With tourism fully reopened, visitors can experience Hoi An, once again, in several different ways: motorbike and bicycle tours; walking tours and food exploration tours.
Here’s a selection from Tripadvisor readers.
Hue to Hoi An with Lefamily Riders tours
Organized by Danang Motorbike Tour, the motorbike tour, which departs from former imperial capital Hue, allows visitors to explore some of the town’s popular tourist attractions such as Elephant Spring and Lang Co Beach before conquering Hai Van mountain pass to reach Da Nang City.
In Da Nang, tourists visit the Marble Mountains with its network of caves, tunnels, towers and pagodas built by Mahayana Buddhists and the Nguyen Dynasty Kings before continuing the journey to Hoi An.
In Hoi An, soak in the vibes of an ancient town that has preserved a lot of its original characteristics.
Tourists will be picked up from any hotel in Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An and will return to the starting point at the end of the tour.
The tour cost of $45 per person covers bottled water, private transportation, all fees and taxes.
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Hidden gems in Hoi An walking tour
Run by Angiee Adventures, this tour guides visitors to local family businesses that produce and sell signature products in Hoi An. Among other things they can learn how Vietnamese produce organic bean sprouts and Cao Lau noodles; as also how Japanese, Chinese and Westerners have impacted life in Hoi An and its cuisine while enjoying dishes from Vietnamese, Chinese and French cuisines.
The tour, which takes around three to four hours, costs around $40 per person.
Easy ride from Hue to Hoi An
This is an eight-hour journey starting in Hue and moving to the ancient town of Hoi An on motorbikes.
Along the journey are stops at fishing villages, waterfalls, beaches and other attractions.
One can opt for a professional driver to sit back and take in the views, or go for the adrenaline rush and ride on your own.
One of the highlights of the tour is the stop at the Marble Mountains in Da Nang where the visitors go on a trekking discovery of hidden caves that have become temples to Buddhist male and female deities.
Operated by the Hue Touring company, this tour costs $48.72 per adult.
Bike tour of the Hoi An countryside
Organized by Heaven and Earth Bicycle Tours based in Hoi An, this five-hour tour, which costs from around $20 per person, takes visitors to traditional craft villages that weave sedge into various products and also a village that makes boats. These villages are accessed while pedaling around Duy Vinh Island, about five kilometers from downtown Hoi An.
Tourists will be picked up at hotels inside the ancient town and taken for a cruise down the pretty Thu Bon River. On reaching the Duy Vinh Island, they can cycle leisurely through tranquil villages and rice fields.
In the craft villages, watching the art of weaving colorful sedge mats that Vietnamese people have used to sleep on for many years.