Hoi An

The Secret Waterfall

92 reviews
Experience by
Team Onetrip

The Experience

Want to get away? Let's get out of town and head to our secret waterfall for a truly local adventure. This experience includes a ride through the beautiful countryside where you catch a glimpse of the local life in the Quang Nam province and grab a few tasty local bites.

Detailed itinerary


Our adventure will begin early in the morning so we can enjoy the cool breeze as we make our way through the town on the way to the villages along the river. We will stop by one for a short while and interact with the locals and learn how to make the traditional Hoi An lanterns you see adorning the alleyways. You will get to make one for yourself!

After that we will head to another village that has been around for 500 years, specializing in pottery. After that, along the way to the waterfall, we will stop at a local market to pick up some delicious Vietnamese fruits to prepare for our picnic. We will enjoy these as we swim in the waterfall…

To get to the waterfall, we'll be doing a little bit of hiking so make sure to put on comfy shoes! And of course, don’t forget your swimwear!

After the waterfall, we'll enjoy a scrumptious home-cooked meal at the bottom of the hill prepared by a local family as we enjoy our scenery and chat and laugh.

It's a simple no-frill get-down-adventure and we'll get you back at your accommodation by 4:00 PM.


Breakfast, drinks, and a delicious Vietnamese lunch are included.


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 easily 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 once had a courageous 6-year old opting for the motorcycle option and ended up having an awesome time and 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.

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.

92 reviews


Absoloutely loved our day trip with OneTrip! We opted for the motorbike option and are so glad we did - was such an authentic way to see the beautiful city of Hoi An. From the delicious breakfast to the lantern making workshop to the secret waterfalls, the entire day was a blast. So thankful to the incredible guides for showing us around!! Not to miss :)

I've done 3 tours with Onetrip to date: secret waterfall with Bryan, My Son adventure with Vinh, and Hoi An to Hue over Hai Van Pass again with Bryan. This review won't really focus on the content of each tour, but the overall experience. Each one of these comes with it's own charm, but the positives can easily be identified across all three. Firstly, how the tour is put together. It starts with local food and drink, which immediately opens the door for some cultural exchange. It also includes a local lunch, which lets you experience Vietnamese home life even further.Secondly, all tours include a visit to local families/workshops that do some traditional craft, like pottery, bronze casting, straw mat or lantern making or traditional fish sauce production. It's not only a great experience, but even more special because you don't visit the tourist traps but actual local people that share their stories. It's also clear that the guides have great relationships with these people, since they are welcomed like the proverbial prodigal son every time.Thirdly, the guides. They are knowledgeable, skilled drivers, speak good English and are good conversationalists, and are accommodating in every way possible. They know their routes, know their host families (for lack of a better word) and make you feel immediately comfortable when they pick you up. As a plus, they also take great pictures for you ;) Maybe I just struck it lucky, but I can truly say I've made friends with them as they are just good people. Lastly, the pace of the tour is dictated by you. Since there's a one to one guide/tourist/bike ratio, you can adapt an mold the plans for they day according to you alone. The guides are happy to extend certain activities or swop some things around based on your request, the weather circumstances, etc. They have enough experience and knowledge of their itineraries that they're still able to fit everything in.Onetrip is an awesome way to experience not just main attractions, but also true local life. It might be more expensive than other companies, but you absolutely get every dong's worth. You won't regret going with them.

After having done a tour in HCMC I planned on going on another tour with Onetrip once in Hoi An. Best decision ever.The tour to the Secret waterfall with Bryan was perfect from the start.Again I chose the motorcycle option since it gives you a feeling of freedom.We started off at Hoi An market with a typical Vietnamese breakfast, sitting on one of the famous red small chairs.Then we took a boat to the other side and stopped at a home of a Vietnamese family who made the famous Vietnamese sleeping mats to support themselves. It was an interesting glimpse into vietnamese local life.After that we stopped at a fruit market and I could pick my choice of fruits before heading towards the Secret waterfall. And secret it is indeed!! After a small hike (you should wear proper footwear!) over stones we came to the magic spot and I was stunned. The view was breathtaking and the best thing: we were the only ones there. No tourists.Bryan prepared the fruits while I was swimming in the cave and took a waterfall shower :)We then had our fruits while relaxing in the water.At midday we enjoyed a local lunch which was enormous for just him and me.Throughout this trip Bryan was exceptional and I think that is what makes Onetrip stand out from other tours. He was funny, attentive, had a lot of information about the culture and the people and was a very safe motorcycle rider!! He took many pictures which he shared with me at the end of the day.I truly enjoyed this day and I'm already planning on doing another trip with the guys once in Hà Noi.Thanks again Bryan for this great day!

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