Wander Through Hoi An’s Trading History

Wander Through Hoi An’s
Trading History

Hoi An is cultural heaven. Protected under the guiding principles of UNESCO, its characteristic,
yellow-bricked merchant houses, thriving trading history and relaxed atmosphere are best
observed by foot. Walking Hoi An with us and you will see the finest.


Hoi An is an extraordinary jewel of a town. The town managed to remain untouched as one wanders through the completely traffic-free streets of this ancient seaport, it is not hard to imagine yourself amidst the sailors and merchants of the 18th Century when Hoi An was one of the busiest trading ports in Asia. We will guide you through the small alleys, you will discover some of the most ancient buildings in town. Hoi An will be one of the most comprehensive visits of this UNESCO protection enclave.


Wander Through Hoi An’s Trading History

07:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 17:30

We will pick you up from your booked hotel in Hoi An and bring you to the starting point of a relaxing stroll. Our tour starts at the colourful local market, where your guide will explain the various fruits, vegetables and household ware that is so common in this country and will be for sales here. After browsing through the market, our walk continues to the Tan Ky Old House, an excellent example of an 18th-century merchant residence. This house is etched in the local annals as an important part of the historical preservation of mixing Chinese, Japanese and European architecture. To date, it remains a witness to a cosmopolitan past and allows today’s visitors a glimpse of Vietnam that no longer exists.

Onward we go…on foot. Following your guide for this morning/afternoon exploration continues to the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall. Founded in 1690 that served the largest Chinese ethnic, another remnant of a glorious and prosperous past of which Hoi An is so famed for. Building such as these have contributed to the UNESCO World Heritage listing and Hoi An legislate is working effortlessly to maintain that status for generations to come.

The Japanese Covered Bridge is one of the landmarks of downtown Hoi An. It resembles the emblematic 420-year-old Japanese covered bridge that was constructed by the Japanese during their stay in Hoi An. A unique opportunity to take some pictures is reserved. The walking tour ends at a local home where residents raise silkworms and produce silk for Hoi An’s burgeoning textile industry. The quality of Hoi An’s silk products are here on display, and for sales while strolling in Hoi An with your wonderful guide.

The tour through this open-air museum, summarized as a unique mixture of Eastern and Western influences in the form of its architecture and cultural legacy, ends when we bring you back to your hotel. This tour can be done both in the morning and in the afternoon and takes around 4 hours.




  • A half-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges


  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in Hoi An and inside Da Nang City centre. Transfers outside these areas such as along Da Nang beaches, harbour area and the Da Nang International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Customers are advised that during the TET celebrations (celebration of Vietnamese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • To respect local customs and respecting the religious sites and temples on this tour, it is customary for guests to take off their shoes before allowed entrance. Your guide will inform you in advance for which of these sites this is applicable.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • This excursion includes obstacles of various kinds that may not make this excursion suitable for wheelchair users. The obstacles comprise of unpaved roads and insufficient facilities to provide a comfortable sightseeing tour. We recommend wearing light, comfortable cotton clothing and comfortable shoes.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.


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