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Sunset Paddle and Lantern Town provided by Hoi An Kayak Tours

Sunset Paddle and Lantern Town

Sunset Paddle and Lantern Town
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About
Access parts of Thu Bon River that are unreachable on typical boat tours during a kayaking tour that lets you explore that the most magical time of day—sunset. You’ll receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 10 and receive a drybag to store your valuables, to ensure you’ll still be able to take photographs of the scenery.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 180-210 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Discover parts of Hoi An that are usually inaccessible on a kayak tour
  • A great choice for active travelers
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 10
  • Explore at the most atmospheric time of the day
Know before you go
  • Duration: 180-210 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Discover parts of Hoi An that are usually inaccessible on a kayak tour
  • A great choice for active travelers
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 10
  • Explore at the most atmospheric time of the day
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 85395P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel transfer
  • English speaking guide
  • Kayak & paddle
  • Life jacket
  • Drybag
  • Local coffee/soft drink
  • Drinking water
Exclusions
  • Additional food and beverage
  • Personal expenses
  • Other items not mentioned in inclusion list.
  • Tip
Duration
180–210 minutes
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any hotel in Hoi An
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel transfer
  • English speaking guide
  • Kayak & paddle
  • Life jacket
  • Drybag
  • Local coffee/soft drink
  • Drinking water
Exclusions
  • Additional food and beverage
  • Personal expenses
  • Other items not mentioned in inclusion list.
  • Tip
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any hotel in Hoi An
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
180–210 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Hoi An Ancient Town
  • You'll return to the starting point

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Allan W
Adelaide, Australia6 contributions
Memorable experience and well worth doing
Mar 2020
Trip went according to schedule, collected from hotel at arranged time. Good quality canoes. It was only my partner and I so it was almost a private tour. Stunning scenery and the guide was very good but there were some limitations due to langauge barriers. Partner and I are only holiday canoeists, possibly lower intermediate but nothing startling. At times in the estuary and river it was windy and fairly choppy. We were glad to see the finish line after 2 1/2 hours and well deserving of the beer.
Written 12 March 2020
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Marzia G
Barcelona, Spain81 contributions
Beautiful experience with an excellent guide
The sunset kayak tour with Min, our guide, was definitely 5 star! The backwaters of the main river are beautiful, peaceful and easy to paddle along. On of the things I liked the most of the tour was that the company is eco-friendly: no plastic bottles, weekly river clean ups and information on how to be more responsible while traveling. Min made all the difference: he told us about the changes that Hoi An has undergone because of the rapidly increasing tourism and how this is changing the town’s life. He was one of most inspiring young Vietnamese people I spoke to during my trip. It’s heartwarming to hear that some
tour companies are looking out for the welfare of the community. Congratulations and thanks for everything!
Written 24 November 2019
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Lauren B
5 contributions
Great experience
Loved this sunset paddle trip. Our guide was so lovely and really informative. Throughly recommended
Written 4 November 2019
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Hoi An K
Dear L, Thank you for leaving a review on us. We're glad to know you enjoy the sunset kayaking in Hoi An. Happy travelling,
Written 5 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SouthWestisBest
8 contributions
A great evening!
We booked this at the last minute (30min before the start time). Our guide (Martin) picked us up from our hotel and took us to the start point. We were provided with life jackets, cold water, waterproof bags and a ‘how to’ before we set off. With a small group of 6 people we were able to take our time. The paddle was lovely and easy going. Martin got us to the bridge at the night market just before sunset. The combination of the sunset, lanterns and lantern boats was beautiful. We then had a quick paddle to our landing site where we had a coffee and a quick walk through the night market before being dropped off to our hotel. Thanks to Martin for a great evening!
Written 6 October 2019
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Hoi An K
Dear S, Thank you very much for your review. Martin also said he had a lovely afternoon paddling with you guys. Regards,
Written 5 November 2019
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juangelusa
Texas70 contributions
Fun
Aug 2019
We had a great time! Even with the downpour while kayaking in the river, and I was scared out of my wits because it was thundering and lightening, I enjoyed it. Our tour guide made us pulled to the bank to wait out the storm. A bit scary though. But it finally died down and we continued kayaking towards Ancient Town. Due to the clouds, there was no visible sunset. But we had fun anyway. Our tour guide was awesome, he took tons of pictures for us. Thank you!
Written 29 August 2019
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Sales H
Dear juangelusa, Thank you for leaving a review on us. I've passed it on to Lucas, the guide. He would be very happy to know you'd enjoyed the challenge despite of unexpected weather. All the best. Hoi An Kayak crew
Written 26 September 2019
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Ken crow
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK155 contributions
Best USD32 spent for years!
Had the best afternoon doing a 8km kayak trip. Only 4 of us so was personable. Make sure you book with Lucas as your guide . Great guy with lots of knowledge about Hoi An and Vietnam.
Written 8 August 2019
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Sales H
Thank you for leaving a review on us. Your kind words are much appreciated. I've passed it on to Lucas, surely he will be as happy as I am. Stay happy and stay healthy Hoi An Kayak Tours
Written 9 August 2019
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Jay Jay
3 contributions
HIGHLIGHT OF HOI AN
Jun 2019 • Couples
While everyone was crowding the ancient town, we had the whole river to ourselves and was able to get a more 'local' feel of Hoi an. Our guide 'Kian' shared stories of his life in Vietnam as we sipped beers at one of the rest stops - Best part ever! View of the sunset was lit. Recommend this!
Written 1 July 2019
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Dear Jayjayas, Thank you for leaving a review on us. It's our pleasure to share with you this authentic slide of Hoi An. Kien the guide also said he had a great afternoon paddling and chatting with you guys. Stay happy and stay healthy! Hoi An Kayak Tours.
Written 3 July 2019
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Sally B
Townsville, Australia3 contributions
Best Hoi An experience
This was a fabulous experience. Hoi was a very friendly, polite and knowledgeable guide. Any questions were answered with detailed description and explanation. His tour was a gentle pace and suitable for complete beginners.
Highly recommended tour.
Written 21 December 2018
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Dear Sally, Thank you very much for your review. It's glad to know you had an enjoyable padding along Thu Bon river. This year Hoi An has a pleasant December (not so much rain) which does help to enrich our unique experience :) . We wish you all the best Hoi An Kayak team
Written 23 December 2018
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Lulu_Dee3
Sydney, Australia55 contributions
Fantastic, exciting and safe
We had a wonderful sunset kayak tour with the BEST guide, Huy.
Lucky for us we were the only ones on our tour so ended up with a private sunset river kayak. We were picked up from our hotel & taken to the riverside office by scooter which was fun. Then we had a good safety briefing & were given water bottles for the trip. Life jackets are provided and the kayaks are in great condition. We started with exploring through the water coconut forest which was so peaceful & lovely. Then out in to the bigger space of the river past fishing nets and homes lining the banks. After a couple of hours we made it to the ancient town part of the river & it was fun weaving around the other boats and seeing this beautiful part of Hoi An from the river. We were lucky that because we were fast paddlers, Huy took us even further than usual so we got an even better view of the sunset. We finished with a delicious coconut coffee at a cafe & a chat with Huy before walking home via the night markets. Huy was an absolutely fantastic guide who was very kind and knowledgeable. He speaks excellent English and had lots of information for us about Hoi An and also answered all of our questions about many parts of Vietnam and also the history of the area. This company is very environmentally conscious and are doing their part to clean up the river & give back to the community.
I highly recommend this tour, if I could give 10 stars I would.
Written 16 November 2018
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Dear Lauren, Thank you very much for your review. It's glad to know you had an enjoyable paddle along the Thu Bon river. Huy also said he had a fun and dynamic afternoon with you guys. Your nice words on our river clean up are highly appreciated, it keeps us on going with saving our river. Happy travel. Hoi An Kayak Tours
Written 19 November 2018
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sjj183
Oxford, UK30 contributions
Tranquility and chaos, all in one trip!!
Just back from an amazing kayak trip along the river into the heart of Hoi An; through backwaters and creeks, past fishermen and local families, and into the bustle of tourist boat rides just in time to see the sun go down!

The pace was perfect and our guide was helpful and knowledgeable - although we were paddling for probably 2 hours it’s not hard work - I’d wholeheartedly recommend this trip to see Hoi An from a different perspective
Written 30 August 2018
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Dear Steve, Thank you very much for your review. We're glad to know you'd had a good time and enjoy the sunset paddle. This route is a great chance to showing everyone about Hoi An local and river life. We're looking forward to welcoming you back with us in near future with other options in kayak as Sunrise Paddle, Cycle and Paddle in Cam Thanh. Regards, Huy
Written 1 September 2018
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Chimp01
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One of the best things we did whilst in Vietnam!
Sunset Kayak. Stunning! The taxi collected us from our hotel and took us to the kayak centre which was a few mile
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N2927VYdanas
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Rented Kayak
I rented a kayak for 2 hours. The kayak was missing the footbraces and there was no back to the seat which made pad
BarbaraCD
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Hoi An at sunset
We had a lovely kayak with Minh. Learned a lot about Hoi An and about local efforts to try to clean up the waterway
Laura F
Laura F
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Awesome Paddle board tour
We had such an amazing experience, a bit of a workout and great site-seeing. Highly recommend! The mangroves were r
Mawebb
Mawebb
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Sunset Paddle
This was an enjoyable paddle into Hoi An old town for the sunset. It is a long paddle, but there are a few rest bre
Piddeaux
Piddeaux
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Great way to see Vietnam
We did the kayak & cycle excursion and loved it. It was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of Vietnam, and
klemVe
klemVe
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Sunset tour
Kian, our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Our group had kayakers of all different skill levels.
Alexandra K
Alexandra K
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Best morning ever!!!!
Kian our guide is exceptional. He has in depth knowledge of the flora and fauna and lovely relationships with the l
Robynrichford
Robynrichford
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Unforgettable experience
We did the sunrise tour for our anniversary and the 4am rise was 100% worth it! We kayaked out into the middle of t
bphang
bphang
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A real highlight
The sunrise tour was a unique chance to escape the heat and crowds of Hoi An old town. With a 4:30am start, I def
serene1017
serene1017
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Highlight of my trip
I booked the sunrise kayak paddle tour, he tour guide was speaks good english and very knowledgeable. We had great
Dan M
Dan M
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A must do in Hoi An
The sunset paddle is the best thing I've done in Hoi An. Watching the sunset over the Old Town, from the water, a
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Happiness01840211181
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Sunset Paddle and Lantern Town
We were a group of 5 (3 Adults & 2 Children (age 12). Our guide picked us up from the hotel and we proceeded to the
Greg B
Greg B
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Hoi An Kayak Tours
Enjoyable and value for money kayak tour around Hoi An. Hotel pick up and drop off. Small number on 2 hour tour - 4
AC_Pad
AC_Pad
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Good addition to travel program
We very much enjoyed our kayak tour, especially our guide Long who was awesome. The kayaking was mainly through coc
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