Hoi An is a city in the central of Vietnam, on the east coast. It is considered as one of the most popular travel destinations in Vietnam. Besides that, Hoi An is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The weather in Hoi An is typical for the tropical climate of Viet Nam. Like many places in Vietnam, Hoi An has two main season: dry and rainy season and the weather is warm during the year. However, there are some months that tourists should avoid visiting Hoi An due to bad weather.
1. The best time to visit Hoian
The temperature begins to hike up from June to August since it is summer season in Hoi An, during which time the daily temperature will be around 30 degrees Celsius. These are the hottest months during the year; and even the nighttime is also relatively hot.
From february to May, these months are dry season in Hoi An, so the weather becomes really mild and comfortable. The sun shines warmly on the street and the sky is clear, making Hoi An more beautiful and stunning. These weather conditions are best for walking along Hoi An’s old streets and discovering the unique small houses with traditional architectural style of the 19th an 20th century. In addition to the perfect weather, the rainfall is also very low; thus, it is perfect for outdoor activities.
2. How to get to Hoi An ancient town
2.1. By air
The closest airport to Hoi An is Da Nang International Airport (DAD), located in the heart of Da Nang city. It is 30 kilometres from Hoi An to Danang. To reserve flight tickets, please contact VIETNAM CHARM TRAVEL by email or phone.
2.2. By train
The closest train station is in Da Nang. At the station you won't have any trouble finding a xe om to take you to Hoi An – if anything, you'll likely have to fend off willing drivers. Expect to pay around US$8. A stop at the Marble Mountains on the way will cost you an extra US$2. To book train tickets or need useful information about train to Danang/ Hoian, please contact VIETNAM CHARM TRAVEL directly by email or phone anytime.
2.3. By buses
Bus service to Hoi An is limited as most long distance buses head to the major hub Da Nang; from here you can take the local bus, xe om or taxi to Hoi An. Open bus tour companies or deluxe buses direct to Hoi An are usually the best option, saving you from the extra step in the journey.
2.3.1. By taxi from Danang: it would be best to negotiate the fare before going, which ranges from VND 300,000 to VND 400,000 ($15-20)
2.3.2. By bus from Danang: Many hotels in Hoi An provides bus transfer from Da Nang International Airport to Hoi An, for about $2-3/each. These minivans are often comfortable enough and carry 6-10 people. Another choice is taking the Sinh Café, the popular bus pass service which makes a stop in Hoi An.
If you travel to Hoian from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh, you should take train or tourist bus to be avoid being scam and complicated on the way. Please contact VIETNAM CHARM TRAVEL to make your step to Hoian easiest.
The cheapest bus, though, is the city bus which can be found at 33 Dien Bien Phu, Thanh Khe District, Danang. This bus runs every hour and costs about $1 for one-way ticket. With that low price, you have to accept the fact that the buses are quite old and don’t run fast.
2.3.3. By motorbike from Danang: Also known as xe-om, this is the most common method to get around in Vietnam. A trip from Da Nang to Hoi An by motorbike usually costs VND 150,000 to VND 250,000/each, depending on your negotiation. Or if you wish to travel to Hoi An within a day, you can rent a motorbike and ride it yourself.
2.3.4. Private transfer: we provide private transfer from Danang to Hoi An for $25, pick up is available from airport or any hotel in Danang. For more information or reservation, contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Hotels in Hoi An ancient town
There are so many good hotels in Hoian and here is some best hotel in Hoian I would love to suggest you as below:
|HOTEL NAME||ADDRESS||PHONE NUMBER|
|Essence Hoian Hotel and Spa||132 Hung Vuong, Hoian, Quang Nam||0235 3915 915|
|Hoian Emerald Water Hotels and Spa||226 Ly Thai To, Cam Chau, Hoian, Quang Nam||0235 3963 666|
|Vinh Hung Emerald Resort||127 Ngo Quyen, An Hoi, Minh An, Hoian, Quang Nam||0235 3934 999|
|Victoria Hoian Beach Resort and Spa||Cua Dai, Hoian, Quang Nam||0235 3927 040|
|Hoian Chic Hotel||Nguyen Trai, Cam Chau, Hoian, Quang Nam||0235 3926 799|
|Ha An Hotel||06-08 Phan Boi Chau, Son Phong, Hoi An, Quang Nam||0235 3863 126|
|The Hoian Orchid Garden Villas||382 Cua Dai, Minh An, Hoi An, Quang Nam||0235 3863 720|
|The Earth Villas||380 Cua Dai, Cam Chau, Hoi An, Quang Nam||0235 3926 777|
|Riverside Oasis Villas||06 Tong Van Suong, Cam Thanh, Hoian, Quang Nam||0235 3929 668|
|Little Hoian Boutique Hotel and Spa||Song Hoai Square, 02 Thoai Ngoc Hau, Cam Pho, Hoian, Quang Nam||0235 3869 999|
4. Some suggestions for tours in Hoian
Marble Mountains are located in Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, about 20 km from the centre of HoiAn old town in the northeast.
Characteristic: The Marble Mountains, also referred to as Ngu Hanh Son or Mountains of the Five Elements, consist of five marble mountains: Thuy Son (water) which is the highest, Moc Son (wood), Kim Son (metal), Tho Son (soil), and Hoa Son (fire).
8:30am – 9:30am
- Pick you up at hotel
- Departure for Marble Mountains in DaNang City.
9:30am – 11:30am
- Here visitors will see the amazing natural caves - buddhist pagodas built around 19th Century & then visit the traditional marble carving village.
- Coming back Hoi An
- End tour.
- New vehicle, extra fee
- English speaking tour guide
- Water & wet tissue
DISCOVER HOIAN'S COUNTRYSIDE
Departure: 8:30 AM from our office
Return: 15:00 PM (lunch included)
Spend a day leisurely cycling though the scenic countryside of Vietnam, far from the traffic the motor scooters, and the noises the city. You will cross the islands on the Song Thu river delta using local transportation, including ferries and floating bridge .
This tour will take you to discover how wooden river boats are made, learn the secret of weaving the colorful straw “Hoi An” sleeping mats Try the renowned Vietnamese basket boats . You will spend the day with first-hand contact with one of the rural inhabitant of the region, far from the usual tourist circuits.
At lunch time you will be invited into the home of a local Vietnamese family for a traditional Vietnamese meal, and learn their customs and traditions. After you have relaxed for a while under the shade of a mango tree, you will begin your return towards Hoi An, which will take about an hour.
Boat Transfer ( 45 mn boat crossing)
English or French speaking guide
Floating bridge and ferry tickets
Luch at a local family house ( tour 1 only)
This tour travels along flat road with no traffic.
For more information, please contact us directly:
VIETNAM CHARM TRAVEL
Add: 15 Hang Can, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Tel: +84.39231508/ Hotline: + 84.983730882