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Hoi An: Boat Trip to the Cham Islands with Snorkeling

1. Hoi An: Boat Trip to the Cham Islands with Snorkeling

After being collected from your accommodation at 8:00AM, you will depart for the Cham Islands (locally known as Cu Lao Cham), which feature some of the most beautiful seascapes and landscapes in the area. This island complex has only 3,000 inhabitants and most of them make a living from fishing. You can take a trip of only 25 minutes by speedboat from Hoi An Town (Cua Dai Quay) for this amazing beach and nature excursion. Snorkel or dive to experience the beautiful coral reefs, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch on the island or walk along the eco-tour trail. The island is rich in aquatic resources, with 165 hectares of coral and 500 hectares of seaweed. The waters around Cu Lao Cham are home to 135 species of coral, 4 species of tiger shrimp and 84 species of mollusk, many of which are listed in the World’s Red Book of endangered species. There are many other interesting attractions for visitors, including fresh seafood, traditional crafts, swimming and sightseeing. Recently, important archaeological remains were found and these are now exhibited in a small museum near the main jetty.   The cluster of islands that make up Cham island are also a Marine Protected Area (MPA) due to numerous important marine inhabitants, particularly beaches and coral reefs, and rich biodiversity. The Marine Protected Area includes eight islands; the largest island being Hon Lao, featuring magnificent beaches and forests. You can also experience the township of Bai Lang, a small harbor, a Traditional Fishing Village (Bai Lang), temples, shrines and a pagoda. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your accommodation at 3:00PM.

From Nha Trang: Full-day Island Tour

2. From Nha Trang: Full-day Island Tour

After being picked up from your hotel, you'll travel by boat to Tri Nguyen Aquarium, which is located on Hon Mieu Island. The aquarium features an abundance of fascinating marine life including coral, sea turtles, seahorses, stingrays, and lobsters. Next on the agenda is a trip to Hon Mun Island, characterized by picturesque natural scenery and clear turquoise waters all year round. Hon Mun is famous for being the first protected marine area in Vietnam and is home to the most diverse collection of coral in Vietnam (around 1500 species). After Mun Island, continue on to the beautiful Mot Island, known for its lovely beach in particular. It's the perfect place to stop for lunch. Feast on excellent dishes, with the option of treating yourself to a cocktail from the floating bar. The last stop of the day will be Tranh mini-beach where you can relax or try some beach activities including parasailing, jet-skiing, banana boating (at your own expense). After the island tour concludes, you'll head back to your hotel.

Cham Islands: Day-Tour with Snorkeling from Da Nang

3. Cham Islands: Day-Tour with Snorkeling from Da Nang

After being collected from your accommodation in Da Nang, you will travel to Hoi An by shuttle bus before taking a speedboat to Cham Island. It is the perfect spot for a day-trip, complete with snorkeling or diving over beautiful coral reefs. A delicious seafood lunch will be provided on the island, and you will also be able to walk along an "eco-tour" trail. It is highly recommended to stay overnight on the island, speedboat you with more time to explore and enjoy the stunning experience of sunset and sunrise. You will even be able to go fishing at night and experience a barbecue on the island. There are many other interesting attractions for visitors, including fresh seafood, traditional crafts, swimming and sightseeing. Recently, important archaeological remains were found and these are now exhibited in a small museum near the main jetty. The island is rich in aquatic resources, with 165 hectares of coral and 500 hectares of seaweed. The waters around Cu Lao Cham are home to 135 species of coral, 4 species of tiger shrimp and 84 species of mollusk, many of which are listed in the World’s Red Book of Endangered Species. The cluster of islands that make up Cham Island are also a Marine Protected Area (MPA) due to numerous important marine inhabitants, particularly beaches and coral reefs. The Marine Protected Area includes eight islands; the largest island Hon Lao which features magnificent beaches and forests, the township of Bai Lang which is a small harbor, a traditional fishing village (Bai Lang), temples, shrines and a pagoda. It is recognized as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. Your tour will conclude at 3:00 PM at which point you will be transported back to Da Nang.

From Hoi An/Da Nang: Discover Cham island & Snorkeling

4. From Hoi An/Da Nang: Discover Cham island & Snorkeling

You will start your day at Cua Dai Beach, at which point you will embark by speedboat to Cham Island. After a 20-minutes speed boat ride, you will arrive at Cu Lao Cham, a large island area consisting of several small islands about 25 nautical miles off the coast. Cham Island is the historical and cultural vestige attached to the formation and development of the Hoi An commercial port town. This is a tourist site which boasts a cool climate all year round. The island has a plethora of beautiful coral reefs and stunning scenery, along with about 3,000 residents living at both the Lang and Huong beaches. The living reef around Cham Island offers some of the best opportunities in Asia to see exotic fish in their natural habitat. You will spend a half-day at Bai Lang Beach where you will visit many interesting places such as Au Thuyen, which is a shelter for boats in bad weather, and the ancient Hai Tang Pagoda. You will have plenty of free time to snorkel, which will provide you with beautiful coral-viewing opportunities. You will then return back to the restaurant for a fresh local seafood lunch, with more free time to sunbath and swim at one of the nicest beaches in Vietnam.

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What people are saying about South Central Coast

Enchanting island ! Not to be missed!

Speedy boat to Chàm Island and met with beautiful scenery and even more beautiful Islanders! Had a fantastic lunch with other groups and had so much fun !! Bought lovely necklaces and bracelets from local people at a very reasonable price! Next time I’m on Chàm islands I will stay for a few days ! Simply beautiful place !!

We enjoyed our day very much. The morning wasn't arranged very well, but as soon as we were on the island it was fantastic. There were also monkies - it was fun to look at them

The island is quite maintained, you have enough free time on the beach. He guides well, although on the ship I hurt my hand and didn't bother asking too much.

Great trip, you could have saved yourself the snorkeling at this point but it was still great to jump into the water and swim :)

I loved snorkeling and beaches. The visit to the town seemed more filling because there was nothing to attract attention.