Just returned from a 3 week trip to Vietnam and Hoi An was by far the highlight. After busy, crazy days in Ho Chi Min, Hoi an was a nice break from the big city. Located on the coast it had the right mix of small town and beach influence. We traveled with Gate 1 tours and they made everything so easy. Our guide Tho was wonderful. From booking the Hoi An Pacific hotel, which was excellent to suggesting "Good Morning Vietnam" for real Italian food. We also had a great experience at an organic farm where we had a cooking lesson on making Vietnamese pancakes.
Hoi An by night is one of the prettiest city's we visited. With all the lanterns lighting up the town and river front it made for a great photo op experience