The best activities in Da Nang offer a new perspective of the bustling coastal town for travellers of any age, personality and lifestyle. Thanks to numerous tour operators found within the city centre, you can easily visit and enjoy fun things to do in Da Nang’s countryside and verdant mountains. Adventure lovers get to cruise along Vietnam’s highest pass on high-powered motorbikes while Da Nang’s iconic war sites and museums are great for travelling history buffs. If you prefer staying within the comforts of Da Nang City, there’s still plenty of fulfilling activities that don’t put a huge dent in your wallet. Read on for our list of the most popular things to do in Da Nang, all of which are well-worth the time during your holiday.
1 Vietnam War Tour to the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ)
Located 120km north of Da Nang, the old Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) is popular for fans of military history as it is possible to see hundreds of weapons, artillery and military tanks left behind by foreign troops. Prominent sites within DMZ include the Rockpile, Dakrong Bridge, Hamburger Hill, Ho Chi Minh Trails, Khe Sanh, Lang Vay Special Forces Camp, and Vinh Moc Tunnels. While the DMZ is located closer to Hue, there are plenty of tour companies offering roundtrips from Da Nang City. Tours start from USD80 upwards for two people, which is inclusive of hotel transfers, an English-speaking guide, lunch, refreshments, and entrance fees to all military sites.