PRIVATE SHORE TRIPS (CHAN MAY)
Welcome to Da Nang and central Vietnam!
Chan May Port
Central Vietnam is blessed with some of the most wonderful ‘must-see’ sights, scenery, attractions and cuisine in South East Asia. We fully understand the unique requirements of our cruise ship visitors and include dockside pick-up, quality vehicles and our renowned English speaking tour guides with a timely return to your ship in plenty of time for departure.
Our Private Shore Excursions are designed to give a true taster of authentic Vietnam in the time available. And customer service before and during your time with us is first class and your safety and security is assured.
We warmly welcome couples, families, small groups of friends and can accommodate Cruise Critic ‘Roll Call’ forum groups.
Chan May port is midway between Da Nang and imperial Hue city, northeast of our famous Hai Van Pass. It links Vietnam’s East-West Economic Corridor connection into Laos. It’s very industrial in nature but has the ability to welcome the largest passenger ships. Our shore excursions from Chan May include Imperial Hue and Ba Na Hills with its Golden Bridge. And depending on time in port we can visit Da Nang city and pretty UNESCO listed Hoi An.
Simply choose a wonderful day from our ‘typical itineraries’ shown below, or let us carefully design an individual trip around your requirements. Our trips don’t come off the shelf, there’s no set recipe except the time constraints of your visit, we listen to what you want and then carefully design a trip around you:
Chan May #1 - Our 'Imperial City of Hue' Full Day Private Excursion (3 Options)
Once the imperial capital of Vietnam and located on the picturesque Perfume River, evocative Hue is a city crammed full of ancient and modern history, photogenic sites and wonderful food opportunities. Unlike Da Nang, Hue has resisted the dash for modernisation and remains a pleasant and gentile reminder of a past Vietnam. We offer 3 options for today:
Option 1 – Classic Hue
Option 2 – Hue & Its Royal Past
Option 3 – Hue & It's Villages
Chan May #2 - Our Golden Bridge & Marble Mountains (Da Nang) Private Excursion
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. This is our escorted private excursion where in just one day you contrast the photogenic beauty of Da Nang’s Marble Mountains with a visit to the world-famous Golden Bridge! We include:
Chan May #3 - Our Da Nang & Hoi An 'Two Centre' Private Excursion
This is our ‘Two Centre’ fully escorted private excursion. In just one day you contrast the photogenic beauty of Hoi An ‘ancient town’ with modern Da Nang city and its bustling centre, inspiring attractions and stunning beaches right on its doorstep. We can include:
Chan May #4 - Our Hoi An 'Town & Countryside' Full Day Private Excursion
One of our most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the charming ancient town of Hoi An never fails to delight its many visitors. Sometimes busy but always a real pleasure to discover, this former port is a melting-pot of history, architecture, eras & styles. We can include:
Chan May #5 - Our Hoi An 'Foodie & Sightseeing' Full Day Private Excursion
Charming Hoi An never fails to delight its many visitors. Sometimes busy but always a real pleasure to discover, this former port is a melting pot of history, architecture, eras & styles.
And of all SE Asia countries, Vietnam probably has the most diverse food scene. And the most diverse is Hoi An, with a food experience like no other.
Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of dairy and oil, complementary textures, and reliance on herbs and vegetables. And Vietnam is famous for its varied vegetarian dishes.
The abundance of spices produced by central Vietnam’s mountainous terrain sets our region’s cuisine apart from North & South Vietnam. With the balance between fresh herbs and meats and a selective use of spices our region’s food is considered one of the healthiest cuisines in the world.
You’ll enjoy the sight, aroma and taste of central Vietnam’s favourite foods while experiencing the colours and excitement of UNESCO listed Hoi An ancient town! We include:
Chan May #6 - Our Hoi An 'Focus on Locals' Full Day Private Excursion
Behind the well-trodden tourist routes and normally unseen by the growing number of visitors is ‘real’ Hoi An. Few will ever get the chance to really experience beautiful Hoi An as locals see it with local Hoianian guides. Today we focus on how our people go about their daily lives and a genuine glimpse into ‘local’ Hoi An and our rural families in the surrounding countryside. We can include:
Chan May #7 - Our Mỹ Sơn & Marble Mountains (Da Nang) Private Excursion
The longest drive of our excursions from Chan May port of about 1hr 50 minutes, My Son Sanctuary is located in the mountainous border region of Quang Nam Province in central Vietnam and is yet another of Vietnam’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Some 1700 years ago there evolved a unique culture on the coast of contemporary Viet Nam, owing its spiritual origins to the Hinduism of India. This is graphically illustrated by the remains of a series of impressive tower temples in a dramatic site that was the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence.
Mỹ Sơn(spoken Mee Sun) Sanctuary dates from the 4th to the 13th centuries with the My Son valley a site for religious ceremony for kings of the ruling dynasties of Champa, as well as a burial place for Cham royalty and national heroes.