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Hoi An: My Son Sanctuary and Boat Tour with Lunch

Product ID: 130842
Travel back to the days of the Champa Kingdom on a small group tour by bus and boat from Hoi An. Visit the My Son Sanctuary, and then enjoy lunch on board a boat as you cruise down the Thu Bon River.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
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Pickup included

Pickup from your hotel in Hoi An.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Learn more about the Champa Kingdom at the My Son Sanctuary
  • Experience the everyday life of rural Vietnam at typical villages
  • Cruise along the Thu Bon River
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery of coconut trees and jungle vegetation
Full description
Experience everyday life in rural Vietnam by bus and boat on a day trip to the My Son Sanctuary and along the Thu Bon River. Depart Hoi An via the Cua Dai Bridge and get spectacular views of the Hoi An river system and Cham Islands as you depart.

Arrive at a fishing village in time to see the market traders selling their evening catch. Continue into the "Valley of Kings" to discover the former 4th to 15th-century capital of the Champa Kingdom. Watch a traditional dance performance before making your way along a jungle trail. Then, explore the Cham ruins and learn the history of the sanctuary where the Cham monarchs were buried.

Head back towards Hoi An for your lunch which served on the boat on the Thu Bon River. Climb aboard at the Nguyen Hoang boat dock and sail past local villages such as the fishing village of Duy Hai and the carpentry village of Kim Bong. Enjoy a light noodle lunch of pork or seafood onboard the boat as you cruise back to the Nguyen Hoang boat dock in the Old Town. The tour finishes at approximately 2:00 PM then you will be free to explore the old town or return to your hotel by bus.
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • 2-hour boat trip
  • Light lunch on board the boat
  • Entrance fee
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • VAT
  • Travel insurance

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Bring sunscreen and a hat
• Suitable footwear is advised
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 40 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    3.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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Nice one Chin Chin My Son

Lovely folks. Chin Chin the guide was incredibly friendly and so keen to help. Tour was a bit quick at My Son but very special place. Boat trip was back at Hoi An and not really needed but included a trip to a souvenir island with lunch on the boat. Good value for money.

April 30, 2019

Nice tour

My Son is well worth seeing, although it was all carefully packaged including a short cultural show. Would have preferred some free time to wander around. Lunch on the boat was OK, though the food wasn’t hot enough. Final visit to ‘craft island’ at first looked like a classic tourist trap, but actually the prices were lower than the old town and it was much less hassle. Our guide, Henry, was excellent. Recommended.

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March 26, 2019

Good trip

Interesting excursion with a competent tour guide who could tell us a lot about My Son. After visiting My Son there was a boat trip with delicious lunch and a visit to an island where there was, among other things, Sparkling Café (coffee with sprite). All in all a recommendable trip.

June 2, 2018

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Product ID: 130842