VIETNAM TRAVEL & CULTURE SERVICES TARIFF 2006-2007

BEACH STAYS

ASIAN TRAILS “4-DAY DANANG AT THE FURAMA RESORT” * VTN6001

(Daily departure from Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi, breakfast only, one lunch on day 3)

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The busy seaport of Danang in central Vietnam is the country’s fourth-largest city. The French named the city Tourane after it succeeded Hoi An (Faifo) as a vital deep water trading port in the 19th century. More recently, Danang was made famous in the Hollywood film “Good Morning Vietnam”. A short drive from downtown takes visitors to the splendid beaches of Non Nuoc (China Beach), My Khe and Tien Sa. Danang is also the gateway to World Heritage sites: My Son, Hoi An and Hue.

The luxurious Furama Resort Danang is a true icon of Vietnam tourism. This 5-star haven on world-famous China Beach is celebrated as Vietnam’s most prestigious resort – counting royalty, presidents, movie stars and international business leaders among its celebrity guests.

ITINERARY:

Day 01   or Hanoi – Danang

...        Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi, transfer to Tan Son Nhat or Noi Bai Airport for the short flight to Danang. Welcome and transfer to The Furama Resort is an international standard beach resort located on the white sand of the famous Non Nuoc Beach. Time at leisure, enjoy one of The Best Resort in Vietnam.

Accommodation at The Furama Resort

Day 02  Danang  (B)

Breakfast.

Fullday free at leisure or more discovery the surounding on your own

Accommodation at The Furama Resort

 

Day 03  Danang – Hoi An – Danang   (B,L)

Breakfast.

a.m.     Transfer to Hoian, take a walking tour of Hoi An, discover the historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city during the 16th to 18th centuries. Visit Hoi An colourful local market, Tan Ky old house, Fukien Assembly Hall, and the 400-year-old Japanese covered bridge.Travelers can also see local residents raise silkworms and produce silk for Hoi An's burgeoning textile industry. Lunch in a typical local restaurant

Accommodation at The Furama Resort

Day 04  Danang – Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi   (B)

Breakfast.

Leisure time until transfer to Danang airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi.

PRIVATE PACKAGE TOURS – US Dollar

Number of passengers (Nett per person in half-twin room)

Add night

Hotel category

1

2

3-5

6-9

10-14

15-19

20 Up

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sgl

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Furama

752

479

465

448

440

447

442

223

165

91

Validity: 01 November 2006 – 31 October 2007


 

Including:

-  Accommodation with meals as indicated in the programme

-  Transfers, tours with English/French speaking local guide

-  Entrance fees

-  Return air ticket from Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi to Danang and domestic airport tax

-  Service charge, room tax and handling fee

Not included:

-  International airport tax from Ho Chi Minh Airport at USD 14.00 or Hanoi at USD 14.00 nett per person

-  Personal insurance

-  Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry & etc.

Cham Sculpture Museum

The museum was established by French academics in 1916 and contains the largest display of Cham art anywhere in the world with more than 300 artefacts ranging from the 4th to the 14th century. With a beautiful setting, the complex is open land in design, providing an environment in which the artefacts can be exhibited to their best advantage. There are numbers of rooms including My Son, Tra Kieu, Dong Duong and Thap Man, each dedicated to a different period of Cham art dating from the 7th to the 15th century.

Danang Cathedral (known as the Rooster church)

Single-spired with a pink sandstone coloured wash, the cathedral was built for the city’s French residents in 1923. Today, it serves a Catholic community of 4,000 of Danang City. The architecture of the cathedral is marvellous with several medieval–stained glass windows of various saints. Masses are held from Monday to Saturday at 5 a.m. and 5 p.m., and on Sunday at 5:00 a.m., 6:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Han Market

The colourful market is located right in central city, at the intersection of Hung Vuong St. and Tran Phu St., all day long busy with sellers and buyers in and out, and goods of all kinds. A lively and cheerful atmosphere permeates the marketplace from vendors in conical hats sitting on the ground with their small baskets of little fruits and vegetables to salespeople at their big well-stocked stands. It is a nice place for shopping as well as snap-shooting.

Ho Chi Minh Museum

One of the reproductions of the local people to beloved Uncle Ho, founded in 1977, has three sections, a museum of military history in front of which American, Chinese and Soviet weaponry is displayed, a replica of Ho Chi Minh’s house in Hanoi, and a museum about Uncle Ho’s life. The replica of Ho Chi Minh’s house is must-see for anyone who won’t make it to the Ho Chi Minh’s House in Hanoi (or to any reproductions scattered throughout the country).

Marble Mountains

They consist of marble hillocks by the sea. Each is said to represent one of the five elements of the Universe and named accordingly: Thuy Son (water), Moc Son (Wood), Hoa Son (Fire), Kim Son (Metal) and Tho Son (Earth). The largest and most famous Mount Thuy Son has a number of natural caves in which Buddhist sanctuaries have been built over the centuries. Also an important religious spot for Cham, the peaks became havens for communist guerrillas during the war owing to their commanding view of Danang airbase. Mount Thuy Son is a popular pilgrimage site, especially on days of the full and sliver moon and during the Lunar New Year. It is located about 8km southeast Danang.

Non Nuoc Carving Hamlet

On the southern side of Thuy Son, the hamlet is a few meters west of beautiful Non Nuoc Beach. The marble carvings made here by skilled artisans would make great gifts for tourists to send home; even it is entertaining to watch the carvers at work. A wide variety of articles are sculptured in marble, including Buddhist and saint statues, sacred animals, Cham-style statues, etc.

Non Nuoc Beach

It stretches for many kilometres north and south of the Marble Mountains. During the Vietnam War, American soldiers were airlifted here rest and relax’ resort celebrated in rock songs before being returned by helicopter to combat. It is now quiet sandy beach with some surf and at times a strong cross current.

Phap Lam Pagoda

Built in 1936, the pagoda is also known as the City’s Buddhist Association, one of the typical pagodas of Mahayana Buddhism – the predominant religion of Vietnam. This pagoda has a great brass statue of Dia Tang, the King of Hell, near the entrance. Permanently, the pagoda is served as a religious place and the head office of the City’s Buddhist Association. Some of the monks live here.

Mount Ba Na

39km west of Danang, known as French hill station built in 1920 including waterfalls, forest and colonial style villas. Old buildings, cable cars, steep road to Mount Ba Na (1420 metres above sea level) & Mount Chua (1487 metres above sea level) were open to visitors since 1999.

Hoi An

30km southwest of Danang, the tranquil town of Hoi An rests on the shores of the Thu Bon River. Known as Faifo to early Western traders, Hoi An was a vital commercial seaport in South East Asia from the 17th to the 19th centuries attracting merchants from China, Japan, Portugal and France. The long houses built by the merchants reflect the architectural styles of their homeland and remain in near perfect condition today. Visitors can take an early morning walk through the market and marvel at the quaint narrow streets and centuries-old communal houses and pagodas. Moreover, monthly festival on full-moon night is worth a visit.

My Son

The once glorious holy see of the Champa Kingdom at My Son is Vietnam‘s most important ancient historical site. Situated about 75km southwest of Danang, the towers and temples which cover the area provide an insight into the spiritual and religious beliefs of the Cham people. Unfortunately, many of the relics have been damaged by years of war but the site has often been compared to the ruins of Angkor in Cambodia, Pagan in Myanmar and Ayuthaya in Thailand.

 

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