Vacationers to the central city of Da Nang will have chance to enjoy an aerial view of famous tourist sites of the city as a helicopter tour will start as early as in March.

The service, introduced by the Vietnam Helicopter Corporation on February 10, will include tours over Da Nang city and a voyage over Cu Lao Cham, My Son, Ly Son and Dong Hoi.

The company plans to use French modern helicopter EC 130 T2 that can take six tourists on one trip.

A 15-minute round will cost a passenger 2.5 million VND (118 USD) while 3.5 million VND (165 USD) per passenger will be charged for a 25-minue trip.

One of Vietnam’s popular tourist destinations, Da Nang saw a jump in the number of tourist arrivals in January.

Around 263,000 travellers visited the coastal city last month, up 13.3 percent against January in 2014.

Of them, 112,000 were foreigners, a slight increase of 3.5 percent and 151,000 were local holiday-makers, jumping 21.9 percent from the same period last year.

The city recently joined with central Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Nam provinces to unveil a campaign to promote tourism in their central region, home to numerous renowned beaches and world heritage sites.

The programme will focus on introducing new tourism options from all three localities in 2015, including a number of fascinating events, festive activities and tourism packages.

The city will introduce new river tours, the Helio entertainment complex, a French village, the Asia Park, a night market on Han river, Vincom commercial centre, and more.-VNA