Hoi An

My Son Adventure

28 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

We start early in the morning to enjoy the cool breeze in the town. We’ll visit local market to get some fresh fruits 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.

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.


Important

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.

Please note that there is a 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.


28 reviews

5.0

The trip today with Onetrip Hanoi to My Son nearby Hoi An was fantastic. The rider Tri rode bike in such an experienced and reliable way you wished the trip would last much longer. I recommend Onetrip with this amazing day with specific thanks to Tri for taking such good care of me all day!


My goals on this trip to Vietnam was to exlpore the beautiful landscapes and learn more about the people living there. I am happy to say that my Onetrip Hoi An / My Son tour experience exceeded expectations in this regard and have left me yearning for more. I could not have asked for a better guide than Tri, whose enthusiasm for the unique regional cultures of Vietnam was truly apparent. I felt like I was able to talk to him like I've known him for years and I learned quite a bit from him because of this. What makes Onetrip unique is its partnerships with local families and businesses, creating a strong network of support and sense of community. Highly recommended.


Overall this was an incredible experience I couldn’t recommend enough. Our guides Coconut Tree and Bach were super informative, well-prepared, and in general just fun to hang out with. The activities were all very interesting and seem to vary based on the pictures in other reviews. I think our favorite was the mat making, as it was both a direct learning experience as well as a way to interact with a local family and learn about small village living. The other stops along the way to My Son, however, were also really informative and incorporated more history (writing system/Christianity with the first church, Vietnam War and since with the gong maker family). We also really appreciated meeting up with another group and heading to lunch/My Son together.The weather on our day went from rainy to overcast to sunny, and we’re glad we went through with the tour despite the possible bad weather. They came prepared with extra raincoats for us which came in handy, and the rainy market/countryside offered the opportunity for more unique pictures. The sunny landscape later in the day made for some of the most breathtaking views we’d seen, made all the cooler while motorbiking. The food stops provided on the tour were all great as well. It started with a selection of fruits at the local market (delicious!!) then later a quick Banh Mi break, and finally a home cooked family-style lunch for the group which was plenty filling as well as tasty. We also stopped for some fresh coconuts which Coconut graciously plucked for us, itself a fun and refreshing experience! :)Lastly, the tour around My Son itself was truly fascinating and was another place where Coconut’s guidance really stood out. He talked us through the ruins as well as the history itself and his passion for learning/teaching religions came through. The scenery here is unbelievable, definitely a must-see.


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