Hoi An City Tour with Lantern Class, Lantern Boat, Night Market & Local Food Sampling

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This afternoon tour covers every highlight of Hoi An Ancient Town, a Uneso-listed world heritage site. This town played its important role in international commerce across South-east Asia, from 15th to 19th centuries. In 1999, it’s inscribed by Unesco as a world heritage site. Within the intact trade port, visitors will visit ancient constructions that belong to different groups of people, such as Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, French. Chua Cau – the Japanese Covered Bridge is the emblem of the town, appearing on the note of 20,000 VND. In addition to learning about local history and culture, the local guide recommends other highlights to allow visitors to know deeper about Hoi An. There may be making a custom made suit, tasting coffee made by local beans or learning how to create handicraft objects. In the evening, streets become so charming due to the uncountable colorful hanging lanterns. Visitors also love to stroll along the night market to buy souvenirs, taste street foods and take a boat ride.

*This tour departs from Da Nang or Hoi An

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


  • Sightsee the best-preserved buildings and museums while wandering around old streets, allowing you to understand the history of the town. After it’s dark, enjoy the brilliant beauty of lanterns that are varied in color, size, shape and material.  
  • Visit top-rated tailor shops and make a custom made suit or dress inside Vietnam’s capital of tailors.
  • Stroll a chaotic night market where many souvenirs and street foods are sold in vendors and small stalls, and lantern shops with a picture-perfect background.
  • Enjoy a leisure ride with sampan along a canal and light up a candle paper lantern by yourself, and drop it down the water before making wishes like a local.
  • Lots of shopping and photo opportunities.

What's Included

Departure & Return

The guide will be in the hotel reception at 2 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 2 p.m in hotel reception at Da Nang or Hoi An.
Lantern Making Class
Learn how to make a lantern by yourself with a pre-made frame and under the instruction of a local artisan.
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.
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.
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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