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Adventure Activities to Do in Hoi An - Top Thrill Seeker Activities to Experience in Hoi An

As one of Vietnam's top tourist hotspots, Hoi An offers visitors a plethora of exciting activities. Here are some of the best adventure activities tourist can enjoy in the area.


Mountain Biking

Adventurists heading to Vietnam's beach and mountain laden landscapes should not miss the chance to enjoy a mountain biking tour of Hoi An. As one of the most exciting adventures visitors can have in the beach hotspot, mountain biking is also the ideal way to experience the rugged and unchartered countryside of Hoi An. Travellers can sign up for a mountain biking tour of Hoi An or simply rent out a mountain bike and head out of town on their own but it is important to learn the safest routes and the lay of the land before heading out on one's own. The sharp inclines and the back roads of Hoi An can prove challenging to novice mountain bikers but it also provides a great workout for the calf and leg muscles.



Often described as the best way to see the captivating beauty of Hoi An's coastline for oneself, a kayaking tour is also a fun and adventurous way to explore unchartered coastal territories in the area. The best place to enjoy a kayaking excursion in Hoi An is at Ha Long Bay where countless islands of limestone jut out from the ocean. The mist surrounding the limestone islands create the perfect atmosphere for an unforgettable kayaking trip in Hoi An while the staggering beauty of the water juxtapositioned against the islands will make travellers realize why Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Scuba Diving

While Vietnam and Hoi An in particular are not renowned as diving hubs, travellers will be surprised to find the excellent conditions available on the ground for the deep sea exploration activity. Hoi An is particularly blessed in this regard as the beauty of its underwater coral gardens is simply unmatched. Unlike more popular diving hotspots, Hoi An's waters and submerged landscapes remain untouched and pristine while teeming with marine life the likes of barracudas, dugongs, basslets and bamboo sharks. The best time to go diving in Hoi An is during the months from March till October when the waters are warm and more species are spotted in general. Those based at Anantara Hoi An Resort and similar venues will find that signing up for diving excursions in among the most engaging things to do in Hoi An.


Cruise Control

River cruises is Hoi An are a veritable rite of passage for first time visitors and great adventure awaits all those who take part in the many cruises available to tourists in the area. Day cruises, dinner cruises and night time cruises are accessible from a plethora of local tour operators that allow tourists to get a closer look at Hoi An town and the many landmarks that line its river shores. This includes pit stops at the Thanh Ha Pottery Village.



Home to Marble Mountain, a trip to Hoi An would truly be lacklustre without a hiking expedition to the iconic five hills that make up the mountain cluster. Containing temple, caves and cloud piercing peaks, the mountains are equally well known for the series of tunnels in its base.

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