Trip reviews: Experience Hoi An Ancient Town’s quaint streets, Ancient shrines, cozy ambiance and hospitable people. You are always escorted during tour to explore this top 10 destinations among Asian cities as voted by famous travel magazines. Breathe fresh air whiling cycling countryside and talk with friendly people, try your got talent of cooking and taste special cuisine. All in all, you will be impressed by this Hoi An Ancient Town Discovery Trip with Andy Tourist.
Day 1: Danang – Hoi An free at leisure
Upon arrival at Da Nang airport, you are welcomed by our guide and driver and transferred to Hoi An to check in hotel. Take a rest and have lunch then do a walking tour to explore the ancient town of Hoi An on your own way. Stay overnight in Hoian.
Day 2: Discover Ancient Hoi An by Rickshaw ride and Biking (B, L)
In the morning after breakfast, your guide will pick you up by cyclo at your hotel and transport you over the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge–one of Hoi An’s most iconic attractions. Learn about this classic example of Japanese architecture, built by Japanese residents in the 18th century as a means of reaching the Chinese quarter across the water.
We continue to Hoi An’s Chinese Assembly Halls, which were built as community centers by Chinese immigrants who gathered together and worshipped their ancestors in the pagodas. Admire the grand gate and garden of ornamental plants as well as the main hall and altar room, which still draw local residents.
We will stop at religious shrines or your guide will accompany you for a stroll into Hoi An Market to take in the colorful sights, sounds and aromas as you interact with the vendors. Located by the Thu Bon River, this local market features artists who use the rooftops of Hoi An as a source of inspiration for their work. If you’d prefer, your guide will take you shopping for lanterns and silk, or even to get your clothes tailored!
After lunch at a local restaurant, hop on a bicycle for a scenic 5 km ride from the center of town to Cua Dai Beach, considered one of the nicest beaches in Central Vietnam. Spend some leisure time at this tranquil beach, enjoying the sunset from the fine white sand or swimming in the clear blue water, where moderate slopes and small waves make it an ideal place to complete your full-day tour. In late afternoon, we ride back to hotel in Hoian.
Day 3: Hoi An Cooking Class
Celebrate your day with all the local special food you cooked.
Today is chance to learn about traditional Vietnamese food and discover your cooking talent with the local chefs. We will walk from hotel to a family-run restaurant for your Vietnamese cooking class. The chef will run through the range of delicious dishes that you will prepare, and then it’s time to hit the local market to stock up on all the fresh produce needed to create the feast. Learn how to choose the best supplies and discover some of the less-familiar ingredients before heading back to the restaurant, ready to cook.
Under the watchful eye of your chef, make favorites like spring rolls and grilled tuna and grab some recipes to take home so you can wow your family and friends. Your experience ends as you sit down to feast on the delicious dishes you’ve created.
Day 4: Hoi An – My Son Sanctuary – Hoi An (B, L)
After breakfast at your hotel, our guide and driver will meet you and today we drive about 70 km to My Son Sanctuary to discover the ancient world and the world-famous religious complex of temples dated back the 4th to the 13th centuries, the Champa Kingdom flourished on the coast of Vietnam with My Son as its religious and intellectual center.
Located in a valley of dramatic beauty, the monuments of My Son are the most important constructions of the Champa Kingdom. As your guide takes you through the complex, learn about the history, architectural styles and cultural to significance of the temples. Some 20 remain out of more than 70 temples that once spread out over this beautiful valley; several are well-preserved while others are in ruins, some damaged during the Vietnam War.
While you walk, get out your camera for photographs of the temples with dramatic mountain backdrops, and listen as your guide explains the influence of India and Hinduism on the Champa people and points out the Hindu deities memorialized at My Son.
After a fascinating morning of exploring the My Son temples, depart around noon to return to your hotel and overnight in Hoi An.
Day 5: Hoi An departure
Today you are free at leisure and hanging around the town until transfer to airport for home flight.
You want to extend your holiday, contact our holiday planners