1. Overview

Hanoi and Hoi An are among the most famous tourist destinations in Vietnam. Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and an ancient city with many historical and cultural relics. Hoi An is an ancient city recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, famous for its ancient houses, lantern streets, and delicious food. The Hanoi to Hoi An tour is one of the tours chosen by many tourists when coming to Vietnam.

The Hanoi to Hoi An tour includes hotel accommodations as well as professional guides, meals, transportation, and more. With the suggested itinerary of 3 days and 2 nights on this tour, you will have the most unique experiences at attractive destinations.

2. From Hanoi to Hoi An: Distance and travel time

The distance from Hanoi to Hoi An is 797 km. Depending on your choice of transportation, the travel time to Hoi An from Hanoi will vary. On average, it will take about 1 hour and 20 minutes to travel by plane to Da Nang Airport and another 30 minutes to Hoi An. Because Hoi An does not have an airport, when using air transport, you will fly to Da Nang, which is 30km from Hoi An and about 16–17 hours if traveling by bus or train. You can see our instructions on how to move from Hanoi to Hoi An. 

With this Hanoi to Hoi An tour, you will be transported by plane to Hoi An.

3. Why should you travel to Hoi An at least once in your life?

When talking about cultural heritage, it is impossible not to mention Hoi An, an ancient town—a living museum of urban architecture and typical Asian culture. Until now, this place still retains almost the same ancient urban architecture with streets, houses, pagodas, guild halls, and clan churches. It is this simple, timeless beauty that has made countless tourists visit. Exploring Hoi An is not only about discovering beauty but also learning about the highlights of history, architecture, and urban culture of a bygone era. In December 1999, UNESCO recognized Hoi An ancient town as a World Cultural Heritage.

Why must you come to Hoi An at least once in your life? Because Hoi An will tell you historical stories through every old house and every layer of moss, from bridges to temples to even small boats docking. Because Hoi An will let you enjoy delicious dishes that cannot be found anywhere else, such as Cao Lau, Quang noodles, nuoc mot, etc. You will leave wonderful impressions after your trip to Hoi An because this journey of discovery takes you from one emotion to another, each time more fulfilling. And that is Hoi An, the cultural heritage of the whole world.

4. Suggested itinerary for Hanoi to Hoi An tour 3 days 2 nights

Day 1: Hanoi – Da Nang – Hoi An

  • Take a plane from Noi Bai airport, Hanoi to Da Nang airport.
  • Move to Hoi An
  • Lunch with Hoi An chicken rice
  • Check-in hotel, rest lightly
  • Walking around Hoi An ancient town, swimming at Cua Dai Beach
  • Take a boat ride on the Hoai River, release flower lanterns
  • Dinner with Cao Lau dish

Day 2: Visit Thanh Ha pottery village, Tra Que vegetable village, Cu Lao Cham

Day 3: Visit My Son Sanctuary – Hanoi

  • Stroll the beach and catch the sunrise at An Bang Beach
  • Visit My Son Sanctuary, an ancient temple complex of the Champa people.
  • Prepare your belongings and check-out the hotel

5. Top most interesting destinations in the Hanoi to Hoi An tour 3 days 2 nights

5.1. Hoi An ancient town

The most famous in Hoi An is probably the old town with houses close together, forming streets that intersect like chess boards, similar to the old street system in Hanoi. Hoi An ancient town is located entirely in Minh An ward, with a total area of ​​up to 2 km2, with a variety of architectural works interspersed such as townhouses, guild halls, bridges, roads, etc. You will discover famous places in Hoi An Ancient Town, such as the Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, Phung Hung Ancient House, Tan Ky Ancient House, etc.

In addition, in the old town, you can experience night activities such as walking around the old town, exploring Hoi An night market, experiencing boat rides and floating lanterns on the Hoai River, and watching and participating in games folk and enjoy Hoi An cuisine with famous dishes such as Cao Lau, Mi Quang, Hoi An sweet soup, banh dap, Hoi An chicken rice, Hoi An bread, etc.

5.2. Cua Dai Beach

Cua Dai Beach is located about 5 km east of Hoi An ancient town and is considered the confluence of three major rivers in this ancient land: the Truong Giang River, the De Vong River, and the Thu Bon River. It is considered the most beautiful beach in Quang from the previous Champa period. Cua Dai Beach impresses everyone with its long white sand beach, clear, gentle sea water, and small ripples always illuminated by the sun. Coming here, you can also watch the stunning sunset. You can see more of the top 3 most famous beaches in Hoi An here.

5.3. Thanh Ha Pottery Village

Thanh Ha Pottery Village is known as a long-standing traditional pottery village in Hoi An, an ancient town. This craft village was formed in the 16th century and started in Thanh Liem village, then moved to Thanh Ha ward as it is today. The 16th and 17th centuries are considered the most glorious period of the pottery village; the village’s ceramic products were used to present them to the king.

This small and peaceful village has gone through many ups and downs. Today, this craft village has become an attractive destination, attracting many domestic and foreign tourists. Coming here, you will not only learn about the traditional pottery-making process but also be able to create your own unique ceramic works.

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  • Address: Pham Phan, block 5, Thanh Ha ward, Hoi An, Quang Nam province
  • Open: 08:30 a.m – 17:30 p.m
  • Sightseeing ticket price: Adults: 1.44 USD/ticket/turn. Children: 0.62 USD/ticket/turn.

5.4. Tra Que Vegetable Village

Tra Que Vegetable Village is located in Cam Ha Commune, Hoi An City, about 3 km northwest of Hoi An center, with an area of over 40 hectares, with households here rotating and intercropping more than 20 types of leafy vegetables and spices with a tradition spanning nearly 300 years. This place is famous for green vegetable products grown on the fertile land between Tra Que lagoon and De Vong river. Tra Cinnamon Village produces super clean vegetable products thanks to a closed process that especially does not affect the environment, bringing health to consumers.

Tra Que is not simply a place to produce clean vegetables; it is also an ideal destination for tourists who love the freshness and peace of the vegetable village. At the same time, you will also experience being a farmer here and enjoy the cuisine at Tra Que Vegetable Village, with typical delicious dishes prepared with vegetables right at the garden such as Tam Huu, Banh Xeo Central, Cao Lau, etc.

5.5. Cu Lao Cham, a beautiful archipelago with many pristine beaches, coral reefs and historical relics.

Cu Lao Cham, also known as Chiem Bat Lao, consists of 1 main island and 8 small islands: Hon Lao, Hon Dai, Hon Mo, Hon Khoi, Hon Khoi, Hon La, Hon Tai, and Hon Ong. Among them, Hon Lao is the largest island, home to nearly 3,000 residents, and is also a center of commerce, tourism, etc. Cu Lao Cham has an area of about 15 km2, located in Hoi An city, Quang Nam province. With a diverse ecosystem and many extremely valuable historical relics, Cu Lao Cham was recognized by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve in 2009.

Tourists know Cu Lao Cham as an area with great ecological diversity, especially the presence of rare species such as colorful coral reefs and rare marine creatures. The most suitable time to go to Cu Lao Cham is from March to August every year because the weather is warm and the sea is calm, which is convenient for boat travel. Coming to Cu Lao Cham, you will discover famous spots such as the ancient well of the Cham people, Hai Tang Pagoda, bird’s nest island, Marine Museum, Tan Hiep Market, etc. In addition, you can also have other exciting experiences such as swimming, visiting islands, sea trekking, enjoying seafood, etc.

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5.6. An Bang Beach

An Bang is a beautiful beach in Quang Nam, about 3 km from Hoi An city center and just over 1 km from Cua Dai beach, but these two seas are completely different. The best time to admire the beautiful scenery at An Bang Beach is probably the early morning sunrise. The coastline is long and wide, and light rays of sunlight begin to shine on the horizon, making the scene even more sparkling and magical.

5.7. Hoi An Night Market

Hoi An Night Market, located opposite Chua Cau on the romantic Hoai River, is the destination that attracts the most tourists in the old town at night. With a length of about 300 meters and 50 diverse stalls, this market offers a rich and attractive shopping experience. What’s special about Hoi An night market are the colorful lantern stalls, which create a colorful picture. The items here are often imported from Thanh Ha pottery village, handicrafts, Hoi An lanterns, etc., with beautiful products at affordable prices. 

This Hoi An night market is not only an interesting shopping place but also an ideal check-in point. You can comfortably take photos next to the sparkling lanterns without fear of having to pay a photo free.

5.8. My Son Sanctuary, a complex of ancient temples and towers of the Champa people

My Son Sanctuary, whose full name is My Son Cham Temple Complex, is located in a closed valley, surrounded by majestic mountains and forests. My Son Sanctuary is located about 40 kilometers from Hoi An city. My Son is a Hindu temple complex, once the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom. The temples were built between the 4th and 14th centuries AD by King Bhadravarman.

In 1999, My Son Sanctuary was recognized by UNESCO as one of the modern world heritage sites and was included in the list of 23 especially important national monuments by the Prime Minister of Vietnam important. Coming to My Son Sanctuary, in addition to admiring the unique Champa architecture, you can also experience the culture of the ancient Champa people through the performances of artisans here, such as performances of traditional musical instruments or folk songs Cham dance.

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6. Conclusion

Above are the top 8 best destinations on the Hanoi to Hoi An tour that Metta Voyage shares, and we hope you will have the best trip. Don’t forget to contact us now to book a tour to Hoi An to have the most exciting experiences.

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