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Recommended Itinerary for 3 Days in Hoi An

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Hoi An is one of the most beautiful cities in Vietnam. Everywhere in Hoian from the historic buildings, to the café, restaurants, or the quiet garden in the rural area, you will find something interesting. You will need more than a week to explore Hoian, come to enjoy every corner in this beautiful ancient town, however with only 3 days, you can still enjoy Hoian, and see the best of this town. The below article is the top-recommended itinerary for 3 days in Hoian, which helps you to save traveling time and see the best of the city. 

3 days  in Hoi An

Day 1: Cooking class and half-day city tour

Hoian cooking class

Start the first day Hoi An Itinerary is great to learn how to cook real Vietnamese cuisine as the ancient town is a food paradise. The food here in Hoian is not only the perfect combination between the north and the south of Vietnam but also influenced by the cuisine of many other countries like China, Japan…

By joining a cooking class in Hoian, tourists will be able to taste Hoian famous food such as Cao Lau, Mi Quang, Hoian bread…, and more importantly, tourists will have a chance to cook these dishes on their own. It is not easy to book these Hoian specialties, however, under the instruction of a skillful and talented chef, everything becomes simpler. All your questions about ingredients, cooking methods will be answered quickly.

The class also includes visiting the local market to buy the local fresh ingredients for the cooking, which is a chance for you to meet local people, chat with them, and show off your bargaining skill. Some cooking classes in Hoian are combined with cycling to Tra Que village, making lanterns, riding a basket boat along the canal. These activities are fun, exciting, so you can experience the rural life in Vietnam.

After the class, participants will be awarded a certificate, some are given cooking ingredients to practice at home. The cooking class is fun, useful, so do not miss it when you are in Hoian and want to explore Hoian cuisine.

Join a cooking class in Hoi An

Join a cooking class in Hoi An


Hoian half-day tour

Out of the cooking class, there are still a lot of things to do in Hoian. You had better spend your half-day in the afternoon to join the guided Hoi An walking tour with the knowledgeable tour guide, who is the local expert and know anything about Hoian, from what to eat and drink, where to visit…

During the walking tour, the tour guide will bring you to historical, and cultural places which are famous in Hoian such as the Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, ancient houses, and the Hoi An local market

Walking to Japanese Covered Bridge

Walking to Japanese Covered Bridge


Day 2: Full-day tour to Cham Island

Besides ancient town, there are still many places you can come to visit outside the city center. Cham island is a wonderful place where you can spend a day trip from Hoian. The Cham Islands constitute a group of 8 small islands, located 18 kilometers from Hoian. From the center, you will need to travel to Cua Dai quay, then take one and fifteen minutes’ boat to Cham island. There, you can enjoy the fresh cool wind, beautiful landscape and go snorkeling, scuba diving to explore underwater life. Besides, water activities, tourists can visit Au Thuyen, Hai Tang Pagoda, and Bai Lang fishing village to learn more about the island's history.

Hai Tang pagoda is a 160-year-old pagoda, built-in 1758. The pagoda worships the Buddha as well as the gods of the fishermen on the island. In the middle of the altar is the Three Jewels, and behind it an idol of the Buddha sitting on a lotus. The pagoda is also famous for a large bell and many wooden objects. The tour to Cham island often ends around 14:00, then you can take a boat and car back to your hotel.

Tour to Cham Island

Tour to Cham Island


Day 3: Half-day tour to Tra Que Village and shopping in Hoi An ancient town

If you want to escape the city center to explore the countryside, you should never miss Tra Que village. The village is full of lush green fields, roaming water buffalos, and hard-working local people. The Tra Que vegetable village is a quiet, tranquil, and small village, but plays a hugely important role in providing the highest-quality vegetables for Hoian thanks to the special techniques used in planting the vegetables in the village.

In the morning, you can ride your bicycle, passing beautiful rice fields, to the village. On arrival, visitors are free to meander through the peaceful, picture-perfect village, weave in and out of the small paths around the allotments. You can also join the farmer in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake. If you like, you can do other farming work such as raking the ground, sowing, watering greens, picking greens ...

Some tours to Tra Que village will also include cooking classes, water buffalo riding, farming lessons, bicycle tours to the countryside… The lunch will be served in the middle of the garden, and you will be trying many local delicacies including” tam huu” spring roll, 'banh xeo' or local pancake.  

Tra Que Village

Tra Que Village

After lunch, you will learn how to harvest and wrap the vegetables. The tour ends around 14:00, then you can ride the bicycle back to Hoian ancient town for shopping.

That is the end of 3 days itinerary in Hoian. I guess you know the reason why a lot of tourists come to visit Hoian each year, and a lot plan to coming back right after the holiday ends. Plan a trip to Hoian with BestPrice travel, you will definitely love it.

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