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Da Nang: Lady Buddha, Monkey Mountain and Am Phu Cave Tour

1. Da Nang: Lady Buddha, Monkey Mountain and Am Phu Cave Tour

After pickup from your hotel in Da Nang or Hoi An, visit the Son Tra Mountain, also known as Monkey Mountain, to gain insight into Vietnam's rich history of Buddhism and Hinduism. Then, visit the Lady Buddha statue, the tallest Buddhist statue in Vietnam, reaching a height of 220 feet (67 meters). Next, visit local stone factories and sculpture shops, before visiting Marble Mountain. Visit the Âm Phủ cave, to take a walk through a re-creation of Buddhist hell. At midday enjoy lunch in a local restaurant with authentic Vietnamese dishes. You'll be transferred back to your hotel around 1:00 PM.

Hoi An: Night Food Tasting Tour

2. 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 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.

Hoi An Countryside - Morning: 9 Km Small-Group Bicycle Tour

3. Hoi An Countryside - Morning: 9 Km Small-Group Bicycle Tour

Take a day to be filled with discovery and surprises in the Hoi An Countryside. Cross boundless rice fields, learn the secret of making the famous woven mats that serve as beds, discover boat builders, make the boats that wind down the river, cross small bridges, try the amazing basket boat, and much more. During your tour, meet local families who will welcome you to share a meal. This special moment will offer you the opportunity to speak with them and to learn their customs and traditions firsthand. After your meal, you will return to Hoi An by boat. A new opportunity for you to admire the diversity of the Vietnamese landscape.

Hoi An Countryside full day: 23 Km Small Group Bicycle Tour

4. Hoi An Countryside full day: 23 Km Small Group Bicycle Tour

After departing Hoi An, cruise in a boat transfer for about 1 hour on the Thu Bon river. Arrive at a small village in the middle of the delta to begin your cycling tour. The tour goes for about 23 kilometers (15 miles) and includes plenty of stops with no traffic. Spend the morning cycling 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) across the countryside and rice fields. Cross from island to island with the bridges or a local boat, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. A short boat crossing brings you to a small island for lunch with a local family. In the afternoon, explore the local crafts and learn how the wooden river boats are made. Discover the secrets of weaving the colorful straw from traditional sleeping mats, and try the renowned local basket boats.

Hoi An: Full-Day Small Group Trip to My Son Sanctuary

5. Hoi An: Full-Day Small Group Trip to My Son Sanctuary

The adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Hoi An then travels the 50 km journey to the captivating Cham temples of My Son Sanctuary. A must-see for history buffs, the sanctuary dates back from the 4th to the 13th century and owes its spiritual origins to the Hinduism of India. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided tour of the temples and learn about the site's headless statues, whose upper bodies are currently on display behind glass at The Louvre in Paris. Unlike a half-day tour, this full-day experience allows you plenty of time to explore the complex and see everything that the sanctuary has to offer. After your tour of the temple, stop by a local restaurant for a traditional lunch to replenish your energy. Later, enjoy an incredible cultural performance practiced by the Cham people for many centuries. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to your hotel in Hoi An.

Hoi An: Half-Day Guided Walking Tour in a Small Group

6. Hoi An: Half-Day Guided Walking Tour in a Small Group

Exploring Hoi An Ancient Town on foot is one of the best ways to take in the city’s charm. While exploring this small yet beautiful town, tourists and frequent visitors find that it is a place of tranquility and peace. The unique atmosphere here combines elements of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese culture. Some of the most remarkable views of the town are from the Ancient Houses. From here, visitors can catch a glimpse of a long-gone past and more subdued and simple time. The tour includes visits to Hoi An Market, Hoi An Museum, many of the town’s renowned Ancient Houses which boast a remarkable architectural style, Assembly Halls of Chinese influence, Art Craft Manufacturing and of course the must-see Japanese Covered Bridge. These spots are considered as typical architecture styles in Hoi An and reflect clearly the cross culture among France, Japan, China and Vietnam. Passing over hundreds of years and withstanding the severity of the weather, Hoi An still exists and keeps the ancient and quiet beauty. Once strolling around the ancient city, you will contemplate the simple and rustic life activities, the trellises of windflowers covering around the houses. It is certain that this tour will bring great moments for you.

Hoi An: Private Walking Tour and Cooking Class

7. Hoi An: Private Walking Tour and Cooking Class

Discover the history and flavors of Vietnam during this combined 5-hour walking and cooking tour of Hoi An. This private tour will allow you to get an insight into Hoi An from your local leader. Listed by UNESCO as a beautifully-preserved example of a historic Southeast Asian trading port, see colorful buildings of historical and cultural significance. Wander along relaxing streets that are off-limits to cars and stroll past the many Chinese Assembly Halls, such as the Cantonese Chinese Congregation with its impressive main altar, and the Hainan Chinese Congregation, which serves as a memorial to the 107 Hainan Island merchants that were killed during the reign of Emperor Tu Duc after they were mistaken for pirates. Stop by the covered 16th-Century Japanese Bridge, with its Buddhist pagoda and constructed to provide a link between the Japanese and Chinese communities. Then head to a family-run restaurant for your cooking class. Meet with your chef, who will explain the range of dishes that you will prepare, before taking you to a local market to stock up on fresh produce. Learn how to choose the best supplies and discover some of the less-familiar ingredients. Back at the restaurant, discover recipes that will wow your family and friends back home, and learn the tricks to preparing some of Vietnam’s legendary meals. At the end of your lesson, sit down to feast on all the delicious dishes you have created.

My Son Sanctuary: Small-Group Discovery Trip with Lunch

8. My Son Sanctuary: Small-Group Discovery Trip with Lunch

Explore one of the most stunning sights in the Hoi An area on this guided trip to My Son Sanctuary, Vietnam’s most important site of the ancient kingdom of Champa. Learn how to make rice paper, have lunch, and return via a scenic boat ride. Depart to My Son after pickup in Hoi An. Located in the heart of a beautiful valley and surrounded by high mountains ranges, My Son was named a Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. Enjoy two hours to fully discover this historic area. See the remains of a series of impressive tower temples located in a dramatic site that was the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence. Then, get back in the van and head to a local house to have lunch With your belly full, set out on a boat trip back to Hoi An. Take in the beautiful river scenery on Thu Bồn River. Upon arrival in Hoi An, get driven back to your hotel.

Ho Chi Minh : Authentic Mekong Delta tour "My Tho - Ben Tre"

9. Ho Chi Minh : Authentic Mekong Delta tour "My Tho - Ben Tre"

Begin your outing with a convenient hotel pick up at your hotel 7:45 AM, and then make your way to My Tho City. Watch as the bustling city views transition to serene rice fields and rural settings. On the way, you will have a visit at the Vinh Trang Pagoda. Upon your arrival, take a peaceful boat trip along the Tien River to Qui, also known as Tortoise Islet. This islet is also known by many other name. Following, enter the Bao Dinh Canal to head into Ben Tre Province, or the country of coconuts. Here, learn about the local agricultural model known as Garden-Pond-Cage. Taste some local treats like coconut candy and honey tea as you sit back and relax on your wooden river boat in the comfort of the shaded canals covered by water-coconut trees. At midday, break for an authentic Vietnamese meal at a local restaurant to taste the region's traditional flavors. Afterwards, board your boat for an afternoon cruise to visit the marvelous tropical fruit gardens and to enjoy a Southern Vietnamese folk music performance by local islanders. After a relaxing cultural experience on the water, you are conveniently transported back to your Ho Chi Minh hotel at 5:PM. We have say goodbye and see you again,

My Son Sanctuary & Cruise Trip to Countryside - Small Group

10. My Son Sanctuary & Cruise Trip to Countryside - Small Group

One of the most stunning sights to see in Hoi An area is My Son, Viet Nam’s most important site of the ancient kingdom of Champa. Located in the heart of a beautiful valley and surrounded by high mountain ranges, My Son was named a Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999. You will get to explore the remains of a series of impressive tower-temples located in a dramatic site that was once the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence. You will also enjoy a lunch of a local delicacy, quang noodle. In the afternoon you will board a cruise and go past Duy Hai fishing village, Tra Nhieu, Kim Bong carpentry village, and Cam Thanh coconut jungle village while having lunch on the boat.

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4.9 / 5

based on 19 reviews

We had an amazing time on the cycle tour. Our guide Diem was so informative, friendly and enthusiastic. She was constantly filling up our water bottles and giving us time to ask questions and take photos. We had a very fun ride in a basket boat with a local lady who was so funny and sweet. The cycling is very easy, suitable for all ages. The lunch with the local family was so so delicious. The best day I have had in Hoi An.

Great tour. Our guide was sweet, funny and knowledgeable. Cycling was relatively easy, although be careful in the sun. Lunch was great, and the stops to see the local crafts were really interesting. Very much recommended!

Had a great tour, our guide Phu was very knowledgeable and took time to tells us all we needed to know.

Our guide was so helpful and knowledgeable. We got to see lots in stole given.

Brian was a great guide and we had a lot of fun with him.