My Son Sanctuary SIC Tour
Duration: 1 day Transportation: Hoi An
Route: Hoi An
Languages: English Tiếng Việt (View map)
Bringing you closer to rural Vietnam. Combining a minivan adventure to My Son and a boat tour with a meal on the Thu Bon river, allowing you to observe daily life on the waterway system and the villages bordering it.
Duration: Full day,Route: Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An
Transportation: Mini van (16 seater) and boat
Itinerary in details:
We travel about 50km from Hoi An to My Son sanctuary. It comprises many Champa temples, in a valley roughly two kilometers wide, surrounded by two mountain ranges. It was the site of religious ceremony of kings of the Champa dynasty, and was also a burial place of Champa royals and national heroes. The My Son temple complex is one of the foremost temple complexes of Hinduism in South East Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in Vietnam. Though the complex has been destroyed over time, we still see many majestic ancient ruins of temples in the area. We also spend time to visit a silk handicraft village along the Thu Bon River on the way back to Hoi An.
Tour Price & Availability:
08h30: Depart from Tour Office (37-39 Ly Thai To street).
Leaving Hoi An crossing the Cua Dai bridge with its spectacular views of the Hoi An river system, mountains and Cham islands, we arrive at the fishing village alive with activity as the market traders sell their evenings catch, providing some great photo opportunities.
09h45: Arriving at My Son, this "Valley of Kings" as described by French historians was once the capital of the Chăm Pa Kingdom from the 4th to 15th century.
Following a traditional dance performance, your walking tour to the Cham ruins begins with a short ascent along a jungle bordered track. While you explore the area your guide will explain the history of the religious site which served as a burial place for the Cham monarchs centuries ago.
12h00: Commence the drive back to Hoi An to start our boat trip on Thu Bon river. Departing from Nguyen Hoang dock, your boat journey of approximately two hours will take you past Duy Hai fishing village, Tra Nhieu - weaving village, Kim Bong carpentry village and Cam Thanh coconut jungle village.
15h30: The boat trip will finish at Nguyen Hoang dock in the old town. You will be free to explore the old town or return to your hotel by your own means.
Departure point: Please arrive at Tour office before 08h30am for departure.
For guests requiring pickup stay at hotels in the central and coastal areas of Hoi An, collection times are noted on the enclosed map.
- Surcharge 1.5 USD/way/pax for guests stay at hotels in the central area.
- Surcharge 03 USD/way/pax for guests stay at hotels along the coast in Hoi An.
Menu for lunch:
1. Spring Rolls
2. Pork skewers
3. Calamari skewers
4. Sautéed morning glory with garlic
5. Fish in clay – pot
6. Steamed rice
7. Dessert: Seasonal fruits
Inclusive of: Transportation, English speaking guide, 2 hour boat trip, lunch on the boat, entrance fee.
Exclusive of: Hotel pick up/drop off, personal expense, tips, VAT, travel insurance.
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