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Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham)

Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ranked #25 of 35 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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Ha Noi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Going on a day tour will cost you 25 US$ within about 6 hours (8am-2pm). You will be taken down to Bai Lang after 20' on a speed boat, and then exploring around at the "museum" which is far under standard of a museum, and the pirate temple and around the market place. All of this will waste over an... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Went to Cham Island via tour booked through our hotel with hoiantravel. Generally, the tour was ok. Picked up at 10am from our hotel in a mini van which is pretty new and well maintained. The speedboats and life jackets were very new and clean. The speedboat ride was the highlight of this trip for me as I was seated... More

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Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

we took aday tour to cham island and exept the shnorkeling that was ok,but not amaizing' the tour .was not intresting the island is very dirty the village and the pagoda was realy not somthing that worth a look. irealy recommend to people stay in Hoi-an /

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful landscape, snorkeling is great and the food offered in the half a day trip is really good. The tour is a bit expensive but it is worth going

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Like many other reviews, worst snorkelling tour I have seen. Sitting around on the main dock waiting to go. Nice boat ride to the island then sit around waiting for tour to start. Finally a tour of the small town. Infested with so many tourists it's hard to move. Taken by an exhibit of poorly preserved sea creatures in bottles... More

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Brisbane
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Our tour guide dithered and wasted our time trying to co-ordinate about 15 people on our speed boat. The actual snorkelling (about 30mins) was not too bad, the rest of it including mass produced cold lunch and a boring tour of a village, standing around waiting was very poor. We had pleasant weather,calm seas and it has to be said,... More

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Cham Islands is really really beautiful. However July is not a very good time to visit the place as the sea is very rough. I paid 22 dollar for a full tour service, including hotel pickups and a quick lunch in the islands. Do expect a very rough 30 minutes speedboat from shore. The snorkeling and scuba diving are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It's much better to come to Cham Island for your own instead of booking a day-tour trip with other people. Buy a ferry ticket and come by ferry. Much cheaper and more worthy! And walk away from the crowd, so you can explore the Island and the really nice beaches! For example bai bac beach is beautiful!

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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

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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