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Hội An Discovery

From £150 pp

Hoi An, Vietnam

3 Days

Private Group of 1-10

Hội An Discovery

From £150 pp

What You'll Do

The best of Hội An in three days. Soak up the rays on the white-sand beaches of the coast, discover the winding, beautiful lanes and alleys of the city, and get out into the countryside on an eco-tour that immerses you in the rural culture that most tourists don't experience.

Hội An is a city of incredible beauty, both in the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is its centre, on the beautiful white-sand beaches that line the coast, and in the lush green countryside that surrounds it.

You’ll arrive in Hội An and be escorted directly to your accommodation for the two nights, where you’ll have time to relax before deciding whether you want to orientate yourself in the complex of Chinese shophouses, covered Japanese bridges, Vietnamese tube houses and peeling French colonial grandeur.

Once a major trading port, the history of Hội An seeps through the winding alleys and the hidden staircases that lead to steaming street food markets or one of the many world-renowned tailors. Spend your day exploring this maze, maybe getting a fresh new suit cut and going for a boat ride on the lantern-lit river, or simply take advantage of the stunning Ao Bang beach for some downtime.

You’ll visit Tra Que village and get under the skin of Vietnamese culture, by getting up close and personal with local communities on an eco-tour that gets you off the beaten track for a really authentic experience.

Visit the bamboo handicraft area, explore the water coconut forest on traditional Vietnamese bamboo basket boats, learn to paddle them after lessons from the local people and watch the professionals in action in a bamboo basket boat performance.

There’s even chance to take part in a bamboo boat race, but if you can’t find the energy for that, you can just relax and catch crabs as the river floats lazily by. Try Hội An’s iconic Cao Lau, and come away knowing you’ve seen a side to Hội An that is missed by most, and had a proper, local experience.

Experience
Highlights

Explore rural communities and see the local side to life in Hội An

Wander through the incredible melting-pot of old cultures in Hội An city centre

Relax on the pristine white-sand beach of Ao Bang

Your Local Host:

Anh

Quynh Anh (QA) graduated in tourism from Hanoi university and is super passionate about travel. She has exceptional people and communication skills and always finds a way to create the best holiday experience for her customers. QA is a very experienced tourism professional and knows all the hidden gems in Vietnam. She is based in Hanoi but spends a large part of her time in the local communities in North Vietnam developing IMPACT projects in the local communities. QA’s colleagues and customers all value her kindness and friendship. She will ensure you have the best time in her home country.

Experience Itinerary

Arrive in Beautiful Hội An

Once you arrive in Hội An, you’ll be transferred directly to your accommodation where you can take a little time to relax and refresh, before heading out on an orientation walk to get used to your surroundings.

Explore shadowy, incense-filled pagodas, ornate Chinese shophouses and the graceful decay of French colonial architecture, whilst popping into the huge variety of shops supplied by local artisans in paintings, woodwork and ceramics.

The city is famous for its tailors, so this could even be an opportunity for you to get some new threads cut from the centre of Hội An! Otherwise, relax on Ao Bang beach, and soak up the deliciously laid back atmosphere of the riverside evening.

Accommodation: Ancient House Hotel and Spa 

Situated in Cam Chau district, Ancient House is just 1.5 km from Hoi An Ancient Town. The hotel has a swimming pool and sun deck, restaurant and bar and wifi throughout the property. There is an on suite spa with a variety of treatments available. The rooms are traditional style decorated with fresh and light decors, all have air conditioning, minibar and balcony and en suite bathrooms, slippers and bathrobes are included.

 

Meals: Breakfast

An Eco Adventure by Bike and Boat

After breakfast, you’ll embark on an eco-tour with your local guide to the village of Tra Que. Cycle to the village through the lush, green rice fields as water buffalos lumber past, spurred on by local farmers.

Learn about the main craft in the area, and watch as skilled bamboo weavers create stunning ornaments from seemingly nothing. Then, board a bamboo basket boat, and cruise through the water coconut forest thanks to this piece of traditional engineering.

Get expert lessons from the locals on how to paddle your own boat, then sit back and see how the pros do it during a bamboo basket boat performance from your teachers.

If you’re feeling energetic, there is chance to take part in a bamboo boat race, and if you’re not, while away the time catching crabs as dragonflies flit over the perfumed water.

Return to Hội An and spend the afternoon relaxing, exploring the town or the beach and trying the legendary local cuisine. Hội An is a culinary hub even in a country such as Vietnam, and the local dish ‘Cao Lau’ is an absolute must.

Accommodation: Ancient House Hotel and Spa 

Meals: Breakfast

Farewell to Hội An

After breakfast, you can either be picked up by your driver and taken to Da Nang International Airport, or your guide can help you book onward travel  elsewhere in Vietnam.

Hen gap lai!

Location Information

The experience takes place in Hội An in central Vietnam. We can pick you up from any airport, bus station or accommodation in the Hội An area, and take you straight to your accommodation just a short walk from the beautiful city centre.

The tour ends in Hội An, when we will assist you with any booking for further travel or accommodation should you require it.

  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Activities as noted in the itinerary
  • All entrance tickets and permits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking local guides