About Cham island.
Lying 18 km offshore from Hoi An, the Cham Islands (known locally as Cu Lao Cham) feature beautiful seascapes and landscapes. This island group has 3,000 inhabitants; most of whom make a living from fishing. Only 1 + 1/4 hour by a junk and 30 minutes by speedboat from Hoi An Town (Cua Dai Quay), it is perfect for a day trip with snorkeling or a dive on some beautiful corals, a delicious seafood lunch on the island, or a walk along the “eco-tour” trail. It is much nicer to spend overnight on the island, then you will have chances to explore the island and experience your great time with sunset and sunrises which is much spectacular or go fishing at night and have barbecue on the island.
There are many other interesting attractions for visitors, including fresh seafood, traditional crafts, swimming and sightseeing. Recently important archaeological remains were found and these are now exhibited in a small museum near the main jetty. The island is rich in aquatic resources, with 165 hectares of coral and 500 hectares of sea weeds. The waters around Cu Lao Cham is home to 135 species of coral, four species of tiger shrimp and 84 species of mollusk, many of which are listed in Vietnam’s and the world’s Red Book of endangered species.
Today the Cham islands are also a Marine Protected Area (MPA) because of their many important marine habitants, especially beaches and coral reefs, and rich biodiversity. The MPA includes eight islands; the largest island Hon Lao, features magnificent beaches and forests, the township of Bai Lang, a small harbor, a traditional fishing village (Bai Lang), temples, shrines and a pagoda. Cham Islands, offshore island of Hoi An City has just been recognized as the World Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO.
Itinerary for Cham Island Tour
Cham Island is known as the Pearl of Quang Nam province, with its flora and fauna system and pure sandy beaches. Besides, this island is also a historical destination inherent in the formation and development of the trading port of Hoi An with many relics of Sa Huynh culture, Champa culture and the ancient Vietnamese. Cham Island Daily Tour is the chance for you to discover the most unique features here.
07h30-07h45: You will be picked up at the rendezvous in Danang, and then we start Cham Island tour by departing for Cua Dai port in Hoi An. On the way to Hoi An, we will drop into the Non Nuoc Village at the foot of Marble Mountains, where you can admire many works of art made from stone and marble by the local artists.
Going to Cu Lao Cham, you will experience the feeling of riding on the surf waves by high speed canoes, heading to this island. The island has many beautiful corals. There is a stunning scenery along with about the way. There are around 3.000 people living at Lang and Chong beaches.
At Lang beach, we will visit interesting places such as Au Thuyen – a shelter for boats in bad weather, the ancient Tay Tang pagoda and the Ong temple. Then we will arrive at Ong/ Huong beach to enjoy crystal clear blue water and colorful coral reef and fish. You will enjoy lunch with special seafood before heading back to Hoi An.
14h30-15h30: Return to Da Nang and end of services at your hotel!
- Pick-up and Drop-off car service with experienced and friendly driver
- Enthusiastic tour guide taking care of you during the tour
- High-speed boat ticket
- Bottled water (1 bottle/pax)
- Personal expenses
- Services not mentioned above.
- Under the age of 4: 4.45 USD/pax
- From 4 to 9 years old: 50% of adult’s price
- 10 years old and above: 100% of adult’s price