Welcome to Cham Islands


A rich underwater environment features 135 species of soft and hard coral, and varied macrolife. The islands are officially protected as a marine park. Fishing and the collection of birds' nests (for soup) are the two key industries here.

There are plans afoot to develop the islands into something of a central Vietnam version of Phu Quoc, and coastal land has been confirmed for resort development.


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$48 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

My Son Holy Land Day Trip with Lunch Cruise from Hoi An

You will start the day with pick up from your hotel in the Hoi An Ancient City area or by meeting at the departure point if staying outside of this area. Departing from the meeting point, you will leave Hoi An crossing the Cua Dai bridge which provides spectacular views of Hoi An’s river system, the surrounding mountains and Cham Islands. The fishing village you arrive at will be alive with activity as the market traders sell their evenings catch providing some great photo opportunities. Arriving at My Son around 9:45am, spend almost 2 hours visiting this “Valley of Kings” as described by French historians. This was once the capital of the Champa 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. Around 2:00pm you will commence the drive back to Hoi An to start the boat trip on the Thu Bon River. Departing from the Nguyen Hoang dock, your boat journey is approximately two hours and will take you past Duy Hai fishing village, Tra Nhieu weaving village, Kim Bong carpentry village and Cam Thanh the coconut jungle village. On the cruise a lunch will be served. The boat trip finishes at Nguyen Hoang dock in and from there you will be free to explore the old town on your own and the tour will end.

$97 Outdoor Activities

DISCOVER HOI AN COUNTRYSIDE BY JEEP

08.30 Your jeep and guide will meet you at your hotel and you will begin your day cruising through the country lanes and villages in Hoi An. 09.00 After crossing the Cua Dai bridge with its spectacular views of Hoi An the river system, the mountains and Cham islands, we arrive at the fishing village which is alive with activity as the market traders sell their evenings catch. We have an opportunity to explore the village and take photos before visiting a house where local fish sauce is made. We learn how this delicious and unique condiment is made. We sit to enjoy a local coffee before come back to Hoi An.10.30 After crossing the river again we continue our journey. We explore an amazing village, home to 7 hectares of water coconut palm. These palms that grow in the waterways are unique and have a myriad of uses in Hoi An: from food right through to housing construction!11.00 The waterways are also home to the basket boats used by local fishermen. We learn about the traditional art of making basket boats before boarding these strange and unique vessels to continue our journey. In our boat, we take a journey of discovery, meeting the local people who make the fishing nets that the fishermen use, a trade that has been handed down through the centuries.12.00 After our basket boat trip we make our way by jeep to the famous village of Tra Que.12.15 We arrive at Tra Que. The village is famous for its fresh local herbs and vegetables, and is named after the sweet smelling herb that is used to flavor many local Hoi An dishes. Your local village hosts will provide you with a cooking demonstration and show you some of the local specialties including how to make rice paper, banh xeo and tam huu local spring roll. Then it’s time to roll up your sleeves and try your hand at preparing your own Hoi An specialty lunch including starter, main course and dessert. Sit back and enjoy your culinary creations at the family table overlooking the locals tending their arable land.13.30 Before we set off on our tour of the village, relax and enjoy a traditional foot massage in the fragrant garden.14.00 Your village hosts will take you on a tour of the village. Enjoy the nurseries and herb gardens abundant with bird’s eye chilli, lemongrass, basil, coriander and spring onions that are all thriving in the rich soil. Learn about the unique algae and its nourishing impacts on the soil. Jump right in and see how the plots are planted, tended and watered with the guidance of local family farmers.14.30 We continue our journey in the countryside, making our way to a very old pagoda. The pagoda is a place for quiet reflection, listening to your heart, forgetting your troubles and enjoying the harmonious environment of the monastery.15.00 we make our way to the village of Thanh Ha. 16.00 After our visit to the village your jeep will return you to your hotel..

$130 Day Trips & Excursions

MOUNTAINS OF DA NANG PANORAMA PERFECTION

08.30 Your guide and jeep will meet you at your hotel. We depart Hoi An and indulge in the rich cultural and scenic diversity of this beautiful region. 09.00 Our first stop is at the Marble Mountains. Its five mountains are named after five elements: metal, fire, wood, earth and water. They are home to numerous tunnels, pagodas, caves and many grottoes ready to be explored. Walk the stone stairs to the top of Thuy Son (Water Mountain) for a panoramic view of the nearby countryside. Thrill-seekers can even take an optional abseil into the depths of Hell’s Cave! 10.00 After exploring the mountains we return to the Jeep to continue our journey to Monkey Mountain. We stop at a small fishing village to enjoy the coracle and other fishing boats and watch the fishers go about their trade. Enjoy the ocean views from sea level, because we are about to climb the mountain to enjoy the panorama of majestic ocean at the top.10.30 Returning to the Jeep we begin our ascent up Monkey Mountain. The roads become bendy and steep. Here, we experience the lush tropical vistas of the peninsula, home to rare flora and fauna and maybe a monkey or two, rising 642 metres above the coast line. We also stop and visit a helipad that was used by the Americans in the Vietnam war. The panoramic views of Danang from the helipad are stunning. Have your cameras handy. 12.00 We stop for a gourmet picnic lunch in the shade of an ancient tree. Enjoy the views and take in the scenery. 13.00 Boarding the jeep, we continue snaking our way around the mountain. Enjoy the wind in your hair as we make our way to the Linh Ung Pagoda. The pagoda was constructed to commemorate the development of Vietnamese Buddhism in the 21st century and is famous for its beautiful 67 metre tall Goddess of Mercy statue standing on a lotus shaped platform. It is a very significant cultural site surrounded by stunning coastal views. 14.00 It’s time leave Monkey Mountain and head further north to the famous Hai Van (Ocean Cloud) Pass. Once a military check point, it also serves as the border between the Danang and Hue provinces. It is the longest and highest mountain pass in Vietnam and on a clear day offers stunning views of Tien Sa Port, Danang, Son Tra and the Cham Islands and their endless white beaches and gorgeous green jungle foliage. 15.00 Stop at the peak and enjoy the views. Explore the Hai Van Gate and enjoy the photo opportunities. Enjoy a local Vietnamese coffee with the lively souvenir sellers and enjoy the frenetic activity. 15.30 Begin our return journey to Hoi An through rural villages and towns enjoying views of the rice paddies as we go. 17.00 Arrive at hotel and the tour concludes.

$168.75 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Mountains Of Danang - Panorama Perfection from Hoi An

08.30      Your guide and jeep will meet  you at your hotel. We depart  Hoi An and indulge in the rich cultural and scenic diversity of this beautiful region. 09.00      Our first stop  is at the  Marble Mountains.  Its five mountains are named  after  five elements:  metal, fire, wood, earth and water.  They are home to numerous tunnels, pagodas, caves and many grottoes ready to be explored. Walk the stone  stairs to the top of Thuy Son (Water Mountain)  for a panoramic  view of the  nearby  countryside.  Thrill-seekers can even take an optional abseil into the depths  of Hell’s Cave! 10.00      After exploring  the  mountains we return  to the  Jeep to continue  our journey to Monkey Mountain.   We stop at a small fishing village to enjoy the coracle and other  fishing boats  and  watch  the  fishers go  about  their  trade.  Enjoy the  ocean  views from  sea  level, because  we are about  to climb the mountain to enjoy the panorama of majestic ocean at the top. 10.30      Returning to the Jeep we begin our ascent up Monkey Mountain.  The roads become bendy and steep.  Here, we experience the lush tropical vistas of the peninsula,  home  to rare flora and fauna and maybe a monkey or two, rising 642 metres above the coast line. We also stop and visit a helipad that  was used by the Americans in the Vietnam war. The panoramic views of Danang from the helipad are stunning.  Have your cameras handy. 12.00      We stop for a gourmet picnic lunch in the shade of an ancient tree. Enjoy the views and take in the scenery. 13.00      Boarding the jeep, we continue  snaking our way around  the mountain. Enjoy the wind in your hair as we make our way to the Linh Ung Pagoda. The pagoda was constructed to  commemorate the  development of  Vietnamese  Buddhism  in the  21st  century  and  is famous  for its beautiful  67 metre  tall Goddess  of Mercy statue  standing  on a lotus shaped platform.   It is a very significant cultural site surrounded by stunning  coastal views. 14.00      It’s time leave Monkey Mountain  and  head  further  north  to the  famous  Hai Van (Ocean Cloud) Pass. Once a military check point,  it also serves as the  border  between the Danang and Hue provinces. It is the longest and highest mountain pass in Vietnam and on a clear day offers stunning  views of Tien Sa Port, Danang,  Son Tra and the Cham Islands and their endless white beaches  and gorgeous green jungle foliage. 15.00      Stop at the peak and enjoy the views. Explore the Hai Van Gate and enjoy the photo opportunities. Enjoy a local Vietnamese  coffee with the lively souvenir sellers and enjoy the frenetic activity. 15.30      Begin our return journey to Hoi An through rural villages and towns enjoying views of the rice paddies as we go.17.00      Arrive at hotel and the tour concludes.

$73 Day Trips & Excursions

Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach Day Trip from Hoi An

From the hotel, we will depart for Marble Mountain (Vietnamese: Ngu Hanh Son; literally "five elements mountains"). Here we will discover the stunning natural caves of the mountain and enjoy the beautiful view from the top of the mountain. We will also visit the mysterious pagodas and the sculpture village located here. Next, you will go to Am Phu Cave where there's a replica of heaven and hell, eerie underground tunnels while listening the clapping of bats' wings in the cave. Continue to Da Nang museum which has the rich local history and culture. Then, we will continue to Son Tra Peninsula, where we can admire the beauty of the Linh Ung Pagoda - one of the largest pagodas in Da Nang city. This pagoda has a combination of modern and traditional styles and is home to the Guan Yin statue, considered to be the tallest statue in Vietnam (67 meters). From here, you can view the whole city, mountain and Son Tra peninsula as well as Ngu Hanh Son Mountain with its white, sandy banks. The beautiful landscape creates a unique impression that you cannot find in other places.Then, we will head to Lang Co Beach. With its gradually sloping, white sand beach, the average depth of less than 1m and the average temperature in the bathing season of 25°C, Lang Co is an ideal beach for tourists. In Lang Co beach, there are various kinds of shrimp, lobster, sea shrimp, crab, butter-fish, mackerel fish and oysters. Not far from the beach, there is Chan May scenery and Lang Co fishing village, making lovely viewing opportunities. Have lunch. After lunch, we will visit Lap An Lagoon, Chan May Port then head to Hai Van Pass, the longest and highest mountain pass road in Vietnam with a length of 21 kilometers. On the national highway-01, Hai Van Pass is an impressive landscape. It is like a giant dragon, lying on highway-01 on the geographical boundary between Da Nang and Thua Thien-Hue Province. On sunny days, the pass is a great place for dazzling panoramic views over Da Nang, Tien Sa Port, Son Tra Peninsula, Cham Islands and picturesque endless white-sand beaches.

$55 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

My Son Deluxe Seat-in-coach Tour

08h30: Tour guide and car driver pick your up in the hotel. 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.