Why Hoi An?
A charming port town with picturesque streets and waterways
As one of Southeast Asia’s former major ports, this charming town retains a sense of history in its pretty streets and narrow canals. Enjoy a walking tour of the town centre where you will visit the beautiful 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, former merchants’ houses and vibrant markets. Spend time relaxing on the stretches of white sand beaches that are close by. In the evenings many restaurants, lounge bars, and boutique shops can be visited with the stunning backdrop of the Bon River illuminated by traditional lanterns.
Hoi An Highlights
Here we have selected a few of the sights and experiences that you really should see on a visit to Beijing.
The Japanese Covered Bridge
This beautiful bridge is emblematic of Hoi An as the original bridge was constructed in the 1590s by the Japanese community to link it with the Chinese area. Over time, the additions and replacements have remained relatively faithful to the original Japanese design.
Tan Ky House
Built two centuries ago by an ethnically Vietnamese family, this house has been lovingly preserved through seven generations. Look out for signs of Japanese and Chinese influences on the architecture.
Hoi An Old Town
With more than 800 historic buildings preserved, as encouraged by UNESCO, the Old Town looks like it did centuries ago. Wander around the ancient streets and admire the protected buildings, and maybe visit one of the 18 that are open to the public.
Hire a Bicycle
The best way to explore Hoi An and the surrounding countryside is by bike. They are easy to hire and help you see and experience things that you wouldn't otherwise, such as water buffalo and farmers working in the rice paddies. You could also cycle out to one of the local beaches for a refreshing swim.
Spend a Day on the Beach
Hoi An’s beaches are split into distinct areas and share one coastline. Whether you fancy parasailing and jet-skiing, cocktails and a sun lounger, or to get away from the crowd, there is something for all tastes.
A selection of tours to Hoi An
Cambodia Group Tour Culture
19 day tour from £3,748
A 19-day tour visiting the sights and attractions of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam
Vietnam Group Tour Culture
Essential Vietnam and Cambodia
16 day tour from £3,298
Visit the UNESCO sites and vibrant cities of Vietnam and Cambodia
Vietnam Group Tour Culture
12 day tour from £2,498
A 12-day tour exploring the best of Classic Vietnam.
Vietnam Tailor Made City
12 day tour from £1,699
Explore Vietnam at your own pace, with transport and accommodation included
Vietnam Tailor Made Beach
14 day tour from £2,999
Combine tour and beach on the ideal Romantic Escape
Vietnam Tailor Made Family
Vietnam Family Tour
13 day tour from £2,395
The fascinating country of Vietnam has much to offer as a destination for families
Vietnam Tailor Made Sport
11 day tour from £2,399
The perfect itinerary for those who love yoga and meditation
Vietnam Tailor Made Culture
Luxury Vietnam and Cambodia
18 day tour from £4,565
Explore two unique countries, staying in luxury 5* accommodation
Thailand Tailor Made City
Vietnam and Thailand
17 day tour from £3,599
A fascinating 17-day itinerary of Vietnam and Thailand