Guided tour

From Hoi An: My Son Tour by Bus and Boat

From Hoi An: My Son Tour by Bus and Boat

From US$ 12 per person

Witness over 1500 years of history as you wander through a mystifying chain of ruined Hindu temples. Take in an indispensable portion of Vietnam’s history. Enjoy a vegetarian lunch on a river cruise as you head back to Hoi An.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Discover the renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site that chronicles the ancient Champa kingdom
  • Wander the sacred grounds of ruined temples
  • Learn of religious tradition and Vietnamese custom from your expert guide
  • Enjoy lunch on a relaxing river cruise
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Rich with cultural and historic significance, My Son sanctuary is one of the most beautiful and important religious sites in Vietnam. Your tour starts early, with pickup from your expert English-speaking guide at 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM. After a stunning drive through amidst lush hills and rushing rivers, you’ll arrive at the My Son at 10:00 AM — still early enough to beat the heat. Wandering through the ruins of ancient temples to the Hindu god Shiva, your guide will recount the fascinating history of the kingdom of Champa, whose religious leaders began the construction of My Son in the 4th-century. See the ornate towers, now covered with bright green grass, with ornate pillars still suggesting the beauty of the complex when it was built. After 2.5 hours of exploring, you’ll hop on a colorful boat bound back for Hoi An, where you’ll gather more priceless insight from your guide while you enjoy a local vegetarian lunch. Drifting down the Thu Bôn River, you'll get a further taste of the verdant beauty of the Vietnamese countryside, flanked by mountains and jungles on either side. By 2:30 PM you’ll be back at Nguyen Hoang pier in Hoi An, ready to take on the rest of your day.
  • Pickup service from your hotel
  • Tour guide
  • Vegetarian lunch and river cruise
  • Entrance fee for My Son (150,000 VND per person, or around $6.00)
  • Gratuities
  • Pick up from: Vinpearl Resort Golf Nam Hoi An, Koi Resort, hotels near /at Tra Que village, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, La Belhamy Resort, An Bang Beach Hideaway Homestay, An Bang Garden
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  • Wheelchair users

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen

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  • A maximum of 40 people will be on the tour
  • Transportation to your hotel after the tour not included
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3.6 /5

based on 125 reviews

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You get what you pay for. You are picked up and taken directly to My Son and the guide briefly describes each temple as you go along. The only regret is that you don't get much time to explore on your own and only 30 mins. I opted for the boat ride at the end of the tour which was a bit of fun instead of sitting on the bus back to town. A light lunch was included (nothing fancy).

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December 17, 2019

Location was great, guide was nice and was funny but his English was hard to follow which made certain parts of the tour a bit boring because we couldn’t understand what he was saying. They picked us up from our hotel but the bus was a little bit dodgy and was about an hour late. River cruise was nice as was the food.

September 28, 2019

Excellent value. Arrived at hotel on time, our guide was very entertaining and informative and there was time to see the temples on your own. Do take plenty of fluids, or take every opportunity to buy some as it can get very hot and there isn't much shade. Lunch was simple but OK. Would use them again.

September 16, 2019

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