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Itinerary

Rise before dawn to meet your guide in the lobby of your Hoi An hotel. A later start time can be arranged for those who prefer, but arriving at My Son Sanctuary around sunrise is optimal. Board a military Jeep and travel past rice fields in the Thu Bon River Delta region. You'll make a stop at a bustling market gathered around an ancient banyan tree. Sip Vietnamese coffee while you stroll and watch the market come to life.

Your countryside journey continues to a local village where you're served a traditional Vietnamese breakfast. From here, it's a short ascent on foot along a jungle path to the silent ruins of My Son. 

Reaching the top, an impressive collection of red-brick structures, dating back to the 4th to 13th centuries, comes into view. You'll explore the UNESCO-listed Cham temples as your guide explains their religious and historical significance. While you learn about the burial site for Cham royalty, listen to the sounds of Champa music accompanying a traditional dance performance.

On the return drive to Hoi An, your guide avoids the main roads via rice paddies where photo ops abound.

Note: If you've upgraded for full-day tour at booking, you'll see more of the countryside and travel through villages. A traditional lunch of my quang soup is provided.

Locations visited
My Son Sanctuary
Hoi An Motorbike Adventures
Overview

Get to My Son Sanctuary before sunrise and escape the crowds and midday heat. This 5.5-hour tour takes you there by 4WD military Jeep and lets you explore the mysterious ruins of the Hindu temple complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site dating to the Cham dynasty. Travel through the Thu Bon River Delta, with a countryside breakfast along the way. Upgrade for a full-day adventure and eat a traditional local lunch.

Highlights
  • Half-day or full-day tour of My Son Sanctuary
  • Depart at sunrise by 4WD military Jeep
  • Discover the Cham dynasty at the World Heritage site
  • Traditional breakfast or lunch, depending on option selected
  • Round-trip hotel transport included from Hoi An
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Reviewed June 6, 2018
Sunrise at My Son

We left our hotel in Hoi An before dawn to avoid the heat and enjoy My Son without crowds of tourists. Stopping at a local market for breakfast supplies the tour delivered everything promised. We were the second group to arrive at My Son and...More

Thank Nicola R
Reviewed May 29, 2018
An Interesting Trip

The trip itself can be said to be two parts - the journey and experience getting to My Son and the ancient temples themselves. As is often the way you get asked "what else are you doing while you are here" and a few times...More

Thank Scarybird
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile
So freaking cool!!!!

Just before dawn we go picked up in an old army jeep and taken out into the country side to see the My Son temples. Stopped for breakfast and coffee along the way. Our guide was super knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely get the early start...More

Thank Travelingperson85
Reviewed February 8, 2018
Unmissable! By dirt bike to My Son at sunrise

Pretty as it is, we were disappointed by the tourist crowds of Hoi An and so booked a trip with Hoi An Motorbike Adventures to get us out of the city. With Phi as our guide and four excellent drivers, our family of four rode...More

3  Thank Julia R
Reviewed February 5, 2018
Great experience!

We were picked up at our hotel early in the morning, slightly before sunrise. We drove for a bit and stopped at a small local market where our guide, Phi, took us through and showed us and explained to us all the different things that...More

Thank Odin B
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