Hội An, a city on Việt-Nam’s central coast, was once part of the Cham Kingdom known as “Faifo.” From the 15th to the 19th century, it served as one of the most important ports on the South China Sea connecting the East with Europe. Subsequently, the trade routes shifted to Đà Nẵng, its neighboring city to the north, resulted in the virtual abandonment of Hội An —leaving it in much the same state as it was nearly 200 years ago. Today, Hội An’s well-preserved Ancient Town’s melting-pot history is reflected in its architecture, a mix of eras and styles from wooden Chinese shophouses and temples to colorful French colonial buildings, Cham ruins and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge with its pagoda. In 1999, Hội An’s Ancient Town was recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hội An’s distinctive regional cuisine blends centuries of cultural influences from East and Southeast Asia to Europe.
We’ve designed your experience in Hội An to capture the town’s ancient feel while we explore its rich cultural heritage and unique culinary traditions.
Travel from Huế to Hội An Highlights. Who You’ll Meet. Where You’ll Sip & Savor.
A Scenic Journey to Hội An with a visit to Children of Việt-Nam in Đà Nẵng, a Home Cooked Lunch
- We will travel from Huế to Hội An by private bus. Enroute we will make a stop in Đà Nẵng, Chef Hue-Chan’s birthplace, to visit a charity that is near and dear to her heart – Children of Việt-Nam (COV) in Đà Nẵng, whose mission is to “…lift children out of poverty by eliminating barriers to fulfilling their potential through wraparound services that focus on one child, one family, one community at a time.” COV serves Đà Nẵng City and the surrounding areas and focus on children with disabilities, ethnic minority and rural children living in poverty, children living in poverty at risk for dropping out of school, children living in single-mother households.
- Open Kitchen has arranged for a home cooked lunch by local families supported by COV programs with Đà Nẵng specialty dishes. Open Kitchen will donate a portion of our proceeds from our Việt-Nam Culinary Escapade to further COV’s mission.
Welcome to Hội An!
We will arrive late afternoon to Hội An. Following hotel check-in, our Local Guide will pick us up for a brief tour of this charming ancient town then we will have a Welcome Dinner at the famous Cargo Club restaurant by the acclaimed chef, restaurateur and author Trinh Diem Vy, that showcase Vietnam’s and Hội An’s cuisine.
Accommodation in Hội An
Anantara Hoi An Resort is set on the Thu Bồn River and less than a mile from Hội An’s historic area. The resort’s 94 rooms are all set in traditionally styled, two- or three-story townhouses reflecting Hoi An’s history of trade with Holland, Japan, China and France.
Day 9: Travel From Huế To Hội An