Half Day Hoi An City Tour With River Cruise

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This half day Hoi An city tour with river cruise includes a walking tour around Hoi An Ancient Town and a river cruise along Thu Bon River later. In the first part, travelers will wander in vintage streets and sightsee the best preserved buildings that are built by different groups of people. The guide also recommends other stunning places and highlights of the town, such as markets, tailor shops, spots to try local iced herbal tea, coffee made by Vietnamese beans and food specialties. In the next part, there is a breezy ride by boat to enjoy peaceful sceneries on the banks of Thu Bon River and stop to visit a traditional handicraft village.

If departing in the afternoon, travelers can expect to see a brilliant scene of uncountable lantern lights, and walk in chaotic night markets with diverse merchandise, sold at reasonable prices. Lantern boats are another thing that is not to miss, allowing travelers to view the town at night and take pictures. It’s possible to light up a candle lantern and drop it down from the water, like a local.

*This tour departs from Da Nang or Hoi An

1/2 Day Walking, Boat English, Vietnamese 2 Minimum (Private available)


  • Stroll around Hoi An Ancient Town – a Unesco world heritage site where Japanese, Chinese and Europeans come to trade from 15th to 19th centuries. Learn a lot about history and culture with a knowledgeable tour guide.
  • Have the chance to visit the best skilled tailors to start the measurements and take a custom made suit or dresses.
  • Cruise along the Thu Bon River by a wooden boat to see the scenery on the backs, and stop to visit boat building workshops and wood sculptures in Kim Bong carpentry village. If departing in the afternoon, the sunset can be expected.
  • Plenty of shopping and photo opportunities. 

What's Included

Departure & Return

The guide will be in the hotel reception at 8 a.m or 2 pm (1:30 pm from Da Nang). Then, the driver rides straight away to Hoi An Old Town. Travelers can request to drop off at any place in the centre of Da Nang and Hoi An when the tour ends. A small fee of transfer is charged if travelers stay in Son Tra peninsula or South Hoi An.  


Pick up
At 8 a.m or 2 pm in hotel reception in Hoi An, and 8 am or 1:30 pm from Da Nang.
Hoi An Old Town Walking Tour
By the Thu Bon River, Hoi An is the best-preserved trading town in South-east Asia. Thrived between 15th and 19th centuries, this international hub of commerce drew foreign merchants coming to trade whose nationality were Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese and more. Lost its important role in the end of the nineteenth century, architectural heritages and culture of local inhabitants in Hoi An today are still unchanged. Besides places included by the entrance ticket*, the guide also recommends other highlights to allow travelers to know different slices of the town. There are lots of opportunities to photograph, taste local street foods and buy souvenirs while wandering around lantern-lit streets.

(*) Picked sightseeing places for Hoi An old town ticket may be the Old House of Tan Ky, Japanese Covered Bridge, Fujian Assembly Hall, Traditional Art Performance House, and Museum of Trade Ceramics.

See details in Hoi An Old Town Travel Guide
Thu Bon River Cruise
Cruising along Thu Bon river to see peaceful scenery on the banks and enjoy cool breezes. Stop at Kim Bong carpentry village to see ship building and wood sculpture workshops. In the late afternoon, travelers have the chance to watch a brilliant sunset.

See details in Hoi An River Cruise
Back to hotel

Additional Info

  • This experience is run with 2 travelers minimum but private one is still available. Chat with us via whatsapp number +84968009827 for the best price.
  • Confirmation may be received at time of booking.
  • If traveling with kids, an announcement in advance is necessary.
  • Free for childrens under 5 years old and 50% off for childrens from 5 to 10 years old, full fee for older ages.
  • A small extra fee will be surcharged to pick up in the Son Tra peninsula (Da Nang) and South Hoi An area (Hoi An)
  • Most travelers can participate, LGBT-friendly
  • No wheelchair accessible.
  • Set-menu lunch or dinner is available if requested, with an additional fee.

How to Book & Pay

Text in whatsapp +84968009827
A reply will be made within a few hours
Meet up & Pay (in Day of departure)
Cash only, USD & VND accepted
On Tour
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Frequently Asked Questions

In the sightseeing itinerary of Hoi An Old Town, temples and pagodas are included. Therefore, visitors need to wear respectively, just to make sure that airmpits, navel and knees are covered. If prefering a sarong instead of wearling long clothings but don’t have, it’s sold many around the town. Good shoes, sun glasses, sun cream, hat/chap and rain poncho (rainy season only) are necessary.

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