Stroll beneath the shadows of Hindu temples that date back to the 4th century, browse through colorful and historic markets in a UNESCO-listed coastal town, and tuck into a delicious lunch of traditional Vietnamese fare on this guided excursion through Mỹ Sơn and Hội An.
Meet up with your guide outside your Hội An or Danang hotel. Climb into a comfortable vehicle and set a course for Mỹ Sơn. More than 70 temples crowd into this weathered religious complex, where vines and trees have given their own unique patina to each rock tower and temple. Spend some time wandering along winding paths learning about the function of each architectural style including entryway mandapas, kitchen-like kosagrhas, and gated gopuras.
Chat about the Champa who constructed these elaborate buildings over lunch and then continue on to Hội An's bustling waterfront. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hội An offers a glimpse into what a southeast Asian trade center might have looked like hundreds of years ago. When you arrive, meander down narrow lanes framed by old stone houses and cross over the 16th-century Japanese Bridge for up-close looks at a centuries-old Buddhist temple and ornate pagoda-style architecture. It's the perfect place for a final photo op before you head back to your hotel.