Delve into Tam Giang lagoon, the largest wetland of Southeast Asia, famous for photogenic scenes and exotic lifestyle. Relax on a poetic sampan ride amid floating village, aquaculture system and entertain with unusual fishing technique. Continue by foot to retrace devoted rituals, rural crafts before landing on a farm-to-table dinner with your fresh catch.

Expanded over 22,000ha, Tam Giang literally “three rivers”, is a system of fived interconnected lagoon stretching from the north to south of Hue. Lying between freshwater basins and ocean, this wetland area offers various ecosystem and rich biodiversity worth exploring. We run the tour at a quiet corner in the lagoon, just 30min out of Hue city. We use small motorized sampan like locals and enhance with proper stool and life vest. This provides safe and authentic cruise as well as more direct income for involved fishermen.

After a short drive from Hue City, you arrive at an ancient fishermen village situated in Tam Giang lagoon. Get the first insight into rural life and fishing culture. Put on your life vest and sit comfortably on a fisherman sampan to leisurely explore Tam Giang peaceful scenery. At a floating village where many families live on house boats, the guide will explain their original lifestyle and adaptation to modern call. Continue riding amid the maze of aquaculture system and keep your camera handy for some lovely shots.

The fisherman will turn off the engine to push the boat slowly forward with a long bamboo stick as you approach the fishing trap. This is a smart technique practiced in this area. You can try your luck to lift up one and see if a good catch of shrimp, crab, fishes. Traditional fishing with net is equally exciting. Hang on the fisherman’s stilt house “Nhà Chồ” to enjoy a refreshing drink with nice view. On a good weather day, stay late and hunt stunning sunset.

Get on land and continue a leisurely walk to visit village communal house, local craft workshops. Learn more about the ritual devoted to fishing and aquaculture. Enrich you experience by joining a local farm for a homey dinner and enjoy in a rustic setting.

End your meaningful travel with a sensational drive back to hotel in early evening.

  • Entrance fees and boat ride
  • Lunch
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Other beverages, taxes or service charges
  • Personal expenses
  • All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above
  • Travel insurance
  • Tour voucher from us
  • Cash for personal expense
  • Wide brimmed hat or umbrella, thin rain coat or poncho 
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses

Specific food requests

Please let us know if you have specific eating restrictions, allergic for certain things or if you are vegetarian, we can take that into account during the trips.

Useful information

Especially for the north and central Vietnam;

In the period between November and April, the weather is variable, from sunny to cold and rainy. It is advisable during this period to bring some rain gear with some warmer clothes. In the period from April to November, it is good to pack a hat with a wide brim, sunscreen (at least SPF15) and a reliable insect repellent. A thin rain poncho is useful all year round.

Get Up And Go Vietnam does everything to make your trip an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately, we have no control over weather conditions. Our apologies for that!

What do I need to know? 

During the period March to November it will good to pack your swimming gear, a towel, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, toiletries, a camera and lots of batteries. Warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March are advised. How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or soft over-night bag and include a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage. 

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!