Overview

  • Experience the hustle and bustle of the market in Hoian
  • Cruise down the Thu Bon River
  • Enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the mountain landscape from the Golden Bridge
  • Explore the remnants of an extinct Asian civilization.
Vintage Hoian 4 Days
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Full Itinerary

Day 1

Danang – Arrival

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

Pickup at the airport and transfer to Hoian ancient town. 

Meals on your own account. 

Overnight in Hoian.

Day 2

HOIAN – ECO TOUR - SIGHTSEEING

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Breakfast at the hotel. Ready for an exhilarating market exploration this morning. Let’s see what makes the market in Hoian different from elsewhere. 

Hop on a coracle to set off for Bay Mau nipa palm forest. Navigating through the lush mangrove forest, you can not only observe its beauty but also find some lovely souvenirs made of palm leaves sold by locals. Feel free to ask the boat rower to stop by the forest for a photo session.

Besides, boat rowers also stage music performances or a coracle performance to entertain tourists. Foreign tourists, especially those from South Korea, find these performances really fascinating.

Next, take part in a very fascinating folk game called “bit mat dap nieu”, in which you have to break the clay pot with your eyes covered. Then, relax with a nice cup of local tea while a cooking class is being prepared. More interestingly, the chefs will share with you the culture of Vietnamese cuisine during his cooking demonstration. Enjoy your self-made lunch after that. 

Next, take a relaxing boat ride along Thu Bon river. Along the riverbank sit the craft villages. Thanh Ha is famous for pottery, Phuoc Kieu for bronze casting, Tra Que for vegetables, Ma Chau for silk and Phu Chiem for rice paper. The villagers were all kind and welcoming, so if you want to have a hands-on experience, it’s simply a matter of approaching a villager and asking to try.

Return to the town center in the afternoon for a leisure walk through its mustard-colored ancient houses. We will pay a visit to the Hoian Museum, and the stunning ancient architecture.

If you want a closer look, a handful of old houses, pagodas and Chinese assembly halls have been preserved and stand pretty much as they did during Hoian’s heyday. Hoian was once brimming trading communities from across China’s East Coast. They built several assembly halls as places of worship and gathering. Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall and Tan Ky Old house are the outstanding examples of Chinese architecture in Hoian. 

Japanese merchants also arrived here in a good number and they built Japanese Covered Bridge across a small canal that now stands as a symbol of Hoian. At one end of the bridge, there is a sculpture of a dog and at the other end is a sculpture of monkey, both of which are the symbols of sacredness in Japanese culture.

It can be said that Hoi An’s is a unique architectural amalgamation.

Return to the hotel and the rest of the day is at your leisure. 

Dinner on your own account. 

Stay overnight at the hotel in Hoian. 

Day 3

HOIAN – BANA HILLS – GOLDEN BRIDGE

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today you will ride the world 5-star cable car to Ba Na Hills. This exciting park will make you squeeze in every single minute to explore!

The cable car network is comprised of 5 routes: Suoi Mo – Ba Na, Debay – Morin, Toc Tien Waterfall – L’Indochine, Hoi An – Marseille and Bordeaux – Louvre. The higher you get, the thinner the air becomes. You are surrounded by white clouds and cannot see anything within a radius of 3m.

Get off Ba Na Hills station and be welcomed by a breathtaking 27m high Buddha statue, crafted in the meditating posture on a lotus 6m high. The Buddha looks compassionate, listening to prayers and giving blessings to pilgrims.

Visit gorgeous French Old Villas. Then, move up to Nui Chua Mountain to explore Nghinh Phong top, Le Nim villa, Orchid garden and so on. 

Next, hop on a funicular to reach the base of Debay Ancient Wine Cellar, the only French monument that still remains relatively intact. Debay designed different areas in the cellar such as the wine storage, wine distillation, wine bar and so on.

After wandering around Le Jardin D’amour garden and Linh Ung Pagoda, take a stroll on the Golden Bridge - the latest tourist attraction in Vietnam with the design of 2 colossal hands holding a bridge looking down the magnificent valley below. Since its opening, the bridge has created a hot trend for the young demographic. Take a walk through this mesmerizing architecture and enjoy the beautiful nature around. 

Lunch will be served at a restaurant on Ba Na Hill.

In the afternoon, have a good time at Fantasy Park. The amusement park reserves countless funs and surprises, which of course involve well-tailored entertainments such as 4 -5D film, dinosaur park, the death race, etc.

Back to Hoian. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Dinner on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4

MYSON HOLYLAND – FREE AND EASY

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

You head west today for a visit to the most magnificent historic and religious monument of Vietnam - My Son Sanctuary. Located in a holy valley on the mountain range of Indochina, My Son sanctuary came into existence in the 4th century under the Champa Kingdom. The complex consists of more than 70 structures devoted to Hindu gods and goddesses.

It was also a political center and a royal burial ground. The temples and towers of the sanctuary are full of mysteries that still riddle historians and specialists. These buildings have reached perfection and withstood the harsh trial of time.

Back to Hoian later this morning. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Meals on your own account. Overnight stay at the hotel in Hoian.
 

Inclusions

Exclusions

Trip Notes

► Best Time to Visit: September to December

► Visa Requirements: 

Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and at least one blank page for each visa stamp. You will aslo need a visa (or pre - approval letter for a visa on arrival) to enter Vietnam. Check out the guides to get Vietnam visa or contact our travel consultants for useful advices on visa requirements. 

► Car Procedure:

Group Types of Car
1 - 2 Pax 4 - seater car
3 - 8 Pax 16 - seater car
9 - 14 Pax 30 - seater car
15 - 20 Pax 35 - seater car
21 - 35 Pax 45 - seater car

Rooms are available from 14.00 on arrival day until 12.00 on departure day. Special request for early/late check in/out will come with a surchage.

Airfares (if any) may change without prior notice to e-ticket issuance.

► Child Policy

  • 0 - 2 years old: Free of charge (Maximum 1 child under 2 years old travels with 2 adults; from the second child, 50% of the regular fare will be applied) .
  • 2 - 5 years old: 50% of the regular fare will be applied.
  • 5 - 11 years old: 75% of the regular fare will be applied.
  • From 12 years and older: 100% of the regular fare will be applied.

► During Peak Season and Special Occasions, Surcharges may be Added to the Price:

  • Christmas and New Year’s Eve: Compulsory meals would be added during these times of the years, depends on hotels or resorts you stay.
  • Easter Holidays, Vietnam Lunar New Year: Extra fee required.

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