Hoi An Day Trip From Da Nang (Marble Mountains, Basket Boat, Old Town)

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Not far away from Da Nang, Hoi An is a stunning city to explore. In the morning, travelers will climb upstairs to the top of the Marble Mountains and see old Buddhist temples and amazing caves. In the surroundings, people have carved stone sculptures for 400 years and their products are exported to many countries today. Before having lunch with a local food specialty in a family-run restaurant, the basket boat tour in water coconut forest is the highlight. Visitors will travel around an interlaced network of small canals and have the experience in catching crabs or fishes by traditional method.

In the afternoon, Hoi An Old Town is the focus, with many things to see and do. There are learning how to make a lantern by yourself, and sightseeing well-protected historical landmarks. From 15th to 19th centuries, the town was a bustling trade port in Southeast Asia. Thanks to its intactness, it won the Unesco title in 1999. When it’s dark, strolling around lantern-lit streets, buying cheap souvenirs in the night market, cruising along the river by lantern boat or taking pictures, are what everybody loves. Street foods at this time are also diverse, including specialty dishes that are never seen anywhere else.

*This tour starts from Da Nang

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


  • Trek up the Marble Mountains – the most famous mountain in Da Nang and deepen the understanding about local Buddhist culture and folk religions.
  • Basket boat ride through a nearly-untouched palm forest that was the hiding place of Vietcong communists during the American war. Watch “basket boat dance” in which a local fisherman spins, shakes his boat without stopping for a long time.
  • Try delicious Mi Quang noodles at one of the best sellers in Hoi An, Mi Quang Ong Hai.
  • Visit Hoi An Ancient Town world heritage to learn about local history and culture in the best preserved buildings. In addition, meet the best tailors to make custom made garments in the “capital of tailors”.
  • Lots 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. Then, the driver takes traveler(s) to all attractions and restaurant in the itinerary. When the tour ends, he drops off in the hotel or another place in Da Nang center and 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 the hotel in Da Nang or Hoi An.
Marble Mountains & Stone Carving Village
Around the top of Marble Mountains, the visitors will see Da Nang’s oldest Buddhist temples, grandest grottoes, holiest shrines to local people, pretty outlooks and heritage trees. A viewpoint where all mountains are in sight is included in the trekking. In the surrounding, 400-years-old Non Nuoc marble village is proud of its traditional sculpture carving. One of the largest statue galleries is recommended, providing many opportunities for photography. The Giant Lady Buddha was sculpted by artisans here.

See details in The Marble Mountains Travel Guide
Basket Boat Ride - Hoi An Coconut Village
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
Lunch with Local Food
Try delicious Mi Quang noodles in one of the most famous local eateries in town and listen to the story about how the owner family establish it
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
Night Maket & Lantern Streets
Two highlights in Hoi An Old Town at night, providing so much opportunities to take pictures and buy souvenirs to bring home. Lantern boat ride to see the sparking scene of lanterns from the river, is optional.

See details in Hoi An Night Market and Hoi An Lanterns
hoi an memories show (optional)
This is the largest outdoor visual art performance in Vietnam, with a participation of around 500 actors and actresses. During an hour, the audience will catch up in flexible dancings, good songs, musics, lights, and the stories. The show is a part of the Hoi An Impression Theme Park, 1km walk from Hoi An central market.

See details in Hoi An Memories Show
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

In the tour, travelers will sightsee Buddhist temples, pagodas and religion spots, therefore wearing respectively is required. Particularly, clothings of travelers need to cover airmpits, navel and knees. In the Marble Mountains and Lady Buddha Pagoda, sarongs are available for free in the doors of worshipping spaces. That’re not in Hoi An.

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