Da Nang, Hoi An & Hue Private Tours
Shore Excursions from Tien Sa & Chan May Ports

Da Nang, Hoi An & Hue Private Tours
Shore Excursions from Tien Sa & Chan May Ports

Hoi An Private Tours | Hoi An Tours With Local Company
Chào mừng đến với Hội An!
Welcome to Hoi An!
Chào mừng đến với Hội An!
Welcome to Hoi An!
Certificate of Excellence 2019!
Certificate of Excellence 2019!
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We are so pleased to be awarded TripAdvisor’s ‘Certificate of Excellence for 2019’ – this is 4 years in a row!

The Certificate of Excellence honours businesses that deliver consistently great service across the world. This designation is presented to just 10% of total businesses on TripAdvisor that have consistently achieved great reviews over the past year.

So a really big ‘thank you’ to our lovely guests who left so many wonderful reviews after touring with us. This is important for a small family business offering Private Tours & Shore Excursions of central Vietnam, and it’s important recognition for our hard working staff too – thank you all!

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Our Simple Tips For Visiting Ba Na Hills & The Golden Bridge!
Our Simple Tips For VisitingBa Na Hills & The Golden Bridge!

Bà Nà Hills was a French hill station built around 1919. Located high in the mountains west of Da Nang city the station went into general disuse after 1945. In its place, Sunworld Ba Na Hills is THE tourist attraction for many visitors to Vietnam. Reached by a world record holding cable car system, Ba Na Hills is famous for its ‘Golden Bridge‘, opened in 2018.

We have offered successful private tours to Ba Na Hills for some time and can’t emphasise enough how busy the resort can be. Problems arise from its enormous popularity, more so during Vietnam’s holiday periods and at weekends.

For instance, the overcrowded cable car station in the morning with its long queues is to be missed, and our guests should avoid weekend visits if possible.

The problem is due to the exponential rise in domestic & international tourism into Da Nang since Ba Na Hills opened 10 years ago. Plus the worldwide fame of its Golden ‘Hand’ Bridge.

Our coastal city of Da Nang is expected to welcome over 8 million visitors in 2019, up from 7.66 million last year. Its thought 2 out of 3 visitors will want to visit Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge.

Our tips when touring Ba Na Hills with us:

  • For a family visit: We make an early start to arrive at the ground level cable car station before 07.30. Essential to avoid long queues that build-up with the arrival of the large group tours. Finish your day mid-afternoon means you miss the homewards rush too. This is important advice for families travelling with elders and young children

  • For couples and adult groups: generally, half-day is enough and we recommend arriving at the lower cable car station around 14.30. The queues have subsided and the weather is cooling when you arrive in the resort. With the return cable car finishing at 21.00 you should get a wonderful early evening view of Da Nang city lights. Usually, we include a morning of Da Nang 'highlights with lunch before the short drive to Ba Na.

  • Golden 'Hand' Bridge: The attraction everyone is talking about! But remember the bridge is not a 'stand-alone' attraction. You must buy the complete Ba Na Hills resort ticket and take its cable car to view and photograph the bridge.

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Hoi An among Elle list of stunning holiday ideas for 2019
Hoi An among Elle list of stunning holiday ideas for 2019

Central Vietnam’s Hoi An Ancient Town is among 10 ‘stunning holiday ideas’ for 2019 by Elle, the worldwide lifestyle magazine.

Hoi An was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999 and Elle described our hometown as arguably Vietnam’s most underrated and marvellous town, a melting pot of architecture, history and culture. Dating back to the 15th and 19th century, the port town has a statuesque-ancient-town vibe.

“From ornate Buddhist monasteries to the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge and from the bustling Riverside market to the tranquil old town, Hoi An has it all!” Elle wrote.

Other destinations on the Elle list included: Grand Canyon USA, Tunisia, Greenland, French Polynesia, Berlin, Cairo, Dakar & Matera in Italy.

Pretty Hoi An – A 'Top 10' Most Romantic City!
Pretty Hoi An – A 'Top 10' Most Romantic City!

CNN Travel recently ranked Hoi An amongst favourites likes Paris, the Maldives, Hawaii and Kimberley Beach Australia, as an ideal place for couples to visit. Where landscape and architecture is timeless, the views rightly famous – and romance guaranteed!

CNN Travel said:

“The central Vietnamese coastal town of Hoi An may have rocketed in popularity in recent years, but even increased

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visitor numbers can’t detract from the undeniably quaint and romantic feel of this former trading port.

The old town is a warren of ancient temples, houses and stores built around a number of canals. Gently humped pedestrian bridges let you wander hand in hand, with hundreds of multicoloured lanterns above you swaying in the coastal breezes. Paper lanterns of another kind can also be lit and sent soaring skyward, along with a special message written with your valentine”

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Central Vietnam Has Vietnam's Top Tourist Attraction!
Central Vietnam Has Vietnam's
Top Tourist Attraction!

High up in the mountains at almost 1500m and a short drive from Hoi An or Da Nang city is Sun World Ba Na Hills. And this year its Vietnam’s top tourist attraction. Thousands of locals and overseas visitors flock daily to Ba Na Hills to enjoy:

– a refreshingly cool atmosphere. When 30C in Da Nang it can be 20C on the mountain top!
– the world-record-holding single-track cable car system
– the famous Golden ‘Hand’ Bridge with amazing views of Da Nang and East Sea
– the stunning architecture of a charming French-style village and Linh Ung Pagoda
– free entertainment in a Fantasy theme park with 100’s of games and attractions for families
– actors and singers, many dressed in period costume
– stunning flower gardens including the ‘Jardin D’amour’ plus an old French wine cellar

It’s certainly worth a half-day or full-day to discover gorgeous Ba Na Hills!

Vietnam's Low-Cost Carrier Launches New Da Nang - Tokyo Haneda Route
Vietnam's Low-Cost Carrier Launches New Da Nang - Tokyo Haneda Route

VietJet Air is launching a new route to Japan for the 2019/20 winter season. From 27th October the new service will operate Airbus A321 aircraft on a daily basis.

Our low-cost airline has opened nine new routes to Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia and China, carrying some four million passengers on its international routes during the first half of 2019

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Amazing Hoi An is a Google Doodle!
Amazing Hoi An is a Google Doodle!

Celebrating Hoi An – the first city in Vietnam to appear as a ‘Google Doodle’, featuring our famous Japanese Bridge and beautiful floating candle lanterns.

Hoi An – The Best City In The World 2019!
Hoi An – The Best City
In The World 2019!

This year, the title of Best City in the World belongs to……… Hoi An, Vietnam.

TRAVEL + LEISURE said:

This charmer of a city leapt from its No. 8 position last year to the top of our list. What draws readers to what one called “a little gem of a place”?

Hoi An The Best City In The World 2019

For some, it’s the shopping: “You can have anything made to order?. For others, it’s the food. “The best in Vietnam, with amazing vegetarian and vegan options” wrote one fan. It doesn’t hurt that Hoi An is so accessible either. “It’s great that the inner part of the city is restricted and cars aren’t allowed, so one can walk down the centre of the street to the shops and markets” explained one reader. “The city has a nice atmosphere, being right on a river”

Located in central Vietnam on the coast of the Eastern Sea, Hoi An is a charming city with ancient roots, distinct architecture, sparkling colourful lanterns and arguably one of the most incredible food scenes on the planet.

Most importantly, Hoi An is home to friendly people who are eager to share the best their city has to offer.

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Central Vietnam – A Lonely Planet Top 10 Destination For 2019!
Central Vietnam – A Lonely Planet Top 10 Destination For 2019!

Joining Fiji, Cook Islands, Margaret River WA and Singapore, central Vietnam is one of Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Asia-Pacific’ for 2019!

Lonely Planet said:

“Bookended by the kinetic energy of Ho Chi Min City and the (slightly) more relaxed historic ambience of Hanoi, central Vietnam is one of the country’s most diverse regions.

Hue’s vibrant cuisine showcases the city’s imperial legacy, while south in Hoi An’s storied laneways, local dishes include fragrant cao lầu noodles.

Seafood stars in nearby Da Nang and the city alongside the Han River is becoming one of Vietnam’s most exciting urban destinations. Its international air links with many Asian cities provide easy access to attractions like the Golden Bridge at nearby Ba Na Hills”

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