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Hoi An, Vietnam
My Son Sanctuary small group at 6 am with knowledgeable local guide

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icon4 to 5 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Light breakfast: "banh mi" or noodles, and coffee or tea
Professional English speaking guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
offered an airport transfer (Hoi An-Da Nang) at 300,000/350,000 vnd (4/7 seaters)
Buggy transfer to the temples
Bottled water
Gratuities
entrance tickets 150,000 VND (6.5 US dollars)

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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) before we could leave for My Son sanctuary and arrive at around 7:00 am. Sometimes the group is small, so it may take only 10 minutes.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY My Son Sanctuary 6/7 am Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "Timely pick up and early start very much worthwhile to see the ruins and enjoy the site before the crowds arrive" See review
  • "If you going to visit My Son I highly recommend getting up early and taking this tour." See review
  • "If you’re looking for a relaxed tour and walk through the My Son temples this is the tour for you." See review

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star-5
Very informative tour!
Raj_B
, Jun 2022
We had a great time exploring My Son ruins with Thao. He was very knowledgeable about the history and gave us a great overview. We also visited his hometown for some breakfast afterwards which was delicious. It was also nice to get there before all the tourists and we were back in Hoi An by 11. I highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear my valued customer Raj, Thanks for giving us the honor to arrange your experience to My Son. And also thank you for your time with the review. We are just more than happy to see that we made travelers enjoyed with their trip. Thanks again for your recommendation! We wish you all the very best! Kind regards Thao To - call tours on WhatsApp: (+84)0766665199
star-5
Must-see when in Hoi An!
Laxmi_P
, May 2022
I highly recommend this tour! It was an early start but really worth it, and you're back home on time and still have a full day ahead. My Son sanctuary was beautiful and peaceful. There were colourful butterflies everywhere, I've never seen anything like it. It was great to go in a small group. The tour guide explained the history very well and was happy to answer any questions and take pictures for us. We had refreshing teas and coffees on the way there, and a hearty breakfast/lunch after the tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Greetings to my valued customers! Thanks a lot for letting us hold your experience to My Son sanctuary. As you chose to come early, you did have opportunity to see wild animals and butterflies within the beautiful nature of the site. We are happy that you and many travelers have been enjoying the trip. Thank you for the such a descriptive review that you wrote. We wish you all the very best! Kind regards Thao To - call tours on Whatsapp (+84)0766665199
star-5
tour guide was very good...
Kanmani_C
, May 2022
tour guide was very good and the breakfast was the best i had in Vietnam.. recommend tour if you are looking to go to this place…
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear my valued customers! Thanks for choosing us - the local at the sanctuary as your experience supplier. We are very much happy that tourists have always enjoyed their trips with locals and the special noodles "My Quang". For you two, we did prepare vegetarian noodles which was also very good, wasn't it? We believe that more travelers will choose to travel with locals to fully grasp cultural a historical values of the community. Thanks again All the very best Thao To - call tours on WhatsApp (+84)0766665199
star-5
Exceptional
Prachee_B
, May 2022
The tour was excellent. Thao was a very knowledgeable and articulate guide. Would highly recommend doing the My Son tour with him
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Greetings to the lovely family of Mr. Prachee, Many thanks for your choice of the service and your compliments in the review. I promise you to always being an excellent guide to deliver historical and cultural values of my community to travelers around the world. Thanks you again for your time with the review. Good luck to your family! All the best Thao To - call tours on WhatsApp:(+84)0766665199
star-5
A great time at My Son
Abha_K
, Dec 2020
Thao and his wife were excellent company. Thao was friendly and knowledgeable! A great way to spend a morning
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Hello my valued customers Abha and Laura! Thank you you both for travelling with us and also thank you for your time with such a great review. We wish you both all the very best! Thao To
star-5
Book it, you won't regret it
Katey_W
, Dec 2020
Restored my faith in guided tours. Would 100% book again. No sales pitches, no angry drivers, just a fabulous, informative tour of this beautiful location from someone who grew up locally.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Greetings to my valued customers! Thank you so much for such a great review you have written about us. We would definitely welcome you back one day. And we promise you to always supply an excellent experience to perspective customers. Thao To
star-5
Great experience
Kenya_C
, Mar 2020
Our tour guide was excellent and spoke excellent English. He gave us great information about the site. We also had a great breakfast and a nice boat tour. I would recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear my valued customers Kenya and friend, Thank you so much for choosing our service and taking your time with reviewing us. We are so happy to see your review posted here as it helps reflect how customers were enjoying their experience. We wish potential customers will also consider this experience to give us an opportunity to give you insights with Cham culture in central Vietnam. And "the 6 am tour" will always be a good choice to discover the site when it is not crowded and hot/warm. Thanks again for choosing us and your excellent review. We wish you all the very best. Kind regards Thao To - call tours on Whatsapp:(+84)0766665199
star-5
Lovely morning
Kat_M
, Mar 2020
Lovely morning spent at My Son, and amazing to see the early morning light. Our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting, and really enjoyable to listen to. Well organised and great value for money, would definitely recommend
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear my valued customers , Thank you very much for choosing my experience and spending your time for such an excellent 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
star-5
Nice and Quiet
Steven_H
, Feb 2020
Great tour and guide. Nice to get out early and beat the crowds. If you’re looking for a relaxed tour and walk through the My Son temples this is the tour for you. Guide is knowledgeable on many aspects of the subject.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hello my valued customers Steven! Were are so happy to see your review posted here as it says that you were enjoying the experience. From our experience in many year with tourism, we know that being one of the first guests at the site will be always enjoyable. And tourists will love to grasp some information from local community with someone who grew up there. It is our target by supporting local people by training them the skills and good English command in order to help them showing themselves to the world. Thank you again for your words of compliment. We will try our best to be even better with our service in the future. We wish you all the very best. Kin regards Thao To - call tours on Whatsapp: (+84)0766665199
star-5
Highly recommended worth the early start
Susan_T
, Feb 2020
The best tour to see My Son, Ken our guide was a wealth of knowledge about the temple, Vietnam and life in Vietnam, he’s a great guy with a good sense of humour. We virtually had the place to ourselves with the crowds arriving as we enjoyed our breakfast in the cafe as we left My Son. The boat ride back to town was relaxed and enjoyable. If you going to visit My Son I highly recommend getting up early and taking this tour.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hello my valued customer Susan! Were are so happy to see your review posted here as it says that you were enjoying the experience. From our experience in many year with tourism, we know that being one of the first guests at the site will be always enjoyable. And tourists will love to grasp some information from local community with someone who grew up there. It is our target with supporting local people by training them the skills and good English command in order to help them showing themselves to the world. Uncle Ken is a special men who has been guiding at the site for most of his lifetime after working as a teacher of English. Hence, he and his students are the best guide for travelers who want to learn cultural and architectural values of ancient Champa civilization. Thank you again for your words of compliment. We will try our best to be even better with our service in the future. We wish you all the very best. Kin regards Thao To - call tours on Whatsapp: (+84)0766665199
star-5
enjoy without being surrounded by crowds
Judith_S
, Feb 2020
Great tour, its a slightly earlier start but by getting to My Son early you beat all the large tour groups and afternoon sun. It was just our group of 6 plus one other small group so you can take great photos. Guide had amazing knowledge about the history and spoke English very well.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
G-day to customers Jude Shuttle worth, Many thanks to the enjoyment about the experience and such a fast review (It was just an hour after the tour finished, wasn't it?). And also thank you for choosing me, a local guide who grew up near the temples, and has worked here long enough to know it at hand. Best way to discover a cultural heritage is at the time when the site is not over occupied, accompanied with a knowledgeable guide. And you made it right with many beautiful photos in the morning sunlight while not fighting against the crowds. Thanks again for your time for the review! We wish you all the very best! Warm regards Thao To - call tours on Whatsapp: (+84)0766665199
star-5
Excellent tour
iheart2travel_8
, Jan 2020
I booked this tour for the early morning time to avoid the crowds and heat! I thoroughly enjoyed it! The tour guide Mr. Thao was outstanding! He was on time, his communication was perfect about pickup time at my hotel and shared informative and interesting facts about the sanctuary and himself! The bang mi and coffee were excellent! Driver excellent though driving anywhere in Vietnam a little scary! Was happy with this tour and would highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Greetings to my valued customers, Many thanks to your time taking with the review. The rainy season is going to finish at this time of the year and it is starting to get warmer as well. So choosing the 6:00 am tour is a good way to exploring the ancient structure as it keep yourself from melting off in the heat during the peak time of the day. Banh mi and coffee are popular food and drink in Vietnam. This offer is also typical part of the tour when you get time to learn some about Vietnamese cuisine. Traffic is sure a bit weird here in all around Vietnam, but no worries, we have the best driver for the tour. Thanks again for your attempt to recommending the tour as it is important to letting travelers know about a better option of beating the crowds and taking shots without "photo bombing". King regards Thao To - call tours on Whatsapp: (+84)0766665199
star-5
Fantastic
Juan L
, Jan 2020
Great tour with Thao, very engaging and informative. Timely pick up and early start very much worthwhile to see the ruins and enjoy the site before the crowds arrive
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Greeting to Juan, Thank you very much for reviewing my TA. I just wish you would have some time to make it a little bit more detailed. But, anyway, it has been telling travelers that this is the better way to beat the crowds from the photos of theirs. Besides, these are not mentioned as, travelers will be guided by an experienced guide who has worked as an on-site guide at the site for over 7 years to know it at hand. Guests will find the most impression about cultural and religious messages from the ancient people, which can only be fully understood through the guide who knows them as an insider. Thanks again for your excellent review. We wish you a happy and successful new year! Kind regards, Thao To - call tours on Whatsapp: (+84)0766665199
star-5
Very good service
Radoslaw_C
, Jan 2020
High quality of service. Everything very professional as expected. Guide with a lot of knowledge about visited places. Due to some problems with boat service, we received a better offer - evening tour with lantern boat.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Good day to Mr. Radoslaw, Thank you for taking your time to write a review about the experience. Thank you very for your sympathy for the problem at the boat station. But as you know, we always put customers on first. With such a number of many years working for tourism, I do know to make it flexible in situation to solve the problem easily and let the tour run smooth as it is supposed to be. As not everything in our world is perfect, we thank you very much for your understanding to the situation. We wish you enjoy visiting the other parts of Vietnam with such a type of experience which helps you beat the crowds and get insight with Vietnamese culture thanks to being guided by someone local like from the experience of mine. Thanks a lot for choosing us! All the very best! Thao To
star-5
Worth it
Helena D
, Dec 2019
The tour guide explained to us lots of facts and notes that we would have never knew if going by ourselves. The price is definitely honest and we have also had a huge discount on the fee to the airport tranfert on the evening since we purchased the tour. Arriving there at 6am you avoid the massive tours that you can see arriving while you leave at around 8.30. Highly recommended
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Hi guests, Thanks for traveling with us to these Hindu temples at My Son sanctuary. And also thanks for your time for the review. A visit to these temples would never have been at that good without a guide. And the photos you have taken would not have been so nice if there were too many people in them. No one who's joined the experience we supplied have felt that it was not an excellent trip. For potential travelers, let book the tour from us and discover the temples at the time which make the place as your own. As a thank to guests who've booked tour from us, we help guest with reasonable transport service. This is easy to make if any guests may care the offer. Thanks again for your review. Kind regards Thao To - call tours on Whatsapp: (+84)0766665199
star-5
AMAZING private experience with My Son all to ourselves!
Melissa L
, Nov 2019
My husband and I found this tour with Thao last minute and couldn’t have been luckier and happier. Thao picked us up promptly in the morning in a comfortable SUV at 6am to take us to My Son (after clear WhatsApp messaging). We were in the park by 7am, and had our entire tour completely to ourselves (as we were leaving, we saw the bus hoards coming in). FANTASTIC! What Thao doesn’t tell you is that he works with the park, so he knows all the staff + all the facts (and where some good photo opps are :) ) + the perfect time to enter to avoid the crowds. He was also able to answer our plethora of questions (in very clear and easy to understand English - he as a strong command of the language). We then relaxed with a coffee and breakfast banh mi, and enjoyed some conversation with our lovely host. From there we headed to take a boat ride, which was surprisingly cool. We were alone on the big boat (while the same style passed us on the water with ~30 people packed on), and the friendly driver let us each drive for awhile. We were then again promptly returned to our hotel. Everything was perfect - definitely our best tour in Vietnam so far and remarkably cheaper/on par with the large group tours that head to My Son. Do yourself a favor and book ASAP to get the “insider” experience with Thao. Great day!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Hi Melissa. Thank you very much for the impressive review you wrote about the experience. I really felt delighted with the words you complimented me. My language is not good enough to express how much grateful to you. So I just simply say that, this favour will be thing I won’t ever forget. Thanks a lot for your advice, your review, your intro recommendation. I promise to be always a caring guide to make all of my guests happy and show guests deepest knowledge of Vietnam culture and history. Thanks for everything! And I wish you both success, happiness. Best regards Thao

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