Escape momentarily from the busy city life, and see Hoi An through a different perspective as you explore the around the countryside on a bicycle and later, paddle along the De Vong river on a wooden sampan.
Your journey will be as authentic as it gets. Not only will you get to interact with local farmers and fishermen, and learn about their lives, but you will also get to do some farming and fishing yourself! Come experience the real beauty of Hoi An on this fun, adventurous and activity-filled tour!
You can opt for either the morning tour which begins at 08:00 AM and ends at 11:30 AM or the evening tour that lasts from 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM.
You will be picked up by our guides at your accommodation and taken to the green, clean and picturesque Tra Que vegetable village where most of the vegetables and herbs you find in dishes served throughout Hoi An are grown. Here you can get your farming skills on and pick your own veggies - which will later be used for lunch/dinner. Don’t be afraid to get your hands muddy!
You will then get on a bicycle and ride through this tranquil village, past rice paddies, gardens and ponds and watch as the local farmers cultivate, care for and harvest their produce. Not only that, but there will be lots of water buffaloes lounging about in the mud and if you’re feeling adventurous enough, you can even try ride one. The photo opportunities will be endless.
Next, you will get to paddle a sampan (wooden fishing boat) along De Vong river and here you’ll have the opportunity to get your fishing skills on as you join local fishermen to catch fish using traditional traps. These too will be used for your lunch/dinner. But before your meal, you will make one last stop at a Japanese graveyard and learn about the historical connection between Hoi An and Japan.
For lunch/dinner, you will get to sit down with a lovely local family and cook with them using the ingredients we collected throughout the tour, all the while chatting about what the rural life is like, learning about their lifestyles, traditions and etiquette. By 11:30 AM / 6:30 PM, we will have you back to your accommodation safely. Not only will you have amazing memories and photographs to take back home, but your tummy will be satisfied too!
Drinks, and a delicious and healthy local lunch/dinner are included.
Please note that there is a 30% cancellation fee for any cancellation made less than 24 hours prior to the tour date since we have to book many services in advance. Otherwise, there is a 5% transaction fee for bookings that are canceled 24 hours prior to the departure in order to cover for transaction processing costs.