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Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham)

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Address: Hoi An, Vietnam
Description: Cham islands are 15km from Cua Dai. There are seven islands altogether...
Cham islands are 15km from Cua Dai. There are seven islands altogether named according to their shape or characteristics. They are called Lao ( pear ), Dai ( long ), La ( leaf), Kho ( dry ),Tai ( ear ),Mo ( tomb ) and Nom ( East Wind ). They have good climate, cool the year round, trees and animals as well as marine life are plentiful here. On the island, there are precious bird nests while under the water, the coral is marvelous. There are also scenic spots around the island, such as Suoi Tinh ( Love stream), Suoi Ong ( Sir’s stream ), Hon Chong ( Piled up rocks ),Hang Ba ( The lady’s cave ). the island is also surrounded by very nice beaches with clean white sand and transparent, cool water.
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We took our hired motorscooter on the ferry to Cham Island along with the locals and their motorscooters. Was great fun to see Hoi An from a different angle. When we arrived at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

REVIEW OF TOURS TO CHAM ISLAND NOT ISLAND ITSELF! : The island itself is good except for the main place where there is chaos and lots of tourists and speedboats. The tour had no information, overloading the speedboats and only 10-15mins for snorkeling (only mask), no swimming time, 1hr to look at main town, no water provided. If you do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We took our hired motorscooter on the ferry to Cham Island along with the locals and their motorscooters. Was great fun to see Hoi An from a different angle. When we arrived at Cham Island we drove around the quiet streets seeing true village life and stopped at the local market. A visit to a couple of local craftsmen was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Booked through home stay with song hoi tourist. Seat on bus not designed for Europeans so very cramped in this heat. Guide showed little interest in us 4 Europeans especially the 2 that did not speak English.Speed boat to island had seen better days. Arriving at Chan island is a brief tour a waste of time. Great if your thing... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

What a disappointment, firstly the tour guide forgot to pick us up, no apologies. We were order to a boat then order off to full. The boat to trip across to the Island was the highlight of the trip, otherwise, it was too expensive. Didn’t see much of Cham Island, only 30 minutes for the snorkelling. Lunch was OK.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Just off the coast of Hoi An are the beautiful Cham Islands. The group islands have pretty sandy beaches with fantastic snorkelling and marine life. We were even able to catch a fish or 3. Really inexpensive trip for what you get out of it and a great way to spend the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We enjoyed a snorkelling tour to Cham Island. It's a lovely oasis away from the hustle and bustle of Hoi An Town.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

No part of this trip was worth going again. All foreigners were charged 3x higher than Vietnamese people. No good restaurants on the island, difficult to get around to the beaches, and nothing to do but wait for the boat to take you back to the mainland. You're much better off staying in Hoi An!

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Hanoi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

we came to this island with 1 day trip and going with Funny Travel Viet Nam agent. well organized with good tour guide and delicous lunch,beautiful beach and have fun with snokening time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We booked through our hotel (sunrise hoi an). The help desk was helpful and polite but pushed the snorkelling tour (half day) which had two snorkelling stops. After asking to look in the tour brochure there was a full day your of Cham island with one stop for snorkelling and more site seeing which suited us more...it was about 1.5... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

What a disappointment this excursion turned out to be! Booked through a new local tour operator - expected them to attend this trip as our guide. But no, we were all just herded together - people had booked from various tour operators and paid various prices for the same trip. It was advertised as visiting various parts of the island,... More 

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