After spending the best week of my life exploring Son Doong (The World’s Largest Cave) I ventured southward towards Hoi An, Vietnam. It began with a Boomerang Bus trip to Hue City where I spent one night before jumping on a motorbike for a day of cruising which delivered me to Hoi An. I heard wonderful things about Hoi An before arriving and couldn’t wait to find out for myself. Friends from home told me it was a must see hidden gem. Friends in Korea informed me it was a tailoring capital of the world and new buddies in Vietnam told me I could be there in time for the full moon lantern festival!
The motorbike ride was an exhilarating experience that I highly recommend to any backpackers in Vietnam. From Hue to Hoi An or vice versa you can cheaply rent a motor bike with a group of backpackers and deliver it to the next hostel. For a few extra bucks they’ll ship your bags on the bus with less adventurous travelers. The trip south from Hue takes you over the Hai Van pass commanding a stunning view of the ocean with northern Vietnam above and Danang City to the south. (Danang City houses the closest airport to Hoi An & is only a $10 cab ride away).
Once you arrive in Hoi An you’ll be sure to enjoy a relaxing stay whether for few days or a weeks. I thought I’d only be there a few days and stayed all week! So, what is there to do in Hoi An?