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Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham)

Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ranked #24 of 34 attractions in Hoi An
Type: Islands
Owner description: Cham islands are 15km from Cua Dai. There are seven islands altogether named according to their shape or characteristics. They are called Lao ( pear... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This whole trip is a very mixed bag and it depends on what you expect and how you perceive things if in the end you will have fun. At all stages you will feel like cattle. From the marina in Hoi An, to the more or less guided tour through the island village (way too many tourists, the locals have... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A typical touristtrap. There was nothing interesting on the island, probably because we only went with our guide a short walk around the completely uninteresting little village at the harbour. It was crowded with tourists trapped in the same package, ie the little temple which offered nothing not seen much bigger and more beautiful elsewhere. We were offered the same... More

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We were very disapointed with this overpriced tourist trap. Huge crowds, alot of waiting around. the highlight was the snorkling and the lunch, which was great. We left early due to poor weather, which we were all happy about.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We booked this tour despite reading a few bad reviews here - how bad could an island hopping trip be? Unfortunately we soon found out it was purely a tourist trap. We were first taken to the fishing village where they hope you will spend money in the market. Then on to our snorkel spot where there was barely any... More

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Wollongong, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our family of three had a really funny day a Cham Island. We were the odd 3 out on our boat. We were taken out to snorkel and as strong swimmers and qualified life savers we dived straight off the boat without life jackets into the water whilst the rest of our traveling companions struggled to put on their life... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It's hard to believe some of the negative commentary on here. It's so bad, I nearly cancelled a snorkelling trip I had planned for the family today, but thankfully I didn't . Went with Cham Island Diving and had an outstanding day. To address some of the specific criticisms seen in other posts: . Snorkelling experience - no, it's not... More

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Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

After two weeks in Vietnam we were used to friendly people, perfect and well organised trips and a beautiful landscape. So we looked forward to our tour to the cham islands. We booked it in the lokal restaurant my li at the beach.... The woman who made us a good offer was very nice too. So next day the horrible... More

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Bendigo, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This was a terrible island tour. Didnt matter who you go with its sooooo touristy, unbearably hot and alot of sitting around waiting. They make you first visit the fishing village (no fishing in site) where the poor locals have thousands of tourists troupe through their homes all the while you are sweating buckets in the extreme heat. You cant... More

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Sale, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

As per many previous reviews, avoid this place like a plague. It is filthy with rubbish, over crowded, and if you are lucky you may get 10 mins of un-guided snorkelling with overused equipment. The boat ride was a little fun, but didn't make up for the 3 hours wasted on a polluted unswimmable beach. Avoid.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Got the speed boat, which was quick and had a great lunch! The snorkeling was ok and saw the odd little fish. The BIG criticism is..... The amount of rubbish in the ocean along the beach was disgusting PLEASE - clean it up for your own sake!!!

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