Hoi An
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Hoi An: Boat Trip to the Cham Islands with Snorkeling

1. Hoi An: Boat Trip to the Cham Islands with Snorkeling

After being collected from your accommodation at 8:00AM, you will depart for the Cham Islands (locally known as Cu Lao Cham), which feature some of the most beautiful seascapes and landscapes in the area. This island complex has only 3,000 inhabitants and most of them make a living from fishing. You can take a trip of only 25 minutes by speedboat from Hoi An Town (Cua Dai Quay) for this amazing beach and nature excursion. Snorkel or dive to experience the beautiful coral reefs, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch on the island or walk along the eco-tour trail. The island is rich in aquatic resources, with 165 hectares of coral and 500 hectares of seaweed. The waters around Cu Lao Cham are home to 135 species of coral, 4 species of tiger shrimp and 84 species of mollusk, many of which are listed in the World’s Red Book of endangered species. There are many other interesting attractions for visitors, including fresh seafood, traditional crafts, swimming and sightseeing. Recently, important archaeological remains were found and these are now exhibited in a small museum near the main jetty.   The cluster of islands that make up Cham island are also a Marine Protected Area (MPA) due to numerous important marine inhabitants, particularly beaches and coral reefs, and rich biodiversity. The Marine Protected Area includes eight islands; the largest island being Hon Lao, featuring magnificent beaches and forests. You can also experience the township of Bai Lang, a small harbor, a Traditional Fishing Village (Bai Lang), temples, shrines and a pagoda. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your accommodation at 3:00PM.

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Hoi An: 5-Hour Countryside Sightseeing Bike Tour

2. Hoi An: 5-Hour Countryside Sightseeing Bike Tour

Visit Tra Que vegetable village where you will feel the green with a distinct aroma of local varieties of vegetables. You'll have a hands-on experience of growing vegetables with the farmers. Then, you'll ride to Cam Thanh ecovillage. On the way, you will contemplate the beauty of the countryside in Vietnam, have photo opportunities of the rice paddies, sumptuous landscapes and ride water buffalo in the rice fields. Next, you'll ride through the coconut palm jungle and have chance to row basket boats with the locals. You will also be immersed in the natural beauty of the nipa palm forest. Get some lovable handmade souvenirs made from nipa palm leaves such as hats, watches and rings. Afterwards, enjoy some local food for lunch or dinner at a restaurant

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Cham Islands: Day-Tour with Snorkeling from Da Nang

3. Cham Islands: Day-Tour with Snorkeling from Da Nang

After being collected from your accommodation in Da Nang, you will travel to Hoi An by shuttle bus before taking a speedboat to Cham Island. It is the perfect spot for a day-trip, complete with snorkeling or diving over beautiful coral reefs. A delicious seafood lunch will be provided on the island, and you will also be able to walk along an "eco-tour" trail. It is highly recommended to stay overnight on the island, speedboat you with more time to explore and enjoy the stunning experience of sunset and sunrise. You will even be able to go fishing at night and experience a barbecue on the island. There are many other interesting attractions for visitors, including fresh seafood, traditional crafts, swimming and sightseeing. Recently, important archaeological remains were found and these are now exhibited in a small museum near the main jetty. The island is rich in aquatic resources, with 165 hectares of coral and 500 hectares of seaweed. The waters around Cu Lao Cham are home to 135 species of coral, 4 species of tiger shrimp and 84 species of mollusk, many of which are listed in the World’s Red Book of Endangered Species. The cluster of islands that make up Cham Island are also a Marine Protected Area (MPA) due to numerous important marine inhabitants, particularly beaches and coral reefs. The Marine Protected Area includes eight islands; the largest island Hon Lao which features magnificent beaches and forests, the township of Bai Lang which is a small harbor, a traditional fishing village (Bai Lang), temples, shrines and a pagoda. It is recognized as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. Your tour will conclude at 3:00 PM at which point you will be transported back to Da Nang.

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From Hoi An & Da Nang: Authentic Vietnamese Cooking Tour

4. From Hoi An & Da Nang: 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. 

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Eco Cooking Class, Cruise Trip, and Basket Boat Riding

5. Eco Cooking Class, Cruise Trip, and Basket Boat Riding

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 will be a great way for you to not only learn to make some famous Vietnamese dishes, but also you will have the chance to experience different activities in the coconut jungle in Hoi An. Paddle basket boats and watching people catch fish using traditional methods. With this Hoi An Eco Cooking Class, you will pass through the water coconut jungle on basket boats. Afterwards, you will go to cook in a countryside area of Hoi An's ancient town. If you are traveling in big groups, this cooking class is the perfect choice.

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From Hoi An/Da Nang: Discover Cham island & Snorkeling

6. From Hoi An/Da Nang: Discover Cham island & Snorkeling

You will start your day at Cua Dai Beach, at which point you will embark by speedboat to Cham Island. After a 20-minutes speed boat ride, you will arrive at Cu Lao Cham, a large island area consisting of several small islands about 25 nautical miles off the coast. Cham Island is the historical and cultural vestige attached to the formation and development of the Hoi An commercial port town. This is a tourist site which boasts a cool climate all year round. The island has a plethora of beautiful coral reefs and stunning scenery, along with about 3,000 residents living at both the Lang and Huong beaches. The living reef around Cham Island offers some of the best opportunities in Asia to see exotic fish in their natural habitat. You will spend a half-day at Bai Lang Beach where you will visit many interesting places such as Au Thuyen, which is a shelter for boats in bad weather, and the ancient Hai Tang Pagoda. You will have plenty of free time to snorkel, which will provide you with beautiful coral-viewing opportunities. You will then return back to the restaurant for a fresh local seafood lunch, with more free time to sunbath and swim at one of the nicest beaches in Vietnam.

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Hoi An: Cam Thanh Basket Boat Ride

7. 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.

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What people are saying about Hoi An

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 21 reviews

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!

Amazing Chef/Guide! Great dishes and a lovely mix of activities. The cooking area was beautiful and it was only a small group so it felt very inclusive. Highly recommend, even to those who aren't cooking inclined (Like myself).

Excellent excursion.. Really really worth the money. Everything was perfekt, the woman who teached us how to do the dishes was so sweet and the food realle good.. Really recomend this tour

Great trip, you could have saved yourself the snorkeling at this point but it was still great to jump into the water and swim :)

Great Guide, had a lot of fun trying to catch some crabs, amazing food. would definately do it again!