Hoi An

The Village Adventure

55 reviews
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Team Onetrip

The Experience

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!

Detailed itinerary

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM / 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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.

55 reviews


This was our first tour with OneTrip and we loved every moment of it. From the responsiveness of Trang, our tour operator, to Mary, our tour guide, everyone was accommodating & friendly. The tour offered a bicycle ride through the village, but since I could not ride a bike, they had me ride on a moped with Mary while the rest of my family rode on bikes. We learned so much about the Hoi An farmer’s life and for a family with teens, this was a wonderful learning experience for them. We even got a chance to ride on a water buffalo! They also accommodated our wish to explore the ancient Hoi An town after our Village tour and they were able to have a driver pick us up a couple of hours later. Wonderful service! I highly recommend doing a tour with OneTrip and the Village Adventure if you have a full day to spend. You won’t regret it!

Helen was our local guide on the Village Adventure, and she was so helpful and friendly! She knew the answers to all of our questions and had a true passion for giving tour guides and showing us her culture. We appreciated it so much! You will be so lucky to have her as your guide :)The tour was really great, we learned so many things about Tra Que and Vietnamese culture, like the farming methods and the local customs and cooking styles – we left with a deep appreciation of Vietnamese culture and the beauty of the country. This was one of the best tours I've ever gotten in any country! I highly recommend it!

We just came back from our village tour with OneTrip and it was defiantly the highlight of our Vietnam holiday! Our guide Trang was funny , knowledgeable and so well prepared. We spend a wonderful afternoon cycling the back streets of Hoi An. Meeting the locals in the farm, riding a buffalo and having dinner a delicious home cooked dinner with a local family. We really felt like this tour was specially designed for us! We asked to do the tour last minute Christina’s staff organised it for us with no drama or fuss. We are going to miss Trang. Thanks so much for the best afternoon!!

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