Hoi An is surrounded by beautiful countryside which naturally lends itself to a host of outdoor activities suitable for a variety of abilities. Enjoy incredible walks, bike rides and the infamous basket boats. Whilst visiting Hoi An, we recommend you adventure further than the town and make the most of these memorable experiences, which are often run by local families.
Basket boats are iconic to Vietnam, they were cleverly created when the French tried to introduce a tax for boats. The Vietnamese people designed circular 'baskets' which could float and be used to travel up and down the rivers, avoiding tax. Not only are the basket boats a part of the history of Vietnam, they're also incredibly fun to try and navigate. If you're looking for a memorable and fun experience during your stay in Hoi An then we highly recommend trying a basket boat experience.
Whilst Hoi An is best known for its 'Old Town', the beautiful countryside is often missed by visitors. We love exploring the countryside around Hoi An, cycle over bamboo bridges, try rice wine and see how woven mats are made. You can connect with the locals and discover what day-to-day life looks like. We highly recommend Heaven and Earth Cycle Tours.
A short boat ride from Hoi An, you can find a link of islands surrounded by reef. Explore the protected coral which bursts with life. There are several snorkeling and scuba diving companies that operate out of Hoi An.
Hoi An is a beautiful town to visit and explore. Whether you stay for a few days or a few weeks, make the most of your visit by staying in our stylish and spacious holiday apartments. It's a short 10 minute walk to the heart of Old Town, Hoi An from Full Moon Apartments which is ideally located near the Thu Bon River river. Guests can enjoy stylish and modern apartments which feature queen-size beds, luxury bathrooms, working space and a contemporary living area with sofas, a dining table and, in most apartments, a fully equipped kitchen. Our team are always on-hand to make your stay more memorable by helping you book tours and experiences, organise transport, drop-off laundry or deliver your favourite cocktail or dish from our on-site Bambu Bar & Restaurant. Full Moon Apartments feature luxurious facilities and elegant accommodation for all short and long stay holidays.
For more ideas of things to do in Hoi An visit our 'Things to do page'.