Step off the beaten track with an adventurous jeep trip through the countryside. Depart from Hoi An and drive along rural roads to the ancient city of My Son, seat of the once-mighty Champa Kingdom. Stop often to visit charming villages and to take photos of the spectacular rice paddies.
Today’s tour will begin at 07:30 from your hotel in Hoi An through countryside hamlets where locals go about their daily activities. First stop is at a local market to witness the bustling morning activities while sipping a Vietnamese coffee.
Visit a piglet market and learn about the history and purpose of this fascinating place. Continue your scenic trip towards My Son via small village roads lined with local house and picturesque paddy fields.
Reach My Son midmorning and set off on foot to the ruins of dozens of red brick towers built during the 7th – 13th centuries. Venture around the paths, visiting the numerous ruins soaking in the atmosphere of this historic site.
Midday begin the drive back to Hoi An. Visit a bronze casting village and stop at a local house to learn about the history of this ancient art and its importance in Vietnamese culture. Stop in a village home to a collection of traditional houses for a local lunch. Feel free to explore the village, take pictures and discover more about the vibrant Vietnamese culture.
Resume the trip back to Hoi An through the countryside, its quaint villages and rice paddies where photo opportunities abound. The adventure comes to a close upon reaching Hoi An about 14h30. (L)