Hoi An Ancient Town and Countryside Tour (Bests of Hoi An Tour)

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This Hoi An town and countryside tour provides stunning experiences in the countryside around Hoi An in the morning. There is a pottery making class instructed by a local artisan at her/his workshop in Thanh Ha Village, learning how to grow vegetables traditionally like a farmer at Tra Que Village and then, basket boat ride through a palm forest at the Coconut Village. Before creating the first lantern by your own hands, travelers will have lunch with delicious Mi Quang noodles (a regional specialty dish) at a well-known local restaurant.

In the rest of the tour, the focus is Hoi An Ancient Town, the most intact Asian traditional port from 15th century. It was busy with merchants coming from different parts of the world until 19th century and now, lots of construction is in a good state of preservation. Travelers will visit the Japanese bridge – the town’s emblem, old house, Chinese assembly hall, museum and places recommended by the tour guide. After it’s dark, uncountable lanterns are lit up and the town becomes such sparkling, gorgeous. No travellers miss Hoi An by night in the travel plan.

*Tour departs from Da Nang or Hoi An

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


  • Stroll around Hoi An Ancient Town – a Unesco world heritage site, sightsee and learn about the history in the best protected buildings within this historical trade port. Meet the most reliable tailors to get a stylish custom made suit or dresses at a reasonable price.
  • Have different experiences in Hoi An countryside, such as making pottery, learning farming techniques, making lanterns, basket boat ride through a nearly-pristine palm forest and how to catch fish like a local.
  • Have the chance to see Hoi An town by night that is filled by colorful lantern lights and wander around the Night market. There are many options of delicious street foods to sample and cheap things to buy.
  • Plenty of shopping and photo 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 vegetable village, pottery village, coconut village and placed mentioned in the itinerary. 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. (earlier if requested)
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, makeaccessories 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. 

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Thanh Ha Pottery Village
Make full use of local source of clay, inhabitants of Thanh Ha Village have been making pottery since 16th century. During the time Hoi An was a prosperious trading port, the products here are for exportation. In a workshop, visitors will have the chance to create their first bowl, tea pot or vase, under the instruction of the artisan.

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Tra Que Vegetable Village
Farmers in Tra Que village grow fresh vegetables and herbs with the highest quality in Hoi An. For over 400 years, they have been using traditional, organic techniques that don’t exist anymore in many areas today. Here, travellers have the chance to learn about this know-how, under the instruction of local growers. If traveling with kids, farming experiences give them a fun-filled time, apart from educational meaning.

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Have lunch with a local noodle dish Mi Quang at one of the best known family-run restaurants in town.
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.

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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.

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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

Travelers need to wear clothings that airpits, knees and navel are covered, to express the respect to the gods. Because of requiring walking many, a good pair of shows is necessary (waterproof one if in rainy season). Sun glasses, sun cream, hat/cap, mosquito repellent and rain poncho are what should be in the bag as well.

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