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Summer Specials! Lovely Vietnam- Hoi An Beach and the Ancient Town, Vietnam
   
Tour Code: STS-VN-006 Price per person from: From RMB 5,420
Departure Date: Daily Click for Price Details
   
 
Summary:

Hoi An is a destination with two faces - the charming, old-world trading port of narrow streets and traditional houses, and the beach with its new resorts and long stretch of clean white sand. In keeping with Hoi An's heritage as a trading port, the town's tiny shophouses now host a range of craft shops and artisans, including some of Asia's best bespoke tailors.

Just south of Hoi An is the temple complex at My Son. These tower-temples served as the seat of the Champa Kingdom for the majority of its existence between the 4th and 13th centuries. The sanctuary is situated in an impressive location surrounded by hills, around 35 km inland from the coast at Hoi An. Whilst not as spectacular as the great Angkor complexes in Cambodia, the remaining structures are atmospheric enough to conjure images of the majesty of the Champa Kingdom and most visitors agree that a visit is well worthwhile.

Hoi An is the perfect combination of everything
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run on the fine beach

Ancient Town

Hoi An Bridge

Boutique

Peaceful Fishing

Hoi An Street

Hoi An Home

Tour Dates Destinations Today's Activities Meals Include

                              
                                             
Hoi An Beach & Ancient Town
                                                         8 Days/ 7
Nights
                                                                               Departure Date:  Daily


Flight schedule - Fly with Vietnam Airlines
Date  Flight No.  Dep. City/ Time   Arrival City / Time    Duration
Day01  VN 901   Beijing / 1545     Hanoi / 1820      3 hr 35 mins
Day01
  VN 1523   Hanoi/ 2130      Danang/ 2245      1 hr 15 mins
Day08
  VN 1504   Danang / 0600     Hanoi / 1325      1 hr 15 mins
Day08
  VN 900   Hanoi / 1010      Beijing / 1445     3 hr 35 mins

Tour Itinerary-
Day 01 : Beijing- Hanoi-Danang - Hoi An
Take Vietnam Airlines flight depart Beijing for Danang. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport, and transfer to the hotel by private car, upon arrival, you will be welcomed in the airport, and transfer to resort in Hoi An by private car.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 02: Hoi An(B)
This day is free to discover Hoi An at your own pace. Options include exploring Hoi An by walking through the quaint streets of this heritage town, which remains much the same as it was in its heyday 200 years ago. Sample a delectable lunch at Morning Glory, one of the finest restaurants in town. In the afternoon, you can Browse for souvenirs in the eclectic array of art galleries and silk shops, enjoy a cup of coffee at a local cafe or cycle to the nearby
CuaDaiBeach.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 03-04: Hoi An(B)
This day, you can simplely enjoy the sunshine on the beach.
Overnight in Hoi An

Day 05: Hoi An(B)
This day is free to discover Hoi An at yor own pace. Hoi An’s tailors are renowned for their high workmanship, so be sure to shop for tailor-made clothes. The period for tailoring your clothes will be around 2-3 days,
if you are interested to shop, today is the right time to go. Do also shop for 
interesting souvenirs such as silk lanterns and custom made jewelry. Head to the
OldTown where historical sights await. There, you can cross the Japanese covered bridge, stroll through the cultural halls, enjoy a traditional music 
performance, and explore the layout of an ancient house.
And, you also can take a half day excursion to the historical Cham statues at My Son.
Overnight in Hoi An

Day 06-07: Hoi An(B)
Free at leisure. Sample the fusion cuisine at different style restaurants, pamper yourself with the rejuvenating treatments at the signature Vietnamese Spa or snorkel/pe the turquoise waters to view the magnificent marine life.
Overnight ni Hoi An.

Day 08 : Hoi An - Danang - Hanoi -Beijing(B)
After breakfast, free at leisure until your transfer to the airport for flight depart for
Beijing.

Optional tour: My Son & Hoi an old town
Pick up from your hotel in Hoi An to the cultural highlight of Central Vietnam, the temple complex at My Son. Granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1999 the tower-temples were the seat of the Champa Kingdom for the majority of its existence between the 4th and 13th centuries. The sanctuary is situated in an impressive location surrounded by hills, around 35 km inland from the coast at Hoi An. Whilst not as spectacular as the great Angkor complexes in Cambodia, the remaining structures are atmospheric enough to conjure images of the majesty of the Champa Kingdom. Most visitors agree that a visit is well worthwhile.

In the late morning return to Hoi An Town. For lunch sample some of Hoi An’s delectable cuisine in one of the town’s finest restaurants.

Following your meal discover Hoi An sights: despite the passing of 200 years and the ravages of weather and war, the centre of Hoi An remains much the same as it was in its heyday. This walking tour is the best way to see the wooden-fronted houses that once belonged to the town’s prosperous merchants, the Japanese-covered Bridge and the wonderful market as well as the many silk, handicrafts, antique shops and galleries.

Package Rates-  

                   
  Category Hotel Name Room Type Adult Share Twin Adult Extra Bed Child Share Existing Bed with Adults Child Extra Bed  
  Standard Lotus Hotel Superior Room 5,420 5,190 3,960 4,550  
  First Class A Hoi An Hotel Standard Room 6,220 5,740 4,160 5,190  
  B Hoi An Trails Resort Superior Room 6,290 5,740 4,160 5,190  
  C Hoi An Pacific Hotel Superior Room 6,120 5,640 4,160 5,090  
  Superior A Life Heritage Resort Hoi An Superior Garden Room 7,660 6,320 4,390 5,870  
  B Hoi An Beach Resort Deluxe Garden Room 6,920 6,320 4,390 5,870  
  C Hoi An Riverside Resort Superior Riverview Room 7,240 5,790 4,390 5,350  
  Deluxe A Swiss-belhotel Golden Sand Beach Resort Superior Garden Room 7,960 N/A 4,490 N/A  
  B Swiss-belhotel Golden Sand Beach Resort Deluxe Ocean Room 9,260 6,420 4,600 6,070  
  C Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa Superior Garden Room 7,500 6,720 4,600 6,360  
  D Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa Superior Ocean Room 7,780 6,720 4,600 6,360  
  Luxury A Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa Superior Room 8,080 7,590 4,800 7,340  
  B Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa Deluxe Beach Front 10,160 7,590 4,800 7,340  
                   

  Price Inclusions and Exclusions

 Included features-
· Round trip economy class air ticket
· 7 nights hotel accommodation in Hanoi and Hoi An, based twin sharing / room type mentioned above
· Meals as indicated in the itinerary, B= Breakfast
· Return airport transfer in Hoi An by private vehicle
· All hotel government tax & service charges

 

Exclusions-
· Air tax—Approx. RMB890 per Adult, Approx. RMB800 per Child.
· Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime + Optional visits + Personal expenses (e.g.Telephone, laundry)
· Personal travel insurance
· Personal expenses
· Tips for guide, driver, boat crew & hotels' porters
· One-Entry Tourist Visa to Vietnam
· Meals other than those mentioned above
· Other services not clearly indicated in the Package Inclusion above


Hoi An Beach Resort
Official Website: http://www.hoianbeachresort.com.vn/
       
Hoi An Beach Resort This four-star beach resort has long been proud of its idyllic setting and gracious hospitality. Situated in Hoi An, the Vietnamese World Cultural Heritage Site famous for its long-standing architectural complex, the property is between the romantic De Vong river and the locally famous Cua Dai Beach. Other nearby attractions include the historic Hoi An Town, the My Son monastery complex or the Cham Museum in Danang, which is just a short trip from the resort. On the hotel premises, there are luxurious Vietnamese-style houses and villa rooms, all of which are bright, spacious, comfortably-furnished and well-equipped. An ideal place for holding meeting, the resort has qualified staff and modern equipment to facilitate organizers. For leisure travelers, nothing is more enchanting than savoring traditional Vietnamese cuisine on the resort’s restaurant balcony. Besides the superb cuisine, visitors will be serenaded with traditional music by the local performers. Recognized by travelers worldwide as “an oasis of peace where the river meets the ocean”, the Hoi An Beach Resort will surely make visitors stay an extra day.
Swiss-belhotel Golden Sand Beach Resort & Spa
Official Website: http://hoian.swiss-belhotel.com/
         
Swiss-belhotel Golden Sand Beach Resort & Spa Nestled on the beautiful white sands of Cua Dai beach is this luxurious five stars beach front resort. Nominated by the World Travel Awards Association as one if Vietnam’s Leading Resorts, Swiss-Belhotel Golden Sand Resort & Spa provides excellent services along with a wide range of accommodations to choose from. Guestrooms are designed for a comfy relaxing feel, and set with modern amenities, perfect for a leisure stay. The resort features one of the largest outdoor swimming pools in Vietnam and offers great water and land sport facilities, while onsite and surrounding restaurants offer inventive beach and Vietnamese cuisine. For any serenity seekers, Swiss-Belhotel Golden Sand Resort & Spa is surely the haven you’re looking for.
Plam Garden Beach Resort
Official Website: http://www.palmgardenresort.com.vn/
         
Plam Garden Beach Resort The Khao Lak Palm Beach Resort is situated on the unspoiled Andaman Coast a 50 minute drive from Phuket airport. The 4-Star beachside Resort has gorgeous landscaped gardens, wooden Thai style villas, and activities for the entire family. In addition to laundry service, tour desk, car/motorbike rental, internet, and room service, the resort features two outdoor swimming pools with Jacuzzi/children’s pool and the Mookda Spa, where guests can enjoy numerous massage and body treatments. Outdoor activities include snorkeling trips, jungle treks, mountain biking, windsurfing, and elephant trekking, and dining and entertainment options include open air restaurant, lobby bar, and swim up pool bar. To continue with your reservation, please enter your arrival and departure date into our secure online form.
Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa
Official Website: none.....
         
Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa Tourists, honeymooners, couples and even families will find this a suitable accommodation for a long vacations or quick getaways. Choose from an extensive list of water sports for daytime recreation and enjoy activities like wake boarding and windsurfing. Have lunch at the pool or seaside with dishes from the Faifo Bar and be sure to send the kids to play in the children’s pool. Take the family on a Shuttle Boat tour provided by the hotel and visit Laos or Hoi An’s city center. Spend at least one day pampering yourself at the Hoi An’s Beach Resort’s spa and choose from an extensive list of treatments and massages. Suitable for corporate functions or gatherings as the conference rooms are fully equipped with gadgets such as wireless microphones.
Intercontinental Hanoi
Official Website: hhttp://www.victoriahotels-asia.com/eng/hotels-in-vietnam/hoi-an-beach-resort-spa
         
Intercontinental Hanoi Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake Hotel is located in the city of Hanoi, 40 minutes drive from Noi Bai International Airport. Set entirely over the Westlake and adjacent to the 800 year old Golden Lotus Pagoda, the hotel features tastefully-decorated guest rooms, five restaurants and bars, a ballroom and four event rooms. All of the guest rooms are spacious and are complemented with in-room conveniences like LCD television, private balconies and either Hanoi, pool or full lake views. Guests can enjoy the hotel's several restaurants and bars, as well as facilities like swimming pool, health club and a conference center.

Hoi An

Get around

The centre of Hoi An is very small and pedestrianised, so you will be walking around most of the time. Unfortunately, motorbikes have not been banned from the center, so keep an eye out for motorized kamikazes, even in the most narrow alleys. However, the city's government does not allow motorbikes to enter the Old Town on the 14th and 15th of each lunar month. On those evenings, a lot of activities, including traditional games such as bai choi, trong quan, and dap nieu are held in all over the town.

To go to the beach or reach some of the more remote hotels, it is easy and cheap to hire a bicycle (ca. 10.000 VND per day). Taxis are few and far between, but can be called by phone. When busy, taxis may refuse your fare back to your hotel from town if it is too close, opting for larger fares. Arranging a shuttle from your hotel may be a better option although prices can be higher.

Motorbike taxis, of course, are always an option. You can also charter boats for about US$1/hour.

Traffic in Hoi An is minimal, so if you've been avoiding getting on a bike in the big cities, small towns and the surrounding countryside like Hoi An are ideal to get used to the road rules.

Get a car to visit My Son early in the morning, about an hour away, or the Marble Mountains, about forty minutes north towards Da Nang.

The old Champa way was to travel by the river system. The rivers of Hoi An cover hundreds of kilometers and offer an interesting & adventurous alternative to travelling by road. Get on a boat and you'll begin to see a whole lot more of Hoi An and the Delta.

By motorbike

Rent a bike for US$3 per day (60,000 dong). The quiet streets are an ideal place to learn. After a few minutes fiddling with gears you'll be ready to roll. When renting make sure you get a helmet. Take a short ride down to the beach and enjoy the water or travel toward Danang to visit the stunning Marble Mountains. Almost all hotels rent motorbikes at about US$5-10/day. It's standard practice for the bike to have only enough gas to make it to the next gas station. In addition to gas stations, there are also little hand-operated roadside pumps everywhere; these can be convenient, but they're more expensive and the quality of the gas is open to question. Gas costs around 15000dong/litre and one litre is enough for sightseeing to the beach and back and zipping around town.

*   Hoi An Motorbike Adventures, 54A Phan Chau Trinh (in Hoi An Old Town), 0905117788, You can either drive yourself on one of their Retro style Russian Minsk or a scooter or get a driver and sit on the back. They offer everything from half day tours up to 5 day tours, up to the Laos border or to Hue.

See

Old Town

*   Swan Boats, On the river (Head for the main river area near the footbridge). Make sure you check out the swan boats on the river. These are literally passenger boats shaped like giant swans whose eyes light up at night and which play 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' Entry to all historical sites in Hoi An is via a coupon system, where 75,000 dong (US$5) gets you a ticket that can be used to enter five attractions: one museum, one old house, one assembly hall, the handicraft workshop (and traditional music show) or the traditional theater, and either the Japanese Covered Bridge or the Quan Cong Temple. Tickets are sold at various entry points into the Old Town, including Hai Ba Trung Street, and also at some of the attractions, including the Cantonese Assembly Hall. The city requests that visitors dress "decently" while visiting sites in the Old Town, as in no sleeveless blouses or skirts above the knees, but there's nobody specifically charged with enforcing the dress code.

First, you may choose one of the two landmarks of Hoi An:

*   Japanese Covered Bridge (Chua Cau or Lai Vien Kieu), on the west end of Tran Phu Street. The bridge was constructed in the early 1600's by the Japanese community, roughly 40 years before they left the city to return to Japan under the strict policy of sakoku enforced by the Tokugawa Shogunate, and renovated in 1986. Today, it's the symbol of Hoi An. Entry is one coupon, but it's possible to cross back and forth several times without meeting a ticket-checker. If your scruples are bothering you, feel free to leave tribute for the pig statue or the dog statue who stand guard at opposite ends of the bridge.

*   Quan Cong Temple, 24 Tran Phu Street.

The ticket allows admission to one of the four museums in the Old Town:

*   Museum of Folk Culture, 33 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street. Some may be put off by the bizarre-looking plaster sculptures of Vietnamese peasants, but this museum documents the dress and culture of rural Vietnam.

*   Museum of Trade Ceramics, 80 Tran Phu Street. The dusty, unlabeled displays of broken pottery are eminently forgettable, but the house itself is nice enough, and it provides a better opportunity to explore the shape and layout of an old Hoi An home than you'll find at any of the Old Houses (below).

*   Hoi An Museum of History and Culture, 7 Nguyen Hue Street. The museum contains some old black and white photos of Hoi An taken in the early 20th century. It also houses an old canon, some two-thousand year old pots from the Sa Huynh period, and a case full of 9th century bricks and tiles from the Champa period.

*   Museum of Say Huynh Culture, 149 Banc Dang Street. The museum's main collection consists of pottery and urns from the 1st and 2nd centuries. Upstairs is another museum, the Museum of the Revolution. Its main collection consists of pictures from war heroes and a collection of weapons such as grenade launchers, machine guns and AK 47s.

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