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Hoi An holidays are bursting with charm and history - this is an essential stop during your tour of Vietnam.

Hoi An has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1999 and its accolade is well deserved. The town is a beautifully-preserved example of an ancient Vietnamese trading port in which there’s a wonderful cultural fusion of Southeast Asian and international influence.

Hoi An escaped much of the damage of the Vietnam War, which means Hoi An’s Old Town is wonderfully intact. This historic quarter of Hoi An is the perfect place to take a long walk, shop for local handicrafts and sample some of Hoi An’s unique and tasty dishes while savouring the city’s unique character. If you wish to add a little romance to your Hoi An holiday then we highly recommend you spend time at the focal point of the Old Town, the Japanese Covered Bridge. The bridge is covered in ornate carvings of dogs and monkeys and spans 12 metres. Elderly couples and young lovers alike often come here for a romantic walk.

History, culture, beautiful beaches and a touch of romance - Hoi An holidays have it all

Situated in Central Vietnam and easily accessed from both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Hoi An is a wonderful place to visit and is packed with original Vietnamese charm, with its tree-lined streets, impressive architecture and pretty location being situated right on the banks of Thu Bon River.

For a little taste of paradise just outside the city, head to An Bang beach, where white sands and crystal clear water are waiting for you. If a day at this Hoi An beach resort isn’t enough, then you can always rent a lovely villa overlooking the ocean, or stay just a little longer and dine at one of the nearby seafood restaurants.

Hoi An has cemented its place as the tailoring capital of Vietnam and so no trip to Hoi An would be complete without a trip to the tailors. The city’s tailoring heritage stems back to the days of the silk route and today, you can pick up handmade suits and dresses for a bargain price and turnaround time is impressive too. To ensure you’ve had the ultimate Hoi An experience, take time to browse the many tailors and get a unique couture item just for you.

Destination Highlights

  • Explore the labyrinthine streets of Hoi An, absorbing the beauty of its traditional buildings and gentle way of life
  • Take a history lesson as you explore the crumbling ruins of My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Take a break from city life and relax at Hoi An’s tranquil beaches, eating delicious freshly-caught local seafood
  • Get off-the-beaten track and experience Hoi An like a local with a Vespa tour through the countryside

Great sample itineraries


Hoi An is just an hour away from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi by plane, sitting roughly between the two major cities. This makes it an ideal stopping point during your tour of Vietnam. Get inspired by our selection of popular itineraries for Hoi An holidays. With so many options for your Hoi An holiday package, we recommend you talk to one of our Destination Specialists to make the perfect tailor made holiday just for you.

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Ho Chi Minh And Hoi An Holidays

  • 9 Days
  • Guide Price £1,499 PP
Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon is the largest city in Vietnam. With French colonial buildings, bustling markets,...
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Couples Holidays
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Holidays To Hanoi And Hoi An

  • 11 Days
  • Guide Price £1,599 PP
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, offers a captivating mix of old and new Asia, where the medieval and modern co-exist....
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Couples Holidays
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Vietname Tour North To South

  • 10 Days
  • Guide Price £2,399 PP
Travel from north to south as you discover the unique culture and endless beauty of Vietnam Explore French and Chinese...
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Cruise holidays

Our favorite hotels


Let us help you find the perfect accommodation in Hoi An. From historic guest houses to luxury suites and beachside villas, Hoi An hotels offer something for all tastes and budgets. Browse our favourite places to stay in Hoi An.

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Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort

Designed in the style of a small Vietnamese fishing village with water ponds and clay-roofed houses, this charming resort offers...
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Guide Price £1,599
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Anantara Hoi An

This charming boutique hotel has been designed in a traditional colonial style in a wonderful setting along the Thu Bon...
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Guide Price £2,299
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Almanity Hoi An

The Almanity Hoi An is situated in the heart of the town allowing you to immerse yourself in all the...
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Guide Price £1,599
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Palm Garden Resort

Ideally situated on a 5-hectare, unspoiled tropical garden, this beach hotel features more than 400 palm trees and complexes of...
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Guide Price £1,399
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Explore Hoi An

Time Zone

GMT +7 hours

Flight Time

Approx. 15 hours

Currency

Vietnamese Dong (VND)

Visa Information

As of 01 July 2016, the Vietnamese government have officially extended visa exemption for all British passport holders until 30 June 2018 for tourist stays of up to 15 days on single entry itineraries only.

Language

Vietnamese

Health Info

All travellers should be up to date with routine immunisations. It’s important to contact your GP to check for the latest recommendations.

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Hoi An Cycling Tour

Discover the rustic charm of Hoi An’s country roads and surrounding area on two wheels,  as you cycle past stunning...
  • PRICE: Prices from £43 per person.
  • APPROX. 4 HRS
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Hoi An Fishing Tour

Discover the important role of Hoi An’s fishermen on our half day Fishermen and Waterways of the Past tour. Start with...
  • APPROX. 4 HRS
Hue

Hue Full Day City Tour

Set off early from Hoi An for this full day tour to discover Hue, the charming former capital of the last...
  • APPROX. 4 HRS
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Red Bridge Cooking Class Hoi An Vietnam

This half day experience is perfect for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the flavours of Vietnam and pick...
  • APPROX. 4 HRS
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Hoi An Lanterns

The charmingly rustic town of Hoi An is renowned for its lanterns and every month this traditional craft is celebrated in the Hoi An Lantern Festivals which are held on the 14th day of each lunar month when the moon is at its fullest and brightest. Why not try your hand at making one of these traditional lanterns on our cycling and lantern making tour?

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Hue

Take a drive over to Vietnam's former capital Hue to discover the charming historic architecture and cultural heritage of this beautiful city. Why not join our full day tour from Hoi An to explore this ancient city for yourself.

Red Bridge

Learn to cook

Discover the secret of Vietnamese cuisine with a cooking lesson at Hoi An's Red Bridge Restaurant and Cookery school on our half day group tour.

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Explore Hoi An's waterways

Spend a morning exploring the waterways around Hoi An and learn about the fishing communities that call this region home on our half day Fishermen and Waterways of the Past tour.

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Walking tour

A UNESCO world heritage city, Hoi An is brimming with unique sights, temples, markets and historic buildings. One of the best ways to explore the picturesque city of Hoi An is by foot, join our half day walking tour to immerse yourself in this fantastic city.

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Average Weather in January

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Hoi An
25° C
97 mm

Average Weather in February

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26° C
39 mm

Average Weather in March

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28° C
30 mm

Average Weather in April

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31° C
31 mm

Average Weather in May

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33° C
54 mm

Average Weather in June

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34° C
89 mm

Average Weather in July

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34° C
72 mm

Average Weather in August

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34° C
113 mm

Average Weather in September

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31° C
327 mm

Average Weather in October

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29° C
532 mm

Average Weather in November

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Hoi An
27° C
388 mm

Average Weather in December

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25° C
214 mm
Christie, Destination Executive

“A sunrise or sunset yoga session overlooking the peaceful river, rice fields and swaying palms is one of the most serene activities Hoi An has to offer. For a truly unique experience, take part in a customised class led by an internationally-trained instructor.”

Christie
Destination Executive
Barbara, Destination Specialist

“Take a tour of Hoi An’s vibrant fish market where you can sample culinary delights that will excite even the most discerning foodie. There’s an array of tasty treats to try including impressive local delicacies, which you can sample while learning traditional Vietnamese customs.”

Barbara
Destination Specialist

Events & Festivals

Festivals and events are wonderful to include during your Hoi An holiday, offering a glimpse into the country’s authentic culture and traditions.

Hoi An Full Moon Festival

Hoi An Full Moon Festival is a time when the local Vietnamese people celebrate and honour the full moon. This beautiful and ancient tradition takes place on the 14th day of each lunar month. During the festival, Hoi An’s usually busy streets become dreamy, romantic lanes. Electric lights are replaced with the intoxicating warm glow of colourful lanterns, creating a magical atmosphere. Hoi An’s public spaces come alive with cultural activities like bai choi (traditional Vietnamese opera) and poetry recitals. Perhaps the most spellbinding part of the festival is when pilgrims gather at Hoa River, setting twinkling flower lanterns afloat as they make a wish to the full moon. Hoi An Full Moon Festival is an unforgettable experience and well worth timing with your holiday in Hoi An.

Local Cuisine

Get a flavour of the local culture through your palate during your Hoi An holiday. Here are a few of our favourite dishes.

Cao lầu

Cao lầu is the signature dish of Hoi An and we highly recommend you try it. Expect a moreish combination of chewy, udon-like rice noodles and Chinese-barbecued pork slices, tossed with beansprouts, croutons and fresh herbs. This is then smothered in a rich pork gravy that creates an aromatic, warming dish. True cao lầu can only be found in Hoi An - the noodles are cooked using water from hidden and ancient Cham wells, and the fragrant greens come from the local vegetable village of Tra Que.

Cơm gà

Hoi An’s Chinese influence can be tasted in a bowl of delicious Cơm gà, otherwise known as Hoi An’s chicken rice and is the city’s answer to Hainanese chicken. Cơm gà is a fresh and tasty salad, with herbs and sliced onions, mixed with shredded chicken. Make a pit stop at Cơm gà Ba Buoi on Phan Chu Trinh Street for a delicious light lunch.

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