Must see! It was a piping hot day but the programme was so inspiring that it kept me going. Marble Mountains are impressive and the Cham Museum has really cool items on display. Even my sulking 12-year old liked the cheerful thousand year old elephant statue and kept taking photographs. Lunch was just by the sea there was a choice of six different set menu options. Our guide Mr Khoa told a lot of interesting things and could answer every question in good English and his son had a very calm driving style which we appreciated. This was supposed to be a small group tour but this time it was just the two of us.
We had a great tour with Eric. He was knowledgeable and funny. We could have hung out with him all day.
The tour company was responsive. I had more than one email from them before the tour even began. We happened to be in Hoi An during heavy flooding and cars were not able to get to our hotel. The tour company worked with our hotel to get us to a spot where they could pick us up. They also helped us get back to our hotel after the tour. Eric said not to worry that he would take us back home to his mother if we were unable to get back to our hotel. I believe he was serious!
Marble Mountain, even in the rain, was beautiful. Our tour guide did a great job of showing us everything and deftly keeping us separate from the large tour groups. The site can get crowded easily so it was nice to be able to experience it as apart from the crowds as possible.
We were unable to go to one pagoda due to security reasons because the APEC conference was happening at the time. Instead we were taken to the Nam O fish sauce village. This had been communicated to us before the trip. I will admit that I was dubious about this substitution beforehand, but it ended up being one of my favorite parts of the tour. It really should be added to the itinerary as a regular stop. The seventh generation fish sauce maker was incredibly personable and hospitable, despite speaking no English. It was interesting learning about his process and business. There was absolutely no hard sell of buying the product unlike at the marble carving place it was just genuinely an educational visit. I did end up asking to buy some sauce because it was delicious!
Overall I highly recommend this tour and this company.
Another must do tour we visited the caves in the morning with our informative guide be aware lots of steps to climb so medium fitness is required.Traveled to Danang the Lady Budda a must see very impressive.Seafood lunch at beach with great choices and lots of food.Great guide and great day totally recommend