Hoian Mates
Bike ToursWalking ToursPrivate Tours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Hoian Mates Free Private Tours is an non–profit organization which was formed in 17th Dec 2015. Offering some private free tours and back to student chance to practice English. (You only have to pay for entrance tickets or any service you want such boat, bike,... and some for local support) There are 4 private tours we would like to offer: 1. Old Town Trip by walking 2. Kim Bong village trip by bicycle 3. Tra Que Vegetable Village 4. Food tour by night on old town
Hoi An, Vietnam

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switchedoff
Townsville, Australia339 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
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.
Written January 10, 2020
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Audrey Soh
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
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Jun 2023 • Family
We had a walk tour of Hoi An City with Minh Tien today. He was very knowledgeable and accommodating to us because we had two young children who cane along for the tour. He was patient and made the effort to engage my children. He was able to share interesting facts about the various cultural sites in the city and shared his views about the ancient architecture. He ended our tour by taking us to see the sunset at the roof of a coffee house which added a special touch to our tour. Thanks Tien!
Written June 13, 2023
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Calvin928
Kuching, Malaysia21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
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!
Written January 14, 2020
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Ezzy
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
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!
Written April 1, 2022
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Maggie S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Nhi and Nhan were great guides! Ancient tour can be overwhelming because there are very few signs and even fewer in English. With the tickets only giving access to 5 sites we didn't know how to prioritize. Hoian Mates walking solves all those problems! Nhi and Nhan had so much information about the sites and were able to direct us to the big, main ones. Highly recommend
Written January 6, 2020
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Julia
Singapore, Singapore12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I had a wonderful experience with Hoian Mates private free tour. The guides was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. They showed me around the ancient town, the culture and more. They also gave me some tips on where to eat, shop and relax. I learned a lot about the history and culture of Hoian from them. The tour was well-organized, flexible and fun. I highly recommend Hoian Mates to anyone who wants to explore this charming city with a local friend.
Written March 6, 2024
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Thank you so much
Written April 7, 2024
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imma s
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Thank you very much Tiền for the beautiful tour you gave me in Hoi An. I really appreciated your explanations about the meaning of the icons and symbols of Buddhism.
I also found so interesting your explanations about the art of lacquerwork, embroidery and the information about the culture and habits of wealthy families of Hoi An. You helped me to understand more and better everything I'm seeing these days and to appreciate the details of your culture.
You are very knowledgeable, kind and a good communicator. It was nice to meet your pupil and to experience the tour with the 2 of you.
I would have liked to spend more time in Hoi An and be able to discover the town a little more with your help. Now I have a very good excuse to return 😉.
Written March 28, 2023
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Janice H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We went for the tour with Hoian Mates twice throughout our stay in Hoi An, which are the Hoi An old town and Kim Bong Village tour. Our local guides Toi, Y and Chi were very friendly and nice. They shared some local details about the spots they brought us , which definitely made our trips much more memorable😁 Highly recommend to join a tour with them when you're in Hoi An!
Written April 1, 2024
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Thank you for your choice of Hoian Mates private free tour!
Written April 7, 2024
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kristel t
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Mar 2024 • Family
We booked this free walking tour with HoiAn Mates for the Full Moon Festival. Our HoiAn mate was Vien, who was really helpful on educating us about Hoi An's historical culture in the Fujian Assembly Hall, Museum of Folk Culture, and the Old House of Tan Ky. She also shared some food and coffee must-trys and gave us pricing tips. We were so glad she stayed with us from the 3pm historical walking tour upto 9pm as she joined us for dinner, latern festival activities, then a coffee night cap. A well-deserved tip surely made HoiAn mates happy. 😉
Written April 5, 2024
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Thank you for choosing Hoian Mates
Written April 7, 2024
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Stapes Escape
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
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
Written January 18, 2020
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