Hoi An Evening Tour From Da Nang

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Hoi An is 30 kilometers south of Da Nang city. Historically, it’s a bustling trading port where Asian, European merchants buy and sell spices, silk, etc. Its golden age lasted from 15th to 19th centuries. Today, Hoi An is known as one of the most famous tourist destinations in Southeast Asia, and pedestrian-friendly. Visitors will walk around it to see streets, temples, bridges, life of people, and especially lanterns in the night. The lanterns are hung up in houses, markets and float on the river, making the scene very iconic. On the full moon, a monthly lantern festival takes place and many open-air activities are organized, like singgings. Hoi An becomes atmospheric and marvellous during this time. Taking a sampan boat ride along the canal allows you to enjoy this beauty from a different point. Additionally, visitors have the chance to taste many local dishes and buy souvenirs.

*This tour departs from Da Nang only

6 hrs Car or Minivan English 2 Minimum (Private available)


  • Visit Hoi An old town at its best, in the evening when it’s filled by thousands of lantern lights varying in color, size and shape. Outdoor activities and celebrations are organized most of the time.
  • Tour along poetic Hoai river by a sampan boat, light up candle lanterns and then release them down the water.
  • Stroll in the largest night market of Hoi An where many souvenirs, colorful lantern shops and yummy street foods are on sale.
  • Participate in traditional games and singgings with local people, and learn about their entertainments. One of them is Bai Choi (card game), inscribed by Unesco in 2017. 
  • Lots of shopping and photo opportunities.

What's Included

Departure & Return

The guide will be in the hotel reception at 3 p.m. 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 3 p.m in hotel reception at Da Nang or Hoi An.
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 Market
One of highlights in Hoi An Old Town at night, providing so much opportunities to take pictures and buy souvenirs to bring home. There are many delicious foods to give a try also.

See details in Hoi An Night Market and Hoi An Lanterns
Local Food Sampling (optional)
Sample some local dishes that all visitors must know when visit Hoi An, such as banh mi (sandwich), cao lau noodle, mi quang noodle, che sweet soup, etc

See details in Hoi An Local Food Speciaties
Lantern Boat with Candle Lantern
Enjoy a leisurely ride on the sampan along Hoi An canal, and light up a candle lantern by yourself and drop down to the water. The activity is linked to local Buddhist culture for a very long time and practiced most in the full moon.

See details in Hoi An Lantern Boat Ride
Play Traditional Games & Folk songs
Join Bai Choi – traditional game and singging of Hoi An people. It’s listed by unesco to be intangible cultural heritage of the humanity. Visitors can sit on an open yard or in the bamboo huts to watch performances.

See details in Art of Bai Choi in Central Vietnam
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.
  • 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
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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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