Vietnam

Essential Hoi An City

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period:

tour highlights

  • Tour the beating heart of ancient Hoi An on foot
  • Immerse yourself in the history & culture of Hoi An town
  • Take a relaxing boat ride to see authentic life in a boat builder's yard
  • Learn about local craft at a village producing pottery & bricks

tour details

Depart from Hanoi to explore the Ancient Town of Hoi An and its surrounds. Hoi An was a major trading centre of Southeast Asia in the 16th century and still retains a unique mix of Chinese and Vietnamese cultures with low, tiled roof houses & narrow streets. You’ll see the original structure of these streets still largely intact. Many houses are made of rare timbers & decorated with panels engraved with Chinese characters as well as ornately carved pillars. On your tour, you’ll take a boat ride to a boat builder’s yard & woodcarvers, and you’ll visit a pottery and brick-making village. After returning to the town, join a tour on foot through the ancient heart of Hoi An. You’ll visit some of the historic merchant & community houses, places of worship & the famous Japanese covered bridge.

tour description

Explore the Ancient Town of Hoi An and its surroundings. Known to early Western merchants, Hoi An was one of the major trading centres of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. Hoi An has a mixed Chinese-Vietnamese atmosphere with low, tiled-roof houses and narrow streets; the original structure of some of these streets is still virtually intact. Many of the houses are constructed of rare timbers and decorated with lacquer panels engraved with Chinese characters and pillars carved with ornamental designs.
Take a short boat ride across the river to a boat builder's yard and woodcarvers. You will also visit a pottery and brick-making village. Return to the town for a discovery tour on foot through Hoi An Ancient Town which has been enlisted as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 1999. You will visit some of the historic merchant and community houses, places of worship and the famous Japanese covered bridge.

includes

Transportation in A/C vehicles
Entrance & boat fees
English or French-speaking local tour guide
(other language guides are available on request and surcharges apply)

    excludes

    Meals

      notes

      Tour departure: Daily from Hoi An hotels
      Duration (approximate): 08:00
      • 13:30 hrs
        Private tour: Minimum 1 person
        Remarks: Some tour elements may not be operated due to bad weather conditions.
      Tour code: HOIDDCT2

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