Vietnam Highlight Pilgrimage Tour - Small Group of Pilgrimage experiences 6D5N – Vietnam Catholic Tours

Vietnam Highlight Pilgrimage Tour – Small Group of Pilgrimage experiences 6D5N

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • One of 4 Basilicas in Vietnam – The Basilica of Our Lady of La Vang
  • The peaceful Thien An Monastery
  • The main and beautiful Cathedrals in Central Vietnam
  • The iconic architectural marvel atop Bana Hills – Golden Bridge
  • Heritage Sites in Central Vietnam
  • Indulge in the delicious local dishes

DEPARTURE DATES

July 17, 2024

August 07, 2024

September 11, 2024

October 09, 2024

November 06, 2024

December 11, 2024

Day 1: ON ARRIVAL DANANG - HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN

Your private guide will meet you outside of the arrival hall at Da Nang International Airport then transfer to Hoi An for check in hotel.

Meal: N/A

Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel

Day 2: ROUND BASKET BOAT EXPERIENCE – HOI AN WALKING TOUR

Fuel up for a day of exploration with a delicious breakfast at your hotel.

Embrace the tranquil beauty of Hoi An’s natural wonders! We’ll depart for the enchanting Bay Mau Coconut Forest and experience Water Life on a special round basket boat.

Nestled amidst Hoi An’s captivating landscape lies Bay Mau Coconut Forest, a haven for nature enthusiasts and culture seekers alike.

Imagine yourself gently floating on the Thu Bon River aboard a traditional round basket boat. As you weave through the towering coconut groves, keep your eyes peeled for the diverse birdlife and aquatic creatures that thrive in this ecosystem. You might even get the chance to learn traditional fishing techniques, a firsthand experience of the area’s rich heritage.

After lunch, Immerse yourself in the rich history and charm of Hoi An Ancient Town on a guided walking tour. Located on the banks of the poetic Thu Bon River, Hoi An ancient town is an Eastern oriental classic captivation. Between the 17th and 19th centuries, Hoi An was a prosperous trading port, with a number of foreign occupations. These included the Japanese and Chinese, and and also western (Dutch and Spanish) during the 16th and 17th centuries.

Today, this UNESCO World Heritage listed ancient town is home to well-preserved buildings, pedestrianized streets, a quaint riverside and unique cuisines. The narrow lanes are ideal for a 3 hours walking tour to give you a glimpse of an ancient town with its illustrious past. You will visit the Japanese Bridge, the Assembly Hall of Chinese, an old merchant’s house – Tan Ky beautiful town of all lanterns by night.

You will have some time for free and easy discovery Hoi An until dinner time.

Enjoy a charming dinner at a local restaurant in the Old Town then back to your hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel

Day 3: HOI AN – BANA HILLS – HUE CITY

After breakfast, we will departure to head to the Ba Na Hills. This hill resort, inherited from the French, has refreshingly cool weather and gorgeous countryside views.

Until WWII, the French were carried up the last 20km of rough mountain road by sedan chair, but now a 5.7km (the world’s longest) cable car system has opened up access. The ride involves a rise of almost 1400m, a truly spectacular trip over dense jungle and waterfalls.

Folklore says that when the French arrived in this region, they saw a lot of bananas and gradually this morphed to Ba Na!

Walk the Golden Bridge…

This amazing construction has attracted visitors worldwide, eager to see a novel piece of architecture famed for its unusual design.

The pedestrian walkway, sits at over 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) above sea level and extends over the treetops from the edge of a leafy cliff face, offering visitors uninterrupted views of the majestic landscape beneath.

The bridge was designed to evoke the image of the ‘giant hands of God’, pulling a strip of gold out of the and to connect the cable car station with the gardens and to provide an amazing scenic overlook.

We’ll remain flexible as to the walks and sites visited.

Lunch is included, following which we’ll continue to Hue to arrive by around mid to late afternoon.

After check in hotel, we’ll head to a charming local restaurant for a delicious dinner. This is a fantastic time to connect with your fellow pilgrims and guide, discuss the itinerary, and delve deeper into the spiritual significance of Hue.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hue  Hotel

Day 4: OUR LADY OF LAVANG – THIEN AN MONASTERY – DONG BA MARKET

Fuel up for a day of exploration with a delicious breakfast at your hotel.

After that, take the Journey North! We’ll embark on a scenic drive to Our Lady of La Vang, a prominent pilgrimage site not only for Vietnamese but also for everyone over the world. Here, you’ll have ample time for prayer and reflection, soaking in the spiritual significance of this revered location.

Return to Hue city for a delightful and satisfying lunch. This is a great opportunity to recharge and discuss your experiences at La Vang.

In the afternoon, Immerse yourself in tranquility at Thien An Monastery. Nestled amidst a breathtaking pine forest in Thuy Bang, this serene haven boasts an intimate atmosphere and breathtaking natural beauty. Explore the grounds, find a quiet corner for meditation, or simply appreciate the peaceful environment.

Then, we will dive into the vibrant local scene at Dong Ba Market! As Hue’s oldest market, Dong Ba offers an unforgettable cultural experience. Explore the labyrinthine aisles brimming with an array of goods, from fresh produce and local crafts to clothing and delicious street food.

Enjoying a cup of coffee at a local café in Dong Ba Market is a must for travelers. Amidst the vibrant hustle of Hue’s iconic market, you’ll savor rich, aromatic coffee while soaking in the authentic atmosphere. It’s the perfect spot to relax, people-watch, and experience the essence of Vietnam.

Return to your hotel, brimming with memories and unique finds from Dong Ba Market. This jam-packed day offers a perfect blend of spiritual exploration, cultural immersion, and a touch of local shopping.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation:Hue  Hotel

Day 5: PHU CAM CATHEDRAL– OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP CHURCH – MARIES' SHOP – FORBIDDEN CITADEL

After breakfast at the hotel, we will spend time to visit Phu Cam Cathedral which is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Hue, and is one of the largest, the most famous and the oldest church in Hue. The cathedral was built on a hill where an orange plantation once stood. Construction started on the property in 1963 with further additions in 2000, it is built in the style of Modern Architecture designed by architect Ngo Viet Thu

 

Then pay your respects at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, another architectural treasure of Hue. Discover its significance within the Catholic community and appreciate its artistic beauty.

After lunch, we will visit Maries’ handicraft shop, where you will see a wide variety of beautiful handmade products made from Lepironia grass (a kind of sedge).

Then, we will take a short traditional cyclo to the Citadel, which is located on the North bank of Huong River (Perfume River), inside Hue city.

It is a huge complex covering an area of 520 ha and comprising three circles of ramparts, Kinh Thanh Hue (Hue Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel). The rule of the last Vietnamese Emperor lasted until the mid-1900s. At the time, the Purple Forbidden City had many buildings and hundreds of rooms. It suffered from termite and cyclone damage, but was still very impressive. Many bullet holes left over from the war can also be observed on the stone walls.

The rest of the evening is yours to explore at your own pace.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation:Hue  Hotel

Day 6: HUE – DANANG - DEPATURE

After check out Hue hotel, we will transfer to Da Nang city. We’ll stop by Lang Co Beach, followed by a scenic drive over the stunning Hai Van Mountain Pass. This is the highest pass in Vietnam (500m above sea level). The rugged pass is the final section of the Truong Son Range stretching to the sea.

As one of the fastest developing cities in Vietnam, Da Nang has considerable charm in its own right. The economic powerhouse of central Vietnam, it combines the buzz of a bigger city with beautiful beaches and great restaurants.

Spend time to visit Cathedral of Rooster which is the Cathedral of Danang Diocese in Central of Vietnam designed with Gothic styles in the French colonial period. The imposing, candy-pink cathedral is known locally by the slightly less imposing name “Rooster” (Con Ga) Church. The name comes from the rooster that sits atop the impressive steeple.

Then we continue to visit Our Lady of Sao Bien. Her miracle happened in 2006 when our lady of Sao Bien was seemingly unharmed, including the old sheets of temporary shield over the head of Our Lady by the Xangsanesuper power from the burden of life.

After that, you will stroll around Han Market, the largest and most varied of all Da Nang’s local markets.

Free at leisure till transferring to airport for your flight home.

End of your Vietnam Catholic Tour.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

GROUP TOUR- FIXED DATE DEPARTURE- GOOD SERVICES - DEPARTURE from 2 GUESTS

Price per person: US$ 699 with sharing DBL/TWN room

Single supplement: US$ 130 per person

INCLUDING

  • Expert licensed English-speaking guide
  • A/C car transportation and transfers (Free flow water & tissue during the trip)
  • 5 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels: DBL/TWN rooms with breakfast
  • All admission fees / passes in the itinerary
  • Meals as listed (5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners)
  • (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Drinks: 1 salted coffee as in itinerary, mineral water on coach during the trip
  • All tolls & taxes

MAIN EXCLUSIONS

  • International or Regional Flights
  • Visa and Immigration fees
  • Medical and Travel Insurance
  • Some meals not listed in the itinerary / Drinks
  • Tips and gratuities (not compulsory)
  • Personal expenses, laundry, minibar, tips, airport transfers, extra nights accomodation etc.
  • Items not listed as inclusions
  • Extra activities and tours organised in your free time (at your own cost)
  • All services / hotels listed are subject to availability at the time of booking.

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Date of issue: 24/08/2012

Place of issue: Thua Thien Hue Province.

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