Hoi An Heritage and Culture

Trip code: VNCH5d
Trip price: Please contact us for details.
Duration: 5 days 4 nights
Departure: Hoi An.

Trip itinerary

Day 1: Hoi An arrival

The driver will pick you up at Da Nang or Hue international airport and transfer you to your hotel in Hoi An.

Overnight stay in Hoi An

Day 2: Hoi An Ancient Town – My Son (B)

08:30: Your English speaking guide will meet you at your hotel to visit the Hoi An Old Town. Famous for its quant mixture of Chinese, Japanese and European architecture, the old town was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999. You will visit, the Japanese bridge built in the 16th century and famous for being the only covered bridge known to incorporate a Buddhist pagoda, the 200 year old Tan Ky house, museum of trade ceramics and several other historical sites.

Lunches in town

After lunches we will start from your hotel and travel 50km from Hoi An to My Son holyland in a private air conditioned vehicle with your English speaking guide. My Son was a major religious site for the people of the ancient Champa Kingdom which flourished between the 4th and 13th centuries The Champa people ruled Central Vietnam until it was finally annexed by the Vietnamese in the 19th Century.

The Champa King lived in the political capital of Tra Kieu (whose commercial capital was the port of Hoi An) and so the My Son complex became the most important temples of the Champa Kingdom. Bricks were used to build the temples without the aid of mortar and sculptures of gods, priests, animals, and scenes of mythical battles adorned the walls. The temples were places of worship to the Hindu God Vishnu.

My Son was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.

After exploring the ruins and history of My Son and viewing a short traditional Champa Peoples music concert, you will start your journey back to Hoi An arriving at approximately 1230h. The afternoon is yours to relax or try on the new clothes you have had made.

16:00: back to your hotel

Overnight stay in Hoi An

Day 3: Hoi An – Cooking Class – Dinner Cruise (B/L/D)

08:00: Driver will meet you at your hotel and take you to your Vietnamese cooking class at a well known venue in Hoi An. After you have practiced your new skills, you will get to enjoy what you have cooked for your lunch.

Enjoy the rest of the day to yourself to self sitting around the pool, walking along the beach or catch the hotel shuttle bus into town to check on your new clothes.

12:00 – 18:00: Please refer to your confirmation slip to arrange your 60 min Spa appointment.

18:45: Transport will arrive at your hotel to transfer you to your 90 minute evening dinner cruise on the Thu Bon River. Your cruise boat has an onboard kitchen and bar and you can sit back and enjoy views of the old town while enjoying a set menu of local delights.

Overnight stay in Hoi An

Day 4: Hoi An countryside discovery

08:00: The Tour guide meeting you at your hotel and starting for the tour

We will start biking to the countryside, taking pictures about beautiful countryside views before getting arrived to Tra Que herb garden veggie village

You will visit around the village garden, meeting local farmers, listening to tour guide explained why it is called “Organic farm” and how it is consumed around Hoi An and local people. Joining into farming activities like: hoeing soil, using seaweed, transplanting and watering vegetable ….etc

Keeping biking to the rice paddy field throughout the shrimp farm, on the ways, taking picture about duck farms, shrimps farms, cows, birds, bamboo…

After say goodbye with the farmer we will driving to Cam Thanh Village , you will enjoying the view by the way and take the photos.

Arriving at the local house in Cam Thanh Ecological village, talking and sharing about the daily life and how to grow wet rice

Starting farmer work like plough and raking with buffalo, riding water buffalo, learning how to transplant rice, flooding farm, grinding rice, pounding rice, coking rice into a meal.

After lunch we will go to the Coconut Palm jungle, enjoying the basket boat demonstration performed by Eco-tour’s crews and visiting the water coconut palm forest.

Having a fun to catch crab around the water coconut palm forest.

Walking around the Eco-village and meeting local former guerrilla telling about his/her memory of history about the U.S/VIETNAM WAR from the period 1968 to 1972 between V.C soldiers and U.S Armies.

14:30: Back hotel by car and overnight stay in Hoi An

Day 5: Hoi An – Departure (B)

Free time in the morning to relax or to do some last minute shopping until the driver will pick you up from your hotel to the airport.

 

Trip price

Additional Information:

  • All prices are per person in US $ based on double occupancy.
  • Prices subject to change without notice.

Meals:

  • Should you have any special dietary requirements (vegetarian vegan or food allergy) please advise us in advance.
  • Meals provided are included in the itinerary.
  • Breakfast will be served in your hotel and will include Vietnamese and Western dishes.
  • Lunches are arranged at Vietnamese restaurants in scenic areas. Your tour guides are happy to assist with your selection.

Trip includes:

  • English/French speaking tour guide
  • Meats, water in the program
  • Basket boat adventure ride
  • Water coconut palm paradise visit
  • Twin share accommodation
  • Entrance tickets

Trip excludes:

  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal tip

 

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