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Da Nang, Vietnam-port

Sitting on the southerly curve of a vast, well-protected bay, Vietnam’s third largest city, Da Nang is the principal port in the central part of the country and still retains much of its French colonial ambiance. Visit the intriguing Cham Museum, filled with wonderful artifacts of the Cham culture centered here for a millennium and famed China Beach. But Hue, the former imperial capital on the Perfume River beckons. Now undergoing a renaissance enjoy its lovely temples, pagodas and imposing citadel protected by a moat. Browse the shops for locally woven cotton cloth, lacquerware and charming silk paintings on note cards. Savor Vietnamese cuisine including bountiful lobster. shrimp, crab, and fish dishes as well as noodle dishes and soups.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Da Nang and Hoi An
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Da Nang and Hoi An
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Da Nang and Marble Beach
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Dinner & Royal Theater Performance
    Seated TourRegent ChoiceMealEvening Tour
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Hoi An - a World Heritage Town
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Hoi An, Da Nang Highlights & Shopping
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Hue and the Perfume River
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • The Cham Ruins World Heritage Site
    Moderate Activity/WalkingMeal

Da Nang and Hoi An

Light Activity /Walking Meal

Duration: 8 hours

Tour Code: CMY-003

Explore Vietnam's exquisite architecture, historic sites and ancient culture during this scenic full-day visit to Da Nang and Hoi An.

Depart the port of Chan May for the scenic 1-hour drive to Da Nang. En route, you will ascend the Lucky Elephant Pass before entering the Cloud Pass Tunnel, which will take you to the center of Da Nang, home of Vietnam's most historic architecture, temples and Colonial-style buildings. You will visit the Cham Museum, founded by the French Ecole Française d'Extreme Orient in 1915, to see a unique collection of Cham artifacts. This charming, but rather primitive museum is also home to an extensive collection of sculptures from the Cham people. The exhibits depict four different periods: My Son, Tra Kieu, Dong Duong and Thap Mam.

Next, your drive will continue on to the ancient town of Hoi An, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and unchanged for centuries. Then you will embark on a walking tour of this charming town. After a visit to the Hoi An Museum and a traditional merchant house, you will take a stroll along the scenic river that runs through the town. Along the way, you will see the Phuoc Kien Temple, built in honor of Thien Hau, Goddess of the Sea, and an old Japanese covered bridge. You will then visit Hoi An's open market, and stop by an ancient merchant house for a drink before heading to a local restaurant for lunch.

On the 1-hour return drive back to port and your ship, a photo stop will be made at the five marble mountains that dominate the landscape. Each mountain is dedicated to an element of the universe, and you will find various marble sculptors in this village laboring over their work. There are 155 steps to reach the top of the mountain. However, climbing up and down the mountain is not included in this tour.

Please note: This tour involves a considerable amount of walking, mainly on flat ground. Hoi An can be crowded, so please stay with your guide. If you opt to walk the streets independently, please alert your guide to arrange a convenient meeting point.