Getting There & Away
Public boats to Cham Island dock at Bai Lang village. There’s a scheduled daily connection from a jetty on Ð Nguyen Hoang in Hoi An (two hours, around 7am daily). Foreigners are routinely charged up to 150,000d. Bring a copy of your passport and visa, as the boat captain needs to prepare a permit. Note that boats do not sail during heavy seas. From Bai Lang, a return ferry back to Hoi An leaves around 11am.
Local boaters and xe om offer connections between Bai Lang and Bai Huong; the rate is about 30,000d for a boat and 120,000d for a xe om.
The Vietnamese military has recently approved the opening up of roads that were formerly off limits to tourists. It's now possible to take a bicycle on the public ferry, and then ride up to terraced tea plantations or explore other areas of Hon Lao.