tropical forests. This is a special case of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, with its magnificent cave system and hundreds of rare species of flora and fauna. Some other great national parks in Central Vietnam are Bach Ma, Nam Cat Tien, Yok Don…

Phong Nha Cave

Phong Nha Cave

It is also a land of historical sites. Rich in cultural heritage and traditional values ​​preserved by ethnic minorities. The center is a refuge for dozens of ethnic groups and is at the crossroads of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Especially with the ancient capital of Hue and the ancient town of Hoi An, but also with the holy land of My Son, the ancient capital of the Champa kingdom has disappeared.

Japanese Bridge Hoi An

Japanese Bridge Hoi An

Best proposals for Central Vietnam tours

Transport

To get to central Vietnam, you have a lot of travel choices, either by plane/bus/train from Hanoi, or by train/bus from Ninh Binh – Halong Bay on land. On site, during your trip to the center, renting a private car / motorbike or taking a taxi, or taking public transport is indeed easy and convenient. Don’t miss the experience of taking a rickshaw tour in Hue or Hoi An. This experience is sure to make your trip unforgettable!

Visits

Whether you are looking for a beach vacation , a cultural discovery, an ecotourism trip , an adventure experience, a family trip… the central region is always the best choice, with so many wonderful destinations that cannot be ignored.

Seaside stay:

Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Quy Nhon, and Da Nang, Hoi An are top picks if you want to organize a trip to the center with a few days at the beach.

A journey of discovery:

Why not make your trip to the center special by exploring the unique culture in the Hauts Plateaux region? This region consists of different ethnicities, off the beaten track with its pleasant climate and wild landscapes.

Culture trip:

Central Vietnam is considered a great cultural cradle. In particular, this place is the region with the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Phong Nha National Park – Ke Bang, the ancient capital of Vietnam – Hue, the city of lanterns; Hoi An… 

Cuisine

Central Vietnamese cuisine is famous for its heavy use of chili. In the restaurant, taste the local dishes and do not hesitate to ask for a less spicy version of the typical traditional dishes, among which:

Rice noodles with beef (Bun Bo) – Hue

This signature Vietnamese soup from Hue consists of noodles and beef soaked in a normally spicy broth, seasoned with cilantro, chopped green onions, raw onions, banana flowers, and Thai basil, among other things.

Beef rice noodles (Le Bun Bo)

Rice noodles with beef (Bun Bo)

Mi Quang-Da Nang

A specialty of Central Vietnam that you absolutely must taste during your visit to Da Nang. This noodle dish is topped with beef, chicken, or pork, and seasoned with herbs, often eaten with rice cakes.

Cao Lau/ Chicken rice (Com Ga) – Hoi An

Cao lau is the culinary specialty of Hoi An with a broth made from rice noodles mixed with mint (or other herbs). It can be eaten with pork slices, soybeans and crackers.

Cao Lau Hoi An

Cao Lau an essential dish of Hoi An

Chicken rice is another exclusive dish of Hoi An cuisine. You can find the recipe in all delicious Asian cookbooks. Hoi An Chicken Rice is above all a colorful dish: the yellow color of the rice contrasts with the green of the herbs (turmeric and coriander), the white of the chicken and minced onion, and the red of the chili.

 

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There are two seasons in the center of the country. The dry season from February to July and the rainy season from August to January. However, it remains hot and humid throughout the year. From August to December, violent typhoons hit the center and fairly frequent monsoon rains.

The best time to take Central Vietnam tours is from January to May, before the summer heat.

 

From 5 days, you can organize a tour in Central Vietnam which covers the essential sites like Ho Chi Minh City, Lak Lake, Buon Ma Thuat, Pleiku and Kon Tum . See the detailed program here .

For our tours in Vietnam you can also explore this central region when traveling from North to South (or vice versa). In addition, we offer tailor-made tours so do not hesitate to contact our advisor to plan a good trip to Vietnam!

 

From the north to the south of Vietnam, the central region is the only place where the forest and the sea meet the most. This creates a unique beauty that makes Central Vietnam tours attract tourists from all regions and the world.

Phong Nha – Ke Bang Cave: Located in Quang Binh province, Phong Nha – Ke Bang landscape complex characterized by the longest and most beautiful caves in the world.

Hue : Once the capital of the Nguyen Dynasty, Hue is an architecturally rich land with a system of palaces, temples and citadels with many Hue cultural tourism sites listed as UNESCO cultural heritage.

Da Nang : Danang is also honored as the most livable city in Vietnam for its proximity and tranquility.

Hoi An – this small old town is the intersection of many Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and European cultures both in cuisine, architecture and traditions of the locals.

Da Lat : A poetic city filled with flowers and whimsical in the misty fog. Due to the favorable nature of the temperate climate as well as the great creativity of the people, the beauty of Dalat has various outstanding characteristics.

Nha Trang : Recognized as one of the most beautiful bays in the world, nicknamed the tourist paradise.

 

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