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Hoian Mates

Hoi An, Vietnam
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About Hoian Mates
Hoian Mates Free Private Tours is an non–profit organization which was formed in 17th Dec 2015. Offering some private tours to Hoian old town and villages in Hoian as Kim Bong carpentry village..These private tours will be guided by local voluntary students who are very happy to share their town and Vietnam with you.They wish to improve their English language skills.They are friendly and well trained.
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Mani M wrote a review May 2022
35 contributions16 helpful votes
We had a great experience in Hoi An with our guide Minh. He took us on an off beat tour to explain the local culture and customs through a visit to a family temple, first hand experience of local craft and food making with very delightful conversations explaining the Vietnamese traditions. He also helped us to pick up a few items from the market. Not the least, he clicked amazing pictures of us as well. Would strongly recommend :)
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Ezzy wrote a review Mar 2022
7 contributions4 helpful votes
After joining tours with a similar organization, Saigon Hotpot (in Ho Chi Minh), I was eager to go on a tour with Hoi An Mates. It made my Hoi An experience a special one to explore the popular sights (Ancient Town) and the local village life with the company of this organization. Making friends with locals and learning about Vietnamese culture with casual conversations was a cornerstone of my trip. Although I was one of the first tours after the COVID travel ban for tourists, the tour guides enthusiastically updated the trip itinerary when we hit unexpected surprises. Both of the tours I had were led by local college students from Da Nang and I couldn’t be more happy with the time we spent together. It was such a memorable experience to immerse myself in the culture. Although it was a free tour (after you cover tickets, food, transport, etc.), I would have been willing to pay 5 times more if this were a paid tour. Thanks to my tour guides, Tuyen and Tien, for giving me this experience!
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Stapes Escape wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions2 helpful votes
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We visited Hoi An and decided to book with Hoi An Mates after reading the reviews online. I had to cancel one day due to a tummy bug and Chi rescheduled without an issue. On the day, we met Thien who was friendly and open. He showed us the main sights of the ancient town and explained cultural nuances. He took us to the most amazing herbal drink shop and afterwards we went for a drink together by the river where he shared more of his life and aspirations. What an amazing guy and fabulous tour. We loved it. Thank you Tien. See you next time. Zoe and Stuart
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Calvin928 wrote a review Jan 2020
Kuching, Malaysia21 contributions8 helpful votes
My tour guide Vi met me ahead of time and we spent 2 hours walking around few historical places in ancient town. He gave an in depth information and historical explanation about Hoi An history and also information about the places we visited. I would highly recommend anyone to take hoianmates tour if you decide to come to this beautiful town. Thank you for the wonderful afternoon tour!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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switchedoff wrote a review Jan 2020
Townsville, Australia357 contributions165 helpful votes
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This was a nice experience with our lovely student David. We recommend this as a good alternative to the commercial package deals that only cater to the travel companies' kickbacks. This way we had a lovely relaxed bike ride, evening boat ride amongst the tourist boats to dock in the old town. We rode back to our hotel afterwards.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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