HOI AN PRIVATE TOUR
Hoi An has a charming Old Town dating mainly from the 15th - 19th centuries, and it possessed the largest harbour in S.E. Asia back in the 1st century. It is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and offers our visitors outstanding sightseeing opportunities plus great shopping, culture and food!
Hoi An can absorb your day with ease, so my Private Tour is a full 10 hours long with two morning-options. My tour starts at your Hoi An or Da Nang hotel and we make frequent comfort breaks to freshen-up.
Our guide Lam was extremely knowledgeable, courteous and one of the best tour guides I and Liz have encountered in our many travels. It was a private tour and we saw and did everything on our itinerary
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+ Morning Option One crosses the Thu Bon river to Cam Kim island where you will experience the AUTHENTIC Viet Nam: visiting Kim Bong Carpentry Village, wooden boat builders, and local homes where families still make rice paper, noodles and woven mats by traditional methods - you WILL be invited to try your hand! In this part of our tour, you will be welcomed as friends by locals who speak little or no English and lead a lifestyle little changed over the years. Lunch is taken in Hoi An to suit you*
+ For Morning Option Two we make the short journey to Cam Thanh Eco-Village where you experience a ride on the famous round-basket boats of Vietnam and try your hand at catching river crab before visiting a fisherman's house for morning refreshment - lookout for an incredible boat display by local boatmen. Saying goodbye to the ECO Village we make a short drive to Tra Que Herb & Vegetable village to see and help local farmers working their smallholdings and maybe take a slow but sure ride on the BMW of Vietnam - the farmer's buffalo! We take lunch from a great value set menu at the village restaurant or in Hoi An on our return - your choice*
Both tour options now return to Hoi An for our afternoon walking tour. We visit much of the Old Town, including Quan Cong & Phuc Kien temples, the house of Tan Ky where seven generations of the same family have lived, Phung Hung house of 1780 and not forgetting our famous Japanese Bridge built 1719 and a pretty Vietnamese tea room. Hoi An is a shopping paradise including the town's famous tailor and shoe shops, we always help you negotiate the best deal!
We finish your tour with an evening stroll around the lantern area and night market – Hoi An's lantern area is not to be missed. You are free to enjoy an early evening dinner under the kaleidoscope of lights and lanterns before we return you safely to your hotel for 20.00, we give great restaurant recommendations!
*There is a lovely Vietnamese baguette shop in Hoi An made famous by Anthony Bourdain. We recommend you check-out this place and try Vietnam's favourite “Banh My”.
- a full 10 hour private guided tour in English
- a modern air-conditioned vehicle with driver
- all entry fees
- cold & sealed bottled water & moist towelettes in vehicle
- boat/ferry fares & bicycle hire
- donations to rural families visited
- meals & drinks etc taken during the tour (bottled water is free of charge)
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