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From Da Nang: Full-Day My Son and Hoi An Tour

1. From Da Nang: Full-Day My Son and Hoi An Tour

Choose from a shared or private experience to visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in one day: the ancient Champa Kingdom of My Son, and the ancient town of Hoi An. Begin your guided day trip with hotel pickup from Da Nang and start with a visit to the capital and religious center of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son. This fascinating archaeological site was constructed between the 7th and 13th centuries. Beautifully situated in a lush green valley, admire the dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries. After exploring this area with your guide, you’ll head to Hoi An to enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch.   In the afternoon, discover Hoi An by foot. This historic town, which used to be a prosperous seaport city from the 16th to 18th centuries, is now a beautiful city that cannot be missed while touring the Southeast Asian region. While walking through the city, you’ll make a few stops: visit Hoi An’s colorful local market, ancient houses, Assembly Halls, manufacturing workshops, and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge. You’ll also see local residents raising silkworms and producing silk for Hoi An’s burgeoning textile industry. At the conclusion of the tour, you’ll be taken back to your hotel in Da Nang.

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Evening Food Tour with a Local Home Dinner

2. Evening Food Tour with a Local Home Dinner

Head off the usual tourist trail and straight into foodie heaven. A local food-loving guide will uncover hidden treasures and snacks favored by locals, such as white rose bread. Next, go to a Hoi An local market and wander around the food stalls, where you might find amazing cao lau noodle and much more besides. Next, we will taste Vietnamese coffee, also visit a local house to have a dinner with local family. Then, head to the heart of Hoi An's ancient town, sit on an authentic boat on Hoai River and in the evening and release flower garlands like a local, and play games such as bingo or Dap Nieu (a game involving breaking clay pots with wooden clubs while blindfolded). After the tour, you have the option to return to your hotel, or head to Pub Street, where you can experience Hoi An bar life. Menu: Bánh mì (a type of Vietnamese sandwich)White Rose DumplingsCao Lau NoodlesCoffeeBalut egg (optional)

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Hoi An: Half-Day Ancient Town Tour

3. Hoi An: Half-Day Ancient Town Tour

Discover Hoi An Ancient Town’s quaint buildings, cosy teahouses, and lantern festivals down by the river during a half-day guided tour. Start the experience with a gently bob downstream in a traditional basket boat. Once you have soaked up the luscious scenic views, head to the next stop of the day, Hoi An Ancient Town. Next, stop off at several Chinese and Japanese assembly halls, each built and decorated in a traditionally ornate style. Learn about the town’s flourishing ceramics industry as you pass by a traditional pottery museum and watch locals at work. Enjoy the highlight of the tour, a visit to the elegant Japanese Covered Bridge, originally erected to divide the city during the Japanese occupation. While the bridge was once a symbol of segregation, over time it has become a much-cherished location for tourists and locals alike. Finish things off with a handicraft tour of Hoi An: learn how locals make a living and shop for colorful souvenirs.

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Hoi An: Night Food Tasting Small Group Tour

4. Hoi An: Night Food Tasting Small Group Tour

Work your way around Hoi An’s Old Town after the sun has gone down. On this small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people, you will be joined by a local leader who will give you an insight into the food scene in Hoi An. Enjoy a culinary adventure away from the Midday heat. Meet your guide at sunset for a walk through the local cafes, food stalls, markets, and restaurants at the heart of the historic city. Go to a bakery that has been making the town’s tastiest banh mi (a type of sandwich) for over 20 years, using fresh local ingredients. Next, join the locals at a small café to try the hot and crunchy banh can crackers, served with quails eggs, pork, and a tasty salad. Continue into the heart of Vietnamese cuisine as you head straight for some favorite local eating spots. Your knowledgeable local guide will walk you through the colorful array of ingredients, explaining to you the most popular dishes in Hoi An and the significance of these foods to the traditional culture of central Vietnam. Dig even deeper into the local food scene, passing through a maze of tiny alleys to emerge at a favorite (secret) restaurant in Hoi An, where you’ll sample the Hoi An’s specialties: Cao Lau noodles with pork and a wonderful sesame and peanut hot milk. There is more food to come. Your Hoi An food tour continues with more bites, based on what’s available that day. Be sure to save space though, as you still have yet another treat in store for you, dessert and a local beer.

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From Da Nang: Full-Day Trip to Hoi An and My Son

5. From Da Nang: Full-Day Trip to Hoi An and My Son

Explore central Vietnam on this full-day excursion from Da Nang to Hoi An and My Son Sanctuary. Learn about the history of the area from an expert local guide. In the morning explore My Son Sanctuary. Nestled in a wide valley between two mountain ranges, this sacred site used to be home to many Cham Temples. Learn about the religious ceremonies held by the Kings of the Champa Dynasty, and about the royalty said to be buried there today. Learn about the role of Hinduism in Southeast Asia and the importance of My Son to the heritage of Vietnam. After your tour, refuel with lunch, then head on to Hoi An. Discover Joi An by foot to fully immerse yourself in the city's charm. While exploring the small and beautiful town, enjoy its inherent sense of tranquility, and the unique fusion of Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese culture.

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What people are saying about Hoi An Ancient Town

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It was beyond wonderful! I’m sorry I have forgotten our lovely guides name - has a little one at home - she took us to the greatest hole in the wall places! Food was beyond amazing - even for me being a vegetarian- loved everything!!!! All the food places we went to was on my “ bucket” list

it was a really good Tour with our guide Ham He explained many things to the food and to the life in Vietnam. Many thanks and an extra star to Ham for the wonderful tour

Our quite Nam made a very enjoyable tour, all the food offered was delicious and was often not somewhere we would normally have chosen to eat. And none of us got sick.

The food was super delicious and our guide Tran told us a lot about the food and the country during the tour. We were very satisfied.

Really good guide. She had some fun stories of the places and the food was really good.