Discover Hoi An’s Rich Heritage: A Free Walking Tour with Local Guide:

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Sang
Quality Verified Registered on August 12, 2022

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description


Embark on a journey of discovery with the “Hoi An Student Tour: A Free Walking Tour with Local Students”. This tour, led by local students, offers a unique opportunity to delve into the rich heritage of Hoi An, a UNESCO Heritage Site. Our mission is to enhance the English proficiency of Hoi An students while giving back to the community. On this complimentary walking tour, you will:

  1. Ticket Counter: Contribute to the preservation of this ancient town by purchasing tickets to its attractions.
  2. Japanese Covered Bridge: Experience the charm of the Japanese Covered Bridge, a symbol of Hoi An’s multicultural history and a testament to the architectural harmony of Vietnamese, Japanese, and Chinese cultures.
  3. Old house of Tấn Kí: Visit the first house recognized as a national heritage site, which has remained remarkably intact over centuries, even surviving the historic flood of 1964. Its East Asian-inspired decorative patterns are a testament to the fusion of different architectural styles.
  4. Hoi An Traditional Art Performance House: Take a break in a fully air-conditioned room and enjoy traditional performances on folklore instruments. Participate in a bingo game for a chance to win a prize!
  5. Museum of Folk Culture: Explore the Museum of Folk Culture, home to 490 objects that showcase the value of Hoi An’s intangible culture and the contributions of local people throughout its history.
  6. Phuc Kien (Cantonese) Assembly Hall: Visit the Cantonese Assembly Hall, a 19th-century building in the heart of old town Hoi An that houses many ceramic artifacts documenting the cultural life of the Cantonese community in Hoi An.
  7. Hoi An Central Market: Experience the bustling atmosphere of Hoi An Central Market, a stark contrast to the tranquility of the old town. Sample the delicacies of Central Vietnam cuisine at the food court.
  8. Hoi An Coffee Shop: Take a break from the hustle and bustle at a local coffee shop known for its delicious pastries, incredible juices, and amazing coffee. Described as a “heavenly haven in Hoi An” by visitors, it offers a superb café experience.

Book your spot today and experience Hoi An like never before! 🚶‍♀️

Our energetic young team leads free walking tours because we are driven by a passion to share Hoi An's rich history, traditions, and culture

There is a $2.50 app fee per guest, your tips help us cover the fees and allow us to continue serving as Hoi An ambassadors.
A suggested tip of $10 per person minimum will help us significantly.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    78A Phan Chu Trinh, Phường Minh An, H...
    78A Phan Chu Trinh, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam 51000, Vietnam
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    We held a small Vietnam flag in our hands.

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    Outside visit
    95 Phan Chu Trinh

    We will hold a small national flag in our hands.

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    Chùa Cầu

    Hoi An is a UNESCO Heritage Site that requires a ticket to go into the attractions. Together we will buy tickets to contribute to preserving this ancient town

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    Nhà cổ Tấn Ký

    This was the first house to be honored as a national heritage site and is also frequently visited by various governors. Over centuries, even after the historic flood of 1964, the ancient house remains miraculously intact. The wooden East Asian-inspired decorative patterns in the house are delicately carved, indicating the exchange between different architectural styles.

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    Hoi An Traditional Art Performance House

    A break in a fully AC room to cool down and entertain with traditional performances using folklore instruments we are sure you won't see before. Also, attend a bingo game where we have a change to win a prize and bring the gift home.

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    Museum of Folk Culture

    490 objects are divided into four themes (plastic fork art, performing fork arts, traditional occupations and artifacts) and are displayed on the second floor of the Museum. While the first floor is the place for vivid performances illustrating the value of Hoi An Culture and Folklore. The museum is considered a cultural institution and particularly rare in the region. By showing pictures and artifacts and performing fork arts, the Museum of Folk Culture shows the value of intangible culture, introducing a

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    Hoi Quan Phuoc Kien

    Built in 19th, the Cantonese Assembly Hall is located in the center of old town Hoi An. This assembly hall is a harmonious blend of materials of wood and stone. This place conserves many ceramic artifacts, which simulate and document the cultural life of the Cantonese community in Hoi An.

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    Central Market Food Hall

    Unlike the calmness and tranquility of the old town, Hoi An Central Market is a distinct highlight of the ancient town, attracting a large number of tourists thanks to its bustling and lively atmosphere. The Market itself is divided into several areas for fresh seafood, vegetables, fruits, souvenirs... but perhaps the most appealing place must be the food court. Here, visitors will have the chance to try various delicacies of Central Vietnam cuisine such as Cao lau, Quang noodles, etc.

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    Chợ Hội An

    Coffee Shop

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Alessandro 01 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Ottimo per conoscere la storia e la tradizione in una full immersion di una mattina.
Jennifer 09 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Nam was awesome. We are so grateful for the info he provided, the places he took us, the pictures he took of us, and the suggestions for future restaurants.
Ellen 26 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Nam was a wonderful guide. We were an intimate group of 6. We even got a free tea tasting and silk making demonstration as part of the tour. Great way to see the historical places in Hoi An and experience the crafts
Sara 23 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Amazing guide, patient and friendly
Daniel 20 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Very good tour!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.