Hoi An plays testament to its remarkable history as a major port town, booming with grand architecture of old Japanese merchant houses, pale yellow houses draped in bougainvillea, shopfronts lit with glowing silk lanterns, and ageing tea warehouses. Set alongside a charming river and to the backdrop of fisherwomen in conical hats, Hoi An is the epitome of a picture postcard, and unique in that it has no congestion or hullabaloo. This is in part due to Thu Bon River becoming silted in the 19th century, which prevented passage to trading ships, but also because cars are forbidden on its main roads. Motorcyclists rarely use their horns, unlike in the rest of Vietnam. With noteworthy culinary excellence you can expect the finest Vietnamese food. To top it off, the city also boasts its own pleasant beach.


  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Beach
  • Relaxation
  • Chinese
  • Japanese and Vietnamese Architecture

 Places to stay

Anantara Hoi An Resort

Hotel Style: Resort

Located along the scenic Thu Bon River, Anantara Hoi An Resort offers a sweeping view of this tranquil river and is a short stroll from the colorful and bustling Ancient Town.  See Hotel

Boutique Hoi An Resort

Hotel Style: Beach Resort

Boutique Hoi An Resort is set on ‘Cua Dai Beach' Hoi An.  See Hotel

Essence Hoi An Hotel & Spa

Hotel Style: Boutique

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Fusion Maia Resort

Hotel Style: Beach Resort

This luxury resort is located between Hoi An and Danang on the infamous China Beach.  See Hotel

Maison Vy, Hoi An

Hotel Style: Boutique

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Nam Hai (Hoi An)

Hotel Style: Beach Resort

The luxurious Nam Hai Resort is located along a 1 km stretch of pristine white sand beach, 10-mins from Hoi An town.  See Hotel

Victoria Beach Resort (Hoi An)

Hotel Style: Beach Resort

The Victoria Beach Resort & Spa lies approx.  See Hotel

 Things to do

Half Day Walking Tour of Hoi An City Highlights

Discover the World Heritage town of Hoi An on a walking tour, manoevering narrow streets of the Ancient Quarter. Once a prosperous trading port (17th-19th Cent), it boasts well-preserved buildings, pedestrianized streets and unique cuisine, providing insight into Hoi An’s illustrious past. Visit Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls of the Chaozhou Chinese Congregation with outstanding wood carvings, the 200-yr-old Tam Ky ancestral house, old merchant houses with Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese architectural influences, the 400-yr-old Japanese Covered Bridge, the colorful market offering an array of fresh ingredients and umpteen local specialties including silks..which can be stitched into garments within 1-2 days.

Half Day Sunset Photography Tour

The avid photography enthusiast can join professional a photographer this evening, to capture the best of Hoi An. His customized tour delivers ‘shot’ suggestions and ways to improve camera skills. Meet the photographer at 1530hrs in the Old Town to discuss techniques. Take a boat to a remote farming village. Capture local life; rice fields; grazing buffalos; the setting sun and twilight hues. Stop for tea or a cold beer before returning back.

Half Day Sunset Cruise – Local Boat

Sunset is the start of a long day for local fishermen…best observed on a sunset cruise. Board a local river boat, cruise into the sunset, watch the red sun dipping into the western horizon, see fishermen get into their boats heading into the Cua Dai Sea. Stop at a good spot, disembark and attempt casting fishing nets! Try paddling in round basket boats in unique Viet style as you head back to the river boat. En route to town, stop for a cool drink and snack.

Half Day Sunrise Photography Tour

The avid photographer can join professional photographer, Etienne this morning, to capture the best of Hoi An. His customized tour delivers ‘shot’ suggestions and camera skills. Meet Etienne at 4.45am, board a small boat at the pier for a fishing village. Capture the sunrise and its hues; fishermen unloading fish; women laying fish to dry and a busy fish market. Stop for coffee. Next is a fish sauce factory. Back at the pier, take a scenic cycle ride along the river’s edge.

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