Start your full-day tour with hotel pickup from the lobby of your hotel in Hoi An. You'll meet your guide aboard a 4WD military Jeep and depart on a countryside excursion along the north coast. Observe local life while driving past rural villages and hamlets en route to an ancient Champa temple dating back more than 1,000 years.
Then stop to explore the area around Hill 65 and learn about its significance during the Indochina wars and Vietnam (American) War. Continuing on to Danang, glimpse skyscrapers along the skyline of the fastest-growing city in Vietnam. Upon reaching Son Tra, you'll motor up to the summit of 2,100-foot (642-meter) Monkey Mountain, which boasts unobstructed views across the peninsula. If time allows, stop at a helipad used by the US during the war.
After a provided lunch, take a drive around the mountain and marvel at the 220-foot (67-meter) statue of the Goddess of Mercy at Linh Ung Pagoda. Another stop is made at a fishing village to watch the fishermen at work aboard their boats. Continuing the climb toward the numerous pagodas, caves and grottoes of the Marble Mountains, your guide explains the symbolism of the five peaks, named after five elements: metal, fire, wood, earth, and water.
On arrival, walk the stone stairs to the top of Thuy Son (Water Mountain) for a panoramic view over the surrounding countryside. Then hop back in the Jeep for the return journey to your hotel in Hoi An, where your tour ends.