My Son Day Trip From Hoi An including Marble Mountains and Basket Boat

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This day trip includes three highlights around Hoi An: My Son sanctuary, the Marble mountains and basket boat ride in the Coconut village. In the morning, My Son world heritage is the focus, known as a complex of over 70 buildings constructed from 4th to 13rd centuries. It’s dedicated to worship of Shiva – the God of destroying in Hinduism. After having lunch with local foods, Non Nuoc stone carving village and the Marble mountains are the next attractions. Rising suddenly from the plain, five marble mountains were formed from pieces of a broken dragon egg in Vietnamese legend. In its highest hill, the hikers love to see Buddhist temples, caves and lovely views from peaks. Before the day trip ends, visitors will sit in a basket boat to tour around palm forests and be amazed by the performance in which local fishermans spin the boat. The ride is unique.

*This tour departs from Da Nang or Hoi An

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


  • Visit the most important Hindu temples in Vietnam and learn a lot about local history, particularly Champa kingdom. Hidden away in dense jungles, it’s inscribed by Unesco as a world heritage site in 1999.
  • Watch live performances of dancing and playing traditional instruments of the Cham people.
  • Hike to see majestic caves and century-old Buddhist temples in the Marble mountains, the emblem of Da Nang city. Have many photo and shopping opportunities here.
  • Explore the only water palm forest in central Vietnam on a bamboo basket boat. During the Vietnam war, it was the hiding place of Vietcong communists. 

What's Included

Departure & Return

Tour guide will be in the hotel reception at 8 a.m or earlier upon the request. Then, the driver takes visitors to all attractions mentioned in the itinerary and a local restaurant to have lunch. Before say goodbye, the car can drop off in the hotel (Da Nang city center or Hoi An) or another place if requested. 


Pick up
At 8 a.m in hotel reception in Hoi An (earlier if requested).
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 a buffet lunch with many choices, including vegetable dishes and traditional foods.

1 hour recommended
The Marble Mountains & Sculpture Village
Around the top of Marble Mountains, the visitors will see Da Nang’s oldest Buddhist temples, grandest grottoes, holiest shrines to local people, pretty outlooks and heritage trees. A viewpoint where all mountains are in sight is included in the trekking. In the surrounding, 400-years-old Non Nuoc marble village is proud of its traditional sculpture carving. One of the largest statue galleries is recommended, providing many opportunities for photography. The Giant Lady Buddha was sculpted by artisans here.

See details in The Marble Mountains Travel Guide
Basket Boat Ride in Palm 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, make accessories 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. 

See details in Hoi An Basket Boat Ride and Hoi An Coconut Village
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.
  • This experience requires good weather. In case it’s canceled, an annoucement will be made in advance.

How to Book

Text in whatsapp +84968009827
A reply will be made within a few hours
Cancellation (if required)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Visitors should wear respectively because of many Buddhist temples and pagodas in the trip. In a half of the day (Golden Bridge area), it’s not too necessary when sarongs are available for free in religious spots to cover. In My Son Sanctuary, if don’t have any, visitors need to buy one in shops in the outside of the holy valley. Due to walking much, should get a good pair of shoes to wander around comfortably and explore stunning things. During sunny months, sun cream, sun glasses, hat or cap and in the wet season (often the end of the year), a rain poncho is a must.

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