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
- 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.
- Air-conditioning car
- Licenced and experienced driver
- Knowledgeable English-speaking guide
- Lunch with local food (Mi Quang noodles)
- 2 bottles of water per person
- Roundtrip transfer with hotel pick up and drop off in Da Nang center, other areas with an extra fee
- All entrance fees, tickets & one way (up) by elevator in Marble Mountains
- Basket boat ride (2 adults share a boat)
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.
See details in The Marble Mountains Travel Guide
See details in Hoi An Basket Boat Ride and Hoi An Coconut Village
(*) 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
See details in Hoi An Night Market and Hoi An Lanterns
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- 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
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.