SSG0057 – 3-day Discovering Hoi An from Ho Chi Minh city

A 3 day tour of beautiful Hoi An and its surrounds that’s jam-packed with historical, cultural, architectural and culinary delights! Starting with a comprehensive walking tour of the perfectly preserved ancient town of delightful Hoi An; moving on to a visit to the ancient Champa Kingdom of My Son, a UNESCO World Heritage Site nestled between lush valley and mountain, that was the spiritual and political capital of the Champa Kingdom from the 4th to 13th Century. Ending with a  journey through Hoi An’s culinary history; head out to beautiful countryside by motorbike or bicycle to experience some traditional local food favorites, including the most famous of Hoi An specialties; Cao Lau.

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Highlights:

  • Enter Hoi An’s historical houses dating as far back as the 15th Century, beautifully combining elements of Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese architecture
  • Visit the iconic  Japanese Bridge, the only tile-roof-covered bridge outside of Japan
  • Admire the grand ornamentation of ancient  Chinese Assembly Halls
  • Watch the art of  handicraft making at a local workshop
  • Wander around the lush valley of the  lost Champa Kingdom, dating back to the  3rd century
  • Explore the  Champa temples and learn about the fascinating history behind this sanctuary of Hinduism
  • Go off the beaten track;  ride through the Hoi An countryside, past verdant  rice-paddies to visit a very local village
  • Sample the traditional Hoi An specialty,  Cao Lau; an intoxicating pork noodle broth, as you learn about its secret ingredient
  • Learn how to make a local delicacy-  White Rose at a family home

Itinerary:

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City –  Da Nang –  Hoi An city tour

Transfer to airport to take a flight to Da Nang. Arrival, pick-up and transfer to Hoi An. Afternoon, exploring Hoi An on foot is one of the best ways to take in the city’s charm. While exploring the small yet beautiful town, tourists and frequent visitors alike find that it is a place of quiet and peace. The unique atmosphere here combines elements of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese culture. Some of the most remarkable views of the city are from the ancient houses. From here, visitors can catch a glimpse of a long gone past and more subdued and simple time.

The tour includes visits to  Hoi An Museum, many of the town’s renowned  Ancient Houses which boast remarkable architecture,  Assembly Halls of Chinese influence, a  handicraft workshop and of course the mustsee Japanese Covered Bridge. An optional stop is at the private home of  Diep Dong Nguyen (subject to availability) to view a stunning collection of pottery, seals and old Hoi An photographs.

Day 2: My Son Sanctuary 

A visit to  My Son Sanctuary is an experience that should not be missed while visiting the beautiful city of Hoi An. Enjoy a half-day trip to visit the capital and religious center of the former Champa Kingdom. Located in the heart of a beautiful valley and surrounded by high mountains ranges My Son was named a Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999.

Originally built with wood, they were completely destroyed by fire in the 6th century and restored in the 7th century by Sambhuvarman who rebuilt the temples with locally made bricks. Up to the 13th century, more than 70 similar temples were built, establishing My Son as a sanctuary of Hinduism in the Champa Kingdom. Free in the afternoon. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 3: Hoi An foodie tour –  Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City 

Discover Hoi An’s countryside and its  local foods by bicycle. We will start our tour with a ride through the countryside to a local village with a stop to enjoy a bowl of Cao Lau. Cao Lau is a traditional Hoi An specialty composed of local noodles, pork, fresh vegetables and rice paper. The noodles are made with local sticky rice soaked in the water that must be taken from Ba Le Well: the oldest well in Hoi An, believed to have the best water anywhere.

You will also be able learn to make special white rose cakes with a local family and have the opportunity to enjoy them. Before the end of the tour, we will go to  Cam Nam to enjoy the Ying and Yang food such as: Banh Dap, Che Bap. Check-out and transfer to Da Nang airport, returning to Ho Chi Minh City. Transfer back to hotel.

Depart: Upon request

Inclusions:

  • Transfer and transportation as per itinerary
  • Entrance fee
  • Meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch
  • Bottled drinking water
  • English speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request)
  • Twin shared accommodation (2 pax/room)
  • Travel insurance
  • Free for children 0-5 years old
  • 50% off for children 6-10 years old

Exclusions:

  • Air ticket
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as: shopping, telephone, beverage, etc.

Cancelation charge:

All cancelation from guest arise additional charges as follows:

  • Before 15:00 on the previous day of the departure day: 50% charged of the total tour cost.
  • After 15:00 on the previous day of the departure day/no-show: 100% charged of the total tour cost.
  • Customers cannot receive any types of compensation in the case of annulations is due to a force majeure.

Booking:

Booking should be made at least 24 hours before departure.

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Who we are

Hoi An Express Travel (HAE) is a Vietnam based travel company, run by a dedicated team of professional holiday planners, to provide you with high quality, high value holidays with an emphasis on personalized and attentive service.

History

The roots of our company began back in 2002 when Mr Huy Lam Nguyen founded the HCMC based JVC (Japanese Vietnam Company) together with a Japanese business partner with the aim of providing quality tours in Vietnam to Japanese tourists. Later that year the Japanese partner left to pursue a different path, so Mr Huy restructured the company, widening its services to be offered to all nationalities. The name Hoi An Express was chosen since Hoi An is Mr Huy’s home town and one of the most peaceful and beautiful towns in Vietnam. The express part of the company name reflects the core business objective of providing service that is not only high quality, but also prompt.

In 2002 Vietnam was very new to tourism and the vast majority of visitors to Vietnam travelled in pre-arranged, fixed-location group tours arranged prior to arrival. Hoi An Express wanted to offer more flexibility to visitors to Vietnam and thus became the first company to offer Daily Tours booked from Hotel Tour Desks in 2003.

Being pioneers in the concept of daily tours led us to be the Number 1 Tour company in Vietnam, with the highest amount of Tour Desks in Vietnam.

Present Day

We now have daily tours in HCMC, Hoi An, Hanoi and Da Nang and have expanded our services to include multi-day tours to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. We receive more than 1 million daily tour customers annually and over a 1000 multi-day guests per year.

What do we do

We are here to save you valuable time and provide you with invaluable expertise in all stages of your trip by providing you with a dedicated team of professional holiday planners who are adept at matching customers with their perfect tours.

Our high-end, high value travel services focus on the Southeast Asia regions that we know and love the most, namely the sub-regions of the Mekong; Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar.

The Asia region is our life; we live and breathe the culture, traditions and beliefs every moment of every day. We’re very proud of the greatness of our homeland and its neighbors, and it’s our absolute pleasure to show you everything we love about it.

Our Mission

Here at Hoi An Express Travel we know how time-consuming the planning stage of a holiday can be.

With so many things to plan it’s hard to find the time to even think about what attractions to visit, let alone research them.

Our mission is to provide you with the most comprehensive and complete planning and travel services so that you can have the adventure of a lifetime that is exciting, comfortable and worry-free.

Our Partners

Hotels:

We have worked hard to build strong partnerships with some of the most prestigious hotels nationwide (please see below). All of whom choose to recommend our travel services to their customers because of our impeccable service and professionalism.

HCMC

Movenpick Hotel, Lotte Legend Hotel, The Windsor Plaza Hotel, The Duxton Hotel, The Equatorial Hotel and Sherwood Hotel & Residence, Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon, PARKROYAL Saigon, Hotel Du Parc Saigon, Golden Central Hotel.

Hoi An

Sunrise Hoi An Resort, River Beach Resort & Residences.

Ha Noi

Flower Garden Hotel, Hotel Mercure Hanoi La Gare

Airlines:

We are the leading professional support services provider in Vietnam for many major airlines, including: Cathay Pacific, Jetstar, Thai Airways, China Airlines and United Airlines.

Additionally, we are proud to provide daily flight services for the crew of major airlines, including Emirates, Qatar, Etihad, Turkish Airlines and China Southern Air. We provide a special offer to crew members, 20% off all daily tours.

How to contact us

With our head office based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, as well as branches in major cities including Hoi An, Da Nang, Hanoi, Ha Long and Siem Reap, Hoi An Express is ready to meet all of your travel needs.

You can contact us anytime for any travel-related information by calling one of our dedicated 24/7 hotlines detailed below to speak to one of our friendly and experienced travel consultants:

Hoi An/Da Nang: +84-938 405 917

Ha Noi/ HCMC: +84-908 039 699

To get a true perspective on every aspect of Vietnam or South-East Asia, take a trip with us and experience for yourself the holiday of a lifetime.
We look forward to showing you the very best of South-East Asia.

Email
info@hoianexpress.com.vn

Phone Number
+ 84-908 039 699

Skype
hae.info
Address
Hoi an Express Ltd. 32 Tien Giang St,Tan Binh dist, HCMC, Viet Nam

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