26 Things to Do in Hoi an
While Vietnam’s bustling cities offer excitement, and the jungles offer adventure, the countryside offers serenity. If you’re looking for a different kind of adventure — one where you can learn something, admire the natural landscape, and see incredible architectural feats, then this is the tour for you. You’d be surprised how amazing the world around you can be if you slow down and appreciate it.
08:00 A.M. Transportation and your tour guide will pick you up from your Hoi An hotel. You will begin your journey to Ba Na Hills .
09:15 A.M. While your tour guide gets tickets and you prepare for check-in, you are welcome to take photos. Then, it’s time to time to take a cable car to Vietnam’s Swiss Garaventa Company funicular; instead of making your way through the Swiss Alps, you’ll enjoy a smooth ride to Golden Bridge, D’Amour Flower Garden, Debay Ancient Wine Cellar, and Linh Ung Pagoda — some of the region’s top destinations.
11:00 A.M. Time to play games at Fantasy Park and take in a stunning panoramic view of Danang City.
12:00 P.M. Time to break for a lovely lunch.
13:00 P.M. Explore the 4,878 foot high King Peak , which offers an extraordinary panoramic view of the entirety of Ba Na Hills, and Quang Nam to Da Nang. That’s not even the best part! Additional treats await you at the top of the mountain, including Linh Chua Linh Tu Temple, Tru Vu Tea Shop, and Linh Phong Tu Tower. You will also learn more about Vietnam’s French ties as you visit a French village — yes, a French village in Vietnam.
15:00 P.M. Take the cable car back to Danang.
17:00 P.M. Your tour officially ends as you return to your Hoi An hotel.
8 hrsFrom $88
What’s it like to move through life at the pace of a bicycle or a bamboo boat? How does one spend a day when they’re not rushing from place to place and deadline to deadline? The answer to these questions is waiting for you in Hoi An, Vietnam. Discover the simple pleasures of rural life when you surround yourself with vegetable gardens, rice terraces, fishing boats. In Vietnam, ‘slow living’ isn’t just a buzzword — it’s a bonafide way of life.
6 hrsFrom $118
Sample life in Vietnam and amazing cuisine, all in the course of one amazing tour. Cruise along the Thu Bon River; visit one of Hoi An, Vietnam’s oldest markets; and learn how to prepare dishes you can recreate at home. Nature, culture, and culinary tips? This tour has it all!
4 hrsFrom $42
Escape from the bustle of the city to the virgin Cham island with stunning beach and cool weather.
Learn about local life and culture of local fisherman living on the island Go snorkeling/swimming/scuba diving to see marvelous coral reef Spend leisure time on wonderful clear beach of Cham island.
6 hrsFrom $62
My Son temples were built from the 4th century under the reign of king Bhadravaman, until late 13th century, and early 14th century under the reign of King Jaya Simhavaman III . My Son used to be a group of more than 70 temple towers. Each temple has a typical architecture which reflects a historical stage of the Champa kingdoms. Most of the architecture and sculptures were influenced by Indian culture. Most of the temples point to the East, the sun direction. Champa people thought that the East was the place where the gods lived.
8 hrsFrom $47
Duration: ~ 5 hours
Physicality: Cycle ~ 10 km and Paddle ~ 4 km
8:00 AM - Our guide will pick you up from your hotel with bicycles and you will set off directly from here towards Duy Vinh Commune. The picturesque cycling route is highlighted with rice fields, local gardens and markets. Stop as often as you wish for taking photographs or some easy chat with locals . There is also time to pay a visit to a local family who are still practicing the craft of weaving sedge mattresses using traditional techniques.
After around 1.5 hour cycling it is time to hop into a kayak for some time on the river. You will paddle towards Cam Thanh cocopalm forest. The area is a unique mangrove ecosystem to Hoi An and the scenery is spectacular.
To end an active morning, your lunch will be served at a local house with tasty Vietnamese food. Take as much time for relaxing as you wish before getting a transfer back to your hotel. End of services.
5 hrsFrom $56
Have yourself a delicious adventure when you explore Hoi An’s culinary side. You’ll visit the colorful markets of Ancient Town, tour the school’s vegetable and herb garden, and enjoy a demonstration by Red Bridge’s chef before you recreate the dish yourself. Get a taste of Vietnam that you can recreate at home with this amazing tour!
5 hrsFrom $56
Formerly a 17th century trading port and once the main hub for trading in Southeast Asia, Hoi An has changed little over the years and can easily be explored on foot and is full of intriguing sights - ancient houses, the 17th century Japanese built bridge and all resting along the picturesque Thu Bon River.
4 hrsFrom $26
A bamboo raft will be placed on the surface of the Co Co river bank near The Field restaurant. We aim to provide a unique dining experience on the countryside environment with a romantic atmosphere during their stay.
Guests will be served with fresh food and daily catch from the surrounding river, fresh local vegetables will be prepared as appetizers.
Before dinner, the guests will have a chance to experience a short basket boat trip on the Co Co river to enjoy one of the most beautiful scenery and sunset in Hoi An.
4 hrsFrom $92
A small bamboo house will be built on the rice field next to the Co Co River bank. We aim to provide a private and romantic atmosphere to the guests during the dinner.
Guests can choose either fresh sea food or daily catch from the surrounding river, fresh vegetables will be collected from the organic garden nearby. Before dinner, the guests will have a chance to experience a short basket boat trip on the Co Co river to enjoy one of the most beautiful scenery and sunset in Hoi An,
During the basket boat trip, the daily life of the local fishermen will be introduced to the guests. The fishermen will teach how to catch fish using the old fishing methods.
Depart: 08:00 AM
Length: 8 hours – 20km cycling/ 3 hour kayaking
Route: The Ancient Town - Cam Kim - Duy Hai - Cam Thanh - Hoi An
Met by your English speaking guide at your hotel in Hoi An at 8am for your cycle and kayak tour. After a brief introduction and biking guidance, you will begin your cycling to Hoi An’s countryside. You will get a chance to visit a variety of villages – from wood carving, sedge mat making, fish sauce making, to bamboo making villages, partake in some local activities and observe our community at play. We will cycle across scenic rice paddy fields and lovely rivers. We will keep at a nice and easy pace, taking in the scenery and local hospitality.
After lunch with a local family, you will kayak around the palm islands to the old town and learn more about Hoi An’s countryside life . Enjoy some light refreshments before returning to your hotel.
A boat trip to Cua Dai estuary offers you a chance to explore the magnificent scenery of the countryside, water coconut forest along Thu Bon River. Activities: Watching sunset & BBQ dinner
Getting on a wooden boat sailing along the major branch of the lower section of Thu Bon River.
Plated BBQ dinner will be served during the boat trip while you enjoy the beautiful surrounding where you can see how the local people live and fish in this area. Make sure your camera is handy; the view of the sunset is spectacular.
Experience the best of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park on this full-day adventure tour. Travel along the storied Ho Chi Minh Trail, explore one of the most beautiful caves in the region, and kayak down the Chay River to a local village.
8 hrsFrom $69
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