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Best Day Trips from Hoi An

By Viator, June 2015

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The charming port town of Hoi An is a favorite stop for many a visitor to Vietnam, and while most travelers stay in town, there are a few opportunities for excursions outside of town. If you’re ready to explore further afield, here are three of the best day trips from Hoi An.

My Son

Located 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Hoi An are the Cham ruins of My Son. The Hindu people known as the Cham occupied the coast on what is now Vietnam from the fourth to the thirteenth centuries, and the crumbling remains of their empire, set within an elevated basin of central Vietnam, are one of their most important architectural legacies. While it’s possible to take a bus to My Son from Hoi An and tour the complex on your own, you’ll find the experience more rewarding if you go with a guide who can offer a little history and cultural perspective on the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Cham Island

After you’ve seen the ancient Cham ruins of My Son, spend a day on Cham Island, home to an ethnically Cham population. While the villages are interesting, the main draw on Cham Island is the diving and snorkeling off the coast of the remote islands in the area. Visibility tends to be at its best from late June through the end of August.

China Beach


Popularized by the TV drama by the same name in the late 1980s, China Beach is one long stretch of golden sandy coast near Danang. It’s certainly not Vietnam’s most attractive beach, but it’s still beautiful and a great place to spend the day relaxing in the sun and sand.

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Small-Group My Son Sanctuary Tour from Hoi An

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Location: Hoi An, Vietnam
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $38.00

Hoi An Culinary Tour and Cooking Class with River Cruise

Location: Hoi An, Vietnam
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $56.25

My Son Sanctuary and Hoi An Ancient Town Small-Group Tour

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 8 hours

From USD $51.00

Hoi An Fishing Experience on the Cua Dai River

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Location: Hoi An, Vietnam
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $68.75

Half-Day Marble Mountain Tour from Hoi An

Location: tp. Hội An, Vietnam
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $38.00

Private Tour: My Son Day Trip from Hoi An

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Location: Hoi An, Vietnam
Duration: 5 hours

From USD $33.99

Cham Island Biosphere Reserve Day Trip by Speed Boat

Location: Hoi An, Vietnam
Duration: 8 hours

From USD $89.00

Half -Day Tra Que Herbal Village Tour from Hoi An

Location: tp. Hội An, Vietnam
Duration: 6 hours

From USD $38.00

My Son Holyland Tour Including Boat Trip from Hoi An

Location: tp. Hội An, Vietnam
Duration: 1 day

From USD $53.00

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