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Hoi An Ancient Town

Hoi An Ancient Town: Our most recommended tours and activities

Hoi An: Hoai River Boat Trip by Night with Release Lantern

1. Hoi An: Hoai River Boat Trip by Night with Release Lantern

Explore Hoi An at its most magical during an evening boat ride. Release a lantern on the Hoai River, and explore the city's UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town. Take in the sights and smells of Hoi An by night in this authentic experience. Ride on a boat on the river and take part in a ritual as you release your off lantern into the night sky. After the boat, explore the city's bustling night market. Learn all about the city's the traditional culture and stretch your legs in its picturesque Old Town.

Hoi An: Discover the Bay Mau Coconut Forest of Cam Thanh

2. Hoi An: Discover the Bay Mau Coconut Forest of Cam Thanh

Welcome to Cẩm Thanh's Coconut Forest, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Hội An. Venture deep into this lush green wonderland and experience the perfect blend of history, nature, and authentic cultural encounters. The main activity is 45 minutes of experience with fishermen rowing baskets into the Cam Thanh Bay Mau coconut forest. Joining local fisherman on a traditional thung boat ride along the meandering river. Marvel at the picturesque coconut groves as you sail past the riverside homes, and be captivated by the enchanting performances of skilled thung boat dancers, accompanied by the melodious folk songs of Quang people. Afterwards, embrace leisurely moments as you freely explore the daily life of the charming Cam Thanh fishing village. Observe the local fishermen engaged in their daily routines and soak up the serene ambiance of this picturesque setting. If desired, you can savor delicious local cuisine at one of the village's dining options.

Da Nang: Lady Buddha, Marble Mountains, and Hoi An Day Trip

3. Da Nang: Lady Buddha, Marble Mountains, and Hoi An Day Trip

Join this tour to visit the Linh Ung Pagoda and Old Town Hoi An. Visit Lady Buddha, the Marble Mountains, and the Cam Thanh Coconut Jungle. Start your tour with pickup at your hotel or at the specified meeting point. First, stop at Son Tra Peninsula national park and admire its views of the sea. Visit Linh Ung Pagoda, home to the tallest statue of the Goddess of Mercy in Southeast Asia. Admire the caves of Buddhist pagodas of the Marble Mountains. Visit the Stone Carving Village of Non-Nuoc and enjoy local cuisine at a restaurant. Explore the peaceful Cam Thanh Coconut Jungle and go round net and cast net fishing and basket boat rowing. Visit Old Town Hoi An to discover Phuc Kien Pagoda, the Old House of Phung Hung, and the Japanese Bridge. Shop at the Hoi An Central Market, Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant, Enjoy your time with the boat ride on Hoai River and release the flower lanterns to pray for good luck for you and your family. You will immerse yourself in the fanciful space of the lantern street. Free your time with the night market and enjoy the shimmering space of Hoi An .

Da Nang/Hoi An: Coconut Village Boat and Hoi An City Tour

4. Da Nang/Hoi An: Coconut Village Boat and Hoi An City Tour

Experience life in the Vietnamese countryside on a guided trip that includes traditional fishing, a basket boat ride through water coconut trees, a tour of Hoi An ancient town, shopping at the lantern-lit night market, and transfers from Da Nang or nearby areas. After a hotel pickup, start your adventure at Cam Thanh Coconut Village. Ride a bamboo basket boat through the tranquil coconut palm waterways. Gain cultural insight into the local way of life in central Vietnam. Take part in some hands-on activities such as traditional fishing. Next, head to Hoi An old town. Visit the Phuc Kien Chinese Assembly Hall, a colorful mélange of bright gates, dragon statues, and elaborate rooftops. Get an introduction to ancestor worship while visiting the family altar and watch local devotees make offerings. See the well-preserved Phung Hung Ancient House or Tan Ky Ancient House that has withstood 200 years of weather and war. Learn about the prosperous merchants who used to live in these homes, trading with buyers from all around the world. Then, enter the Museum of Folklore to witness a display of artifacts depicting ancient local daily life over 2 floors of a 150-year-old Chinese merchant house. Watch live demonstrations illustrating the values of Hoi An’s folk art. Stop at the Japanese Bridge that was constructed more than 400 years ago to connect the Japanese community with the Chinese who lived on the other side of the water. Admire the carvings and paintings inside the bridge, and learn about their symbolic and cultural significance. Next, visit some of Hoi An’s well-known handicraft shops and artwork galleries. Discover smaller alleys and local neighborhoods, gaining a better appreciation of Hoi An’s endless charm. Then, it’s time to recharge your batteries with a dinner with local specialty food. Once the sun sets, watch the city light up with lanterns. Take an evening boat ride on the Hoai River. Release a flower lantern to pray for good luck. Finally, spend some time at the night market soaking in the sights and smells of the bustling old town.

Hoi An Heritage Guided Tour

5. Hoi An Heritage Guided Tour

Hoi An is a Unesco World Heritage and one of Vietnam’s most famous ancient towns. Since the 16th century, Hoi An has been a busy trading port for the Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, and Europeans. Exploring Hoi An on foot is the best way to absorb the beauty of this former trading port. The most remarkable views can be obtained from the ancient houses, reminding visitors of a bygone era and providing a momentary glimpse into a fascinating history. Understand more about the cultures, and listen to only locals’ stories. Places we will visit on this trip: 1. Japan Culture Ancient House 2. Japanese Covered Bridge Pagoda 3. Cantonese Assemble Hall 4. Kazik Park 5. Quan Thang Ancient House 6. Performance Art Center 7. Hoi An Central Market In this tour, we will ensure that your five senses will be activated, and get deep local insights. Join us to have a fun and interactive memorable trip!

Hoi An Highlights and Hidden Gems Tour by Vespa

6. Hoi An Highlights and Hidden Gems Tour by Vespa

The tour starts by picking up from your hotels in Hoi An (1-5km from Hoi An Centre/Post Office/Central Market/Ancient town) or the meeting point (358 Nguyen Duy Hieu street, Cam Chau, Hoi An, Quang Nam). Your Hoi An Highlights And Hidden Gem Tour by vespa begins with an exploration of the historic Old Town, where you can marvel at the exquisite architecture of ancient houses, temples, and local markets. Stay away from the crowds, go on the back roads and explore Hoi An alley-ways. Stop to see some famous attractions of Hội An: Ancient Well named Ba Le, Japanese Covered Bridge, Bà Mụ pagoda. Your adventure continues as you travel out of town by weaving through a maze of zigzagging back roads and alleys and delving into the beautiful countryside where you can immerse yourself in the exceptional panoramic views of lush green rice paddies and serene waterways. Along the way, you'll get a chance to check out the trending Rolving ChillHouse Coffee, a must-visit spot in Hoi An. Keeping up the adventure, you'll have the chance to take an exciting and unforgettable ride in a bamboo basket boat in the water coconut forest, allowing you to experience the natural beauty of Hoi An in a thrilling and unique way. After your exciting ride, you'll get an opportunity to taste all the delicious Hoi An delicacies and specialities at a local restaurant. Here, you'll learn about Hoi An's traditional culinary practices and enjoy some of the town's most authentic food and drinks. After having meals, our driver will bring you back to the meeting point to finish the amazing adventure. Time to say goodbye with lots of stories to share and new friends made.

Hoi An: Local Foldable Lantern Making Class

7. Hoi An: Local Foldable Lantern Making Class

Night at Hoi An Ancient Town become more mysterious with various kinds of hand-made lantern. Lanterns are the result of exchanges among Vietnamese, Japanese, and Chinese cultures, which have been famous for their various and specific identities. One of the great pleasure of any visit to Hoi An is strolling along the beautiful streets of the old town at night under the flickering lights of the many beautiful lanterns. The streets are most romantic, the darkness broken only by lantern in all shapes and sizes. The lanterns have been becoming both part of Hoi An culture and Hoi An today. This tour will give you the opportunity to not only learn how to make the lantern, but also to get closer with Hoi An history and culture You will have a brief introduction into the history, shape, and color of the lantern, as well as the many stages of making them. You can make your own lantern and keep it as a souvenir.

DaNang: Lady Buddha - Marble Mountain and HoiAn Ancient Town

8. DaNang: Lady Buddha - Marble Mountain and HoiAn Ancient Town

(Optional) 1:30PM – 2:00 PM: Pick you up from your hotel, start the tour to Lady Buddha Statue on Monkey Mountain named Son Tra 3:00PM – 3:30 PM: Pick you up from your hotel, warmly welcome you to start Marble Mountains and Hoi An Ancient Town Daily Tour from Danang. 4:00p PM: Arrive at Marble Mountain – coming to Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village, where is a famous handicraft village of Da Nang city for fine art stone engraving products more 200 years. After that, visiting mysterious Linh Ung Pagoda, Xa Loi tower, discovering the stunning natural caves like Tang Chon cave. 5:00 PM: Head to Hoi An Ancient Town – visiting Fukian Assembly Hall, Japanese Covered Bridge, Duc Ab Old House. Assembly Hall was built around 1690s, an excellent work of architecture that is also considered as a heritage of historical significance. Japanese Covered Bridge was built around 1590s, is a beautiful historical piece of Japanese architecture in 16 century. Built nearly 200 years ago, Duc An Old House or Tan Ky Old House is one of several oldest houses in Hoi An. Retaining unique features in the interior decoration and objects from ancient times, the old house is recognized as a national historical-cultural relic in Vietnam. 6:00 PM: Free time to take a stroll around for shopping in night market and enjoy the beautiful light from thousands of lanterns. 7:15 PM: Enjoy dinner with combo 5 types of local food at the restaurant. 8:00pm – 9:00 PM: Return to Da Nang, drop you off at the hotel.

Hoi An: Night Food Tasting Tour

9. Hoi An: Night Food Tasting 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 Hoi An’s specialties: Cao Lau noodles with pork and 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.

Hoi An: Professional Photography Tour Optional Ao Dai Dress

10. Hoi An: Professional Photography Tour Optional Ao Dai Dress

Capture your visit to one of Asia's most photogenic places with a private photo and walking tour of Hoi An ancient town. Stroll past ancient houses, romantic Hoai River, characteristic golden walls, lantern street, famous yellow alley... while a professional photographer takes pictures for you and your friends or your family. The photographer will take you to the famous sightseeing spots of Hoi An to take photos with the Ao Dai dress you choose. The pictures you take will be unforgettable memory to tell your friends and family members Within 6 hours, receive shareable digital images in my online gallery, including 100+ raw images and more than 25 edited images (number of images depends on the number of people booking) , this library is your own and you can download it at any time and it will last for 6 months.

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What people are saying about Hoi An Ancient Town

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 143 reviews

It was a good experience, although raining all day. Our guide Michael was energetic throughout the day, which made things more enjoyable. The jokes he put in during story sharing made things less boring. Marble mountains required some climbings to reach the top (view point). It was a bit slippery there, mainly because of marble floors and rain water. Lunch was a simple bowl of noodle (Mỳ Quảng Ếch) at the local restaurant after our visit to the marble mountains. Coconut jungle and basket boat ride was a tad disappointing. There wasn’t anyone (other tourists) there. Very empty and quiet boat ride. Hoi An was flooded with water and with tourists but we still managed to visit a new places before our local chicken rice dinner there. Kudos to Michael for his effort in bringing us around the entire day.

Fabulous tour & just what I needed on my first full day in Hoi An. Really enjoyed it and learnt so much about this wonderful historic Vietnamese city and all thanks to my excellent tour guide Huy. He was brilliant and it was apparent from the outset just how proud he was of Hoi An his home city and Vietnam his native country. What a wonderful young man is Huy. I travel a lot and have used Get Your Guide many times particularly within Europe and Huy is the best guide that I have ever had. It was an absolute pleasure getting to know Huy never mind having him as my tour guide - if I could give him more than 10 out of 10, I would.

It was a good experience and our tour guide was fantastic throughout. He even gave us time to slowly look around and stay till night to experience the night market and see the lantern.

It’s a good way to tour anywhere outside the Old Town in Hoi An. We visited Cam Nam, Tra Que Vegetable Village, and An Bang beach. We enjoyed it.

Bong is amazing!! She guided our family through the streets and alleyways of Hoi An and gave us an experience we will never forget!!