I Hope you’re good. As you may have read it in my previous article, we travelled to Hoi An after Ho Chi Minh City. We first took a plane to Da Nang and then a cab to Hoi An. I do recommend to take domestic flights with the company Vietnam Airlines because first the prices are affordable. And second and most important, you have a 20 kg suitcase included in your ticket and this is literally priceless!!
We spent four days there. We stayed over at Hoi An Viet House Homestay, that I don’t necessarily recommend. It is very cheap, it’s quit central (it is in a touristy street though), but it is not super super clean and the manager was at first very sweet and then she got strange with us. But anyway, in this article I will tell you what to do in Hoi An 🙂
For the two first days, we just chilled and walked around the city. We got massed, we got our eyelashes extensions done for only 20€ and it was a very good job (you can see it on my IG stories). Hoi An is known for its lantern festival and the tradition is to light one up on the river. At night, the city is alive and shops are opened until late. There is a mix between regular tourist shops and trendy shops. And very important, Hoi An is THE tailor-made city of Vietnam. It can be about regular fabrics or leather for shoes, bags or suits they can do anything! Unfortunately, I didn’t get anything tailored (although I had a lot of sketches, believe me), but my sister got a pair of leather boots tailor-made and it was perfect. It was of course pretty cheap, but it is Vietnam so you have to negotiate for anything.
On the third day, we rented a car with a driver to visit the Marble Mountains and some waterfalls. It was honestly awesome!! The Marble Mountains is a Buddhist site with temples and caves and it is worth going there. My only advice is to go there very early because it gets crowded around 10 am and it is not pleasant. We spent about 1h30 up there.
Afterwards, our driver dropped us at some waterfalls (I am very sorry but I have no idea about their name), and it wasn’t what we expected. We found ourselves on a river with plenty of street food stands, with super loud music, crowded with locals who went there to spend the day eating and swimming. It was a super cool atmosphere!! And the landscape was amazing, on one side we had the mountains and on the other we had the river. It was one of my fav moments in Vietnam, once again you can check my story to see more about it 🙂
Our last stop of the day was at the beach. At a very beautiful and lonely beach, where the water was way warmer than in the river. We swam a bit and then back to Hoi An with our driver.
I do recommend to hire a driver in Hoi An, it is the best. You can discover out of the ordinary places, for example at the beginning of the trip we stopped by a local restaurant to have breakfast. And then we stopped several times on the way to admire landscapes, we also saw cows crossing the highway like easy peasy. It is a must do 😉
See you later friends,
Monday, 04 June 2018.