Hoi An

My Son Sanctuary Adventure

96 reviews
Experience by
Team Onetrip

The Experience

If you're into history, visiting My Son is the ultimate melting pot of ancient Champa history mixed with the modern Remnants of the American war. My Son Sanctuary is the most important Hindu temple complexes in all of Southeast Asia built by the Champa Kingdom from the 2nd to 14th century in central Vietnam.

On two wheels, or four, we’ll head towards the beautiful countryside filled with paddies and river crossings to experience local life that you can only feel in person. History, religion, culture…and of course, FOOD, we've got you covered.


Detailed itinerary

7:00 AM FOR MOTORCYCLE / 7:30 AM FOR PRIVATE CAR AND SHARED MINI VAN

We start early in the morning to enjoy the cool breeze in the town. We’ll go through a local market at its busiest time of the day before taking a ferry across the river, giving you a lovely view of Hoi An from a distance. On the other side is Kim Bong village, known for boat building and carpentry. We'll also get a glimpse of how strawmats are made.

If you choose the car tour option, you will get to head to a traditional pottery village that has been there for 500 years instead. The car can not squeeze through the tiny village alleyways, however we've come up with stop that is just as exciting.

On the way to My Son, we will stop by a bronze casting village where the locals transform bullet shells into musical instruments. We will stop for a home-cook meal before continuing to My Son Sanctuary.

At the Sanctuary, we’ll witness these magnificent thousand year old Hindu temples that continues to puzzle researchers as to how they were able to survive the harsh weather in this region for such a long time. You will also learn more about Hinduism, which shaped the art and culture of the lost civilization for centuries. We'll arrive back at your accommodation around 4:00 - 5:00 PM.


All-inclusive

Breakfast, drinks, entrance fee, and an awesome local lunch are included.


Important notes

Although the private car option is available, we recommend taking the motorcycle option as we think it is the best way to experience our Vietnamese culture. On a bike, we can stop whenever and wherever you want. The freedom is incomparable to anything else you've ever experienced.

For those with back problems or family with elderly or young children, then we recommend the private car option. Although, we have had a courageous 6-year old having a blast, loving every bit of the adventure.

We also have a minivan group tour option which can have up to 12 guests for a more social experience.

Cancellations:

  • 30% cancellation fee for any cancellation made less than 24 hours prior to the tour date since we have to book many services in advance.
  • Otherwise, there is a 5% transaction fee for bookings that are canceled 24 hours prior to the departure in order to cover for transaction processing costs.

96 reviews

5.0

If you can buy one experience that will make your trip to Vietnam pick one from this company. They are well thought through and authentic. I did two tours and they were both stunning. Bryan led me on an amazing motorbike tour to My Son. We visited the lantern making workshop and metal workshop along the way. I felt safe on the bike and felt like I made a new friend. Perfect adventure for a solo traveler


Was für ein toller Tag mit einem netten und sympathischen Guide von onetrip! Laternenbasteln, töpfern, gut Essen und natürlich ein Besuch in My son. Seht beeindrucken und professionell in Durchführung und sehr informativ! War meine zweite Tour mit onetrip und sofort wieder!


Amazing trip to My Son temple with Leo, Harry, Tyler, Hip, and Tsang. The motorbikes were so much fun! The guys were so patient while we took drone footage throughout the day and took a few detours so we could get great shots. They were so patient - even when it delayed us quite a bit. We stopped at one family’s house for a fantastic lunch, to kick a ball around, and nap in a hammock. At another home we stopped at, we chatted with the kids about the rainy season, school, and their lives. My favorite part of the day was watching a bronze artist work and then playing instruments with him. I desperately wanted to bring one of his instruments home to my other son (a musician), but didn’t have enough money with me. Harry offered to take me back to the next day to buy one. While we were there, I got to watch them melt bullets and land mines and turn them into something beautiful. I’ve done tours in the past that felt like the stops were planned to get us to purchase things. This was the opposite - we received gifts, and they seemed surprised when I asked to purchase something.


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