Do not think that Hoi An is as tiny as the palms of the hands and there’s nothing to play, to eat or explore. Let’s enjoy a good experience in Hoi An with a pleasant 3-day and 2-night schedule as we suggest below.
Arriving in Da Nang Airport, transfer to Hoi An by your hotel's free shuttle bus. After getting a room to rest a little bit, you can take a visit and swim in Cua Dai beach. After many years of continuous landslide, in recent months, Cua Dai Beach is showing signs of sandy back, the sandy smooth, wide beach is stretching. In many sections, the sandy beach has been recreated tens of meters from the embankment to the edge of the water, becoming a place for tourists to rest and watch the sea.
In the afternoon, you can visit the ancient houses, spiritual buildings and social works to learn about the life and culture of Hoi An. Quang Dong Communal House, Phuc Kien Communal House, Tan Ky ancient house, Phung Hung ancient house, Quan Thang ancient house, Chua Cau (Japanese Bridge), Ong Pagoda, Tran Dynasty temple, Sa Huynh museum... which are the most typical and remarkable works in Hoian.
Then, if you have time, you can visit and learn to make pottery in Thanh Ha pottery village located on Thu Bon River, in Thanh Ha ward, Hoi An city, about 2km west of Old Quarter. In the 16th and 17th centuries, Thanh Ha was a very prosperous village, famous for its pottery and terracotta products, which were exchanged throughout the central provinces of Vietnam. The pottery of the village originated from Thanh Hoa, after acquiring a number of techniques, the pottery village was formed as today. Come to the village, in addition to witness the talents in the art of artisans, visitors are also instructed to manually perform traditional handicraft products here.
In the evening, you can take a walk around the old town at night, enjoy the fun activities such as boat trip on the Hoai River, drop paper flower lights, watch the traditional music, buy souvenirs ... there are many interesting things you can do in the evening and they are not costly at all.
Day 2: Visiting Cu Lao Cham
Cu Lao Cham in Tan Hiep, Hoi An, Quang Nam, is 15 km from Cua Dai Beach. There are 8 islands: Lao, Dai, Mo, Kho Me, Kho Con, La, Tai, Ong. Many visitors after visiting the Hoi An ancient town often visit this island group to enjoy the beauty of nature and explore the life of the locals. To visit Cu Lao Cham you can book daily tours (costing about 600,000 VND – 29 USD per person) or visit it on your own.
In addition to the beautiful beaches, Cu Lao Cham also owns many interesting tourist destinations that you can not ignore such as Cu Lao Cham Marine Museum, Cham ancient wells, Hai Tang pagoda, Tan Hiep market. In addition to the seafood such as crab, squid, abalone, bird's nests and wild vegetables are also delicious you should try to come here.
In the afternoon back to the old town, you can choose a few cafes to relax such as Cocobana (16 Nguyen Thai Hoc), Chu Chu (74 Tran Phu), Cocobox (94 Le Loi), Hoi An Roastery (135 Tran Phu), Reaching Out (131 Tran Phu) ... If you just want to enjoy coffee and see the city in the afternoon, The Chef (166 Tran Phu) or Faifo Coffee is the best address.
Wake up early to see the old town in the morning. The time people preparing to work in a long day is the moment you should not miss when traveling to Hoi An. It would be great if the morning is beautiful, with a bit of sunshine early ... and surely you would have romantic, impressive photos.
Then you can choose the Bay Mau coconut forest as the next point of interest. Located on Village 2 and Village 3, Cam Thanh Commune, Hoi An, Quang Nam province, about 3km southeast of Hoi An, the Bay Mau botanical coconut forest is a tourist destination that has become familiar to many visitors. Come here, you will be surprised by the immense coconut forest and low-roof houses which are made entirely of coconut. Nothing ismore interesting than sailing on the canals to enjoy the fresh nature. You can see the flocks of fish swimming, above is the coconut forest with lots of bird nests.
Then, you can continue to move to An Bang beach. An Bang beach in Cam An ward, Hoi An, is formerly the beach of the people living around the area. This place is known for its beautiful blue sea, white sand and clean. In particular, remember to stop to visit The Deck House, a super beautiful two-tone blue – white color. It has a simple design, not picky but eye-catching. The generosity comes from the tropical style with coconut trees, palm leaves, water jars, and around the sea, sand, creating a sense of excitement as if to forget the world when you get lost in The Deck House.
To enjoy this great schedule, you can choose the attractive 3N2D combo promotion at Belle Maison Hadana Resort & Spa Hoi An for only 1,430,000 VND / person. Belle Maison Hadana Hoi An Resort & Spa is about 700m from the center of Hoi An ancient town, built harmoniously with the East-West architecture combined to create a harmonious and beautiful overall. The resort offers 95 rooms, all tastefully decorated, each room has its own private balcony so you can enjoy stunning views of the old town or the rice paddies.