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Hoi An: 7 delightful days

Treat yourself to a fantastic value 5 Star holiday in gorgeous Hoi An. Enjoy luxury accommodation whilst taking in the culture, friendly people, breathtaking natural beauty and yummy food. We also have a 4 Star option available.

For those who don’t want to do anything at all you can enjoy the beach, great food, luxury resort, spa and loving hospitality of the Vietnamese people. For those who would like to get out and about, as much or as little as you feel to do is available at your own pace. There are hundreds of tailors, lots of great shopping and many spectacular outings and local attractions.

You can choose any date (subject to availability) with the exception of a few blockout dates listed in the Terms. Please book at least 30 days in advance. We also offer this same tour with the addition of 3 five star nights in Ho Chi Minh City. See here for more details.

* Price includes 6 nights' accommodation, transfers, guides, 8 meals and more. Price does not include return international flights to Vietnam.

We would be happy to provide you with a quote for international flights. Flights from Australia to Da Nang are approximately $900-$1100 per person return. The actual price varies depending on departure city, time of year and luck of the draw! 

We also offer many other tours to Vietnam as well as private and custom tours of Vietnam. Please contact us for more information. 

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Day 1: Arrival in Hoi An 

On arrival at Da Nang airport you will be collected and transferred to your Hotel in Hoi An

Overnight in Hoi An: Golden Sand Resort and Spa - Grand Deluxe Garden room (5 Star); Agribank Resort - Superior room (4 Star).

Day 2: The lovely town of Hoi An – your choice of a half day tour

Relax at the hotel, at the pool, the beach, do your own thing or you can choose from one of the following tours for the morning:

  • Hoi An City walking tour - Exploring Hoi An on foot is one of the best ways to take in the city’s charm. The unique atmosphere here combines elements of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese culture. The tour includes visits to Hoi An Museum, many of the town’s renowned Ancient Houses which boast remarkable architecture and views, Assembly Halls of Chinese influence, a handicraft workshop and of course the must-see Japanese Covered Bridge.
  • Hoi An and lantern making discoveries - On this tour you will visit the Hoi An Museum, Ancient Houses, the Assembly Hall with Chinese influence, handicraft workshops and the Japanese Bridge and then the home of a local lantern craftsman. There you will have a hands-on workshop to learn the traditional art of lantern making. You will bend the frame and select the cloth to build your own lantern from scratch and even take it home with you when you are done. 
  • My Son Sanctuary - One of the most stunning sights to see in Hoi An area is My Son, Vietnam’s most important site of the ancient kingdom of Champa. A series of impressive tower-temples located in a dramatic site that was the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence. Located in the heart of a beautiful valley and surrounded by high mountain ranges My Son was named a Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999.
  • Hoi An boat trip to traditional villages - From the port, you will depart for Thanh Ha Pottery Village where you can learn about and take part in the daily life of Thanh Ha people. After learning about pottery making, you will take another 30-minute boat ride up the Thu Bon River where we will head to the Kim Bong Carpentry Village. Visit and learn about the shipbuilding area where wooden fishing vessels are built using traditional techniques. You will also have a stop at the carpentry workshop where carpenters create handcrafted furniture and sculptures.
  • Marble Mountain - Discover the alluring beauty of two popular sightseeing locations in Da Nang; the stunning caves, grottoes and Pagoda hidden inside Marble Mountain; and the sparkling white splendour of the 70ft Lady Buddha statue at Ling Ung Pagoda. 
  • Bicycle tour - Cycle around the country side to get a slice of rural local life and enjoy beautiful hidden landscapes. A great outdoor adventure where you can see the carpentry village of Kim Bong, view rice paddies, fishing villages, water buffalo and bamboo bridges.

  • Foodie tour - Discover Hoi An’s countryside and its local foods by motorbike or bicycle. Start with a ride through the countryside to a local village with a stop to enjoy a bowl of Cao Lau - a traditional Hoi An specialty where the noodles are made with local sticky rice soaked in the water that must be taken from Ba Le Well: the oldest well in Hoi An, believed to have the best water anywhere. You will also be able learn to make special white rose cakes with a local family, go to Cam Nam to enjoy the Ying and Yang food such as: Banh Dap, Che Bap. This tour is definitely an interesting journey.

The above tours are complimentary. You also have the option to select from more than 50 other tours with a 20% discount. After the tour, return to your hotel and spend the afternoon at your leisure.

Overnight in Hoi An: Golden Sand Resort and Spa - Grand Deluxe Garden room (5 Star); Agribank Resort - Superior room (4 Star).

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Free at leisure in Hoi An and tailor made clothing

Relax at the beach or hotel, explore Hoi An, shop, discover the surroundings... take your pick with a day at leisure in Hoi An.

You can use the shuttle bus at your hotel to contact Ann Tailor to arrange use of your voucher. Please do not feel obliged to use it. Hoi An has hundreds of tailors - feel into which one is best for you. 

Overnight in Hoi An: Golden Sand Resort and Spa - Grand Deluxe Garden room (5 Star); Agribank Resort - Superior room (4 Star).

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: Vietnamese cooking class and a luxurious spa treatment

Your optional outing for the day is a free cooking class. Should you wish to take this up your tour guide will greet you at your hotel and take you to visit the colourful Hoi An Market where you will experience the sights and smells of the busy market. You will have a chance to meet the local merchants and purchase the ingredients to use in your cooking lesson. Afterwards, head back to the restaurant to begin your lesson guided by professional chefs. They will instruct you every step of the way and when you are done, you can enjoy the meal you have prepared.

In the afternoon relax and enjoy a luxurious spa treatment of up to 60 minutes.

Overnight in Hoi An: Golden Sand Resort and Spa - Grand Deluxe Garden room (5 Star); Agribank Resort - Superior room (4 Star).

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch (from the cooking class if you go)

Day 5: Explore more of Hoi An with a half day tour

Again today you can choose from one of the following complimentary tours for the morning:

  • Hoi An City Walking tour
  • Hoi An lantern making discoveries
  • My Son Sanctuary
  • Hoi An boat trip to traditional villages
  • Marble Mountain
  • Bicycle tour
  • Foodie tour 

See Day 2 for a more detailed description of each of the above, or choose from another 50 or so available tours at a discount of 20%.

Overnight in Hoi An: Golden Sand Resort and Spa - Grand Deluxe Garden room (5 Star); Agribank Resort - Superior room (4 Star).

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6: Free at leisure in Hoi An with an evening riverside dinner

Spend the day as you wish followed in the evening with a dinner at a restaurant on the river bank.

Overnight in Hoi An: Golden Sand Resort and Spa - Grand Deluxe Garden room (5 Star); Agribank Resort - Superior room (4 Star).

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 7: Time to go home or on to your next adventure

Today the tour ends. After breakfast you will be taken to the airport in Da Nang in time for your flight. 

Meals included: Breakfast

Travelbay Tip:

Extend this same tour with the addition of 3 days in Ho Chi Minh City.

Travelbay Vietnam - 10 Days of Luxury in Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City - 5 Star 


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  • 7 days in luxury at a 5 Star resort in Hoi An (or choose 4 Star option)
  • 6 nights' accommodation.
  • Daily breakfast included.
  • All airport transfers – a representative will be there to meet you on arrival and a driver will take you to your hotel and get you to the airport on time for your departure.
  • 2 half days tours with an English speaking guide.
  • Free Kids Club
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.
  • Luxurious 60 minute spa treatment.
  • Learn the art of Vietnamese cooking with a cooking class. 
  • Romantic dinner at a riverside restaurant. 
  • 20% discount on tours provided by the tour operator. 
  • Ann Tailor gift voucher.

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How to get there:
This tour starts and ends in Hoi An, Vietnam.  

Da Nang Airport is close to Hoi An.

There are many domestic flights from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang as well as direct flights from Singapore and other international airports.

Travelbay works together with an excellent corporate flight booking company and is happy to provide you with a quote and organise your flights. We charge a $50 booking fee for this service. Alternatively, if you would like to arrange flights yourself you can find more information and suggestions here.

If you are wanting to know more about how far it is between destinations and how long your flight will take, you can visit and use their trip calculator.

To help you calculate the time difference we recommend World Time Buddy.

Visa information:
Most nationalities require a visa when travelling to Vietnam. You need to apply for and receive your visa before you leave Australia. This can be done up to 6 months in advance. 

It is best to obtain your visa directly from the Vietnam embassy. We have always found them to be very quick and reliable.

You can find the Embassy instructions and more information here.

You can download the application form here.

Generally the following information is required:

  • Personal details.
  • One passport photo taken within the last year.
  • Your estimated dates of arrival into and exit from Vietnam.  Make sure you do not estimate or put a date later than you actually arrive.
  • Whether you want a single entry or a multiple entry visa.
    • Please note: if you are to exit and re-enter Vietnam on the same trip, you will need a multiple entry visa. For example, if you are doing a Vietnam & Cambodia tour and then going back to Vietnam (even if only for a night), you will need a multiple entry visa.
  • Address you will stay at in Vietnam – it is fine to put your initial hotel/place of stay.

Once you have completed the application form you will need to post this to the Vietnamese Embassy along with the following:

  • A valid passport. Please ensure your passport is valid for 6 months or more from the time of your return to Australia.
  • A return self-addressed prepaid envelope – we recommend registered or express post envelopes for both sending and receiving so you can track delivery
  • Visa fee. You can pay by post office money order or bank cheque. Please contact the embassy for the latest rates as these can change. Last time we checked in 2017, a single entry visa from the Vietnamese embassy was $95. A one month multiple entry visa $120 and a three month multiple entry visa $150 – we always check before we send our forms.
  • If 2 of you are travelling together you can post your passports together with the one money order.

The normal processing time is 3 working days once received by the embassy, but post seems a bit slow these days. Therefore, we recommend leaving a minimum of 10 working days, but why not do it even sooner! An express service is possible and will need to be arranged directly with the embassy. 

You can also apply in person at the Embassy in Canberra or the Vietnamese Consulate in Edgecliff, Sydney.

For more information or questions please ring the embassy – they are very helpful but at time it can take a few attempts to get through.

Important Information in relation to Vietnam Visa Approval letters

We do not approve of or support 3rd party Vietnam Approval Letters for the following reason: 

  • Vietnam Approval Letters are NOT Vietnam Visas.
  • There have been many reports of fake letters and fake companies providing letters. The Vietnam Embassy have issued warnings in this regard.
  • Even if you get a genuine letter on arrival in Vietnam you have to take your letter to a counter, queue up (sometimes for as long as an hour), pay a fee and get your Visa BEFORE you can pass through immigration – this can cause quite long delays at a time you would not want one.
  • We recommend that you obtain your Vietnam Visa through the Vietnam Embassy in Canberra or the Vietnam Consulate in Sydney prior to departure – this is very quick and simple and can be done by post.
  • Should you urgently need a letter and for some reason cannot obtain a visa prior to departure such as due to short notice, our colleagues in Vietnam can obtain a legitimate approval letter for you, but you will of course still have to go through the queue process on arrival in Vietnam.

If you decide to go to a 3rd party to obtain a Vietnam Visa letter we cannot take any responsibility for the consequences should you not be able to gain entry to Vietnam or experience delays.

Currency information:
The currency used in Vietnam is the Vietnamese Dong. 

What currency to take over there is a personal choice. Some people prefer to take US$ cash as a backup whilst others prefer to take AUD$ cash – it depends on what you are comfortable with. There are ATM machines readily available in Vietnam. Occasionally the older ATM's do not accept Australian debit cards and you may need to try a different ATM. 

We recommend letting your bank know that you will be using your card in Vietnam to avoid them freezing any 'suspicious' activity.

Tipping and Tour Guides:

A few customers have asked us about tipping. Really this is a personal matter, not obligatory and at your discretion.

Some like to provide the tour guide with a few dollars a day and a little less for the driver. If you love your guide you can of course offer more – it really is up to you. 

Tour guides will not generally join you when eating – you are welcome to invite them though if you feel to.

Vaccination Information:
Travelbay recommends you check with your doctor as to any immunisations that you may require or that are recommended for your travels.  Alternatively, you can visit The Travel Doctor or Travelvax for more information. 

Many people ask us about the weather in Vietnam.

There is not one simple answer so we have prepared a more detailed reply which you can find here.

Peak season: 
Vietnam is a popular destination all year round. The peak seasons for travel are from November to March and July to August. 

The Lunar/Chinese New Year is a time when Vietnam all but comes to a standstill. Most people go home to their families and travel during this time is not recommended. The dates for the New Year change each year but usually it is in late January to February. Please note – we do not sell tours nor recommend travelling during this time. 

Other dates to note include the following:

  • 24 April: Huna King Commemoration Day – this is celebrated in the Ninh Binh Province only
  • 30 April: Reunification Day – This day commemorates the soldiers who died in war during the 1800s and 1900s.
  • 2 September: National Independence Day – There are celebrations and fireworks in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
  • 4 October: Mid-Autumn Festival – Adults and children take to the streets to celebrate and float lanterns in the rivers and lakes. The Old Quarter in Hanoi and the Old Town of Hoi An are generally crowded.
  • 31 December – New Year’s Eve – January 1 is a public holiday and many people celebrate.

Population: 93.5 million

Language: Vietnamese

Predominant religion: 81% of the population has no religion followed by 9% Buddhist

Some interesting facts:
Hoi An means peaceful meeting place. The port of Hoi An was established in the 1500's and traces of human habitation in the area go back 2,200 years.

Hoi An has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Area since 1999 and to this day still has the original street plan and many of the original buildings.

It was once the most significant trading port in the South China sea but as the Thu Bon River became increasingly silted up the ships could no longer reach the docks.

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Customer testimonial

Thank you for your excellent service and helpful explanations in answering our many questions. We appreciate your patience with us and your attention to detail. Many thanks. 

Jane and Chery SA, April 2016


Travelbay Tip:

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Travelbay Vietnam and Cambodia – Best of Both in 13 Days Travelbay Vietnam – 10 Day Highlights of Vietnam Tour 

Travelbay Vietnam – The Very Best of Vietnam in 11 Days – From Hanoi to Saigon Travelbay Vietnam – 14 Day Amazing Tour from South to far North including Sapa 

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  • Quoted prices are per person.
  • Booking valid for selected and booked travel dates.
  • Please book at least 30 days prior to your desired date of travel.
  • Bookings are subject to availability.
  • This tour is not available from 20 Dec 2017 and 31 Dec 2017. 
  • 4 Star prices:
    • Per person twin share: $699
    • Single: $990 
  • Child prices:
    • Under age 10: Free of charge if sharing  bed with parents. Up to 2 children under 10 years old OR 1 child over ten years old OR 1 additional adult may travel at adult price for an extra bed. 
    • Over 11 years of age: Adult price.
    • 100% of adult price if separate bed is requested.
    • Minimum group size is 2.
    • Maximum group size is 10. Please contact us if your group is larger than 10 people. 
    • The listed "Price per person ~ single" relates to having your own room for the tour. If you are a single traveller please note the minimum group size is 2, so you need to contact us prior to booking to ensure others have already booked on your preferred travel date. If you would like to travel alone, please contact us and we can arrange a custom quote. 
    • Maximum group size is 10. Please contact us if your group is larger than 10 people.
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    • If you would like to arrive before the start of tour or leave later and require extra nights’ accommodation, please contact us and we can arrange it for you at very reasonable rates.


    • 6 nights' accommodation
    • 8 meals as per itinerary.
    • Free wifi available at the hotel lobby.
    • English speaking guides.
    • All airport transfers.
    • All transport as per itinerary. 
    • 60 minute spa treatment.
    • Ann Tailor gift voucher.
    • Free Kids Club.
    • Taxes and service fees.


    • International airfares to and from Vietnam.
    • Meals not outlined in the itinerary.
    • Drinks for all meals.
    • Vietnam Visa.
    • Tips and gratuities.
    • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry etc.
    • Others not indicated in the inclusions.

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