My Son tours from Hoi An

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Last Updated on 3 years by Tam Le Van

My Son sanctuary is another UNESCO World heritage site in Vietnam’s Central coast. Others are Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park, complex of Hue monuments and of course, Hoi An ancient town. It’s worth visiting by its rich history, temples of exotic Indian-influenced architecture with a special building techniques still in secret, wealth of sculptures&carving and scenic locational setting. Because of same latitude, the best times to see it are like Hoi An (browse http://hoianlife.net/the-best-times-to-visit-hoi-an/ to know details).

Packaged tours from Hoi An to My Son sanctuary are plenty and standing as the most-chosen ways to explore. Competitive prices, relatively even in the quality and lots of choices of booking place are reasons to explain why they’re popular. Local guide is another element, plays very important role to open our horizon about My Son’s owners and their heritage left today. If go without a guide or someone with no deep understanding, it’s takes time.

In this article, HOI AN LIFE enlightens My Son tours from Hoi An according to particular purposes. You find your best matching options smoother. We have another article tittled ‘Everything you need to know about My Son sanctuary’ covering inclusive information. Check out it here.

Things to know before visit My Son sanctuary

Opening hours: 6 a.m to 5 p.m daily

Ticket fare: 150.000 VND (around 6.5 USD), including two-way transfer by electric buggy and art performance of Cham people artists.

What to expect: A complex of over twenty standing Hindu temples built by Champa kingdom in hidden techniques, still undiscovered nowadays. All is sited in a picteresque landscape of valley, steams and forested mountains. In 1999, it’s registered as 4th World heritage site.

Dresscode (or what should I wear to My Son sanctuary): kee-covered and harmfits-covered clothes are required when visit. Pieces made up by comfortable materials will help you alot to deal with strong heat within summertime. Umbrella, rain coat or hat is also necessary in the rainy season. Browse our article http://hoianlife.net/the-best-times-to-visit-hoi-an/ to know details about the beginning and end of each season.

Bus/car tours from Hoi An to My Son sanctuary

Hoi An day tour to My Son sanctuary

This is the most popular choice of holiday makers staying in Hoi An. It often lasts a half of day and lunch inclusion is up to you. If like to eat out in your favourite restaurant, check all information carefully ahead of time and prepare its address to show your guide/driver. In case of eateries within the Ancient town, you may have to walk to reach after 3 p.m. About the cost, there is not big difference between tour operators. My Son is a must see so the competion of price exists at most times (should compare once make up your mind). Good deals and promotions are offered in off-tourist or rainy seasons. Additionally, early departure is highly recommended to avoid crowds as well as midday heat in peak season.

#1 VM Travel My Son Day Tour

Itenerary, price, inclusions and exclusions
VM Travel offers two options of departure time to choose from, 7:30 a.m and 1 p.m. After pick up and one-hour drive, you will start your trip to learn about a new culture. In the course of time in My Son sanctuary, also have the chance to watch art performances carried out by Cham talents. Then, go back to Hoi An on a river cruise and also stop at celebrated Thanh Ha pottery making village in the end of the tour.

Price: 103 USD for one person, 58 for two people and couple, 42 USD for group of 3 people, 34 USD for group of 4 people. Contact VM Travel for larger size group or like to know special offers.
Inclusions: Private air-conditioned car, boat on Thu Bon river, English speaking guide, My Son ticket, Thanh Ha pottery making village ticket, bottles of water.
Exclusions: Meals, tipping, personal expenses and things not mentioned in inclusion section.
How to book

#2 Tommy Dao My Son Day Tour

Your guide will pick up you in the hotel at 7:30 a.m (this time is flexible). Tommy Dao Tours advises bringing sun screen, full-charged camera, cap/hat, proper shoes and sun glasses. After around one hour crossing through rural villages, small towns and scenic sceneries, start to explore all secrets of My Son sanctuary. You may get back to Hoi An around 12 p.m. Lunch is not encompassed in this My Son tour so prepare your favourite restaurant for lunch ahead of time if possible.
Price: To know good deals, contact with Tommy Dao Tours via email Tommydaotours@gmail.com, Whatsapp (+84) 905044564 or Facebook page. Booking for family, company and group of friends will be received special offers.
Inclusions: Hotel pick-up and drop-off services, modern air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver, English speaking guide (Cantonese or Mandarin available on request), My Son ticket, bottles of fresh water, wifi on bus.
Exclusions: tipping, personal expenses, travel insurance and things not mentioned in the inclusion section.
How to book:

Sunrise tour to My Son sanctuary from Hoi An

Sunrise experience in My Son is off the beaten path and provides pleasant times to visit picture-poscard temples without strong heat of high noon. It’s also a good way to stay away from mass tourism (especially in peak season). Meaning that you will appreciate highlights of the UNESCO complex in comfort.

Many local operators arrange sunrise tour to My Son sanctuary daily. So, general price is diverse up to diffrent itenerary and inclusion&exclusion. You should take note these key information: entrance ticket (150.000 VND-6.5 USD), transfer buggy included, tour guide service helpful to understand deeper culture of Champa kingdom, art performances available at 9:30 a.m, 10 a.m, 10:30 a.m, 2:30 p.m and 3 p.m daily at the public stage (no additional charge). To know more about My Son sanctuary, browse Hoi An Life’s article through http://hoianlife.net/everything-you-need-to-know-about-my-son-sanctuary/.

Half-day sunrise tour of VM Travel

Itenerary, price, inclusions and exclusions
Pick up you at your hotel in 5 a.m and arrive My Son 1.15hours later. Spend two to three hours to understand Champa’s ancient Hindu temples with a local guide. Art performances are also included. Leave at around 10 a.m to return Hoi An.

Price: 38 USD for group of 1-3 people (4 seat car) and 45 USD for 7 seat car, 55 USD for group under 12 people (16 seat van).
Inclusion: Pick-up service at hotel, one way transfer with modern air-conditioned car/bus, consultation from staffs, waiting until you stop My Son exploration.
Exclusion: Entrance ticket, guiding fee from tour guide, 40 mins boat ride to get back to Hoi An.

Guided My Son holyland sunrise tour of Tommy Dao Tours

Kick off at 5:15 from your hotel or resort, it takes only one hour to set foot on legendary My Son sanctuary. Along side discovery different aspects about this UNESCO site and its owner, you have the chance to witness first lights of the day in peace, just before mass tourism comes. At around 9:15, get back to Hoi An for brunch. An off-the-beaten-path travel itenery!

Price: To know good deals, contact with Tommy Dao Tours via email Tommydaotours@gmail.com, Whatsapp (+84) 905044564 or Facebook page. Booking for family, company and group of friends will be received special offers. About last minute bookings, give a call.
Inclusions: Modern air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver, licensed English speaking guide (Cantonese and Mandarin available upon request), My Son entrance ticket, bottles of water.
Exclusions: Personal expenses, tipping and things not mentioned in inclusion section.

My Son sanctuary and the Marble Mountain tour

Tour operator: Hoi An Express TravelAddress: 30 Tran Hung Dao street, the Old town
Duration: Full day with lunch (around 8 hours)Price: 1.930.000 VND (83 USD)

Not only mesmerizing My Son sanctuary and striking the Marble Mountains, you have a bonus of Son Tra peninsular (the Monkey Mountain). In which, a part of East coast and Chua Linh Ung Bai But pagoda (Lady Buddha pagoda) are main stops. There is another Buddhist temple with same name on this Hoi An Express’s tour as well. It’s nestled in the Marble Mountains. Linh Ung means ‘wishes answered miraculously’ in local language. Your lunch will be arranged following your fabulous time in the sanctuary. If have any special requests about food and food allergy, get in touch with the tour operator in advance to receive the best prepations from.

Inclusions: Pick-up and drop-off services, entrance tickets of My Son, the Marble Mountains and Lady Buddha pagoda, one-way elevator at the Marble Mountains, travel insurance, lunch, English speaking guide and bottle of water.

Exclusions: Personal expenses, tipping and things not mentioned in the inclusion section.

Booking/cancellation policies: Reserve or cancel your booking 24hrs prior to your trip begins for a full refund. In opposite to, contact with Hoi An Express Travel as soon as possible via its telephone number (+84) 835470787, official email info@hoianexpress.com.vn or walk-in its office at 30 Tran Hung Dao street if being near.

Fact: Da Nang houses three Linh Ung pagoda in the Marble Mountain (the earliest one), Ba Na Hills and Son Tra peninsular. They all together create a ‘sacred triagle’ to protect the city in spirit.

My Son sanctuary, the Marble Mountains and Son Tra peninsular (the Monkey Mountain)

Tour operator: Hoi An Express TravelAddress: 30 Tran Hung Dao street, the Old town
Duration: Full day with lunch (around 8 hours)Price: VND (USD)

You will be picked up in your hotel at around 7:30 a.m and then start the trip to My Son. In this UNESCO listed site, your expert guide explains door to door different aspects about Champa kingdom and its history, culture, religion, architecture as well as art. Then have lunch in a local restaurant before heading to explore caves and temples in the Marble Mountains. Before get back to Hoi An, tour bus stops at Linh Ung pagoda on Son Tra peninsular-home of the tallest Lady Buddha statue in the country. Da Nang people believe that she protects their beautiful city from harsh natural disasters.

Inclusions: Pick-up and drop-off services, entrance tickets of My Son, the Marble Mountains and Lady Buddha pagoda, one-way elevator at the Marble Mountains, travel insurance, lunch, English speaking guide and bottle of water.

Exclusions: Personal expenses, tipping and things not mentioned in the inclusion section.

Booking/cancellation policies: Reserve or cancel your booking 24hrs prior to your trip begins for a full refund. In opposite to, contact with Hoi An Express Travel as soon as possible via its telephone number (+84) 835470787, official email info@hoianexpress.com.vn or walk-in its office at 30 Tran Hung Dao street if being near.

My Son sanctuary and Ba Na Hills tour

Tour operator: Tommy Dao toursAddress: Le Thanh Tong street, Cam Chau
Duration: Day tourPrice: Contact to know

You will start this Ba Na Hills and My Son tour from Hoi An at 6:30 a.m (or earlier upon request) to avoid the crowds. Before visit splendid towered temples venerated to Shiva god set in forests, spend few hours to discover home of massive French-styled village, exciting indoor&outdoor games and glorious flower gardens. Especially, experience world’s longest cable car at its complete time as well as phenomenal the Golden bridge (Cau Vang). International buffet is also offered in a smoothing atmosphere restaurant of Ba Na Hills into the bargain. To know good deals, contact with Tommy Dao Tours via email Tommydaotours@gmail.com, Whatsapp (+84) 905044564 or Facebook page. Booking for family, company and group of friends will be received special offers.

Inclusions: Hotel pick-up and drop-off services, modern air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver, English speaking guide (other languages available on request), Ba Na Hills ticket and buffet, My Son ticket, bottles of fresh water, cool towels.

Exclusions: Travel insurance, tipping, personal expenses and things not mentioned in inclusion section.

Booking/cancellation policy: you’re advised to make a reservation in advance via Tommy Dao Tours’s contacts. Call directly manager of the operator or leave a massage on Whatsapp (+84) 905044564 to make last minute bookings.

Hoi An boat tour to My Son sanctuary

Normally start by bus from Hoi An to explore mysterious temples in My Son sanctuary valley in the morning and get back by a cruise along Thu Bon river. This is full-day activity and the lunch is often designed as an inclusion of its price. During your boating time, you will get closer to nature, authentic rural hamlets and immense fields. In the ending parts, some operators also offer a visit to traditional craft villages like Thanh Ha or Kim Bong (review your travel itenerary to avoid the repetition of these places on next days). If arrive Hoi An center in late afternoon, you also have the chance to witness transquil and gorgeous sunset. At the time, nature is at its best. Browse here to see information about other boat trips.

Hoi An motorbike tour to My Son sanctuary

One of the best way to visit My Son sanctuary from Hoi An, every motorbike tour is out of the way and unduplicated to each other. If you’re a solo man looking for travel friends, this kind of tour will be proper. Guide-drivers are friendly, enthusiatic and full of carefullness in his drive. That’s such easier to take memorable photos and record videos on back of a motorbike as well. The best motorbike tours to My Son sanctuary from Hoi An is outlined in our article here.

Hoi An cycling tour to My Son sanctuary

For adventure lovers, cycling tour to My Son sanctuary is in their bucket list within Central Vietnam, alongside Hai Van mountain pass. Local professional operators like Hoi An Cycling or Heaven and Earth Tours offer the program of back roads, transquil villages, rice fields and rural ways of life to cyclists. In the sanctuary, your mechanic-guide will inform you ins and outs about Champa’s works of art and its sculpture masterpieces. Well-spent a day!

To know the best cycling tours from Hoi An to My Son sanctuary (and other stars), read our article through http://hoianlife.net/the-best-hoi-ans-cycling-tours/ for detailed information.

Tour on jeep to My Son sanctuary from Hoi An

Americans brought the military jeep into the country during Vietnam war in 1960s. In post-war period, it’s used as a traffic vehicle to transport people up to high mountain like Lang Biang mt in Da Lat or as the friend with tourist on tours. If you like something special in your dimond holiday, the jeeep is suited. Not only offer freedom vibes, you get closer to the nature and sense of exploration. As same as cycling experience, Hoi An best jeep tours design off-the-beaten-track routes to move on instead of highways and choose peaceful villages to replace bustling towns. Browse here to deepen your understanding.

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Tam Le Van

Tam is a tour leader and passionate traveler who has beautiful memories over 50 provinces of Vietnam. During the time Corona virus spreads out globally, he decides to become a blogger to share his experiences.
Contacts for work: Levantam0906@gmail.com or (+84) 968009827

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