Vietnam

Essential Hoi An City

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period:

tour highlights

  • Marvel at the scenic Hai Van Pass as you head to Hoi An
  • Learn about the history & culture of the ancient town of Hoi An
  • Enjoy a boat ride and experience local life in a boat builder's yard
  • See the historic centre of Hoi An on a walking tour

tour details

Depart from Hue and head past the scenic Hai Van Pass before making a stop to soak up the panoramic views of Danang. You’ll explore the Ancient Town of Hoi An and its surrounds. Hoi An was a major trading centre of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. You’ll discover a unique mix of Chinese & Vietnamese cultures with low, tiled roof houses & narrow streets. The original structure of these streets is still largely intact. Many houses are made of rare timbers & decorated with panels engraved with Chinese characters as well as ornately carved pillars. After taking a boat ride to a boat builder’s yard & woodcarvers, return to the town for a discovery tour on foot through Hoi An Ancient Town. You’ll visit some of the historic merchant & community houses, places of worship & famous bridges.

tour description

The long journey to Hoi An will take you via the scenic Hai Van Pass. Have a short rest on top of the pass for photos and a spectacular panorama view of Danang, the economic hub of the central region.

Continue to drive to Hoi An. 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.

After lunch at a local restaurant, 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 famous bridges.
Return to Hue.

includes

Lunch
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)

    notes

    Some tour elements may not be operated due to bad weather conditions.
      Tour code: HUIDDHOI

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