These are the best day trips from Hoi an & Hue city you should not miss if you are staying in central Vietnam. Get away from the hectic of city scenes and contemplate the mesmerizing landscapes at these top day trips from Hoi an & Hue city
hoi an & hue tours
Hoi an town and My Son tour
Price from $ 56 US/pp
Hoi An, formerly called Fai Fo, was a port town used as a relay trading base for Southeast Asia. Wooden tradesmen’s houses, Chinese merchants’ club-houses according to the person’s origin, Emperor Kwang’s Shrine, etc., stand along Kyanhou, running parallel with the Thu Bon River, and facing two streets: Nguyenchiminhkai and Nguyentaihok. It is supposed there was a Japanese town, similar to one in Ayutthaya of Thailand
8.30 am. Drive to My Son, a World Heritage, 40 km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia’s greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries was built from the 7 to 13 centuries. Back to Hoi An for lunch.After lunch visit the tranquillity and charm of Hoi An Town with its low tiled houses ofChinese appearance, Japanese covered bridge, brightly painted temples and pagodas make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Vietnam.tour ends at your hotel.
Tra Que Biking tour
Price from $50 US/pp
Tra Que Vegetable Village is a small village located about 3km in the north of Hoi An’s Old Town between De Vong River and Tra Que alga pond. the village is well known for growing many kinds of vegetables: lettuce, salad, houttuynia, flagrant knoutwed, basil and coriander vegetables etc, with which the traditional specialities of Hoi An have gained part of their fame. The village is named after the sweet scented vegetables that spice up the everyday meals of the Hoi An people.
8h00 : Our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby. Ride a bicycle to a local farm in Tra Que village. You will take a trip around the vegetable garden and join the farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake. Continue doing some next steps such as: raking the ground, sowing, watering greens, picking greens and many more gardening activities. Then spend the rest of the morning working the land in the time honored way, before breaking to prepare lunch with a local family. Your lunch with consist of many local delicacies including ”tam huu” spring roll, banh xeo or local pancake of people’s middle region. After your lunch and the exertions of the morning, take an even more traditional Vietnamese post-prandial nap before learning how to harvest and wrap the vegetables.
Around 13:00, bid farewell to your host family before riding back to Hoi An, on the way back we will stop at Japanese tomb. The tour finishes at 14:00.
Cham Island Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
Price from $75 US/pp
Cham Island Scuba diving and Snorkeling for the beginners are designed for beginners to try diving without committing to a full dive course. This is your chance to breathe underwater and check out the coral reefs around Cham Islands. No previous experience is required.
8h00 : Pick up at your hotel and transfer to the Boat Dock for the Express Boat to Cu Lao Cham ( Cham Island ), After spend about 30 minutes on Boat you will arrive at Cham Island
Prepare for the diving:
An introduction to dive safety and theory
1 coral reef dive averaging 35-40 minutes with a qualified PADI Professional (Multilingual)
Then you start discovering the beauty of the Ocean
Enjoy lunch on Cham Island at spectacular Bai Chong beach in a bamboo style restaurant under the coconut trees. After lunch we have free time on Bai Chong with swimming, frisbee, volleyball or just relax in a hammock or deck-chair with a cool drink and a sensational view. It’s selfie heaven. We finish the perfect day with a slow cruise back to Hoi An as local fishing boats depart Hoi An’s Thu Bon River, enjoying amazing views. A photographer’s delight.
Price: 75 US/pp
Hotel transfers (within Hoi An area)
Water and refreshments on board
Marine park and island fees
Hoi An Street food tour and Tra Que Vegetable Village by Motorbike
Price from $ 50 US/pp
Hoi An street food tour forcus on the specialities of street foods in Hoi An, discover the hidden Hoi An on the back of our motor driver and tour guides
15h00 : Our tour guide driver will meet you at the hotel then introduce the safe ways of riding on the back of the bike during your tour. After a quick briefing, we will start heading out for delicious food tasting adventures.
The first destination is the famous White Rose Dumplings Restaurant where you will try the unique dumplings in Hoi An.
After that we ride through a small alley and stop at a local house that you could not find by yourself and see how real Vietnamese lives look like, discover a Hoi An Beef Noodles Soups ( Bun Bo) – a popular dish of Hoi An people.
After that We enjoy a cup of Vietnamese coffee in local style ( much stronger than the Western style ) then We continue riding to the Tra Que Vegetable Village Where you can see more than 50 kinds of veggies and herbs . You can try to be a farmer and grow vegetables in the farm.
After that take a visit to Banh My Madam Queen, one of the best sandwiches in Vietnam and may be in the world. The next destination is a short stop at the rice fields we will continue our trip and try Banh Khot- a round pancake made with rice flour, turmeric, coconut milk, quail egg and vegetables at a famous street vendor near Hoai square.
The last destination is the stop at a local restaurant by the river to enjoy a special dinner and discover a part of Vietnamese people’s lives – “Nhau” style with cold beer and delicious food.
20h00 : Drive back to your hotel or our tour guide drivers will drop you at any address in the Old Town so that You can enjoy the time on your own
Motorbikes and helmets.
English speaking tour guide drivers
White rose dumplings, Beef Noodles
The best Bánh mi in Vietnam.
Bánh khoai / Savoury Coconut Pancake).
Balut egg (Optional).
Dinner (seafood restaurant).
My Son Sanctuaries Tour
Price from $38US/pp
My Son, located in Southern Vietnam, was a centre for spirituality and worship during the reign of the Champa Kingdom. The My Son Sanctuary, which exemplifies the height of Cham architectural achievement, is a large complex of religious monuments originally comprised of more than 70 structures; the vestiges of 25 of these structures remain today.
Our guide will come to meet you at your hotel at 8.00 am. Drive to My Son, a World Heritage, 40 km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia’s greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries was built from the 7 to 13 centuries. Finish the tour by noon at your hotel.
Hue City Tour
Price from $48US/pp
This Hue City tour to visit all the highlights of Hue City : Imperial Citadels, Thien Mu Pagoda, Boat Trip in Huong River and the Tombs of Former Kings in Vietnam
Hue was once the Imperial capital and now listed as a World heritage site. Sitting on the Banks of the delightful Perfume River you will find amazing citadels, fabulous palaces and royal tombs. Many of the sites can be reached by river and this makes an excellent way to see the city.
8h00 : Our Tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel for the City Tour. the first visit to Dong Ba Market to see the daily life of local people.After that the Dragon boat trip on Huong River will take you to Thien Mu pagoda – The oldest pagoda in Hue city.
The last visit of the morning is Hue Imperial Citadel – The home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty – the Nguyen Dynasty.
12h00 : Lunch in a local restaurant.
After lunch We go to visit Khai Dinh King’s Tomb – a blend of Western and Eastern architecture. Minh Mang King’s Tomb, one is impressed by the majesty and symmetry of the architectural constructions.
The tour end with a Cyclo ride around Hue City then back to your hotel around 17h00
Hue 1 day back to DMZ
Price from $53US
Vietnam’s Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ, is the area around the former border between North and South Vietnam. Historically it was a narrow band of terrain extending from the Laos border to the coast, five km on either side of the Ben Hai River, roughly on the 17th parallel north latitude During Vietnam-American War, the Ben Hai River was demarcation line between North and South Vietnam. This make a Demilitarized Zone of five km each from the river. However during the war, the Southern area of DMZ was one of the most bloodiest battlefield. This tour to DMZ will take you back to the war sites, including: Ben Hai River, Hien Luong Bridge, Vinh Moc Tunnel, Khe Sanh Combat, Ho Chi Minh Trail, Dong Ha Town, Rock Pile. Last but not least, you will have a chance to visit Van Kieu ethnic minorities people in the Central of Vietnam. Return back to your hotel late afternoon.
Hue Cycling Tour to Thanh Toan Village and Chuon Lagoon
Price from $50US/pp
Full day cycling trip to Thanh Toan Village and Chuon Lagoon, enjoy Boat ride in Tam Giang Lagoon
8 h00 : Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel, start cycling through verdant roads about 8 kms to visit Thanh Toan village. stop to visit ancient, roof-tiled Thanh Toan bridge which was built in the 18th century and connect to friendly people here. short break to discovering around the village.
Continue your wonderful bike trip to Chuon Lagoon – an ancient village with more than 600 years of history. visit the village temple, which was recognized as a national relic in 1994 and typical of the architectural style during the Nguyen Dynasty.
Boarding a small motorized sampan, to cruise around this peaceful water, stopping and enjoying fresh seafood in the Choi house.
After lunch, you will experience activities on Tam Giang Lagoon where you can learn and practice fishing skills with fishing techniques
16h00 : Back to your hotel by car, end of the tour
Hue Half day tour by Cyclo
Price from $23US/pp
Take the Cyclo tour to go around Hue City, Visit Hue Imperial Citadel where Kings of Vietnam’s last feudal dynasty ruled from 1802 to 1945, including Flag Tower, Nine Holy Cannons, Ngo Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Nine Dynastic Urns, Forbidden Purple City… and Cycling on Hue streets to enjoy the daily lives of the local people and the beauties of this Old Capital
08:00 : Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel then go to the Cyclo Parking place by taxi ,Take the first minutes for the south of Huong River tour around the new Hue city by the roads: Hoang Hoa Tham, Ly Thuong Kiet, Nguyen Hue, Ba Trieu, Nguyen Cong Tru, Le Loi. Then, we will pass the river by Trang Tien Bridge; continue to the old Hue city tour by the roads: Tran Hung Dao, Huynh Thuc Khang, Mai Thuc Loan, Dinh Tien Hoang,…
09:00 : Visit Hue Imperial Citadel where Kings of Vietnam’s last feudal dynasty ruled from 1802 to 1945, including Flag Tower, Nine Holy Cannons, Ngo Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Nine Dynastic Urns, Forbidden Purple City, etc
11:00 : continue the cyclo tour to discover the rest of old Hue city by the roads: Doan Thi Diem, Tinh Tam, Dinh Tien Hoang, Le Van Huu, Phung Hung, Thach Han, Nguyen Trai, Le Duan, …
12:00 : The tour ends at your hotel
Hue city tour by boat
Price from $40US/pp
This trip offer you an unique feeling of Hue by bringing you to many of cultural heritages of the city. The enjoyable trip will bring you a big collection of memories as well as beautiful images of Vietnam.
Start from your hotel at 13.00 p.m. Short excursion to boat port. Then the Dragon boat will take you along the peaceful Huong River to Hon Chen Temple, Thien Mu Pagoda King, Minh Mang Tomb. Admire the beautiful landscapes and the sunset on the way back. Dinner and enjoy Vietnamese traditional folk song on boat on Perfume River. Tour end at your hotel around 20.00 pm
Bach Ma National Park
Price from $68US/pp
Bach Ma National Park is located in central Vietnam (less than an hour drive from Hue city) and around 680 km from the country’s capital Hanoi. The national park covers an area of 22,031 ha and was created in 1991 to protect the centre of the last corridor of forest stretching from the South China Sea to the border with Lao PDR.
At 7:00 Our guide will pick you up at your hotel for the tour to Bach Ma National Park. After about an hour driving on National Road, you will arrive in Cau Hai town, turning onto the road to Bach Ma which is sinuous and give you a stunning, panoramic view of Lang Co and Phuc Loc Lagoon. You will be dropped at the Do Quyen Bach Ma Villa, where you will start to trek to the summit through a tropical evergreen forest.
You will take a nature walk through the rain forest, heading to five beautiful cascading lakes. From lake number 1 to lake number 5, you essentially climb down alongside waterfalls on very slippery rocks and tree roots using ropes. This being the case, you should prepare well for this trip and a lunch box should be prepared as well as you will be challenged and work up an appetite
After passing the five lakes,you will continue trekking for 1km in the forest, before encountering the next challenge for you, which is to climb down and up a hill with 200 steps to reach the waterfall. Finally, you will reach the top of the waterfall, Do Quyen ( Rhododendron) and admire the b eautiful views from the top. You will take a rest and get some fresh air on the top of mountain, watching clouds, sky and waterfall, as well as admiring the spectacular views north to Hue and south to Lang Co Beach.
Back to your hotel in Hue City around 18h00, end of the tour