Optional Tours/ Activities in Hoian

Hoian Ancient Town

Hoi An is an ancient port town, which is known with mixture of different cultures from Vietnam to Japan, China and Europe. Fortunately, most of ancient constructions in this town have been conserved at unspoiled condition (although some of buildings are now using for commercial purposes), so travelers will have a complete understanding of history and diversity in culture of this historic place. There are many activities that you can do in Hoian. We suggest the following options:

Option 1: Hoian - My Son Towers Tour

Pickup at the hotel at 7:50 am, we drive to visit My Son. The My Son temple complex is regarded one of the foremost Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in Vietnam. It is often compared with other historical temple complexes in Southeast Asia, such as Borobodur of Java in Indonesia, Angkor Wat of Cambodia, Bagan of Myanmar and Ayutthaya of Thailand. Although badly damaged by bombing raids in the 1960s, the site still has more than 20 structures and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Leaving My Son for boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon river. You could see the living of the local people and feeling the fresh air. Enjoy the beautiful views along the river. Arrive Hoian in early afternoon. Free time to shop or explore Hoian ancient town.

Includes: Lunch, boat trip on Thu Bon River, entrance fee, English speaking guide, 1 bottle of water

Excludes: all drinks, tips, personal expenses

Option 2: Hoian - Bana Hill & Golden Hand Bridge

08:00 Picking up at the hotel and start to visit Ba Na Hills - King Mountain. The beautiful weather here is always cool.
11:00 You will admire the high by the most modem cable car system in Southeast Asia. You will visit Dream Stream Cable car Station. After finishing the first cable car, you will visit France wine cellar, Exploring the Golden Bridge (Winding its way around a 150-meter course lined with flowers, a golden bridge shimmers against the Ba Na Hills, supported by a pair of giant hands.). The shimmering structure emerges from the trees of Thien Thai garden in Ba Na Hills. Set more than 1,400m above sea level, the bridge incorporates eight spans and extends 150m long. Its green hands have been aged, as if they've been there for centuries. Linh Ung pagoda. You will see the panorama of Danang City.
12:00 Visit and play game at the Fantasy Park
15:00 Explore King Peak at an altitude 1.487m, you can see panorama view of the Hana Hills and Quang Nam - Da Nang on high.
16:00: transfer to the hotel in Hoian

Note*: if you visit Hue as well, we will combine this tour with transfer from/to Hue. This helps you save the time.

Includes: Lunch, cable car, entrance fee, English speaking guide, 1 bottle of water

Excludes: all drinks, tips, personal expenses

Option 3: Hoian - Countryside and Cycling Tour

Pickup at the hotel at 08:00.
Today, you spend a day leisurely cycling though the scenic countryside of Vietnam, far from the traffic the motor scooters, and the noises the city. You will cross the islands on the Song Thu river delta using local transportation, including ferries and floating bridge.
This tour will take you to discover how wooden river boats Kim Bong Village wooden handicraft - Hoi An are made, learn the secret of weaving the colorful straw “Hoi An” sleeping mats Try the renowned Vietnamese basket boats . You will spend the day with first-hand contact with one of the rural inhabitant of the region, far from the usual tourist circuits.
At lunchtime you will be invited into the home of a local Vietnamese family for a traditional Vietnamese meal, and learn their customs and traditions. After you have relaxed for a while under the shade of a mango tree, you will Begin your return towards Hoi An, which will take about an hour.
Arrive Hoian at about 3pm. Free to relax and explore Hoian Town.

Includes: Lunch, boat trip, bike, entrance fee, English speaking guide, 1 bottle of water

Excludes: all drinks, tips, personal expenses

Option 4: Hoian Vintage Vespa and Food Tour

15.30 At your hotel, you meet our drivers, guide and classic vintage Piaggio Vespa. After a quick briefing, it’s time to jump on, click on your helmet and off we go! Listen to the sounds of this famous engine as you whir away on the start of your journey. First stop is a Vietnamese traditional cake: Banh Beo – a popular snack of Hoi An people. You will have a chance to talk and take photos with the owner of the shop.
16.30 After our first taster, we head across the Cua Dai bridge with its spectacular panoramic views of Hoi An and surrounds. We take a moment to stop for photos and stretch our legs before continuing the trip along little countryside laneways and alleys to the water coconut palm fringed Cam Thanh.
17.00 Afterwards, on our drive through the countryside, you’ll experience up close the resplendent beauty of the rice paddies, grazing buffalo, all of which are guaranteed to provide plenty of perfect photo opportunities.
17.45 Next, our team will ride and take you to a very old pagoda in Hoi An. The pagoda is a place for quiet reflection, listening to your heart, forgetting your troubles and enjoying the harmonious environment of the monastery. The sun is starting to set and the sky begins to change colour. We then take a lovely trip through the countryside and see farmers working on the rice paddies under the sun to Ha My beach and get to sample some of seafood in an atmospheric Vietnamese seafood restaurant, overlooking beach as the sun sets on Hoi An & enjoy a few cold beers.
19.30 To finish the night visit a local coffee shop for live music. Sit down and enjoy the romantic melody by local people in a cosy atmosphere. All will give you an experience of lifetime.

Includes: Dinner, Vintage Vespa, entrance fee, English speaking guide, 1 bottle of water

Excludes: all drinks, tips, personal expenses

Option 5: Cooking class at Red Bridge Cooking School

08:15: Met up at Hai Scout Café at 98, Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, we have a drink for a short time then we visit Hoi An colorful market to experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and purchase some of the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later.
We board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy.
On arrival, explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable garden before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – each dish is first demonstrated by the Red Bridge chef’s before we prepare the same dish ourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration).
After the lesson, we sit down and eat exactly what we have cooked.

Includes: Welcome drink (non-alcoholic) at Hai Scout Café, Welcome drink (non-alcoholic), and 1 water at Red Bridge, Local English speaking tour guide and chef, Boat trip, Cooking demonstration and lunch, All recipes and notes, Transfer from Red Bridge Cooking School to central Hoi An, Free use of the new Red Bridge swimming pool (towels & showers provided).
Excludes: Drinks, tips, personal expenses