Hoi An

The Secret Waterfall

20 reviews
FROM  $75
Experience by
Team Onetrip

The Experience

Want to get away? Let's get out of town and head to our secret waterfall for a truly local adventure. This experience includes a ride through the beautiful countryside where you catch a glimpse of the local life in the Quang Nam province and grab a few tasty local bites.


Detailed itinerary

7:30 AM for Motorcycle/ 8:00 AM for Private Car

Our adventure will begin early in the morning so we can enjoy the cool breeze as we make our way through the town on the way to the villages along the river. We will stop by one for a short while and interact with the locals and learn how to make the traditional Hoi An lanterns you see adorning the alleyways. You will get to make one for yourself!

After that we will head to another village that has been around for 500 years, specializing in pottery. After that, along the way to the waterfall, we will stop at a local market to pick up some delicious Vietnamese fruits to prepare for our picnic. We will enjoy these as we swim in the waterfall...

To get to the waterfall, we'll be doing a little bit of hiking so make sure to put on comfy shoes! And of course, don’t forget your swimwear!

After the waterfall, we'll enjoy a scrumptious home-cooked meal at the bottom of the hill prepared by a local family as we enjoy our scenery and chat and laugh.

It's a simple no-frill get-down-adventure and we'll get you back at your accommodation by 4:00 PM.


Important

Although the private car option is available, we recommend taking the motorcycle option as we think it is the best way to experience our Vietnamese culture. On a bike, we can easily stop whenever and wherever you want. The freedom is incomparable to anything else you've ever experienced.

For those with back problems or family with elderly or young children, then we recommend the private car option. Although, we once had a courageous 6-year old opting for the motorcycle option and ended up having an awesome time and loving every bit of the adventure!


20 reviews

5.0

We chose to do the waterfall trip having done the Mekong Onetrip in Saigon and I'm so glad we did. As all the other reviews have already said this is a great day out. We loved making lanterns, having a go at pottery, being bought a small pottery whistle based on our birth year, tasting fruit and a special concoction in the local market, and riding along narrow roads through rice paddies etc. The waterfall was the highlight for me though. The climb up to it was a bit steep but Tin Tin carried my bag and I just took it slowly. Plenty of wire to grab and hold on to. We too had the place to ourselves and had a great time trying to get under the falls which were thundering down! Lunch after was a feast, I couldn't do it justice! We were the only ones eating there and it was very peaceful. After we lay in hammocks to relax before making our way back. Having never ridden buffalo before Tin Tin was kind enough to add this to our trip so that was another highlight - we gave the farmer a donation as it's not normally included. We loved the experience and the fact that he went out of his way to arrange it for us. Tin Tin is full of life and laughter and will make sure you have a great time, and his colleague Thinc (spelling?) was a really nice guy too. I'm not a big tour fan normally but I'd highly recommend this one. We hardly saw another tourist and it was very authentic. DO IT with ONETRIP :) Thanks guys for a great day out.


We had the most fantastic day with Tri, TinTin, Bin and Thinh (Coconut). We are a family of four (with two teenage kids). The whole day was a joy from start to finish....a bit like a having a great day out with a bunch a mates (even if those mates are 20 years younger than you and you only met them 5 minutes ago!). We felt completely safe on the back of the bikes and, therefore, at total ease to enjoy the beautiful countryside (traversing the paddy fields). We very much felt that we were off the beaten track and not on a well-worn tourist route. We thoroughly enjoyed the lantern making and working the clay at the pottery, as well as visiting the local market to select our produce for lunch (which was delicious and just sooo fresh). The waterfall we hiked up to was sublime. It was a really hot day so the cool fresh water was a very welcome relief. The activities alone, combined with the stunning landscape, would be enough to make this tour an absolute winner, but the four guys made it really special. They were very knowledgeable about the local area and we thoroughly enjoyed chatting to them about their lives and culture. We loved that this tour also benefited the local community. OneTrip has the mix absolutely spot on. We hope One Trip goes from strength to strength! After Hoi An we went to Saigon and, based on our One Trip experience of the Waterfall Adventure, we did the One Trip Student tour (an inspired idea). That was also fantastic.


This was our second OneTrip adventure and they have both been superb. This was the secret waterfall adventure and it was an awesome day full of amazing activities. We first of all drove to a local lantern ‘factory’ and had a go at making our own - so much fun . We then drove to the pottery area and had a go at making our own pieces. Again really good fun. OneTrip are going to deliver our pieces once they have been in the kiln. They also bought us little whistles based on our Vietnamese zodiac animals - a cute touch. We then rode to a local market which was amazing. We tried lots of exotic fruits and bought food to cook for lunch later. The people there were so friendly and many had never seen westerners. I posed for photos and locals wanted to shake our hands. Off then to the secret waterfall via some amazing countryside. The views were spectacular. There was quite a steep rocky climb to the fall but the guides were great and our 8 year old son managed it. The fall was remote, not at all touristy and we were the only people there. We had loads of fun there and was a real highlight. We then had lunch which was delicious. There was a huge thunderstorm whilst we ate but that added to the adventure. We had some great chats during lunch which was fascinating. On the way back we stopped to ride water buffaloes - not part of the tour but they arranged this for us as an extra. Overall this was an amazing day and we have many special memories from it. The guides: Tri, Bin, TinTin, Bach, Thinh & Nam were just amazing. Really nice people with lots of energy, great fun and really helpful. They made the trip & we all got on as one big group. They were really knowledgeable and we learnt lots about Vietnam and the way of life here. They were really decent & genuine people and a pleasure to meet!If you do one trip in Vietnam make sure it is with OneTrip, you won’t regret it......


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