South Central Coast Sightseeing cruises

Our most recommended South Central Coast Sightseeing cruises

Hoi An: My Son Sanctuary and Thu Bon River Cruise

1. Hoi An: My Son Sanctuary and Thu Bon River Cruise

One of the most stunning sights to see in Hoi An area is My Son, Viet Nam’s most important site of the ancient kingdom of Champa. Located in the heart of a beautiful valley and surrounded by high mountain ranges, My Son was named a Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999. This is graphically illustrated by the remains of a series of impressive tower-temples located in a dramatic site that was the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence

Hanoi: Ninh Binh Tour and Ha Long Bay Cruise 3-Day Trip

2. Hanoi: Ninh Binh Tour and Ha Long Bay Cruise 3-Day Trip

Experience the beauty of Ninh Binh and Ha Long Bay on a multi-stop 3-day trip from Hanoi. Ride a traditional bamboo boat, kayak to scenic caves, join a Vietnamese cooking class, and go squid fishing. Most meals, entry fees, and overnight accommodation are also included. Day 1: After morning pickup in a spacious and climate-controlled bus, relax on the scenic drive through the countryside on the way to the ancient capital of the Lê dynasty at Hoa Lu.  Get free time to climb to the Hang Mua Viewpoint to capture pictures before sitting down for lunch. Later, experience traditional travel with a bamboo boat ride. Explore one of the pristine karst caves in Tam Coc before checking in to the ecolodge. Swim in the lodge pool, try more local food, or rent a bike to explore the village during your stay (costs not included). Day 2: Hop on the shuttle bus in the morning and transfer from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay (no guide during the transfer). Pause for a 15-minute rest stop at the Hai Duong Province and arrive at the cruise ship in the early afternoon. Enjoy a welcome drink once you board the boat. Sample fresh, local seafood for lunch while cruising through Ha Long Bay. Admire views of Incense Burner Island, Fighting Cock Islet, and the Stone Dog rock formation. Soak up some sun onboard or go kayaking to marvel at sights like the Limestone Mountains, the Luon Grotto, and Titop Island. Join a sunset party onboard the ship and pick up some new skills with a Vietnamese cooking class. As day turns to night, indulge in a set-menu dinner of Vietnamese food. Afterward, join a squid fishing outing with the crew. Get hands-on while cooking fresh squid with the cruise chef. Continue the fun onboard with activities like card games or sing your heart out during karaoke. Sleep overnight in a cozy cabin. Day 3:  Wake early and admire the sunrise over the bay from the sundeck. Take in the morning views of Halong Bay with a cup of tea or coffee and a hearty breakfast. Transfer by boat to Surprise Cave, the biggest cave in Halong Bay. Dig into a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier. And then transfer back to your accommodation in Hanoi.At the end of the day

Hoi An Countryside full day: 23 Km Small Group Bicycle Tour

3. Hoi An Countryside full day: 23 Km Small Group Bicycle Tour

After departing Hoi An, cruise in a boat transfer for about 1 hour on the Thu Bon river. Arrive at a small village in the middle of the delta to begin your cycling tour. The tour goes for about 23 kilometers (15 miles) and includes plenty of stops with no traffic. Spend the morning cycling 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) across the countryside and rice fields. Cross from island to island with the bridges or a local boat, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. A short boat crossing brings you to a small island for lunch with a local family. In the afternoon, explore the local crafts and learn how the wooden river boats are made. Discover the secrets of weaving the colorful straw from traditional sleeping mats, and try the renowned local basket boats.

Hoi An Basket Boat Ride in the Water Coconut forest

4. Hoi An Basket Boat Ride in the Water Coconut forest

Be welcomed to the Dragon restaurant in Hoi An Take the bamboo basket boat , navigate the small canals of the mangrove forest and coconut palms with a local and join some interesting activities in the mangrove palm jungle: boat spinning and dancing, singing karaoke, try fishing nets, traditional folk song performance and fishing crabs along the river… End and say goodbye .

Hoi An: Farming and Fishing Tour with Bike and River Cruise

5. Hoi An: Farming and Fishing Tour with Bike and River Cruise

Following pick-up, begin leisurely cycling along country roads to explore local rural life with your tour guide. Witness the local farming and fishing communities and how they live in Hoi An. Discover a beautiful organic vegetable village, cultivate the soil with a local farmer, enjoy the company of water buffaloes in the rice paddy fields and see ducks swimming along the rice farm. Watch as rice farmers tend to their crops as you learn about the area and experience the friendliness of the local people. Board a boat for a river cruise to meet and engage with local fishermen, and enjoy an interactive experience of traditional net fishing. Have fun paddling the unique bamboo basket boat before enjoying a delicious seafood meal onboard.

My Son Sanctuary by bus small group

6. My Son Sanctuary by bus small group

One of the most stunning sights to see in Hoi An area is My Son, Viet Nam’s most important site of the ancient kingdom of Champa. Located in the heart of a beautiful valley and surrounded by high mountain ranges, My Son was named a Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999. You will get to explore the remains of a series of impressive tower-temples located in a dramatic site that was once the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence. You will also enjoy a lunch of a local delicacy, quang noodle. Tour detail from Hoi an: - 7.30 AM - 8.00 AM: hotel pick up and transfer to My Son - 9.00 AM: Explore My Son - Watch ChamPa dance show - 11.30 AM: Enjoy Quang Noodle - 1.00 PM- 1.30 PM: Tour ends. Drop off at Hotel

From Hoi An: Thu Bon River Boat Tour with Lantern Making

7. From Hoi An: Thu Bon River Boat Tour with Lantern Making

We will take a 30-minute boat ride to the Kim Bong Carpentry Village. This is a traditional craft village in Hoi An and formed in the 15th century by the Northerners: Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh. Visit and learn about the shipbuilding area where wooden fishing vessels are built using traditional techniques. You will also have a stop at the carpentry workshop where carpenters create handcrafted furniture and sculptures. Continue taking another boat ride to Thanh Ha Pottery Village where you will observe how the villagers making pottery products such as vases, pots and kettles. Thanh Ha Pottery Village has over 500 years of history from the establishing period up to now. We then visit Thanh Ha Terra Cotta Park Museum, where masterpiece series includes works of art of human architecture & sculpture are clearly and vividly re-appeared, such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italy), Taj Mahal (India), Sydney Opera House (Australia), the White House (USA), Pyramid (Egypt), Notre Dame (France)… made entirely of clay, made by the artisans in village. Finish the tour by visiting the home of a local lantern craftsman to learn the traditional art of lantern making. Lantern making in Hoi An is recognized as one of nine traditional craft villages in Vietnam.

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Ling, our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and had good sense of humour. As it was rainy season, the site was muddy and very slippery. Watch your steps if you are visiting during rainy season and bring a raincoat (if not, there is a shop that sells it at usd1 at the entrance)

The guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastically explained the the history of the Country, Hoian and Myson sanctuary from the beginning to finish. Also the driver was very helpful and kind. The lunch was not special, but it was ok for the trip price.

This was well worth the experience. Tin was an amazing tour guide with a lot of information about Vietnam and its history. I would most definitely recommend this to my friends and family.

Our guide (Quyen) was amazing, funny and experienced. The food was delicious and pickup was on time. Were all brought back to the hotel.

Great guide and interesting visit to the temple. Also interesting Apsara dance and lovely lunch!