Cham island is cluster of islands, administratively attached to the island of Tan Hiep Commune, Hoi An, Quang Nam province. It lies 15 km from Cua Dai beach and has been recognized as a UNESCO biosphere reserve in the world. Cham Island became an active trading port in Southeast Asia for centuries. It also was the destination of merchant ships of some international country as well. Rich source of goods together with the open door policy of the Nguyen Lords has enhanced the role of Quang Nam in the development of Viet Nam. Cham Island consists of 8 islands: Hon Lao, Hon Dai, Mo Hon, Hon Kho Me, Hon Kho Con, Hon La, Hon Tai, Hon Ong. The population on this island is just 3,000 people. It has a cool climate, rich flora and fauna, especially seafood and bird nests resources. That’s why Cham island tourism very develops. Coral reefs of Cham Island marine are also highly appreciated and taken into protection list by scientists.
1. When will we go to have a trip of Cham island tourism?
If you decide to have a Cham island tourism trip, you should go in the summer to enjoy the cool air and the feeling of jumping into the cool waters of the beach. Also, you can have a trip on 15th of each month for sightseeing and enjoying Cham island’s specialties: breast snail.
2. Vehicles for coming to Cham Island?
From Hoi An, you have 3 kinds of vehicle for coming to Cham Islands: canoes, wooden boat and small boat. If you choose canoe it will take you only 20 minutes, but it is more expensive. Another option is wooden boat. This means fare cheaper than cano, about 200,000 – 250,000 VND/ round trip. With small boat, it is the same as wooden boat, slower moving boat will take you about 1 and a half hour or more. In this way, you only pay 80,000 VND / way which is cheaper than many other means.
3. Accommodation in Cham Island?
On Cham Island, there is no hotel or resort, just homestay. Their style is very suitable for tourists who want to explore the beauty of this green island. The cost for renting a homestay is very cheap, just 150.000VND-200.000VND / 1 person. You can have some suggestions through this article.
4. Some Cham Island one day tours that you should try
WALKING UNDERWATER TOUR
One of the popular challenging day tour in Cham island explored by Sea Trek Vietnam since 5th May 2016. The Sea Trek helmet, made in USA, weights 32kg on land, but only about 7kg Underwater. There’s no worry if you can swim or dive, age is not a limit up to 80 years old. because you will be walking underwater, explore the beautiful landscape and feed fish as they gather. The Sea Trek is made with transparent materials so your sight will not be limited. This is the best time for understanding why Cham is recognised for the atmosphere, and Sea Trek promise to bring you as close as possible to the Nhon island experience.
If You can walk and breath, you can SeaTrek.
- During the tour, fish of all shape and colours, local marine life will surround you.
- You will have a delicious lunch and relax at the Unique ecological Bai Chong beach of a Word Biosphere Reserved Cham islands recognized by UNESCO.
- Experience the adventure on our VietNamese wooden boat.
- Snorkeling, swimming, relaxing during the tour.
Tour for whom?
- 8-80 years old.
- Non-swimmers and Non-Divers welcome.
- Those who want to experience walking on the ocean floor in the unique environment.
- Those who wish to hand feed the fish on the ocean floor
This is a special period for tourists to experience and understand why Cham Island is recognized as the world biosphere reserve. Unlike regular tours which have only simple activities, Sea Trek Vietnam promises to give tourists new experience “walking undersea” at Nhon Island. With our ocean walk service. Tourists have the opportunity to enjoy a tour with international stature, live with wild natural landscape which is so unique in the central coast of Vietnam.
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CHAM ISLANDS SNORKELING DAY TOUR
This tour will start with traditional boat from Cui Dai wharf, for an hour relaxing sight seeing. The boat will be able to accommodate 48 passengers. There will be towel prepared for all passengers, so you can swim or snorkel with no worry not able to get dry. Lunch will be provided at the Bai Chong Beach, and you can enjoy the water at the hammocks. This tour will finish by 3pm in the afternoon. Tour focus on swimming and relaxation, so if you opted not the Sea Trek, this will be another reward for the hard working year.
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BECOMING A FISHERMEN IN FISHING VILLAGE
Visiting Hoi An, you have to take part and experience the daily life of a fisherman. You will be taken to the sea early in the morning, throw net, and catch fish. Fresh food will be prepared for you to enjoy on board. Enjoy the fresh sea breath, sound of waves, and wonders that nature has to show. You will have the opportunity to enjoy quality of fresh seafood for lunch. Afterwards, high-speed will bring you back to the mainland and return to original venue to end the trip.
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