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This day tour covers My Son Sanctuary – a world heritage and the highlights in Hoi An’s countryside. In the holy land, visitors will visit a complex of 70 Hindu temples and ruins that date back from 4th century. All are built in a hidden and scenic stream valley surrounded by a ring of wooded hills. Many scientists believe that the place is used as a hiding place for Champa kings when conflicts occur. Building techniques of the brick towers here are not fully discovered. After having lunch in a local house, visitors will explore an almost-pristine coconut palm forest by a basket boat propelled by local fishermans. In later time, they also learn about how to catch fish, ride the buffalo like a local and learn about farming techniques in a famous vegetable village.

*Tour departs from Da Nang or Hoi An

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


  • Learn about the history and culture of an ancient kingdom that no longer exists – the Champa. My Son is the best remains of this Hindu-followed state.
  • Basket boat ride through an interlaced network of small canals inside the former hiding place of Vietcong communists during the Vietnam war. It’s also unique.
  • Local experiences in the countryside that allow to understand better Vietnamese rural culture and lifestyle, such as growing and watering vegetables by a shoulder pole, buffalo riding, and folk singing.
  • Suitable for those who like to explore other sides of Vietnam (Hinduism, fallen kingdom, countryside culture) and families with little ones.

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 My Son Sanctuary, 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. (ealier if requested)
My Son Sanctuary World Heritage
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 a Vietnamese foods in local house.

1 hour recommended • Vegetarian menu available 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. 

See details in Hoi An Basket Boat Ride and Hoi An Coconut Village
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.

See details in Tra Que Vegetable 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.

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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