Things to Do
Ba Na Hills
The mountain-top resort of Ba Na Hills is Vietnam’s Disneyland – its replica medieval French village, giant Buddha and amusement park are highlights.
Hoi An 360 Photo Tour and Workshop
Take some amazing photos in beautiful Hoi An with award-winning photographer Alden Anderson on his Hoi An 360 Sunrise Photography Tour and Workshop.
Cham Islands is an unspoiled, marine-protected idyllic enclave that boasts beautiful golden sands, luscious azure waters, and a centuries’ old way-of-life.
Tan Thanh Beach
Tan Thanh Beach isn’t as famous as An Bang and Cua Dai. But being a little off-the-radar makes it one of the most relaxing beaches on Hoi An’s coastline.
Hidden Beach in Hoi An is a delicious stretch of golden sand, relatively uncrowded compared to its more famous neighbours.
The Hai Van Pass by Motorbike
Ready for an adventure of a lifetime during your trip to Hoi An? Driving the Hai Van Pass should definitely be on your itinerary. Read our guide here.
Cua Dai Beach
Despite recent erosion Cua Dai Beach has plenty to offer re restaurants and spas. Beautiful sandy beaches await in sheltered coves to the south as well.
Danang For Kids
Once you’ve exhausted your things to do for kids in Hoi An, jump in a car because just 30 or so minutes up the road you’ll find plenty more to do in Danang for kids. From theme parks on top of mountains and massive waterparks to indoor play centers, ice-skating rinks, cinemas and interactive art, Danang for kids will really keep your little troops entertained.
Kid Friendly Restaurants in Hoi An
Kid Friendly Restaurants in Hoi An is a families ultimate guide to all the best places to eat in Hoi An with kids. From playground cafes to vegan restaurants, it’s all here.
An Bang Beach
Voted among the top 100 beaches in the world (CNN), An Bang Beach boats great bar/restaurants, water sports, beach loungers for all and live music.
Hoi An Beach Guide
Hoi An Beaches. No matter how toasty the weather might get, you’re only a short distance from a beach. But which beach is best?
Hoi An with Kids
If you’re in Hoi An with kids and wondering what’s available, how you’re going to keep the horrors occupied and whether Hoi An was the best choice for your family holidays – well rejoice. This this little town with its magical lanterns is one of the best places to be in Vietnam with kids.
Lantern Making Hoi An, Pho Hoi
Looking for a lantern making Hoi An workshop that’s great value and fun for all ages? Then do the family run, Pho Hoi Lantern Workshop Hoi An, and take home your very own custom-made, Hoi An lantern keepsake.
Festivals in Vietnam
If experiencing local Vietnamese life, traditions, and culture is what you’re after, check out this guide to Vietnamese festivals and public holidays in Hoi An and beyond.
Top 10 Things to do in Hoi An
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN HOI AN can be very helpful to get a quick fix. Top 10 Hoi An Attractions, Top 10 Hoi An Tours and Hoi An Now’s overall Top 10.
Top 10 Things to do in Hoi An – Hoi An Now Favorites
Top 10 Things to Do in Hoi An – Hoi An Now Favorites describes the personal choices of the Hoi An Now team about best attractions and activities in Hoi An
Sea Trek Vietnam: Walking Underwater Tour
Sea Trek Vietnam, the underwater experience of a lifetime near Cham Island. Walk on the ocean floor (yes, really), while hand-feeding fish by the hundreds.
Hoi An Memories Show Review
Like a gateway to another world, Hoi An Memories Show is an unforgettable experience for all ages. Find everything you need to know about the show here!
Thanh Ha Pottery Village
Want to do something cultural, educational and creative that all the family will enjoy? Check out our guide to Thanh Ha Terracotta Park and Pottery Village.
Art in Paradise Danang
Ever wanted to come face to face with King Kong or fairies? Then head straight to Art in Paradise Danang 3D Museum – but don’t forget your camera!
Vinpearl Land Hoi An
Vinpearl Land Nam Hoi An has brought Disneyland to Hoi An. There’s waterworlds, river safaris, amazing fun fair rides and more – this is not to be missed!
Hoi An Attractions
Comprehensive guide to the best Hoi An Attractions – culture, art, theater, food, Old Town, beaches, spas, theme parks, kid’s activities and much more.
Hoi An Tours
The serene Nipa Palms, bicycle and motorbike tours, fod safaris, Cham Island, Marble Mountain, My Son, DIY, off-road – we’ve got the best Hoi An tours!
Best Hoi An Art Galleries
Want to know the best Hoi An art galleries in town? Take a look at our guide. Compiled by Hoi An artist, Bridget March, you’ll find them all here.
Hoi An Photo Tours and Workshops
Whether you are a beginner keen to learn how to use your camera, an advanced photographer looking to improve your composition skills, or a semi-professional looking for the best locations around Hoi An, Hoi An Photo Tours and Workshops has you covered.
Chinese Assembly Halls in Hoi An’s Ancient Town
Hoi An’s Chinese Assembly Halls are the most significant historical sites in Hoi An’s Ancient Town. The Fujian and Cantonese Halls are the standouts.
Hoi An Photo Tours and Workshops Booking Form
Fill in the Booking Form for Hoi An Photo Tours and Workshops
Hoi An Memories Show Preview and Impression Theme Park
Hoi An Memories Show, an open-air theatrical extravaganza involving a cast of 500 in an arena that can seat 3000, is the centerpiece of Hoi An Impression Theme Park. It’s comfortably the largest and most ambitious show anywhere in Vietnam and an enthralling experience that brings one closer to Vietnam’s unique spirit and time-honoured traditions. Both a must-see cultural spectacle and a mind-blowing entertainment.
Top 10 Things to do in Hoi An – Tours
What are the top ten things to do in Hoi An? Who has the best tours? The local food, people and countryside – how can you make the most of it in the short time you have.
Top 10 Things to do in Hoi An – Attractions
What are the top ten things to do in Hoi An? When the full moon has passed and the shopping and the Old Town sites have been done, what else does Hoi An have to offer? Don’t be fooled by the small-town charm, there are plenty of Hoi An attractions to keep visitors busy.
Hoi An 360 Photo Tours and Workshops
Hoi An 360 Photo Tours and Workshops’ are hosted by Emmy-award-winning Alden Anderson Tailored closely to your skill level – all cameras OK – even phones
Exploring The Mid – Autumn Festival in Vietnam
For the first time in months there is a chill in the air. The unpredictable rains of September keep the people of Hoi An in tune with nature, sensitive to the changing seasons. The recently harvested rice fields are still smoldering in the distance, the smoky haze floating in over the street like an apparition.
Hoi An Food Safari
Hoi An Food Safari introduces you to 10 different types of street food, drinks, and dessert at street food stalls and restaurants in Hoi An.
The Hungry Ghosts Festival and the 7th Lunar Month
At the beginning of the 7th lunar month I lost my ATM card and my office manager said, “that’s normal’. She quickly added: ‘you’ll be lucky if that’s all that happens to you.’ She herself had just had her helmet stolen and was resigned to it. ‘I need to be much more careful this month – the hungry ghosts, the forlorn ones with no family, the sinners are all around,’ she added as she pulled a visitor’s bike inside the gate for safe-keeping and checked the lock on the side door.
Theater Shows By Lune Production – Preview
Lune Production has created an amphitheater in Hoi An to stage Vietnamese shows, inspired by Cirque du Soleil. Don’t miss out during your stay in Hoi An!
Hoi An Sidecar Tours
It’s difficult to think of a better introduction for newcomers to this fascinating town than Hoi An Sidecar Tours: Hoi An Highlights. In just over an hour this tour provides intriguing snapshots of local sights and sounds. Riding in a retro-soviet-style Ural sidecar is a nifty bonus where you can just relax and soak it all in or, with both hands free, record your journey photographically or on video.
Sabirama’s Cooking Class
Sabirama’s Cooking Class is a terrific blend of relaxation, cultural interest, rolling up your sleeves in the kitchen, & enjoying the delicious spoils of your labors.
Etienne Bossot Hoi An Photo Tour and Workshop
Etienne Bossot Sunset Photo Tour teaches you everything you need to take excellent photos – it is an experience that must be considered cheap at any price
Red Bridge Evening Cooking Class
As somewhat of a foodie and a cooking enthusiast, I was a little wary of signing up for a cooking class in Hoi An. I mean, there are just so many on offer – and I wanted to choose one that would allow me to actually cook instead of just sitting there like a spare turnip.
Red Bridge Cooking School
Red Bridge Cooking School is not just a cooking class, it’s an ‘experience’ that includes a visit to markets and herb gardens followed by a trip down the river to the cooking school restaurant which enjoys one of the most glorious settings Hoi An has to offer.
Ly Son Vietnam
At noon, the sun bears down on the narrow, largely deserted, streets of Thôn Tây – the harbor village of An Vĩnh commune on Ly Son’s big island. Prudently, most locals are taking a mid-day nap.
Guide to Cooking Classes in Hoi An
Google cooking classes in Hoi An and you’ll drown in choice. Click for a short list of the most entertaining and reliable options in this expanding genre.
My Son Vietnam
How have the buildings at this Hindu sanctuary lasted for millenia when they were put together without mortar? Explore this & many more mysteries at My Son.
Paradise Cave in Vietnam
It could be a scene straight out of a Jules Verne novel. Gigantic stalactites, lit up in fantastical green and bluish hues, mushroom out from a slippery, dripping canopy. The natural detail of each limestone formation is extraordinarily surreal; similar to a 3D sci-fi flick, causing you to think for a moment you’re on the set of ‘Forbidden Planet’ or are, in fact, journeying to the center of the earth.
Thai Phien Street in Hoi An
Think you are finished with the ancient town? Head away and a short walk of just a couple of blocks brings you to Thai Phien. This is a real picture, not of ancient but of traditional Hoi An. The block between Nguyen Truong To and Tran Cao Van is the most fascinating. Thai Phien is on the maps and you can’t miss it because the Nguyen Truong To intersection has the Travelodge on one corner and a large church is on the other.
Grasshopper Adventures Food Tour: A Culinary Tour Of Hoi An By Bike
Review of Grasshopper Adventures’ 1/2 day Food on a Bike Tour in Hoi An. This tour runs daily from 4-9pm and experiences many local dishes around town.
Awesome Monkey Mountain: Da Nang’s Untamed Backyard
Da Nang’s Monkey Mountain offers amazing views, Vietnam’s tallest Buddhist statue, monkeys and a fascinating history. Read our review here.
Wet, Wet, Wet: Hoi An’s Rainy Season
So there you are, stranded under some old town shop front awning, wondering whether the downpour is ever going to cease. It’s Hoi An’s Rainy Season. Every minute a smiling peddler (where do they keep coming from?) approaches you with the aim of selling a ‘raincoat’ – a thin plastic poncho that bears the semblance of a life size condom.
Full Moon Lantern Festival
The Lantern Festival occurs each full moon. Many tourists flock to Hoi An to experience its magic and have an evening of celebration.
Water Puppet Show Hoi An $
Set under the stars, Hoi An’s Water Puppet Show presents a series of fables on Vietnamese village life through colorfully hand carved puppets.
Heaven and Earth Bicycle Tours
The Heaven and Earth Countryside Bicycle Tour, the brainchild of M. Pascal, provides an off-the-beaten-track experience where you’ll likely meet rice wine makers, pig farmers, craftsmen from Kim Bong’s boatyards and war veterans along the way.
An Bang Beach: The Scenic Route By Bike
Cycling to An Bang Beach. Grab your bike and pack your trunks because we’re off to An Bang with a detour to wonderful Tra Que.
Cam Kim Cycle Tour
Sometimes in a town like Hoi An it can feel as if everyone you meet is selling a tour to somewhere. It can be hard to separate the wood from the trees and actually make a decision.
Escape IQ – Not For The Faint-Hearted!
The Hoi An Now team were put to the test and scared witless at Hoi An’s only escape room, Escape IQ. There won’t be any tips or spoilers because it would be a shame to ruin the fun!
Sunrise With Sup Monkey
Sunrise with SUP Monkey is a serene but physically engaging way to see the sunrise and explore the coastline along An Bang Beach and the Cham Islands.
Alternative Hoi An Cycle Tour
Get off the beaten track with our self-guided Alternative Hoi An Cycle Tour, head out toward the beach and follow the Abandoned Development Loop.
Hoi An Kayak Tours
Explore the primeval Coconut (Nipa) Palms by kayak. Hoi An Kayak Tours delivers an unforgettable experience through the mangroves and on the open river.
Exploring Cam Kim Island
Explore Cam Kim Island. If you have the time, then you could easily spend a day losing yourself in this bucolic setting. Find all you need to know here!
Timing Mask Workshop Hoi An $ – $$
Looking for a great activity suitable for kids & adults in Hoi An that will also result in a wonderful mask souvenir? Then visit the Timing Masks Workshop!
(1) as much fun for the kids as it is for you
(2) not only creative but educational
(3) results in a rather splendid Hoi An souvenir …
Escape to The Mystical Coconut Palms
To explore the peaceful escape of the Hoi An’s Coconut Palms (Nipa Palms) you first need to make your way through the quiet, scattered hamlets of Cam Thanh Island.
Grasshopper Adventures: Off The Beaten Track By Bicycle
True to its name, biking with Grasshopper Adventures is a genuine adventure. My only regret was that I hadn’t opted to go on all their tours in Hoi An.
Tam Thanh Mural Village: ‘Art for A Better Community’
Tam Thanh explodes into pinks & blues, yellows & violets. The main street is a kaleidoscope of painted walls – don’t miss out on visiting this magical land!
For those wishing to take home a piece of Hoi An’s lanterned charm, the Night Market on An Hoi Islet (across the river from Hoi An Old Town) provides a large array of inexpensive souvenirs and snacks from which to choose.
Theater Shows By Lune Production – Teh Dar
Teh Dar by Lune Production is memerizing and enchanting in turns. Oscillating between frenzied action and calmer, poignant moments, it symbolically imagines life as lived by the ethnic minorities in the mountainous regions of Vietnam.
Sitting on the outskirts of the Coconut Palm Village, the Taboo Bamboo Making Workshop is an incredible opportunity to make something special in bamboo.
Tra Que Waterwheel Cooking Class
Tra Que Waterwheel Organic Farm Cooking Class in Hoi An promised so much and spectacularly delivered on its promise of being much more than a cooking class.
Hoi An Old Town Map and Top 10s
Hoi An Old Town Map and Top 10s – Hoi An Now
PHOTO VOYAGER (FORMERLY HOI AN PHOTO WALKS)
After a couple hours with Photo Voyager, even beginners will have learned to use their cameras effectively, and how to approach people for portrait shots.
Hoi An Free Tours
Staffed by energetic student volunteers, Hoi An Free Tours packs a lot into a short time. It’s sometimes a bit rough around the edges but the price is unbeatable.
Helio Center $$
If you’ve got kids and half a day to spare, Da Nang’s Helio Center is definitely worth a visit.
The Marble Mountains’ religious significance and amazing views make it one of Hoi An’s most famous and popular destinations.
Play Zone For Kids $
Got young, restless children who need to work off some of that boundless energy?
Vinpearl Ice Skating Rink $ – $$
When the heat’s overwhelming and the kids’ energy levels have gone through the Richter scale, it’s time for Da Nang’s Vinpearl Land Ice-Skating Rink!
Vy’s Market Restaurant And Cooking School $$
Everything, Vietnamese food-wise, is available at Ms Vy’s Market Restaurant and Cooking School. Choose from a wide selection of authentic and modern food.
Street Food Guide: Hoi An Food Safari
Hoi An Food Safari runs an exceptional, personalized food tour in Hoi An with a particular emphasis on street food.
Cinnamon Cruises Hoi An
Take in the bustling activity on Hoi An’s busy Thu Bon River with Cinnamon Cruises and have a great dinner as well. Top romantic setting for couples.
Hoi An Cycling
Bicycling in Hoi An: for amateur cyclists, Hoi An is particularly blessed! It’s flat as a tack, small, and far less traffic-scary than many other cities.
Phong Nha – Sublime Scenery off the Beaten Path
Before the summer heat becomes insufferable spring is the best time to dig out your hiking boots and get into an explorer’s mode. And one of Central Vietnam’s most captivating World Heritage Area’s – Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park – remains the ideal location.