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My Son Sanctuary early morning w. knowledgeable guide & breakfast
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My Son Sanctuary early morning w. knowledgeable guide & breakfast

By My Son Sanctuary Tours with Locals
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Ages 1-85, max of 15 per group
Duration: 5h
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Live guide: English
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  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within Hoi An
  • Local special noodles My Quang + Coffee + Water
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • entrance tickets 150,000 VND (6.5 US dollars)
  • Entry/Admission - My Son Sanctuary


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pick up will be within 5:30 - 5:45 am. We need 10 - 20 minutes to collect travelers from hotels in Hoi An (car or minivan - small group). Pickup surcharge is required to guests staying in Da Nang or hotels away from Hoi An.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Pushchair accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 201654P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travellers can participate
        • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 201654P1

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        • My Son Sanctuary Tours with Locals
          379
          Hoi An, Vietnam
          Joined in September 2019
        • lojskak
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          My Son half day tour from Hoi An
          Brilliant half day tour from Hoi An. Leaving early is definitely a bonus as was very hot here. The Temples, dancing act, lunch, river cruise and the beautiful scenery made for a great tour. Our tour guide was absolutely lovely and very knowledgeable. Loved our chat on the way back. Highly recommend if you have some spare time in Hoi An. Well worth it!
          Written 6 June 2024
        • Companion39845630982
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience
          Very knowledgeable to a guide, great experience. Amazing history, amazing temple. Good day for the family. Very memorable.
          Written 19 May 2024
        • A5545URangelv
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Overall I will recommend other people to stay here because it's a very nice experience and it's a great hotel can't wait
          mlm My room was very clean and sanitary and all the workers you're very polite and k allind The hotel stayed nation quiet all night so I got a nice rest and breakfast in the morning was a 9 out 10.
          Written 15 May 2024
        • U3628HJjohnb
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wow Tour
          Amazing experience, well organised and very friendly guide. Knowledge of My Son was very special. BBQ was a lot of fun on the boat ride back to Hoi An. Don't hesitate to book this tour!!
          Written 20 March 2024
        • Coastal668722
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Hassle-free Must Do
          Absolutely amazing experience, our guide was completely fluent in english and very knowledgable about My Son itself but also about the surrounding area. Very witty and and just a generally nice person. The BBQ on the boat afterwards was also an amazing experience, with very delicous meats! 10/10 would book again! Also big bonus: no sales pitches whatsoever, thank you
          Written 25 January 2024
        • ghs111
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          As good as it gets!
          Thạo To is a superb guide who studied Vietnam history and English at University. The tour is personal, intimate, and remarkably curated with great sophistication and knowledge. Fabulous afternoon…highly recommend!
          Written 24 January 2024
        • anoukk206
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Nice half day tour
          Thao To is a pleasant guide. He is very knowledgeable when it comes to My Son and the history/nature around it. His English is also very good. We stopped by his house for a coffee to go before heading to the sight. Afterwards we picked up the food for the barbecue, prepared by his family. The barbecue was good and there was more than enough food for us. The wine was a homemade rice wine. Thanks Thao for the informative and enjoyable afternoon.
          Written 15 December 2023
        • gustilver
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience
          Thao To was an excellent guide and I highly recommend him to anyone. I was impressed by his English skills, his knowledge of My Son was vast and he explained in such a way that was easy to take in also allowing time for great pictures. He also drove through his village providing us coffee from his own home which gave a special touch to the tour, considering that he was sharing much of his tradition. He's also gone above and beyond in two situations: 1. I was quite unwell due to food poisoning and he provided me with medicine to take away out of his own pocket 2. He gave a 30 year anniversary cake for a couple that was in the same tour as us completely by surprise, this have a personal touch to the experience.
          Written 13 December 2023
        • Curious395055
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Ver valuable tour
          We dis this great tour with Thao as a guide. Its was very easy since the begining to communicate with him before&during the tour (Hes english is proficient!!). Thao did his best to make our day perfect, with fantastic historic explanations, being so kind and with great attitude. The driver was always ontime and drives safely the whole day and with a very new and modern car. The boat part was very enjoyable, and the BBQ delicius!! We will definetively recommend this valuable tour!!
          Written 8 December 2023
        • 950benjamink
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A nice tour with a real insider
          Really nice and private tour. Our guide was very friendly and very well informed about the locations. We felt very welcome and can highly recommend this trip! 😊
          Written 28 November 2023
        • lr21478
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience!
          INCREDIBLE trip! Thao is highly educated about the sanctuary and we had the best day learning from him. The coffee, bbq, and sunset boat cruise were the perfect additions to the journey as well. We could not recommend this tour enough!
          Written 26 November 2023
        • mzxau
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Incredible ancient ruins
          The perfect way to see My Son. The tour was very well organised and the guide was friendly and informed. It was a great experience to go around the ruins as a small group and we it was a bonus that we arrived early at the ruins before the big tours. The tour was a great way to immerse in the culture and history if the area and I would recommend this experience to anyone visiting Hoi An.
          Written 22 November 2023
        • 600hassane
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An exceptional must do experience
          We wanted a unique guided tour . From start to finish Thao our guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable. A humble passionate local , from the first coffee pit stop to ending it with a spectacular sunset bbq cruise. If your after history and not wanting to go with lthe arge mainstream tour groups then thao is the way to go.
          Written 21 November 2023
        • helenvZ8226UZ
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful monument to ancient history rising out of lush vegetation. Thanks to our very knowledgeable guide Bob
          We walked in a rainy, lush jungle with birdsong amid relics of Hindu temples built by the Cham tribe
          Written 9 September 2023
        • 609barryl
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome tour and guide
          Tour was amazing! Guide was really informative and was full of interesting information. The river cruise was really good and food was great. Highly recommend.
          Written 6 September 2023
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        m&m
        Sydney, Australia9 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We were picked up promptly at 5.40am at the hotel in Hoi An and appeared to be the first tourists to arrive at the Sanctuary. It is a very beautiful and peaceful place, nestled in the jungle and surrounded by mountains. Thao, our guide and owner of the tour company, is fluent in English and is extremely knowledgeable about the history of these Hindu temple ruins and the Cham people. There was only one small group of other tourists, so we had plenty of wonderful photo opportunities. It really felt that we had the place to ourselves. After touring the ruins, which was greatly enriched by Thao's detailed explanations, we had breakfast at the local restaurant - delicious coffee and a scrumptious banh mi (both included in the package). We then returned to Hoi An, where we were due to take a ride on a lantern boat that evening (also included in the package), which unfortunately we didn't manage to fit into our schedule as we were leaving for Hanoi. But as they say - always leave something to do for your next visit. Overall it was a wonderful tour, which we'd highly recommend.
        Written 25 January 2020
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        Greetings to my valued guests Martin and Masan, Many thanks to your time for such an impressive and descriptive review. And my apologies for the late response. Your review is very important to supporting our business and also to letting travelers know about another good option to discover these ancient Hindu temples. Customers' happiness has always been so important to us as well. We thank you again for your review and wish you all the best wishes. Kind regards Thao To - call tours on Whatsapp: (+84)0766665199
        Written 6 February 2020
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        beco1984
        12 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2019 • Family
        Thao and his wife provided an amazing tour for my family!
        We were picked up from our hotel at 5:45am and traveled by air conditioned mini-bus to the beautiful My Son Sanctuary.
        By arriving early in the morning, we missed the big crowds and Thao provided informative commentary about the temples while allowing plenty of time for photos and exploration.
        We then enjoyed bahn mi and coffee at the al fresco restaurant before getting back on the bus and heading to the Thu Bon river.
        A 40 minute boat ride took us back to Hoi An where we were dropped back at our hotel.
        My husband and I enjoyed this tour immensely and Thao kept our children (8 and 10) interested and engaged.
        10/10 would recommend!
        Written 31 December 2019
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        Hi Rebecca and family, I just wanna say "What a quick review written!". It seemed like you have just dropped it right after the tour was over, didn't it? Thanks again for such quick review and also thanks for your time taking to rate us. As travelers have experience many tourist attractions in Vietnam from being over occupied by a huge number of visitors everyday in the high season. Therefore, there is no ways better to beat the crowds except from getting up early within 5:30-6:00 am. Once travelers arrive at the site at the time, the place is seen as only for their own as they noisy and pushy crowds are still in town. The photos taken at the early time of the day will always be the bests. Just when guests are enjoying the offers at the restaurant by the complex, hips of crowds will be arriving with big buses, van,... Thank you very much for praising me with such nice words, Rebecca. As I told, I am the guide who has grew up near these ancient temples that I feel a strong responsibility to transfer all the cultural values to travelers from all over the world. Thanks again for choosing us Rebecca. Happy new year to all of you and my post guest, my perspective guests. Thao To -call tours on Whatsapp: (+84)0766665199
        Written 1 January 2020
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        TravelBugCC
        Perth, Australia28 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2023 • Couples
        We are so glad we did this early tour of My Son Sanctuary with Thao. We were picked up nice and early and given a Vietnamese coffee to enjoy on the drive up to the site. We were the only ones at the sanctuary during our visit. This meant amazing photos without the crowds.
        The day was rainy but it made the visit a little more magical, with mist surrounding us and the gentle sound of rain creating a peaceful atmosphere.
        We learnt so much from Thao as he shared his extensive knowledge of the history of the Cham people and Champa dynasty. He jumped out of the car on the way back to Hoi An and got us some sweet snacks at a local market, then provided us with a warm noodle soup lunch, which was perfect to warm us up after the rain!
        Would definitely recommend doing this tour over the day tours as you beat the buses of tourists that were arriving as we left.
        Written 18 February 2023
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        Renan
        226 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023
        The very early start is the best to make sure the place is practically empty (there was only another group when we got there). When we left the place around 9am, tourists were arriving and the parking lot was getting full of buses.
        The tour guide was very nice.
        Just remember to take food with you since you'll only get breakfast after the visit.
        Written 12 April 2023
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        Skye E
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This tour was a great way to avoid big crowds. While we were there there was almost no one else around (only 2x families). This made for a amazing experience and allowed us a clear view of many of the ruins. Our tour guide was engaging and knew a lot about the culture and history of the ruins. He spoke about the restoration projects going on as well. Pickup and drop off were easy and breakfast was delicious (they could accommodate my gluten-free dietary requirements too!). I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the sanctuary and doesn't mind waking up a little early
        Written 27 February 2020
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        Hello customers Skye and Iris, Thank you very much for choosing my experience and spending your time for such a great review about the trip. Thank you for mentioning the advantages from the experience: BEATING THE CROWDS and REAL KNOWLEDGEABLE GUIDE, ... And I wish my potential customers would also know that the guide is a local man who grew up near the sanctuary. He is committed to deliver to guests with cultural stories about his local community near My Son. I promise you and potential customers to try much more for an even better experience. I wish you all happiness and success. Kind regards Thao To - call tours on Whatsapp: (+84)0766665199
        Written 29 February 2020
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        Lara
        25 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2023 • Couples
        The tour was great, getting to the sanctuary at 6:30am beating all other tour groups and crowds leading to an amazing view. Our guide Thao was very knowledgable about the area and was able to answer any question thrown his way. He also provided an ice coffee from his home on the way to ensure we were awake for the trip, and invited us into his home to enjoy a delicious Mi Quang after the visit. I would definitely recommend visiting my son, however I do not feel this trip is best value for money as the tickets are not included.
        Written 18 June 2023
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        Hello my valued customers Lara and partner, Thanks for taking the experience with us and thank you for your your time with the review. We highly appreciate that you have mentioned all the good aspects of the tour that we have offered. To explain about the price, we wish you and potential customers consider the conditions below: + Since this tour starts early, we have to pay the knowledgeable guide much higher to make it fair for the guide that he could provide the best service. + The transportation is with all modern vehicles and hotel pickup and drop-off are included. + Good food and food diet/allergies cartering is available. The excellent quality of the service we provide is beyond the expectations at the price. Customers please notice these information before you proceed your booking. We are committed to deliver the best values. We wish potential customers can reach us via WhatsApp for better tour discount of 10%. Thank you and all the very best! Thao To - call tours on WhatsApp (+84)766665199
        Written 19 June 2023
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        Oregon Mom
        Eugene, OR88 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2024 • Family
        We purposely took this trip because it was in the early morning hours, not too hot and before the crowds. We were picked up by 5:20am right on time and we all arrived at the ruins by 6:30am. Before we arrived at the site the guide offered us coffee or tea at a place along the way since it was so early in the morning.

        We took a battery operated shuttle from the main ticket office to the ruins and walked around from there. There are ample restroom facilities as this complex is quite large and developed. On the way back k the same shuttle picked us up.

        Our tour guide was knowledgeable and his English was very good. We had enough time to walk around and ask questions. The breakfast was very good and served in a family’s home as a business, we ate by 9:30 am as a set menu.

        As we are leaving at 9am, there were already 6 large tour buses there and multiple large tour groups. It was already getting hot too. We were back to our hotel by 11am.
        Written 23 May 2024
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        Amy J
        Brisbane19 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2023 • Couples
        Excellent tour. The My Son Sanctuary was amazing. Our tour guide Tom was very knowledgeable and provided a detailed explanation of the history. Tom spoke great English and was friendly and conversation flowed easily during the tour and drive. He happily took photos for you and knew the best places for photos. We changed to an afternoon due to weather and Tom was very accomodating. After the tour we had a boat ride back to Hoi An at sunset with BBQ onboard all included in price which was very relaxing. Highly recommend, the half day is perfect and was easily one of my favourite tours in Vietnam
        Written 13 November 2023
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        loveBC
        Comox, Canada28 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour. You get an early morning start, pick up was prompt, and tour was well organized. For the vast majority of time on site, only our tour was there. With the early start, sun comes up, showing interesting shades to My Sons Sanctuary, with dew on the trees, and ground. History of the site could not be beat. It was so interesting walking around the site, looking at different temples, and structures. 

What made this tour also unique was our tour guide Duyen, and the history that was given to us. It was not only on-site, but on the drive there, she explained what we were going to see, and the work involved over the centuries. On site our guide showed us different construction methods, and would question us, on what we thought was done. This kept the tour engaged, and enjoying it even more. It was a heck of a good day, thanks to the tour company and Duyen.

Chúc mừng Năm Mới
        Written 22 January 2023
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        Monica L
        10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2024 • Couples
        This was a great tour led by Lee, who took us around the site and explained the ancient and modern history. Lee was great at answering questions and kindly took photos of the couples and individuals throughout the tour. The tour was well organised with good communication by the organisers. The site itself is very interesting and beautiful. I recommend taking this tour as it is early in the morning, and though still hot and humid in June, it was almost unbearable at the end of the tour at about 9am when large groups started coming in droves. As the tour started early there were very few people at the site, which was a big plus, as I imagine it gets extremely busy during the day. We had a private transfer to and from Da Nang, organised by the tour, for 300k dong each way.
        Written 17 June 2024
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