Full Day Hoi An Ancient Town & Coconut Village Experience

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Both Hoi An’s old town and countryside are stunning, and this day tour allows travelers to understand better about both. In the morning, different slices of rural life are in turn introduced. The first highlight is an exploration by the basket boat through a maze-like system of waterways of Bay Mau Coconut Forest. Learning traditional food recipes, enjoying local foot massage and tasting delicious dishes cooked by a wife of a local family are other things to expect. After getting full, travelers will roam around Hoi An Ancient Town’s lantern quarters and see the best historical attractions. To deeper understand the area, the guide also recommends other interests in the walk. Hoi An is known as the capital of tailors.

*Tour departs from Da Nang or Hoi An

One Day Car or Minivan English 2 Minimum (Private available)


  • Explore the former hiding place of Vietcong communists during the war by a basket boat. On the ground, learn how to make some local foods by authentic recipes and relax with a foot massage.
  • Tour around lantern-lit Hoi An Ancient Town, a Unesco world heritage and learn a lot about local history and culture in the most iconic attractions, with an expert guide.
  • Visit Vietnam’s best tailors where travelers can make a stylish personalized suit to bring home.
  • Plenty of photo and shopping opportunities. 

What's Included

Departure & Return

Tour guide will be in the hotel reception at 8 a.m in Da Nang or Hoi An. Then, the driver takes traveler(s) to Hoi An Coconut Village and then the Ancient Town. When the tour ends, he drops off in the hotel or another place in Da Nang center or Hoi An if requested. A small extra fee is charged for pick up and drop off in Son Tra peninsula or South Hoi An area.


Pick up
At 8 a.m in hotel reception at Hoi An or Da Nang.
Basket Boat Ride - Hoi An Coconut Forest
Near the estuary of Thu Bon River, Hoi An Coconut Forest is 200-years-old.During the Vietnam war, communists (Vietcong) made full use of its vastness, interlaced canals and inaccessibility by big boats, to build a hiding base. They used basket boats to move around like locals and now, travelers have a similar experience. During the ride, how people catch small crabs by the rob or fishes by the net, make accessories by palm leaf and the “dance” (boat spinning) absolutely can be expected. In 2009, the forest became a part of a Unesco world biosphere reserve. 

See details in Hoi An Basket Boat Ride and Hoi An Coconut Village
Cooking Class & Foot Massage (optional)
Learning how to make some Vietnamese traditional dishes under instructions from a local. Before/after cooking time, relaxing with a foot massage.
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
Have lunch with a Vietnamese foods in local house.

1 hour recommended • Vegetarian menu available if requested
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.

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
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Frequently Asked Questions

Temples in Hoi An Old Town require a dress code. To express the respect to the Buddha and gods, locals wear formally to make sure that their airmpits, navel and knees are covered. Just follow what locals do. A long sarong is recommended to cover necesssary parts, and easy to remove when needed. Sun glasses, sun cream, hat/cap, cash, camera and rain poncho (rainy season only) also should be prepare.

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