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From Da Nang: Full-Day My Son and Hoi An Tour

1. From Da Nang: Full-Day My Son and Hoi An Tour

Choose from a shared or private experience to visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in one day: the ancient Champa Kingdom of My Son, and the ancient town of Hoi An. Begin your guided day trip with hotel pickup from Da Nang and start with a visit to the capital and religious center of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son. This fascinating archaeological site was constructed between the 7th and 13th centuries. Beautifully situated in a lush green valley, admire the dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries. After exploring this area with your guide, you’ll head to Hoi An to enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch.   In the afternoon, discover Hoi An by foot. This historic town, which used to be a prosperous seaport city from the 16th to 18th centuries, is now a beautiful city that cannot be missed while touring the Southeast Asian region. While walking through the city, you’ll make a few stops: visit Hoi An’s colorful local market, ancient houses, Assembly Halls, manufacturing workshops, and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge. You’ll also see local residents raising silkworms and producing silk for Hoi An’s burgeoning textile industry. At the conclusion of the tour, you’ll be taken back to your hotel in Da Nang.

Hoi An: Cam Thanh Basket Boat Ride

2. Hoi An: Cam Thanh Basket Boat Ride

Escape the bustle of the city and discover the stunning nature around Cam Thanh. Ride a basket boat down the river and admire the scenes of village life. Select the option including hotel transfers to enjoy pickup and drop-off in Hoi An. Row through small channels and quiet backwaters as you appreciate the view of verdant coconut trees. After the boat trip, watch local residents perform a one-of-a-kind boat show. Enjoy a taste of traditional Vietnamese life with this unique activity.

From Hoi An: Authentic Vietnamese Cooking Tour

3. From Hoi An: Authentic Vietnamese Cooking Tour

This is a cooking tour, which is different from a cooking class. The journey will take you through the beautiful and scenic countryside of Hoi An to Cam Thanh village (around 4 kilometers away from the town center). This adventure will include a visit to a local produce market and a boat trip along the beautiful Thu Bon River, with sights that include the island of Cam Nam and Duy Hai fishing village, as you pass under the majestic Cua Dai Bridge.  Your adventure continues on a fun-filled Basket Boat ride through the Water Palm Village, followed by a ride in a water buffalo cart that will take you to the local supplier's cooking school and restaurant. Upon arrival, you can then unwind by soaking up the joys of a foot, head, and shoulder massage.  The menu for the cooking class includes the following Vietnamese dishes:  Rolled wet rice paper with minced pork and vegetables Chicken Noodle Soup (Pho Ga)Grilled Fish in a Banana Leaf Vietnamese Prawn Curry You may then relax and enjoy the sumptuous delights of your cooking creations, in the pleasant surroundings of the local supplier's restaurant. 

From Da Nang: Bà Nà Hill Station and Entertainment Paradise

4. From Da Nang: Bà Nà Hill Station and Entertainment Paradise

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Da Nang, and then make your way to the Bà Nà Hill Station in the Trường Sơn Mountains. Ride the world's longest cable car to get stunning views of the magnificent surroundings. Arrive at station number 2, located 1,138 meters above sea level. Avail of all the facilities, such as the Debay wine cellar, built by French colonialists in 1923. Marvel at a 100-year-old bưởi (pomelo) tree, and visit and the Linh Ung Pagoda. Go for a stroll in the flower gardens of Lộc Uyển and Quan Am Pavilion. Continue by cable car to Entertainment Paradise, where you can participate in exciting games, visit the ghost house, or watch 4D films. Savor a delicious lunch before going to the monkey garden. Discover the highest mountain peak in central Vietnam at God Mountain. Return to the cable car station for the return trip to Da Nang.

Da Nang: Culinary Tour by Night

5. Da Nang: Culinary Tour by Night

If you think that Da Nang is boring at night, think again. Why not take part in a food tour around the city, hanging out with locals? You will see the thrilling views while riding on the beautiful roads, enjoying the best local food and exploring the real Danang. Your tour focuses on the nightlife of the locals. You will ride on Bach Dang Street and Vo Nguyen Giap Road, along My Khe Beach. Throughout your ride, you can gaze up at the beautiful bridges which span the Han River, and drive towards Son Tra Mountain to admire the beauty of Da Nang at night. Throughout your the tour, you will be presented with the ideal chance to try authentic local food which the locals love to eat at night.

Hoi An to Hue: Private Sightseeing Drive & My Son Sanctuary

6. Hoi An to Hue: Private Sightseeing Drive & My Son Sanctuary

Take a drive from Hoi An to Hue by private car, stopping at scenic views and important landmarks along the way on an 8- to 9-hour excursion.   After pickup from your hotel in the Hoi An city center, start your trip with the highlight: a visit to My Son Sanctuary, a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and 14th centuries. Even partially ravaged by time and war, these gorgeous ruins are still worth a trip.   Next, stop at the Marble Mountains, famous for their image of rocky peaks rising above homes and resorts. Here, you’ll learn about Buddhism and see religious architecture that exists in harmony with nature. Continue on to Hai Van Pass, where there are vestiges of an ancient fortified gateway. At the peak is a rest station where you can take a break and enjoy a coffee. Just 60 kilometers from Hue, you’ll stop at the serene fishing township of Lang Co, whose beach was recognized in 2009 as one of the 30 most beautiful bays in the world. Sample some local seafood before continuing on to Lap An Lagoon, surrounded by Bach Ma Mountain Range, an incredibly popular tourist destination.   Your last stop will be Hue Fishing Village, located on a bio-diverse lagoon full of rare and valuable marine products. Locals here survive by catching fish and shrimp and selling them to local markets.   Finally, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel in Hue.

Da Nang: 5-Hour Guided Night Tour

7. Da Nang: 5-Hour Guided Night Tour

Discover how Da Nang comes to life at night on a guided evening tour. Explore this vibrant city’s relaxed riverbank, bustling marina, and enormous dragon-shaped bridge. Hop aboard a cruise down the Han River, stopping to admire panoramic city views and scenes of local life. Afterwards, visit the impressive Da Nang Dragon Bridge. Spanning an awe-inspiring 200 meters and resembling a majestic dragon, this world-famous bridge is truly a sight to behold. Finally, wrap things up with a delicious dinner or shop for handicrafts at Helio Night Market. See how the locals love live music, explore a dance arcade, and visit countless food stands.

Hoi An/Da Nang: Vegetarian Cooking Class & Basket Boat Ride

8. Hoi An/Da Nang: Vegetarian Cooking Class & Basket Boat Ride

Enjoy a cooking class and basket boat ride near Cam Thanh village on a combo activity from Hoi An or Da Nang. Start with pickup from your hotel in Hoi An or Da Nang. Transfer to Cam Thanh village by boat and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the area. Explore the market with the chef and pick out the necessary ingredients for the cooking class. Discover the Cam Thanh Coconut Village as you paddle through the narrow channels of the area. Then, learn how to catch crabs with rods and special nets. Learn how to create a full vegetarian meal of “Pho" noodle soup, tofu rice paper rolls, fried spring rolls, and a traditional Vietnamese Pancake. Enjoy your creations in the serene surroundings, before returning to your hotel.

Basket Boat and Cooking Class From Da Nang

9. Basket Boat and Cooking Class From Da Nang

Vietnamese food is among the best and most healthy cuisines in the world. No wonder so many people come to Vietnam to learn how to make Vietnamese food. This Eco Cooking Class in Hoi An is a great option for you to not only learn how to make famous Vietnamese dishes, but also to have the chance to experience different activities in Hoi An's coconut jungle: paddle basket boats, watch people catching fish using traditional techniques, and more. With this Hoi An Eco Cooking Class, you will pass through the water coconut jungle on basket boats. Afterwards, you go to cook in a countryside spot close to Hoi An's ancient town. If you are traveling in big groups, this cooking class is the perfect choice. Sample Menu - Goi Cuon: Fresh rice paper salad rolls with pork and shrimp with a tangy peanut hoisin dipping sauce- Pho Bo (cooked Ha Noi style): Beef rice noodle soup infused with beef bones, cinnamon, ginger, and star anise- Mi Xao Hai San: Fried noodles with seafood containing mustard green and either prawn, squid, or beef)- Banh Xeo: Crispy Vietnamese crepes filled with pork and shrimp, bean sprouts, and green onion. Served with lettuce leaves, fresh herbs, and nuoc cham- Seasonal fruits

Da Nang: 3.5-Hour Food Tour by Motorbike with Driver

10. Da Nang: 3.5-Hour Food Tour by Motorbike with Driver

Choose from a shared or private experience to explore Da Nang on this 3.5-hour food tour. Your tour guide will pick you up by motorbike and take you for a ride to Con Market, the largest wholesale and retail venue in the central region of Vietnam. Explore the market and its over 2,000 traders operating there. Enjoy a selection of local specialties such as Mi Quang or Banh Xeo. Try Da Nang’s version of a northern Vietnamese favorite, Bun Cha Ca and taste the unique sweet soups of Da Nang. The cooking methods of these sweet treats have been perfected over many generations and you certainly won't forget how they taste.  After spending time eating in Con Market, head to Da Nang’s most famous seafood street, which is not far from the stunning My Khe Beach. Find out what all the fuss is about by digging into a delicious selection of fresh shellfish dishes, which are perfectly complimented by a beer.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 45 reviews

A wonderful tour that shows you everything you need know the history of the My Son sanctuary and Hoi An. Our tour guide was very friendly, we learned a lot not only about the sights but also the life of the local people and how it's still being affected by the recent history of the country. My Son is beautiful, impressive and the tour was timed so we could watch a charming local music & dance performance. In Hoi An, we visited several sites with great historical importance. It was very enjoyable thanks to interesting stories, information told by our guide. Much recommended!

Picked us up at our hotel and dropped us off in Hoi An whee we met our chef and tour guide. Had sometime to shop through the local market (and we were able to buy a few things too). The boat ride and bamboo boat were such a fun little treat. Our tour guide was so friendly and spoke amazing English! And the food, WOW. Delicious. We made apron rolls, beef pho, Chicken curry and and papaya salad.:: we even got the recipes to try to make at home. A wonderful way to spend half the day in hoi an and enjoy some culture!

We went in January and it was very foggy but we still managed to get some good pics and see everything without any crowds! Lovely. Our tour was fantastic the guide ‘Snow’ was so informative and friendly. She was such a pleasure to spend the day with. The car picked us and dropped us off at the hotel and we were looked after all day, everything was included. The food is a buffet and has everything you would want, Asian and western. Just brilliant we will come back maybe when it’s less foggy though!

This was a fantastic experience and our tour guides Barry and Edith where excellent. We toured the bridges around Da Nang first of all and we had some unique views. We then moved on to the food, the dishes where excellent and we especially enjoyed the Banh Xeo. The guides where fantastic and we would recommend the tour.

Very nice trip with a a very serviceminded driver Mr. Kin.