When your cruise itinerary includes the Vietnam port city of Da Nang, shore excursions include explorations of its Eastern and Western cultures by way of motor tours, walking tours, bicycle trips, and culinary immersions.
The dynamic city of Da Nang has a well-deserved reputation for welcoming visitors and Da Nang shore excursions showcase the confluence of styles and cultures that contribute to the city’s charm. From your cruise to Danang, view colonial-style buildings and merchant houses on combination driving and walking tours. Spend time at the Museum of Cham Sculpture that houses some of Vietnam’s national treasures, and pass by My Khe Beach, a favorite R&R spot of American troops during the Vietnam War.
Hue, Vietnam excursions offer exciting opportunities to visit the country’s former national capital and the site of the Lost Imperial City of the Nguyen Emperors. See the city of Hue and its complex of monuments, including the High Noon Gate, the tombs of the emperors, and the citadel, which are a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the Dynastic Ums, the Pavilion of Benevolence, and the seven-tiered tower of the citadel that overlooks the Perfume River.
Da Nang shore excursions that delve into Vietnamese life and culture are a popular and pleasant way to spend a day ashore. A bike ride and walking tour through the farming town of Cam Thanh, to rice-growing communities, and to the fishing village of Hoi An, puts you in touch with the multicultural influences on everyday life in Vietnam. Visit the Japanese Covered Bridge and learn how seafaring merchants traded goods on the Silk Road.
Learn how to prepare Vietnamese specialties on a culinary immersion tour in Hoi An, where you’ll shop the colorful central market and become familiar with native ingredients. Cook alongside a skilled chef as you prepare treasured recipes and the master the artful plating of finished dishes. After enjoying the fruits of your labor, leisurely stroll through Hoi An on a guided walking tour before your next stop on your cruise to Asia.