Hoi An Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Hoi An Cruises & boat tours

From Hoi An: Market Tour, Basket Boat Ride and Cooking Class

1. From Hoi An: Market Tour, Basket Boat Ride and Cooking Class

Spend time in Vietnam's countryside on a morning or afternoon guided tour from Hoi An. Browse a local market before floating through a dense coconut palm forest on a traditional bamboo basket boat. Learn how to prepare Vietnamese food and savor your work during a cooking class. Meet your guide at the Godiva coffee shop before heading to explore a morning or afternoon market in Hoi An. Marvel at the seasonal fruits, noodles, herbs, vegetables, meat, and fish on display. Interact with the vendors and get some tips on how to bargain.  Then, paddle through the water coconut palms aboard a bamboo basket boat. Learn how to fish with a fishing net, listen to some folk songs and receive some handmade souvenirs made from coconut leaves. Learn how to cook Vietnamese food, such as Bánh cuốn (Vietnamese steamed rice rolls), Bánh Xèo (Hoian rice pancakes), Phở (pho noodles with beef), and Chè (sweet bean soup) as you prepare your own lunch or dinner.

Hoi An: My Son Sanctuary and Thu Bon River Cruise

2. Hoi An: My Son Sanctuary and Thu Bon River Cruise

One of the most stunning sights to see in Hoi An area is My Son, Viet Nam’s most important site of the ancient kingdom of Champa. Located in the heart of a beautiful valley and surrounded by high mountain ranges, My Son was named a Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999. This is graphically illustrated by the remains of a series of impressive tower-temples located in a dramatic site that was the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence

Romantic Sunset Dinner Cruise in Hoi An

3. Romantic Sunset Dinner Cruise in Hoi An

Step on board and be escorted to your own private table, sip on a complimentary cocktail and snack, and enjoy the sumptuous surroundings of the sun setting over the Thu Bon river. This is a relaxing sun set cruise, perfect for unwinding after a day of sightseeing. A great way to start your evening is by watching the boat cast off from the idyllic outdoor observation deck. Dinner is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Dine on the water and sample the fresh produce of the ocean with seafood including fresh prawns, fish, and squid. Choose from a selection of fine wines, and order a tasty dessert of tropical fruit. The elegant dinner cruise lasts a leisurely 2 hours, giving you plenty of time to sip some cocktails and relax while listening to music. This is an excellent opportunity to learn a little more about the local history and see some of the lesser-known areas of Hoi An. The tour ends upon return to the Cinnamon Cruises pier.

From Hoi An: Authentic Vietnamese Cooking Tour

4. From Hoi An: Authentic Vietnamese Cooking Tour

This is a cooking tour, which is different from a cooking class. The journey will take you through the beautiful and scenic countryside of Hoi An to Cam Thanh village (around 4 kilometers away from the town center). This adventure will include a visit to a local produce market and a boat trip along the beautiful Thu Bon River, with sights that include the island of Cam Nam and Duy Hai fishing village, as you pass under the majestic Cua Dai Bridge.  Your adventure continues on a fun-filled Basket Boat ride through the Water Palm Village, followed by a ride in a water buffalo cart that will take you to the local supplier's cooking school and restaurant. Upon arrival, you can then unwind by soaking up the joys of a foot, head, and shoulder massage.  The menu for the cooking class includes the following Vietnamese dishes:  Rolled wet rice paper with minced pork and vegetables Chicken Noodle Soup (Pho Ga)Grilled Fish in a Banana Leaf Vietnamese Prawn Curry You may then relax and enjoy the sumptuous delights of your cooking creations, in the pleasant surroundings of the local supplier's restaurant. 

Hoi An Countryside full day: 23 Km Small Group Bicycle Tour

5. Hoi An Countryside full day: 23 Km Small Group Bicycle Tour

After departing Hoi An, cruise in a boat transfer for about 1 hour on the Thu Bon river. Arrive at a small village in the middle of the delta to begin your cycling tour. The tour goes for about 23 kilometers (15 miles) and includes plenty of stops with no traffic. Spend the morning cycling 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) across the countryside and rice fields. Cross from island to island with the bridges or a local boat, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. A short boat crossing brings you to a small island for lunch with a local family. In the afternoon, explore the local crafts and learn how the wooden river boats are made. Discover the secrets of weaving the colorful straw from traditional sleeping mats, and try the renowned local basket boats.

Eco Cooking Class, Cruise Trip, and Basket Boat Riding

6. Eco Cooking Class, Cruise Trip, and Basket Boat Riding

Vietnamese food is among the best and most healthy cuisines in the world. No wonder so many people come to Vietnam to learn how to make Vietnamese food. This Eco Cooking Class in Hoi An will be a great way for you to not only learn to make some famous Vietnamese dishes, but also you will have the chance to experience different activities in the coconut jungle in Hoi An. Paddle basket boats and watching people catch fish using traditional methods. With this Hoi An Eco Cooking Class, you will pass through the water coconut jungle on basket boats. Afterwards, you will go to cook in a countryside area of Hoi An's ancient town. If you are traveling in big groups, this cooking class is a perfect choice. Menu: Goi cuon – Fresh Rice Paper Salad Rolls with Pork and Shrimp with a Tangy Peanut Hoisin Dipping Sauce Pho Bo cooked Ha Noi style Mi Xao Hai San: Fried Noodle Banh Xeo: Crispy Vietnamese Crepes

Ho Chi Minh : Authentic Mekong Delta tour "My Tho - Ben Tre"

7. Ho Chi Minh : Authentic Mekong Delta tour "My Tho - Ben Tre"

Begin your outing with a convenient hotel pick up at your hotel 7:45 AM, and then make your way to My Tho City. Watch as the bustling city views transition to serene rice fields and rural settings. On the way, you will have a visit at the Vinh Trang Pagoda. Upon your arrival, take a peaceful boat trip along the Tien River to Qui, also known as Tortoise Islet. This islet is also known by many other name. Following, enter the Bao Dinh Canal to head into Ben Tre Province, or the country of coconuts. Here, learn about the local agricultural model known as Garden-Pond-Cage. Taste some local treats like coconut candy and honey tea as you sit back and relax on your wooden river boat in the comfort of the shaded canals covered by water-coconut trees. At midday, break for an authentic Vietnamese meal at a local restaurant to taste the region's traditional flavors. Afterwards, board your boat for an afternoon cruise to visit the marvelous tropical fruit gardens and to enjoy a Southern Vietnamese folk music performance by local islanders. After a relaxing cultural experience on the water, you are conveniently transported back to your Ho Chi Minh hotel at 5:PM. We have say goodbye and see you again,

Hoi An Basket Boat Ride in the Water Coconut forest

8. Hoi An Basket Boat Ride in the Water Coconut forest

Be welcomed to the Dragon restaurant in Hoi An Take the bamboo basket boat , navigate the small canals of the mangrove forest and coconut palms with a local and join some interesting activities in the mangrove palm jungle: boat spinning and dancing, singing karaoke, try fishing nets, traditional folk song performance and fishing crabs along the river… End and say goodbye .

Hoi An: Nighttime River Safari with Candle-Lit Beach Dinner

9. Hoi An: Nighttime River Safari with Candle-Lit Beach Dinner

Your adventure begins with pickup from your hotel and heads to the Vinpearl Resort in Hoi An. As you travel, look out for the Cua Dai Bridge and Thu Bon River then travel through a number of coastal villages. Arrive at the resort, the first and only wildlife sanctuary in Vietnam that offers a river safari. Hop on board your vessel for the evening then sail through the various habitats of the animals that live here, admiring elephants, zebra, lion, giraffe, and more along the way. After your safari, sit back and relax as you watch one of the park’s many musical performances accompanied by the breathtaking laser and visual effects. Finally, head to the white sandy shores of the beach where your private candle-lit cabana awaits you. Enjoy a delicious local meal as you watch the sunset blend into the sea and listen to the melodic waves crashing against the beach, then as night sets in, marvel at the twinkling stars above you.

From Hoi An: Da Nang Night Life Tour With Sun Wheel Ride

10. From Hoi An: Da Nang Night Life Tour With Sun Wheel Ride

Da Nang is an attractive destination for most visitors all over the world. Coming to Da Nang, you will perceive a developing and hospitable city in Vietnam. First on the agenda is a ride on the largest observation wheel in Vietnam, the Sun Wheel where you will enjoy the magnificent view over the harbor and city. After the ride, we will have a delicious dinner then hop on a boat at Bach Dang Wharf to journey along Han River with a great view of the unique bridges in Da Nang. It is definitely a great tour for experiencing the modern and sparkling vibe of Da Nang. Da Nang by night is very noisy and crowded with visitors from all over the world. The city with nine beautiful bridges designed with different models and these bridges have made up a “complex of distinct infrastructure” for Da Nang City. Nine bridges are brightly lighted and attract a lot of visitors. Each bridge has different features of architecture and style and all contribute to making the perfect picture for Da Nang City. Many activities are often celebrated in this city. Especially, taking a tour around the city at night, you can enjoy the comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Note: Dragon Bridge displays breathing fire and water every Saturday and Sunday night at 21:00.

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What people are saying about Hoi An

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 30 reviews

Ling, our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and had good sense of humour. As it was rainy season, the site was muddy and very slippery. Watch your steps if you are visiting during rainy season and bring a raincoat (if not, there is a shop that sells it at usd1 at the entrance)

The cooking class was a fun and unique way to experience the food in Hoi An. The chef and all staff involved in the tour were very professional and knowledgeable and we had lots of fun. The food was good

This was well worth the experience. Tin was an amazing tour guide with a lot of information about Vietnam and its history. I would most definitely recommend this to my friends and family.

This class/experience was great. Small group size, with easy meet up and transport to and from. Very friendly hosts and awesome cooking class

We made so many dishes and each one was delicious! Highly recommend.