Traditional Hoi An culture is synonymous with farming and fishing, the landscape is surrounded by rice and vegetable fields and coracle boats line the beaches and rivers. Our daylong excursion will immerse you in this culture and how people earn their living. ... View more
Destinations: Ho An, Tra Que Vegetable Village, Thu Bon River
Duration: 1 Day

Discover Vietnam’s stunningly unspoiled countryside & culture in style…

Traditional Hoi An culture is synonymous with farming and fishing, the landscape is surrounded by rice and vegetable fields and coracle boats line the beaches and rivers. Our daylong excursion will immerse you in this culture and how people earn their living. We will spend time with local farmers and fishermen on this tour. We travel by bicycle and boat and explore the countryside of Hoi An and experience traditional farming and fishing methods as we discover the waterways and fishing villages. 

Itinerary Details

07.30 Your guide will meet you at your hotel in Hoi An. After a short briefing, it’s time to click on your helmet and peddle through the stunning countryside, bound for the village of Tra Que.

08.30 We arrive at Tra Que Village. The village is famous for its fresh local herbs and vegetables, and is named after the sweet smelling herb that is used to flavor many local Hoi An dishes. The farmers in the village use no fertilizers in their soil, using instead, an algae found only in a lagoon adjacent to the village. It produces abundant and delicious herbs and vegetables. Among many others, the herbs are used to flavor Banh Xeo, Cao Lau and My Quang, all local dishes. Local people insist on these herbs for the very best quality dish. Enjoy a village tour to learn about the gardens that are abundant with red eye chili, lemongrass, basil, coriander and spring onions. Jump right in and see how the plots are planted, tended and watered with the guidance of local family farmers.

10.30 It’s time to return to our bikes and travel through the countryside, passing coconut palms and shrimp farms as we go. We arrive at the house of a local fishing family. A local family and guide will take you on a journey through the untouched waterways, fringed by river coconut palms in the unique coracle boat, a mystery of navigation. Take the opportunity to see a local fisherman dredge the riverbed in search of river snails. Remember to bring your camera, as the journey is special. 

12.00 After our coracle boat experience we put our bicycles on our Chic boat to travel to a local village.

13.00 Our hosts have prepared a delicious lunch for us and we can enjoy our food with them. Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by the local family.

14.00 After your lunch, here we take a bicycle around the village to meet the locals who make the fishing nets that are so important to the fishermen and women. We have time to learn about the life and customs of the locals and enjoy their crafts of mat building and weaving. It is very common for the local craftsmen to sing their ancient folk songs as they work. The songs are soothing and relaxing and we take time to enjoy the spell binding music. At the end of the road we make our way to the “Bamboo House” built by a bamboo craftsman, we enjoy the traditional art of bamboo furniture making. These trades have been handed down through generations and continue to play a vital role in Hoi An culture.

15.00 We board the boat again and continue our journey along the Thu Bon River. The waterway is filled with birdlife and the local fishermen will be preparing for the night’s fishing. It’s a hive of activity and the photo opportunities are endless.

15.30 We return to Hoi An and travel by bicycle back to your hotel.

16.00 The tour ends.

Price per person in USD 

1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax
$126 $88 $70 $65


What’s included?

  • Bicycle
  • Boat trip
  • Coracle boat
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fee, tip for local house and service
  • Mineral water, wet tissue
  • Fruit
  • English speaking guide
  • Taxes and service charge

What’s excluded?

  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above

What do I need to bring?

  • Booking Invoice from us
  • Cash for personal expense

What do I need to know?

The period in between November and April the weather is still changeable from sunny, to chilly and rainy. It is advisable in this period to bring some rain protection and some warmer clothing. During the period of April to November it will good to pack a wide brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, a camera and lots of batteries.

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!

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