Da Nang holidays have all the ingredients for a memorable adventure in Vietnam, whether you’re travelling solo or with your own private group. Expect beautiful beaches, a stunning coastline, friendly locals, historical towns and majestic mountains. What more could you want?
Da Nang holidays are the perfect place for you to explore Central Vietnam, with resorts from Hue to Hoi An within easy reach. You can appreciate a history packed sightseeing holiday combined with delightful coastal relaxation.
Observe the shifting landscapes that change from region to region. Enjoy a sensory-filled bike ride to Hoi An, a colourful bus journey to Lang Co, or head through rice paddies towards Vietnam’s old capital, Hue. Once you’re in Hue you can absorb its fascinating history, as you explore ancient pagodas, Gothic cathedrals and the French colonial architectural heritage that can be found around every corner.
Da Nang holidays: discover unspoilt sands, crystal clear seas and ancient architectural treasures
You’ll quickly realise just how welcoming the Vietnamese people are, which is deep-rooted in its exquisite ancient culture. Spend your Da Nang holidays marvelling at the well preserved temples, visit the area’s beautiful seashores and nearby vibrant national parks, and immerse yourself in the local culture through your stomach.
Cuisine in Da Nang is varied and tongue-tingling, with recipes and flavours reflecting the area’s history. With Thai, Laotian, Chinese, Japanese and Cambodian influences, you’ll find fresh local ingredients complemented with light spices and subtle herbs. Da Nang's proximity to the ocean means you can also enjoy some excellent seafood; from succulent white fish to exotic squid, and a multitude of accompanying rich sauces.
Enhance your Da Nang stay by booking a multicentre Da Nang holiday with us. Join suggested tour itinerary through ever changing scenery from Da Nang to colonial Hanoi in Northern Vietnam, or bustling, culturally rich Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon).
Great sample itineraries
Vietnam is known for its rich landscapes and varied towns and cities. Get inspired by our selection of popular itineraries for Da Nang holidays. With so many options for your Da Nang holiday package, we recommend you talk to one of our Destination Specialists to make the perfect tailor made holiday just for you.
Vietname Tour North To South
Our favorite hotels
Da Nang hotels range from luxurious seafront resorts to little boutiques nestled in the heart of the town. Browse our carefully chosen selection and find your ideal Da Nang accommodation.
Fusion Maia Da Nang
Furama Resort Danang
Vinpearl Danang Resort and Villas
Explore Da Nang
We recommend spending a few days away from your sun lounger to see some of the sights close to Da Nang, Hoi An is a real contract to Da Nang and just 30 minutes away, while Hue is a few hours away but a great full day trip.
The Marble Mountains
These five marble and limestone hills are a place of significance for local people. Each 'mountain' is named after one of the five elements (metal, water, wood, fire and earth) and has its own caves and tunnels, some of which were Buddhist sanctuaries and hideouts for the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. In the quarries at their base you'll find statues of animals, folk tales and Buddhist figures carved from the rock.
Cham Sculpture Museum
With works ranging from the 4th to 14th centuries, this is the world's largest collection of Cham art. The 300 or so sandstone sculptures and decorations are relics of Champa, the powerful Hindu civilisation that once ruled large parts of Vietnam. Decorations include the snake god Naga, and elephant-headed Ganesha. Visit Cham Sculpture museum as part of our half day Da Nang City tour
Ancient Town of Hoi An
Around 30 minutes drive south of Danang, it is quite easy to feel like you've stepped back in time as you walk through the winding alleyways of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and historic trading port. The town was visited by merchants from Japan, China and Arabia from the 15th to 19th century, and their influence lives on in the eclectic architecture, streets and temples. Spend the day wandering around the quaint streets, have some clothes hand made for you at one of the many tailor shops and enjoy the glow of the paper lanterns as you enjoy a delicious Vietnamese dinner at one of the rooftop restaurants overlooking the river.
Learn to cook Vietnamese style
Take a journey across to Hoi An and the Red Bridge Restaurant and Cookery school to discover the secret of Vietnamese cuisine on our half day group tour.
China Beach is a famous postcard-perfect beach which stretches its white sands for 20 miles. Named China Beach by the American troops who visited during the Vietnam War, its local name is Non Nuoc. Loved by sun-seekers and surfers, this stunning spot was popular with backpackers before it became host to the collection of luxurious beach hotels it has today. Although most of the hotels offer a selection of watersports, the beach retains a peaceful atmosphere where days are spent relaxing with a good book or observing the local fisherman as they bring in their catch.
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"Take advantage of the water sports culture in Da Nang. This is a great opportunity to go kayaking or boating in clear water - and i’s lovely and warm if you do fall in! Be sure to make time to hike the mountains as the scenery is spectacular, and the coastal paths have some of the best views in Vietnam."
"Don't miss the Dragon Bridge show, every Saturday and Sunday night in Da Nang. For the best way to experience it, walk down to the waterfront before 9pm and pick your spot. Get yourself a drink and a blanket and prepare to see an amazing feat of engineering - the 666 metre bridge is lit up and the Dragon breathes fire and water".
Events & Festivals
Festivals and events are wonderful to include during your Da Nang holiday, offering a glimpse into the country’s authentic culture and traditions.
Danang International Fireworks Festival
Da Nang hosts the International Fireworks Festival Competition on Han River every year around April or June. If you're lucky enough to catch this, the sky will be lit up with colourful displays and rousing music as the teams battle it out for two nights with different themes each night.
Get a flavour of the local culture through your palate during your Da Nang holiday. Here are a few of our favourite dishes.
Fresh seafood is central to Da Nang culture. Treat your taste buds to grilled mussels with a tasty peanut sauce, steamed clams, baby squid fried in fish sauce, fried battered crab or prawns and spring onions in a sweet, tangy sauce.
My Quang Noodles
The delicious local specialty is my quang noodles, which are made from rice flour, cut into long strips and combined with broth from chicken, shrimp, crab, fish, pork or beef bone. Lime, green chilies and rice crackers are also added for a freshly spiced flavour.
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