My Son Sanctuary and Hoi An Old Town Tour with Thu Bon River Cruise

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In this day tour, visitors have the chance to explore two Unesco world heritage sites: Hoi An and My Son. In the morning, the local guide will introduce My Son in general and its group of Hindu temples in particular. Some mysteries here are not fully discovered by us today, especially building techniques. The builders are Cham people who owned a kingdom ruling the central coast of contemporary Vietnam until 19th century. Lunch is served with local food specialty – Mi quang noodle. Different from other tours to My Son and Hoi An, visitors go to the next attraction Hoi An ancient town by a river cruise. After landing, wander around historical streets of the town and sightsee iconic landmarks such as the Japanese covered bridge. Hoi An is known as the loveliest town in Vietnam. At night, it’s filled by thousands of lantern lights.

*This tour is exclusive for those who stay in Hoi An. An additional fee will charged if departing from Da Nang.

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


  • Visit one of the most important Hindu sanctuaries in Southeast Asia and learn about its history with a local guide. Besides ancient temples and intricate carvings, it’s possible to see bomb craters here also.
  • Witness stunning performances from Cham people who play traditional musical instruments and dance, just like what they do in festivals.
  • Enjoy sceneries and cool breezes during a boat trip downstream Thu Bon river, the largest waterway in the entire province.
  • Stroll around Hoi An ancient town, an exceptionally well-preserved traditional Asian trading port. It flourished from 15th to 19th centuries, and attracted merchants from different parts of the world. Many photo and shopping opportunities here.
  • Have a chance to taste a variety of local foods and street foods. 

What's Included

Departure & Return

Tour guide will be in the hotel reception at 8 a.m. Then, the driver rides to My Son Sanctuary and then boat station to reach Hoi An Old Town by a river cruise. In the end of the tour, he drops off travelers in the hotel. Visitors can decide to stay in the town and explore it in the evening by themselves.


Pick up
At 8 a.m in hotel reception in Hoi An.
My son sanctuary & CHam Show
After a quick ticket check, the My Son Museum is the first stop. From there, a short breezy ride on the buggy carries visitors further inside the sanctuary. The cement path under fully-shaded trees, leads to the most sacred area. Majestic ancient tower-temples dating from 4th to 13rd centuries then amaze viewers. Here, the tour guide explains deeper about the history and culture of the owners the Chams and fallen Champa kingdom. In the nearby stage, traditionalart performances can’t be missed.

See details in My Son Sanctuary Travel Guide
Have lunch with local food specialty Mi Quang noodle

1 hour recommended • Vegetarian menu available if requested
Thu bon river cruise
ruising along Thu Bon river to see peaceful scenery on the banks and enjoy cool breezes. Stop at Kim Bong carpentry village to see ship building and wood sculpture workshops. In the late afternoon, travelers have the chance to watch a brilliant sunset.

See details in Hoi An River Cruise
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
Hoi An at night (by yourself)
After the dark falls, Hoi An is filled by uncountable lantern lights and many activities are held. After walking sightseeing tour with local guide, visitors can request to stay here longer to explore, and then return to the hotel by themselves.
Back to hotel

Additional Info

  • This experience is run with 2 travelers maximum but private one is still available. Chat with us to get 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled by poor weather, an announcement in advance and full refund will be made.

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

Dress code is regulated in My Son Sanctuary and temples inside Hoi An Old Town but not strictly checked. Like any religious places across the country, travelers need to ensure that not too much skin are shown. Covering the airmpits, navel and knees is a must. There are no sarongs available there to use for free, so travelers need to buy in shops nearby if don’t cover enough.

In the dry season (from February to August), travelers should bring sun cream, sunglasses, lightweight and cool fabric clothings. In the rest of the year, known as the wet season, rain coats/umbrellas, waterproof shoes, and more layers are necessary to prepare once hitting the road. In addition, a nice pair of walking shoes is also important, because travelers will walk quite a long to explore both destinations.

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