Hoi An Travel Guide
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Hoi An Essentials
When to Go
Feb-July The dry season of Hoi An will see maximum temeratures creep up from 25ºC to 33ºC in July with changes coming in September.
Sep-Jan The start of the annual monsoon during September can bring heavy rain and if it starts early, the town may flood in October and November. Spectacular, but not so convenient for visitors until around December.
While there is a Hoi An Hospital, any serious injury (such as a broken limb or heart problems) and you’ll be heading for Danang, (45mins, 30km), a good reason to book extensive health insurance. A bout of stomach illness is not uncommon (take Imodium or similar) or sunburn may be your main worry. Do take these recommended vaccinations
Nationals of United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and some others can get a 15 day visa on arrival. Other nationalities need a visa in advance but you can do this online at Vietnam Visa on Arrival through our visa partner, the most respected Vietnam Visa agent.
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CURRENT EXCHANGE RATES
$1.00 USD = 23,236.34 VND
$1.00 AUD = 15,996.32 VND
€1.00 EUR = 25,860.57 VND
£1.00 GBP = 30,998.57 VND
The Vietnamese currency (VND) is called the ‘dong’ and you’ll find most prices quoted to you in dong. There are several ATMs around towns, be sure to get small notes for street food. Many small restaurants and shops will only accept cash. Bigger hotels and established restaurants will accept credit cards.
VIETNAMESE IS THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF VIETNAM.
ELECTRICITY IN VIETNAM IS 220 VOLTS. 50 CYCLES/SEC.
CURRENT HOI AN TIME
Vietnamese Time Zone is (GMT+7)
Vietnam has never used daylight saving time.
CURRENT HOI AN WEATHER
°C | °C
MON 16°C | °CCloudiness%Humidity%
TUE 17°C | °CCloudiness%Humidity%
WED 18°C | °CCloudiness%Humidity%
THU 19°C | °CCloudiness%Humidity%
FRI 20°C | °CCloudiness%Humidity%
SAT 21°C | °CCloudiness%Humidity%
Most travellers arrive in Hoi An via a flight from Danang Airport from Saigon or Hanoi. Danang is 30km north of Hoi An and a taxi takes around 45mins. It’s easiest to get your hotel in Hoi An to organise a transfer which should be around US$20 maximum. Getting around Hoi An is mainly on foot, but you can take a bike or taxi to the beach.
Vietnam Daily Costs
Daily Budget Up To:
- Guesthouse/Cheap Hotel: US$8–25
- Cao Lau noodles at the markets: US$1.20
- Pushbike hire per day): from US$2
Daily Budget From:
- Air-con hotel room: US$25–50
- Cheap local restaurant meal: US$7–12
- Motorbike hire per day: US$9-10
Daily Budget From:
- Boutique hotel or resort: US$80–500
- Quality 3-course meal: US$30–50
- Internal Flight (eg Danang-Hanoi): US$60–120