Hoi an daytrips & excursions

Exploring Hoi An’s nearby regions on a day trip is the perfect opportunity to lớn come face to lớn face with the real Vietnam giới. Hoi An is surrounded by gorgeous countryside, historical monuments, stunning passes, breathtaking views, exotic islands, & surreal fantasy parks. Given Hoi An’s popularity & development as a tourist destination, it is relatively easy to travel around. Either on an organised tour or a do-it-yourself trip. So with all the options on offer, picking the right destination might prove khổng lồ be a bit of a challenge!

So khổng lồ help you choose the best trip and make the most of your vacation time, we’ve sầu provided a các mục of the best day trips around Hoi An. They are based on your interests, fitness màn chơi, special requirements, cost, transit time, và duration. So have sầu a read below & see what amazing day trips are available.

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Why Do A Day Trip Around Hoi An?

Hoi An has a way of hooking you in. Firstly because it is Vietnam’s most atmospheric and mesmerising đô thị, but it’s also because it is the perfect starting point lớn explore Central Vietphái nam. In just an hour or two on a day trip from Hoi An, you can find yourself in some of Vietnam’s most famous destinations. So it’s no coincidence that most visitors plan on spending one or two days here but then end up staying longer. Hoi An offers a great variety of hassle-không tính phí day trips for all tastes, ages, & budgets, which will make your holiday unforgettable.

Whether you’re in the mood for exploring the treasures of the sea, or riding through the lush Vietnamese mountains, perhaps even stepping baông chồng into lớn Cham’s ancient civilization, Hoi An’s neighbouring areas all hold something special for you to discover on a day trip.

The sun sets over Hoi An rice fields. This is the beautiful view from GreenLife Homestay in Hoi An. Photo: Hidden Hoi An

Best Day Trips From Hoi An:

Hai Van Pass

Road Length: 21 kilometres (30 minutes)Distance from Hoi An: 60 kilometres (1 hour & 30 minutes)Duration: Allow for a full day as transit time will vary depending on your mode of transport

The Hai Van Pass is undoubtedly the most impressive sầu scenic stretch of road in Vietnam. In 2008, it was described by BBC’s Top Gear as a “deserted ribbon of perfection” & one of the “best coast roads in the world” Since then, the road’s fame has escalated và travellers from all over the world have been coming here to experience it first-hvà.

Hidden Hint: Allow yourself a few hours to complete the ride. There are so many scenic viewpoints to take in!

The Journey

Located an hour và 15 minutes outside Hoi An, driving the 21-kilometre long Hai Van Pass is a must-do day trip. Situated 500 metres above sầu sea level, you’ll be rewarded with mesmerizing views like misty mountains, deserted sandy beaches, fishing villages, and lush forests. So if you’re an experienced motorxe đạp rider, then renting a bike & driving yourself is the best way khổng lồ experience Vietnam’s best road. However, if you are not confident driving a xe đạp và like khổng lồ sit baông chồng & enjoy the scenery, then try a Guided Motorbike Tour. You’ll still get the full experience but with a local driver on a comfortable passengers’ bike. Without the worry of navigating the road or finding the best places lớn stop.

If you’re travelling with children, as a group, or with people with limited mobility, there are also open jeep tours available. So this way you’ll not only nói qua the whole experience with your loved ones but also the cost. For a group of three or more, this might be one of the most economical options. You can find out all the details on the Hai Van Pass route and the different tours on offer in our article here.

The jungle view from the Hai Van Pass which geographically splits northern and southern Vietphái mạnh. Photo: Hidden Hoi An

Ba Na Hills

Opening Hours: 7:30 am – 9:30 pmAverage Time On Site: 7 hours – allow for a full dayDistance from Hoi An: 55 kilometres (1 hour và 30 minutes)

Tickets: Adults: 700,000 VND (30 USD) / Children (1-1.3 metres tall): 550,000 VND (23.50 USD)

Often referred to lớn as the Disneyland of Vietphái mạnh, the Ba Na Hills amusement park is the perfect day trip from Hoi An. A great way khổng lồ spkết thúc the day with family and friends. It is located 1,500 metres above sea màn chơi in the Truong Son Mountains. This resort is phối to attract increasing numbers of tourists—for a good reason. Its surreal mix of mystical castles, amusement park rides, và pagodas offer one of the most exciting experiences in Vietphái nam.

Hidden Hint: Arrive sầu as early as possible since this place can get very crowded!

Here, you’ll find yourself walking in the clouds across the Golden Bridge, riding one of the longest cable car rides in the world, taking in vistas of stunning tropical flowers, admiring a giant 27-metre Buddha statue, strolling around the cobblestone streets of a massive sầu French medieval style replica town, và finding your inner child inside a 21,000 square metre indoor fantasy park.

So whether your idea of fun is khổng lồ enjoy a glass of Bordeaux or seek further adrenaline rush on a 29-metre tower drop, Ba Na Hills has something for the whole family và is the perfect place to escape reality for a day.

But before your visit, make sure you’re prepared for the experience (it can be quite intense!) & read our comprehensive sầu Ba Na Hills guide here.

The Golden Bridge is one of the main attractions at the resort. Our favourite time to view this chất lượng piece of art is right when the park opens or as the park is closing.

Cđắm say Islands

Public Ferry Ticket: 150,000 VND (7.50 USD) Entrance Fee in Marine Protected Area:  70,000 VND (3.50 USD)Distance from Hoi An: 9 nautical miles (1 hour & 30 minutes)Duration: Allow for a full day

This is your chance khổng lồ leave behind the town of Hoi An và take a day trip in an idyllic tropical paradise. Because this beautiful marine protected cluster of eight islands, known as the Cđắm say islands, is one of the least developed areas in Vietphái nam. A day trip khổng lồ the Cyêu thích Islands also rewards you with wonderful beaches, tropical nature, and colourful marine life. Therefore snorkeling, diving, trekking, và fishing are the most popular activities to lớn indulge in.

It’s also an igiảm giá khuyến mãi day trip for families và those who are looking for tranquility and relaxation. You can reach the isl& by ferry boat, and it takes about 90 minutes. Find out more about the Cyêu thích Islands and how khổng lồ get there in our article here.

Hidden Hint: Best time khổng lồ dive sầu và snorkel is from June lớn August.

A view of the lush coastline và beautiful beaches of the Cyêu thích Islands. Photo: Kristen Wells

My Son Sanctuary

Tickets: 150,000 VND (6.50 USD)Opening Hours: 6:30 am lớn 5 pmAverage Time On Site: 2 hours and 30 minutes lớn 4 hours Distance from Hoi An: 40 kilometres (1 hour)Duration: Can be done as a half or full-day trip

My Son Sanctuary is a UNESCO World Heritage site và also a great example of the ancient Cmê say Empire civilization. Often referred lớn as a “mini Angkor Wat,” My Son is a Hindu temple dedicated to lớn the deity Shiva. Believed to lớn be the longest inhabited archaeological site in Indochimãng cầu. The Champage authority dynasty ruled central Vietnam for 900 years. They also built at least 70 structures in the area between the 4th & 14th century. But unfortunately, only 18 survived the American bombings during the war in 1969.

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Hidden Hint: Visit after 2 pm to lớn avoid tour groups, the midday sun, và enjoy the temples in peace.

Today, it is an atmospheric complex of brick ruins, including temples, towers, và altars, partially reclaimed by nature. It’s considered one of the most important heritage sites in Southeast Asia. One of the few of this nature like it in Vietphái nam. Located just 40 kilometres southwest of Hoi An, it’s the perfect day trip for those who are interested in architecture, history, và also ancient civilizations.

You can escape the hustle và bustle of the đô thị và find yourself in a serene untouched time capsule. But the nature of the site makes it inaccessible lớn people with walking disabilities & you’ll need a reasonable fitness level to lớn visit. You can find out more on My Son’s site in our article here.

My Son Temples in the lush vegetation of Central Vietphái nam. Photo: Hidden Hoi An

Marble Mountains

Entrance Ticket: 40,000 VND (2 USD)  Elevator cost: 15,000 VND (0.75c USD) Opening Hours: 7 am khổng lồ 5:30 pmAverage Time On Site: 1 hour và 30 minutes khổng lồ 4 hoursDistance from Hoi An: trăng tròn kilometres (27 minutes)Duration: Can be done as a half or full-day trip

Located just off the coastal road between Da Nang và Hoi An, the Marble Mountains are the shorchạy thử day trip you can vì from Hoi An. This cluster of marble và limestone hills, riddled with caves & grottos, has also been a centre of worship since the time of the ancient Champa. Some of the larger caves been transformed into lớn religious shrines và pagodas. It’s hard to find any other site in Vietphái mạnh that contains such religious diversity và magnificent scenery like it.

Hidden Hint: If you’re travelling with children or those with limited mobility, then avoid the 156-step climb at the main entrance and take the lift.

Exploring the Mountains

Each of the five mountains is named after one of the five elements: water, wood, fire, metal và earth. But the main one, Thuy Son (water) is the only one open to tourism. A visit lớn the top of the mountain also offers spectacular views of Da Nang, Non Nuoc beach, và the surrounding Marble Mountains.

If you’re a cultural history buff, don’t miss feeling the depth of history và spiritual serenity here. Those feeling adventurous can also try climbing up or repelling down inkhổng lồ a couple of caves. People with limited mobility & young children will struggle to reach the majority of the caves. But they can still enjoy the chất lượng ambience, most of the temples và some great views by using the recently installed lift. You can find more information on the Marble Mountains and tours in our article here.

The magnificent statues & shrines in Huyen Khong Cave

Tam Tkhô cứng Mural Village

Distance from Hoi An: 45 kilometres (1 hour)Duration: Can be done as a half or full-day trip

In just an hour’s drive sầu from Hoi An, you’ll find yourself in a one-of-a kind street gallery on this day trip. The murals here depict portraits of local faces và scenes from everyday Vietnamese life. At first, it might look like any other small fishing village in Central Vietphái nam. But once you stroll down its alleys, you will discover quality street art project brought to life.

Inspired by Korean mural villages, Vietnamese & South Korean artists came khổng lồ paint over 100 residents’ homes with colourful murals in June 2006. The alặng was to lớn promote “art for a better community” và also khổng lồ boost local tourism. Inevitably, the murals brought this struggling village baông chồng to lớn life, making it a popular tourist attraction.

Hidden Hint: End your day at the pristine Tam Thanh khô Beach, away from the crowds of Hoi An

This is the first project of its kind in Vietphái mạnh, and is therefore well worth a day trip from Hoi An. It’s also a great destination for the whole family. Children will enjoy the bright colours and youngsters will appreciate the art. Similarly older couples will enjoy a picturesque walk along its quiet alleys. However visiting Tam Tkhô nóng will not only give you the perfect Instagram photo—it’s also a chance to tư vấn the local community. But before visiting, read our tips in our full article here.

The Painted Village, Central Vietphái nam.

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Hidden’s Thoughts

Hoi An’s surrounding areas are blessed with significant sites and unparalleled natural beauty. So once you’re in Hoi An, don’t miss your chance lớn go on a day trip và visit some of the most important monuments of the country. Get out và experience what Central Vietphái nam has khổng lồ offer. No matter if you are a history buff, motorxe đạp lover, crazy Instagrammer, art enthusiast, thrill seeker, or laid-back traveller. There’s something for everyone in just an hour or two from Hoi An.

Now that you know what’s nearby, there’s nothing left but to lớn choose your favourite activity. So rethành viên to read the links to lớn our full articles in order khổng lồ make the most out of your day trips around Hoi An.

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